Leadership through New Communities of Knowledge

Cosponsored by CIC and the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this program offers an array of professional development opportunities for library staff at small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges and universities.

Examples of programs offered through the Leadership through New Communities of Knowledge project have included the following: research behavior workshops, which provide anthropological contexts to an understanding of how students and faculty members search for information; managing digital assets workshops and scholarships to the University of North Carolina’s Digital Curation Institute, which guide participants in evaluating emerging approaches to digital content; work restructuring workshops, which support training for library directors on how to analyze and redesign library workflows; and archives for non-archivists workshops, which provide instruction for library staff working in archives and special collections who have not been formally trained for those responsibilities.

 Current Status

CIC accepted applications for travel grants to support participation in library-related professional meetings this spring.

The grants will cover actual meeting-related expenses (registration fees and travel, hotel, and meeting-related personal expenses) up to $1,000 incurred before June 30, 2013, when the period of support from IMLS for this CIC/CLIR partnership ends. These are reimbursement grants. Payments must be requested from CLIR using CLIR’s travel reimbursement form and individuals must provide documentation of incurred expenses in accordance with CLIR’s travel policy to receive reimbursement.

CLIR Travel Reimbursement Policy
CLIR Travel Reimbursement Form (Excel)