LLAMA Leadership Competency: Evidence-based decision making

Description: This four-week online course addresses the basic components of evidence-based decision making in libraries, one of LLAMA's foundational leadershup competencies..

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • articulate an understanding of evidence-based decision making (EBDM) and Koufogiannakis’ 5 stages of EBDM
  • apply EBDM to various scenarios
  • Identify where EBDM might be useful at your own workplace
  • articulate common barriers to EBDM and specific barriers at your work place
  • assess your own competence level in understanding and applying EBDM

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to strengthen their decision making ability.



ALA Members: $169

LLAMA members:  $139

Student Members: $99

Non-Members: $249

How to Register


Register online using the online learning registration site.  Courses are listed by session date.  Click on the “register link” located to the right of the session you are interested in.   You will be prompted to login with your ALA member ID or create a guest account, to begin the registration process.

By Mail

Register by mail (purchase order or check) by completing this print registration form. Tip: If you’re unable to open this “register by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.


For registration related questions, call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 and speak to our customer service representatives.

Tech Requirements

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, but there is no final class grade.

The course website will be open for one week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open one week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Fred Reuland, LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5032 or freuland@ala.org.