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Press Release

        August 21, 2006

The ninth Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI) will be held in Emerald Lake, British Columbia, from March 1st to 6th, 2007.

The Institute's mission is to assist professional librarians to develop, strengthen, and exercise their leadership skills so that they may be better equipped to formulate, articulate, and achieve the future changes required by libraries into the 21st century.

Based on the premise of experiential learning, the Institute includes group and individual exercises, as well as the opportunity to learn in conversation with mentors, who have been chosen for their own leadership skills, and who will be participating as volunteers.

Northern Exposure will target 24 librarians who have a desire to develop their leadership potential, received their library degrees generally within the past seven years, and a minimum of two year's professional library experience.

Individual nominations will be welcomed from a variety of sources, including employers, associations, library schools and the corporate information sector.  Nominees will be asked to supply a one-page resume as well as a one-page synopsis of achievements, career goals, and expectations for the leadership institute.  Those chosen as participants must secure funding to cover a registration fee and transportation costs to Calgary.  Meals, accommodation, as well as the programme and learning materials will be provided.  See

The Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute is made possible by the generous sponsorship of EBSCO, SIRSI and YBP.  These corporations demonstrate their leadership and support to Canadian libraries and librarianship in numerous ways; however, their sponsorship of NELI is a demonstrable expression of their commitment and faith in our future.

For more information contact:

Ernie Ingles                                            Karen Adams

Associate Director (Learning Services)                  Director of Library Services

     and Chief Librarian                                             and Information Resources

5-07 Cameron Library                                    5-02 Cameron Library

University of Alberta                                   University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada                               Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

T6G 2J8                                         T6G 2J8

Tel: 780-492-5170                                       Tel: 780-492-6491

Fax: 780-492-7925                                       Fax: 780-492-8302

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Donna Bourne-Tyson
University Librarian
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS  B3M 2J6
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P: (902) 457-6108  F: (902) 457-6445