LLAMA Webinar: Battling Impostor Syndrome in the Workplace

Wednesday, 6/13/2018
  • 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)

Do you or someone you know, work with, or manage, have a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud at work? It may be a case of imposter syndrome.  This form of Intellectual self-doubt is a common psychological pattern in which people doubt their accomplishments and have an ongoing, often internalized fear of being found out.  It can sometimes lead to difficulty excelling in in an area of interest, even with strong professional and personal support.  The good news is there are simple things you can learn to do to tackle impostor syndrome.

 In this webinar, you will discover what impostor syndrome is, why people develop it, and what strategies can combat or prevent it.

This webinar addresses emotional intelligence, one of LLAMA's Foundational Leadership Competencie.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will learn:
- The markers of impostor syndrome and its causes
- How to successfully coexist with impostor syndrome
- Ways to build self-worth through the use and acceptance of compliments and positive feedback 
- How impostor syndrome creates barriers to successful job hunting, interviewing, and everyday work

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning about imposter syndrome, especially those in LLAMA's New Professionals Community of Practice, ALA's New Member Roundtable (NMRT), library school students, new managers, new information workers, information workers transitioning to new role, solo librarians & lone arrangers, new or emerging leaders, and mentors.


Aisha Connor-Gaten, Instructional Design Librarian, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

Stephanie Van Ness, Library Supervisor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona Area;

Kimberly Tate-Louie, Graduate Student, SUSC Master of Management in Library & Information Science



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.