Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2020

Publication Citation

40 ALL-SIS Newsletter 4 (Fall 2020)


I recently participated in the AALL Leadership Academy, held virtually on August 6, 7, and 14. The Leadership Academy has a reputation for fostering core leadership skills, and enhancing key tools and strategies for effective leadership, while also providing excellent networking opportunities for participants. I was excited and grateful to be accepted to participate, and to receive a grant from ALL-SIS. When the change to a virtual format was announced, I had some reservations about continuing to participate. Ultimately, I decided that whatever the format, the opportunities for professional growth offered by the Leadership Academy were too good to pass up, and that the time was right to turn my focus to building leadership skills and refining my professional development plan.