Next LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Susan Hildreth

Posted February 24, 2015 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

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The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring Susan Hildreth, on Mar. 11, at 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Central Time. This is part in an ongoing series of webinars featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries.

Hildreth will assume the position of Executive Director, Peninsula Library System, Pacifica Library Partnership and Califa, on March 1. She served as the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a presidentially appointed, Senate confirmed position, from January 2011 through January 2015. Hildreth is the former city librarian of Seattle where she managed the Seattle Public Library.  Prior to Seattle, Hildreth was the state librarian of California, appointed by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.  She also served as the city librarian of the San Francisco Public Library and other leadership positions in California public libraries.  She began her career as a branch librarian in the Edison Township, NJ, public library system.

Hildreth graduated cum laude from Syracuse University and holds a master’s degree in library science from the State University of New York at Albany and a master’s degree in business from Rutgers University

Register online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1208375738191181314

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem!  If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

LLAMA Webinar Explores Implications of Microaggressions

Posted February 20, 2015 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

Microaggressions are subtle, denigrating messages delivered to members of marginalized groups, and they can negatively affect an organization’s culture. Experiences of microaggressions can lead individuals to feel increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, which may result in their physical or psychological departures from their organizations.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the ALA Office for Diversity will present “Racial and LGBT Microaggressions: An Introduction for Library Leaders,” on Mar. 18, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will define microaggressions, cover racial microaggressions and microaggressions toward LGBT people, and discuss how this affects librarians and the potential implications for the future of the profession.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

  • Understand the concepts of racial and LGBT microaggressions and their potential effects on the profession.
  • Be able to describe the manifestations of microaggressions in order to recognize when participants or their colleagues may be experiencing these phenomena.
  • Recognize strategies for addressing microaggressions in order to propose solutions to improve the climate at participants’ institutions.

Presenters: Alanna Aiko Moore, Librarian for Sociology, Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies, University of California, San Diego; Jaena Alabi, English & Psychology Librarian, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL

Fees: LLAMA and ALA members $49; Non-members $59; LLAMA and ALA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-member 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.

Now accepting submissions for the 2015 John Cotton Dana Award

Posted February 6, 2015 by freuland
Categories: 2015 Annual, ALA Updates, Awards, LLAMA Updates, News, Public Relations & Marketing, Uncategorized

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, manages the award, which honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards are granted each year by the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the annual Awards Ceremony is sponsored by the ALA and EBSCO Information Services.

Entries for the 2015 JCD are submitted electronically and must be received by Feb. 28, 2015. More information, including entry documents can be found at: https://johncottondana.nonprofitcms.org/a.

The award is named after John Cotton Dana, the father of the modern library who is credited with helping transition libraries from reading rooms to community centers. JCD submissions include strategic library communications campaigns from libraries of all types and sizes. Submissions have included rebranding efforts, promotion of unique archives, awareness campaigns and community partnerships. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider unless they are represented on the JCD Committee.

JCD entries are organized around the following areas: needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Libraries submit samples of their processes, research, media releases, media coverage or other results received along with evaluation of the results and other documentation and supporting materials that show the scope and effectiveness of the library’s strategic communication efforts.

In recognition of the achievement, JCD award winners receive a cash development award from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The John Cotton Dana Awards are presented during an awards ceremony hosted by EBSCO Information Services held during the American Library Association annual conference.

About the John Cotton Dana Award
The John Cotton Dana Award was inaugurated at the 1946 annual conference of the American Library Association. It was named after John Cotton Dana (1856-1929), a librarian called the father of the modern library.

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (http://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.

About the H.W. Wilson Foundation
The H.W. Wilson Foundation was established in 1952 by Halsey W. Wilson, founder of The H.W. Wilson Company. Over the years the foundation has provided grants to libraries and library related causes. Since 1957 the foundation has supported scholarship grants to all library schools accredited by the American Library Association in the United States and Canada. Visit the foundation at thwwf.org.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 6,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 650,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: http://www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

 

LLAMA Webinar helps you use staff competencies effectively

Posted January 23, 2015 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

As popular as they are, staff competencies can still seem too confusing or cumbersome for many library managers and supervisors to use effectively. Learning how they have been developed and adopted successfully in another institution can help. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “The Matrix: Linking Competencies and Learning Opportunities,” on Feb. 11, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will introduce the Staff Competencies Training Matrix, an innovative online tool that helps you access established library competencies and associated training resources. This tool provides a dynamic interface that allows for library-wide participation, transparency of job duties, and a framework for creating a need-based and outcome oriented training program. You will find it useful for recruiting managers, trainers, supervisors, and employees wanting to advance or set goals. Participants will be challenged to consider using these competencies within their own libraries.

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the current use of competencies in academic libraries.
  • Consider the application of this online tool that links competencies with learning opportunities and creates a tangible way of connecting otherwise cumbersome and non-user friendly competencies to users in their institution.
  • Understand how this open-source application can be easily implemented by IT professionals, and how administrators manage content.

Suggested audiences: Human Resources, Training and Development, and IT professionals; Managers and Supervisors

Presenters: Judith M. Roberts, Training Consultant; Bonnie Smith, Assistant Program Director, Human Resources; and Suchitra Yellapantual, IT Programmer, George A. Smathers Libraries – University of Florida, Gainesville

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

 

In the Member Spotlight: Eugenia Schatoff

Posted January 20, 2015 by kward
Categories: LLAMA Leadership

SchafoffEugenia Schatoff, Director of the West Nyack Free Library in Nanuet, NY, is featured in the latest Member Spotlight. You can read about Eugenia here.

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

LLAMA Webinar will Feature Thought Leader Ben Bizzle

Posted January 6, 2015 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

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Ben Bizzle

As libraries evolve to keep pace with the digital world, new approaches to marketing are increasingly necessary. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring award-winning marketer Ben Bizzle on Jan. 21, at 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Central Time. This is part in an ongoing series of webinars featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries.

Bizzle is a 2013 Library Journal Mover&Shaker in marketing, founder of LibraryMarket.com, and author of the book, Start a Revolution: Stop Acting Like a Library, to be released in Jan., 2015 through ALA Editions. As Director of Technology for the 2013 John Cotton Dana Award winning Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, Bizzle has utilized over 20 years of technology and business experience to meet the challenges facing libraries in the 21st century. With an emphasis on virtualizing resources and extending the library’s reach beyond the library itself, he has developed a number of cost effective ways to enhance the patron experience and increase community awareness of the value of public libraries.

Register online

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.

Juror Application Available for 2016 ALA/AIA Library Building Awards

Posted January 5, 2015 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 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.