For immediate release | December 21, 2012

LLAMA presents leadership development seminar at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Mindful Leadership through Tough Times” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

In this seminar Dr. Irene Herold, dean of the library at Keene State College in New Hampshire, will define mindful leadership within leadership theory and mentorship as a mindful practice for both the mentor and mentee. Dr. Kathleen DeLong, associate university librarian at the University of Alberta Libraries, will discuss how mindful leadership impacts organizational life and its effect on organizational culture and change. Ms. Stephanie Beverage, director of library services at Huntington Beach Public Library, will speak about the practical ways that she uses mindful leadership to guide her organization through constant budget changes, major staffing reductions and reorganizations.

The seminar will also feature a presentation by this year’s LLAMA-sponsored participants in ALA’s Emerging Leaders project. Admission is open to all Midwinter Meeting attendees.

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

Program Officer, Continuing Education

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)

1-800-545-2433 ext. 5032