LLAMA webinar: Self-reflection vs. self-evaluation - Understanding your employees’ perceptions

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/07/2020


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer

Library Leadership and Management Association




LLAMA webinar helps you understand your employees better by adding self-reflection to their evaluations

At annual review time, many employees complete a self-evaluation, which is often the same evaluation sheet their supervisor will use. Employees’ self-perceptions are not always accurate, and self-evaluations do not offer much insight into why employees see themselves that way.  Incorporating self-reflection into the evaluation process can help supervisors understand much more about where employees see their strengths, areas for improvement, struggles, and successes. Best of all, self-reflection can open up a more meaningful conversation about work performance and addresses discrepancies between a supervisor’s evaluation and an employee’s perceptions.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Self-reflection vs. self-evaluation: Understanding your employees’ perceptions,” on Wednesday, July 22, at 1:30-3:00 pm CT. This webinar will explore the advantages of self-reflection as part of employees’ evaluations.

Participants will learn:

  • The differences between self-reflection and self-evaluation
  • The pros and cons of using self-reflection in performance evaluations
  • The pros and cons of using self-evaluation in performance evaluations
  • How to create a plan to use self-reflection at their library

This webinar will address two of LLAMA's foundational leadership competencies: communication skills and conflict resolution.


Who Should Attend: Supervisors and library human resources personnel

Our Presenter: Sharon Holderman, Coordinator of Public Services, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee


Registration: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people) $239; Student: $5 (or the duration of the pandemic)

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

To register with a purchase order or by mail, contact Tihuana Spells tspells@ala.org, or Vicky Williams: vwilliams@ala.org.

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.

Questions about this webinar: contact Fred Reuland at freuland@ala.org.


About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (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.