Are you in a
position of leadership within your library? Do you have aspirations of one day
taking a leadership role at your library? Do you find yourself providing
leadership for colleagues even though your official position might not be a
leadership position? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then MILE
2013 is for you!

The Minnesota Library
Association’s Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE) will help you discover
the leader within yourself and give you tools to learn how to lead effectively
today-even if your current position isn’t one of leadership.

During this four-day
conference, selected participants will spend their days in an intimate
conference setting with 24 other emerging library leaders from across the state.
They will learn about using improvisational humor and creative idea generation
to foster creative approaches to problem solving and strategic planning;
discover their personal strengths; and learn to lead no matter what their
current library position may be. Participants will also become involved in an
ongoing mentoring relationship.

MILE 2013: Everyone a
May 14-17,
Breezy Point Resort,
Brainerd, MN
Cost: $250 double room /
$435 single room (includes institute events, lodging &

Applications for
participation will be accepted through Friday, January 11, 2013. Accepted
participants will be notified in February.