Library Leadership and Management Association

Jump-starting a career as a digital librarian

CHICAGO — The skills of digital librarianship are more crucial than ever, and these same skills are in high demand outside the field, from tech startups undertaking digitization projects to digital humanities centers bringing together professors, computer scientists and information technologists.  “Jump-Start Your Career As a Digital Librarian: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, helps readers map out a career in this fast-growing field.  

2013 ALA/AIA Library Building Awards Competition now open

CHICAGO — The 2013 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Call for Entries (PDF) is now available.  The awards, managed by ALA/LLAMA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), encourage excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries and recognize accomplishments in library architecture.  The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Eastern time on Jan. 11, 2013.

 

Webinar takes visuals from blah to aaah

CHICAGO —  “A picture is worth a thousand words!”  That old saying is widely spoken, but are you taking heed of all of the opportunities to promote your Library visually?  The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is presenting a webinar,Going Visual: Transforming Library Communication from Blah to Ahhh!,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

LLAMA webinar examines the future of library consortia

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is presenting a webinar,“Sharing Our Collections : Looking to the Future,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

Advance your career with the LLAMA Midwinter Career Institute

CHICAGO — Are you looking for a rocket-boost to your career? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Planning Your Next Career Move: Developing the Skills to Make it Happen from   1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2013.   This institute will be held in conjunction with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

LLAMA webinar shows how to implement digital collections that preserve community history

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is presenting a webinar, "Social Entrepreneurship in Action: Digitizing Our Cultural History," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

LLAMA webinar helps you navigate through physical and virtual library planning

CHICAGO — The library of the future needs to be a vibrant learning hub and an intellectual crossroads where the physical and the virtual spaces connect.  The transition from a physical library plan into a blended service model requires a solid methodology.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present a new webinar, “Physical and Virtual Library Planning,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

LLAMA webinar shows how to get results with stories about your library

CHICAGO  — Everybody knows that some stories are more compelling than others. Now you can discover how to select and communicate the stories of your library’s successes in ways that will have the greatest impact and will produce the results you need. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Library Outcomes: Stories that Matter” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Description: This webinar will present a step-by-step process for identifying and communicating the impact your library has had on your community or larger institution.

Free LLAMA webinar gives practical tips for entry-level interviews

CHICAGO — While there is a lot of information out there about how to write a good resume and cover letter, there is much less on how to do well in an interview, especially advice written since the recession started. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present a free webinar, “How to succeed in an entry-level librarian interview: Research and experience-based tips,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, July 25.

LLAMA webinar helps you recruit the very best employees

CHICAGO — Library managers, directors and deans may feel overwhelmed by choices in today’s economy as a single job posting attracts hundreds of applicants.  But how can you assure that you actually find the best person for the job?  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present:

“Finding the Best People in a Tough Economy: Strategies for Successfully Recruiting Employees”

Wednesday, July 11, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Central Time

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