Monday, March 7, 2011
ILEAD U 2011
I am also a very enthusiastic member of the ILEAD U initiative, serving as an instructor for the 2010 and 2011 cohorts. At a time when library budgets are greatly reduced, IMLS funding is critical for assisting us in furthering our professional education. The ILEAD U funding from IMLS also includes a small grant for equipment and software to allow us to share our newly digitized local history resources with you. We are grateful to Anne Craig and the Illinois State Library staff for including the Des Plaines Public Library in ILEAD U and for their vision in writing this grant-funded initiative. Watch for updates as our team's project begins to grow and develop. Tiffany Amschl from the Crete Public Library, in the photo above, is serving as our team's mentor.