LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Miguel Figueroa

Posted March 7, 2017 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present “Learning and Leading Together Toward the Future of Libraries,” on Mar. 29, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. This free webinar, featuring Miguel Figueroa, is part of an ongoing series highlighting thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries.

Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries (www.ala.org/libraryofthefuture), an initiative from the American Library Association. He has previously held positions at the American Theological Library Association; ALA’s Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services; NYU’s Ehrman Medical Library; and Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from Hispanic and Native American perspectives.

Register online:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/272619891220776963

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.

In the Member Spotlight

Posted March 2, 2017 by kward
Categories: LLAMA Updates, News

Felicia Wilson, Assistant Director of Collections & Technology at the Nashville Public Library, is featured in the latest Member Spotlight. You can read about Felicia 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.

Eight Winners Will Receive $10,000 Development Awards

Posted February 22, 2017 by kward
Categories: 2017 Annual, Awards, Public Relations & Marketing

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

Entries for the 2017 JCD are submitted electronically and must be received by March 17, 2017. More information, including entry documents, can be found at: https://johncottondana.nonprofitcms.org/awards.

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 size. 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.

2017 ALA Leadership Institute Application Open

Posted February 17, 2017 by kward
Categories: ALA Updates, News

The application process for the 2017 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 7-10, Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois) is now open, with applications accepted through April 13, 2017. Building on the success of the past ALA Leadership Institutes, the four-day immersive leadership development program for 40 mid-career librarians will be led again by ALA Past-President Maureen Sullivan and library and leadership consultant Kathryn Deiss.

Now in its fifth year, the institute helps future library leaders develop and practice their leadership skills in areas critical to the future of the libraries they lead. Through reflective and active learning, it offers participants an opportunity to delve into leadership practices, concepts, and frameworks, and to shape their own sustainable leadership vision and ethos, at the same time as building a learning community and network. With content based on real-world cases and nuanced situations, participants explore topics related to the greatest challenges and possibilities of leading into a future marked by turbulence and ambiguity.

The application form as well as details and guidelines are at http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/ala-leadership-institute. Applicants may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employer. Participation includes a free one-year membership in LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association).

LLAMA Webinar series expands communication skills beyond speaking and writing

Posted February 16, 2017 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News, visual design

Andy SpackmanMost people tend to think of speaking and writing when they hear the term communication skills. However, those are only two of the skills librarians need to effectively communicate with their users, colleagues, and stakeholders.  Increasingly, professionals choose to utilize visual design skills to communicate information and ideas more clearly and efficiently.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present a series of two new webinars: “Data Design Made Simple,” on Mar. 16, and “Slide Design Made Simple,” on April 6. This series will present basic design skills that will help participants increase their competency in communication skills, one of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

“Data Design Made Simple” — Thurs., Mar. 16, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Central Time

Participants will learn:
-The difference between exploratory and expository data visualization
-Design concepts for the non-designer, and how they apply to data graphics
-How to create simple, focused charts and tables that communicate meaning and inspire action

“Slide Design Made Simple” — Thurs., April 6, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Central Time

Participants will learn:
-Design concepts for the non-designer, and how they apply to slide presentations
-How to navigate the information density spectrum and create clean, powerful slides
-Ten traps and techniques for slide design

Who Should Attend: This series is ideal for librarians of all types at all career stages.

Presenter: Andy Spackman is Business and Communications Librarian at Brigham Young University, where he also teaches communication in organizational settings for the Marriott School of Management. Andy received his MBA from BYU and his MLIS from the University of North Texas.

Registration:

Single Webinar: 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

Series of 2 Webinars (20% savings for the series): LLAMA member $78; Non-LLAMA member $94; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $318; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $382; Student: $46

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 these webinars 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 Volunteer Opportunity

Posted February 10, 2017 by kward
Categories: LLAMA Leadership, Volunteer

As part of the ongoing reorganization, LLAMA is creating a new Content Coordinating Team. This team will bring together LLAMA’s different educational content streams in a strategic manner and guide the development of new content to better align with the recently adopted Foundational Leadership Competencies.  The majority of new team members will initially come from existing committees (Program, Continuing Education, LL&M, etc.), but we also want fresh perspectives on the team, so we are recruiting two members-at-large for two-year terms. If you would like to volunteer for one of these positions, please email LLAMA President-Elect Pixey Mosley (pmosley@tamu.edu) an email with a brief (less than 200 words) statement describing the perspective or insights you might bring to the team. The deadline to apply is February 23, 2017.  Please click the above link to review the team’s charge, deliverables, expected time commitment, etc.

LLAMA Board Adopts Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Posted February 10, 2017 by kward
Categories: 2017 Midwinter, LLAMA Leadership, News

At the recent ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the LLAMA Board of Directors adopted the following statement as a reaffirmation of the organization’s values and aspirations in the current political climate:

LLAMA Board of Directors Statement on Libraries and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, January 20, 2017

On this Inauguration Day, the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) Board of Directors wants to reiterate our organizational values and aspirations. The recent national election and its aftermath have exposed deep divisions in our country and spurred a passionate and necessary debate over how our libraries, our association and our members will respond to the incoming administration.

As library leaders and managers:

  • we create and protect spaces for inquiry and dialogue, where we celebrate the free exercise of conscience and belief and we respect the inherent dignity and individuality of our users, especially those who are unsafe or afraid in the aftermath of the election;
  • we provide reliable and diverse sources of news and analysis of current events and help community members investigate, contextualize, and critically analyze the information they seek; and
  • we acknowledge and embrace the inherent complexities in defining ourselves and allowing our community members to define themselves, and we believe that by talking with each other respectfully, we all grow in mutual understanding.

However, respectful dialogue and inquiry differs from harmful actions. Many in our communities have experienced threats, vandalism, hate crimes, acts of racism, and violence. LLAMA condemns and deplores this bigotry and violence, and we call on library leaders and managers to do the same.

LLAMA exists to serve our members and the profession, and we are committed to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within our organization and our institutions. Where these values are challenged in the years ahead, we will stand in loud opposition and join with others who do as well. We urge you, as our members, to stand with us.

Beyond these words, we also vow action. We are reorganizing our division specifically to provide the training and support our members need to be true leaders in their libraries and their communities. We will also create opportunities for our members to continue this conversation, so we can discuss challenges, share bold ideas, and learn from our peers.

As always, thank you for your membership and your support.

Webinar proposals due March 9

Posted February 9, 2017 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

From Terry McQuown, Chair, LLAMA Continuing Education Development Committee:

The Library Leadership and Management Association is now accepting proposals for its highly regarded webinar series.  All interested presenters or program organizers are encouraged to submit proposals. You do not need to be member to submit a proposal.

Our webinars reach a wide range of library professionals in many different areas, including:

  • Leadership and management
  • Buildings and equipment
  • Human resources
  • Public relations and marketing
  • Fund raising and development
  • Measurement, assessment and evaluation
  • Issues for new professionals
  • Organization and management
  • Systems and services

Proposals may focus on any of these areas or any of LLAMA’s 14 new foundational leadership competencies below.  (Other topics will also be considered.)

  • 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

Completed forms are due March 9, 2017.

You can review LLAMA’s upcoming and past webinar offerings by visiting: http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-webinars

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Fred Reuland at freuland@ala.org.

Cheers!

Terry McQuown

Staff Development Coordinator

King County Library System

960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027

425-369-3211

tpmcquown@kcls.org

LLAMA Webinar will explore how to sustain change after the excitement wears off

Posted February 7, 2017 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, change management, Continuing Education, Education, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

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Change management is more than just a buzzword in libraries these days. For many library leaders it has become a way of life requiring not only the ability to create change, but the ability to sustain a culture of innovation and change long-term.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Are we there yet? How to Keep Organizational Momentum Going After the Excitement of Change Is Over,” on Wed., Mar. 22, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar will provide practical information about the day to day decision making and concrete activities required to achieve and sustain organizational change.

By the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • How to continue fostering internal change management after the organization has “changed”
  • How to build partnerships outside the library that are vital for leveraging institutional resources and collaborative opportunities
  • How to promote innovation and creativity on a systemic level
  • How to measure the impact of this work

Who Should Attend: Library administrators, department heads, or those in positions responsible for leading change management efforts

Presenter:  Cinthya Ippoliti is the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services at Oklahoma State University where she provides administrative leadership for the library’s academic liaison program as well as services for graduate and undergraduate students.

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

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.

 

 

Submit your library’s promotional materials for the 2017 PR Xchange Awards Competition

Posted January 5, 2017 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

CHICAGO — Libraries everywhere are creating exciting promotional materials:  newsletters, program announcements, reading celebrations, advocacy materials, fundraising messages and much more. Now is the time to receive recognition for your library’s amazing work. The call for materials for the 2017 PR Xchange Awards competition is now open.

More about the 2017 PR Xchange Awards Competition: http://www.prxchangeawards.org

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions : http://tinyurl.com/2017-PRXchange-Awards-FAQ

Submit your materials online by March 15, 2017http://www.tinyurl.com/2017-prxchange-awards-prop

Need more information? Please contact the PR Xchange Awards co-chairs Mark Aaron Polger and Lesli Baker at prxchange.awards@gmail.com.

About the PR Xchange Awards Competition

The 2017 PR Xchange Awards Competition recognizes the very best public relations materials produced by libraries in the past year. The PR Xchange Awards Competition is sponsored by the Public Relations and Marketing Section (PRMS) of the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The PR Xchange Awards Competition is overseen by the PR Xchange Committee.

Selection Criteria

This year’s competition will recognize original materials produced during the 2016 calendar year.  Entries will be evaluated based on content, originality, and design by a team of experts in marketing, public relations, graphic design, and communications, who select the winner(s) in each category. Judging will be in the Greater New York City area for 2017. Please contact prxchange.awards@gmail.com if you are interested in being one of the volunteer judges. If you decide to become a volunteer judge, then you cannot submit materials this year.

Submit Your Work

Please complete the online submission form (http://tinyurl.com/2017-prxchange-awards-prop) for each entry by March 15, 2017. Each library may submit a maximum of 5 entries. If you are submitting a printed work, you must print out the confirmation email and mail it along with 3 hard copies of the work to:

2017 PR Xchange Awards Competition
c/o Mark Aaron Polger
70 East 10th street, apt. 6F
New York, NY 10003

Hard copies must be postmarked by the March 15, 2017 deadline. Submissions that are born digital should be submitted as electronic submissions.

Electronic submissions do not require a printed copy to be mailed out.

Winners will be notified in early May 2017.