Management & Leadership Community of Practice


Our community provides librarians and library staff from any positional level or library type, who desire to impact the broader profession, a space to connect around the fundamental proficiencies and knowledge necessary to lead a successful organization. Members will explore and develop their skills to create an inspiring vision, motivate people, and manage complex projects.  Help connect larger theoretical constructs to real, practical experiences. Join a network of colleagues who understand and want to help each other succeed...because when we succeed, libraries succeed, and when libraries succeed, everyone benefits.

The Community is comprised of flexible committees and discussion groups, each of which addresses contemporary issues around management and leadership in all types of libraries. They address the issues by:

  • Providing annual presentations, webinars, and other programming activities
  • Preparing reports or other resources on relevant topics
  • Actively participating in the life of the Community, LLAMA, and ALA

Committees and Discussion Groups

Get Involved:

Volunteer opportunities will open again in July 2019, but you are welcome to email members of the Leadership Team any time you are interesting in working with the Community.

Make Connections

Conferences and Events

  • 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, January 24-27; information available in October 2019
  • 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 26-29; information available in February 2020

Staff Liaisons