Library Leadership and Management Association

LLAMA webinar explores how to manage the one-person library

CHICAGO — The one-person library presents many unique challenges for a librarian. Lacking big budgets, staff and often time, the solo librarian must be both the strongest advocate for the library and the face of the library, while running all the behind-the-scenes operations.  The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) presents “Going Solo: Managing the One Person Library” from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Central on Wednesday, Aug. 7. 

Cardenas-Dow named 2013 ACRL/LLAMA Presidents’ Program leadership moment contest winner

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) are pleased to announce that Melissa Cardenas-Dow, outreach/behavioral sciences librarian at the University of Redlands Armacost Library, has been selected as the winner of the associations' leadership moments essay contest, held in conjunction with the joint ACRL/LLAMA Presidents’ Program.

LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group to host discussion on public speaking skills for librarians

CHICAGO — Public speaking is a vital skill for all librarians, but outreach and other events don’t always go quite as planned.  Everyone should be prepared to improvise and maintain their composure when faced with unexpected challenges.  Both novice and experienced librarians and library workers are invited to learn from colleagues and share their own experiences during the LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m.

LLAMA webinar presents road map for facilities design

CHICAGO — The bricks and mortar of libraries are seemingly permanent, yet the activities and services they are designed to deliver have been radically transformed in recent years. More change is on the horizon as the digital era progresses and libraries respond to the shifting needs of their users. 

Diane Bruxvoort elected president-elect of the Library Leadership and Management Association

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced today that Diane Bruxvoort has been elected as president-elect. She is senior associate dean, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, Fla.

LLAMA / YALSA webinar reveals how teen services increase library value and impact

CHICAGO — If you are looking for a way to add value to your public library, then expanding teen services may be the perfect solution.  The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will present “Increase your library's value in the community by amping up teen services” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, June 12. 

Presenter Mary Hastler is the director of Harford County Public Library in Belcamp, Md.

This webinar is geared towards public library administrators and directors.

Library fundraising secrets revealed at 'Raising $: Process and People' preconference at ALA Annual

PHILADELPHIA - Peter Pearson raises millions of dollars for the St. Paul (Minn.) Public Library, and he will reveal how other groups can too at “Raising $: Process and People,” a preconference with LLAMA and United for Libraries at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

LLAMA webinar will explore leadership and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

CHICAGO — Is there one personality type that makes the best library leaders? And what if you don’t happen to be that type? The reality is that almost any personality type can develop into an effective library leader by understanding themselves and the people they work with.

The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Library Leadership and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

LLAMA webinar will feature Elliott Shore discussing change management

CHICAGO - Change has become a way of life for librarians due to technology and the ever-changing information needs of our users. How do we as library managers and leaders handle change effectively and efficiently for ourselves and those we lead, while ensuring that good communication is maintained throughout the process?

The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) will present a new webinar, “Leading and Communicating Change,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Monday, May 20, 2013.

John Cotton Dana public relations awards announced

CHICAGO —  Eight libraries were selected for the 2013 John Cotton Dana Award, honoring outstanding library public relations and marketing with a $10,000 award and plaque.  This award has been given continuously since 1946 and is sponsored by EBSCO, the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

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