Elizabeth Schaub, University of Texas at Austin, attended the tenth annual ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 3-8, 2008. The week-long program focused on assessment of one’s own leadership abilities and an analysis of how well positioned one’s organization is to meet current and future challenges. Using the case study method, faculty from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, along with guest faculty from other institutions, facilitated discussion among the almost one hundred librarians attending the institute. The week long program allowed time for reflection and networking with fellow professionals from around the world.
Information about the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians can be found here http://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/highered/programs/acrl.html.