Hear what past participants say about their INLLA experience:

“I wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to participate in the INLLA program. This program has brought me in touch with so many great people who I am still in touch with and who have created yet another important support structure with Librarians that are starting out, branching out, (and “leaning in”) professionally…This program meant so much to me during a period in my life where I wasn’t sure I would survive professionally due to personal setbacks. This group has made me feel like we are all facing similar challenges and overcoming them with the support of those who care. Our 2014-2015 group’s success is proof of how valuable the people are that thought up and planned the INLLA program. I am very grateful to you, to the State Library, and to the Professional Development Office for the opportunity to participate in this kind of group.” -Katherine Springer (Indiana State Data Center)

“The week-long summer session was a great learning experience in a peaceful and reflective environment.  Not only did I make valuable network connections with colleagues, I gained friendships with librarians across the state.  Meeting librarians from different types of libraries in a small setting allowed me to see the profession from different perspectives.  I learned about issues that I may or may not have encountered thus far in my career and different ways of dealing with change and dwindling resources.  The group project was challenging at times but worth the effort and rewarding at its completion.  I am glad to have been a part of the Leadership Academy and hope future alumni feel the same” – Georgeann Doan (Lawrenceburg Public Library District)

“I’d like to encourage you to apply for the 2016 INLLA!  Addie Matteson and I are the 2 School Librarians admitted last year into the 2013-2014 INLLA cohort of 15 total librarians. The program is entering the third year and is a wonderful opportunity to further develop your leadership skills and collaborate with public, academic, and special librarians across the state” – Sherry Gick (Rossville Schools)

“I ditto this endorsement made by Sherry.  As a member of the inaugural group two years ago, along with Jen Brower and Gigi Shook, I can attest to the relationships I have created state-wide that have helped in the development of my library leadership skills.  More importantly, it has broadened my daily view in school library work to the needs of other areas of librarianship.  Equally, it has provided insights into what we all share as common concerns and issues for all of us?no matter our library/field specialty.  Please consider this opportunity to grow personally as well as professionally.  We are all happy to answer any questions you may have!” – Carrie Sanders (Pike Township Schools, Indianapolis)