If you’re under the age of 35 or have fewer than 5 years working as a professional or paraprofessional in a library, then you may want to consider applying for ALA’s Emerging Leaders Program. Applications are currently being accepted; applications must be submitted online by August 1, 2011.
Chosen applicants must attend both ALA Midwinter and Annual during 2012, and will work virtually with other ELs in between the conferences. The program is designed to give insight into the structure of ALA, facilitate networking with peers, and create an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity.
It would be great to see ACRL MD and MLA represented in this program. Full details and a link to the online application are available here: http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/leadership/emergingleaders/index.cfm.