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Next Level Library Leadership Institute

Adam D, 2020-21 participant statement

We invite eligible individuals to apply for the second year of this unique leadership training opportunity - the Next Level Library Leadership Institute (NLLLI).   


Designed to build upon the foundation of the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute (SSLLI), this program is an opportunity for SSLLI graduates to target specific areas of professional growth, consult with leadership experts through one-on-one coaching sessions and collaborate with fellow library leaders.


This program is open to individuals who graduated from SSLLI Year 1 (2004-05) through Year 14 (2017-18).  

Participants in NLLLI 2020-21 are not eligible to apply. 


The Next Level Library Leadership Institute includes:

  • Four four-hour, seminar-style virtual group sessions with a 20-person cohort of SSLLI graduates, led by the NLLLI Facilitator.
  • Four one-hour, one-on-one virtual sessions with an executive coach to target specific leadership skills.
  • Two one-hour sessions with the NLLLI facilitator to evaluate progress on your individual leadership journey.
  • A notebook of leadership-related readings/videos/webinars/podcasts selected, annotated and presented by participants during the group sessions (two per participant for a total of 40).
    • The NLLLI facilitator will provide annotation guidance. 
  • The opportunity to learn through rich group participation and discussion.


All sessions will take place online between the months of October 2021 and June 2022.

Group sessions will be held 

  • October 13, 2021 
  • December 1, 2021 
  • February 9, 2022 
  • April 13, 2022 

Coaching and facilitator sessions will be set up at the discretion of the participants, their coach and the NLLLI Facilitator.

Technology requirements

Participants are required to have access to the Internet, a computer, headset and webcam.


There is no registration fee for this program.

Application information

Application deadline is July 7, 2021.  

Review deadlines and acceptance dates and download the application and support and approval form. 

Institute facilitator

Linda Bruno, M.B.A.

Contact us for more information

[email protected]

For FY2020-21, the percentage of total costs for the program, Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute Next Level, financed with federal money is 66%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $69,484. 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.