PALS Applications Open | Compendium

Applications are now open for both the Leadership Academy and Directors’ Institute by PALS (Pennsylvania Library Association Academy of Leadership Studies)! Deadline to apply is March 5 for those interested in asking for a sponsorship from a PaLA chapter or other financial assistance. The deadline to apply for those not seeking financial assistance is April 23.  Non-members will be eligible to submit applications beginning January 10.  Early applications are encouraged for the best chance to secure a space.

We welcome all library staff members with their MLS or MLIS, regardless of title or amount of experience, to apply for the Leadership Academy. Please click the link below for more information.

Leadership AcademyJune 3 – 6, 2020.  Application & requirements page

We welcome all directors, assistant directors, branch managers, and the equivalent, regardless of any length of experience, to apply for the Directors’ Institute. Please click the link below for more information. Sponsorships that underwrite the registration fee for PA librarians may be provided through grant funds for either full or partial support. Determinations will be based on the library budget of the applicant.

Directors’ InstituteMay 31 – June 3, 2020.  Application & requirements page

More information about all three PALS workshops can be found here. Leadership development by PALS!

PALS Graduates:  Please take this time to refer a colleague who might benefit from these great programs. 

          Choosing Leadership:  You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader, will be Monday, April 20 at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. REGISTER NOW!


On behalf of the PALS Leadership Development Committee,
Jessica Miller, 2020 Chair
Rose Chiocchi, 2020 Vice Chair