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Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute

SLLLI Year 17 graduates

Year 17 graduates at their celebration in the R.A. Gray Building in Tallahassee


Year 19 - 2024-2025

We are now accepting applications for Year 19 of the Leadership Institute. Locations will be at the: 

We will accept applications for Year 19 of the Institute until May 31, 2024.  

Year 18 - 2023-2024

This year's sessions are held at:

Palm Beach County sessions are held on Tuesdays.
Lake County sessions are held on Thursdays.

Session 1: October 17 and 19  

Session 2: November 14 and 16 

Session 3: December 5 and 7 

Session 4: January 9 and 11 

Session 5: February 6 and 8

Session 6: March 5 and 7 

Session 7: April 2 and 4 

Session 8: May 7 and 9 

Session 9: June 4 and 6 

Graduation date in July 2024 is forthcoming. 


Criteria, process and interest form.

In this video, Andrew talks about the value of being a mentor (1:05). 

View institute graduates 

Year 16 virtual graduation

SSLLI Year 16 graduates from Clay County

View the first virtual graduation in SSLLI history (1:29:55), held on July 10, 2020, for Year 16 participants.

Sampling of Year 16 SSLLI projects

Contact us

For more information on the Leadership Institute, email us at [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 $70,734. 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.