Free LLAMA webinar explores sustainability in the era of Covid-19

For Immediate Release
Tue, 06/16/2020


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer

Library Leadership and Management 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. If you have questions please contact Fred Reuland at

CHICAGO — The uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic and the dislocations it has wrought are raising many new questions about the design, operations and sustainability of library buildings. What does this mean for the future of library buildings?

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present a free webinar: “What does sustainability mean today in the era of Covid-19?” on Tuesday, June 23, at 1:30-3:00 pm CT. In this webinar, four professional designers with expertise ranging from public policy, sustainability consulting, engineering, and architecture, will share both their approaches to sustainable building design as well as their preliminary thoughts about what libraries should do today and going forward in response to the pandemic.

Panelists will discuss:

  • What trade-offs are there between long-term goals and short-term needs?
  • Is this a good time to make modifications to your buildings?
  • Is the rapid increase in the use of electronic communication tools like Zoom here to stay?
  • What implications does this have for libraries?
  • How can libraries keep their patrons safe?

This webinar addresses several of LLAMA’s Foundational Leadership Competencies including: change management, problem solving, forward thinking, and critical thinking.

Who Should Attend: Leadership and staff responsible for making decisions about the performance of their facilities with respect to energy use, materials purchasing, public health and welfare, as well as those responsible for creating budgets for buildings. This will be especially useful for libraries preparing to undertake renovations or other building projects

Our Presenters:
Alexander Lamis FAIA, RAMSA
Laurie Kerr, LK Consulting
Shanta Tucker, Atelier 10
Jeffrey Rios, AKF Engineering

Registration: FREE!

Register online: Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will automatically receive a share-able link to the recorded version for later viewing. This link will also be posted on the LLAMA website for future access. 

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

Questions about this webinar: Contact Fred Reuland at

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.