SILS Professor Diane Kelly Named IAH Academic Leadership Program Fellow

March 13, 2015

Dr. Diane Kelly, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, has been selected for the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) Academic Leadership Program (ALP) for 2015-16.

Eight Fellows are selected annually to engage in a series of activities to help them develop leadership skills, clarify their career commitments, build a leadership network within the campus and extend their contacts to other leaders beyond the University. Because the ALP requires a significant time commitment, a flexible use stipend of $5,000 is provided for each participant.

The ALP fellowship year includes a week of leadership training with the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C., one of the nation's most respected leadership development organizations. Fellows participate in CCL programs with senior executives from the military, government, business and the not-for-profit sector. Fellows also take part in weekly seminars in which faculty discuss critical issues facing the University and formulate possible responses, have opportunities to meet with seniors leaders inside and outside the university, and go on retreats focused on career development, leadership skill assessment and the creation of a personal vision.

“I am most looking forward to learning things that will allow me to be of better service to SILS, and to create situations that will help other people thrive and reach their goals,” Kelly said.