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Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute


You can now apply for SSLLI Year 17. New application deadline is May 27, 2022.

The two locations for SSLLI Year 17 are Riverview Public Library in Hillsborough County and Eastside Branch in Leon County.

Leon County sessions will be held on Tuesdays. 

Hillsborough County sessions will be held on Thursdays.

Session 1:  October 4 and 6

Session 2:  November 15 and 17

Session 3:  December 6 and 8

Session 4:  January 10 and 12

Session 5:  February 7 and 9

Session 6:  March 7 and 9

Session 7:  April 4 and 6

Session 8:  May 2 and 4

Session 9: June 6 and 8

Graduation date in July 2023 is forthcoming.

Year 16 virtual graduation

SSLLI Year 16 graduates from Clay County

View the first virtual graduation in SSLLI history (1:29:55), held on July 10, 2020, for Year 16 participants.


Criteria, process and interest form.

In this video, Andrew talks about the value of being a mentor (1:05). 

Sampling of Year 16 SSLLI projects

View institute graduates 

Contact us

For more information on the Leadership Institute, email us at [email protected].

For FY2021-22, the percentage of total costs for the Leadership Development and Recruitment Program financed with federal money is 66%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $121,536. This program does not include any state or local government funding or non-governmental funding.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.