Leadership Training and Experiences 

Leading At Any Level (LAAL)
School Librarians' Leadership Academy (SLLA)

Leadership Institute for School Librarians (LISL)

The Leadership Development for Pennsylvania School Librarians experience is a collaborative initiative of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) and the University of Pittsburgh School Library Certification Program (SLCP).

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. 

Leadership Development for Pennsylvania School Librarians

Leading At Any Level is the foundational leadership workshop that provides participants with an opportunity to take ownership of their thinking, feeling, and actions for personal and career development.  The School Librarians' Leadership Academy and Leadership Institute for School Librarians build upon foundational learning with opportunities to develop personal leadership competencies at the local, state or national levels. 


2019 - 2020 Steering Group 

  • Mary Kay Biagini, LSTA Project Director, Leadership Development for PA School Librarians; Associate Professor & Director, School Library Certification Program, School of Computing & Information, University of Pittsburgh
  • Dustin Brackbill, PSLA Board Member; Librarian, Mount Nittany Elementary School, State College Area School District
  • Cathi Fuhrman, PSLA President; Library Department Supervisor, Hempfield School District
  • Deb Kachel, Adjunct Online Professor, Antioch University Seattle, WA
  • Cindy Keller, Instructor, McDaniel College, MD (retired)
  • Nancy Latanision, Instructor, Libraries & Learning Technologies, Kutztown University (retired)
  • Allison Mackley, PSLA Grant Coordinator, PSLA Immediate Past President;  AASL Region 2 Board Director; Hershey High School NBCT Librarian, Derry Township School District.