“Interviewing Tips to Get a Job” now available as a free recording

Posted April 18, 2014 by freuland
Categories: Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, News, Uncategorized

Sharon Holderman

LLAMA’s recent webinar, “Interviewing Tips to Get a Job,” is now available as a free recording at http://www.ala.org/llama/4-9-14llamawebinar.  This webinar helps prepare participants for interviewing and offers insight into the interviewing process from the employer’s viewpoint.  It includes examples of interviewing behavior and questions/answers to illustrate how to best prepare for impressing potential employers.

Presenter Sharon Holderman is the Coordinator of Public Services at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee.

 

ALA Leadership Institute Application Due April 25

Posted April 18, 2014 by kward
Categories: ALA Updates, LLAMA Updates

Applications for the 2014 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 10-14), are due Friday, April 25. Participants last year described the immersive program as a “life-changing time,” and that it felt like a think tank of 40 “energetic, talented, and visionary” librarians from all types of libraries, offering much learning from fellow participants. It will be led again by Maureen Sullivan and Kathryn Deiss, helping future library leaders develop and practice their leadership skills in areas critical to their libraries’ future.  Please see the ALA Leadership Institute homepage for additional information and an application.

New Member Spotlight Posted

Posted April 15, 2014 by kward
Categories: News

Mitchell smallW. Bede Mitchell, Dean of the Library at Georgia Southern University, is featured in the latest Member Spotlight. You can read about Bede 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 Shows the How’s and Why’s of Website Data Collection

Posted April 14, 2014 by freuland
Categories: Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, Management, Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation, News, Uncategorized

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Methods for Digging Deeper: Examining Web Services through the Lens of Data-based Decision Making” on Wed.,  May 28, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will discuss why it’s important to collect data about your web site and services, and how this data can create a foundation for assessment and improvement initiatives. Specific tools to be demonstrated will include Google Analytics and Loop11.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

  • Understand specific principles and tools for web-based use testing
  • Learn methods for conducting web site testing online
  • Have a greater awareness of the role and usefulness of web analytics and the data it provides
  • Understand how to apply web analytics data to discern success with web site interactions

Presenter:  Rebekah Kilzer, Director, Clark Memorial Library, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio

Target audiences:  library managers and administrators, Web/Online services librarians, assessment librarians, and anyone interested in assessment.

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.).

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

LLAMA Webinar Explores New Digital Media Commons for Northeastern University

Posted April 8, 2014 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

The age of the digital media commons has arrived, leaving in its wake yesterday’s traditional academic library.   But how do library planners begin to make this dramatic transition?   The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “A New Digital Media Commons for Northeastern University,” on Wed., May 7 at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will present practical techniques that were used during the 2012 renovation of Northeastern University’s main library.  This renovation created a new setting for collaborative learning.  Administrators requested that the work be done on an accelerated schedule within a fixed budget.  In addition, all library operations needed to continue uninterrupted on a 24/7 basis throughout the course of construction.

Wilson Architects worked closely with the library, the College of Media and Design, the Information Technology Group, facilities planning and student and faculty groups to develop a unified vision for the library renovation and manage the complex implementation process.

The result is a new Digital Media Commons that completely changes the way in which students, faculty, and staff learn, educate, and collaborate.

Webinar participants will learn:

-          Key environmental trends affecting campus libraries
-          How to create shared visions for a diverse constituency
-          Master planning to integrate emerging digital technologies
-          How to use prototypes to test design concepts
-          Construction Phasing strategies that preserve library functionality
-          Cost estimating techniques that ensure accurate budgets
-          New approaches to interior design that support digital collaboration

Presenters: Elizabeth Habich, Director Administration and Finance, Northeastern University Libraries;  Mark Allen, Principal, Wilson Architects;  Kevin Triplett, Associate, Wilson Architects, Boston

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.).

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

Reminder: ALA/LLAMA Election is Open

Posted March 26, 2014 by kward
Categories: ALA Updates

Please remember to vote in the 2014 ALA/LLAMA election.  If you were a LLAMA member as of January 31, 2014, you should have received an email with a unique passcode and information about how to vote.  If you have problems accessing your ballot, contact support@directvote.net.

Voting began March 19, and online ballots will be available until 11:59 p.m. on April 25, 2014.  On May 2, the ALA Election Committee will meet to certify the election and the results will then be announced.

Your Guide to the 2014 Elections:
Election Guide 2014 (PDF)
Election Guide 2014 (flipbook)

For more information on ALA candidates see:
http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/alaelection

LLAMA Webinar Explores Rubrics for Hiring and Evaluation

Posted March 24, 2014 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, Management, News, Uncategorized

If you are looking for a fairer and more accurate way to select new hires or evaluate current employees, using rubrics may be just the tool you need.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Keeping it Fair: Using Rubrics in Hiring and Evaluations” on Wed., Apr. 23, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).

A rubric is a tool that delineates specific expectations for varying levels of competency. Commonly used in teaching situations for appraising research papers or projects and allocating grades, they also help compare potential candidates or existing staff against expectations. They can be used effectively in two situations related to human resources in libraries: evaluation of job candidates and annual performance reviews of existing professionals and paraprofessionals.

This presentation will introduce the topic of rubrics and describe best practices in their construction. We will outline their utility in reviewing job applicants equitably, and then exemplify their use in unbiased performance reviews.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

  • learn the basic construction of rubrics
  • learn how to apply rubrics in selecting employees
  • gain knowledge of how to use rubrics in annual performance reviews

Presenters:  Sian Brannon, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Collection Management, University of North Texas Libraries,  Julie Leuzinger, Department Head, Eagle Commons Library, University of North Texas Libraries

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.).

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.

 

LL&M Seeks Associate Editor

Posted March 20, 2014 by kward
Categories: LL&M, News, Publications

LLAMA is accepting applications for associate editor of LL&M.  The position requires a four-year commitment: two years as associate editor (2014-16) and two as editor (2016-18).  The term will begin this fall with Volume 29.

Position Description: The role of the associate editor has varied over the years, and will be finalized in consultation with the editor based on the incumbent’s specific skills. The associate editor must attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference, with emphasis on attending LLAMA section and committee meetings. He or she also serves as an ex-officio member of the LLAMA Board of Directors and the LL&M Editorial Board.

Position Requirements:

  • Experience with writing and publishing in a print or electronic environment and/or demonstrated editorial experience
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies in publishing; experience with Open Journal Systems is a plus
  • Interest in and knowledge of leadership issues relevant to libraries, and a familiarity with management and leadership literature in general
  • Knowledge of LLAMA and its goals (see the Strategic Plan)
  • LLAMA membership and some ALA experience

Compensation: An annual stipend of $1,750 is provided to defray travel and/or editorial expenses. Complimentary conference registration is also provided.

To apply, please send the following: 

  • A cover letter that addresses the requirements listed above and that summarizes your editorial philosophy
  • Two to four samples of written work or editorial activities
  • A current resume
  • Two references

Documents should be emailed by May 1, 2014, to Kerry Ward, LLAMA Executive Director at kward@ala.org.

Applications will be confirmed via email and finalists will be interviewed at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

For questions about the journal and the editorial roles, feel free to contact current editor Beth Blakesley or incoming editor Brad Eden.

Call for Jurors – Library Building Awards

Posted March 19, 2014 by kward
Categories: 2015 Annual, Awards, Buildings and Equipment, LLAMA Sections

The LLAMA Buildings and Equipment Section (BES) is seeking jurors for the 2015 ALA/AIA Library Buildings Award competition. Jointly sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the prestigious biennial competition recognizes excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries.

The 2015 Juror Application is due via email by May 2, 2014.  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 LLAMA members.

Anticipated time commitments for selected jurors include:
•    An orientation meeting at the ALA Annual Conference Las Vegas
•    Virtual review and discussion of entries, and selection of winning projects
•    Attendance at an orientation meeting and the Awards Presentation Program at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco

For questions about the 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.

Volunteer with LLAMA!

Posted March 11, 2014 by kward
Categories: LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Sections

The LLAMA committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open.  Click here  to learn more and to volunteer. The deadline to volunteer is May 30, and terms begin July 1, 2014.

Your committee service will not only allow you to impact our profession, but will help you develop leadership skills while building a professional network of colleagues. There are volunteer opportunities available throughout LLAMA, including both division and section committees. Division level committees support the work of the entire division and are critical to helping us meet our members’ needs. Section level committees are more focused and are the key to our high quality programming, both online and at conferences. These eight specialized sections are:
·    Buildings and Equipment (BES)
·    Fundraising and Financial Development (FRFDS)
·    Human Resources (HRS)
·    Library Organization and Management (LOMS)
·    Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation (MAES)
·    New Professionals (NPS)
·    Public Relations and Marketing (PRMS)
·    Systems and Services (SASS)

For a complete list of committees and their work, click here.  Please note that attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all LLAMA committees are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether by working virtually or face-to-face. If you are currently on a committee with a term ending June 30, and you would like to be re-appointed, please let your committee chair know.

LLAMA is committed to meeting the needs of our members and we need your talent and ideas.  We encourage you or a colleague to volunteer to be part of our leadership network in 2014 and beyond.