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).
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.
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
PHILADELPHIA — At the ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALA Council passed a resolution urging all library directors to encourage and support United for Libraries memberships for each of their trustees. The resolution was supported by the Public Library Association (PLA), the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and United for Libraries.
CHICAGO — Brian Schottlaender, Audrey Geisel university librarian at the University of California-San Diego, has been named the 2015 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Schottalender will receive a cash award and citation during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.
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.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, manages the award, which honors outstanding library public relations.
CHICAGO — If your library is considering reinventing itself and is searching for an effective process of self-discovery, then “Appreciative Inquiry” may be just what you need. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Designing Our Future: Introducing Appreciative Strategic Planning,” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. (Central time) on Dec. 17.
CHICAGO — Congratulations, your boss has just handed you a new project. So what do you do now? LLAMA’s latest Career Institute, Project Management for Librarians: Planning for Success, will help you answer that question. The full-day institute will be held Friday, Jan. 30, during the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.