Emerging Leaders Sponsorship Information

NELA is excited to announce the inaugural year of our new Emerging Leaders Virtual Cohort, which has been designed as an alternative to our traditional in-person leadership development program.  This new ten-week virtual program is designed to connect emerging leaders throughout New England in a format that allows for thoughtful discussion of subjects pertaining to library leadership.  We will feature engaging guest speakers, provide tools for success in leadership, and prepare participants to meet current and future challenges.

We rely on sponsorships from vendors like you to make our programs successful.  Funding from our partners will bring dynamic speakers to the program and will help keep program fees reasonable so that no one is left out due to a financial hardship.  We know that the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of in-person conference events has made it harder for vendors to reach potential customers.  Your sponsorship of this elite leadership cohort will get your brand out in front of librarians in distinctive and effective ways, and show your support for the next generation of New England library leaders.

We have almost 40 attendee applicants already, and we are looking forward to an amazing event full of professional growth and discussion.
Confirmed Speaker Line-Up
Alison Macrina, Director of the Library Freedom Project
Callan Bignoli, Director of the Library at OLIN College, author, and founder of LibRev
Vicki Oatis, Director of Children's Services at the Norwalk Public Library
Julie Holden, Assistant Director of the Cranston Public Library and Past President of the Rhode Island Library Association
M. Sagacity Walker, Program Manager, Everyday Democracy   
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Level Amount
Platinum $2,000+
Gold $1,000+
Silver $750+
Bronze $500
Friend $250
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