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

Posted January 5, 2017 by freuland
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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.

2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Competition Now Open

Posted December 20, 2016 by freuland
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The 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Call for Entries is now available.  The awards, managed by ALA/LLAMA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), encourage excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries and recognize accomplishments in library architecture.  The deadline for submission is 5:00pm Eastern Time on January 13, 2017.

Any library building project designed by architects licensed in the United States is eligible for entry.  The libraries may be built anywhere in the world and the program is open to all types of libraries that permit public access. The library must be in service before entry and completed no earlier than 2012.

Details are available on the AIA awards homepage.

For further information:
Elizabeth Henry, Director, AIA Awards
202-626-7563; honorsawards@aia.org

Kerry Ward, LLAMA Executive Director
800-545-2433, ext. 5036; kward@ala.org

2017 LLAMA Board Call for Nominations

Posted November 29, 2016 by kward
Categories: LLAMA Updates

The LLAMA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations of potential candidates for three offices for the 2017 ALA/LLAMA election:

  • President-Elect, three-year term: President-Elect 2017-18, President 2018-19, and Past President in 2019-20
  • Division Councilor, three-year term: 2017-20
  • Director-at-Large, two-year term: 2017-19 (note this is a new position dependent on approval of the proposed bylaws)

For information about the expectations and responsibilities of these positions, see section 6 of the LLAMA Leadership Orientation Guide.

Nominations, including self-nominations, should be emailed to committee chair Diane Bruxvoort by December 12, 2016.

Nominees must be a personal member of both ALA and LLAMA at the time of their election and during their entire term of office. For questions, please contact LLAMA Executive Director Kerry Ward.

LLAMA Special Election Opens

Posted November 16, 2016 by kward
Categories: LLAMA Updates, News

The special election to vote on a proposed set of LLAMA bylaws is now open. To access the ballot, you must login onto ALA Connect with your ALA login/password. The ballot will appear as a post under the My Divisions tab and includes both the current and proposed bylaws. The election will remain open until Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5:00pm Central Time. If you have any problems logging in, please call the ALA Member and Customer Service Center at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5. Members with disabilities may obtain a paper ballot by contacting the LLAMA office at llama@ala.org. In addition to the current and proposed bylaws, the LLAMA website has background documents, a reorganization FAQ, and a recording of the virtual town hall meeting, which featured LLAMA leaders discussing the background and goals of the reorganization.

Now accepting webinar proposals

Posted October 26, 2016 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Buildings and Equipment, Continuing Education, Fund Raising and Financial Development, Human Resources, Leadership, Library Organization and Management, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, Management, Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation, New Professionals Section, News, Public Relations & Marketing, Systems & Services

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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 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 November 11, 2016.

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

Call for 2017 Annual Conference Program Proposals

Posted October 4, 2016 by freuland
Categories: 2017 Annual, 2017 Midwinter, ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

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Hello LLAMA members!

As the chair of LLAMA’s Program Committee, I’m proud to support LLAMA’s tradition of providing high quality programs on a wide range of topics related to library leadership and management.

But we couldn’t do it without the participation of our members, so I am inviting you to submit a program proposal for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

This year, we are especially interested in proposals that relate to LLAMA’s new Foundational Leadership Competencies that were approved by the LLAMA Board of Directors this year.  Information about the competencies is available here.

Program proposal forms and details are available here.   

Please send your completed forms to me no later than October 31 for the Program Committee’s review.

By the way, If you sent a placeholder proposal shortly after the conference in Orlando, now is the time to send in your completed form. If you sent a proposal already – thank you!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Cheers!

Anne

 

Anne Langley

Chair, LLAMA Program Committee

Associate Dean for Research, Collections, and Scholarly Communications

The Pennsylvania State University

510 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802

(814) 865-0401

anne.langley@psu.edu

anne.langley@gmail.com

LLAMA Webinar Highlights the Nuts and Bolts of Supervision

Posted October 4, 2016 by freuland
Categories: Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

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Are you a new or aspiring library manager? Do you have questions about your role and responsibilities but aren’t comfortable asking your employer? Are you unsure how to handle unmotivated employees, absent management, or patrons who blur the line of legally acceptable conduct?

Get answers to these questions and more when The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) presents The Nuts & Bolts of Supervision,” on Thurs., Oct. 20, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).  This webinar, presented in a Q&A format, will feature a panel of academic and public librarians of all management levels sharing their expertise while answering your questions.

By the end of this webinar, participants will:  

  • Understand the unique challenges of being a new manager
  • Feel more comfortable in their roles as new managers
  • Understand strategies for successfully handling difficult employees
  • Have contact information for several managers they can ask follow-up questions of.

Who Should Attend:  All new/first-time or aspiring managers of public or academic libraries.

Presenters:  Sara Williams, Head, Academic Outreach, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond, VA; Bohyun Kim, Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; Audrey Barbakoff, Adult Services Manager, Kitsap Regional Library, Bremerton, WA

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 Thought Leader Webinar will feature Megan Oakleaf

Posted October 3, 2016 by freuland
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Megan Oakleaf

Megan Oakleaf

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring Megan Oakleaf, Nov. 9, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. This webinar is part in an ongoing series of free webinars featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries.

Megan Oakleaf is an Associate Professor of Library and Information Science in the iSchool at Syracuse University.  She is the author of the Value of Academic Libraries Comprehensive Review and Report and Academic Library Value: The Impact Starter Kit and has earned recognition and awards for articles published in top library and information science journals including College and Research Libraries, Portal,Reference and User Services Quarterly, and Journal of Documentation. Megan has presented at numerous conferences, including the American Library Association (ALA), Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), and Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) national conferences, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Library Assessment Conferences, the IUPUI Assessment Institute, the Texas A&M Assessment Conference, and EDUCAUSE. Her research areas include outcomes assessment, evidence-based decision making, information literacy instruction, and academic library impact and value.

Register online:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3540010004753755908

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 plan an ecologically sustainable library

Posted September 19, 2016 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Sections, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

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Library communities and stakeholders are increasingly placing a high value on the ecological sustainability of their facilities and programs.  For library directors and managers, the question often is, “Where do I start?”  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Creating Sustainable Libraries and Programs,” on Wed., Nov. 30, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

This webinar will introduce participants to practical approaches for planning facilities and operations that are ecologically and economically sustainable, including LEED and alternative standards.  It will also suggest ways that library programs can best respond to community interest in climate change; and provide tools for evaluating ecologically sustainable buildings, operations, and programs.

At the end of this webinar, participants will understand:  

  • The pros and cons of LEED and other facilities standards;
  • Proven, ecologically sound library operations methods;
  • How library programs and collection development can respond to community interest in climate change;
  • Resources and tools useful for evaluating library building and program responses to ecological, environmental and climate change concerns

Who Should Attend:  Any librarian interested in ecologically sustainable buildings and community programs about sustainability, as well as boards, directors and managers.

Presenters:

Arlene Hopkins, Architect and Educator, Santa Monica, California

Stephen C. Maack, Owner and Lead Consultant, REAP Change Consultants, Los Angeles, California

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.

Second Midwinter Institute Added for Atlanta

Posted September 14, 2016 by kward
Categories: 2017 Midwinter, Buildings and Equipment, Education

lscALA Midwinter Registration is open for the LLAMA Institute: Emory University and Georgia Tech: A Collaborative Partnership Between Private and Public Institutions

The half-day institute will take place at the new Library Service Center and focus on the public-private partnership between the Emory University and Georgia Tech libraries. Representatives from both institutions will discuss challenges, innovations, and lessons learned in developing and providing access to a shared collection (retrospective and prospective), and in the planning, design, management, and logistics of a joint high-density storage facility. The institute includes a tour of this state-of-the-art facility, and bus transportation will be provided. Friday, January 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Registration

  • $95 for LLAMA Divisional Members
  • $145 for ALA members
  • $45 for Other Members (Retired, Student, Trustee, Non-Salaried, Support Staff)
  • $245 for Non-ALA Members.

Existing Midwinter Registrants

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

New Midwinter Registrants

If you have not already registered for the ALA Midwinter Meeting and would like to register for this institute, please follow these instructions:

Go to http://2017.alamidwinter.org/register-now and click on the “I am a member and would like to register online…” link.  You will be prompted to login before proceeding to the registration form.  ALA members should login with their ALA ID and password.  Nonmembers will need to create a guest ALA account by clicking on the “Don’t have an ALA account? Make One!” link in order to receive a Login ID and password.