Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative Illinois State Library


Synergy has been suspended until further notice.

Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative is the statewide library community's proactive movement to recruit and nurture a diverse group of future Illinois library leaders. Synergy objectives include self-assessment; discovering and developing personal values; identifying the local, state and global environment; fostering and expanding skills and tools for personal, professional and positional leadership; creating a cohort group; establishing mentoring relationships; and developing a vision of and beyond the field of librarianship.

Targeted Participants

Librarians with a master's degree in Library and Information Science and/or a Professional Educator’s License (PEL) with a Library Information Specialist endorsement currently employed at an ILLINET member library.

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