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2018 Virginia Library Leadership Academy: Application Now Open
Monday, April 23, 2018, 8:00 AM to Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
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2018 Virginia Library Leadership Academy

The Virginia Library Leadership Academy (VALLA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 academy!

Be a part of a select group of people who have participated in this intensive leadership experience.

We are pleased to announce that Maureen Sullivan, ALA Past President and VLA Conference Keynote Speaker, will be leading the fifth leadership academy with a special focus on being able to “lead the change.”

Monday, April 23 – Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Stonewall Jackson Hotel in historic Staunton, VA

Tuition includes Monday night lodging and three meals (Monday lunch and dinner and Tuesday breakfast)

  • $350 for VLA Members
  • $500 for non VLA Members

Please complete the 2018 VALLA application by Monday, January 15th.

For additional questions:

Clint S. Rudy
VALLA 2018 Coordinator
[email protected]

Additional information about Maureen Sullivan:

Maureen Sullivan is a widely-recognized leader and educator in the library profession. Her career has included positions as the human resources administrator at two major research libraries, the University of Maryland and Yale University and as a consultant and trainer with the Association of Research Libraries. She has served as a consultant to numerous academic and public libraries on the development of their strategic plans and their programs to redesign work and create new organizational structures. She has designed and led many leadership development programs, including the TALL Texans program, the New England Library Leadership Symposium, and the Maryland Library Leaders Institute.

During her term as president of the American Library Association(ALA) in 2012-2013, she launched The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities, a partnership with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, to prepare librarians to be conveners of community engagement and public innovators in their communities. She also worked with the Harvard Graduate School of Education to establish the first Library Leadership in a Digital Age institute and created ALA’s first national leadership institute, Leading to the Future.

Maureen was a member of The Aspen Institute’s Working Group on the Future of Public Libraries and she has continued to serve as an advisor to The Aspen Institute on the implementation of its report and Action Guide, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries.

—Last Updated 10/7/2017