Annual Conference Happenings

In addition to LLAMA’s great programs, there are dozens of meetings and special events of note at the upcoming conference:
Friday, July 10
Building Blocks 101:  A Space Planning Guide with Hands-On Experience

Come experience the wonders of the Chicago Merchandise Mart. Learn how to use basic planning guidelines and the new edition of “Building Blocks” to plan your next renovation/expansion or new building. Case studies of both public and academic libraries. Tours of furniture showrooms will complete this exciting day.  Speakers: Barbara Norland, Senior Librarian, Building Projects, District of Columbia Public Library; James Lutz, Texas Christian University; Denelle Wrightson, PSA-Dewberry Architects.  Fees: ALA Member $200; LLAMA Member $150; Non-Member $300; Student $100

Development’s Next Top Model:  Best Practices in Fund Raising
Program will highlight best practices for capital and annual-giving campaigns: put a new face on old practices with smart, unique strategy plans for every type of library. A panel of experts revamps donor recognition with a complete make-over; from friend-raising to fund-raising, learn innovative ways of building affiliations and honoring donors. Participants will focus on edgy “e”-merging technologies, the latest trends to date. This exciting day is designed to put you on the fundraising runway. Speakers: Dana Rooks, Dean of Libraries, University of Houston; Susan Hyatt, Director of Development, The Gelman Library System, The George Washington University; Peter Pearson, President, Library Strategies: A Consulting Group of the Friends of the Saint Paul Pu; Tricia Ambler, Client Services Manager,; George Needham, Vice President, Member Services, OCLC, Inc. Fees: ALA Member $175; LLAMA Member $125;  Non-Member $275; Student $75

Uncommonly Sustainable: The New Information Commons at Loyola University Chicago
This day-long preconference examines the planning, design, and features of the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons. Spanning four floors, the facility includes smart group rooms and a digital media lab. Assistance is available on all floors. The facility is LEED registered, and utilizes numerous energy efficient technologies. Presenters include the architect, dean of libraries, director of the Information Commons, and facilities managers. There will be ample time to tour the facility and see the infrastructure that supports it.  Speakers:  Leslie M. Haas, Director, Klarchek Information Commons, University Libraries, Loyola University Chicago; Robert Seal, Dean, University Libraries, Loyola University Chicago, Library; Jeannette Pierce, Head, Reference, Loyola University Chicago, Library; Devon Patterson, Architect, Solomon Cordwell Buenz; Bruce Montes, Loyola University Chicago, Information Services; Wayne Sliwa, Loyola University Chicago, Facilities. Fees: ALA Member $135; LLAMA Member $85; Non-Member $235; Student $50
Saturday, July 11
The LLAMA Board of Directors will meet Saturday, July 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, McCormick Place, W-176a, and Tuesday, July 14, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon, in the same location.

Learn about everything LLAMA at LLAMA 101, Saturday 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Sheraton, Sheraton Ballroom IV.

LLAMA Diversity Officer’s Discussion Group; 8:00 – 10:00 am, Sheraton, Parlor C

LLAMA Middle Management Interest Group, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, Hilton, Conference Room 4F

LLAMA BES Library Interiors Discussion Group, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Hilton, Conference Room 4A

LLAMA FRFDS Development Issues Discussion Group, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Hilton, PDR 4

LLAMA MAES Discussion Group, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Hilton, Lake Huron

Sunday, July 12
LLAMA PRMS Swap ‘n’ Shop, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm McCormick Place Exhibit Floor – Special Events Area

Author and consultant Patricia Martin will speak at the LLAMA President’s Program, 1:30-3:00 pm, Fairmont, International Ballroom. Martin is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the emerging marketplace created by the convergence of art, entertainment, education, and technology; and she is the author of RenGen: Renaissance Generation–The Rise of the Cultural Consumer and What It Means to Your Business.

LLAMA’s Meet & Greet, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Westin, Astor Court, is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to network, talk with LLAMA leaders, and become more involved in LLAMA activities. 

LLAMA HRS Union Relations for Managers Discussion Group, 8:00 – 10:00 am, Sheraton, Parlor C

LLAMA SASS Circulation/Access Services Discussion Group, 8:00 – 10:00 am, Hilton, Northwest 5

LLAMA Women Administrators Discussion Group, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, Sheraton, Missouri

LLAMA BES Moving Libraries Discussion Group, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, Sheraton, Arkansas

LLAMA BES Safety and Security Discussion, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, Hilton, PDR 4

LLAMA Storage Discussion Group, 3:30 – 5:30 pm Hilton, Lake Erie

LLAMA LOMS Fiscal and Business Officers Discussion Group, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Hilton, PDR 4

LLAMA LOMS Organizational Development Discussion Group, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Sheraton, Michigan

Monday, July 13
LLAMA FRFDS Fund Fare, Forever Green: Updating Fundraising Basics for Growth and Sustainability, Monday 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, McCormick Place, W-470b.

2009 ALA/AIA Library Building Awards, Monday, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Intercontinental, Grand Ballroom.  Biennially, representatives from the AIA and ALA gather to celebrate the finest examples of library design by architects licensed in the U.S. The 2009 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards honor eight separate projects.  Recipients will be present their projects, and a reception follows at 5:30 pm, Grand Balcony.

LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Sheraton, Mayfair

LLAMA Dialog with Directors Discussion Group; 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Sheraton, Sheraton Ballroom 1

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