LLAMA webinar helps you find the best talent for your library

For Immediate Release
Thu, 08/02/2018


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education

Library Leadership and Management Association

American Library Association



Like most organizations, a library is only as good as the people who work there. For library supervisors and managers the ability to select and support the right staff is among their most important skills. But, all too frequently it can be a supervisor’s greatest weakness. How can you make sure you are hiring the best people?


The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Managing the Talent: A Holistic Look at Personnel Management,” on Wed., August 15, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar will show you how to identify talent, find the right fit, bring people on board, and identify and grow their strengths in order to keep them engaged, thriving, and focused on the future.


This webinar addresses three of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies: communication skills, team building (personnel), and conflict resolution (personnel).


Our presenters:

James LaRue, Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Freedom to Read Foundation, American Library Association, Chicago, Illinois;

Sharon Morris, Director of Library Development and Interim Assistant Commissioner, Colorado State Library, Denver, Colorado


Who should attend: anyone in a supervisory role


Attendees will gain:

- An understanding of the key skills of effective library workers

- Tips for identifying these skills during the interview

- The importance of, and some approaches to, onboarding new staff

- How to diagnose and coach underperforming staff

- How to have a respectful but firm talk about a problem


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

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.