ALA General Leadership Resources
If you have ever thought about how to create a leadership development training for your region or institution, this webinar may be what you need. This webinar will present the process used to create the Virginia Library Leadership Academy, a biennial leadership development training program for library staff in Virginia sponsored by the Virginia Library Association. Participants will have a checklist of points to review should they wish to develop a training program in their region.
Wed., Oct. 2, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (Central time) This webinar will focus on what library leaders need to know in order to create and showcase multimedia spaces and services as assets to the Library and to the community/campus.
The United for Libraries Trustee Academy is a series of online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.
Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to advocacy issues at their library, as well as learn what resources are available to help make the case for libraries.
The design, implementation and evaluation of a program to strengthen the competencies of librarians in campus leadership and data-informed advocacy.
This three-part series of webcasts is designed to inform about baby boomer volunteers — how they are different from volunteers in the past, what they want from service opportunities, and how libraries can attract them.
Empowering Diverse Voices will feature several elements designed to enhance the leadership development opportunities available to ALA members and specifically seeks to provide opportunities to diverse members of the Association.
A recent article published by one of the participants in the Emerging Leaders programs.
Presenter: Elliott Shore, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
This resource list represents leadership development training opportunities for library professionals at all levels and specialties within the library community.
Upcoming LLAMA Webinars
This webinar will focus on what library leaders need to know in order to create and showcase multimedia spaces and services as assets to the Library and to the community/campus.
LLAMA webinar: “Talking about the Generations: Communicating with and Managing Intergenerational Teams”
This webinar will present case studies of positive and adverse examples of group and individual management in a multigenerational workforce, with emphasis on millennial colleagues. Intergenerational communication and management techniques focusing mostly on millennial workers, but also touching on all generations currently in the library workforce, will be discussed.
Online learning opportunities in this category address the broader issues of what it means to be a good leader or manager, as well giving you the practical skills you need to do your job better every day.
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) presents 3 a video podcast series delivering advice from school library leaders onquestions about school libraries today and in the future.
This practical guide simplifies the legal principles concerning applications like YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, and Slideshare to ensure that readers use these tools safely and responsibly.
Online social media software, which are commonplace tools for interacting with library patrons, can also be used effectively for communication, supervision and project management within a library department. This webinar outlines in detail an innovative online management and communication system created by the Digital Services Department at the University of Houston.
Pay it Forward is a unique guide in which two partners in a mentoring relationship describe the benefits to each partner and to the profession in forming a mentoring partnership.
On-demand webinars are archived recordings of previous PLA webinars available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience.
In March 2013, PLA offered its first ever “PLA Leadership Academy: Navigating Change and Building Community.” The academy included a three-and-a-half day, in-person educational/networking event; a professional coach program with experienced public library leaders and city managers; online events that build on the in-person experience; and development of real-world projects to be implemented at attendees’ libraries. Twenty-four fellows were chosen via a selective application process.
The Public Library Association (PLA) is dedicated to providing our members with educational opportunities that will help them become leaders in public libraries and excel in their careers.
This e-forum will explore needs, frustrations (including techno-fear), ideas, and solutions for holding virtual meetings, both for leaders and participants. Topics covered will include: how to get buy-in from group members and administrators; how to lead in a virtual environment; how to make the transition to holding virtual meetings; tools for virtual work; how to engage and be engaged as a virtual participant; and how to accomplish goals and meet deadlines.
This section of the website provides resource materials for volunteer leaders across the American Library Association, its divisions, round tables, committees and chapter
Ladders to Leadership provides information about leadership from the New Members Round Table.
Be a part of a special program for women seeking to become leaders in higher education administration and student affairs.
“A Conversation about Websites for Library Fundraising: Perspectives from Duke University and the University of Texas”
Wed., Nov. 13, 2013 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central Time. This webinar features a structured conversation with chief library fundraisers from two distinguished academic libraries. Presenters: Thomas Hadzor, Director of Development, Duke University Libraries; Gregory Perrin, Chief Development Officer, University of Texas Libraries
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central Time. This webinar will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to manage threatening situations in the library. Discussion will address theoretical concepts, behavior policies, working with local law enforcement both in and out of the library, library banning policies, staff communication tools, and assessment for dangerous behavior. Strategies for avoiding threatening behaviors will be reviewed.
Librarians increasingly manage complex projects - both within their libraries and across departments - as well as in collaborative efforts in the community, on grants, and with other units on campus. This webinar will present the concepts of project management and will demonstrate how they have been used for successful implementation of specific library projects.