New Leaders Program

The opportunity: Building on the success of previous years, these leadership experience workshops are based on a national leadership curriculum for libraries, archives, and museums developed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA).  LLAMA has been recently merged into a new division of the American Library Association, CORE.  Workshops will be led by experienced facilitators and include keynote speakers who will help “set the stage” for your work.  During and after the workshops, you will be encouraged to develop your professional networking skills. 

Congratulations to the 2020-21 DLCL New Leaders Cohort members!

  • Lucia Flores, Contra Costa County Library 
  • Megdelawit Abebe, Oakland Public Library
  • Anika Johnson Crittendon, Solano County Library
  • Victor Jimenez Olvera, Stanislaus County Library
  • Danny Khuu, Sonoma County Library
  • Ellie Callen, Roseville Public Library
  • Silvia Escalante Corral, San Mateo County
  • Maksim Ksenjak, Beverly Hills Public Library
  • Aaron Kimbrell, Altadena Libraries
  • Selena Fierro, Santa Maria Public Library
  • Sarah McIntyre, Madera County Library
  • Michael Van Aken, Riverside County Law Library
  • Matthew Tabizon, City of Commerce Public Library
  • Daniel O’Brien, Merced County Library
  • Mary Jane, Whittier Public Library

Dates for upcoming New Leaders Cohort events:

  • Tues, Jan 5th, 9-9:30am – Leadership Orientation
  • Thurs, Jan 7th, 9am-12pm – Core Strengths, Kickoff
  • Weds, Jan 13th, 9-11am – Get to Know You
  • Weds, Jan 27th, 9-11am – Re-frame Leadership, Basic Awesome Communication, Emotional Intelligence
  • Weds, Feb 24th, 9-11am – Change Resilience and Facilitating Change
  • Weds, March 24th, 9-11am – Creating High Performing Teams
  • Weds, April 21st, 9-11am – Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Tues, May 4th, 9am -12pm, Wrap-Up w/ Fully Engaged Libraries
  • CLA Conference May 10-14, 2021

For questions about the DLCL Program, please contact:

Christine Bolivar
Project Coordinator