LAMA announces panel for President's Program at Annual Conference in New Orleans

Contact: Fred Reuland
LAMA, Marketing Specialist
(312) 280-5032
For Immediate Release
June 13, 2006

LAMA announces panel for President's Program

at Annual Conference in New Orleans

CHICAGO - The accelerating pace of change in the library science profession, coupled with a demographic wave of retirements on the near horizon raises a timely question: what can today's leadership do to establish the foundation for the next generation of library leaders?

Working from Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) President Catherine Murray-Rust's theme for her presidential year - Preparing the Next Generation of Library Leaders - the 2006 President's Program entitled "Leadership Excellence for Transition: Lessons for Librarians in Every Generation" features a panel of experts who will share their perspectives on why this topic is important; the role of library education in this process; how aspiring leaders of tomorrow can prepare; and how today's leaders can identify and develop them.

The panelists are: Jose-Marie Griffiths, dean of the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; James G. Neal, vice president for Information Services and university librarian, Columbia University Libraries; and Raymond Santiago, director, Miami-Dade Public Library System.

The program will take place on Sunday, June 25, 1:30-3:30 pm in the Hilton Hotel Napoleon Ballroom, during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans.
The program will be followed by the LAMA Social.

LAMA, a division of ALA, encourages and nurtures current and future leaders, and develops and promotes outstanding leadership and management practices.