LLAMA webinars while you work from home

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/21/2020


Fred Reuland

Program Officer, Continuing Education


American Library Association


CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association is offering webinars you can enjoy while working from home.

Free Webinar Wednesday, April 29, 1:30-3 p.m. Central: "Managing Remote Library Teams: a webinar to help you work from home"

With many libraries unexpectedly transitioning to working from home recently, librarians are facing new and unexpected challenges managing teams that have never worked remotely before.

This webinar will offer concrete strategies for supporting remote staff, building successful online collaboration, facilitating online and phone meetings, and managing workflows and projects while working from home.

We will discuss best practices for managing remote workers and learn tools and techniques that can minimize stress and maximize success in this new environment.

Participants will learn:

  • The key elements of managing a remote team, particularly when working under stressful conditions
  • The policies and structures needed to support remote teams
  • How to effectively facilitate online meetings
  • Strategies for managing projects and goals remotely

This webinar addresses several of LLAMA's Foundational Leadership Competencies, including communication skills, change management, team building, collaboration and partnerships, and project management.

Who Should Attend: This is geared toward managers at all sorts of libraries who manage remote teams, especially those who are experiencing an unexpected transition to remote work. Our Presenter: Carli Spina, Head of Research and Instructional Services, SUNY's Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, New York. Register for this free webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8813517389263264012

Wednesday, May 20, 1:30-3 p.m. Central:  “Burnout Prevention and Mitigation: The Role of Values, Communication, and Job Crafting”

In our fast-paced libraries, workplace burnout almost feels like an inevitability. While we have no magic bullet to prevent or immediately banish it, burnout can be effectively minimized and prevented via recognition, skilled communication, job crafting, and building alignment between each employee’s work and values. Library administrators as well as those not in supervisory roles can have meaningful results using this approach.

Learning outcomes:

  • What burnout is and how to recognize it in oneself and others
  • How to apply values exploration to respond to and prevent burnout
  • How to apply job crafting techniques to respond to and prevent burnout
  • How to foster a culture of trust and autonomy in your workplace as a leader or administrator

This webinar addresses several of LLAMA's Foundational Leadership Competencies including: communication skills, problem solving, and team building.

Our presenter: Sarah Steiner, Head of Research & Instruction Services, Western Carolina University, Hunter Library, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Primary audience: Administrators and library employees, but any person can apply these techniques to their own work or suggest them to a colleague.

Registration: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (includes a shareable url for 5 or more people) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (includes a shareable url for 5 or more people) $239; Student: $5 (special rate for duration of the covid-19 pandemic)

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm To register with a purchase order or by mail, contact Vicky Williams: vwilliams@ala.org

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.

Questions about these webinars: contact Fred Reuland at freuland@ala.org.

About the Library Leadership and Management Association: The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) 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.

A note on COVID-19: We know many of our members are working virtually, and LLAMA will continue to support you with a combination of free and paid continuing education opportunities. For the remainder of the pandemic, the group registration link for webinars will be shareable with as many individual staff as necessary so that each can view the webinar separately and safely. In addition, the student registration rate will be lowered to just $5.00. If you have questions please contact Fred Reuland at freuland@ala.org.