We’re reassessing LEADS. If you’re interested in helping organize the PNLA Leadership Institute please email us.

The PNLA Leadership Institute is one of the critical activities of the Pacific Northwest Library Association. To date, over 200 individuals have gone back to their libraries, library systems, and communities equipped with leadership and management skills to help guide their libraries in this time of tremendous and constant change.
If you are an emerging leader serving in any capacity in a library in the Pacific Northwest and have a desire to network with other leaders and increase your skills, this Institute is for you. Applications for future PNLA Leads will be available on the PNLA website.

Qualifications for Applicants:

  • Currently employed in a library
  • At least five years work in any library setting
  • Current member of PNLA or affiliated state/provincial library association
  • A completed application packet
  • A recommendation, based on leadership potential and abilities, by sponsoring library which also indicates the level of support

With the retirement of our previous facilitators, we recognized the opportunity to give LEADS a makeover in a careful, thoughtful way that will ensure the continued high standards and quality for which this leadership institute is known. We are working towards offering LEADS again in 2021. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

In the meantime, take advantage of an entire conference on the topic of leadership in libraries! Libraries Lead! is the theme for the 2019 PNLA Conference to be held in Spokane, Washington, August 7-9, 2019. Check out the Conference page of the PNLA website for more information.