Learn from the best with LLAMA’s new Online Competency Courses

For Immediate Release
Thu, 03/29/2018

Contact:

Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education

Library Leadership and Management Association

American Library Association

312-280-5032

freuland@ala.org

Learn from the best with LLAMA’s new Online Competency Courses

CHICAGO — Decisions, decisions, decisions!  That’s the life of a library leader or manager.  But what’s the best way to make decisions?  In most cases it involves identifying the right facts from multiple sources, so that you are fully informed beforehand. In other words, you need strong evidence to make a strong decision. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announces the first in an exciting new series of 4-week online courses that will help you become a better leader and boost your career to a new level. The first course, “Evidence-based decision making,” will be offered April 16-May 11 and will give you the knowledge and skills you need to make the best decisions for your library.

Students will learn:

  • what evidence-based decision making is, where it came from, and why it has become a popular method for decision-making;
  • why it is especially important for leading and managing libraries;
  • how it can be most effectively applied in libraries;
  • how it can be applied and be of benefit at their own workplaces;  
  • and common barriers to watch out for and how to overcome them.

Upon completion, students will receive a certificate of course completion.

Our expert instructors:

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is professor/coordinator for Information Literacy Services in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the 2010-2011 ACRL president, she led the launch of the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. Lisa is currently editor of Library Trends, chair of the IFLA Information Literacy Section, and writes for Scholarly Kitchen. She has also held positions in DLF, NISO, ARL and ALA. She has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, program evaluation, assessment, strategic planning, organizational innovation, discovery and emerging technologies. Web: lisahinchliffe.com; Twitter: @lisalibrarian

Beth S. Woodard is Associate Professor Emerita in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is currently co-teaching Library and Administration of Library and Information Centers.  She spent the last 12 years as the coordinator of staff development and training for the UIUC Library.  She has been active in both RUSA and ACRL, and is currently working on a book with Jo Bell Whitlatch on training for the RUSA Professional Comptencies, and was a faculty member of the ACRL Immersion Program for 17 years.

Registration: ALA Members: $169; LLAMA members:  $139; Student Members: $99; Non-Members: $249

Register online

Register by mail (purchase order or check) by completing this print registration form. Tip: If you’re unable to open this “register by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer

For questions about this course or LLAMA’s other continuing education offerings, contact Fred Reuland, freuland@ala.org, 312-280-5032.

Upcoming competency courses:

Evidence-based decision making, April 16-May 11
Conflict Resolution, May 14-June 8
Change Management, July 9-August 6.

Registration opens four weeks in advance

About the LLAMA Foundational Leadership Competencies
As the professional organization for library leadership and management development, the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) has identified 14 foundational competencies that can be applied across roles, career stages and library types.

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.