Thanks to the many interests our sections represent, LLAMA has a diverse membership including new librarians, directors, HR professionals, architects, fundraisers, and more. Each month the Membership Committee will feature one of these members in the Member Spotlight. It's a great way for you to you meet your colleagues and find members with similar interests.
To see yourself in the spotlight, just send an email to the Membership Committee with some basic information. A member of the committee will then follow up with you. It only takes a minute and the committee would love to hear from you.
Current Member Spotlight:
Professional experience, particularly LLAMA activities
This is my first year in LLAMA and I’m looking forward to networking and taking advantage of the opportunities provided by this membership. I currently serve as Branch Manager at the Daniel Boone branch of the St. Louis County Library (MO). I have a Master’s of Library Science from the University of Maryland College Park and a Bachelor’s of Science in Historic Preservation from Southeast Missouri State University. I am active in PLA and have served on several committees and currently enrolled in the CPLA program.
Best benefit of LLAMA membership
The impetus for my initial participation in LLAMA was to be involved in the mentoring program. While I wait to find out who I will be mentoring, I have heard great experiences from other members of LLAMA who have enjoyed the opportunities to get to know other manager’s throughout the country and share experiences and solutions.
What was your favorite class in college?
My favorite class in college was Reference 101. The field of Library Science was recommended by my undergraduate advisor as she knew that the research portion of class projects in the Historic Preservation degree program was something I thoroughly enjoyed and excelled at by devoting hours and hours to research. This class was like the light bulb going on! The way my brain would handle any informational seeking task fit perfectly into the reference methodology. I hate to use the expression “like a dog with a bone” but that is how I handle any question. I’m not satisfied until I can find the answer! This class was just the confirmation I needed to know that I was on the right career path.
Recent Member Spotlights (to see earlier member profiles click here)
|Zara T. Wilkinson
| Eric Shoaf