Matt McLain mmclain at utah.gov
Wed Oct 31 13:51:37 MDT 2012

ILEAD USA Applications Available—“National Day of Application” November
The State Library continues its preparations to host ILEAD USA
(Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover): The 21st Century
Technology and Leadership Skills Institute for the States. This
continuing education initiative will be held at the Utah State Library
on March 25–28, June 17–20 and October 21–24, 2013.  Our partner states
in ILEAD USA are Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Ohio.
We are accepting applications until December 14th for mentors,
instructors, and participants for ILEAD USA.  ILEAD USA is a
competitive, application-only program.  Please consider applying for one
of the three components
 Applications are currently being accepted.
According to State Librarian Donna Jones Morris, "Utah State Library
Division is pleased to offer this exceptional training opportunity.  We
are honored that Utah was selected as one of only five states to receive
funding for that project."  
Utah ILEAD USA Project Coordinator Matt McLain added, “ILEAD USA is a
fantastic opportunity for librarians in Utah to receive leadership and
collaboration training, and enrich their experience using new
technologies. We anticipate many of Utah’s librarians will apply for the
A “National Day of Application” will be held November 1 featuring a
live Webinar from 10 a.m. to 12 noon CST.  During the Webinar ILEAD USA
project directors will answer any questions about how to complete the
ILEAD USA application.  
Registration is encouraged but not required to take part in the
“National Day of Application” Webinar.  Register at
http://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=14432.    The live
Webinar will take place at http://isl.adobeconnect.com/r15io28cfo0/. 
Log in as a guest with your name and state.  No password is needed.  If
you wish to test the system prior to November 1, please contact Debra
Aggertt at daggertt at ilsos.net or 217-558-1945.
If you do not have an audio connection via your computer for November
1, you may participate via conference call. Please call this conference
call number:  888-494-4032, Access Code: 3886075450.
ILEAD USA is made possible by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian
Program grant awarded to the State Library by the Institute of Museum
and Library Services (IMLS). 
Contact Matt McLain at mmclain at utah.gov (801-715-6742) if you have
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