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The final version of this chapter is published in Creating Leaders: an Examination of Academic and Research Library Leadership Institutes, edited by Irene M. H. Herold, Chicago : ACRL, 2015.


The Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups (MNTIEL, or the Minnesota Institute) is offered every two years for librarians with less than five years’ professional library experience and is intended to provide an “opportunity to learn about leadership and organizational behavior in institutions of higher education." This chapter provides an overview of the program highlighting some benefits and potential shortfalls.