LLAMA Webinar series expands communication skills beyond speaking and writing

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/28/2017

Contact:

Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education

Library Leadership and Management Association

312-280-5032

freuland@ala.org

Andy Spackman

Most people tend to think of speaking and writing when they hear the term communication skills. However, those are only two of the skills librarians need to effectively communicate with their users, colleagues, and stakeholders.  Increasingly, professionals choose to utilize visual design skills to communicate information and ideas more clearly and efficiently.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present a series of two new webinars: “Data Design Made Simple,” on Mar. 16, and “Slide Design Made Simple,” on April 6. This series will present basic design skills that will help participants increase their competency in communication skills, one of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

“Data Design Made Simple” — Thurs., Mar. 16, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Central Time

Participants will learn:
-The difference between exploratory and expository data visualization
-Design concepts for the non-designer, and how they apply to data graphics
-How to create simple, focused charts and tables that communicate meaning and inspire action

“Slide Design Made Simple” — Thurs., April 6, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Central Time

Participants will learn:
-Design concepts for the non-designer, and how they apply to slide presentations
-How to navigate the information density spectrum and create clean, powerful slides
-Ten traps and techniques for slide design

Who Should Attend: This series is ideal for librarians of all types at all career stages.

Presenter: Andy Spackman is Business and Communications Librarian at Brigham Young University, where he also teaches communication in organizational settings for the Marriott School of Management. Andy received his MBA from BYU and his MLIS from the University of North Texas.

Registration:

Single Webinar: 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; Student: $29

Series of 2 Webinars (20% savings for the series): LLAMA member $78; Non-LLAMA member $94; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $318; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $382; Student: $46

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.

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download, but is easily accessed by PC and MAC platforms.

For questions about these webinars 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.