Contact Us

Arkansas Library Leadership Institute (ALL-In)

The Arkansas Library Leadership Institute (ALL-In) is a 3-day leadership event for library staff, created and implemented by the Arkansas State Library to develop emerging leaders within the library profession, the local community, and in life.

Selection of the 25 participants is a competitive process that includes a written application, resume, letter of recommendation, essays, and a signed letter of support from the library director and/or board. The ALL-In selection committee seeks a diverse set of applicants, both degreed and non-degreed, and considers the type of library, organizational responsibility, and geography when making selections.

2018 Sessions

Selections of participants for 2018 ALL-In have been made. Participation in ALL-In sessions is restricted to selected applicants only.


Attendees should complete the Strengths Finder test prior to orientation, and bring the results to session. Time & Location:

Registration or attendance to the ArLA conference is not necessary to participate in the ALL-In session.

2018 Institute

Selected participants should confirm their participation by completing the registration form and fees. Meals and lodging are included in the registration cost. Any dietary restrictions should be noted on the application.

Cost & Registration

Cost to participants of the 2018 Institute is $300 for the retreat at DeGray Lake. Financial forms will be sent out to those chosen for the 2018 Institute. Library employers may pay for their employee's participation.

Payment to the Arkansas State Library is expected on or before November 4, 2018. The State Library will handle arrangements with DeGray Lake.

Session Information

Dr. Sharon Morris and Kieran Hixon are the facilitators for the 2018 retreat. Primary topics covered are self-awareness, leadership behaviors and specific strategies for leading teams in project implementation. Activities and content are tailored for those working in libraries with a variety of personal backgrounds, interests and abilities. Special attention is placed on participants learning from each other as well as from facilitators, including the ability to form long lasting professional connections.

Learning outcomes are met through a series of meaningful experiential learning activities, group and individual projects, stories and case studies, personal reflection and planning, humor, discussion and games. Content is based on research, facilitators's expertise, participant knowledge and focuses on the practical application of new leadership concepts and skills to a library setting.

Institute Guidelines

ALL-In Participants are expected to be fully engaged throughout the Institute. Toward that goal, the following guidelines must be observed.

For more information, contact:

Arkansas State Library
900 W. Capitol, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
Google Map | Contact Us