LLAMA New Professionals Section


The New Professionals Section helps LIS students and new professionals gain the leadership and management skills they need as they lead from where they are and move into influential roles. Further, NPS promotes existing programs in LLAMA and ALA that fall in line with this mission; if it's already happening, we are happy to connect people with those opportunities. NPS also collaborates with groups across ALA to foster an atmosphere of leadership throughout the Association and our collective circles of influence.



  • Podcast: "Break Room Chats" covers issues of leadership and management for new LIS professionals
  • NPS Toolkit: curated collection of leadership and management resources.
  • Buddy Program (coming soon!)


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Career Development

Staff Liaison

Kerry Ward, kward@ala.org, 800-545-2433, ext. 5036