Library Leadership and Management Association

Announcing the winners of the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards for 2016

Announcing the winners of the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards for 2016

April 29, Chicago, IL — After many hours of deliberation – made especially challenging by the high quality of the dozens of entries in this year’s John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards – the judges announced the eight winners of this year’s contest.  E

James L. Mullins wins 2016 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — James L. Mullins, dean of libraries and Esther Ellis Norton professor at Purdue University, has been named the 2016 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Mullins will receive a cash award and citation during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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.

LLAMA webinar helps you craft your future through goal setting

CHICAGO — The famous success coach Zig Ziglar says, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”  What are your life goals?  Do you have a clear plan to achieve what you want? Do you even know what you want?  Learning how to properly set goals can help

LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, from noon - 1 p.m. Central on Nov. 12. This is part of LLAMA’s ongoing series of webinars featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries. 

LLAMA announces three new webinars for managers

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, is offering three upcoming webinars.

June 3 -- “Embedded Librarianship: Connecting the Dots, and Avoiding the Pitfalls”

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).

LLAMA webinar explores time management for new managers

CHICAGO — If you are new to library management or managing staff, you might be surprised to discover that your old tried-and-true methods for managing your time aren’t working as well as you need them to.  In that case, It may be time for a time management overhaul!     The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Time Management for New Managers,” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. (Central time) on May 20.

Participants in this webinar will learn:

LLAMA preconference on library space planning

CHICAGO — Orchestrating the library space planning process is more important than ever before.  As libraries change from depositories to activity centers, the spaces and furniture in them are changing and becoming increasingly more flexible.  “Building Blocks for Library Space Planning – From Vision to Paper” (LLA2) starts attendees off with ‘big picture visioning’ and ends with practical advice on current real-life library planning.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) invites everyone who has an interest in or desire