LLAMA Webinar Helps Managers Address Employee Complaints

Posted May 12, 2015 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Education, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

Many of us are familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, but probably less familiar with Maslow’s Grumble Theory and how it can directly relate to employee complaints. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Grumble Theory in the Workplace: Making the Most of Employee Complaints,” on June 17, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

In his Hierarchy of Needs, Maslow says that human beings have six basic needs which are organized in a hierarchical order of importance. In this webinar, we will place that Hierarchy of Needs into a context of employee complaints and employee survey responses to provide a framework and perspective for supervisors addressing employee complaints.

Participants will:

  1. Understand how employee “Grumbles” are driven by basic needs.
  2. Recognize that some complaints are indirectly driven by other factors.
  3. Learn how to respond to the correct problem in terms of motivation.
  4. Discuss what’s wrong when no one is complaining.

Presenters: Michael Crumpton, Asst Dean for Administrative Services, and Kathy Bradshaw, Human Resources Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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.

LLAMA Webinar Helps You Develop an Internship Program

Posted May 12, 2015 by freuland
Categories: Continuing Education, Education, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

Have you ever thought you would like to start an internship program at your library, but just don’t have the time? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Putting a Library Internship Program to Work for You and Your Library,” on June 10, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will offer strategies for managing an internship program and will focus on ways to make it manageable for the library staff and enriching for the interns. The presenters have experience planning internships for MLIS students as well as high school and college students. They bring perspectives from academic and public libraries.

Participants will learn:

  • strategies for promoting and scoping internships to attract the desired candidates
  • how to build in reflective learning experiences for the interns
  • ways of structuring the internship to provide a rich learning experience for the interns while ensuring that none of the library staff are overextended.

Presenters: Sue Erickson, Susan Paddock

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

LLAMA Webinar Explores Embedded Librarianship

Posted May 12, 2015 by freuland
Categories: Continuing Education, Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

Embedded librarianship– developing strong, collaborative working relationships with communities — is essential to the future of librarians. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Embedded Librarianship: Connecting the Dots, and Avoiding the Pitfalls,” on June 3, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar presents the fundmental elements of embedded librarianship, identifies strategies and practices that lead to success, and points out pitfalls that can derail embedded initiatives. Tactics for adapting successful practices and avoiding or mitigating potential risks are also offered. This webinar offers valuable insights for library professionals who wish to increase their value to their communities.

Participants will:

Understand the essential characteristics of embedded librarianship

Adapt successful strategies to their organizations and communities

Avoid or mitigate practices that can detract from success

Presenter: David Shumaker is a Clinical Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, at Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. He has an extensive record of presentations on the topic of embedded librarianship and is the author of The Embedded Librarian (Information Today, 2012).

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

 

LLAMA 2015 election results

Posted May 12, 2015 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

View 2015 LLAMA election results here

LLAMA Schedule Available for Annual 2015

Posted May 5, 2015 by freuland
Categories: 2015 Annual, Awards, Buildings and Equipment, Continuing Education, Discussion Group, Events, Fund Raising and Financial Development, Human Resources, Library Organization and Management, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation, New Professionals Section, News, Public Relations & Marketing, Systems & Services, Uncategorized

See the schedule of LLAMA’s exciting programs, meetings and events at Annual 2015 in San Francisco here

Latest issue of Library Leadership & Management now available

Posted May 5, 2015 by freuland
Categories: Leadership, LL&M, LLAMA Updates, Management, News, Publications

The latest issue of Library Leadership & Management is now available online at https://journals.tdl.org/llm/index.php/llm.

Volume 29, no. 3 of LL&M continues the theme of “Leadership in libraries.”  The peer-reviewed articles focus on fear of negative evaluation (FNE), transformational change at the University of Colorado Boulder libraries, putting together disaster and emergency plans, use of an outside facilitator in the creation of a strategic plan, and using a library impact map during the strategic planning process.  The feature article examines performance evaluations in libraries, and the columnists discuss constraints in libraries during the design process and marketing as an essential skill set.  Diane Broxvoort, LLAMA President, writes her last President’s Message in this issue.

Please contact Editor Brad Eden (brad.eden@valpo.edu) or Associate Editor Gary W. White (gww2@umd.edu) with any comments or questions.  Thank you for your continued interest and support!

Library Space Planning: a Preconference from LLAMA

Posted April 30, 2015 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

Orchestrating the library space planning process is ever more important. As libraries change from depositories to activity centers, the spaces and furniture in them are changing and becoming increasingly more flexible. “Building Blocks for Library Space Planning – From Vision to Paper” (LLA2) starts attendees off with ‘big picture visioning’ and ends with practical advice on current real-life library planning. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) invites everyone who has an interest in or desire to know more about library space planning to this highly interactive and intriguing preconference.

Building Blocks will be held at the Wells Fargo Building, 333 Market St., five blocks from the convention center on Friday June 26, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. just before the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Registration includes lunch, a happy hour with drinks and snacks, and a copy of “Building Blocks for Planning Functional Library Space.”

You’ll learn the elements of successful planning, including big picture visioning, understanding space needs, and diagramming adjacencies and have the opportunity to submit your own library for a small group planning exercise.  Attendees will learn how to navigate a library planning process; how to use the Building Block Book as a reference guide; and have gained an understanding of “big picture” issue for the planning process.

Discover the elements of planning library space, with a segment on developing a space needs program that summarizes the space needed and an exercise during a working lunch on diagramming adjacencies. After lunch attendees will break up into small groups to focus on a particular library or library space to do a planning exercise.

Speakers include: Elliott Felix, Brightspot Strategy, on visioning; Seth Penchansky, architect, on planning basics; Kevin Huse, architect. who will lead the small group sessions; and Pat Husband, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, moderating the small group presentations during the happy hour.

If participants have a library program that they want to submit for the planning exercise, please submit it via email to Seth Penchansky, spenchansky@p-wa.com by May 24th. At the end of the exercise each group will present there solution during the happy hour.

The cost to attend Building Blocks is $205 for LLAMA members, $245 for ALA members, and $295 for nonmembers. Register through the ALA Annual Conference website, http://alaac15.ala.org   Enter the code LLAMA2015 to get the LLAMA member rate.

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 Time Management for New Managers

Posted April 29, 2015 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Education, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, Mentoring, Uncategorized

If you are new to library management or managing staff, you might be surprised to discover that your old tried and true methods for managing your time aren’t working as well as you need them to. In that case, It may be time for a time management overhaul!   The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Time Management for New Managers,” on May 20, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).Participants in this webinar will learn:

  • ·        How to apply basic time management techniques to their own schedules
  • ·        About basic project management resources
  • ·        New ways to effectively delegate tasks
  • ·        How to recognize when to say no and learn tips on how to do so.

Presenter Samantha Schmehl Hines is Head of Missoula College Mansfield Library at University of Montana, Missoula.

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.

 

 

 

 

LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Barbara Stripling

Posted April 27, 2015 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

 

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present “Leadership Lessons Learned,” a free webinar featuring Barbara Stripling, on May 13, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. This is part in an ongoing series of webinars featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries. Stripling will draw particularly on her experience as Director of Library Services for the New York City schools and as past-president of the American Library Association.  She will include examples from both situations.

Recently reflecting on her long career, Stripling wrote: “Throughout my library career, I have looked into the faces of young people and been nourished by their sense of wonder and enthusiasm for learning. As a librarian, I have served these young people by providing library programs and services that are their right: an environment conducive to learning; equitable access to resources that reflect their diverse needs and interests; effective instruction that builds independent learning skills; and opportunities for sharing with others.”

“As director of school library programs in New York City, with 1.1 million students and 1700 schools, I used my leadership skills to focus on building a nurturing and supportive community and strong guidance for all the school librarians. Together, we established effective school library programs to prepare our students to be successful in school and beyond.”

“As Assistant Professor of Practice at Syracuse University, I have the opportunity to impact the profession of librarianship through my teaching, research, and writing.”

“As the 2013-2014 President of the American Library Association, I served ALA members in all types of libraries by championing intellectual freedom, privacy, advocacy for all types of libraries, public funding for libraries, legislative action, equitable access to information, and community-building and civic engagement through libraries.”

Register online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5465770524171247362

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.

Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part (a LLAMA Preconference)

Posted April 24, 2015 by freuland
Categories: 2015 Annual, ALA Conferences, ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Education, Events, Leadership, Library Organization and Management, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, New Professionals Section, News, Uncategorized

As Director positions open up, is the next generation of leaders ready to assume those positions and transform the libraries in their community? Have you wondered how to reach that new level in your career or what it takes to become an effective new library director? In this full-day preconference, new library directors will detail how to develop the skills you’ll need to succeed, how to respond to the challenges you’ll likely face in your first few years, and how you can leverage your career and ALA experiences to assume a leadership role.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) encourages you to join your fellow aspiring library directors for this timely and important preconference brought to you by the LLAMA New Professionals Section and the Library Organization and Management Section. The preconference is Friday, June 26th, at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register through the ALA Annual Conference website, http://alaac15.ala.org. Enter LLAMA2015 for special LLAMA member pricing.             .

If you’re interested in administration, this session will provide you with an introduction to what the job entails and introduce you to the skills you’ll need to prepare yourself. Hear from new public library directors about the basics, the challenges and the unexpected in their first few years on the job. Learn how they used career opportunities, ALA experience, and other guideposts to enter administration successfully.

We are in a time of transition for library leadership—many positions opening up and many of them being offered to young professionals new to directorships and/or management. At the end of this preconference, participants will: understand what skills and experience will help you be a good director; have a list of resources to use to increase their skills in various areas; and understand the unexpected challenges facing a new director

Sarah Houghton, Director of the San Rafael (Calif.) Public Library, speaks on administration, boards and commissions, human resources and personnel, and politics. Gretchen Caserotti, director of the Meridian Library District (Ida.), speaks on budgets, facilities, change management, and advocacy

The cost to attend Stepping Into the Director’s Role is $205 for LLAMA members, $245 for ALA members, and $295 for nonmembers. Register through the ALA Annual Conference website, http://alaac15.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.