LAMA Buildings Course Offers Management Tools in Philadelphia

Contact: Fred Reuland

Marketing Specialist


For Immediate Release,

October 24, 2007

LAMA Buildings Course offers management tools in Philadelphia

CHICAGO - Any library staff member who is facing or considering a library renovation or remodeling, or even building an entirely new library facility, is invited to register for "The Complex Edifice: Analyzing Your Dream Library!" This two-day institute, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 10 and 11 in Philadelphia, is sponsored by the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA). This institute is open to all interested librarians and facilities planners.

Instructor William Sannwald, noted for his expertise and warm personal style, will lead participants through a detailed facilities analysis that can be applied to library building projects of any scope. Participants will: determine the current and future functionality of a library facility; establish capital investment needs; and develop operating and capital budgets.

Sannwald is the retired city librarian of the San Diego Public Library and is currently a full-time management and marketing professor in the business school at San Diego State University.

Tickets are $595 for LAMA members; $650 for ALA members; $350 for students or retired members; and $750 for nonmembers. Advance registration is available online through Nov. 30 at

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.