LAMA announces National Institute

Contact:Arawa McClendon


For Immediate Release

May 2002

LAMA announces National Institute

The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) invites you to engage with library and business leaders to plan strategies for the evolution of libraries in the 21st century at
"The E-ssential Library: Creating and Sustaining Our Leading Edge." LAMA's second National Institute will take place at the Naples (Fla.) Beach Hotel and Golf Club, November 14-16, 2002. Learn, interact, and be energized, as we develop paths for:

  • Creating user-centered digital library services
  • Designing virtual and real space
  • Enabling organizations to develop new approaches to staffing and staff development
  • Implementing new models for sustaining financial support

Robert Martin, director of the Institute for Museum and Library Services, will give the conference keynote and capstone addresses. He will be joined by eight other faculty from within and outside the library profession: David Seaman, founding director of the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia; Lorcan Dempsey, vice president for research at OCLC; Karen B. Brown, associate professor of information science, Dominican University; Karen Thornburg of Thornburg Performance Consulting; Anne Grodzins Lipow, founder and director of Library Solutions Institute and Press; Andrea Michaels, library planning and design consultant; Anne Rose Johnson, executive director of the North Suburban Library System's Library Community Foundation; and Alexis H. Sarkisian, corporate and association marketing specialist.

For more information and to register, go to, or contact Doll Thorn-Hawkins, Library Administration and Management Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL, 60611-2795; phone 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5032, fax 1-312-280-5033; email LAMA thanks 3M Library Systems, Sirsi and Sun Microsystems for their support of the National Institute.

LAMA is a division of the American Library Association.