LAMA hosts two institutes in Philadelphia

Contact: Arawa McClendon


For Immediate Release

October 2002

LAMA hosts two institutes in Philadelphia

The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) will offer two institutes in Philadelphia prior to the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, Thursday, January 23, and Friday, January 24, 2003.

  • "Emergency Preparedness: The Human Factor, the Organization, and Resources in a 911 World"

    Thursday, January 23, 2003, 8:30a.m.-5p.m.

    Julie Todaro, dean of library services, Austin (Texas) Community College, will assist managers in learning how to prepare for, communicate with and plan for their most important resource--their staff members--during emergency situations.

  • "The Big Picture--Library Planning Using GIS"

    Friday, January 24, 2003, 8:30a.m. -12p.m.

    A geographic information system (GIS) presents information as geographically linked layers and provides the ability to visually analyze and display spatially co-related data. Public and academic librarians will learn how using GIS can improve decision-making and planning. Speakers for this institute will be Marc Futterman, president/CEO, Civic Technologies, Inc. and Dr. Christie Koontz, director, GeoLib, with moderator George Lupone, associate director, Cleveland State University Library.

    For more information contact Doll Thorn-Hawkins, LAMA, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL, 60611-2795; phone 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5032, fax 1-312-280-5033; email

    LAMA is a division of the ALA.