LLAMA Webinar: Sustain Your Library Through Relationship Building and Community Engagement

Posted April 16, 2018 by freuland
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A question on every library leader’s mind these days is how do I keep my library relevant?  One of the most important ways is by establishing and nurturing community relationships that can advance your strategic initiatives.  But how do you determine which relationships are the most valuable? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Building Strategic Relationships to Sustain Community Engagement,”on Wednesday, May 2, at 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time. This webinar will explore what it takes to build productive relationships that align with your organizational priorities and are as valuable as the effort they require.

Participants will:
– Understand that relationships should be strategic and require skills and behaviors to sustain them
– Use a tool to analyze current relationships (reality check) about whether value aligns to effort
– Act decisively to address relationships that are not producing value equivalent to the level of effort
– Articulate what the library brings to and expects from relationships
– Employ strategies entering into strategic relationships that will advance future initiatives

This webinar addresses two of LLAMA’s Foundational Leadership Competencies: Communication Skills, and Collaboration and Partnerships.

Who Should Attend: Library staff that seek to create (or end) organizational and individual relationships within their communities that leverage investments in services and programs toward successful outcomes and impacts.

Our presenters: 

Cheryl Gould, Principal, Learning Facilitator, Fully Engaged Libraries, Petaluma, California is a learning facilitator and training consultant who believes in the transformative role libraries can play in their communities.  Cheryl’s professional role is to help libraries with the culture shift required to move from an institution that provides access to resources to one that promotes conversation, learning and engagement at all levels.  Cheryl’s ability to connect people and ideas, to facilitate conversation and to enhance learning has been demonstrated through 23 years of working with libraries in thousands of hours of consulting, mentoring and training.  Her work is a synergy of her background in Anthropology, her passion for learning crossed with current developments in neuroscience and her involvement with Applied Improvisation to create cultures of “Yes, And”.
http://fullyengagedlibraries.com/

Sam McBane Mulford, strategist at Ideation Collaborative has consulted with libraries as well as other public and not for profit agencies for over twenty years. Her design career has been focused in strategic initiatives, process design and facilitation, and creating environments that empower organizations to achieve their vision and goals.
Sam brings inquisitiveness and a risk-embracing attitude to work and life – and her mom swears her first word was “Why?”  Once answers reveal themselves, she’s committed to helping libraries develop strategic perspective through dialogue around “What if, What then, How might we?”
sam@strategicimp.com.

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.

New LLAMA Officers Elected

Posted April 13, 2018 by freuland
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The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced today that Anne Moore has been elected as the new President-elect. She is the Dean of the J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Upon hearing of her election, Moore said, “I am extremely humbled and excited simultaneously to represent the current and potential members of LLAMA as we continue charting our path with the other divisions and ALA as a whole toward a bright future that meets the needs of librarians and libraries in all settings. As leaders, the members of LLAMA are taking the initiative to build a new organization that will be collaborative, open, visionary, and passionate about our values. I look forward to working with all of you!”  Moore will begin her term as president-elect in June 2018 and will become LLAMA President in 2019.

Also elected was Audrey Barbakoff as Director-at-Large. She is Community Engagement and Economic Development Manager at King County Library System in Issaquah, Washington.  Asked about her reaction to her election, Barbakoff said, “When I was a new (and terrified!) manager, LLAMA connected me to a community of experienced, confident leaders. At every step of my leadership journey, LLAMA has continued to provide a community of learning and support. I’m honored to be able to give back by serving on the board.”  Barbakoff will begin her term in June 2018.

 

 

John Cotton Dana Award Deadline Extended to March 30

Posted March 26, 2018 by freuland
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The deadline for submission for the 2018 John Cotton Dana Awards for Library Public Relations has been extended to March 30.  Information about these awards and award applications are available at https://ebsco.fluidreview.com/.

LLAMA Webinar: Project Management–Tips, Tools & Tricks for Every Type and Size of Library

Posted March 23, 2018 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

Every library project has its unique challenges, but surprisingly the basic approaches to managing a project effectively are the same. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Project Management — Tips, Tools & Tricks for Every Type and Size of Library,” on Wednesday, April 18, at 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time. This webinar will show you how to create a workable structure for managing your library projects.

Participants will learn:

-The crucial differences between management of projects and project management
-The questions they need to ask, and data they need to collect prior to implementing project -management tools and techniques within their library
-The importance of administration buy-in in ensuring the success of library projects
-How to help staff write winning proposals for project ideas in order to get administration support 
-How to support and engage staff in order to create shared expectations and clear objectives

This webinar addresses three of LLAMA’s Foundational Leadership Competencies: project management; team building (personnel); and collaboration and partnerships.

Who Should Attend: Anyone responsible for managing a project in their library.

Presenters:  Kirsten Clark, Director, Access & Information Services, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis; Kate McCready, Associate Librarian, Libraries Content/Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis

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.

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 Launches Competency Courses Online

Posted March 21, 2018 by freuland
Categories: Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

Learn from the best with LLAMA’s new Online Competency Courses

Decisions, decisions, decisions!  That’s the life of a library leader or manager.  But what’s the best way to make decisions?  In most cases it involves identifying the right facts from multiple sources, so that you are fully informed beforehand. In other words, you need strong evidence to make a strong decision. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announces the first in an exciting new series of 4-week online courses that will help you become a better leader and boost your career to a new level. The first course, “Evidence-based decision making,” will be offered April 16-May 11 and will give you the knowledge and skills you need to make the best decisions for your library.

Students will learn:

  • what evidence-based decision making is, where it came from, and why it has become a popular method for decision-making;
  • why it is especially important for leading and managing libraries;
  • how it can be most effectively applied in libraries;
  • how it can be applied and be of benefit at their own workplaces;
  • and common barriers to watch out for and how to overcome them.

Upon completion, students will receive a certificate of course completion.

Our expert instructors:

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is professor/coordinator for Information Literacy Services in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the 2010-2011 ACRL president, she led the launch of the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. Lisa is currently editor of Library Trends, chair of the IFLA Information Literacy Section, and writes for Scholarly Kitchen. She has also held positions in DLF, NISO, ARL and ALA. She has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, program evaluation, assessment, strategic planning, organizational innovation, discovery and emerging technologies. Web: lisahinchliffe.com; Twitter: @lisalibrarian

Beth Woodard

Beth S. Woodard is Associate Professor Emerita in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is currently co-teaching Library and Administration of Library and Information Centers.  She spent the last 12 years as the coordinator of staff development and training for the UIUC Library.  She has been active in both RUSA and ACRL, and is currently working on a book with Jo Bell Whitlatch on training for the RUSA Professional Competencies, and was a faculty member of the ACRL Immersion Program for 17 years.

Registration: ALA Members: $169; LLAMA members:  $139; Student Members: $99; Non-Members: $249

Register online

Register by mail (purchase order or check) by completing this print registration form. Tip: If you’re unable to open this “register by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer

For questions about this course or LLAMA’s other continuing education offerings, contact Fred Reuland, freuland@ala.org, 312-280-5032.

Other upcoming competency courses: Conflict Resolution, May 14-June 8, and
Change Management, July 9-August 6. Registration opens four weeks in advance.

 

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