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Next Level Library Leadership Institute

Adam D, 2020-21 participant statement

About the program

The Next Level Library Leadership Institute (NLLLI) is a unique, virtual leadership training opportunity that was offered for two years (2020-2022) in lieu of the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute (SSLLI). We plan to rotate NLLLI into our leadership development program every few years to give SSLLI graduates a chance to pursue additional professional growth in leadership skills.   


Designed to build upon the foundation of the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute (SSLLI), this program is an opportunity for SSLLI graduates to target specific areas of professional growth, consult with leadership experts through one-on-one coaching sessions and collaborate with fellow library leaders.


This program was open to individuals who graduated from SSLLI Year 1 (2004-05) through Year 14 (2017-18).  

Participants in NLLLI 2020-21 were not eligible to apply. 


The Next Level Library Leadership Institute includes:

  • Four four-hour, seminar-style virtual group sessions with a 20-person cohort of SSLLI graduates, led by the NLLLI Facilitator.
  • Four one-hour, one-on-one virtual sessions with an executive coach to target specific leadership skills.
  • Two one-hour sessions with the NLLLI facilitator to evaluate progress on your individual leadership journey.
  • A notebook of leadership-related readings/videos/webinars/podcasts selected, annotated and presented by participants during the group sessions (two per participant for a total of 40).
    • The NLLLI facilitator will provide annotation guidance. 
  • The opportunity to learn through rich group participation and discussion.

Technology requirements

Participants are required to have access to the Internet, a computer, headset and webcam.


There was no registration fee for this program.

Institute facilitator

Linda Bruno, M.B.A.

Contact us for more information

[email protected]

For FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $69,484. This program does not include any non-governmental funding.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.