We’ve all probably got an opinion or reaction when we hear the word “leadership.” Maybe we think, “oh that’s just not for me,” or “I want to be more successful at making change,” or perhaps “I think I’m doing a pretty good job but could always use more pointers” or even “I’m not a manager so this probably doesn’t really apply to me.”
If it’s all or none of the above, you’re in the right place.
Last month, ALA held an inaugural four-day’ Leadership Institute‘ in Illinois.’ Forty participants‘ from all types of libraries and all kinds of positions were invited to participate on an application basis. Six YALSA members attended. We’ll hear from three of them on the YALSAblog. Stay tuned to hear from others through’ YALS,’ as well as other upcoming publications that will share their excitement about the powerful experience.
Several resources Maribel recommends that can help us further our work with young adults and the communities we serve that were shared at the Institute include:
- Beyond Resistance! Youth activism and community change: New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America’s Youth by Shawn Ginwright, Pedro Noguera, and Julio Cammarota
- The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods by John McKnight and Peter Block
- Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation Is Remaking America by Mr. Morley Winograd and Mr. Michael D. Hais