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LLAMA Webinar: “Emotional Intelligence and Library Leadership”

June 6, 2017

The term emotional intelligence has been written about so much over the years that you might start to wonder if it’s a passing fad.   However, when it comes to managing people, as individuals or as members of an entire organization, it remains one of the most potent skills a manager can have. The Library Leadership […]

In the Member Spotlight – Tyler Dzuba

May 22, 2017

Tyler Dzuba, Outreach Librarian for Academic Programming,  University of Rochester (NY), River Campus Libraries, is featured in the latest Member Spotlight. You can read about Tyler 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In the Member Spotlight

March 2, 2017

Felicia Wilson, Assistant Director of Collections & Technology at the Nashville Public Library, is featured in the latest Member Spotlight. You can read about Felicia 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 […]

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 […]