Dear Colleagues: An opportunity has come to our attention for federal librarians to participate in the National Leadership Institute (NLI) at the University of Maryland--University College. NLI is affiliated with the Center for Creative Leadership. This Institute, which is almost 25 years old, has an international reputation and a proven track record in significantly augmenting the careers of many of the recognized leaders in civil and military service. You can find out more by visiting the website: http://www.umuc.edu/prog/nil/nil.html. A one-week program specifically oriented toward information professionals that are already in leadership positions in government or show great leadership potential is planned for March 20 - 24, 2006 in College Park, Maryland. NLI is on the GSA/MOBIS Schedule and is offering a discount, based on participation. The registration fee is $6,175 for 18 to 20 participants and $5,850 for 21 to 24 participants. As of this date, there are 10 registrants. The cost assumes one will commute, but a lodging is available for approximately $159 per night. The cost will be significant, but we wanted to share this opportunity with you since those who have participated have called NLI "the best thing that I ever did professionally." Happy Holidays to all-- Roberta Roberta I. Shaffer, Executive Director FLICC/FEDLINK Adams Building Room 217 Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave. S.E. Washington, D.C. 20540-4935 Tel: 202-707-4801 Fax: 202-707-4828 www.loc.gov/flicc/ "Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence Serving and Guiding Federal Libraries"