PNLA Leads Leadership Institute – Application Deadline May 8th!

Just a little over one week remains to submit an application for PNLA Leads, PNLA’s premier Leadership Institute!

Are you an emerging leader serving in any capacity in a library in the Pacific Northwest? Do you have a desire to network with other leaders and increase your skills in areas of leadership and management to help guide your library in this time of tremendous and constant change? If so, don’t miss this Institute!

Applications for PNLA Leads 2010 will be available on the PNLA website until May 8th. Basic information is as follows:

DATES: Sunday (evening) October 17th through (noon) Friday, October 22nd

FACILITATORS: Becky Schrieber & John Shannon, Schreiber Shannon Associates

QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICANTS: Currently employed in a library; five or more years work in any library setting preferred; Current personal member of PNLA or affiliated state/provincial library association but nonmembers are also invited to apply; a completed application; 2 recommendation letters from colleagues or supervisor and 1 letter from sponsoring library which indicates level of support.

LOCATION: Schweitzer Mountain Resort, 10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road, Sandpoint, ID, 83864. Schweitzer Mountain Resort is nestled at the base of the Selkirk Mountains, in the Idaho panhandle, and overlooks Lake Pend Oreille – one of the largest freshwater lakes in the West. The resort is 86 miles outside of Spokane, Washington and about 45 miles south of the Canadian border. The retreat atmosphere ensures release from the demands of everyday professional life and guarantees minimal distractions in order for participants to make the most of the week long intensive institute. PNLA Leads participants are expected to attend the week-long institute without family members. Further information about the facility is available at

COSTS: Registration fees range between $1100-1300. PNLA personal members of at least two years $1100. Members of Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana and Washington Library Associations $1200-1275 (based on association support). Nonmembers $1300. Registration fee due September 1.

Registration includes:
lodging, meals, institute materials and activities. Attendees pay own transportation costs. Roundtrip shuttle to Schweitzer from the Spokane airport will be available at cost.

For questions about PNLA Leads or the application process, please contact Leads Coordinator Mary DeWalt:

FYI, Robin Paynter, ACRL Oregon Communications Coordinator

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