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Statewide Public Library Management Institute

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The Statewide Public Library Management Institute (SPLMI), held annually as a weeklong Institute, has the following mission: 1) to provide public library administrators with a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities; and 2) to provide public library administrators with the skills they need to better serve their constituents.

Targeted Participants

Directors of all sizes of libraries that are either new to their position or new to the Illinois library community.


Topics will range from legal and budgeting issues to policy development; programs; building safety; leadership; customer service; and personnel. Opportunities for networking, teambuilding, and informal discussions provide the platform for intensive work and professional growth.


SPLMI will be held at the University of Illinois Springfield Public Affairs Center, May 31–June 5, 2015.


Print or download, then complete the application and mail, fax or send as an email attachment to:

Donna Haynes, Facilities Scheduling & Services
University of Illinois Springfield
PAC165 – 1 University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
Phone: 217-206-7465
Fax: 217-206-6440

Applications will be reviewed and selected participants will be notified in early April.


Upon acceptance to the Institute, chosen participants will be invoiced a fee of $50.00, which includes housing, meals, speakers and program materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS).


Participants are housed in individual rooms on the UIS campus during the week, and classes will take place on campus. Participants are required to stay at UIS the entire week and attend all classes.

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For more information, contact the Library Development Group, Illinois State Library, 217-782-1891 or 1-800-665-5576. SPLMI is hosted by the University of Illinois Springfield.

SPLMI is funded in part using Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.