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Kentucky Library Leadership Institute

Kentucky Library Leadership Institute


The Institute will assist in preparing library directors and those who aspire to be directors to provide the highest quality library services to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.



The Institute will be conducted in four (4) face to face sessions of two (2) days each or a total of eight (8) days over the calendar year. These will be held in Frankfort at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. There will also be three (3) online meetings.



After each two day session, there will be a homework assignment. Each assignment will be associated with a topic that the participants learned during the session. These assignments could involve participation from other staff members and members of the community. These assignments are a requirement of the Institute. Time will be set aside on the first day of each new session to get reacquainted and discuss the homework assignment.

Each assignment will build up to the final project. The final project will be to introduce a new service that will show how the participants’ libraries are becoming more responsive to community needs.

There will also be one online meeting held between sessions. The participant’s attendance will be required. These online meetings are intended to provide assistance to the participant as they work on their homework assignments and final project.



The Institute is open to directors and those in management positions who aspire to be directors.



There is no registration fee. However, participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.



The deadline for applications is February 25, 2011 (postmark).

Submit applications to:

Beth Milburn
Continuing Education Consultant
Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives
300 Coffee Tree Road
PO Box 537
Frankfort, KY 40602

Contact Beth regarding submitting applications electronically:
502.564.8300 ext. 219, or



A local committee will consider the following in the selection process:

  • Completeness of the application
  • Board of trustees commitment form
  • Demonstration of leadership in the library and community
  • Balance of the overall group of participants by geography and size of library

Enrollment is limited and will not exceed 25 participants.










If you have any questions concerning the Kentucky Library Leadership Institute, contact Beth Milburn at 502.564.8300 ext. 219, or