Registration opens for ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute

Contact: Margot Conahan
ACRL
(312) 280-2522
mconahan@ala.org  

NEWS
For Immediate Release                                                                 
February 16, 2010                                                                                                           

CHICAGO - Registration is now open for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) Spring Virtual Institute, Doing Well by Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians. The institute will explore different models and aspects of leadership and management and their impact on academic librarianship in today’s challenged and flat economic environments. Registration is open through April 19, 2010, at www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/springvirtualinstitute.cfm.

The ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute will be held April 21-22, 2010. The institute’s online community will provide an environment in which groups of participants, both small and large, can gather electronically to learn, collaborate and network. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions and programs will be archived for viewing on-demand for one year after the institute.

Synchronous Webcasts are offered live so participants can interact with presenters in real time. Asynchronous online poster sessions offer audio narration along with slides, allowing participants view them on demand, on their schedules. The schedule and complete program descriptions for Webcasts and poster sessions are online. 
 
All tools used as part of the institute are designed to work with both PC and Apple computers, at dial-up Internet connection speeds or higher. Discounted registration fees for ALA, ACRL and LLAMA members are available, along with group registration rates. Complete details, including registration materials, are available online at www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/springvirtualinstitute.cfm.
Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.

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ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 12,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians.  Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.
The mission of the Library Leadership and Management Association ( www.ala.org/llama) is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.