LLAMA at the 2015 Annual Conference

ALA 2015 Annual Conference San Francisco

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President's Program

Art Barter
LLAMA President's Program
"Servant Leadership:  Tools to inspire and equip those we influence"
This program will provide the basics of what servant leadership is and what it’s not. Art Barter of the Service Leadership Institute will compare the power model of leadership to the service model and evaluate how these models affect employee engagement and productivity. He will present a case study of servant leadership implementation at Datron World Communications, including an examination of the steps leading to culture transformation, how trust is the foundation for everything, and how servant leader behaviors guide employees’ daily interactions. The program will conclude with a personal assessment of audience members’ current organizational environments and the opportunity to define their roles when influencing change.  This program is generously supported by YBP Library Services.
Saturday 10:30-12:00, MCC-3005 (W)

Preconferences on Friday, June 26

Building Blocks for Library Space Planning – From Vision to Paper
This full-day preconference will provide you with the necessary tools to navigate a library planning process.  You’ll learn the elements of successful planning, including big picture visioning, understanding space needs, and diagramming adjacencies.  Participants will also have the opportunity to submit their own library for a small group planning exercise.  Registration includes lunch, a happy hour with drinks and snacks, and a copy of “Building Blocks for Planning Functional Library Space.” 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Offsite Event: Wells Fargo Learning and Event Center, 333 Market Street

LLAMA Career Institute: "Mind Over Matter: Sustainable success for library leaders"
Librarians can face challenges that lead to career burnout. No matter what stage you are in your career, this half-day preconference will guide you through a series of concepts and practical tools to help sustain and empower your career. You will use mindfulness training to amplify your strengths and learn how career, leadership, and mindfulness are interconnected.  You will also learn how your library can utilize a wellness program to improve employee productivity, efficiency, and morale. 1:00 - 5:00 pm MCC - 132 (N)

Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part
As Director positions open up, have you wondered how to reach that new level in your career or what it takes to become an effective new library director?  In this full-day preconference, new library directors will detail how to develop the skills you’ll need to succeed, how to respond to the challenges you’ll likely face in your first few years, and how you can leverage your career and ALA experiences to assume a leadership role. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm MCC - 124 (N)

Tour of San Francisco Branch Libraries
The San Francisco Public Library’s Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP) was the largest capital project in the library’s history and transformed the neighborhood branch system. Over 14 years and $200 million, 16 neighborhood libraries were renovated and eight new were built. The program resulted in seismically safe, ADA accessible, 21st century libraries.  This full-day tour includes five new/renovated libraries, with architects at each location presenting their designs. Motor coach transportation and a light lunch are provided. 8:15 am - 4:45 pm Offsite Event

Special Events

LLAMA Happy Hour
Plan to join the Membership Committee and members from around the country for good cheer and fun at the Annual Conference Happy Hour! This is an informal, no-host bar event and we'll meet Sunday, 6:30-8:00 at The Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena Lane, about two blocks from the convention center. Just look for the "large bar table".

LLAMA Lounge
Need a space to decompress during the frenzied pace of the conference? New this year, the LLAMA President's Suite will be open to members and nonmembers alike as a place for to relax between meetings, use the free wifi, or connect with other conference goers. Come by anytime on Sunday, 1:00-4:00, at the Parc 55, Suite #3216.

A Kitchen Table Conversation with the LLAMA President-elect
President-elect Jeff Steely will lead this informal conversation about LLAMA’s present and future.  Members and nonmembers alike are invited to share your ideas and perspectives. Monday 10:30-11:30, MAR-Golden Gate C

New Professionals Section Planning Meeting
Come meet members of LLAMA’s newest section and discuss ideas for future section programs and activities.  Volunteers have already formed three teams – LIS Program Outreach/Services, Buddy Program, and Web Presence – and more are planned for this summer. Saturday 1:00-2:30, HIL - Golden Gate 8

LLAMA/NMRT Discussion Group: From Grad Student to Leadership Positions: How to Become the Next Leader in Your Library
Join a panel discussion of recent MLS/MLIS graduates and learn how they moved into a leadership position soon after graduation. Panelists will discuss how ALA, LLAMA and NMRT assisted them in their climb up the library workplace ladder.
Sunday 10:30-11:30, MCC - 133 (N)

Mentoring Program Social Saturday 4:30-6:30, NIKKO–Golden Gate

Awards Presentations

ALA/AIA Library Building Awards
The ALA/AIA Library Building Awards are co-sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The competition recognizes excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries. Awards for distinguished accomplishment in library architecture by an architect licensed in the United States will be made for any library in the United States or abroad. The program is managed by the LLAMA Buildings and Equipment Section's Library Buildings Awards Committee. Monday 1:00-5:00, Offsite Event: AIA San Francisco Offices, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

2015 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards Presentation and Reception
The awards, sponsored by EBSCO Information Services and the H.W. Wilson Foundation, and presented by the PRMS, honor outstanding library public relations, whether a summer reading program, a year-long centennial celebration, fundraising for a new college library, an awareness campaign or an innovative partnership in the community.  Winners will share their success stories and receive a $10,000 cash award. A reception for the winners will precede the presentation and all are invited to attend. Sunday 4:30-6:00, NIKKO – Nikko BR

PR Xchange Awards
These annual awards recognize the very best public relations materials produced by libraries in the past year. Winners are selected (based on content, originality, and design) by a team of experts in public relations, graphic design, and communications. Sunday 12:30-1:30, MCC Exhibit Hall, Special Events Area

Educational Programs

Members of LLAMA's eight sections have planned more than 15 programs for the conference.  From marketing, fundraising, and design, to trends and technology, there is something for everyone. Click a program title to view its description in the ALA Annual Conference Scheduler. You'll then be able to add the program to your schedule (login required) and/or download it to your calendar.  You can also print a pdf of the complete program lineup.

Buildings and Equipment Section (BES)

ALA/AIA Library Building Awards Monday 1:00-5:00, Offsite Event: AIA San Francisco Offices, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
BESt Top Picks in Library Furniture and Equipment Saturday 1:00-2:00, MCC - 3010 (W)
Innovative Spaces: Creating Dynamic Library/Learning Environments Saturday 1:00-2:00, HIL - Imperial A
Transforming Neighborhoods, One Library at a Time - The San Francisco Experience Sunday 10:30-11:30, MCC - 121 (N)
Public Library as a Center of Innovation Sunday 10:30-11:30, MCC – Esplanade 303
Space Planning Primer Sunday 10:30-11:30, MCC - 121 (N)
Integrating the Arts Successfully into Your Library Monday 8:30-10:00, MCC - 132 (N)

Fundraising and Financial Development Section (FRFDS)

Fund Fare: Fundraising Tools of the Trade - Demystifying the Various Fundraising Avenues Sunday 1:00-2:00 MCC - 2008 (W)

Library Organization and Management Section (LOMS)

Lifelong Learning for Libraries: Using Organizational Learning Theory to Manage Change Saturday 8:30-10:00, MCC - 2018 (W)
Put Change in Your Pocket: Using the Family Place Libraries Model as a Change Agent Saturday 10:30-11:30, MCC - 2014 (W)

Measurement and Evaluation Section (MAES)

Hot Topics in Assessment Sunday 4:30-5:30, MCC - 232-234 (S)

New Professionals Section (NPS)

Rise of the Youngsters: A Gen X and Millennial Management Team Saturday 1:00-2:30, MCC - 131 (N)
NPS Section Planning Meeting Saturday 1:00-2:30, HIL - Golden Gate 8

Public Relations and Marketing Section (PRMS)

2015 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards Presentation and Reception Sunday 4:30-6:00, Sunday 4:30-6:00, NIKKO – Nikko BR
Award winning library public relations campaigns in today's media landscape: the New JCD Awards Saturday 3:00-4:00, MCC - 3000 (W)
PR Xchange Sunday 11:00-12:30, MCC Exhibit Hall, Special Events Area

Systems and Services Section (SASS)

Telling Your Story: Why Technical Services Matters Saturday 1:00-2:30, MCC - 125 (N)
To Merge or Not to Merge? The Future of Library Service Desks Sunday 10:30-11:30, MCC - 2006 (W)
FEAST: Future & Emerging Access Services Trends Sunday 4:30-5:30, MCC - 2014 (W)
Twenty-first century e-learning tools to train front line employees Monday 8:30-10:00, MCC - 2012 (W)

Discussion Groups

Less formal than programs, discussion groups feature participant-driven conversations on a wide variety of topics:

Saturday, June 28 Group Location
1:00-2:30 BES Library Interiors MAR - Pacific Suite I
1:00-2:30 HRS Emerging Trends HIL - Mason
1:00-2:30 BES Safety & Security HIL - Golden Gate 4
1:00-2:30 LOMS Middle Managers HIL - Powell   
3:00-4:00 Diversity Officers HIL - Mason
4:30-5:30 FRFDS Development Issues HIL - Mason
Sunday, June 29 Group Location
10:30-11:30 BES Moving Libraries HIL - Continental 2   
10:30-11:30 HRS Union Relations for Managers HIL - Continental 1
1:00-2:00 BES Library Facilities Planning MCC - 2008 (W)
1:00-2:00 SASS Circulation/Access Services MCC - 120 (N)
3:00-4:00 Library Storage MCC - 228-230 (S)
3:00-4:00 LOMS Fiscal and Business Officers MCC - 111 (N)
Monday, June 30 Group Location
8:30-10:00 Dialogue with Directors MCC - 232 (S)


Any conference participant is welcome to attend a Board or committee meeting:

Board of Directors Meeting; Friday 3:00-5:00, MCC - 3000 (W)
Board of Directors Meeting; Monday 1:00-3:00, MCC – 274 (S)
All Sections/All Committees; Saturday 8:30-10:00, NIKKO – Nikko Ballroom
All Division Committees; Saturday 1:00-2:30, MCC - 200-212 (S)
All Section Executive Committees; Saturday 1:00-2:30, NIKKO - Monterey
MAES Executive Committee; Saturday 10:30-11:30, MAR-Sierra Suite G
LLAMA Program Committee; Friday 3:00-4:00, MCC - 111 (N)
ACRL/LLAMA Interdivisional Cmt on Building Resources Sunday 1:00-2:30, HIL - Seacliff Room
Consortial Borrowing Committee (LLAMA SASS/RUSA STARS) Sunday 8:30-11:30, MCC - 214 (S)


MCC      Moscone Convention Center (Note: N, S, W after the room numbers are directional.  N=North Building, S=South Building, W=West Building)
GRAND  Grand Hyatt San Francisco
HIL          Hilton San Francisco Union Square **
INTER    InterContinental San Francisco
MAR       Marriott Marquis San Francisco *
NIKKO   Hotel Nikko
PARC     Parc 55 San Francisco
WEST    Westin St. Francis
*Headquarters Hotel   **Co-Headquarters Hotel