LLAMA at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting

LLAMA at ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting Boston

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LLAMA Schedule of Meetings and Events (pdf)
Midwinter Institutes (ticketed)
Leadership Development and Management
Special Events
Governance
See the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting homepage


2018 Midwinter Institutes


Service Safari: Learning from the Best
Friday, February 9, 8:30 am-4:00 pm (Offsite)

In this all-day tour and program we’ll see service models in multiple settings and explore how they can be applied to our libraries and customers. In the morning we’ll visit local retail businesses to see how they excel in customer service. We’ll then go to the Anythink Wright Farms library to have guided discussions on what we’ve learned and how we can develop new service models for our own libraries.  So, put on your pith helmet, bring your flashlight, and discover what’s needed to think about a change in service approaches!  The Institute is designed to increase proficiency in 2 of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies: Foward Thinking and Team Building.

Registration: Pre-registration is recommended; on-site registration will be subject to availability. The fee includes bus transportation and lunch: LLAMA Member $125; ALA Member $175; Other Member (Retired, Student, Trustee, Non-Salaried, Support Staff): $50; Non-Member $275. To register online now just look for Ticketed Events on the ALA Midwinter Meeting site, then search for LLAMA Institute (Event Code: LLA2).

LLAMA Career Institute: Moving into Leadership: Transitioning into a New Role
Friday, February 9, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Do you see yourself as a future supervisor, manager, director or dean? If so, this career institute is for you. Eight experienced academic, medical, and public library leaders will share how they prepared for leadership roles, and how they identified priorities and focused their energy as new leaders. They will also discuss the role of mentors and mentoring in their professional development.  There will be interactive sessions throughout the day, with panelists facilitating tabletop discussions on leadership topics, and there will also be time for informal conversations with panelists and your colleagues.

For complete information about the day and panelist biographies, see the 2018 Career Institute page.

Melissa DeSantis
Michelle Jeske
Kimberly Johnson
Michael Levine-Clark
Gary Shaffer
John Spears
Mark Stover
Lisa Traditi

Registration: Pre-registration is recommended; on-site registration will be subject to availability. The fee includes workshop materials and lunch: LLAMA Member $145; ALA Member $195; Other Member (Retired, Student, Trustee, Non-Salaried, Support Staff) $75; Non-Member $295. To register online now just look for Ticketed Events on the ALA Midwinter Meeting site, then search for LLAMA Institute (Event Code: LLA2).


Leadership Development and Management


LLAMA Leadership Development Seminar: TBD
Sunday 8:30-10:00

LLAMA Discussion Groups

Less formal than programs, discussion groups feature participant-driven conversations on diverse topics in management.

Saturday, Feb. 10 Group Location TBD
1:00-2:30 Buildings and Equipment - Library Interiors  
1:00-2:30 Human Resources - Emerging Trends  
3:00-4:00 Diversity Officers  
3:00-4:00 Library Organization and Mgmt - Middle Managers  
3:00-4:00 Women Administrators  
4:30-5:30 Fundraising and Financial Dvlp - Devolopment Issues  
4:30-5:30 Human Resources - HR Management Cmt  
Sunday, Feb. 12 Group Location
10:30-11:00 Library Organization and Mgmt - Organizational Theory and Practice  
1:00-2:30 Buildings and Equipment - Library Facilities Planning  
1:00-2:30 Library Organization and Mgmt - Planning and Eval of Lib Services  
1:00-2:30 Systems and Services - Circulation/Access Services  
3:00-4:00 Buildings and Equipment - Library Storage  
3:00-4:00 Library Organization and Mgmt - Fiscal and Business Officers  
4:30-5:30 Assessment Section - Hot Topics in Assessment  
Monday, Feb. 13 Group Location
8:30-10:00 Dialogue with Directors  


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. Location TBD. Sunday 6:00-7:30


Governance


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

Board of Directors; Friday 3:00-5:00
Board of Directors; Monday 1:00-3:00
LLAMA Program Committee; Friday 3:00-4:00
All LLAMA Committees; Saturday 8:30-10:00
Consortial Borrowing Committee (LLAMA Systems and Services/RUSA STARS); Sunday 8:30-11:00
ACRL/LLAMA Interdivisional Cmt on Building Resources; Sunday 1:00-2:30

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