Illinois Librarians Join NOW

Excuse the location based post, but ILEAD U is the best continuing education programs going. I encourage Illinois librarians to join up:

2014 ILEAD U Applications: Deadline Extended! Due Friday, February 14, 2014

The State Library will host ILEAD U: Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover, The 21st Century Technology Tools Institute for Illinois Library Staff at the University of Illinois Springfield on March 24-27, June 23-26 and October 27-30, 2014.

The ILEAD U Steering Committee is looking for participants, mentors and instructors to implement web technologies that foster community participation as well as develop leadership, innovation and positive change. Project ILEAD U will encourage both the experimentation with and building of participatory Web services and programs.

Do you have a technology skill or knowledge of technology tools? Be an instructor! Want to learn? Be a participant! Want to facilitate in a team environment? Be a mentor!

Applications are now available for PARTICIPANTS, INSTRUCTORS, and MENTORS until February 14, 2014, at

Interested but single and looking for a team? Please visit to send your information and we will generate a list of potential team members.

An archive recording of the Statewide Day of Application webinar that was held December 4 is available online.

Teams that applied by the original due date will be notified about your applications by January 31, 2014.

For questions, please contact Project Director Gwen Harrison at, 217-785-7334 or Assistant Project Director Sandra Fritz at, 217-558-2064.