For immediate release | September 11, 2012

LLAMA webinar shows how to implement digital collections that preserve community history

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is presenting a webinar, "Social Entrepreneurship in Action: Digitizing Our Cultural History," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

Social entrepreneurs are people who use entrepreneurial principles to identify and remedy a social issue or problem and improve life for their communities or the world. Librarians apply social entrepreneurship every day by providing literacy training, information, education and spaces for the community to gather. Technology now enables libraries to digitize their unique collections in order to make vital materials available to everyone. Learn how three libraries identified a need to preserve and provide access to their community history along with lesson plans and study guides for educators, students and all citizens.

Presenters: David Gwynn, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Susan Sharpless Smith, Wake Forest University; Jeff Suchanek, University of Kentucky

Who should attend: Librarians from all types of libraries, archivists, museum staff, digital humanities faculty and staff, historical society staff, genealogists.

At the end of this webinar participants will:

  • Understand how to conceptualize and implement digital collections that preserve community history;
  • Be familiar with how to collaborate among different institutions in the community for the greater good;
  • Know how to seek funding for digital projects;
  • Have a better understanding of promotion and outreach for digital projects.


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

Register online:

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland,


Fred Reuland

Program Officer

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)

1-800-545-2433 ext. 5032