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Leadership in California Libraries

As of Aug 2022, the Developing Leaders in California Libraries was merged into the California Libraries Learn (CALL) project.

Leadership for All

All California library staff are invited to visit the CALL events calendar for professional development and leadership learning opportunities under the Leadership for All banner, including the My Leadership Journey series hosted by Robert Karatsu. You will also find numerous self-paced learning opportunities around leadership in the CALL Academy under the Leadership/Management category.

Leadership Cohorts 2022/23

(Applications are now closed for these opportunities)

In 2022-2023 the Developing Leaders program consists of two cohorts which will work together during the program cycle.

The Leadership Development Learning Cohort is designed to help all levels of library staff build equity- and community-based leadership skills. Those who were selected will engage in synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities that will include bi-weekly Zoom sessions, activities such as reading and posting on discussion forums, and three in person sessions. A Leadership Learning cohort FAQ and a complete schedule of activities is available.

The Leadership Challenge Cohort is designed to give those with leadership skills and those new to leadership the chance to work in teams on learning about and designing solutions for challenges faced by California libraries and communities. Cohort members chosen will join with Leadership Learning cohort members to determine an area of focus and integrate leadership skills into the process of developing solutions in the chosen challenge area. A Leadership Challenge FAQ is available.

For information and archived recordings from previous years of the Developing Leaders project please visit the archival website.

Learn more about the current cohorts.