Zoe Chao, a faculty member with UNM Libraries, will participate in “Leading to the Future,” the American Library Association’s four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders.
The selection committee searched for a diverse participant mix based on type of library (public, academic, school, special), organizational responsibility, geography, gender and race/ethnicity, as well as demonstrated leadership potential, readiness for increased responsibility, professional achievement and community or campus involvement.
ALA President Maureen Sullivan and Association of College Research Libraries Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss will lead this inaugural ALA Leadership Institute. It is designed to help participants develop and practice their leadership skills in critical areas and allow them to form a vibrant learning community and network.
Participants are expected to return to their institution with greater self-awareness and self-confidence, equipped with better skills for leading, coaching, collaborating and engaging within their organizations and in their communities, and prepared to identify, develop and implement solutions that will benefit all stakeholders.