ALA President-elect Sari Feldman will kick off series of webinars featuring library thought leaders

For Immediate Release
Mon, 10/20/2014

Contact:

Fred Reuland

Program Officer

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)

312-280-5032

freuland@ala.org

CHICAGO — In today’s rapidly changing library environment, innovative ideas and practices are more important than ever before.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will present the first in a series of 60-minute webinars featuring library thought leaders from a wide variety of library types and sizes.  ALA President-elect Sari Feldman will kick off the series with a free webinar at 1 - 2 p.m. Central time on Nov. 12.

She is a past president of the Public Library Association (2009-2010) and has served as executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) since June 2003. Under her leadership, CCPL has become one of the nation’s best and busiest public library systems, earning the Library Journal 5-Star recognition for five consecutive years (2010-2014).  Prior to joining CCPL, she was deputy director of Cleveland Public Library, the nation’s third largest public research library.  Sari also serves as president of the board of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

She previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, teaching graduate courses in library management, reference services, policy and grant writing for more than 20 years. She was honored in 1995 with the Vice President’s Award for Teacher of the Year. 

Feldman was named a 2005 YWCA Woman of Achievement and recognized for her achievements by Smart Business Magazine. She was a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2004. She is the recipient of the David C. Sweet Leadership Academy Alumni Community Leadership Award and the Leadership Academy’s 2002 Community Impact Award. Feldman received the 2008 Jane Donelson Player of the Year Award from the USA Toy Library Association and, in 2011, was named a Woman of Note by Crain’s Cleveland Business. In 2013, she was honored with the Public Library Association’s Charlie Robinson Award for innovation in library service.

She has presented on public libraries both nationally and internationally and written widely for professional publications.

Register for this free webinar.

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem!  If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, 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.