September 13, 2018
At Educopia, we believe in the power of connection, collaboration, and co-creation. Spanning boundaries, sectors, and ﬁelds, we use Educopia’s community cultivation model to unite people and institutions around shared challenges in digital preservation, scholarly communications, and continuing education. We help organizations work collectively to ensure knowledge is sustainably produced, widely shared, and preserved. Educopia’s … Continue reading Educopia Institute Annual Report 2017
September 5, 2018
Enter Curriculum About the Curriculum The Nexus LAB team, in partnership with Toolkit Consulting, issued this fully adaptable and customizable set of seven leadership-focused curriculum modules in 2017. These modules are freely available for trainers and workshop leaders to adopt, adapt, and use when delivering leadership development and training offerings. This curriculum development was made … Continue reading Nexus LAB: Curriculum
November 15, 2017
About the Evaluation Framework & Instrument The Nexus LAB team, in partnership with TrueBearing Consulting, Educopia Institute, and the Center for Creative Leadership, issued this fully validated, adaptable, and customizable evaluation instrument in 2017. The evaluation instrument is based on rigorously validated leadership competencies documented in the “Layers of Leadership” publication produced by the Nexus … Continue reading Nexus LAB: Evaluation Framework and Instrument
October 15, 2017
The “Layers of Leadership,” developed in partnership by Educopia Institute, the Center for Creative Leadership, and more than 35 museum, library, and archives associations and representatives, provides a common lens for understanding high-demand leadership training skills and competencies in these fields. The “Layers of Leadership” documents the key challenge, key leadership tasks, skills necessary to … Continue reading Nexus LAB: Layers of Leadership
July 15, 2017
In phase 1 of the Nexus LAB (Leading Across Boundaries) project, the Nexus LAB Layers of Leadership design framework was developed. This model is arranged in terms of six Layers relating to a progression of roles. Each Layer addresses the leadership knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the Layer’s roles as well as … Continue reading Nexus LAB: Layers of Leadership Evaluation Validation Study
April 15, 2017
The Nexus LAB project assembled a broad range of leadership program facilitators and participants to develop resources to meet the diversity of leadership training needs across archives, libraries, and museums. The project aims to build a community for the experts providing museums, archives, and libraries leadership training. Together, project partners significantly increased trainer capacity through … Continue reading Leading Across Boundaries: Bridging Professions for System-Wide Change
December 8, 2016
Discussions and findings will inform future leadership development programming, including recommendations for PLA Leadership Academy, and will ultimately provide opportunities to assist members in leadership development that is effective and sustainable across their entire career span.
November 8, 2016
In this session, facilitators of successful cross-sector communities and initiatives (e.g., the Library Publishing Coalition, the BitCurator Consortium, the MetaArchive Cooperative, and the Nexus LAM Leadership Training Network) will discuss “lessons learned” in building and sustaining these cross-sector collaborative networks.
October 6, 2016
IMLS Senior Advisor Dr. Marvin D. Carr summarized earlier this month, “today’s museums, libraries, and archives are more than community anchor institutions that generate economic and societal community benefits; they build and lead change in their neighborhoods.” Yet, how do we, the people within these organizations, make this change happen? Let me explain how. Since 2014, I … Continue reading Catalyzing Communities Through Stronger Leadership
September 21, 2016
Libraries, archives, and museums contribute to their shared communities by providing access to information, preserving cultural heritages, creating new knowledge, and facilitating lifelong learning. Collectively, we take action to transform ourselves and our communities, positively contributing to the common good while evolving to meet our changing needs. Individually, our staff and volunteers advance our organizational … Continue reading The Nexus Leading Across Boundaries Vision
August 5, 2016
Archives, library, and museum organizations continually invest in leadership skills development to prepare future leaders. Until now, common frameworks have not existed to help instructors and learners recognize translatable leadership competencies or resources across the fields. Utilizing the “Levels of Leadership” frameworks developed by the Nexus LAB projects, the panelists engage the audience in considering … Continue reading Strengthening Leadership Development Across Archives, Libraries, and Museums
June 7, 2016
An informational webinar introducing the Nexus Leading Across Boundaries effort and its pilot opportunities for leadership development instructors and trainers around evaluation and curricular resources.
November 16, 2015
An overview of the Nexus LAB project’s efforts to support leadership development Continuing Education / Professional Development (CE/PD) across libraries, archives, and museums.
September 10, 2014
Three year IMLS Grant Awarded to Strengthen Leadership Education in Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Educopia is pleased to announce it has been awarded a three-year Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to establish a Nexus Leadership Lab to enhance leadership education available to cultural organizations. The Nexus project brings together many established leadership program providers including the American Association … Continue reading Three year IMLS Grant Awarded to Strengthen Leadership Education in Archives, Libraries, and Museums
July 24, 2009
The Nexus “Leading Across Boundaries” (LAB) initiative, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and hosted by the Educopia Institute, is a federated, national effort involving a wide range of leadership training stakeholders from the archives, museum, and library communities. Together, we document existing practices and needed competencies, build cross-germination tools and strategies, … Continue reading Nexus: Leading Across Boundaries