Hello world!

LEAP logoWelcome to the LEAP site.  This site is intended to serve as a journal recording the activities and successes of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center's Library Leadership Program. We have nearly completed our first year, and will have the first LEAP graduation class May 11, 2006.  These first 12 grads will be poised to utilize all of the insights and skills they have gained during their year-long participation in the program.  Some have already experienced some success directly attributable to LEAP, e.g. promotions and increased responsibility.  One particular class member has emerged as a gifted public speaker–conquering a paralyzing fear of public speaking. 

Five of these class members will be asked immediately to employ some of their leadership potential.  They will be serving as active members of the steering committee for the next LEAP class.  This involves planning the curriculum and facilitating some of the sessions. 

I am looking forward to the graduation and will let you know all about it in a later post.

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