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. Since its establishment in 1957, LLAMA has been a catalyst in the development of leadership in the library and information science field. Attuned to ever-changing technological, economic, political, and cultural conditions, LLAMA equips library professionals with dynamic tools for building vibrant library services and successful careers.


LLAMA President 2013-14
Catherine Friedman
University of California -
San Diego


The work of LLAMA is largely carried out by its eight sections. Here you'll find opportunities to connect with people of similar interests, exchange ideas, collaborate on projects, publish research, mentor future leaders, and develop your management skills:

Education programs, both at ALA conferences and online offer excellent opportunities for learning and exchanging ideas with colleagues

  • Educational programs offer opportunities for learning and discussion on cutting-edge issues and developments in the library world.
  • Outstanding preconferences and institutes give intensive training by experts in topics central to library management and administration Recent topics include fundraising, managing libraries in times of crisis and the joy of publishing.

LLAMA’s numerous publications give practical guidance and stimulating analysis.

  • Library Leadership & Management, our quarterly online magazine, contains high-quality, practical articles to help today’s supervisors and managers with their administrative challenges.


Contact us at 1-800-545-2433, ext.5032; at llama@ala.org; or at 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.