Strengthening Innovative Library Leaders (SILL) Training (view)

Units included with this Open Author resource:

Getting Started Guide
Library, Library Training Programs, Leadership, Librarian, Librarianship, Professional Development, Innovation, Communication
PowerPoint Slides
Training Handbook
Module Outlines
Participant Workbook
Supplemental Materials
Training Schedule


Strengthening Innovative Library Leaders (SILL) is a 2-day foundational leadership training curriculum for librarians. The training was developed at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs in partnership with librarians around the world. The project is funded by the Global Libraries Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. SILL is designed for public and community librarians, but can be used with other groups. This leadership training is meant to be delivered to everyone in the library, not just a select few. Equally important is that it is developed to be used by trainers with different levels of training experience and familiarity with the topic. Most importantly, it was designed to be easily adapted to the local library context and translated into different languages. The training is divided into 4 interactive modules focusing on Leadership, Innovation, Planning, and Communication.