Library Leadership and Management Association

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.

John Price Wilkin wins 2019 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — John Price Wilkin, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the 2019 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Wilkin will receive a cash award and citation during an ALCTS event at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

LLAMA webinar helps you enliven your staff training with game techniques

Staff training is one of the most important responsibilities of the library manager or leader, but effective training can do more than simply impart information or teach skills – it can also motivate and empower.  If you are looking for a better way to train your staff, you might want to consider using game mechanics.

2018 PR Xchange Award Winners Announced

CHICAGO — The PR Xchange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year's PR Xchange Awards Competition.  The PR Xchange Committee is charged with coordinating the annual awards competition, under the direction of the Marketing and Communications Community of Practice, Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA).

PR Sunday Spotlight to focus on marketing and public relations sessions at ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition

CHICAGO –  American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition attendees will have access to a series of innovative library public relations programs and events on Sunday, June 24. Known as the PR Sunday Spotlight, this series of select programs and events will offer library professionals the opportunity to attend five marketing and public-relations focused sessions on the same day.

PR Sunday Spotlight sessions include:

A comprehensive guidebook for library financial management

CHICAGO — Presenting financial management principles and best practices applicable to both public and academic libraries, William W. Sannwald’s “Financial Management for Libraries,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, elucidates a broad array of issues crucial for those entering a managerial position. Both thorough and straightforward, Sannwald's treatment:

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.

John Cotton Dana Award Deadline Extended

The deadline for submission for the 2018 John Cotton Dana Awards for Library Public Relations has been extended to March 30.  Information about these awards and award applications are available at

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.