Archive for the ‘Continuing Education’ category

LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature R. David Lankes

August 31, 2016

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring R. David Lankes, Sept. 14, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. Lankes will talk about his personal perspective on successful leadership.  He is the director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library & Information Science, […]

LLAMA project management webinar helps you work smarter

August 12, 2016

The very term “project management” can send shivers down the spine of even the most experienced librarian. Fortunately, there are now a variety of new ways to approach project-based work in a systematic and effective way. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Work Smart: Applying Project Management Techniques to Library Projects ,” […]

LLAMA webinar cuts through maze of free software to help you organize library data

August 9, 2016

Sure, there is lots of free software out there that can help you organize your library data.  But, who has the time to sit down and figure it all out???  Sometimes a webinar is the best way to learn what you need quickly. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Using Google Sheets […]

LLAMA webinar helps you cultivate better supervisor relationships by “managing up”

May 26, 2016

How would you describe your relationship with your supervisor?  Is it collaborative?  Or, is it the dreaded top-down?  If yours is a top-down relationship, you may be at risk for feeling powerless, disengaged and ultimately ineffective.  Although you may not be able to change your boss, you can improve your relationship significantly by learning how […]

LLAMA webinar cuts through maze of free software to help you organize library data

April 22, 2016

Sure, there is lots of free software out there that can help you organize your library data.  But, who has the time to sit down and figure it all out???  Sometimes a webinar is the quickest way to learn what you need. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Using Google Sheets and […]

LLAMA webinar presents best practices for communicating your library’s value

March 28, 2016

As library professionals, it’s easy for you and your hardworking staff to understand the value of your library.  But, convincing your stakeholders of that can be another challenge altogether. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “The Value Dilemma: Key Components Used to Express Worth to Leadership,” on Wed., April 13, at 1:30 […]

LLAMA webinar presents new tactics to keep employees engaged

March 22, 2016

Now that you finally have that nearly perfect staff in place, your work is almost done, right? Well, maybe not. Keeping your employees engaged and motivated can be an even bigger challenge. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present: “Engaging Employees in the Library: Keep the Energy Going!” on Wed., April 6, at […]

LLAMA webinar presents strategies for leading teams online

February 8, 2016

As technology continues to improve, more of our collaborative work is happening online. It’s often a more sustainable choice than traveling for face to face meetings, but it does pose new challenges for team leaders. How exactly does one go about leading an online team? And, how is it different from leading a team in […]

LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Maxine Bleiweis

January 26, 2016

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present “No-Cost Success Strategies,” a free webinar featuring Maxine Bleiweis, Feb. 3, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. Drawing from more than 40 years of experience as the director of three award-winning public libraries, including 17 years as Executive Director of the […]

LLAMA webinar explores how to deal with an underachieving employee

December 18, 2015

Do you feel prepared to fire an employee when it may be the best thing to do for them and the organization? If not, you are not alone. When faced with a chronically under-performing employee, many managers feel at a loss for what to do. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “One […]