Call for Participants for CARL’s Academic Librarians Leadership Institute (ALLI)

13 February, 2020 – The Canadian Association of Research Libraries is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for participants for CARL’s Academic Librarians Leadership Institute (ALLI). These participants will attend a seven-day cohort style training program at Memorial University (May 19-26, 2020) developed by the Gardiner Centre, the engagement arm of the Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University, with input from CARL directors and Associate-level academic Librarians.

The program has been tailored specifically for Associate-level academic librarians, to assist them in becoming more capable leaders, well positioned to lead Canada’s university libraries into the future. This rich and engaging program will enhance critical leadership capabilities, teach valuable new skills and help build strong networks across the country for Associate-level library leaders – all in an enjoyable and unique setting on the eastern edge of Canada. The program will help participants to enhance their leadership strengths, develop and nurture their teams, effectively implement strategic plans, and navigate their libraries through change. To maximize learning and resource time effectively, online pre-readings of course material will be provided. This allows for the majority of in-class time to be used for practice and application of the concepts presented. This will be accomplished through application exercises, case study analysis, reflection, group break outs and collaborative discussion.

Program components include:

  • Leadership development sessions which include: Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Appreciative Leadership, Leading the Change Management Process, Managing Difficult Conversations, Engaging & Motivating Employees, Conflict Management and Resolution & Foundations of Project Management for Library Leaders
  • Breakout sessions (Solving Wicked Problems)
  • Come From Away Opening Exercise – Participants will be transported to a scenic location for a special opening training program exercise
  • 20 Minute Mindful Walking Learning Breaks (Offered during lunchtimes)
  • Various cultural and social sessions, including a joint reception with CARL Directors aligned with their Annual General Meeting
  • Other opportunities throughout the week to engage with CARL Directors
  • Long May your Big Jib Draw Program Wrap Up – Participants will close the week by having the opportunity to share their answers with the group.

Note that additional program details and a schedule are now available.

Registration is anticipated to be capped at 30 participants. Applications from all Canadian libraries are welcome. Priority will be given to applications from CARL member libraries, but a minimum of 5 spaces will be allocated to non-CARL libraries.

Applicants must submit a nomination package which should include the following:

  • a current CV;
  • a short letter of intent outlining why the participant wishes to attend, and;
  • a letter of endorsement from the Library Dean/Director.

Nomination packages should be sent to the attention of Julie Morin (), on or before March 5, 2020.

Fees: $5,000. Fees include all programming, breakfasts, lunches and breaks, as well as two dinners and a welcome cocktail reception. Participants will be responsible for travel and accommodation costs, some evening meals, and any non-structured social activities.

For more information:

Julie Morin
Project Officer, CARL

613.482.9344 x 107