LLAMA New Directors Discussion Group


To organize, moderate, and distribute summaries of virtual and face-to-face discussions on topics of interest to new directors.


Fred Reuland (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022)
Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022)

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Our Work


  • Manage the community in ALA Connect.
  • Organize and facilitate at least one virtual and one face-to-face session per year although more using any venue are encouraged.
  • Record basic minutes/summaries or recordings of each session and distribute via ALA Connect.

Expected time commitment:

  • 5-10 hours annually, to include regular virtual meetings and other work on deliverables
  • In-person attendance at ALA Midwinter Meeting in January 2020 is not required
  • In-person attendance at ALA Annual Conference in June 2020 may be recommended

Desired skills, knowledge, experience:

  • Experience coordinating EDI initiatives in a large library, system, or other organization.
  • Passion for conceptualizing and implementing a comprehensive EDI program.
  • Experience increasing EDI awareness among leaders and directors.
  • Individual workload capacity and flexibility needed to consistently meet deliverable deadlines.

Staff contact and role

  • Kerry Ward, kward@ala.org, 800-5454-2433, ext. 5036. Overall management, project support, budget requests, etc.
  • Fred Reuland, freuland@ala.org, 800-545-2433, ext. 5032. Webinar production, program planning and scheduling, conference support, etc.

Resources Available:

  • Assistance with outreach to members via email, social media, etc.
  • Virtual meeting/conference call support.
  • Group page in ALA Connect