Leadership Development

LLAMA Webinar: Sustain Your Library Through Relationship Building and Community Engagement

A question on every library leader’s mind these days is how do I keep my library relevant?  One of the most important ways is by establishing and nurturing community relationships that can advance your strategic initiatives.  But how do you determine which relationships are the most valuable? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Building Strategic Relationships to Sustain Community Engagement,”on Wednesday, May 2, at 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time.

LLAMA Webinar: Project Management--Tips, Tools & Tricks for Every Type and Size of Library

Every library project has its unique challenges, but surprisingly the basic approaches to managing a project effectively are the same. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Project Management -- Tips, Tools & Tricks for Every Type and Size of Library,” on Wednesday, April 18, at 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time. This webinar will show you how to create a workable structure for managing your library projects.

ASCLA Mentoring Program Now Accepting Applications

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is pleased to announce the launch of its first annual mentoring program.

ALCTS kicks off second year of mentoring program

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is now accepting applications for the second cohort of the ALCTS Mentoring Program.  

ALA President announces 12-member cohort for newly launched ALA Policy Corps

American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal today announced the 12 library and information professionals selected to participate in the inaugural ALA Policy Corps, which aims to develop a cadre of experts with deep and sustained knowledge of national public policies in areas key to ALA’s strategic goals.

Samantha Quiñon named a 2018 LITA Emerging Leader

Samantha Quiñon, Assistant Director and Head of Research & Instruction at Lesley University Libraries in Cambridge (MA), has been selected as one of two LITA-sponsored Emerging Leaders for 2018.

Kathy Kosinski selected as ASCLA's 2018 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is pleased to announce that Kathy Kosinski has been selected as our 2018 Emerging Leader. Kathy is the Statewide Library Services Analyst at the Library of Michigan in Lansing. Kathy manages, review and analyzes statistics of statewide library programs and services.

Hailley Fargo selected as RUSA's 2018 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is pleased to announce that Hailley Fargo has been selected as our 2018 Emerging Leader. Hailley is the Student Engagement Librarian at Pennsylvania State University.

ALA's Emerging Leader Program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.

Fellows, coaches selected for December PLA Leadership Academy

CHICAGO -- PLA is proud to announce the fellows and coaches for its 2017 Leadership Academy, taking place December 4-8, 2017, in Chicago, Ill. Themed "Navigating Change · Building Community," the PLA Leadership Academy is designed to help empower public librarians as community leaders and agents of change.