For immediate release | April 1, 2013

LLAMA webinar will feature Elliott Shore discussing change management

CHICAGO - Change has become a way of life for librarians due to technology and the ever-changing information needs of our users. How do we as library managers and leaders handle change effectively and efficiently for ourselves and those we lead, while ensuring that good communication is maintained throughout the process?

The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) will present a new webinar, “Leading and Communicating Change,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Monday, May 20, 2013.

Presenter Elliott Shore is executive director of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). He is a nationally recognized figure with many years of experience as a library administrator, author and speaker. He will discuss change management with a focus on leadership and communication.

Participants will learn:

• How to identify types of organizational changes in the workplace;

• The significance of models of change management;

• When to utilize the models to lead change;

• How to determine the skills necessary for effectively managing change.

This webinar is sponsored by the Organizational Theory and Practice Committee of LLAMA’s Library Organization and Management Section (LOMS).

Webinar participants will receive a take-away bibliography of further readings. A follow-up discussion forum will be held at ALA Annual Conference 2013 in Chicago sponsored by the LLAMA/LOMS Organizational Theory and Practice Committee.


LLAMA member: $49

Non-LLAMA member $59

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

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

Register online:

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

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

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association ( advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association


Frederick Reuland

Program Officer

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)

1-800-545-2433 ext. 5032