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Press Release

September 29, 2008

The tenth Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI) will be held
in Emerald Lake, British Columbia, from February 26th to March 3rd,

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,
a one-page synopsis of achievements, career goals, and expectations for
the Institute, as well as a one-page description, employer or nominator
validated, of a leadership opportunity to be made available to the
nominee in the year subsequent to the 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: for 'Description' and
'Nomination Criteria'.  

Nominations must be received by November 30, 2008.

For more information contact:

Ernie Ingles,
Executive Director,
Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute,
c/o 5-07 Cameron Library,
University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada, T6G 2J8

Tel:    780-492-5170
Fax:    780-492-7925
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