Training the 21st Century Library Leader

April 2014

Training the 21st Century Library Leader provides an analysis of library leadership training in the U.S. context. It documents the models and features, geographic locations, sectors and audiences, funding and costs, founders and hosts, and evaluation methodologies deployed by more than seventy library leadership training programs during the last 15 years.

Training the 21st Century Library Leader is the first deliverable of the Nexus Project, a planning project funded by the IMLS to evaluate the current state of library leadership programs and recommend cross-sector synergies and opportunities.

Accompanying this white paper is a dataset created by the project team that documents the spectrum of offerings that have served four major library communities—academic, public, special, and archival—between 1998 and 2013.