LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Barbara Stripling

For Immediate Release
Mon, 04/27/2015


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer




CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present “Leadership Lessons Learned,” a free webinar featuring Barbara Stripling, from noon - 1 p.m. Central Time on May 13. This is part in an ongoing series of webinars featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries.  Stripling will draw particularly on her experience as director of library services for the New York City schools and as president of the American Library Association.  She will include examples from both situations.

Recently reflecting on her long career, Stripling wrote: “Throughout my library career, I have looked into the faces of young people and been nourished by their sense of wonder and enthusiasm for learning. As a librarian, I have served these young people by providing library programs and services that are their right: an environment conducive to learning; equitable access to resources that reflect their diverse needs and interests; effective instruction that builds independent learning skills; and opportunities for sharing with others.

“As director of school library programs in New York City, with 1.1 million students and 1,700 schools, I used my leadership skills to focus on building a nurturing and supportive community and strong guidance for all the school librarians. Together, we established effective school library programs to prepare our students to be successful in school and beyond.

“As assistant professor of practice at Syracuse University, I have the opportunity to impact the profession of librarianship through my teaching, research, and writing.

“As the 2013-2014 President of the American Library Association, I served ALA members in all types of libraries by championing intellectual freedom, privacy, advocacy for all types of libraries, public funding for libraries, legislative action, equitable access to information, and community-building and civic engagement through libraries.”

Register online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5465770524171247362

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.