Iowa librarians have been selected for ILEAD USA (Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover) and are ready to take part in this prestigious year-long program designed to help them understand and respond to customers’ needs using participatory technology tools and the creation of an easy-to-replicate model program.
Librarians, working in teams, have each identified a single project that will address and meet the need of at least one identified library patron need. Teams use the skills and training acquired throughout the sessions to develop, implement, manage and evaluate their projects. They are assisted by Iowa instructors and mentors who provide guidance during the course of the sessions.
Iowa Library Services is partnering with the state libraries of Illinois, Colorado, Ohio and Utah to implement ILEAD USA through a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Illinois State Library has hosted two extremely successful continuing education initiatives entitled ILEAD U (Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover), and ILEAD USA is an expansion of the program.
1. DALINC: Create a database of Dubuque/Northeast Iowa area history that will enable the community to access and learn about the region's rich heritage.
Dawn Schrandt, James Kennedy Public Library, Dyersville
Jonathan Helmke, Charles C Myers Library, University of Dubuque
Heidi Pettit, Loras College
Debra Grant, Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar Campus
Michael May, Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Dubuque
2. G-Team: Provide easier access to existing digital collections about Poweshiek County history, digitally preserve resources, and provide infrastructure to digitize primary source materials across the county.
Catherine Rod, Grinnell College Libraries
Christopher Jones, Grinnell College Libraries
Julia Bauder, Grinnell College Libraries
Sharon Johnson, Drake Community Library, Grinnell
Monique Shore, Drake Community Library, Grinnell
3. Community Calendar: Create a website calendar forum with community events. Project will include a mobile application with the ability to translate in different languages.
Mary Murphy, Perry Public Library
Katherine Rich, Upham Memorial Library, Fredericksburg
Nicholas Shimmin, West Branch Public Library
Misty Gray, Storm Lake Public Library
Sarah Rosenblum, Marshalltown Public Library
4. Team Tech Teen - Offer an online summer reading program using an app and online-based experience.
Sarah Carlin, Scott County Library System
Christine Barth, Scott County Library System
Frankie Hannan, Missouri Valley Public Library
5. Dallas County Librarians Online Book Discussion: Create a variety of online book discussions using multiple Web 2.0 tools to reach busy library users and communities that may not have access to traditional book discussions.
Jolena Welker, Van Meter Public Library
Laura Hanson, Adel Public Library
Leah White, Minburn Public Library
Brianna Glenn, DeSoto Public Library
Louise Alcorn, West Des Moines Public Library
Bart Schmidt, Cowles Library, Drake University
Aimee Clark, Milford Memorial Library
Mandie Roberts, Spencer Public Library
Nancy Medema, Iowa Library Services
Karen Burns, Iowa Library Services
Michael Dargan, Waterloo Public Library
Jennie Garner, North Liberty Community Library
Becky Heil, Iowa Library Services
Brandie Ledford, Sac City Public Library
Andrew Hoppmann, Lied Public Library, Clarinda