Diane Bruxvoort
       LLAMA President 2014-15
        University of Aberdeen
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Since its establishment in 1957, LLAMA has been a catalyst for leadership in library and information science. Attuned to ever-changing technological, economic, political, and cultural conditions, LLAMA equips library professionals with tools for building vibrant and successful careers in library services. We hope you'll join us!

Mission and Core Values Board and Sections
Staff/Contact Information Strategic Plan and Bylaws
History and Annual Reports Leadership Orientation Guide











The Library Leadership and Management Association advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders.

Core Values

LLAMA believes advancing leadership and management excellence is achieved by fostering the following values:

  • Exemplary and innovative service to and for our members
  • Leadership development and continuous learning opportunities for our members
  • Sustainable and socially responsible management 

Board of Directors

Diane Bruxvoort
University of Aberdeen
Jeff Steely
Baylor University
Catherine Friedman
University of California-San Diego
James Rettig
United States Naval Academy Nimitz Library
Emily Bergman
Division Councilor
University of Southern California
Eileen Theodore-Shusta
Ohio University Libraries
Natasha Dass-Ford
New Leader's Representative
Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
Melissa B. Bennett
Buildings and Equipment Section Chair
James Michael Thompson
Fund Raising & Financial Development Chair
University of Houston
Marcy L. Simons
Human Resources Section Chair University of Notre Dame
Leo S. Lo
Library Organization and Management Chair Kansas State University Libraries
Lisa R. Horowitz
Measurement and Evaluation Section Chair Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tyler Dzuba
New Professionals Section Chair
University of Rochester
Kimberly Terry
Public Relations and Marketing Section Chair
Metropolitan Library System 
Paul A. Sharpe
Systems and Services Chair
University of Missouri - St Louis
Brad L. Eden (ex-officio)
LL&M Editor
Valparaiso University
Kerry Ward (ex-officio)
LLAMA Executive Director



Executive Director Kerry Ward; kward@ala.org; 800-545-2433, ext. 5036
Major Responsibilities:

  • Providing advice and guidance to LLAMA leaders, committees, and members
  • Managing the budget and financial reports
  • Managing the annual election and appointment process
  • Managing the awards programs
  • Policy and procedure questions

Program Officer for Continuing Education Fred Reuland, freuland@ala.org; 800-545-2433, ext. 5032
Major Responsibilities:

  • Webinar production and planning, including scheduling and registration
  • Conference program scheduling, descriptions, and support
  • Conference committee and discussion group scheduling, including A/V and catering requests

Strategic Plan and Bylaws

LLAMA 2012-15 Strategic Plan

LLAMA Bylaws


The Library Administration Division (LAD) became an ALA division on January 1, 1957. At that time nine groups were transferred to it: Board on Personnel Administration, Buildings Committee, Equipment Committee, Federal Relations Committee, Friends of the Libraries Committee, Insurance for Libraries Committee, Library Legislation Committee, Public Relations Committee, and Statistics Committee.

In the Spring and Fall of 1957, an additional eighteen committees were transferred to LAD from other ALA divisions. Most of these additional committees involved building construction and maintenance, recruitment of professional librarians, public relations and statistics. By the end of the year, the LAD Board had developed the basis for the structure of sections and responsibilities that it has today.

In 1978, the LAD membership voted to change the division's name to the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA).

In 2008, division members voted to change the name to the Library Leadership and Management Association. The new name was intended to help ALA members, other divisions and units of ALA, the profession at large, and the general public to understand the important role we play in developing library leaders of the present and the future.

Presidents, 1957-Present

Annual Reports