John Meier, Penn State science librarian, has been selected to join a group of 40 professionals this June at the Leading Change Institute, the successor to the Frye Institute, in Washington, D.C. Pleased to be selected, Meier observed, “This is an amazing opportunity. Past participants including many library directors and deans have remarked that it is a transformative experience.”
The institute seeks leaders who want to further develop their skills for the benefit of higher education. The weeklong seminar will explore higher education challenges to empower librarians and information technologists to initiate conversations and take action on issues of importance to the entire higher education community. Participants will learn leadership roles to collaborate and affect change, and will engage with real world specific issues to develop new kinds of thinking to foster collective action. They will deconstruct the issues, craft arguments to re-conceptualize what is happening in higher education and initiate action through collaborative projects.
The institute is sponsored by CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) and EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. Both organizations reinforce the importance of partnership, learning and collaboration reflected across the Leading Change Institute experience.