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.
CHICAGO — Do you know what skills are needed to obtain or succeed in a library assessment position? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) can help you find out. LLAMA’s Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section (LLAMA-MAES) will present “Core Competencies for Librarians Engaged in Assessment,” at 1:30 - 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Oct. 29.
CHICAGO — If you’re looking for fresh ideas about managing your library outreach and instruction program, then LLAMA has a webinar that can help. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Tips for Managing a Library Instruction/Outreach Program,” at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Central time on Wed., Oct. 15. This webinar will provide practical ideas to help you move your programs forward and help you look at the problems managers commonly face from a different angle.
CHICAGO —The terms assessment and evaluation are sometimes used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings and purposes. The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section (LLAMA-MAES) will present “What is Assessment?” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. CT, on Wednesday, Oct. 1.
CHICAGO — Is it time to reinvent your library services, but you’re not sure how to get started? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Planning to Transform Your Library,” at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, Sept. 3.
CHICAGO — Are you are a new or aspiring library professional facing the challenges of finishing school, looking for a job, or working hard to succeed in your first position? LLAMA’s New Professionals Section (NPS) may be just what you need.