CONTACT: SHAWN PRESLEY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
University of Iowa Libraries research resident honored
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Toby Lyles, minority research resident librarian at the
University of Iowa Libraries, has been named an emerging leader by the American
Library Association (ALA).
A member of the Information Research and Instructional Services staff at
the libraries, Lyles will attend a special session at the annual ALA conference
in San Francisco, Calif. Titled "The Emerging Leaders Institute,"
the pre-conference will be lead by ALA President Mary Somerville who emphasizes
the need to grow future leaders in the library profession.
Some 25 library professionals with five years experience or less were chosen
from across the country to participate. They will be trained in the areas
of conflict resolution, decision making, coalition building, communication
and professional image. ALA leaders will be linked with participants for follow-up
The goal of the program is to train a diverse group to bridge the gap between
library school and management responsibilities.