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Apply For the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute

Application, forms, directions

New application deadline is May 27, 2022.


  • Important! Do not fill out applications or forms in your browser. 
  • You must save or download the PDFs to your computer.
  • Then fill them out, save and email to us.  
  • Read the Application Directions (PDF)

Application and forms

Selection process

We select participants based on: 

  • Completeness of your application packet. 
  • Motivation to be a leader. 
  • Proven experiences as an informal and/or formal leader in your library and community. 
  • Willingness to take risks. 
  • Commitment to the Florida library community. 
  • Leadership readiness.  
  • Based on resume, application narrative and letter of recommendation.
  • Balance of type of library, geography, diversity or size of library per cohort. 

Contact us

For more information, contact [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.