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The Wyoming Library Leadership Institute began in 2001.

2006 Institute

The 2015 Institute will be held July 13-15th at the Folded Hills Ranch outside of Buffalo, WY.

Is this right for you? You could be new in the field, or you could have an established career. You could work in a school, academic, special or public library. The Institute is the place for you as long as you have the necessary spark to lead the Wyoming libraries of tomorrow!

The Library Leadership Institute exists to provide opportunities for learning, mentoring and developing leadership skills to promote the personal and professional growth of the Wyoming library community.

The institute is a tool for nurturing both degreed and non-degreed individuals in leadership roles. It is not a workshop on becoming a library director or a workshop on library administration.

2002 WLLILodging, materials and meals will be provided for the 14th and morning of the 15th. Cost to the attendee and/or attendee library will be travel to and from the The Folded Hills Ranch, and dinner and lodging at the ranch on the 13th.

Interested individuals should consider applying if they want to learn more about leadership potential and style.

The application process is competitive. Those attending are expected to take future committee and leadership responsibilities in the Wyoming Library Association (WLA), WYLD Network, educational committees and other library initiatives.

2003 WLLI

Individuals associated with all types of libraries (academic, public, school and special) are invited to apply. Trustees, support staff, paraprofessionals, library media specialists and librarians are eligible (trustees must have at least one year remaining in the term of his or her appointment at the time the institute is held). Your leadership role in the Wyoming library community is not based on job title.

Questions should be directed to Chris Van Burgh at or 307/777-3642.

Wyoming Library Leadership Institute Application Form
Stay tuned for dates for the next WLLI

View a history of the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute, including a list of graduates.
See pictures of the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013 institutes.

We have been very lucky to have trainers from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Professional Training, and Jep Enck of Enck Resources, Fort Collins, Colorado, be part of the institute since the beginning. They bring expertise and approachability.

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