EXCITE Transformation for Libraries: Minnesota Regional Bootcamp

This is a three-day training. Selected participants must be able to attend all three days.

Dates: November 13, 14, and 15, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m.—5 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN, 55113, Conference Center B, Room 17. Find directions to MDE. MDE has complimentary visitor parking.

Description: In this fully immersive EXCITE Bootcamp, you will learn to adopt the character and behavior of a "collaborative innovator" by learning the core skills, tools, and language that are essential for library leadership in the 21st century. You will learn to uncover and successfully implement innovative ideas that will excite your community and transform the culture of your library.

Presenters: Jeanine Esposito and David Culton from Innovation Builders

Event Type: Workshop

Audience: Individual librarians (school, academic, and/or public) and library teams of up to four participants.

Sponsor: State Library Services

Fee: Tuition costs are paid by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant; lunch and snacks will be provided each day. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Register: To apply:

  • View the EXCITE Journey video (required).
  • Familiarize yourself with the EXCITE LibGuide.
  • Using the content in the video and LibGuide, submit a statement of intent. Outline how EXCITE programming will benefit your library, community, staff, planning, programming, etc., and how it will benefit your own professional development. For more information on the statement of intent, please view the EXCITE How to Apply page.

Selected participants must be able to attend all three days. Seats are limited to 24; if individuals are selected, they will be assigned to a team.

Registration deadline: Submit statement of intent by October 1, 2019.

Contact Information: Dawn La Valle, 860-757-6665

Please contact Leah Larson two weeks before the event to request a reasonable accommodation or the use of our nursing or prayer rooms. The MDE campus in Roseville, Minnesota is tobacco-free. This policy includes the building, parking lots, and grounds.