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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 […]

LLAMA Board Adopts Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

February 10, 2017

At the recent ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the LLAMA Board of Directors adopted the following statement as a reaffirmation of the organization’s values and aspirations in the current political climate: LLAMA Board of Directors Statement on Libraries and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, January 20, 2017 On this Inauguration Day, the Library Leadership and Management […]

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 […]

LLAMA Special Election Opens

November 16, 2016

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 […]