The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2011 class of Emerging Leaders. Applications can be found at http://www.ala.org/cfapps/emergingleaders/index.cfm. The deadline to apply is July 30.
The program is designed to enable a group of library workers to get on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership. Participants are given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, network with peers and get an inside look into the ALA structure and activities.
In order to be eligible for participation in the program, those selected must meet the following criteria:
- Be under 35 years of age or be a library worker of any age with fewer than five years experience working in a library, and
- Be able to attend both ALA conferences and work virtually in between each,
- Be prepared to commit to serve on either an ALA, division, chapter or round table committee, taskforce or workgroup, or in your state or local professional library organization upon completion of program and
- Be an ALA member or join upon selection if not already a member.
For questions or more information regarding the program, contact Beatrice Calvin at firstname.lastname@example.org. The entire news release is available on the ALA website.