Dr. Sharon Weiner, Dean of Library Services at the UMassD Claire T. Carney Library, co-chaired the third annual Peabody Academic Library Leadership Institute at Vanderbilt University from July 6-10, 2008. Twenty-five Institute Fellows represented colleges and universities in 17 states. Several from under-represented groups and minority-serving institutions were awarded Laura Bush Scholarships from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to attend. The Institute speakers were nationally-recognized figures in higher education leadership. They focused on understanding the higher education environment so that library leaders can position their libraries to support institutional missions.