LLAMA webinar helps you plan an ecologically sustainable library

Posted September 19, 2016 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

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Library communities and stakeholders are increasingly placing 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 Wed., Nov. 30, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

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 concerns

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

Presenters:

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: 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.

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. 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.

Second Midwinter Institute Added for Atlanta

Posted September 14, 2016 by kward
Categories: 2017 Midwinter, Buildings and Equipment, Education

lscALA Midwinter Registration is open for the LLAMA Institute: Emory University and Georgia Tech: A Collaborative Partnership Between Private and Public Institutions

The half-day institute will take place at the new Library Service Center and focus on the public-private partnership between the Emory University and Georgia Tech libraries. Representatives from both institutions will discuss challenges, innovations, and lessons learned in developing and providing access to a shared collection (retrospective and prospective), and in the planning, design, management, and logistics of a joint high-density storage facility. The institute includes a tour of this state-of-the-art facility, and bus transportation will be provided. Friday, January 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Registration

  • $95 for LLAMA Divisional Members
  • $145 for ALA members
  • $45 for Other Members (Retired, Student, Trustee, Non-Salaried, Support Staff)
  • $245 for Non-ALA Members.

Existing Midwinter Registrants

To add this event to your existing Midwinter Registration, please visit your dashboard link, which can be found in your confirmation email. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation, please call CompuSystems at 866-513-0760 or email alaregistration@compusystems.com.

New Midwinter Registrants

If you have not already registered for the ALA Midwinter Meeting and would like to register for this institute, please follow these instructions:

Go to http://2017.alamidwinter.org/register-now and click on the “I am a member and would like to register online…” link.  You will be prompted to login before proceeding to the registration form.  ALA members should login with their ALA ID and password.  Nonmembers will need to create a guest ALA account by clicking on the “Don’t have an ALA account? Make One!” link in order to receive a Login ID and password.

ALA Call for Cmt Volunteers

Posted September 14, 2016 by kward
Categories: ALA Updates

James (Jim) G. Neal, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and two joint committees for the 2017-2018 term (terms start on July 1, 2017). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities, and experience in working on specific association topics.

The online committee volunteer form (http://www.ala.org/CFApps/volunteer/form.cfm) opens on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, and closes on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. To volunteer, please complete and submit the form electronically (be sure to select “ALA” in the drop-down menu on the main form).

Committee appointments will be finalized at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting, with notifications sent out in early spring, 2017. President-Elect Neal chairs both the Committee on Appointments (responsible for ALA and joint committee appointments) and the Committee on Committees (responsible for Council committee appointments).

For more information see: http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2016/07/volunteer-serve-ala-council-and-joint-committees-2017-2018

LLAMA Webinar Series Explores Using Data for Decision Making and Strategic Planning

Posted September 14, 2016 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation, News, Uncategorized

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Do you sometimes feel like you’ve been left behind in a world driven by ever-increasing amounts of data?  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the LLAMA Assessment Section will present “What’s Your Story?” a series of three webinars for librarians who want to develop better skills for using data to facilitate decision making and strategic planning.  The series is intended for librarians new to data collection and analysis and is designed to offer a foundation in evidence-based decision making, one of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies. Topics covered are: research design, data collection, and data visualization.  Attendance at individual sessions is welcome.

Sept. 26, 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time — “What’s your story? – An Introduction to Research Design for Libraries and Information Services”

Presenter: Martha Kyrillidou, Principal, QualityMetrics LLC, Silver Spring, Maryland

Oct. 26, 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time — “What’s Your Story? — Getting Organized for Assessment and Data Collection”

Presenter: Holt Zaugg, Assessment Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Nov. 16, 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time — “What’s Your Story? — Visualizing Data to Tell Your Story”

Presenter: Sarah Anne Murphy, Professor and Coordinator of Assessment, The Ohio State University Libraries, Thompson Library , Columbus, Ohio

Individual Webinar:

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

Series of 3 Webinars (20% savings for whole series!):

LLAMA member $117; Non-LLAMA member $141; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $477; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $573; Student: $69

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. 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.

Build Your Emotional Intelligence with the 2017 LLAMA Midwinter Career Institute

Posted September 8, 2016 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Human Resources, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

Pearl Alexander

Pearl Alexander

Introvert or extrovert?  Which one are you?  And does it really matter in the workplace as long as you are smart and work hard?  The reality is that most people possess some characteristics associated with both personality types, though often with a strong tendency in one direction.  And yes, those traits can have a big impact on how you interact and succeed in your career.

With research indicating that a large percentage of librarians are introverts, developing knowledge and skills about individual temperaments is essential for library professionals and leaders interested in building the emotional intelligence competence and skills to be successful in today’s workplace. Fortunately, the ability to harness the talents of different temperaments is a skill that can be learned.

Join the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) for the 6th LLAMA Career Institute – Noticing Self:  Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills for Professionals and Leaders on Friday, January 20, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, this institute will feature Pearl Alexander, an Atlanta-based speaker and coach and Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Participants will:

  • Identify and explore their own traits and identities; develop an understanding of the dimensions of temperament, and how these traits affect professionals, managers, and leaders.
  • Reflect on their introversion or extroversion, associated triggers, and behaviors in order to become more socially aware and to improve their emotional resiliency and social and emotional intelligence.
  • Learn about the traits associated with extroverts, introverts and a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), a distinct personality trait that affects one in every five people who has a sensitive nervous
  • Enhance their professional knowledge, expertise and skills in four of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies – emotional intelligence, communication skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

The LLAMA Career Institute is open to all. Registration includes workshop materials and an afternoon refreshment break.

Register online: http://2017.alamidwinter.org/ticketed-events#LLAMA   $175 for LLAMA Members ; $225 for ALA members; $325 for Non-ALA Members; $100 for Other (Students, Retired Members, etc.) Pre-registration prior to December 1, 2016 is recommended as this workshop is limited to 50 participants.

The LLAMA Career Institute, introduced in 2013, is a continuing education offering aimed at early-career professionals and open to professionals at any career stage seeking to acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies in support of career development or potential career changes.

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 R. David Lankes

Posted August 31, 2016 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

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Lankes headshotThe Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring R. David Lankes, Sept. 14, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. Lankes will talk about his personal perspective on successful leadership.  He is the director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library & Information Science, the 2016-17 Follett Chair at Dominican’s Graduate School of Library & Information Science, and recipient of the American Library Association’s 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Lankes is a passionate advocate for librarians and their essential role in today’s society.

This webinar is part in an ongoing series featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LLAMA project management webinar helps you work smarter

Posted August 12, 2016 by freuland
Categories: Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

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The very term “project management” can send shivers down the spine of even the most experienced librarian. Fortunately, there are now a variety of new ways to approach project-based work in a systematic and effective way. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Work Smart: Applying Project Management Techniques to Library Projects ,” on Wed., August 24, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

This webinar will explore traditional and agile project management, and provide examples of successful library projects.  It will also cover project management tools and information resources, and the skills necessary to be a successful project manager.

Participants will learn:  

  • The foundations of various project management techniques.
  • Essential resources and texts on project management.
  • Practical tools and programs for tracking project work.
  • How to anticipate potential project pitfalls and risks.

Who Should Attend: Anyone who oversees projects or would like to approach work in a more systematic way.

Presenter: Michael Perry, Collection Services Project Manager, Northwestern University Libraries, Evanston, Illinois

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: 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.

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. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama), a division of the American Library 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.

LLAMA webinar cuts through maze of free software to help you organize library data

Posted August 9, 2016 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, Library Organization and Management, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News, Systems & Services

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Sure, there is lots of free software out there that can help you organize your library data.  But, who has the time to sit down and figure it all out???  Sometimes a webinar is the best way to learn what you need quickly. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Using Google Sheets + Google Sites to Create a Library Data Dashboard,” on Wed., Sept. 7, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).  (This webinar has been rescheduled from July 20.)

This webinar will demonstrate how you can use Google Sheets and Google Sites to develop a simple library data dashboard that can communicate library data, document data sources, and track progress over time.

At the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Improve documentation and communication about library data
  • Explain how Google Sheets and Google Sites are connected and what they can and cannot do in terms of data organization and data display
  • Describe examples of using Google Sheets + Google Sites to display data tables, graphs, and documentation for multiple library types
  • Identify applications for Google Sheets + Google Sites at their own libraries
  • Create their own simple Google Site
  • Share Google Sheets and Google Sites with appropriate relative reporters, and control access using permissions for both data entry and data display access

Who Should Attend:  library administrators, department heads, and survey coordinators

Presenter:  Emily Guhde, Assessment Librarian, Georgetown University Library, Washington, DC

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: 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.

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. 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 Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Tara Radniecki and Tod Colegrove

Posted July 26, 2016 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Everyday Leadership in Libraries: getting personal,” on Wednesday, August 3, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm Central Time.  This free webinar will feature Tara Radniecki and Tod Colegrove from the University of Nevada, Reno.  It is part of an ongoing series featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries.

Description:  As libraries continue to take on exciting new roles and provide new services in their communities, the need for leadership on all levels within the organization increases. Opportunities for the development of new skills abound, going far beyond management and including interpersonal, project management, consensus building, and even vision/mission creation. Over the span of a few short years the DeLaMare Library at the University of Nevada, Reno, leveraged an approach of open dialogue while bypassing traditional hierarchical boundaries to transform an underutilized branch library into a vibrant hub of innovation, research, and entrepreneurship. Join Tod Colegrove and Tara Radniecki as they share engaging stories, practical tips, and rich insights gained.

Presenters:  Tara Radniecki, Assistant Professor and Engineering Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno;

Patrick “Tod” Colegrove, Ph.D., MSLIS, Associate Professor and Head of DeLaMare Library, University of Nevada, Reno

Register online:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1510148810631759874

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Member Spotlight: Jennifer Paustenbaugh

Posted July 18, 2016 by kward
Categories: News

Paustenbaugh, Jennifer 33 1302-02 HBLL Faculty Portraits February 6, 2013 Marcos Escalona/BYU © BYU PHOTO 2013 All Rights Reserved photo@byu.edu (801)422-7322Jennifer Paustenbaugh, University Librarian at Brigham Young University, is featured in the latest Member Spotlight. You can read about Jennifer here.

Throughout the year, the Membership Committee features a new member in the Member Spotlight. It’s a great way for you to you meet your colleagues and find members with similar interests. To see yourself in the spotlight, just send an email to the Membership Committee with some basic information. A member of the committee will then follow up with you. It only takes a minute and the committee would love to hear from you.