Leadership Development

LLAMA webinar: "Soliciting Feedback -- Up, down, and sideways"

All too often professional development related to feedback focuses on how we give feedback as managers, and less often about how we solicit feedback to improve our own performance, and perhaps more importantly, how we respond and take action based on what we've heard. The Library Leadership and Management Association will present, "Soliciting Feedback: Up, down, and sideways," on Wednesday, August 12, from 1:30-3:00 pm, Central Time.

ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA members vote overwhelmingly to create new ALA division

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), all divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), are thrilled to announce that division members have voted to approve the proposed bylaws of a new ALA division - Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures.

The vote was part of the just-completed ALA Election:

Emily Drabinski, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich to deliver keynotes at the Exchange Virtual Forum

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) have announced that Emily Drabinski and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich will deliver keynote addresses at the Exchange Virtual Forum. The theme for the Exchange is "Building the Future Together,” and it will take place on the afternoons of May 4, 6 and 8.

15 library students & professionals awarded 75th-Anniversary Scholarships to attend PLA 2020 Conference

CHICAGO – Today, the Public Library Association's (PLA) unveiled the winners of its 75th Anniversary Scholarships. To celebrate PLA's 75th Anniversary and encourage equity, diversity and inclusion in library leadership, PLA sponsored scholarships for 15 members to attend the PLA 2020 Conference, Feb.

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.