Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups is Inviting Applications

From the website: http://www.lib.umn.edu/sed/institute

The University of Minnesota Libraries will host the 7th Biennial Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups from July 10 through 16, 2010 on the Twin Cities campus. The Institute brings together a cohort of high potential academic librarians from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups in the first three years of their professional career for a unique leadership development experience. The intense week-long Institute provides training in leadership skills, organizational behavior, and practical grant writing skills. In addition, Institute participants join an active community of 140 previous graduates that provides support as they continue their professional careers.

Institute faculty DeEtta Jones Young (DeEtta Jones and Associates) and Kathryn Deiss (Association of College and Research Libraries) are experienced organizational leaderships development consultants and trainers who have led the professional and personal development component of the Institute since it began in 1998. Lori-Anne Williams, a successful independent grant writing consultant and frequent instructor at the University of Minnesota and nationally, will present a two-day session on grant writing.

Participants pay a modest $750 fee that includes housing in a hotel adjacent to the campus, lunches, opening and concluding dinner, and a midweek reception. Participants are responsible for travel arrangements, approval from their home institutions for the time commitment to participate in the Institute, and other expenses such as meals other than those noted above and local transportation during the Institute.

Participants are selected through a competitive application process. More information about the Institute and the application process will be available at www.lib.umn.edu/sed/institute/ or potential applicants may contact Linda DeBeau-Melting, Associate University Libraries for Organization Development (l-debe@umn.edu) or Peggy Johnson, Association University Librarian for Access Services (m-john@umn.edu).