MPLA Leadership Institute Auction

Fellow lovers of auctions and those who like to donate…

The Mountain Plains Library Association is proud to announce a unique opportunity for you to both contribute to 2018 MPLA Leadership Institute, partake in the fun and frenzy of an online bidding war, and or donate your own wonderful, creative and fun items in a Facebook auction and we need your help by donating items to the auction! This auction will provide much needed funds to make this year’s institute the best ever and ensure we can continue to provide this unique experience to leaders throughout our twelve state region.

If you don’t want to donate something personally, ask a friend, colleague or raid your neighbor’s house. (Assuming you talk to them first of course. Don’t want anyone accused of stealing. ) We are open to just about anything. You can offer to bake/make something, create a traditional silent auction basket or donate something big like a week at a timeshare. Donating is simple as we just need an image and description from you. Items will be sent directly from you to the winner and we ask that you cover the shipping of items so make sure it's something small.

Please send pictures and a description of what you would like to donate to Mary at by February 28.

 The auction will begin on March 4 and runs until March 10 So there’s not much time!

What is the 2018 MPLA Leadership Institute?

Glad you asked! The Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) Leadership is facilitated by nationally known organizational development consultant Maureen Sullivan who has over 25 years of experience in leadership development and is the Past President of the American Library Association.  She helped establish the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute and is a faculty member for its annual program.

Held once every two years, each of MPLA Leadership Institutes has a distinct personality thanks to the incredible mix of fellows and mentors.  We made changes to help keep costs as low as possible, but expenses do rise every year. MPLA strives to continually offer 30 fellows an opportunity to work with a trainer of Maureen Sullivan’s caliber at an environment conducive to learning, networking, and reflecting in an regionally-central location. Fellows also value the opportunity to share experiences with outstanding MPLA mentors selected for their professional expertise and demonstrated leadership. Your help donating items or bidding on something you just can’t live without will make a real difference to keep the institute alive.