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.
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).
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.
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:
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.
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 https://ebsco.fluidreview.com/.
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.
CHICAGO — Larry P. Alford, chief librarian at the University of Toronto, has been named the 2018 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Alford will receive a cash award and citation during the ACRL President’s Program on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Named in honor of one of the pioneers of library automation, the Atkinson Award recognizes an academic librarian who has made significant contributions in the area of library automation or management and has made notable improvements in library services or research.