LLAMA webinar helps you use staff competencies effectively

For Immediate Release
Fri, 01/23/2015


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer

Library Leadership and Management Association



CHICAGO As popular as they are, staff competencies can still seem too confusing or cumbersome for many library managers and supervisors to use effectively. Learning how they have been developed and adopted successfully in another institution can help. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “The Matrix: Linking Competencies and Learning Opportunities,” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. (Central time) on Feb. 11.

This webinar will introduce the Staff Competencies Training Matrix, an innovative online tool that helps you access established library competencies and associated training resources. This tool provides a dynamic interface that allows for library-wide participation, transparency of job duties and a framework for creating a need-based and outcome-oriented training program. You will find it useful for recruiting managers, trainers, supervisors and employees wanting to advance or set goals. Participants will be challenged to consider using these competencies within their own libraries.

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • gain a basic understanding of the current use of competencies in academic libraries;
  • consider the application of this online tool that links competencies with learning opportunities and creates a tangible way of connecting otherwise cumbersome and non-user friendly competencies to users in their institution;
  • understand how this open-source application can be easily implemented by IT professionals, and how administrators manage content.

Suggested audiences: Human Resources, Training and Development, and IT professionals; Managers and Supervisors

Presenters: Judith M. Roberts, training consultant; and Suchitra Yellapantual, IT Programmer, George A. Smathers Libraries - University of Florida, Gainesville

Fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

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

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

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.