For immediate release | August 23, 2016

LLAMA webinar helps you plan an ecologically sustainable library

CHICAGO — Library communities and stakeholders increasingly place a high value on the ecological sustainability of their facilities and programs. For library directors and managers, the question often is, “Where do I start?” The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Creating Sustainable Libraries and Programs,” on at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time) on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

This webinar will introduce participants to practical approaches for planning facilities and operations that are ecologically and economically sustainable, including LEED and alternative standards. It will also suggest ways that library programs can best respond to community interest in climate change; and provide tools for evaluating ecologically sustainable buildings, operations, and programs.

At the end of this webinar, participants will understand:

  • The pros and cons of LEED and other facilities standards;
  • Proven, ecologically sound library operations methods;
  • How library programs and collection development can respond to community interest in climate change;
  • Resources and tools useful for evaluating library building and program responses to ecological, environmental and climate change concern.

Who Should Attend: Any librarian interested in ecologically sustainable buildings and community programs about sustainability, as well boards, directors and managers.


Arlene Hopkins, architect and educator, Santa Monica, California

Stephen C. Maack, owner and lead consultant, REAP Change Consultants, Los Angeles, California

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online:

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download, but is easily accessed by PC and MAC platforms.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland.

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association ( advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.


Fred Reuland

Continuing Education Program Officer

Library Leadership and Management Association