Social Media Team

Community of Practice: New Professionals

Charge: To manage the New Professionals Community of Practice Facebook and Twitter accounts. This will involve posting new content regularly, moderating discussions, facilitating conversation, and advertising LLAMA/ALA events and activity. The team will also develop recommendations for the Community of Practice LinkedIn group.


Maurini R. Strub (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. M. Elizabeth Davidson (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Paula DuPont (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Meghan Kwast (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Laura Katherine McPhail (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2022)

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Our Work



  • Regularly post to Twitter and Facebook accounts (multiple times per week, however the Team wants to divide that work). Posts should include pointers to leadership/management related content, relevant LLAMA/ALA programming, and conversation with other community of practice members and interested people.

During Midwinter and Annual 2018

  • Post about New Professionals and LLAMA programs and meetings. Facilitate virtual discussion and involvement as possible.

By September 30, 2017

  • Develop recommendations for LinkedIn group

By May 31, 2018

  • Submit final report of what the team has accomplished and recommendations for the next iteration of the team

By the close of this project, the team will have:

  • Regularly posted to the New Professionals Community of Practice Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • Developed recommendations for the New Professionals Community of Practice LinkedIn group.
  • Made recommendations either for continuation of New Professionals Community of Practice social media with any changes needed or for cessation of the program and redirection of effort.

Expected Time Commitment:

  • Three hours a month
  • Ongoing communication with the New Professionals chair
  • Ongoing collaboration with other Community teams to promote their projects, such as Buddy Program enrollment and new podcast episodes

Desired skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Knowledge or experience working on podcasts
  • Communication skills
  • Some knowledge or experience with LLAMA and/or the New Professionals Community

Staff Contact and roles:

  • Kerry Ward,, 800-5454-2433, ext. 5036. Overall management, committee charges/appointments, budget requests, etc.
  • Fred Reuland,, 800-545-2433, ext. 5032. Webinar production, program planning and scheduling, conference support, etc.

Resources available:

  • Virtual meeting support
  • Community email blasts/announcements

LLAMA Staff Liaison

Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison) -
Work Phone: (312) 280-5036
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788