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Experiences from the NCLA Leadership Institute


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The Reference and Adult Services Section of the North Carolina Library Association sponsored a panel discussion on the NCLA Leadership Institute. RASS members who graduated from previous institutes discussed their experiences and takeaways from the program.

Emily Leachman, Anne Masters, and Katy Webb

Moderator: Jeanne Hoover

The recording can be accessed at this link:

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Experiences from the NCLA Leadership Institute

  1. 1. Presenters: Emily Leachman Anne Masters Katy Webb Moderator: Jeanne Hoover Experiences from the NCLA Leadership Institute
  2. 2. Webinar Features  Please mute your phone if you are calling in.  Please enter your questions into the chat box under the Chat feature in your control panel.  If you are having trouble hearing the presentation, try disconnecting your headset and reconnecting it. You should see a popup from GoToMeeting to add it.  If you’re calling in, please be sure to join the web portion of the video if you want to view the slides. You can still hear over your phone.  The webinar will be recorded and posted to the NCLA
  3. 3. Leadership Institute 2016  The NCLA Leadership Institute will be September 15-18, 2016 at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC  One day session scheduled for April 7, 2017  Applications due by noon on Monday, May 2, 2016  Leadership Institute attendees are expected to participate in the NCLA Biennial Conference in Winston- Salem, NC in October 2017
  4. 4. Leadership Institute 2016  Eligibility  Member of NCLA  Currently employed by a NC Library  Endorsement from your library  Fees  $400, includes housing, registration and meals  Institutional support is encouraged  RASS will offer at least one scholarship to a RASS member who is attending the Leadership Institute.  Please mark that you are a RASS member on your application.  Projects: Attendees will develop and work on a project during
  5. 5. Leadership Institute 2016  Attendees:  Up to 30 participants  Others: mentors, facilitators, guest speakers, etc.  Application  Available on the Leadership Institute webpage.  Items included: resume, 2 letters of recommendation , and essays.  More information and the application are available on the NCLA Leadership Institute website:  Excellent FAQ page on the L.I.:
  6. 6. Emily Leachman Senior Librarian & Central Library Manager Central Piedmont Community College Takeaways from the L.I.: • Increased personal connections/ networking across the state • Gained more confidence
  7. 7. Anne Masters Branch Manager, Sugar Creek Branch Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Takeaways from the L.I.:  The need to reevaluate how I approach my everyday tasks and work teams  Accomplish more with less contention and greater success
  8. 8. Katy Webb Head, Research and Instructional Services East Carolina University Takeaways from the L.I.:  It made my intentions known at work that I wanted to be in a leadership position  Personal connections/ networking across the state  Collaboration opportunities, specifically
  9. 9. Question for YOU! What topics would you like to be covered at this year’s Leadership Institute? Please add your feedback to the chat box or email Jeanne Hoover at
  10. 10. Questions for our Speakers