LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Jason Griffey

Posted August 27, 2015 by freuland
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Griffey Headshot 2015The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring Jason Griffey, on Sept. 16, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. Griffey will discuss his experience as a successful and innovative leader in library technology. This webinar is part of an ongoing series featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of library types and size.

Griffey is the founder and principal at Evenly Distributed, a technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, education, and other non-profits. Jason is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studies hyperlocal micronetworks such as his LibraryBox project.

He has written extensively on libraries and technology, most recently a chapter in The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA Guide. His previous book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is a part of the award-winning Tech Set series. Named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009, Griffey has written and spoken internationally on topics such as the future of technology and libraries, personal electronics in the library, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property.

Griffey is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces.  He is the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Register here

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

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) 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.

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LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Pilar Martinez

Posted July 15, 2015 by freuland
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Pilar Martinez photoThe Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring Pilar Martinez, on August 20, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. This is part in an ongoing series of webinars featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries.

Pilar is the Chief Executive Officer of the Edmonton Public Library, where she is responsible for strategic leadership, supporting the Board of Trustees, financial and budget management and stakeholder relations. She has overall accountability, authority and responsibility for establishing and executing the Library’s Business Plan in order to achieve the goals of the overall Strategic Directions of the Board. Pilar has a broad base of experience in library leadership including: advocacy, collective bargaining, strategic and business planning, recruitment and change leadership. She holds a MLIS from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English from Acadia University. Pilar was the main champion and leader behind the implementation of EPL’s community-led service framework and the Leading from Any Position staff development initiative. In 2012, Pilar was honoured with the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.

Register online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7761266031182456833

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

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) 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.

 

E-book/Webcast package helps planning library expansion or renovation

Posted June 19, 2015 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Buildings and Equipment, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

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Ann Hamilton was involved in academic library building projects for many years, most recently enlarging an academic research library from 100,000 to 200,000 square feet, but she couldn’t find a book that addressed each step of a construction project from the earliest planning stages through post construction details. “The majority of books on the market addressed new construction with little advice on expansion and/or renovation. I would have welcomed help from such a book.” As a result, Hamilton decided to write the book she was looking for herself.  Her new E-book/webcast package, “Library Expansion/Renovation Checklist: Creating Today’s ARC (Automated Retrieval Collection) Takes More Than Forty Days and Forty Nights,” is designed to be useful in planning expansion, and/or renovation projects in all types of libraries.

Published by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), Hamilton’s work provides examples from different library settings and eliminates academic references except in specific examples. She provides useful information for all levels of projects from the simplest to the most complex. The webcast included with the book features links to videos of an actual expansion/renovation project.

“Serving as the library project coordinator for a $22.75 million expansion and renovation was a wonderful, exciting learning opportunity. After spending eight years moving from design planning through construction, I wanted to share the practical things I learned with other librarians who might be involved in library expansion and renovation projects.” The book and webcast are designed to help both project coordinators and librarians who are responsible for only specific areas of library construction projects.

A native of Alabama, Hamilton earned a Master of Librarianship and a Diploma for Advanced Study in Librarianship at Emory University. She currently serves as chair of the ALA Chapter Relations Committee. She has been active in LLAMA and ACRL for many years, and from 2001-2012 served as the Georgia Chapter Councilor on ALA Council. Along with her current work as the Associate Dean of Georgia Southern University’s Zach S. Henderson Library, Hamilton serves as a consultant to libraries in the process of planning expansions, renovations, or the installation of automated retrieval systems (ARS).

Purchase the e-book and included webcast here!

For questions about this e-book/webcast or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) 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.

 

 

2015 PR Xchange Award Winners Announced

Posted June 16, 2015 by freuland
Categories: 2015 Annual, Awards, Events, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, News, Public Relations & Marketing

For Immediate Release

Monday June 15, 2015— LLAMA’s Public Relations and Marketing Section (PRMS) PR Xchange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s “PR Xchange Award Competition” for library publicity materials. Nearly 375 entries in print and electronic formats were submitted from over 100 institutions including public, academic, school, state, and special libraries. Entries were appraised by a jury of seven library marketing and communications professionals on the quality of content, format, design, creativity, and originality. This year we are awarding 32 winners who submitted their printed materials and 28 winners who submitted their materials electronically.

This year, the jury of 7 people included : an architect, a library marketing consultant, a library school professor with experience in graphic design, and several librarians who work in marketing and/or outreach. The jury was very impressed by the innovative and compelling work submitted by libraries.

A complete listing of this year’s winners is available at: http://tinyurl.com/prxchange-winners-2015

Our slideshow is coming soon!

Winning entries will be on display at the PR Xchange Program at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA  on Sunday, June 28, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm in the Special Events area in the ALA Exhibit hall. Award certificates will be presented at 12:30 pm. Limited quantities of the winning entry materials will be available for conference attendees to take home.

The PR Xchange offers visitors the opportunity to view and take home sample promotional materials from libraries across North America. Approximately one thousand ALA Annual Conference attendees visit the PR Xchange event each year. This year, several vendor tables will provide additional value to those looking to improve their libraries’ marketing and communications efforts:

  • Kathy Dempsey will be giving away sample copies of Marketing Library Services Newsletter and selling “Libraries Are Essential” bumper stickers and her book, “The Accidental Library Marketer”
  • Debra Lucas will promote her new book “Marketing the Library in the 21st Century”
  • Come meet the 2015 John Cotton Dana Award Winners and their winning entries.

Libraries can still send library publicity materials to be shared with colleagues at the PR Xchange program. Mailing instructions and labels can be found here: http://www.ala.org/llama/pr-xchange-mailing-labels

For more information, please contact Mark Aaron Polger, Chair of the PR Xchange Committee, at MarkAaron.Polger@csi.cuny.edu

PR Xchange mailing labels now available: send your samples in!

Posted May 29, 2015 by freuland
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Are you wondering how to put your back inventory of calendars, brochures, flyers, postcards, annual reports or other print collateral to good use? Send in your printed promotional materials now to share with colleagues at the 2015 PR Xchange program at ALA Annual conference in San Francisco. Hundreds of conference attendees drop-in to the PR Xchange event each year to take home copies of PR materials from libraries across North America for their idea files. Please use the mailing labels at the link below to send quantities of at least 50 but no more than 100 each of your printed pieces to the convention center in advance of the PR Xchange program. Your materials will be put out for display and distribution at PR Xchange on Sunday, June 28 between 11am-1:30pm in the Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall—Special events area.

Click here for mailing labels.

LLAMA President’s Program will explore servant leadership

Posted May 29, 2015 by freuland
Categories: 2015 Annual, ALA Conferences, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

Art Headshot_FINAL 3The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Servant Leadership: Tools to inspire and equip those we influence” as its 2015 President’s Program at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, on Sat., June 27, 10:30 am – 12:00 Noon. Speaker Art Barter is the owner and cultural architect of Datron World Communication, Inc. and CEO and President of Servant Leadership Institute.

This program will provide the basics of what servant leadership is and what it’s not. Art will compare the power model of leadership to the service model and evaluate how these models affect employee engagement and productivity. He will present a case study of servant leadership implementation at Datron World Communications, including an examination of the steps leading to culture transformation, how trust is the foundation for everything, and how servant leader behaviours guide employees’ daily interactions. The program will conclude with a personal assessment of audience members’ current organizational environments and the opportunity to define their roles when influencing change.

Art has presented the servant leadership message to a wide variety of corporate, government, and non-profit audiences throughout the U.S., and he is particularly effective at inspiring and equipping emerging leaders who want to make a difference in the world. Art hold two bachelor’s degrees in business and finance. Prior to joining Datron in 1999, he spent eight years working for the Disney Corporation and more than 25 years at manufacturing companies. In 2004, Art purchased Datron from the Titan Corporation.

Admission is free to all conference attendees.

Date/Time:  Sat., June 27, 10:30 am – 12:00 Noon, MCC – 3005 (W)

LLAMA Webinar Helps Managers Address Employee Complaints

Posted May 12, 2015 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Education, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

Many of us are familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, but probably less familiar with Maslow’s Grumble Theory and how it can directly relate to employee complaints. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Grumble Theory in the Workplace: Making the Most of Employee Complaints,” on June 17, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

In his Hierarchy of Needs, Maslow says that human beings have six basic needs which are organized in a hierarchical order of importance. In this webinar, we will place that Hierarchy of Needs into a context of employee complaints and employee survey responses to provide a framework and perspective for supervisors addressing employee complaints.

Participants will:

  1. Understand how employee “Grumbles” are driven by basic needs.
  2. Recognize that some complaints are indirectly driven by other factors.
  3. Learn how to respond to the correct problem in terms of motivation.
  4. Discuss what’s wrong when no one is complaining.

Presenters: Michael Crumpton, Asst Dean for Administrative Services, and Kathy Bradshaw, Human Resources Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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

 

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

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.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) 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.

LLAMA Webinar Helps You Develop an Internship Program

Posted May 12, 2015 by freuland
Categories: Continuing Education, Education, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

Have you ever thought you would like to start an internship program at your library, but just don’t have the time? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Putting a Library Internship Program to Work for You and Your Library,” on June 10, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will offer strategies for managing an internship program and will focus on ways to make it manageable for the library staff and enriching for the interns. The presenters have experience planning internships for MLIS students as well as high school and college students. They bring perspectives from academic and public libraries.

Participants will learn:

  • strategies for promoting and scoping internships to attract the desired candidates
  • how to build in reflective learning experiences for the interns
  • ways of structuring the internship to provide a rich learning experience for the interns while ensuring that none of the library staff are overextended.

Presenters: Sue Erickson, Susan Paddock

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

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

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.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

LLAMA Webinar Explores Embedded Librarianship

Posted May 12, 2015 by freuland
Categories: Continuing Education, Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

Embedded librarianship– developing strong, collaborative working relationships with communities — is essential to the future of librarians. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Embedded Librarianship: Connecting the Dots, and Avoiding the Pitfalls,” on June 3, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar presents the fundmental elements of embedded librarianship, identifies strategies and practices that lead to success, and points out pitfalls that can derail embedded initiatives. Tactics for adapting successful practices and avoiding or mitigating potential risks are also offered. This webinar offers valuable insights for library professionals who wish to increase their value to their communities.

Participants will:

Understand the essential characteristics of embedded librarianship

Adapt successful strategies to their organizations and communities

Avoid or mitigate practices that can detract from success

Presenter: David Shumaker is a Clinical Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, at Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. He has an extensive record of presentations on the topic of embedded librarianship and is the author of The Embedded Librarian (Information Today, 2012).

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

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

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.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

 

LLAMA 2015 election results

Posted May 12, 2015 by freuland
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View 2015 LLAMA election results here