Horth will speak at LAMA President's Program

Contact: Fred Reuland

Marketing Specialist LAMA/ALA

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For Immediate Release

April 8, 2008

Horth will speak at LAMA President's Program

The 2008 President's Program from the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) will feature David Magellan Horth speaking about "Visual and Verbal Literacy - Skills for Contemporary Leadership." The program will be presented from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at the American Library Association's annual conference in Anaheim, Calif.

"Leadership is about your ability to see, move and be moved by people and things in ways that capture and expand yours and their imaginations," said Mr. Horth. "This presentation will help you both think about and practice leadership in ways that might surprise you - creative leadership as thinking and acting beyond boundaries."

Mr. Horth is a senior enterprise associate at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is co-author of the award winning book: "The Leader's Edge: Six Creative Competencies for Navigating Complex Challenges." His fluency with the technical and administrative aspects of business, deep knowledge and practice of creativity processes and his own creative and artistic flair combine to make him much sought after as a unique keynote speaker, presenter and workshop facilitator. As an innovative designer, facilitator and coach, Horth focuses on the confluence of design, creativity and leadership development.

Horth's background experience includes 21 years in the computer industry; where he began as a research and development engineer and emerged as a strategist specializing in creativity and innovation. Horth describes himself as an artist-in-training. He enjoys drawing and writing poetry. His special passion is music, and he plays a variety of instruments.

Founded in 1970, The Center for Creative Leadership is a nonprofit educational institution with international reach. Ranked among the world's top institutions for executive education by the Financial Times, the center annually serves leaders from more than 2,000 organizations - both public and private, including two-thirds of the Fortune 500. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., the center also has locations in Colorado Springs, Colo.; San Diego, Calif.; Brussels, Belgium and Singapore.

The mission of the Library Administration and Management Association (www.ala.org/lama) 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.