Webinar Helps You Develop Your Library Service Plan

Posted August 8, 2014 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Education, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

Is it time to reinvent your library services, but you’re not sure how to get started? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Planning to Transform Your Library,” on Wed., Sep. 3, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will present library service inquiry methods, including planning steps and models, to help you start to develop your next library service plan.  It will define opportunities that should be on your radar and offer strategies to get started.  This program will also provide you with a framework to analyze your library and the services you offer.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

  • Understand how to do a self-study to reinvent a library service.
  • Define opportunities to improve organizational transformation.
  • Experience four examples of modes of learning.
  • Explore the use of the library in both physical and virtual modes.

Presenter:  Alex Cohen, Library Planner.   Alex is a library consultant, programmer and planner.  He is president of Aaron Cohen Associates (ACA); a global library consulting firm that focuses on architectural design and organizational planning.

Target audiences:  librarians, department heads and library directors

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

Comments Welcome on ALA Accreditation Standards

Posted August 4, 2014 by kward
Categories: ALA Updates

The ALA Committee on Accreditation (COA) has released a third draft revision of the 2008 Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies at http://www.oa.ala.org/accreditation/?page_id=326 for comment through October 24, 2014. The draft provides further clarification and incorporates many of the suggestions received on the prior drafts released May 14, 2014 and December 6, 2013. The draft is the result of more than five years of review involving research, analysis, and discussion among COA members and stakeholders virtually and face-to-face, as documented at http://www.oa.ala.org/accreditation/.

The 2013-14 COA Chair, Barbara Moran (Wilson Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and the 2014-15 COA Chair, Mary Stansbury (Associate Professor and Chair, University of Denver) met with the ALA Executive Board at the ALA 2014 Annual Meeting and received the recommendation to release a third draft for comment, given the time available before the fall 2014 COA fall meeting in November. At the fall meeting, the COA will consider any additional comments and prepare a version for ALA Council review for adoption at the ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting. That version will be available at http://www.oa.ala.org/accreditation/?page_id=326, beginning Dec 5, 2014.

Comments received related to Accreditation Process, Policies, and Procedures (AP3) http://www.ala.org/accreditedprograms/standards/AP3 are under consideration separately.

New Member Spotlight Posted

Posted July 15, 2014 by kward
Categories: LLAMA Updates

WilsonTena J. Wilson, Executive Director of the Stark County District Library, is featured in the latest Member Spotlight. You can read about Tena 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 Explores New Methods of Collecting Building Use Data

Posted June 23, 2014 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, Management, Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation, Uncategorized

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As the use of library space continues to evolve rapidly, the collection of building use and space data has become increasingly crucial for all types of libraries. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Beyond the Gate and Counting: Collecting and Organizing Building Use Data in Public and Academic Libraries,” on Wed., July 23, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).Description: Organized by the LLAMA MAES Data Collection for Library Managers Committee,this webinar will feature two presentations exploring multiple aspects of collecting space and building use data.The first presentation will focus on the sampling methodology used to gather space utilization data within an academic library. In order to have a better understanding of physical space usage, detailed examinations of physical space usage were performed in the Thomas Cooper Library, at the University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus. In that study, a correlation method was devised to assist in the data collection of reference statistics, avoiding the need for daily tallies.The second presentation will review the latest iteration of the data collection process at The University of Arizona Library (UAL). Formed in 2011, the Library Space Usage Assessment project sought to answer questions about how public spaces in the library were being utilized. Using iPads and a newly developed online data collection form, they gathered observational data on customer activity throughout the library. This presentation will demonstrate the tools used, the lessons learned, and how data collection has been incorporated into ongoing customer needs assessment and strategic planning.By the end of this webinar participants will:

  • Understand methodologies used to collect building use data.
  • Be familiar with the tools used to collect building use data.
  • Learn the various types of building use data that can be collected.
  • Know how to organize the building use data that is collected.

Presenters:  Daniel S. Dotson, Mathematical Sciences Librarian, Science Education Specialist, The Ohio State University, University Libraries;  Joshua Garris, ILS Administrator, University of South Carolina;  John C. Miller-Wells, Library Information Analyst, Access & Information Services Team, University of Arizona Library

Target audiences: librarians who collect data on building use or those who are interested in learning more about this topic

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.

New Member Spotlight Posted

Posted June 13, 2014 by kward
Categories: LLAMA Updates

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Jeffrey T. Bowen, Director of Technical Services at the University of North Florida, and new LLAMA President-elect,is featured in the latest Member Spotlight. You can read about Jeff 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.

See the Best in Library Interior Design and Public Relations @ the Annual Conference

Posted June 13, 2014 by kward
Categories: 2014 Annual, ALA Conferences, Awards

LLAMA is home to two major ALA awards being presented at the 2014 Annual Conference – the ALA/IIDA Interior Design Awards and the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards. Both programs are open to all and include light receptions. Click on a program title to view it in the ALA Annual Conference Scheduler (be sure to login).

ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards
Co-sponsored by ALA and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and presented by the Buildings and Equipment Section, the awards honor excellence in library interior design and promote examples of extraordinary design reflected through innovative concepts. A panel of librarians and designers will present overviews of the winning projects. This program is generously supported by DEMCO. Sunday 1:00-2:30, LVCC-N110

2014 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards
The awards, sponsored by EBSCO Information Services and the H.W. Wilson Foundation, and presented by the Public Relations and Marketing Section, honor outstanding library public relations, whether a summer reading program, a year-long centennial celebration, fundraising for a new college library, an awareness campaign or an innovative partnership in the community. Winners will share their success stories and receive a $10,000 cash award. Sunday 4:30-6:00, BALLY-Skyview 5 & 6

Free Webinar Introduces LLAMA’s New Professionals Section

Posted May 20, 2014 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

Are you are a new or aspiring library professional facing the challenges of finishing school, looking for a job, or working hard to succeed in your first position?  LLAMA’s New Professionals Section (NPS) may be just what you need.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “NPS 101: An Introduction to LLAMA’s New Professionals Section” from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Central Time) on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. This free webinar will introduce participants to NPS, which launched at the American Library Association’s 2014 Midwinter Meeting.

NPS seeks to empower new professionals to lead from where they are, while also looking forward to what they hope to accomplish in the future. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, NPS aims to help LIS students and new professionals gain leadership and management skills so they can become leaders in their LIS programs, in their libraries, and in the profession.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

  • Understand the mission and goals of both NPS and LLAMA
  • Learn about current and future NPS opportunities and initiatives
  • Find out how to become involved in NPS and LLAMA
  • Contribute to an ongoing conversation on new professional issues

Participants will also be encouraged to share ideas and offer their own visions of a successful New Professionals Section.

Presenters: Bethany Tschaepe, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX; Zara Wilkinson, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Rutgers University-Camden, Camden, NJ.

Target audience: current LIS students, recent graduates, new professionals, and new or potential LLAMA members.

Register here:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/801248882

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 Preconferences at the ALA Annual Conference

Posted May 13, 2014 by kward
Categories: 2014 Annual, Education

LIBRARY TOUR: LAS VEGAS LIBRARIES, LEGENDS AND HIGH ROLLERS
Friday, June 26, 8:00-5:00

Join this full-day tour of new libraries, including:
•    Paseo Verde Library in Henderson
•    University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) library and special collections
•    Windmill Library and Service Center, a LEED gold building

The tour will be led by a local historian and members of the Architecture for Public Libraries Committee. Registration includes motor coach transportation from the convention center, and a light lunch.

Fees: $90 LLAMA members, $140 ALA members, $40 ALA retired and student members Event Code: LLA1


SERVING HOMELESS LIBRARY USERS IN ACADEMIC AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Friday, June 26, 11:30-5:00

The U.S. has over 600,000 homeless people with needs ranging from a place to sleep to mental health and medical care. The library, with its mission of service, is a logical place for the homeless to congregate during the day. Experts will discuss issues, challenges, and share innovative best practices for serving homeless patrons.

Topics include design considerations, security issues and homeless LGBTQ youth.  There will also be a keynote speaker from the National Coalition for the Homeless.

Fees: $145 LLAMA members, $195 ALA members, $50 ALA retired and student members Event Code: LLA2


REGISTRATION
To register, complete the ALA Conference Registration Form. Advance registration ends June 20. On-site registration will not be available for either event.

To add a preconference to your existing conference registration, please visit your dashboard link, which can be found in your emal confirmation. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation, please call CompuSystems at 866-513-0760 or email alaregistration@compusystems.com.

Questions? Contact Kerry Ward at LLAMA at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5036 or kward@ala.org.

Annual Conference Scheduler Available

Posted May 13, 2014 by kward
Categories: 2014 Annual, ALA Updates

The 2014 ALA Annual Conference Scheduler is now open.  If you haven’t used it before, you’ll be impressed at all it can do for you as you plan and organize your conference attendance. You can browse sessions in a number of different ways; you can easily create your own calendar and share it or keep it to yourself; you can get a tailored list of recommendations based on your division, groups, library type, and interests as specified in your user profile; you can add, prioritize, and update sessions; you can plan when to visit specific exhibitors; and more. Use the Quick-Start Guide to the Scheduler if you need an orientation, and there are easy ways to get help if you want to learn more.

To see the complete lineup of LLAMA programs and special events, click here.

New Member Spotlight Posted

Posted May 13, 2014 by kward
Categories: LLAMA Updates

SteelyJeff A. Steely, Associate Dean of the Libraries at Baylor University, and new LLAMA President-elect, is featured in the latest Member Spotlight. You can read about Jeff 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.