LLAMA Webinar Helps You Create an Emotionally Intelligent Organization

For Immediate Release
Thu, 08/02/2018


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education

Library Leadership and Management Association

American Library Association



Much has been written about the importance of individuals becoming more emotionally intelligent, especially in the workplace. Today’s library leaders and supervisors are expected to have at least some familiarity with emotional intelligence as it pertains to them personally. But what about the library as a whole? Emotionally intelligent leaders can do little if their organization is not also emotionally intelligent. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Setting the Emotional Tone: Managing Emotional Culture in the Library,” on Wed., August 8, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar will show you how to influence the emotional tone of your library not only by setting an example, but also by communicating directly with librarians and staff to create an environment conducive to the healthy exchange of ideas and open expression of feelings.

Attendees will be able to:

• Understand the basics of emotional intelligence and define its four elements

• State the importance of increased organizational emotional intelligence

• Understand how to set emotional tone for an organization

• Develop strategies to lead your organization towards increased emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence is one of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

Who should attend: Library leaders at any level who want to better understand how to develop and lead an emotionally intelligent library.

Our presenter: Jason Martin, Associate Dean, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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 continuing education opportunities, 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.