For immediate release | July 17, 2017

LLAMA Webinar: What Drives and Guides Us - The Importance of Developing a Personal Philosophy of Librarianship

CHICAGO — Many librarians report feeling passionate about their chosen profession, but have you ever asked yourself exactly why? What are your personal values that make working in the library field so rewarding? Knowing the answers to these questions and being able to articulate them as a personal philosophy can help you focus your efforts, give you a rubric by which to assess your effectiveness and help identify opportunities for growth and improvement.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present "What Drives and Guides Us: The Importance of Developing a Personal Philosophy of Librarianship," from 1:30-3 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, July 26. This webinar will discuss the importance of having a philosophy of librarianship, how our philosophies guide our work and what resources can help librarians begin to explore and articulate their own specific philosophies.

By the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

-What a philosophy of librarianship is and what it should entail.

-Why it is important and helpful to have a philosophy of librarianship.

-How philosophies of librarianship can be tailored to specific types of libraries, positions, and/or specific communities.

-About the different resources available for developing and articulating their own personal philosophies of librarianship.

Who Should Attend: All librarians and library leaders

Presenter: Brandy R. Horne, instruction/reference librarian; assistant professor, University of South Carolina, Aiken, South Carolina

Registration fees: 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; Student: $29

Register online:

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

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download.

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, Continuing Education

American Library Association

Library Leadership and Management Association