NCSLMA Leadership Academy is currently taking applications for our 2021 cohort and we’d love to have you join us!
What is the Leadership Academy?
It’s a group of Library/Media up-and-comers with an interest in leading, whether in their schools, districts, or even in NCSLMA. We meet online once a month to discuss different topics, share ideas and opinions, and learn from each other. You will also be encouraged to get to know one another and build relationships as a PLC that you turn to when you have questions or need ideas.
Guests such as Board Members or authors are sometimes invited in to meet the group, join our discussions, and share their expertise.
How much of my time will it take?
The Leadership Academy does require a 2-year commitment. The first year is spent participating in the group discussions and in the second year you help facilitate these chats. Because you are striving to improve your leadership skills, you are also encouraged to participate in NCSLMA activities, like presenting at the Summer Learning Series or the Annual Conference.
It may sound like a lot, but it really boils down to little more than a few hours or so a month, and the time invested is generously rewarded with new friends and opportunities for personal and professional growth. You get out of it what you put into it.
Who can apply?
Anyone with an interest in improving their leadership skills, developing relationships with like-minded people, and who would care to learn more about how they can become more active within NCSLMA. We do hope you have your MLS degree and have completed 2 years in a library setting, as we are looking for those who are ready to take their experience further.
How do I apply?
Just go to bit.ly/Leader21 and click the “Register” button to access the application.
We are accepting applications through the end of October, and our newest members will be notified in December.Please know that we request your current resume along with a recommendation by an administrator or a peer -- someone who knows you and is ready to tell us how awesome you are! Just send them this Recommendation Form.