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Nimersheim to attend leadership institute

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By The Staff

Susan Calloway Nimersheim, director of the Grant County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The yearlong institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA.)

Nimersheim is one of 24 applicants from public libraries across the state to be accepted into the Library Leadership Institute, which was designed for new library directors (less than 10 years of experience) or those who have potential to become directors. The program will provide opportunities for current and future library directors to develop skills that will assist them as they lead and further develop their libraries.

“I appreciate the ability to participate in the first Library Leadership Institute sponsored by KDLA,” said Nimersheim. “This is an example of the excellent training opportunities that the agency provides despite reduced funding in recent years. The information being provided at this institute enables directors to bring back ideas to improve library service to our patrons and communities.”

According to Wayne Onkst, state librarian and commissioner of KDLA, the program couldn’t come at a better time. “The growth of our public libraries in Kentucky has been phenomenal in recent years. Possibilities for the future are endless,” said Onkst.