For immediate release | May 13, 2014

LLAMA webinar shows how data promotes interdepartmental partnerships

CHICAGO — While many academic libraries host external campus departments, it is less common for libraries to work with these departments to create and offer integrated services. Careful planning is critical to their success and includes not only communication among different units, but also thorough assessment and data gathering.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Using Data to Facilitate Interdepartmental Partnerships,” 1:30 – 3 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, June 11.

This webinar will showcase, via a case study, the importance and practical use of data collection within academic library public services. It will highlight how data has been used to develop integrated services of two separate academic departments.

Webinar participants will:

  • understand the value of data-driven decision making and assessment practices;
  • identify relevant tools to help gather data for their own projects;
  • begin to consider integrated service opportunities and planning components.

Target audience: Academic library administrators and middle managers


Hector Escobar, director of education and information Delivery, University of Dayton Roesch Library; Heidi Gauder, coordinator of research and instruction, University of Dayton Roesch Library


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:

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.


Fred Reuland

LLAMA program officer