LLAMA/NPS Buddy Program Team

Team Charge

One of the main objectives of NPS is to improve the experience for new members. This includes new members to LLAMA, even if they are not new to the librarian profession. The Buddy Program Team will develop and execute a pilot program to give new members of LLAMA an initial short-­term contact person to provide guidance on how LLAMA works and how to get involved. This guidance could include an introduction to a LLAMA conference, LLAMA sections, virtual LLAMA programs, or virtual involvement in LLAMA.


Ms. Jamie Luedtke (Co-Chair, April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016)
Catherine B. Soehner (Co-Chair, April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016)
Sherry Machones (Member, April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016)
T.J. Szafranski (Member, April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016)
Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)

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Staff Liaison

Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison) - kward@ala.org
Work Phone: (312) 280-5036
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788