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Contact: Lorraine Olley
For Immediate Release
August 27, 2004


Creating Library Leaders for the 21st Century: 2004 LAMA National Institute


CHICAGO - The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) is sponsoring its third National Institute for library and business leaders entitled "Creating Library Leaders for the 21st Century: What It Takes to Take the Lead."   The Institute will take place at the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs, Calif., November 18-20, 2004. 


The Institute will examine and explore:


  • What leadership is - and what it is not
  • What it takes to be a leader
  • How to lead from the middle
  • How to lead superiors and the external community
  • Leading during traumatic times
  • Six Sigma, an innovative leadership/management tool for achieving optimum

   organizational performance


Carla Hayden, 2004 American Library Association (ALA) president, will give the conference keynote and capstone addresses. 


Sessions at the 2004 National LAMA Institute are:


Camila A. Alire, 2005 ACRL President-Elect, University of New Mexico General Libraries, will present a session on "Leading During Traumatic Times."   Julie Todaro, Austin (Texas) Community College, will guide participants in "Transferring and Adapting Leadership to New Environment."   Alire and Todaro will team up to present "Recruiting, Developing and Mentoring New Leaders."


Luis Herrera, 2004 PLA president, Pasadena California Public Library, will discuss "Leading Your Superiors and Your External Community-Infusing Values."   John Lubans, Jr., North Carolina Central University, Durham will speak on "Leading from the Middle."   Donald E. Riggs, Nova Southeastern University, will describe "Leadership Styles and Techniques."  Both Riggs and Lubans will present "Leading Your Organization-Infusing Values and Building a Leadership Infrastructure."  Patrick Wheeler, 3M Library Systems, will teach participants about "3M Six Sigma-Achieving Breakthrough Performance for our Customers, Shareholders, and Employees."


Institute programs will be offered in two series running concurrently.   Institute attendees will have the opportunity to attend all six sessions.


Early bird registration ends September 10, 2004.


For more information and to register, go to and click on the National Institute banner.   Or contact Doll Thorn-Hawkins, Library Administration and Management Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL, 60611-2795; phone 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5032, fax 1-312-280-5033; email


LAMA thanks major sponsor 3M Library Systems; contributing sponsor SIRSI; sponsors OCLC and ProQuest; and supporter Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons for their sponsorship of the National Institute.


LAMA, a division of ALA, promotes outstanding leadership and management practices and identifies, encourages and nurtures tomorrow's leaders and managers.




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