ILEAD USA: Illinois Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover Illinois State Library
ILEAD USA: Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover, a continuing education library immersion program, supported by grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, combines web technologies' skills building with leadership training, in order to increase exposure of services, engage libraries' constituents, and provide opportunities for collaborating on innovative projects.
ILEAD USA fosters the development of team projects over a nine month period through a combination of intermittent face-to-face meetings with online technology training sessions. At the end of nine months, each team presents their project to the entire ILEAD USA audience, with the goal of either sustaining these projects as ongoing library programs or directly applying the knowledge gained from ILEAD USA to future collaborative projects.
Webinars / June 2015 Keynote Addresses
- "The Fourth Turning: Leadership and Social Change." James LaRue, CEO of LeRue & Associates, Castle Rock, Colorado. Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Archived recording. Video courtesy of the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Description: At long last, there is a significant generational turnover. The Boomers are leaving. Gen-Xers and Millennials are moving up. Some historians suggest that this heralds a major shift in public consciousness. What will, what should, library leadership look like in the Fourth Turning?
- "Learning Everywhere: the Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries." Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor, School of Information, San Jose State. University. Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Archived recording. Video courtesy of the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Description: Emerging technologies are changing the way we live and learn. Libraries can play a key role in this future. This session will explore new ideas and thinking about learning at the library.
- "Libraries as Platforms for World Domination." David Lankes, Syracuse University, School of Information Studies, Syracuse, New York.Thursday, June 25, 2015. Archived recording. Video courtesy of the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Description: Libraries are platforms built by librarians to enable community empowerment. Those platforms may include collections and databases, but also maker spaces, gardens, Wi-Fi hotspots and recording studios. This talk will outline how thinking of platforms and not buildings changes how we position librarianship in our communities.
- ILEAD USA weblog
- ILEAD USA Participating States
- 2015 ILEAD USA Illinois Project Teams
- 2014 ILEAD USA Illinois Project Teams
For more information, contact the Library Development Group, Illinois State Library, 217-782-1891 or 1-800-665-5576.
This project was made possible by a grant from the Illinois State Library, a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.