2022 Snezek Library Leadership Institute

July 13 - 15, 2022
Corban University, Salem, OR


What happens when library directors go into closed-door sessions with other library directors in order to learn from successes and address daunting challenges? You have the 2022 Snezek Library Leadership Institute, held July 13th – 15th at Corban University in Salem, Oregon

The Institute is a unique, intensive, in-person experience for library leaders who value collaboration, confidentiality, and collegiality as they advance the conversations on the most pressing dynamics within libraries at CCCU institutions. 

This year’s focus will equip library leaders to align library operations with institutional priorities and develop compelling conversation strategies to effectively advocate for libraries and institutional flourishing.

Participation is limited to current library deans/directors and university librarians at CCCU-member institutions. Associate or assistant library deans/directors are also invited to attend. 

When you arrive on campus for the Institute, you will participate in extended conversations with your library dean/director colleagues along with subject experts outside librarianship. Workshops will include best practices as well as opportunities to integrate insights in hands-on exercises where you will craft updates to your library documents and even practice your library advocacy elevator speech. Deliberative conversations will continue in an excursus to a nearby state park (and on an optional, Friday afternoon/evening trip to the Oregon coast). These individualized exercises and deep-dive conversations require the time and focus that is not easily undertaken on Zoom and thus are limited to in-person participation. 

Snezek Library Leadership Institute is also offering a webinar series (separate registration forthcoming) as well as water cooler gatherings for CCCU library deans/directors. These virtual activities will provide monthly professional development opportunities throughout the year. 


Please note that the schedule is based on Pacific Time.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Informal Pre-Conference Discussion

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Welcome/Introductions

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Opening Roundtable: Learning from the Pandemic

Facilitator: Brent Etzel, Dean of Library and Archives, Wheaton College

8:15 pm – 9:15 pm Library Tour & Reception

7:45 am – 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:00 am Devotional

9:00 am – 10:15 am Aligning Library Goals with Institutional Strategic Plans

Speaker: Dr. Leah Zuidema, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dordt University

Facilitator: Jenni Breems, Director of Library Services, Dordt University

10:15 am – 10:45 am Coffee Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm Strategic Planning Hackathon

Facilitator: Judy Pruitt, Director of Library Services, North Central University

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Developing Skills for Advocating Well

Speaker: Dr. Marty Trammell, Professor of English and Communication, Corban University

Facilitator: Dr. Garrett Trott, University Librarian, Corban University

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Break

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm Excursion: Silver Falls State park

6:15 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner

7:45 am – 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:00 am Devotional with Dr. Bryce Bernard

9:00 am – 10:15 am Relational Alignment: Crafting Your Elevator Speech

Facilitator: Jeremy Labosier, Associate Dean for Library Innovation, Biola University

10:15 am – 10:45 am Coffee Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm Unstructured Debrief

Facilitator: Snezek Library Leadership Planning Committee

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 9:30 pm Optional Oregon Coast Excursion (extra cost)


Conference Rates
Early Bird
Ends May 15, 2022
Ends June 15, 2022
Ends July 08, 2022
Single Occupancy
Double Occupancy
Institute Only (no lodging)


Inclusive Institute registration includes all meals and lodging with single or double occupancy room rates. Or, you may select an institute-only registration that does not include breakfast or lodging (lunch and dinner meals are still included). Single and double occupancy registration includes lodging accommodations in college dormitories at Corban. Linens are also included.

Registration Add-Ons

Early Arrival – Tuesday Lodging $ 35.00 Single Occupancy / $25.00 Double Occupancy

Leave Late – Friday Housing  $ 35.00 Single Occupancy / $25.00 Double Occupancy 

Oregon Coast Excursion ($25) – covers transportation. Meals not included.

Registration Eligibility and Process:
CCCU conferences and events are a benefit to faculty, staff, and administrators at our CCCU institutions, so they are typically closed to non-member individuals and institutions unless they are sponsors or speakers. There are some exceptions to this rule, so if you are a non-member interested in attending, please send your request to conferences@cccu.org

All registrations are reviewed to ensure they meet the CCCU eligibility policies.  The CCCU reserves the right to refuse or cancel all ineligible registrations at any time and shall not be held accountable for any outside fees associated with this cancellation.

Only individuals who register and present a badge may attend conference events. A badge is required for all conference sessions and events. For security reasons, badge swapping is not permitted. Anyone found wearing a badge that does not match his/her identification will be removed from the conference without a refund. In addition, the badge/name will be cancelled without a refund.

To register for the conference, click the Register button and sign in to your CCCU account. If you have any issues or if you forgot your log-in information, please call our office at (202) 546-8713 for assistance.

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Full payment must accompany your registration. Please call the CCCU office at (202) 546-8713 if you need to make payment by check.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration at any time prior to the start of the program. If you must cancel, please email conferences@cccu.org Refunds for cancellations received by Wednesday, June 15, 2022 will be issued minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after Wednesday, June 15, 2022. No-shows are not refundable.

COVID-19 Protocols

Testing/Vaccination Policy

The CCCU is constantly monitoring CDC guidelines. We are living in a new reality, and we think we can navigate that reality together.

Currently, the CCCU is requesting that attendees at the Institute be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test 1-3 business days prior to arrival. This policy is subject to change. An individual can be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after completion of a COVID-19 vaccination series (after the second dose of a 2-dose series, or after one dose of a single-dose vaccine).