Emerging at the End of a Week

This week, a week of change at MPOW, I am reminded why I chose to work here and why I like working in academia. I like the flexibility, though it has its moments of quicksand. I like the expectation of greatness. I am expected to produce great things. To research. To learn. To teach. It is empowering, daunting, and invigorating. I love it!

I am working on my application for Leslie Burger’s Emerging Leaders Program. I detest writing those “in 500 words tell us how wonderful you are” essays, because really all I ever want to say is, “Pick me, dammit. I will not disappoint!” Alas, I have to talk about leadership. *sigh*

I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend. I will.

–Jane, almost time for happy hour

2 thoughts on “Emerging at the End of a Week

  • September 5, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    Is the only way to get into the program through one of the sponsorships? If not, do you just not get the money? If so, do you have to apply in two places?


  • September 5, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    Hey, John, I am sure others are wondering:

    No you do not have to have a sponsorship, but it helps. Regardless, they are only taking 100 people. Most divisions and groups have asked that you apply to them previous to the deadline and they will pick the person they will push forward.

    I have the feeling that those with sponsorship will get a preference over those that do not have it. I am going to apply, regardless, but it would be nice to know that my efforts would be going towards LITA *shameless plug*. I think it is a great program.

    Everyone who wants should apply. The better the pool of applicants, the better crop of new leaders ALA will have in the future.

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