The Research Library Leadership Fellows (RLLF) Program is an executive leadership program jointly designed and sponsored by ARL member libraries. The pilot program was sponsored by the University of California at Los Angeles; Columbia University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Texas at Austin; and University of Washington. The second offering was sponsored by six ARL member libraries: University of California, Berkeley and the California Digital Library; Harvard University; University of Minnesota; North Carolina State University; Pennsylvania State University; and the University of Toronto. The 2009-2010 program is being jointly sponsored and designed by Brigham Young University, University of Florida, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Houston, University of Michigan, University of Utah, and University of Western Ontario. The program offers an opportunity for development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries.
Applications for the RLLF Program are due by March 6. Not only is this an amazing opportunity, but it’s one that includes a visit to the University of Florida Libraries, which is also wonderful and I’m excited to know that the Libraries have the opportunity to host the RLL Fellows. As one of the sponsors for the 2009-2010 RLLF Program, the University of Florida Libraries is hosting a meeting (“Strategic Issues Institute II”) in February 2010!