LLAMA webinar helps you overcome imposter syndrome at your workplace

For Immediate Release
Tue, 06/05/2018


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education

Library Leadership and Management Association

American Library Association



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.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Battling Impostor Syndrome in the Workplace,” on June 13, at 1:30 pm-3:00 pm, Central Time. In this webinar, you will discover what impostor syndrome is, how people fall into it, and what strategies can combat or prevent it. 

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

Our presenters: 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 and Information Science

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, new or emerging leaders, and mentors.

This webinar addresses emotional intelligence, one of LLAMA’s foundational leadership competencies. It is presented by LLAMA’s New Professionals Community of Practice, and Human Resources Emerging Trends Discussion Group.

Registration: 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; Student: $29
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.

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.