Archive for January 2007

Call for LAMA Committee Volunteers

January 30, 2007

Do you want to make a difference in LAMA’s next 50 years? Are you looking for a way to give back to your association and your profession? Consider volunteering for a LAMA division or section committee. The LAMA Vice President and section Vice Chairs are beginning to select members for appointment to committees charged to […]

2007 John Cotton Library Public Relations Awards Announced

January 26, 2007

Seven libraries are winners of the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, which recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in library public relations. This award, jointly sponsored by the H.W. Wilson Company and the H.W. Wilson Foundation, Bronx, N.Y., with LAMA, has been awarded continuously since 1946. See this press release for details.

Lorraine Olley leaving LAMA

January 26, 2007

As many of you may have heard at Midwinter, I’ll be leaving the LAMA Executive Director position on February 2, to become the library director at the University of St. Mary of the Lake. I’ve had a great time working for LAMA, and will cherish the memories and friendships garnered over these past five years. […]

ALA’s Plans for Web Site Improvements

January 16, 2007

American Library Association (ALA) members and staff who met in a Web planning retreat in mid-December have developed a staged plan for creating the next generation ALA Web site. Retreat participants reviewed the results of the ALA usability assessment, based on feedback from about 1,200 people who responded to an online survey and participated in […]

ALA offers free wireless access at 2007 Midwinter Meeting

January 16, 2007

For Immediate Release January 11, 2006 ALA offers free wireless access at 2007 Midwinter Meeting (CHICAGO) The American Library Association (ALA) today announced it will offer free wireless access during its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, January 19 to 24. Wireless access will be provided in most areas of the Washington State Convention & Trade Center […]

LAMA BES Facilities Planning Discussion Group

January 9, 2007

The group will meet at the University of Washington Suzzallo Library in the Smith Room on Sunday, January 21st, at 4 p.m. Besides the usual round table discussion of library construction projects, the highlight will be a tour of the recently completed $47 million Suzzallo renovation project. For more information, see the ALA Midwinter Wiki […]

LAMA Video

January 8, 2007

Did you know LAMA created a video called LEAD WITH LAMA? I have added it to YouTube so that others may use it in their meetings or other situations where they are trying to promote LAMA membership.

New ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom Blog

January 4, 2007

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has launched its blog at Please visit and register to subscribe to notifications via e-mail about postings, or just receive the news feeds via RSS.

Need Directors for ALA Midwinter – LAMA Dialog with Directors Discussion Group

January 3, 2007

Are you a director, manager, dean, or administrator that will be attending ALA Midwinter? If you can attend the Dialog with Directors Discussion Group meeting, please let me know at I always guarantee to participants that experienced administrators will be present to share in the discussion. Thank you, Brian Gray Chair & Moderator Dialog […]

LAMA Diversity Officer Discussion Group at MW

January 2, 2007

As Nancy Hewison, Co-Chair, and I are preparing for the LAMA’s Diversity Officers’ Discussion Group meeting on Saturday, January 20, 2007, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., in the WCC, Room 615 we would like to know if you have any discussion items for the agenda? Please forward your recommendations directly to me. Thanks and […]