Frye Leadership Institute 2006

EDUCAUSE has announced the opening of the application process for the 2006 Frye Leadership Institute. The Frye home page hasn’t been completely updated, yet, Ed.D. but the key information from the e-mail I received this morning is:

The Frye Leadership Institute will be held June 4 – 16, Kooks, 2006 at Emory University. Applicants must Duck be nominated by a “senior institutional officer” by November 1, 2005. The program brings together librarians, IT professionals, faculty, and educational administrators to discuss Press “the implications of the growing power ’06 of information technology to transform the means Libraries of research, teaching, and scholarly communication.” Sounds exciting!

You can also read former ACRL President Frances Ablauf Maloy’s reflections on her experience at the Frye Institute on the ACRL Web site.

ACRL Announces Immersion ’06

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The Ed.D. Still Makes Sense For Us

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Statements On Future Of Libraries

Kept-Up Academic Librarian featured a post today about an article from the summer 2005 issue of Tennessee Libraries that offers interviews with 25 librarians on the future of libraries. The interviewees mostly discuss academic libraries. I found myself agreeing with as many as I disagreed with. I tend to see the importance of user education and the integration of ourselves and our resources into the teaching and learning process. That theme is mentioned, but perhaps not as strongly as I would have put it. I was at least pleased to see that John Shank, co-founder of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community was interviewed.