LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Tara Radniecki and Tod Colegrove

Posted July 26, 2016 by freuland
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The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Everyday Leadership in Libraries: getting personal,” on Wednesday, August 3, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm Central Time.  This free webinar will feature Tara Radniecki and Tod Colegrove from the University of Nevada, Reno.  It is part of an ongoing series featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries.

Description:  As libraries continue to take on exciting new roles and provide new services in their communities, the need for leadership on all levels within the organization increases. Opportunities for the development of new skills abound, going far beyond management and including interpersonal, project management, consensus building, and even vision/mission creation. Over the span of a few short years the DeLaMare Library at the University of Nevada, Reno, leveraged an approach of open dialogue while bypassing traditional hierarchical boundaries to transform an underutilized branch library into a vibrant hub of innovation, research, and entrepreneurship. Join Tod Colegrove and Tara Radniecki as they share engaging stories, practical tips, and rich insights gained.

Presenters:  Tara Radniecki, Assistant Professor and Engineering Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno;

Patrick “Tod” Colegrove, Ph.D., MSLIS, Associate Professor and Head of DeLaMare Library, University of Nevada, Reno

Register online:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1510148810631759874

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: Jennifer Paustenbaugh

Posted July 18, 2016 by kward
Categories: News

Paustenbaugh, Jennifer 33 1302-02 HBLL Faculty Portraits February 6, 2013 Marcos Escalona/BYU © BYU PHOTO 2013 All Rights Reserved photo@byu.edu (801)422-7322Jennifer Paustenbaugh, University Librarian at Brigham Young University, is featured in the latest Member Spotlight. You can read about Jennifer 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 cuts through maze of free software to help you organize library data

Posted July 7, 2016 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, Library Organization and Management, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News, Systems & Services

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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 best way to learn what you need quickly. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Using Google Sheets + 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.

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

Posted June 15, 2016 by freuland
Categories: 2016 Annual, ALA Updates, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, News

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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.