LLAMA President’s Program will feature best-selling author William Ury

Posted June 15, 2016 by freuland
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Dr. William UryThe Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present author William Ury as its President’s Program speaker at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, on Sat., June 25, 10:30 am – 12:00 Noon.  Ury is coauthor of the best-selling Getting to Yes, and, most recently, Getting to Yes with Yourself: (and Other Worthy Opponents. 

Ury is the cofounder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, and is one of the world’s best-known and most influential experts on negotiation. He has served as a mediator in boardroom battles, labor conflicts, and civil wars around the world, consulted for dozens of Fortune 500 companies, and has served as a consultant to the White House. In addition to Getting to Yes, the best-selling negotiation book in the world, Ury has coauthored seven other books, including the New York Times bestsellers Getting Past No and The Power of a Positive No. His TED talk, The Walk from “No” to “Yes” has been viewed more than 1.4 million times.

Following his presentation, Ury will sign copies of his latest book, Getting to Yes with Yourself (and Other Worthy Opponents).

Admission is free to all conference attendees.

Sat., June 25, 10:30 am – 12:00 Noon, Orange County Conference Center, Orlando, Florida, Room W304 G-H

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.

Winners announced for LLAMA’s 2016 PR Xchange Awards

Posted June 7, 2016 by freuland
Categories: 2016 Annual, ALA Updates, Awards, LLAMA Updates, News, Public Relations & Marketing, Uncategorized

The complete list of the 2016 PR Xchange Award winners is available here.

LLAMA webinar helps you cultivate better supervisor relationships by “managing up”

Posted May 26, 2016 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

How would you describe your relationship with your supervisor?  Is it collaborative?  Or, is it the dreaded top-down?  If yours is a top-down relationship, you may be at risk for feeling powerless, disengaged and ultimately ineffective.  Although you may not be able to change your boss, you can improve your relationship significantly by learning how to “Manage up.”  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Managing Up–Strategies for Cultivating Effective Supervisor Relationships,” on Wed., June 8, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

This webinar will help you move away from “boss from hell” rants towards more effective and enjoyable collaborations by giving you insights into supervisor behaviors, needs, and expectations; and presenting concrete actions you can take to influence your supervisor.

At the end of this webinar, participants will:  

  • Understand the value and importance of managing up for organizational effectiveness and personal career success
  • Learn why supervisors may make certain choices
  • Identify strategies that build productive and collegial relationships with direct supervisors
  • Understand the ethical limitations of these strategies
  • Cultivate an appreciation for the effect one’s behavior may have when in leadership or management positions

Who Should Attend:  Anyone with a direct supervisor, especially middle managers who are both supervisors and subordinates

Presenter: Michelle Armstrong, Head of Scholarly Communications and Data Management, Albertsons Library, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho

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.

Call for Nominations for LLAMA Treasurer

Posted May 13, 2016 by kward
Categories: LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates

A Message from LLAMA President-elect John Spears –

Under the LLAMA bylaws, the Treasurer is appointed by the President-elect, in concurrence with the Board, for a two-year term, and is eligible for one two-year reappointment. I hope you will consider nominating yourself for the 2016-18 term that begins July 1.

The Treasurer is involved in all financial matters of LLAMA and is relied upon for wise counsel in matters of budget and finance. We seek for this important office a person with experience in both LLAMA and financial management. Specific duties include:

  • Serving as a member of both the Board and the Executive Committee and being part of regularly scheduled meetings of those groups. Note: there are no face-to-face meetings of the Executive Committee outside of ALA conferences.
  • Reporting financial results to the Board/Executive Committee and guiding discussion on current and future fiscal considerations, particularly as related to the annual operating plan.
  • Reviewing monthly operating results with the executive director.
  • Working with the executive director on development of the annual budget, based on the annual operating plan.
  • Serving as liaison to the ALA Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC) and working with the executive director to keep ALA and BARC informed on LLAMA financial results and future planning.

Please send expressions of interest or nominations to me at JSpears@ppld.org by June 10, 2016, and include a brief summary of relevant experience. The Treasurer will be selected before the upcoming ALA Annual Conference and confirmed at the LLAMA Board meeting.

Thank you for your interest in serving LLAMA in this important role.
John Spears
LLAMA President-elect

LLAMA Announces Winners OF ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards

Posted May 12, 2016 by freuland
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Chicago Public Library Chinatown Branch

Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch

April 19, CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced today that eight winners were chosen for the 2016 ALA/IIDA Award.  Co-sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), these awards honor international excellence in library interior design. Winners demonstrate excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, function, and satisfaction of the client’s objectives. The competition is managed by the LLAMA Buildings and Equipment Section (BES) Interior Design Awards Committee.
Projects were judged by a panel of distinguished professionals, including Christy S. Cain, IIDA, RID, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, idea|span; Stasia Czech Suleiman, IIDA, NCIDQ, Vice President/Senior Project Interior Designer, HOK; Jessica N. Kayongo, J.D., M.A., Sociology Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame; and Mindy Sorg, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Interior Designer, OPN Architects.“The submissions to this competition were extremely strong,” said Suleiman on behalf of the jury. “The projects represented a range of design execution—from understated elegance to bold color and whimsical elements—it was clear that the winning firms thoroughly understood their clients and how to cater to the needs and preferences of the populations who would be using the libraries.”

The winners of the 2016 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards are:

Public Libraries, Over 30,000 sq. ft.

Firm: MSR Design, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Project: Madison Central Library, Madison, WI, USA

Public Libraries, 30,000 sq. ft. and smaller

Firm: HCMA Architecture + Design / Dub Architects Ltd., Vancouver, Canada

Project: Mill Woods Library, Seniors’ Centre and Multicultural Facility, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Chicago, USA

Project: Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch, Chicago, USA

Academic Libraries, Over 30,000 sq. ft.

Firm: Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, USA

Project: Jen Library, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, USA

Special Libraries, Over 30,000 sq. ft.

Firm: Shepley Bulfinch, Boston, MA, USA

Project: The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Special Libraries, 30,000 sq. ft. and smaller

Firm: BenGuo Design, Shenzhen, China

Project: Southern Study in Shenzhen Library, Shenzhen, China

Outstanding Historic Renovation Project

Firm: Schwartz/Silver Architects, Boston, MA, USA

Project: Charles E. Shain Library Renovation at Connecticut College, New London, CT, USA

Single Space Design

Firm: SIKORA (INTERIORS) WNĘTRZA, Gdańsk, Poland

Project: STATION CULTURE – TRAIN STATION ADAPTATION, Rumia, Poland

The Best of Competition winner will be announced Sunday, June 26, during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, where all of the competition winners will be celebrated. Images of the winning projects are featured on the IIDA website and will be published in Contract and American Libraries magazines.

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About International Interior Design Association

IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ Members across 58 countries. IIDA advocates for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users. Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services, and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association (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 ALA.

Announcing the winners of the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards for 2016

Posted May 9, 2016 by freuland
Categories: 2016 Midwinter, ALA Conferences, ALA Updates, Awards, Events, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, Management, News, Public Relations & Marketing

April 29, Chicago, IL — After many hours of deliberation – made especially challenging by the high quality of the dozens of entries in this year’s John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards – the judges announced the eight winners of this year’s contest.  Each winning library will receive a $10,000 award from EBSCO and the HW Wilson Foundation, the sponsors of this prestigious annual award. The following winners will be celebrated June 26 at an open reception during the American Library Association’s 2016 annual conference in Orlando.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for A Library of Possibilities

To answer the question “why do we need libraries?” the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library created videos featuring the authentic stories of its patrons.  The videos were shown in ballparks, on movie screens, and via social media.  In combination with print materials, the videos increased community awareness of services, programs and collections.

Chicago Public Library Summer Learning Challenge 2015 Explore and Soar

The Chicago Public Library partnered with city government, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Adler Planetarium to create a high impact summer learning program that was very well-received by the communities it serves.  Combined with a very successful strategic communications campaign, Explore and Soar increased participation by 16% to nearly 100,000 participants.

Houston Public Library MyLink Card Campaign

Partnering with HEB-Texas, the large grocery store chain with a strong commitment to early literacy (a commitment that in this case entailed contributing more than $500,000 in advertising!), the Houston Public Library increased its cardholders by 300,000 to more than 950,000 — nearly reaching its very ambitious goal of increasing cardholders to a million.

New Orleans Public Library Millage Campaign, a Library at a Crossroads

Faced with a financial crisis and a millage proposition that could result in drastic cuts in library services, but unable to actively encourage people to vote for the proposition, the New Orleans Public Library created an informational campaign that resulted in the proposition passing by a 75% margin.  In addition, the library’s circulation, library visits, and Facebook likes also increased.

Northwestern Libraries for UnDead Tech

This short-and-sweet social media campaign crowdsourced the donation of old power cords and connecting cables to resurrect data on outdated digital devices. By the end of the zombie-themed campaign, they received 100 power cords, but more importantly raised awareness of the importance of ensuring access and preservation of data found on old laptops and cell phones.

The San Diego County Library for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

With a goal of increasing the number of kids ready for kindergarten, the San Diego County Library developed a program that engaged families and provided access to thousands of new children’s books.  The program was a resounding success, with more than 18,000 kids signing up, a 17% increase in picture book circulation and a 43% increase in early reader book circulation.

The Scholes Library at Alfred University for Harry Potter’s World

Built around the National Library of Medicine’s traveling Harry Potter exhibit, the Scholes Library created a comprehensive marketing campaign that both showcased their own collections as well as their creativity as they celebrated all things Potter in a tiered campaign that brought the entire community together.

Vancouver Public Library Inspiration Lab Launch Campaign

This launch invited the public to test drive new resources – green screen, sound studios, video production and editing and more – to inspire the community to create. Their colorful graphics showed up all over town thanks to city advertising partnerships, strengthening the library’s profiles in the region and building big buzz for the Inspiration Lab.

The winners will be celebrated June 26 at an open reception during the American Library Association’s 2016 annual conference in Orlando.

The John Cotton Dana Award honors outstanding library public relations.  Winners of the award receive a $10,000 cash award.  The program is managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association’s (LLAMA) Public Relations and Marketing Section.

2016 PR Xchange mailing labels now available: send your samples in!

Posted May 4, 2016 by freuland
Categories: 2016 Annual, Awards, Events, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, News, Public Relations & Marketing, Uncategorized

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 2016 PR Xchange program at ALA Annual conference in Orlando. 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 26 between 11am-1:30pm in the Orlando Convention Center, Exhibit Hall—Special events area.

Click here for mailing labels.

2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Award Winners Announced

Posted May 3, 2016 by freuland
Categories: 2016 Midwinter, ALA Updates, Awards, Buildings and Equipment, LLAMA Sections

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Renton Washington Public Library

Renton Washington Public Library

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have selected seven projects to receive the 2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. This awards program was developed to encourage and recognize excellence in the architectural design of libraries, reflecting the evolving role of the library as a community space.

The seven recipients of the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards are:

Billings Public Library; Billings, Montana / will bruder+PARTNERS ltd with O2 Architects

As the only public library serving Montana’s largest metropolitan area, Billings Public Library stands in the urban heart of the community. The 66,000-square-foot library draws from the geologic uniqueness of the surrounding landscape while creating a radiant atmosphere full of natural light. Day or night, the subtle transparency and glow of the grand reading room casts the library as a warm and inviting pavilion of public purpose to anchor to the northern edge of downtown Billings. Designed with community input the library carries sunlight and shadow with unexpected reflections and connects visually to the horizon. The library is a touchstone of sustainable design practices with its LEED Platinum Certification.

Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch; Chicago / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

The Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch serves as a new civic, educational, and social hub for Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood, providing a public space geared toward community activities and technology-based learning. Referencing Feng Shui design principles that resonate with the values held by the community, the library emphasizes flexibility and utility. The building is designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification and includes a solar shading screen within the building’s glass curtain wall, a feature that reduces energy consumption by 30 percent compared to a typical library. Adjacent to the “L” and positioned between North and South Chinatown, the library unites the surrounding neighborhoods and enhances the vibrancy and resiliency of the diverse community it serves.

Hennepin County Walker Library; Minneapolis / VJAA

The new library replaces an outmoded subterranean library, reestablishing the street facade that gives Hennepin Avenue its distinctive character. The new stainless steel and glass clad building is a simple figural mass with a civic character. Its form echoes the typical low-rise facades in the neighborhood with simple masses hovering over street level glass. Facades are subtly deformed to respond to the surrounding context: the upper volume is folded to inflect toward the marquee of the iconic 1930’s Uptown Theater and the glass wall at the base is angled back from the street to acknowledge the constant flow of pedestrians, bicycles, and automobiles. Rooftop light monitors add an informal quality while animating the interior.

Lawrence Public Library Renovation and Expansion; Lawrence, KS / Gould Evans

The renovation and expansion of this 1970s concrete library has transformed it into a 21st century civic place: from book repository to multimedia community hub. The design solution wrapped all sides of the existing library with a continuous reading room, emphasizing places of spontaneous gathering, reflection and learning. The addition also provides a high-performance thermal envelope engineered to harvest daylight and reduce energy usage. Openings at each corner reveal unique public amenities, including cubbies for children, teen gaming zones, meeting spaces and a coffee bar. Within a few months of reopening, user visits increased 55%, with youth program attendance up 160%.

Renton Public Library; Renton, WA / The Miller Hull Partnership

The original 1966 library structure was constructed to straddle the Cedar River and utilized pre-cast concrete but was not compliant with current energy codes and failing structurally. In addition, its building systems were not able to keep up with the increased demands of a 21st century library—heavy in power and data usage. New cross bracing and raw aluminum siding was detailed to celebrate a structurally expressive and finely crafted exterior expression. The renovation maintained the original super structure, but introduced a new energy efficient exterior envelope with floor to ceiling views to the nearby river. Power/data distribution—vital for modern library functionality—was problematic to expand in a concrete precast structure. The team designed overhead power drops using aircraft cable and steel connections to deliver power to study tables and computer stations.

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre; Toronto / Snøhetta with Zeidler Partnership Architects

The Ryerson University Student Learning Centre is a new campus landmark and a library expansion that bridges seamlessly to the Ryerson Library and Archives. The collaborative learning spaces provides critically-needed space for students and better connects the campus to the vibrant cityscape surrounding it. Inspired by the historical gathering spaces of the Stoas and Agoras in ancient Greece where learning was inherently social, the lively SLC gives students eight uniquely-designed floors of generous space to meet, study, and exchange ideas. The design develops natural conditions for groups of people to interact while also offering areas for controlled and introspective study. Most importantly, it encourages students to make the space their own. Since its opening in March 2015, the new campus landmark has become a popular hub filled with student activity.

Sawyer Library; Williamstown, MA / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

The new library complex at Williams College unites the main library with the renowned Chapin Library of Rare Books and the Center for Educational Technology. Filled with abundant community space, group workrooms, classrooms, teleconferencing and a study center, the library is a multifunctional destination for individual and collaborative scholarship. The library’s primary facade is the iconic 1921 Stetson Hall, which has been meticulously restored. The bright white finish of the materials complement the natural light within the main spaces of the building.Cascading along a natural slope towards sweeping views of the Berkshire Mountains, the library spaces look outward while also drawing from the atrium’s social energy that unifies the building’s diverse venues.

Images of the winning libraries are available at: http://www.archdaily.com/785438/2016-aia-ala-library-building-award-winners-announced

News and project descriptions via the American Institute of Architects.

 

Pixey Mosley Chosen New LLAMA President-elect

Posted April 29, 2016 by freuland
Categories: 2016 Annual, ALA Updates, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, News

Pixey MosleyApril 29, 2016 — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced today that Pixey Anne Mosley has been elected as president-elect.  She is Associate Dean for Administrative and Faculty Services, at Texas A&M University Libraries, in College Station, Texas, where she has held a variety of positions since 1995.

Upon hearing of her election, Mosley said, “I’m really pleased to have the support of my peers in the profession and look forward to serving the membership and organization as we work together to position LLAMA to move forward and look to the opportunities of the future.”

In a statement about her aspirations as president, Mosley wrote, “The focus of my LLAMA presidency will be providing continuity for the restructuring efforts of the current leadership team to increase LLAMA’s relevance, agility, and value to members.”

Mosley will begin her term as president-elect in June 2016, and will become LLAMA President in June 2017.

Other LLAMA election results:

LLAMA Director at-large: Deborah Gail Tenofsky

Buildings and equipment section (BES) Chair-elect: Kevin F. Huse

Fund raising and financial development section (FRFDS) Chair-elect: Adelle Hedleston

Human resources section (HRS) Chair-elect: Laura Elaine Lillard

Library organization and management section (LOMS) Chair-elect: Jessame E. Ferguson

Measurement, assessment and evaluation section (MAES):

Chair-elect: Consuella Askew

Member-at-large: Kirsten Kinsley

Secretary: Emily Anne Treptow

New professionals section (NPS) Chair-elect: Elspeth Olson

Public relations and marketing section (PRMS) Chair-elect: Holly A. Flynn

Systems and services section (SASS) Chair-elect: Jennifer Diffin

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

Posted April 22, 2016 by freuland
Categories: Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

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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 quickest way to learn what you need. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Using Google Sheets and Google Sites to Create a Library Data Dashboard,” on Wed., July 20, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

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.