Leadership Development

IFRT Emerging Leader Videos Engage Non-Librarians

ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is pleased to announce the publication of four videos to engage non-librarians in the fight to protect intellectual freedom. The brief explainer videos cover the basics of intellectual freedom, censorship, and privacy for a non-library audience with key definitions and everyday language.

ALA President Loida Garcia – Febo shares insights on sustainable thinking during United Nations event

CHICAGO – Today American Library Association President (ALA) Loida Garcia – Febo joined international library leaders for a knowledge-sharing event entitled "Sustainable Development Goals in Libraries Today: the role of libraries in strengthening our communities." The event was hosted by the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library and provided an international platform to discuss how libraries around the world are creating and cultivating new relationships to help communities learn, understand and support sustainable professional development.

LITA AvramCamp 2019, an ALA Annual Preconference

Chicago -- Save the date and register now to participate in a unique and affordable LITA workshop.

LITA AvramCamp 2019, at the upcoming
ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
Friday June 21, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

LLAMA webinar: Best practices for accessible and inclusive marketing

Outreach and marketing are vital for all types of libraries, but it can seem like an overwhelming challenge to ensure that promotional materials, online content and social media posts are inclusive and accessible to everyone. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will presentBeyond Ticking Off the Boxes: Best Practices for Accessible and Inclusive Marketing,” on Wednesday, March 13, at 1:30-3:00 p.m. CT.

Spring 2019 PLA Leadership Academy participants announced

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Development Committee has selected 28 exceptional librarians to participate in the Spring 2019 PLA Leadership Academy, which will be held Mar. 25–29 in Chicago, Ill.

Kathryn Greer Named a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader

The Library and Information Technology Association is proud to announce that Kathryn Greer has been selected as a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader.

Rachel Murdock Named a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader

The Library and Information Technology Association is proud to announce that Rachel Murdock has been selected as a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader.

Murdock is the Innovative Librarian at Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin. At HPL she handles emerging technologies and maker activities, and is particularly interested in how technology can intersect with diversity, equity, and inclusion. She graduated from Louisiana State University with her MLIS in 2016, and has worked in public libraries, art museums, and archives.

PLA sponsors 2019 ALA Emerging Leaders Glidden and Shah

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA), a long-time supporter of the American Library Association's Emerging Leaders (EL) program, will sponsor the participation of two library professionals in the 2019 EL class. EL is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA's structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. 

PLA unveils new leadership model, seeks applicants for next Leadership Academy

CHICAGO -- Today the Public Library Association (PLA) announced a new model for its Leadership Development Initiative. Developed by 21 select library leaders, the PLA Leadership Model describes the work, methods, and core values of leadership in a public library context.