Teen Librarian Dianne Ludwig Receives Two Illinois State Library Awards
February 15, 2010
The Addison Public Library proudly announces that Teen Librarian has received two Illinois State Library Awards.
Synergy: Addison Teen Librarian Dianne Ludwig is one of 30 Illinois librarians selected to participate in Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative, a unique yearlong program designed to develop future leaders in the library professions and in the Illinois community.
The group of 30 librarians will attend three sessions and work in a unique environment with other developing leaders, experienced Illinois library leaders, and nationally recognized speakers. The goal of the program is for each individual to develop leadership skills that can be applied in local, state, and global arenas. Studies indicate that nearly half of all current librarians nationwide will move toward retirement during the next ten years. The Illinois State Library and the Illinois Library Association sponsor the seminars.
“I am thrilled that Dianne has been selected to participate in this unique endeavor,” said Illinois State Library Director Anne Craig. “Synergy participants will be exposed to new strategies and new ways of thinking about the future of the library profession. We must be proactive and seek out new library leaders and keep our libraries growing and vibrant in the coming years. I am confident that Dianne and our other Synergy participants will help us chart a course for the future that encourages citizens to enter the library profession and become library leaders, while maintaining our libraries as cornerstones of our communities.”
Ludwig will attend Synergy seminars and work with other library community members April 20-22 in Utica; August 3-5 in Grafton; and October 26-28, 2010 in Lisle.
Front Line Scholarship: In addition, Ludwig just learned she is one of 30 recipients of the Illinois State Library’s Front Line Scholarship. She will attend a three-day conference March 15-17 at the University of Illinois in Springfield. The purpose of this conference is to equip and enlighten front line staff persons with training, exposure, and techniques that will enable them to deal effectively and efficiently with their day-to-day activities as front line employees.