School Librarians Leadership Academy (SLLA)

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

Leadership Institute for School Librarians (LISL)

Virtual Summer Leadership Academy (VSLA)

The School Librarians' Leadership Academy (SLLA) has been developed for those who would like to focus on leadership in their school or district. Participants will develop personal leadership competencies that will lend themselves to district or school level professional development projects.

The Leadership Development for Pennsylvania School Librarians experience is an initiative of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) in 2021/22. 

School Librarians Leadership Academy (22)

2022 School Librarians Leadership Academy (SLLA) Participants - Coming Soon!!

PSLA members have an opportunity to apply for SLLA and engage in EDI work with a mentor from March - September 2021.

SLLA Participants and their mentors are taking part in multiple Equity, Diversity and Inclusion professional development opportunities in March and April.


All School Librarian Leadership Academy participants will be assigned a mentor and meet regularly to develop and carry out a focused EDI goal for their school library or school building.


Previous Academies

School Librarians Leadership Academy (20-21)

School Librarians Leadership Academy (19-20)

Aspiring Association Leaders (18-19)

Developing Leaders (18-19)

Revitalizing Leaders (18-19)

Mini Regional Leaders (2018)

Regional Leaders (17-18)

Sustaining Leaders (16-17)

Emerging Leaders (14-15; 15-16) 

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. 

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.