LLAMA webinar: “Managing the Talent: A Holistic Look at Personnel Management,”

Wednesday, 8/15/2018
  • 2:30 PM-4:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:30 PM-3:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:30 PM-2:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:30 AM-1:00 PM (Pacific)

Find the best talent for your library


Like most organizations, a library is only as good as the people who work for it. For library supervisors and managers the ability to select and support the right staff is among their most important skills. But all too frequently it can be a supervisor’s greatest weakness. How can you as a supervisor or hiring manager make sure you are hiring the best people?


LLAMA's webinar “Managing the Talent: A Holistic Look at Personnel Management,” will show you how to identify talent, find the right fit, bring people on board, and identify and grow their strengths in order to keep them engaged, thriving, and focused on the future.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will gain:

- An understanding of the key skills of effective library workers

- Tips for identifying the skills during the interview

- The importance and some approaches for onboarding new staff

- How to diagnose and coach underperforming staff

- How to have a respectful but firm talk about a problem


This webinar addresses three of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies: communication skills, team building (personnel), and conflict resolution (personnel).

Who Should Attend

Anyone in a supervisory role


Our presenters:

James LaRue, Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Freedom to Read Foundation, American Library Association, Chicago, Illinois

Sharon Morris, Director of Library Development and Interim Assistant Commissioner, Colorado State Library, Denver, Colorado




LLAMA member $49;
Non-LLAMA member $59;

LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199;
Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

*Recordings are available for purchase for one year following the webinar presentation.

How to Register

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements

This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download, but is easily accessed by PC and MAC platforms.


For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.