LLAMA Webinar helps make difficult conversations more effective

Posted December 16, 2014 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

How do you ask an employee to start doing something they don’t want to do or to stop doing something they love to do?  It can be difficult, but understanding how to manage the conversation is essential for an effective leader.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Making difficult conversations effective: An essential competency for life and leadership,” on Jan. 14, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will show you how to prepare for the conversation, avoid typical pitfalls, communicate job expectations directly and compassionately, and provide meaningful follow up with an employee.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

  • Understand what constitutes a difficult conversation and when it’s needed;
  • Know how to prepare for and carry out a difficult conversation as an effective response to a personnel issue;
  • Understand the importance of follow up in order to effect change and hold employees accountable.

Presenters: Catherine Soehner, Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services, University of Utah Marriott Library, Salt Lake City;  Ann Darling, Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, and Associate Professor, Communication, University of Utah.

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.

 

 

 

See Yourself in the Member Spotlight

Posted November 25, 2014 by kward
Categories: LLAMA Updates, News

Each month on the website the Membership Committee features a LLAMA member making an impact on the profession or association, and we’d like to feature you!  You can be brand new to LLAMA or a long-time member.  All you need to do is complete and send this short questionnaire, along with a photo, to committee member Kathryn-Elaine Green Barden or Susan Baier.  You can check out previous member profiles here.  We hope to hear from you soon!

LLAMA Webinar Explores Appreciative Strategic Planning

Posted November 25, 2014 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

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If your library is considering reinventing itself and is searching for an effective process of self-discovery, then “Appreciative Inquiry” may be just what you need. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Designing Our Future: Introducing Appreciative Strategic Planning,” on Dec. 17, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will introduce a philosophy of organizational change that can boost your strategic planning to a new level. This do-it-yourself process will transform stakeholders into strategic thinkers, and will help you see new possibilities for the future.

By the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • The three fundamental questions of strategic planning: Who are we? What do we do? Why is it important?
  • How to conceptualize the strategic planning process as writing the next chapter of your library’s history.
  • The five core principles of Appreciative Inquiry and how these principles inform the inclusive and participatory nature of Appreciative Strategic Planning.
  • How to write positive questions and conduct appreciative interviews to uncover and employ organizational strengths in designing the future.
  • How to organize and conduct the four stages of Appreciative Strategic planning: Discovery, Dream, Design and Delivery.

Presenter: Lewis Belfont, Head of Customer Service and Professional Development, Howard County Library System, Columbia, Maryland

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.

2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Competition Now Open

Posted November 24, 2014 by kward
Categories: 2015 Annual, Awards, Buildings and Equipment

The 2015 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 5:00pm Eastern Time on January 16, 2015.

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. Libraries must have been completed since December 1, 2010, and occupied and in service by January 16, 2014.

For details about the award, see the Submission Preview and the awards homepage.

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

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

Members of the 2015 AIA/ALA Jury:

Christine Verbitzki, AIA (Chair)
GUND Partnership
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Timothy Allanbrook, FAIA
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
New York City

Drew Harrington
University of Portland
Portland, Oregon

James Richärd, AIA
richärd+bauer
Phoenix

Clyde Scoles
Toledo Public Library
Toledo

John F. Szabo
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles

Juror Application Available for 2016 ALA/AIA Library Building Awards

Posted November 18, 2014 by kward
Categories: 2016 Annual, Awards, Buildings and Equipment

The LLAMA Buildings and Equipment Section (BES) is seeking jurors for the 2016 ALA/AIA Library Buildings Award competition. Jointly sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the prestigious competition recognizes excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries.

The 2016 Juror Application is due via email by January 23, 2015. The BES Library Building Awards Committee will select a diverse set of jurors based on type of library, geographic area, experiences with building projects, and previous jury experience. Applicants are required to be ALA/LLAMA members.

Anticipated time commitments for selected jurors include:

  • Attending jury orientation at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco
  • Virtual review and discussion of entries, and selection of winning projects in early 2016
  • Attending the Awards Presentation Program at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, and participating in the orientation meeting for new jurors

For questions about serving as a juror, please see the application form or contact Kay Runge, Chair of the BES Library Building Awards Committee; or Kerry Ward, LLAMA Executive Director, kward@ala.org, 800-545-2433 x5036.

LLAMA webinar helps you manage career transitions

Posted November 7, 2014 by freuland
Categories: Education

Navigating through the transition to a new job as a librarian can be an exciting experience, but it can also be a challenge. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Transitioning to a new role: issues, best practices, and managing expectations, on Dec. 3, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will help you learn how to start out on the right foot, manage relationships, maneuver within different organizational cultures, and handle delicate situations, while being open to new or unexpected opportunities. Our experts will discuss the perspectives of a new manager, a librarian in a new role, and an organizational development specialist, using an interview format and sharing engaging stories from the front.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define what to expect from typical onboarding programs and what to do if you aren’t provided with much direction;
  • Identify techniques for setting the right tone in new boss/subordinate relationships;
  • Compare various types of organizational cultures so that you as a new employee can quickly develop an appropriate work style;
  • Recognize the value of maintaining an open mind, even when your situation is not what you anticipated.

Presenters: Christine Dulaney, Director of Technical Services, American University, Washington, D.C.; Katherine Simpson, Director of Strategy & Communication, American University; Olivia Ivey, Public Affairs Librarian, American University

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

ALA Award Deadline is Dec. 1

Posted November 7, 2014 by kward
Categories: ALA Updates, Awards

Every year, the American Library Association and its member units honor people and institutions through an awards program that recognizes distinguished service to librarians, librarianship, and communities.

The ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award recognizes a library that demonstrates excellence in library programming by creating a cultural/thematic program type or program series, presented during the preceding year (September 1 – August 31), that engages the community in planning, sponsorship and/or active participation, addresses an identified community need, and has a measurable impact. The award is presented during the ALA President’s Program. The ALA Cultural Communities Fund sponsors the award and the $5,000 prize.

The deadline for applying is December 1. The application can be found on the award’s homepage.

LLAMA webinar presents a new model for interviewing as a recruitment tool

Posted October 24, 2014 by freuland
Categories: Continuing Education, Events, Human Resources, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News, Uncategorized

For many academic institutions that do full-day, on-site interviews of librarian candidates, the interview process is a grueling one that is intended to identify and weed out less desirable candidates. But this can send mixed messages to candidates and result in losing talented or diverse candidates. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Using the Interview as a Recruitment Tool, “on Wed., Nov. 19, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time). This webinar will present a new model, implemented at Texas A&M University, with restructured interviews where participants are coached on effectively engaging with candidates.

By the end of this webinar, participants will understand how to redesign librarian interviews and set up in-house training programs to move away from a model meant to ‘weed out’ a candidate to one that retains the top, diverse candidates and motivates them to choose your institution.

Presenters:  Pixey Anne Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University; Jan Pfannstiel, Manager of Employee Resources, University Libraries, Texas A&M University

Primary audiences: Academic unit heads, search committee members, and human resources officers

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.

Career Institute on Project Mgmt Announced

Posted October 22, 2014 by kward
Categories: Education

Congratulations, your boss has just handed you a new project. So what do you do now? LLAMA’s latest Career Institute, Project Management for Librarians: Planning for Success, will help you answer that question. The full-day institute will be held Friday, January 30, during the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

This interactive course will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully manage projects in all types of libraries. Using everyday scenarios to practice and apply key concepts, participants will be able to:

  • understand and manage the project lifecycle
  • identify stakeholders
  • set objectives
  • define activities, schedules and costs
  • assemble and manage teams
  • monitor and report progress

The institute will be led by Jennifer Sweeney, Ph.D., a library management consultant and adjunct faculty member in the College of Computing and Information Science at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She has had leadership roles in academic, public, and special libraries, and has been developing management workshops and training sessions for librarians since 2006.

Registration prior to December 1 is recommended as space is limited. Click here to register for the institute or to add it to your existing meeting registration. Just look for Ticketed Events under the Registration tab. You can also register for the institute without an ALA Midwinter Meeting registration.

The following fees cover workshop materials and light refreshments; lunch is on your own:

  • $175 for LIS Student Members and ALA Retired Members and current and past ALA Spectrum Scholars, ALA Emerging Leaders, ALA Leadership Institute participants (choose the Other Members category to receive the discounted rate)
  • $205 for LLAMA Divisional Members (use code LLAMA2015 when registering)
  • $255 for ALA members
  • $305 for Non-Members

On-site registration of $305 is subject to availability.

The LLAMA Career Institute was introduced in 2007 to support active and ongoing career development for early- and mid-career professionals.

For additional information, please contact LLAMA at llama@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, ext. 5032.

ALA President-elect Sari Feldman will kick off series of webinars featuring library thought leaders

Posted October 20, 2014 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, News

Sari-headshot-2014-100x100In today’s rapidly changing library environment, innovative ideas and practices are more important than ever before. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present the first in a series of 60-minute webinars featuring library thought leaders from a wide variety of library types and sizes. ALA President-elect Sari Feldman will kick off the series with a free webinar on Nov. 12, at 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Central Time.

Sari is a past president of the Public Library Association (2009-2010), and has served as Executive Director of Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) since June 2003. Under her leadership, CCPL has become one of the nation’s best and busiest public library systems, earning the Library Journal 5-Star recognition for five consecutive years (2010-2014). Prior to joining CCPL, Sari was Deputy Director of Cleveland Public Library, the nation’s third largest public research library. Sari also serves as president of the board of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

She previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, teaching graduate courses in library management, reference services, policy and grant writing for more than 20 years. She was honored in 1995 with the Vice President’s Award for Teacher of the Year.

Sari was named a 2005 YWCA Woman of Achievement and recognized for her achievements by Smart Business Magazine. She was a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2004. She is the recipient of the David C. Sweet Leadership Academy Alumni Community Leadership Award and the Leadership Academy’s 2002 Community Impact Award. Sari received the 2008 Jane Donelson Player of the Year Award from the USA Toy Library Association and, in 2011, was named a Woman of Note by Crain’s Cleveland Business. In 2013, Sari was honored with the Public Library Association’s Charlie Robinson Award for innovation in library service.

Sari has presented on public libraries both nationally and internationally and written widely for professional publications.

To register for this free webinar, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/100000000065013950

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.