PA Library Association’s Directors’ Institute and Leadership Academy Deadlines Extended | STAGING Compendium

The Pennsylvania Library Association Academy for Leadership Studies (PALS) is extending the deadline to apply for those seeking financial sponsorship.  Applications will now be accepted until March 12th, but they encourage you to get them in as soon as possible because spaces are limited.

PALS (PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies) offers 3 programs – Leadership Academy, Directors’ Institute, and Choosing Leadership.  PALS will be celebrating it’s 10th year of promoting leadership and learning to librarians across Pennsylvania.  Please see the links below for more information! 

Directors’ Institute:  June 6 – 9, 2018.  Application & requirements page: 

Leadership Academy:  June 3 – 6, 2018.  Application & requirements page:

They  will continue to accept applications until April 20th, but to receive consideration for financial sponsorship, you should submit by March 12th.  

Email if you have any questions. 

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s (PaLA) mission is to advance libraries and librarianship in PA.  Membership is open to both individuals (librarians & library staff, trustees, students, lay (Friends & non-employees)) and organizations (public, school, college, special libraries).
The Association also provides professional state level advocacy in Harrisburg and federal level advocacy in partnership with ALA.  In addition, the Association provides professional & leadership development programs, resources, connections, scholarships, awards, newsletters, and job line postings. They provide qualified continuing education, and Act 48 credits through regional workshops and the Annual Conference.
The PA Forward initiative centers on “Literacy is power. LIBRARIES provide the fuel, for you, your community, for Pennsylvania.”  The Star Library Program recognizes those libraries who achieve bronze, silver, and gold stars in training, programming, and literacy focused actions.