Library Instruction Leadership Academy (LILAC)


Michelle Costello and Kimberly Hoffman

Department: Library

Funding Source: Rundel Library Foundation

Period of Funding: September 1, 2009 - October 1, 2010

Award Total: $3,500

LILAC is a collaborative professional development project designed, organized, and delivered by librarians and educators representing 8 comprehensive colleges (5 public; 3 private), 4 community and/or technical colleges, 10 schools within K-12 systems and 1 regional council dedicated to serving Rochester-area libraries. LILAC was developed to be a semester-long intensive learning experience for novice instruction librarians that incorporates a variety of learning experiences including: workshops, field experience, assigned readings, personal reflection, discussion, and a final culminating project. The academy was designed to provide librarians new to instruction the pedagogical training and practice necessary to effectively teach library and information literacy concepts and skills.