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2017 Leadership Skills Development Institute
Building A Better Librarianship: Cross Training Ourselves for the Future
University of Hartford, Harry Jack Gray Center
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117


Don't miss this full day opportunity for librarians at all stages of their careers to sharpen their leadership skills. This year's theme is Building A Better Librarianship: Cross Training Ourselves for the Future.

Our Keynote speaker this year is Maureen Sullivan. Maureen is an organization development consultant whose practice focuses on the delivery of consulting and training services to libraries and other information organizations. She has more than twenty-five years of experience as a consultant on leadership development and is a past president of both ALA and ACRL. In 2016 she was presented by ALA with the Joseph W. Lippincott Award for distinguished service to the profession of librarianship.

Date: August 11, 2017

Time: 9am - 4pm

Place: University of Hartford (parking passes and driving directions will be emailed prior to the event)

Early Bird Registration (June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017) - $40 members/$50 non-members

Regular Registration (July 1, 2017 - August 10, 2017) - $50 members/$60 non-members

Registration includes all materials, a light breakfast, lunch and a wine and cheese reception at the end of the day during which a drawing will take place for door prizes.

 *The institute welcomes all library leaders as well as those who aspire to lead*


9:00 - 9:30       Registration and coffee

9:30 - 9:45       Welcome from CLA President Glenn Grube and Dr. H. Frederick Sweitzer,   University of Hartford Interim Provost

9:45 - 11:00     Keynote Address, Maureen Sullivan 

11:00 - 11:15   Break

11:15 - 12:00   Morning Breakout Sessions 

12:00 - 1:00     Lunch sponsored by EBSCO

1:00 - 1:45       Afternoon Breakout Sessions

2:00 - 2:30       Closing Remarks and Presentation of Certificates

2:45 - 3:30       Wine and Cheese Reception (Please stay for this fun networking event. You will be entered into the raffle for fantastic prizes - but you must be present to win!)


The Connecticut Library Association seeks to provide reasonable accommodations by request for physical access, communications, or other needs to ensure that services, activities, and programs are available to individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests may include, but are not limited to, sign language interpretation, assistive listening devices, or written material in alternative format. 

The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require the Connecticut Library Association to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

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