LAMA launches first digital download:

Contact: Fred Reuland

For Immediate Release
October 24, 2006

LAMA launches first digital download:

"Growing Leaders from Within"

CHICAGO - The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) announces the availability of its first digital download monograph, "Growing Leaders from Within:
A Practical Guide for Recognizing and Developing Leadership Skills in the Library."

The publication compiles presentations from LAMA Human Resource Section programs addressing the crisis of leadership succession anticipated with the onset of baby boomer retirements. The library leaders who contributed to the programs and this publication provide insight on how to recognize talent and develop staff members who show leadership potential, along with information and specific applications that have proven successful in a variety of library settings.

"Growing Leaders from Within" (Chicago: LAMA, 2006, ISBN 0-8389-8408-8) is available in PDF format from the ALA Online Store The price is $18 for ALA members; $20 for others.

The mission of the Library Administration and Management Association ( is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LAMA is a division of the American Library Association.