(12 March 2018) Following the successful Institutes held since 2003, the University of Hong Kong Libraries is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Library Leadership Institute with the theme of Beyond the bubble: Libraries leading and collaborating across boundaries. Dates are 13-17 April 2018.
This residential Institute will provide library directors and senior librarians from the Asia region with the unique opportunity to develop new skills in the volatile area of management and leadership in the information sector. The program will provide a cost effective means of accessing the excellent management training services provided by experts in the field from United States, Canada and Hong Kong.
The primary objectives of the Institute are:
1. To develop and enhance management and leadership qualities in academic and research librarians in the Asia region, and;
2. To enhance collaboration and foster relations among academic and research libraries in the region.
The Institute will be conducted over 5 days. It must be emphasized that this is not a conference where attendees sit and listen to papers. This is an Institute requiring all attendees to be fully participative enabling them to explore their own leadership and management styles as well as learning new techniques from facilitators and from other attendees. The Institute will focus on the individual manager’s role in providing leadership within a complex and changing library environment.
The announcement in full is here.