For immediate release | July 12, 2011

New webinars from LLAMA’s sections

CHICAGO - If you missed any of these excellent programs sponsored by LLAMA’s sections at the Annual Conference in New Orleans, here’s your chance to experience them as live webinars.

“Learning Spaces: cost-effective innovation”

Sponsored by LLAMA’s Buildings and Equipment Section (BES)

July 20, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. CDT

Presenters: Alexander Cohen, librarian and space planner; Loriene Roy, professor, University of Texas, Austin

Description: To develop library learning space with limited resources, it is essential to understand the basic facility requirements for collections, staff, users, programs, meetings and social spaces. This workshop addresses the changes that have to take place so that the library building can provide dynamic learning spaces. Emphasis will be placed upon recycling existing facilities and developing new services. It will stress methods to develop welcoming learning environments that patrons will want to visit and use.

“Succession Planning and Leadership Development: Are you ready?”

Sponsored by LLAMA’s Systems and Services Section (SASS)

July 27, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. CDT

Presenters: Dr. Paula M. Singer, president, Singer Group; Suann Wymer, Deputy Director, Tulsa City-County Library and Nancy Davenport, Director of Public Services, DC Public Library

Description: According to research conducted by the Library Journal, 40 percent of the nation's librarians will have retired by the end of this decade. Libraries have to make sure they are ready. Demand for service is increasing as budgets are decreasing. As key staff members leave at an ever increasing rate, it becomes critical to strategically plan how library resources will be used to train and develop staff in order to fill the gaps. Are you ready???

“Return on Investment in a Tough Economy – Defining the Value of the Academic Library”

Sponsored by LLAMA’s Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section (MAES)

Sept 14, 2011, 1:30 pm – 3 p.m. CDT

Presenters: Irene Herold, dean of the library, Mason Library, Keene State College; Jon Cawthorne, associate university librarian, public services, Office of the University Librarian, O’Neill Library, Boston College

Description: Highlights two projects to help academic libraries apply return on investment (ROI) principles to demonstrate their value and impact on users and justify the expense during challenging economic times. Cawthorn and Herold will explain the application of Triple (people, planet, and profit) Bottom Line Accounting (TBLA) to ROI.


LLAMA member: $49

Non-LLAMA member $59

LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199*

Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239*

(*For group webinar registrations only one name/login is required)

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