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The eighth annual Directors University will be held July 30 – August 1, 2024, at the Marriott in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. This professional development is intended for first-time directors and directors new to Illinois from public libraries of all shapes and sizes. 

The training will prepare public library directors for their new executive roles. The program will also provide opportunities for networking and team building through lectures and small, informal discussions. Topics include library & employment law, policies, budgeting, board-director relations, leadership, and Illinois State Library and system competencies.

This year the Directors University planning committee has instituted a hybrid structure with half of the content in-person and the other half virtual. The virtual components will begin the week of June 24. 

Registration is $200. Learn more and register. Applications will be accepted until May 1.