Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

LLAMA Board Statement - January 20, 2017 (pdf)

Educational opportunity at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago:
Cultural Proficiency for Library Leaders (Ticketed Event)
Friday, June 23, 8
:30 am - 4:00 pm
This Career Institute is designed for managers committed to ensuring the library’s inclusive workplace environment and for those responsible for developing diversity-related programs and services. Participants will be introduced to the core concepts of cultural proficiency, how to create shared language, and how to apply cultural dexterity to their leadership role. We will learn about the impact of unconscious bias on perception and behavior and explore practical ways of moving from diversity “awareness” to “action”.  For fees or to register see the ALA Ticketed Events page.

Leadership Development

2016 Leadership Development Seminar: “The Human Side of Facilitating Organizational Change”

2014 Leadership Development Seminar: “Who do You Think You Are? Finding Your Leadership Style”

Library Buildings

2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

2013 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

2011 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

2009 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

A New Campus Library: Vision, Design, and Assessing Usage

Library Interior Design

2014 ALA/IIDA Interior Design Awards

2012 ALA/IIDA Interior Design Awards

2008 ALA/IIDA Interior Design Awards

2006 ALA/IIDA Interior Design Awards

Recent Publications

Cover image: The Greening of America’s Libraries: LEEDing the Way

The Greening of America’s Libraries: LEEDing the Way by Mary M. Carr and Steven L. Carr

A joint e-book from LLAMA and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) The authors, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) trained and certified accredited LEED-AP professionals and librarians, of this digital publication introduce librarians and design professionals to the information, standards and tools necessary to construct or renovate a library in accordance with the USGBC’s LEED requirements and process.

The goal of The Greening of America’s Libraries is to provide the information, tools and confidence a non-building or design professional needs to construct or renovate library spaces with an eye towards sustainability. Carr and Carr provide readers with point by point explanations of LEED requirements in all relevant categories along with examples of existing library building projects that illustrate specific LEED requirements. The handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in library renovation projects along with the construction or lease of new library spaces.

Staff Development: A Practical Guide, Fourth EditionStaff Development: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition, Edited by Andrea Wigbels Stewart, Carlette Washington-Hoagland, and Carol T. Zsulya for LLAMA (print and e-book editions available)

Since its original publication more than two decades ago, Staff Development: A Practical Guide has remained a respected handbook for supporting one of libraries’ most important assets: their human resources. Staff development and training are not only important but essential to ensure that libraries meet new challenges and fulfill their missions, especially in a constantly changing world where technological innovations directly impact information access for library staff and users alike. This new edition offers unique, state-of-the-art perspectives on such important topics as

Strategies for building and implementing a staff development program

  • Tracking changes through training, including the importance of setting goals and needs assessments
  • Refining how staff approaches customer service
  • Using instructional design for staff development

Outstanding Library Public Relations: 60 Years of the John Cotton Dana Award

Outstanding Library Public Relations: 60 Years of the John Cotton Dana Award, by Amy Shaw and Peter Deekle

This the story of John Cotton Dana, the man, and the evolution of the award that bears his name. It is also a look at our changing times through the decades, their effect on the nature of public relations in society and in libraries, and how the award winners were often a reflection of those trends. Finally, look ahead with some experts in the field of library public relations. Read opinions about marketing trends and technologies for our future libraries as they “cast an eye toward the future.”