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Project Details

We ask that you work on a project or initiative for your organization or the sector.  It should address a real need or issue for and be sponsored by your manager or a sector leader.  Why? Well, because work-related projects report to a sponsor or steering committee. 


Some LLEAD members have completed projects for a library or information sector association, in which cases the sponsor has been the association executive director.   

Why a project at all?

For you to:

  • pull together all elements of LLEAD

  • purposefully use the five managerial mindsets, deepening your mastery of the framework

  • address an organizational or sector issue that is meaningful for you and important to your organization, manager or sponsor

  • influence and collaborate with a range of stakeholders and/or partners in a variety of departments or functions

  • manage a project that results in practical deliverables to a real situation (probably after LLEAD ends).

Examples of projects undertaken by LLEAD students:

  • Virtual training and development site for a large public library that provides a consistent approach throughout the system for onboarding new employees and continuous development of all staff.

  • Comprehensive needs assessment for an additional library branch including: potential locations, and service delivery model, and communication plan for council and city staff, etc.

  • Proposal for the creation of a new division at a research university library that will integrate research data management, digital publishing, data services, digital repositories, and preservation

  • Report on and recommendations for a public library regarding its integrated library system 

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Dr. Shailoo Bedi

Learning Guide

Executive Director, Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Victoria

Having cohort members from a variety of library systems and library types really added to the experience. I enjoyed learning more about the academic libraries and their roles and organizations - during wise counsel sessions it almost always offered a completely different perspective on the issue. I was also able to better understand how/why senior administration made certain decisions that perhaps I didn't understand at the time.

2020 LLEAD Graduate

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