Enhance your professional education with a LLAMA preconference in Washington, DC

For Immediate Release
Mon, 04/22/2019


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education

Library Leadership and Management Association

American Library Association



Registration is now open for three preconferences presented by The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), in conjunction with the 2019 ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC., June 21-24.  Register here.

A Tour of DC Area Branch Libraries
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: LLA1
Ticket pricing: ALA Member: $145 - Other Member: $45 - Non-Member: $195

Within and around the District of Columbia there are a number of compelling library buildings and library initiatives that merit personal exploration. Join us for a tour of several new DCPL branches (Woodridge, Cleveland Park and West End) each integrated into their respective neighborhoods in interesting ways (including a public-private partnership). Additionally, DCPL Library Executive Director, Richard Reyes-Gavilan, will update us on the progress and concepts for the renovation of the system’s central facility, the MLK Library designed by noted modernist architect, Mies Van der Rohe, reviewing how they plan to preserve/recognize the legacy of Mies and the legacy of Martin Luther King while re-establishing the central library as central in the lives of DC citizens. Because DCPL‘s newest ideas are embodied in projects not yet built, Rich will also share initiatives and innovations that will be incorporated in their soon to-be-built branch library projects. We will also visit the Laurel Branch Library (Laurel, MD), a 2018 AIA/ALA award recipient - check out the full-size dinosaur and erupting volcano in the Children’s Room. Registration includes bus transportation and box lunch.

Demystifying the planning process: techniques to imagine, fund and build the academic library of your dreams
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Event Code: LLA2
ALA Member: $195 - Other Member: $95 - Non-Member: $295 - LLAMA Members: $145

Library building projects require collaboration with many stakeholders and have unique processes for selecting design partners and securing funding. This workshop provides practical advice for working with campus planners and financial leaders, as well as facilities staff, architects, and other specialists. Participants will hear case studies from architects and librarians and will map their own journey from initial concept through approvals, funding and project implementation. Design professionals will assist participants and provide advice. Includes tour of renovated spaces at George Washington University library. Note: event will be held offsite at GWU, near downtown and public transit. Registration includes lunch.

Emergency Management, Libraries, and Integrating the Incident Command
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: LLA3
Tickets: ALA Member: $215 - Other Member: $95 - Non-Member: $315 - LLAMA Members: $165

Disasters happen. How we prepare for them makes all the difference in how quickly a library can get operations and collections back up and running. Gain essential understanding of effective emergency management strategies, including how to implement FEMA’s Incident Command System (ICS) into your library environment. ICS allows a library to operate in a disaster situation with a common organizational structure that facilitates management, planning, communication, logistics, and administration. This workshop will include active participation in a structured emergency management table-top exercise to learn and practice effective response strategies. Staff from the Emergency Management Institute will present on available resources.

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders.