The Connecticut State Library is offering theÂ EXCITE Transformation for LibrariesÂ program to library teams from throughout the Northeast.Â An IMLS grant has fully funded the program. That means it’s free!Â Let’s hear it for the CT State Library and IMLS!
EXCITE Transformation for LibrariesÂ is an intensive team-based experiential learning program that will teach collaboration and innovation skills, result in programs and services that respond to community input and demonstrated needs, lead to cultural change at libraries, and sustain project impact through extended training.
The learning is led by Jeanine Esposito from Innovation Builders, an organization with experience guiding organizations such as PepsiCo, United Health, and several public libraries to innovate new products and services and transform ways of doing business.
â€‹See theÂ “EXCITE Journey” videoÂ featuring participants from the pilot project. Additional information is included below, in theÂ project FAQs, and on theÂ pilot project page.
TheÂ valueÂ of this training is $4,400 per person, but tuition is free, thanks to grant support from theÂ Institute of Museum and Library Services. Each team is also eligible for $2,000 in travel support plus grant funding up to $3,000 to enact a new program or service developed through this training.
Applications for the 1st cohort are due Nov 1. 2017 and June 14, 2018 for the 2nd cohort.