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Small Public Library Management Institute

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The Illinois State Library’s 18th Annual Small Public Library Management Institute, June 1-6, 2014

The Illinois State Library’s Small Public Library Management Institute (SPLMI) began in 1994, as an IMLS grant funded initiative to deliver library education to directors of rural libraries. With the exception of a two year hiatus during 2011 and 2012, SPLMI is held annually, as a weeklong Institute. The mission of SPLMI is twofold:

  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.

Opportunities for networking, teambuilding, and informal discussions provide the platform for intensive work and professional growth.

Targeted Participants


Topics will range from legal and budgeting issues to policy development; innovative programs; building safety; leadership; customer service; and personnel.


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 UIS.


Participants are housed in individual rooms on the University of Illinois Springfield (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.

How Do I Apply?

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 must be received by 5 p.m., March 3, 2014. Applications will be reviewed and selected participants will be notified in early April.

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.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Illinois State Library, a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State, using Library Services and Technology Act funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.