Florida Department of State
Kurt S. Browning
Secretary of State
For Immediate Release
October 02, 2007
Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute Announces its 2007-2008 Selected Participants
The State Library and Archives of Florida is proud to announce the participants selected for the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute - Class Four. This year-long comprehensive series of 10 sessions focuses on developing library staff to serve in administrative roles at local, regional, state, and national levels, as well as reenergizing staff currently employed in the library and information management profession. As a result of the Institute, participants from across the state are better prepared to provide the highest quality library services to the residents of Florida in an effective and innovative manner that will meet today's needs and tomorrow's challenges.
Forty participants, who represent public, academic, special, and school libraries, were chosen from applicants statewide. Groups will meet in Ruskin at the South Shore Regional Library and in Port Orange at the Port Orange Public Library.
"The Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute has already helped library staff statewide develop the important leadership skills that will help to ensure a bright future for Florida's libraries," said Secretary of State Kurt S. Browning. "We look forward to continuing that tradition in the upcoming year."
A list of the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute's Class Four participants and their mentors can be found on the Northeast Florida Library Information Network's site at http://www.neflin.org/leadership/year4.
The Institute is funded by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and is coordinated by the Northeast Florida Library Information Network.
Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute
Class 4 (2007-2008)
New Port Richey
Bradenton, FL 34207
Diane St. John