LLAMA at the 2015 Midwinter Meeting

LLAMA meetings and events at 2015 ALA midwinter meeting

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Midwinter Career Institute

LLAMA Midwinter Career Institute
"Project Management for Librarians: Planning for Success"
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, MCP 178b

This interactive course will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully manage projects in all types of libraries. Using everyday scenarios to practice and apply key concepts, participants will be able to:

  • understand and manage the project lifecycle
  • identify stakeholders
  • set objectives
  • define activities, schedules and costs
  • assemble and manage teams
  • monitor and report progress

Presenter: Jennifer Sweeney, Ph.D., a library management consultant and adjunct faculty member in the College of Computing and Information Science at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She has had leadership roles in academic, public, and special libraries, and has been developing management workshops and training sessions for librarians since 2006.

Registration prior to December 1 is recommended as space is limited. Click here to register for the institute or to add it to your existing meeting registration. Just look for Ticketed Events under the Registration tab. You can also register for the institute without an ALA Midwinter Meeting registration.

The following fees cover workshop materials and light refreshments; lunch is on your own:

  • $175 for LIS Student Members and ALA Retired Members and current and past ALA Spectrum Scholars, ALA Emerging Leaders, ALA Leadership Institute participants (choose the “Other Member” category to receive the discounted rate)
  • $205 for LLAMA Divisional Members (use code “LLAMA2015” when registering)
  • $255 for ALA members
  • $305 for Non-Members

On-site registration of $305 is subject to availability.

The LLAMA Career Institute was introduced in 2007 to support active and ongoing career development for early- and mid-career professionals.

Special Events

LLAMA Happy Hour
Plan to join the Membership Committee and members from around the country for good cheer and fun at the Midwinter Meeting Happy Hour! This is an informal, no-host bar event and we'll meet Saturday 6:00-7:30, at Bull and Bear, 431 N. Wells

LLAMA Leadership Development Seminar: Building Your Career
As a librarian you are usually building something:  a program, a collection, a building, or maybe just morale; but have you taken time to consciously build your skills, your resume, your career?  Join LLAMA President Diane Bruxvoort for tips on intentional career building, based on her thirty plus years in public and academic libraries. Sunday 1:00-2:30,MCP 475a

New Professionals Section Planning Meeting
Come meet members of LLAMA’s newest section and discuss ideas for future section programs and activities.  Volunteers have already formed three teams – LIS Program Outreach/Services, Buddy Program, and Web Presence – and more are planned for this summer. Sunday 3:00-4:00, HRM Grant Park/CC 12A

A Kitchen Table Conversation with the LLAMA President
Join LLAMA leaders for an informal conversation about LLAMA’s present and future.  Members and nonmembers alike are invited to share your ideas and perspectives. Monday 10:30-11:30, MCP W187b

Discussion Groups

Less formal than programs, discussion groups feature participant-driven conversations on a wide variety of topics:

LLAMA discussion groups at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting
Saturday, Jan. 31 Group Location
8:30-10:00 Diversity Officers HIL Lake Erie
8:30-10:00 LOMS Middle Managers HRM Burnham/CC 12A
1:00-2:30 BES Library Interiors MCP W195
1:00-2:30 HRS Emerging Trends MCP W185a
4:30-5:30 FRFDS Development Issues MCP W194a   
Sunday, Feb. 1 Group Location
8:30-10:00 BES Safety & Security MCP 187c
8:30-10:00 HRS Union Relations for Managers MCP W176b
10:30-11:30 Women Administrators MCP W181b
10:30-11:30 BES Moving Libraries SHER Superior A
10:30-11:30 LLAMA/NMRT HRM Grant Park/CC 12A
1:00-2:30 BES Library Facilities Planning MCP 470b   
1:00-2:30 SASS Circulation/Access Services MCP W181b   
3:00-4:00 LOMS Fiscal and Business Officers MCP W181b
3:00-4:00 Library Storage MCP 194a
4:30-5:30 MAES Hot Topics in Assessment MCP 176a
Monday, Feb. 2 Group Location
8:30-10:00 Dialog with Directors MCP 186a


Any conference participant is welcome to attend a Board or committee meeting:

Board of Directors Meeting; Friday 3:00–5:00, MCP 186c
Board of Directors Meeting; Monday 1:00–3:00, MCP 186c
LLAMA Program Committee; Friday 3:00–4:00, HIL Lake Ontario
All Sections/All Committees; Saturday 8:30–10:00, MCP W375c/Skyline
All Division Committees; Saturday 10:30–11:30, MCP 196a
All Section Executive Committees; Saturday 10:30–11:30, HYATT Grand C North
HRS Human Resources Committee; Saturday 4:30-5:30, HRM Huron
ACRL/LLAMA Interdivisional Cmt on Building Resources Sunday 1:00–2:30, SHER Colorado
Consortial Borrowing Committee (LLAMA SASS/RUSA STARS) Sunday 3:00-4:00

Key to Locations:
MCP – McCormick Place West
HIL – Hilton Chicago
HRM – Hyatt Regency McCormick
HYATT – Hyatt Regency Chicago *
SHER – Sheraton Chicago

*Headquarters Hotel