Submissions Now Open for the 2018 John Cotton Dana Awards

Posted February 16, 2018 by freuland
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$10,000 Development Awards will go to up to Eight Winners

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2018 John Cotton Dana Awards. The awards are managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and honor outstanding library public relations. Electronic submissions are due by March 16, 2018. More information, including entry documents, can be found at the awards website.

Each year, up to eight $10,000 John Cotton Dana Awards are granted by the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The awards will be presented at a special program and reception, sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, on June 24 at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Libraries of all types and sizes are encouraged to submit entries. A panel of previous award winners and public relations practitioners from the LLAMA Marketing and Communications Community of Practice review entries in four key areas: needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

For more information, see the awards website or contact LLAMA staff.

Free LLAMA Webinar Addresses the Evolution of Library Interiors and How Design Supports the Expanding Role of Libraries

Posted January 24, 2018 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Awards, Buildings and Equipment, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) will present “Evolution of Library Interiors: How Design Supports the Expanding Role of Libraries,” on Tues., Jan. 30, at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Central time). This free webinar will feature jurors of the ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards discussing excellence in library interior design, and how designers can incorporate aesthetics, creativity, and function with satisfaction of the client’s objectives.

Presenters: Jessica N. Kayongo, J.D, M.A., Sociology Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; Mindy Sorg, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Senior Registered Interior Designer, OPN Architects, Cedar Rapids, IA

At the end of the webinar, attendees will…

– Understand how libraries as an institution have evolved and how older interiors no longer support the multiple functions of the modern library.

– Understand the societal factors that are driving change in library interiors.

– Understand how new library interiors support current and future technology, provide new revenue opportunities, promote transparency, and serve multiple populations in a community.

This webinar will address LLAMA’s foundational leadership competencies in collaboration and partnerships; and project management.

Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9054060828289356545

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

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.

 

 

2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Entries Due January 12

Posted December 29, 2017 by freuland
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The 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Call for Entries is now available.  The awards, managed by ALA/LLAMA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), encourage excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries and recognize accomplishments in library architecture.  The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm Eastern Time on January 12, 2018.

Any library building project designed by architects licensed in the United States is eligible for entry.  The libraries may be built anywhere in the world and the program is open to all types of libraries that permit public access. The library must be in service before entry and completed no earlier than 2013.

Details are available on the AIA awards homepage.

For further information:
Elizabeth Henry, Director, AIA Awards
202-626-7563; honorsawards@aia.org

Kerry Ward, LLAMA Executive Director
800-545-2433, ext. 5036; kward@ala.org

 

2018 LLAMA Career Institute Explores the Transition into Leadership

Posted November 13, 2017 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News, Uncategorized

Do you see yourself as a supervisor, manager, director or dean some day? If you think leadership is in your future, you can start preparing yourself now by learning from successful leaders as they share the experiences they sought and the steps they took.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Moving into Leadership: Transitioning into a New Roleon Friday, February 9, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in conjunction with the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Denver. This institute will feature a panel of eight experienced academic, public, and health sciences library leaders discussing how they prepared for their leadership roles, followed by facilitated tabletop discussions on a variety of leadership topics.

Participants will:

– Learn about the different career paths of library leaders from a variety of types of libraries;
– Explore how a library leader new to their role identifies priorities, focuses their energy, and manages their time;
– Hear what library leaders actually encountered – expected and unexpected – in their new leadership roles;
– Understand the role and importance of mentors and mentoring for aspiring leaders;
– Identify what knowledge, experience, and competencies they need to develop in order to position themselves for a leadership role.
Have an opportunity for informal conversation with panelists and other participants.

Attendees will increase their competence in several of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies including communication skills, change management, collaboration and partnerships, problem solving, and evidence-based decision making.

Panelists: Michael Levine-Clark, Dean of the University of Denver Libraries; Mark Stover, Ph.D., Dean of the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge; Melissa De Santis, Director of the Health Science Library at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver; Lisa Traditi, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Health Science Library at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver; Michelle Jeske, Denver City Librarian, Colorado, leads the 26-location urban library system; John Spears, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado; Gary Shaffer, Ph.D., Assistant Dean/Director of the University of Southern California Libraries Center for Library Leadership & Management; and Head of the USC Master of Management in Library & Information Science; Kimberly Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the Tulsa City-County Library

More speaker information is available at: http://www.ala.org/llama/2018-midwinter-meeting-llama-career-institute

Registration*

$145 for LLAMA Divisional Members; $195 for ALA members; $75 for Students and Retired Members; $295 for Non-Members.

Register online at: http://2018.alamidwinter.org/registration/ticketed-events#LLAMA – this takes you to “Ticketed Events” on the ALA Annual site; then search for LLAMA Institute (Event Code: LLA2).

*Includes workshop materials and lunch. Pre-registration is recommended; on-site registration is subject to availability. The LLAMA Career Institute is open to all.

About the LLAMA Career Institute

Introduced at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the LLAMA Career Institute is a continuing education offering aimed at early-career professionals and professionals at any career stage seeking to acquire new knowledge, skills, and competencies in support of active and ongoing career development or potential career changes.

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.

CALL FOR LLAMA WEBINAR PROPOSALS

Posted November 13, 2017 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News, Public Relations and Marketing Community of Practice

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The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now accepting proposals for its hugely popular webinar series.

All interested presenters or program organizers are encouraged to submit proposals. You do not need to be a LLAMA member to submit a webinar proposal.

LLAMA webinars reach a wide range of library professionals in many different areas, including:

– Management and leadership
– Buildings and equipment
– Human resources
– Public relations and marketing
– Assessment
– Issues for new professionals
– Organization and management
– Technology

Proposals should address one of the areas above, or focus on one of LLAMA’s foundational leadership competencies, including:

– Communication skills
– Change management
– Team building (personnel)
– Collaboration and partnerships
– Emotional intelligence
– Problem solving
– Evidence-based decision making
– Conflict resolution (personnel)
– Budget creation and presentation
– Forward thinking
– Critical thinking
– Ethics
– Project management
– Marketing and advocacy

Proposal forms can be found at: http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-webinar-proposal-form-0

You can review LLAMA’s upcoming and past webinar offerings by visiting the LLAMA Webinars page: http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-webinars

Completed forms are due December 15, 2017.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Fred Reuland at freuland@ala.org.

 

Cheers!

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Marlee Givens
Chair, LLAMA Continuing Education Development Committee

LLAMA Career Institute Explores the Transition into Leadership

Posted November 10, 2017 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

Do you see yourself as a supervisor, manager, director or dean some day? If you think leadership is in your future, you can start preparing yourself now by learning from successful leaders as they share the experiences they sought and the steps they took.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Moving into Leadership: Transitioning into a New Roleon Friday, February 9, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in conjunction with the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Denver. This institute will feature a panel of eight experienced academic, public, and health sciences library leaders discussing how they prepared for their leadership roles, followed by facilitated tabletop discussions on a variety of leadership topics.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the different career paths of library leaders from a variety of types of libraries;
  • Explore how a library leader new to their role identifies priorities, focuses their energy, and manages their time;
  • Hear what library leaders actually encountered – expected and unexpected – in their new leadership roles;
  • Understand the role and importance of mentors and mentoring for aspiring leaders;
  • Identify what knowledge, experience, and competencies they need to develop in order to position themselves for a leadership role.
  • Have an opportunity for informal conversation with panelists and other participants.

Attendees will increase their competence in several of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies including communication skills, change management, collaboration and partnerships, problem solving, and evidence-based decision making.

Panelists: Michael Levine-Clark, Dean of the University of Denver Libraries; Mark Stover, Ph.D., Dean of the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge; Melissa De Santis, Director of the Health Science Library at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver; Lisa Traditi, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Health Science Library at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver; Michelle Jeske, Denver City Librarian, Colorado, leads the 26-location urban library system; John Spears, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado; Gary Shaffer, Ph.D., Assistant Dean/Director of the University of Southern California Libraries Center for Library Leadership & Management; and Head of the USC Master of Management in Library & Information Science; Kimberly Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the Tulsa City-County Library

More speaker information is available at:  http://www.ala.org/llama/2018-midwinter-meeting-llama-career-institute

Registration*

$145 for LLAMA Members; $195 for ALA members; $75 for Students and Retired Members; $295 for Non-Members.

Register online at: http://2018.alamidwinter.org/registration/ticketed-events#LLAMA – this takes you to “Ticketed Events” on the ALA Annual site; then search for LLAMA Institute (Event Code: LLA2).

*Includes workshop materials and lunch. Pre-registration is recommended; on-site registration is subject to availability. The LLAMA Career Institute is open to all.

About the LLAMA Career Institute

Introduced at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the LLAMA Career Institute is a continuing education offering aimed at early-career professionals and professionals at any career stage seeking to acquire new knowledge, skills, and competencies in support of active and ongoing career development or potential career changes.

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: Staff management – tips and tricks for getting buy-in

Posted October 30, 2017 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

You’ve probably experienced it: you are eagerly sharing your enthusiasm for your library and its newest projects, and in return you see a confused or disengaged staff. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Staff management – tips and tricks for getting buy-in,” on Wed., Nov. 8, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar will present tips on how to inspire staff, battle burnout, and put together a team of individuals as excited about their work as you are. Participants will learn the symptoms of staff disengagement, the main roadblocks to creating a happily motivated team, and proven solutions for a variety of situations.

This webinar will help participants increase their competency in team building – personnel, one of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

Presenter: Pauline Stacchini, Manager over Strategic Initiatives, Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas

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 here (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

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 Explores Evidence-Based Advocacy for Academic Libraries

Posted October 10, 2017 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation, News

If you have ever wondered how to tell the story of your library’s impact on your students, faculty and community as a whole, look no further. The answer is by sharing the evidence. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Evidence-Based Advocacy for Academic Libraries,” on Wed., November 1, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar will help you understand how current metrics and measures can tell your library’s story to stakeholders, and how you can make important connections around campus in your role as assessment librarian.

More details about speakers and learning objectives are available here: http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-webinar-whats-your-story-evidence-based-advocacy-your-academic-library

This webinar was developed by LLAMA’s Assessment Community of Practice and addresses the foundational leadership competencies of “Evidence-based Decision Making” and “Marketing and Advocacy.”

Registration: 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.

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 Explores Evidence-Based Advocacy for Public Libraries

Posted October 4, 2017 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation, News

If you have ever wondered how to tell the story of your library’s impact on your community and on individuals in the most effective way, look no further. The answer is by sharing the evidence. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Evidence-Based Advocacy for Public Libraries,” on Wed., October 25, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar will help you understand how current metrics and measures can tell your library’s story in a way that is most meaningful to your stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes:

-Know how to use metrics and measures to develop enhanced library programs, sponsorship solicitation packages and grant requests
-Learn how to attract the attention of sponsors by using collection management reports
-Understand location audits in order to develop proper value for cost-per-thousand advertising rates
-Know how to use geographic visualization tools and library issue voting patterns to analyze library usage

Presenters: Ed Rossman, author of 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits; Renae Rountree, Director, Washington County Public Libraries, Florida

This webinar was developed by LLAMA’s Assessment Community of Practice and addresses the foundational leadership competencies of “Evidence-based Decision Making” and “Marketing and Advocacy.”

Registration: 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,

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: The MOU – Your Blueprint for Managing Collaborative Projects

Posted September 26, 2017 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

As libraries collaborate more and more on projects with outside partners, it’s crucial that the process go smoothly for all parties and that expectations are made clear beforehand. A memorandum of understanding (MOA) is often the best way to assure this. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “The MOU: Your Blueprint for Managing Collaborative Projects,” on Wed., October 18, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

This webinar will present successful examples of MOUs for collaborative projects, and will include details about how they were structured and developed. Participants will have access to a workbook that will help them create their own MOU’s.

Participants will learn:

Perspectives of outside stakeholders
– Overlooked MOU details, and common pitfalls
– Methods of troubleshooting issues and negotiating with partners
– How to use an MOU to plan projects and meet/manage expectations of external partners
– How an MOU can help document the relationship and project plan with library partners
– How to use an MOU to assure agreed upon outcomes and avoid scope creep

This webinar will help participants increase their competency in collaboration and partnerships; and project management. These are included in LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

Who Should Attend: Library administrators and librarians working towards creating better library partnerships with organizations and people external to the library.

Presenters: Brett D. Currier, Digital Scholarship Librarian & Library Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, MO; Rafia Mirza, Librarian for Communication, English and History, University of Texas-Arlington; Peace Ossom Williamson, Research Data Librarian, University of Texas-Arlington

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 here (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

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.