Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Applications for WILEAD 2017 Now Open!

What do digitization projects, code literacy initiatives, and system-wide makerspaces have in common? They were all projects developed by Wisconsin’s ILEAD USA participants in 2015.  If you are interested in developing your leadership and project management skills while addressing a community need, consider participating in the WILEAD 2017 program, a continuation of ILEAD USA.

Anyone working in a Wisconsin library - public, school, special, academic, or regional public library system - is eligible to participate. Each participant will apply with 3 other Wisconsin librarians to form a team of 4 WILEADers. Team members will participate in three intensive, mandatory in-person sessions over the course of nine months to be held at the Green Lake Conference Center on the shores of beautiful Green Lake, Wisconsin.

The online application and more details are at:

Applicants will be asked for individual contact information in addition to details about their team project. The deadline for applications is extended to February 3, 2017 is January 27, 2017, with notification of selected teams on February 7, 2017.

The 2017 WILEAD program is funded with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

If you have questions, please contact Ryan Claringbole at or 608-266-9534, or Shannon Schulz at or 608-266-7270.

Written by:
Ryan Claringbole and Shannon Schulz, Public Library Development Team