LLAMA Webinar Explores 21st Century Library Ethics

Posted September 26, 2017 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, Uncategorized

Tags:

As the world becomes increasingly digital, information politics have become more convoluted and can impact libraries profoundly. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “21st Century Library Ethics,” on Wed., October 11, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).* This webinar will explore what the current political climate means for library ethics and how librarians can shape the future and be a force for positive change in their communities.

Presenter Sarah Houghton will discuss the ALA Library Bill of Rights and Professional Code of Ethics, as well as library initiatives around the world that bring attention to various aspects of library ethics including privacy, threats to intellectual freedom, free speech, and freedom of information access.

After viewing this webinar, attendees will have:

-A fresh understanding of ALA Library Bill of Rights
-A new perspective on the ALA Professional Code of Ethics
-Increased awareness of real-world scenarios impacted by our ethics
-Greater awareness of library initiatives meant to address key ethical principles

This webinar will help participants increase their competence in professional ethics, one of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

Who Should Attend: All library workers who are concerned about the core ethical principles to which the library profession dedicates itself.

Presenter: Sarah Houghton is the Director for the San Rafael Public Library (California), a two-library system serving a city of 60,000. Since 2003 she has written the popular Librarian in Black blog at http://librarianinblack.net.

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm
Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

*This webinar was originally scheduled to take place on September 13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LLAMA Webinar Offers Keys to Coaching and Supervising Employees

Posted September 8, 2017 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Human Resources, Leadership, Library Organization and Management, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation, New Professionals Section, News

Tags: , ,

Library supervisors, managers, and team leaders will usually agree on one thing: library school did not adequately prepare them for these roles. Coaching, managing, leading, and especially disciplining library employees often require a new set of skills. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “You Can Do It — Coaching and Supervising Library Employees,” on Wed., September 27, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar will give you a fresh perspective on people management whether you’re a new supervisor, want to understand how coaching and discipline work, or are facing a tricky situation with an employee.

Learn how your current coaching skills can help people learn new skills or address poor performance. Find out how progressive discipline works as an escalating range of responses to employee performance problems, and how it can be successful in both union and non-union workplaces. Also learn how to approach potentially unpleasant conversations, insubordination, bullying, and other workplace difficulties. It’s hard—but you can do it!

This webinar addresses several of LLAMA’s 14 Foundational Leadership Competencies including communication skills, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and evidence-based decision making.

By the end of this webinar, participants will understand:

– How most of us learn supervisory and coaching/disciplinary skills
– Legal issues and local factors
– What to do when a problem behavior arises
– Approaches and best practices for employee coaching
– Approaches to discipline: progressive discipline, documentation, written and oral discipline, investigations, and serving discipline
– The people factor: employee engagement and relations, ongoing vs. acute problems

Who Should Attend: All library supervisors, managers, or people looking to move into those positions

Presenter: Sarah Houghton is the Director for the San Rafael Public Library (California), a two-library system serving a city of 60,000. Since 2003 she has written the popular Librarian in Black blog at http://librarianinblack.net.

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm
Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

LLAMA Webinar: 21st Century Library Ethics

Posted August 18, 2017 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

As the world becomes increasingly digital, information politics have become more convoluted and can impact libraries profoundly. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “21st Century Library Ethics,” on Wed., September 13, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar will explore what the current political climate means for library ethics and how librarians can shape the future and be a force for positive change in their communities.

Presenter Sarah Houghton will discuss the ALA Library Bill of Rights and Professional Code of Ethics, as well as library initiatives around the world that bring attention to various aspects of library ethics including privacy, threats to intellectual freedom, free speech, and freedom of information access.

After viewing this webinar, attendees will have:

-A fresh understanding of ALA Library Bill of Rights
-A new perspective on the ALA Professional Code of Ethics
-Increased awareness of real-world scenarios impacted by our ethics
-Greater awareness of library initiatives meant to address key ethical principles

This webinar will help participants increase their competence in professional ethics, one of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

Who Should Attend: All library workers who are concerned about the core ethical principles to which the library profession dedicates itself.

Presenter: Sarah Houghton is the Director for the San Rafael Public Library (California), a two-library system serving a city of 60,000. Since 2003 she has written the popular Librarian in Black blog at http://librarianinblack.net.

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online
Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

2018 ALA Emerging Leader Application Available

Posted August 17, 2017 by kward
Categories: ALA Updates

ALA is now accepting applications for the 2018 class of Emerging Leaders. Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the Emerging Leaders Web page.  The deadline to apply is August 31, 2017.

The EL program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations

An ALA division, round table, ethnic affiliate, state chapter or school library media affiliate will sponsor nearly two-thirds of the selected applicants. Each sponsor will contribute a minimum of $1,000 toward expenses of attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference ($500 for each conference). Sponsorship is not required for participation in the program. A list of sponsoring units is included as part of the online application.

For more information, visit the Emerging Leaders Web page or contact the EL project manager at emergingleaders@ala.org.
The ALA Emerging Leaders program is managed by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR).

LLAMA Webinar: “Pushing A Boulder Uphill — Leading Organizational Change In An Entrenched Environment”

Posted July 21, 2017 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

Implementing and leading organizational change is tricky in any situation; but it is even more difficult in entrenched institutions that have suffered from a lack of new ideas and perspectives. Often, it can feel like you are suffering like the mythical Sisyphus; and pushing a boulder uphill, only to have it roll back down. But it doesn’t have to be that way! The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Pushing A Boulder Uphill — Leading Organizational Change In An Entrenched Environment,” on Wednesday, August 9, at 1:30-3:00 pm (Central Time).

In this webinar, presenters Phill Johnson and Jessica Hayes will describe their experience in leading organizational change, explain how to strengthen or build leadership skills for this challenge, and highlight activities and techniques that lead to success.

This webinar addresses change management, one of LLAMA’s 14 Foundational Leadership Competencies.

By the end of this webinar, participants will:
* Know how to Identify and understand what an entrenched library environment looks like
* Learn some examples of successful leadership in organizational change
* Understand the three most important skills needed by leaders responsible for organizational change
* Identify three activities/techniques to implement in an entrenched organization

Who Should Attend:  All levels of library administrators; new leaders; experienced leaders in a new environment

Presenters:
Jessica Hayes, Head of Public Services, Auburn University Montgomery Library, Montgomery, Alabama; Phill Johnson, Dean, Auburn University Montgomery Library, Montgomery, Alabama

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small do

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

LLAMA Webinar: What Drives and Guides Us — The Importance of Developing a Personal Philosophy of Librarianship

Posted July 14, 2017 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

Brandy R. HorneMany librarians report feeling passionate about their chosen profession, but have you ever asked yourself exactly why? What are your personal values that make working in the library field so rewarding? Knowing the answers to these questions and being able to articulate them as a personal philosophy can help you focus your efforts, give you a rubric by which to assess your effectiveness, and help identify opportunities for growth and improvement.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “What Drives and Guides Us: The Importance of Developing a Personal Philosophy of Librarianship,” on Wed., July 26, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar will discuss the importance of having a philosophy of librarianship, how our philosophies guide our work, and what resources can help librarians begin to explore and articulate their own specific philosophies.

By the end of this webinar, participants will learn:
-What a philosophy of librarianship is and what it should entail.
-Why it is important and helpful to have a philosophy of librarianship.
-How philosophies of librarianship can be tailored to specific types of libraries, positions, and/or specific communities.
-About the different resources available for developing and articulating their own personal philosophies of librarianship.

Who Should Attend: All librarians and library leaders

Presenter: Brandy R. Horne, Instruction/Reference Librarian; Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, Aiken, South Carolina

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29
Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm
Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

LLAMA Webinar: Library Space Planning — Using Knowledge Management Principles for Success

Posted June 30, 2017 by freuland
Categories: Uncategorized

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Library Space Planning — Using Knowledge Management Principles for Success,” on Wed., July 19, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar will present change management approaches using proven library planning methodologies: problem solving, measuring project attributes, recognizing and discriminating between contingencies, and other related workflow operations.

Change management is one of LLAMA’s 14 Foundational Leadership Competencies.

By the end of this webinar, participants will understand how to use knowledge management strategies to:

-Develop social capital
-Measure communities of practice
-Measure project attributes
-Use emotional intelligence methods for planning and operating library services

Who Should Attend:  All librarians or library leaders interested in effective library space planning.

Presenter:
Alexander Cohen, MLS
Principal,  Aaron Cohen Associates
Croton-on-Hudson, New York

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small do

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

LLAMA Webinar: “Emotional Intelligence and Library Leadership”

Posted June 6, 2017 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

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 and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Emotional Intelligence and Library Leadership,” at 1:30 – 3 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, August 23. Join us to learn about the four elements of the emotional intelligence framework (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management), and how their component parts play a critical role in effective library leaders.

After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

– Clearly understand the concepts underlying emotional intelligence
– Define the four elements of emotional intelligence and how they apply to leadership
– Develop personal strategies for increasing your own emotional intelligence
– Understand how you can apply emotional intelligence to become a better library leader

This webinar will help participants increase their competency in emotional intelligence, one of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

Who Should Attend: Library leaders at all levels who want an introduction to emotional intelligence; those wanting to know how to develop their emotional intelligence skills

Presenter: Jason Martin, associate dean, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

In the Member Spotlight – Tyler Dzuba

Posted May 22, 2017 by kward
Categories: LLAMA Updates, News

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 with similar interests. To see yourself in the spotlight, just send an email to the Membership Committee with some basic information. A member of the committee will then follow up with you. It only takes a minute and the committee would love to hear from you.

LLAMA Webinar: Evidence-based Advocacy at National, State and Local Levels

Posted May 15, 2017 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

Tags: ,

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 National, State and Local Levels,” on Wed., June 7, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). Join us to discover how evidence-based advocacy can help your library and how it can be applied on a national, state and local level for all types of libraries.

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

-Understand the process of policy making and how advocacy can influence that process.
-Be able to articulate a strategy for gathering and communicating evidence to decision makers.
-Identify national standards, statistics, and scholarship that contextualize local information.
-Understand the importance of data collecting and reporting as they relate to library advocacy
-Discover ongoing activities for data collection and reporting to reflect the 21st Century library
-Learn to articulate two strategies for collecting and reporting data

This webinar will help participants increase their competency in evidence-based decision making, one of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

Who Should Attend: All librarians wanting to improve their ability to advocate on behalf of their libraries at a local, state or federal level.

Presenters: Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Bob Dugan, Dean of Libraries, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

Registration: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small do

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.