Library Media Specialist Supervisor Selected for 2015-2016 Lilead Fellowship Program

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Each year a group of up to 25 Fellows from districts across the country engage in an 18-month program focused on developing leadership skills in integrating information literacy instruction, technology use, and advocacy for library programs.  This year Manami Tezuka, Supervisor of Library Media Specialists was selected to take part in the nationally recognized Lilead Fellows Program.

The Lilead Fellows Program is an advanced and intensive professional development program designed to empower, enable, and equip school district library supervisors to think differently about their library programs and to be effective and inspirational leaders for change in their districts.

The Fellows Program will enable library supervisors to:
  • Look toward the future—Why do school libraries exist, and how can they make a difference in learning communities?
  • Explore new ways to solve challenging problems—Work collaboratively with others and try new approaches.
  • Strengthen the profession—Document strategies, both successful and unsuccessful, in changing mindsets about the role school libraries can play in changing lives.
The Fellowship is conducted in part with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).