Archive for the ‘ALA Updates’ category

LLAMA Webinar: Evidence-based Advocacy at National, State and Local Levels

May 15, 2017

Every librarian knows that public policies at the national, state and local level can have a huge impact on how resources are allocated to their library. However, many librarians have not been trained or encouraged to engage in advocacy at those levels. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Evidence-based Advocacy at the […]

2017 PR XChange Awards Announced

May 8, 2017

The PR XChange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s PR XChange Awards Competition.  The PR XChange Committee is charged with coordinating the annual awards competition, under the direction of the Public Relations and Marketing Community of Practice, Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). Over 390 entries in print and electronic formats […]

LLAMA Webinar: “Signs of the future: Using Digital Signage in Your Library”

May 1, 2017

The days of posting important announcements on a library bulletin board and hoping someone might see them are ending. Today’s digital signage offers many more visible and effective options. Using technologies such as LCD, LED, projection, and tablets to display content as digital images, video, streaming media, and other formats, digital signage can be found […]

John Cotton Dana Award Winners Announced

April 24, 2017

April 21, Chicago, IL — After many hours of deliberation the judges for this year’s John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards competition announced eight winners.  Each winning library will receive a $10,000 award from the HW Wilson Foundation.  The following winners will be celebrated June 25 at an open reception sponsored by EBSCO during […]

NEW LLAMA Officers Elected

April 18, 2017

The Library Leadership and Management Association announced today that Lynn Hoffman has been elected as the new President-elect. She is the Director of Operations for the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Upon hearing of her election, Hoffman said, “I am delighted to be able to serve as President-Elect during […]

Position: Library Leadership Training Consultant

April 7, 2017

  Description: The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks a consultant to develop a series of online leadership and management skills training courses based on LLAMA’s recently adopted 14 Library Leadership Competencies. This program is intended to help increase participants’ overall competence in library leadership. The […]

Reminder – ALA Leadership Inst Applications Due April 13

April 6, 2017

Applications for the 2017 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 7-10, Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois) will be 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 […]

2017 ALA Leadership Institute Application Open

February 17, 2017

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 […]

LLAMA Webinar series expands communication skills beyond speaking and writing

February 16, 2017

Most 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 […]

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

February 7, 2017

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 […]