LAMA offers four preconferences

Contact:Arawa McClendon


For Immediate Release

May 2002

LAMA offers four preconferences

The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) offers four opportunities to improve your skills and your library's programs at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference.

"One Stop Shopping: Centralizing Basic Library Services," learn innovative delivery of service through "one stop shopping," and explore the practical and theoretical issues involved in this approach. Presenters are Julie Beth Todaro, Austin (Texas) Community College; Emily Batista, University of Pennsylvania; and Katie Whitson, Rob Estes and Venta Silins, University of Washington?Bothel. The preconference costs $165 LAMA members; $215 ALA members; $335 non-members; $125 students.

Ride the bus to the
"Case Study/Tour of the University of Georgia Student Learning Center," and take part in an innovative case study approach to programming - highlighting a cutting edge building with advanced technology. Go onsite at the new library for an inside look at the design and construction process with the people who made it happen - William Gray Potter, director of University Libraries and representatives from the architecture firm of Cooper Carry & Associates and from ALCON, the contractor for the project. The preconference costs $50.

"Seizing and Managing Opportunities: Selecting, Interpreting and Presenting Information to Make your Library a Success," experiment with techniques to improve the compilation, interpretation and presentation of library program data to library management and accreditation and funding agencies. Presenters are Robert Almony, University of Missouri Libraries; and Jane Goodwin, Virginia Public Library, Fairfax County. The preconference costs $235 LAMA members; $285 ALA members; $335 non-members; $125 students.

These three preconferences are daylong events scheduled for Friday, June 14.

"Hell and High Water: Planning for Disasters," will prepare you to recover successfully from disasters affecting library facilities, staff and users. Learn to develop a workable plan, motivate staff and communicate effectively inside and outside the library during a crisis. The presenters, many of whom have had first-hand experience coping with disasters, include: Sue Kellerman, Pennsylvania State University; Lee B. Brawner, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City; Susan E. Parker, CSU Northridge; Peter Persic, Los Angeles Public Library; Jeanne Drewes, Michigan State University Libraries; Janice Mohlhenrich, Emory University; Beth Schobernd, Illinois State University; Nancy Tessman, Salt Lake City Public Library; Alison Landers, Houston Public Library; and Solinet staff.

This preconference, co-sponsored with ALCTS, is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2002, 1-6 p.m., and Friday, June 14, 2002, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Deadline for online registration is May 24, 2002. For more information, contact
LAMA at 1-800-545-2433 x5032, or

LAMA is a division of the ALA.