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Carnegie Library Leadership Academy
The Carnegie Centre for African Library Leadership will be hosting its 6th and final 2-week Library Leadership Academy in Pretoria, South Africa, from 13-27 April 2012 .

BACKGROUND: In 2008 the University of Pretoria Library Services was awarded a $1m grant by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) to establish the Centre for African Library Leadership (CALL), within the Merensky Library. The CALL addresses the library leadership development needs within the South African LIS context by facilitating appropriate library leadership training and development programmes.

Following the success of the previous Carnegie Library Leadership Academies held in July 2009, in March and November 2010 and in March and November 2011 respectively, this Academy will be the sixth and final hosted over a period of three years. The Academy is designed to build leadership expertise in the academic, public/community and national libraries sectors. The programme focus is on best practices in library management, personal leadership and styles, advocacy and communication skills, organisational leadership, reconciliation and cultural integration in the workplace, introduction to Web 2.0 technologies, knowledge management, marketing and branding, etc.


The Academy will target senior and middle managers in academic, public/community and the national library sectors in South Africa. The March 2012 Academies are also open to applications from colleagues on the African continent who are working in these three sectors.

Application and selection process
  • Wednesday January 18, 2012 - The Application form for the April 2012 Library Leadership Academy is available from: http://www.library.up.ac.za/carnegie/academy.htm
  • Friday February 17, 2012 - Completed forms are to be submitted in person, by post or courier service to:

    Martha de Waal,
    Programme Co-ordinator: Centre for African Library Leadership,
    Merensky Library, Level 4, Room 4.7-1, University of Pretoria,
    Corner of Lynnwood Road & Roper Street, Hatfield, Pretoria 0083

    ** No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted **
    ** Only Part I, Part II and Part III of application form to be submitted electronically **
    ** Incomplete applications will not be considered **
    ** Handwritten applications will not be considered **

  • 2 March 2012 - Successful candidates to be announced
  • 13-27 April 2012 - The Academy will be held in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
Stipulations of the Academy


    South Africans:

  • All Academy expenses will be covered by the Carnegie grant
  • Successful candidates will travel to Pretoria at their own cost
  • Share double occupancy accommodation
  • Non-South Africans:

  • All Academy expenses will be covered by the Carnegie grant
  • All travel, visa and accommodation costs will be covered by the successful candidates
  • Single occupancy accommodation
  • All successful candidates (both South African and non-South African), will comply with the requirements and adhere to the arrangements of the Academy from the initial selection to the completion of the Academy, including pre- and post-Academy projects.

Academy Eligibility
  • Degree in library and information science.
  • Current employment in a senior or middle management position in an academic, public/community or national library service for at least 5 years
  • LIASA membership: current paid-up member for 2012 (South African)
  • Age eligibility: 30-50 years
  • Willingness and ability to share what is learned with others in the profession
  • Demonstrated commitment of participant’s home institution to support future development activities
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate well in both the spoken and written media, with a fluent command of English
  • Willingness and ability to work as a team member
  • Interest in current international library issues
  • Commitment to attend the Academy in April 2012.
All applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria
  • Strong leadership potential and skills in the workplace, the profession or the community - evidence of this should be documented and substantiated in some way
  • An articulated vision of how his/her participation in this Academy will contribute more widely to the development of the profession
  • Commitment to the profession as demonstrated by participation in professional activities
  • Knowledge of field of study and interest to engage effectively in, and derive benefit from, the academic as well as the practice-oriented content of the Academy
  • Clarity of thought and presentation.
Application Instructions
  • The application form must be completed in English and should be typewritten for legibility.
  • If additional pages are used, the question and applicant’s name should be added at the top of each additional page.
  • A complete application consists of 1 original and two copies of:

1.    Cover letter

2.    Application form plus

-- Two confidential letters of recommendation: to be completed by
1)  A colleague
2)  The applicant’s line manager who is able to comment on the applicant’s leadership abilities and achievements
(i.e. Part I and II of the application form, to be submitted separately via e-mail)

-- One confidential evaluation form: to be completed by the applicant’s line manager
(i.e. Part III of the application form, to be submitted separately via e-mail)

3.    Two-paged curriculum vitae (CV), including educational background, professional experience, participation in professional activities, publications, information on participation in any other leadership programs, international experience and contact information

4.    Motivation statement, typewritten in English, in no more than 500 words and addressing the following topic:

Describe why you consider yourself a suitable candidate for the Academy and how your participation will help you achieve your professional goals, benefit your work and contribute to the development of librarianship.


Please direct all questions to the CALL Programme Co-ordinator, Ms Martha de Waal:
(012) 420-5308 or martha.dewaal@up.ac.za

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection by March 2, 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.



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