LLAMA announces three new webinars for managers

For Immediate Release
Mon, 05/18/2015


Fred Reuland

Program Officer




CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, is offering three upcoming webinars.

June 3 -- “Embedded Librarianship: Connecting the Dots, and Avoiding the Pitfalls”

Description: Embedded librarianship-- developing strong, collaborative working relationships with communities -- is essential to the future of librarians. This webinar presents the fundamental elements of embedded librarianship, identifies strategies and practices that lead to success and points out pitfalls that can derail embedded initiatives. Tactics for adapting successful practices and avoiding or mitigating potential risks are also presented. This webinar offers valuable insights for library professionals who wish to increase their value to their communities.

Presenter: David Shumaker is a clinical associate professor of library and information science at Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C.  He has an extensive record of presentations on the topic of embedded librarianship and is the author of "The Embedded Librarian" (Information Today, 2012).

June 10 -- “Putting a Library Internship Program to Work for You and Your Library”

Description: This webinar will offer strategies for managing an internship program and will focus on ways to make it manageable for the library staff and enriching for the interns.  The presenters have experience planning internships for MLIS students as well as high school and college students. They bring perspectives from academic and public libraries.

Presenters: Sue Erickson, Susan Paddock

June 17 --  “Grumble Theory in the Workplace: Making the Most of Employee Complaints”

Description:  Many of us are familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, but probably less familiar with Maslow’s Grumble Theory and how it can directly relate to employee complaints. In his Hierarchy of Needs, Maslow says that human beings have six basic needs which are organized in a hierarchical order of importance.  In this webinar, we will place that hierarchy of needs into a context of employee complaints and employee survey responses to provide a framework and perspective for supervisors addressing employee complaints.

Presenters: Michael Crumpton, assistant dean for administrative services, and Kathy Bradshaw, human resources librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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.