Please excuse multiple postings of this press release. Contact: Martin Garnar Past President, Colorado Association of Libraries 303.964.5459 [log in to unmask] For Immediate Release: 11/14/08 Colorado Library Leaders Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) is pleased to announce the participants in the first CAL Leadership Institute. The group includes participants from all areas of librarianship including public, academic, school and special libraries who represent libraries from across Colorado. The first participants in the 2008/9 Colorado Association of Libraries Leadership Institute include: Brooke Phillips Andrade, Adams State College Daphne Davis, Wilkinson Public Library Heather Domangue, Colorado Springs District 11 Annie Epperson, University of Northern Colorado Elizabeth Flores, Pueblo City-County Library District Traci Geganto, High Plains Library District Matthew Hamilton, University of Colorado at Boulder Sandy Hudock, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins Chandra Jones, Rangeview Library District Liz Keating, Jefferson County Schools Zeth Lietzau, Colorado State Library Richard Lyda, Arapahoe Library District Suzanne McGowan, Jefferson County Public Library Currie Meyer, Bud Werner Memorial Library, Steamboat Springs Dawn Middleton, Loveland Public Library Terri Mondschein, Delta County Public Library District Denise Muniz, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, Broomfield Karen Pardue, Colorado State University, Pueblo Victoria Petersen, Mancos Public Library Becky Russell, Denver Public Library Charlene Swansen, Mancos Public Library Stephen Sweeney, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary Laurie Van Court, Douglas County Libraries Jordana Vincent, Douglas County Libraries The Leadership Institute is designed to develop outstanding leaders within CAL and the Colorado library community. Participants will engage in a year-long process of leadership development activities including self-assessment, networking, and skills development. Program goals include: * Explore and understand personal leadership styles. * Develop key relationship among participants, presenters, and the larger library community through inquiry (listening and understanding others), advocacy (learning about issues and taking a stand), and networking (building collaborative networks and creating coalitions for change). * Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance leadership skills. For more information, please contact Martin Garnar, the past president of the Colorado Association of Libraries at 303.964.5459 or [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.