Full course description

Dates: September 10, 2017 – October 28, 2017

Description:
 Implementing real, lasting, transformational change is difficult and time consuming in districts, schools, and school library programs. There are obstacles and roadblocks that hinder even the most dedicated and passionate individuals from creating lasting, positive change. In this 6-week course, participants will learn about change theory, such as the Kotter change model, and reflect on the ways they can use these principles to influence change in their schools, districts, and states. Participants will identify an issue in their school or program that is important to their school, district, or state’s priorities, examining and planning practical and tangible ways the school library program can help address the issue. They will identify new ways of thinking about their library programs and how they can lead in change efforts at the building-, district-, and state-levels. Preparing for Transformational Change is the first of four Lilead Leaders courses.

Eligibility:
  School library professionals at any level (building, district, or state)

**Please note: The Lilead Leaders courses are a part of The Lilead Project, a research study funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Before enrolling in this course, please read and complete the consent form found at: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_6R0ma9ztUyjh5rf. For more information about the Lilead Project, visit http://lileadproject.org

If you have questions about this research study, please contact Ann Carlson Weeks at http://lileadproject@gmail.com