Free webinar introduces LLAMA’s New Professionals Section

For Immediate Release
Fri, 05/23/2014


Fred Reuland

Program Officer

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)


CHICAGO — Are you are a new or aspiring library professional facing the challenges of finishing school, looking for a job, or working hard to succeed in your first position?  LLAMA’s New Professionals Section (NPS) may be just what you need.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “NPS 101: An Introduction to LLAMA’s New Professionals Section” from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. This free webinar will introduce participants to NPS, which launched at the American Library Association’s 2014 Midwinter Meeting.

NPS seeks to empower new professionals to lead from where they are, while also looking forward to what they hope to accomplish in the future. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, NPS aims to help LIS students and new professionals gain leadership and management skills so they can become leaders in their LIS programs, in their libraries and in the profession.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

  • Understand the mission and goals of both NPS and LLAMA
  • Learn about current and future NPS opportunities and initiatives
  • Find out how to become involved in NPS and LLAMA
  • Contribute to an ongoing conversation on new professional issues

Participants will also be encouraged to share ideas and offer their own visions of a successful New Professionals Section.

Presenters: Bethany Tschaepe, reference and instruction librarian, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas; Zara Wilkinson, reference and instruction librarian, Rutgers University-Camden, Camden, N.J.

Target audience: Current LIS students, recent graduates, new professionals and new or potential LLAMA members.

Register for “NPS 101: An Introduction to LLAMA’s New Professionals Section.”

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