Wyoming Library Leadership Institute

Contact Information
Chris Van Burgh
Database Instruction Librarian
(307) 777-3642

The 2015 Wyoming Library Leadership Institute graduating class. The 2015 Institute was held July 13-15th at the Folded Hills Ranch outside of Buffalo, Wyoming. Apply now to be part of the 2018 cohort!

Is this right for you? You could be new in the field, or you could have an established career. You could work in a school, academic, special or public library. The Wyoming Library Leadership Institute (WLLI) is the place for you as long as you have the necessary spark to lead the Wyoming libraries of tomorrow!

The Leadership Institute exists to provide opportunities for learning, mentoring and developing leadership skills to promote the personal and professional growth of the Wyoming library community.

WLLI is a tool for nurturing both degreed and non-degreed individuals in leadership roles. It’s not a workshop on becoming a library director or a workshop on library administration.

The 2018 Institute will be held in Lander, Wyoming on July 19-20 at Central Wyoming College’s Lander campus. Those selected will be scheduled to arrive on the 18th and will be staying at a local hotel that night and the next. Accommodations will be paid for by the institute.

On the evening of the 18th, the group will meet together at the hotel for supper and to discuss the following day’s events.

Megan Bietz-Dingman, Anna Veinbergs Street, and Rachael Yates at WLLI 2013.

We have a spectacular keynote speaker lined up for the mornings of the 19th and 20th (more information to come) and the afternoon sessions will be full of guest speakers and activities.

Meals will be provided for from the evening of the 18th to lunch on the 20th.

Our main focus this year is Teamwork and Leadership. We are extremely excited about the direction this Institute is taking!

The application period has now closed for Wyoming Library Leadership Institute 2018. Committee members are currently reviewing applicant information.

The application process is competitive. Those attending are encouraged to take future committee and leadership responsibilities in the Wyoming Library Association (WLA), WYLD Network, educational committees and other library initiatives.

Individuals associated with all types of libraries (academic, public, school and special) are invited to apply. Trustees, support staff, paraprofessionals, library media specialists and librarians are eligible (trustees must have at least one year remaining in the term of his or her appointment at the time the institute is held). Your leadership role in the Wyoming library community is not based on job title.

Questions should be directed to Tasha Reeves at btreeves12@yahoo.com or (307) 714-1321 , or to Chris Van Burgh at chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov or (307) 777-3642.


The application period has now closed.


WLLI History

The Wyoming Library Leadership Institute began in 2001. View a history of the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute, including a list of graduates.

See pictures of the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 20112013 and 2015 institutes.

We have been very lucky to have trainers from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Professional Training, and Jep Enck of Enck Resources, Fort Collins, Colorado, be part of the institute since the beginning. They bring expertise and approachability.