2019 program proposal forms now available — Due August 31

Posted June 19, 2018 by freuland
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Hello fellow LLAMA members,

In my interaction with so many valuable and wonderful LLAMA members, I remain amazed at all the expertise, knowledge and experience present in our membership. Please consider sharing your wisdom and representing our important organization by submitting a program proposal for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

LLAMA invites its committees, communities of practice, discussion groups, individual members, and non-members, to consider submitting program proposals for the conference. Program proposals are submitted through a centralized ALA submission site: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=SKJSWSLA 

From the link, you will be redirected to a page asking you to log in with your ALA ID/Password, or you may click on “create a new account.”  Please choose “LLAMA” on the first screen of the submission form to have the program included in the LLAMA pool of programs being reviewed. If the proposal is coming from a LLAMA group, please indicate which one. Program proposals are due August 31, 2018.

In the Fall, the Program Committee will review proposals and select the 2019 programs. Please note that this is a competitive process and we can only select the number of programs allotted to LLAMA at the conference. We will work to provide a diverse set of programs and topics, and preference will be given to proposals that directly support LLAMA’s leadership and management competencies.

On behalf of the LLAMA Program Committee, thank you for helping LLAMA offer the very best in conference programming!

With appreciation,

Bill

William Madrow
Chair, LLAMA Program Committee

 

For more information, contact Fred Reuland, LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education, freuland@ala,org 

LLAMA webinar helps you overcome imposter syndrome at your workplace

Posted June 5, 2018 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, Mentoring, News

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Do you or someone you know, work with, or manage, have a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud at work? It may be a case of imposter syndrome.  This form of Intellectual self-doubt is a common psychological pattern in which people doubt their accomplishments and have an ongoing, often internalized, fear of being found out.  It can sometimes lead to difficulty excelling in in an area of interest, even with strong professional and personal support.  The good news is there are simple things you can learn to do to tackle impostor syndrome.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Battling Impostor Syndrome in the Workplace,” on June 13, at 1:30 pm-3:00 pm, Central Time. In this webinar, you will discover what impostor syndrome is, how people fall into it, and what strategies can combat or prevent it.

Attendees will learn:
– The markers of impostor syndrome and its causes
– How to successfully coexist with impostor syndrome
– Ways to build self-worth through the use and acceptance of compliments and positive feedback
– How impostor syndrome creates barriers to successful job hunting, interviewing, and everyday work

Our presenters: Stephanie Van Ness, Library Supervisor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona Area; Kimberly Tate-Louie, Graduate Student, SUSC Master of Management in Library and Information Science

Who should attend: anyone interested in learning about Imposter Syndrome, especially those in LLAMA’s New Professionals Community of Practice, ALA’s New Member Roundtable (NMRT), library school students, new managers, new information workers, information workers transitioning to new role, solo librarians, new or emerging leaders, and mentors.

This webinar addresses emotional intelligence, one of LLAMA’s foundational leadership competencies. It is presented by LLAMA’s New Professionals Community of Practice, and Human Resources Emerging Trends Discussion Group.

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 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 helps you understand your organizational culture

Posted May 21, 2018 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, change management, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News, Uncategorized

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What is your library’s organizational culture and why does it matter? Understanding the way people and groups in your organization interact with each other, with patrons, and with stakeholders can be the key to making positive changes and helping people adapt to them successfully. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Analyzing staff engagement and connections to understand organizational culture on Wednesday, June 6, at 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time.

This webinar will highlight the system and methodology used by Northwestern University Library to understand its organizational culture and the specific impacts of a recent restructuring, and it will show how it can be done on a smaller scale. It will also cover what was learned and how that has been applied to improve communication, build better teams, and develop a more supportive culture.

Participants will learn:

-How to conduct a social connections (network) analysis of your organization
-How to conduct a staff and user engagement survey
-How to use this data to build effective teams, leverage organizational culture, and improve communication.

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

Who Should Attend: Administrators and managers of large libraries or departments

Our presenter: Michael Perry is Head of Assessment and Planning at Northwestern University Libraries, Evanston, Illinois.

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 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 PR Xchange mailing labels now available: send your samples in!

Posted May 14, 2018 by freuland
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If you’re wondering what to do with your back inventory of calendars, brochures, flyers, postcards, annual reports or other print collateral, LLAMA’s PR Exchange may be the answer! Send in your printed promotional materials now to share with colleagues at the 2018 PR Xchange program at ALA Annual conference in New Orleans. Hundreds of conference attendees drop-in to this event each year to take home copies of PR materials from libraries across North America for their idea files. Please use the mailing labels at the link below to send quantities of at least 50 bu tno more than 100 each of your printed pieces to the convention center in advance of the PR Xchange program. Your materials will be put out for display and distribution at PR Xchange on Sunday, June 24 between 11:30 am-1:00 pm at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center—Special events area.

Click here for mailing labels.

LLAMA Webinar: Cultivating Emotional Intelligence within Your Organization

Posted May 10, 2018 by freuland
Categories: ALA Updates, Continuing Education, Events, Leadership, LLAMA Updates, Management, News

If you have ever struggled to keep a lid on your emotions when you were under pressure at work, you are not alone. Many people find that work stress contributes to feeling a loss of control and can sometimes interfere with work relationships. Improving your emotional intelligence may help you turn this around. In practical terms, emotional intelligence (IE) means learning how emotions can drive our behavior and impact other people, and learning how to manage those emotions, especially when we are under pressure.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Cultivating Emotional Intelligence within Your Organization,” on Wednesday, May 16, at 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time. This webinar will provide multiple strategies for incorporating emotional intelligence into a library culture and describes the impacts, both positive and unintended, that this can have on the organization.

Participants will learn to:

– Define emotional intelligence (EI)
– Identify strategies for building EI into an organizational culture
– Select appropriate EI strategies at their own institutions
– Recognize the potential impact and effects of building EI into an organizational culture

This webinar addresses two of LLAMA’s Foundational Leadership Competencies: emotional intelligence and team building.

Who Should Attend: Leaders, Supervisors, Managers in medium to large libraries, especially leaders engaging with a variety of staff.

Our presenters:

Christina Gola, Director of Recruitment & Organizational Learning, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, Texas

Lisa Martin, Coordinator of Outreach and Business Librarian, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, Texas

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

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 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 John Cotton Dana Award Winners Announced

Posted May 8, 2018 by freuland
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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 H.W. Wilson Foundation and will be celebrated June 24 at a reception sponsored by EBSCO Information Services during the American Library Association’s 2018 annual conference in New Orleans.

Milwaukee Public Library:  How could a library move away from the old stereotype of “shhh” and prove that the library is a modern, lively gathering spot enjoyed by people of all ages.  With a little noise – that’s how Library Loud Days were born.  Library Loud Days launched as a free, fun event series in July of 2016 with a hip-hop concert and street party at the main Central Library and ended in December 2017 with a smackdown in the stacks – a Mexican wrestling contest.

In the months following the initial launch of Library Loud, Milwaukee Public Library saw a 60% increase in library card registrations and a 20% increase in circulation.  The website, mpl.org saw a 40% increase in unique visitors. Now three out of every four Milwaukeeans are registered library users.  They’ve seen a 30% increase in program attendance, a 67% increase in database usage, and they’ve nearly doubled their social media engagement.

Rochester Public Library:  After seeing a Public Library Association conference session titled “How Two Libraries Quit Summer Reading and You Can, Too,” Rochester Public Library made the bold decision to stop their traditional summer reading program and invent something completely new. In 2017, they unveiled “Summer Playlist,” a new summer reading program to encourage more Rochester-area residents to read, explore, create, and connect. Using a combination of word-of-mouth marketing, social media strategies, and creative ad placement, involvement in the library’s summer program increased 52% over the previous year. In addition, 82% of participants gained a new skill, learned a new fact, or tried something new. The increased activity also led to 96% of participants reporting a positive experience with RPL and 53% of participants reporting learning more about their community.

San José Public Library:  In public libraries, fines can be the biggest barrier for many customers, and San José Public Library decided to do something about it. Their “2-Step Fine Forgiveness Program” was the Library’s first-ever, month-long return amnesty program. The multilingual awareness campaign was created to motivate customers who had overdue items to return them and have their late fees waived. The campaign included unique approaches to make the program welcoming to everyone and reached well over 800,000 people through social media, community outreach, and news media coverage.  In just 31 days, nearly half of all the overdue materials were returned, over 12,000 people participated, and a total of $63,846.91 in late fees were waived, restoring account access to thousands.

DC Public Library:  Technology is all around us, and DC Library wanted its community to know and take advantage of the online music, books, classes and more that DC Library provides. Many of their customers were aware of the services but had difficulty accessing them. GoDigital was a campaign to share all of the district’s excellent services, and to develop an easy to use portal where all of the digital services and products were available. From social media to staff outreach, table tents and events, DC Library successfully increased digital service use throughout the system, especially in areas where awareness was lacking.

California State University San Marcos Library:  California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is a young university wanting to connect with its vibrant community. No better way to do that than beer and libraries. Brewchive, a special collection, was born from the desire of CSUSM to share the story of the craft brewing industry and history in San Diego, increase awareness of its unique collection on craft brewing and connect the community with the library through camaraderie. CSUSM worked hand and hand with major and local breweries and brewers to create major buzz for the historical collection.  It also increased awareness through participation in a local festival, and developed marketing tools and resources, and supported the development of a certificate program in the business of brewery engineering.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library:  The Arlington Heights Memorial Library took creative inspiration from social media themes in its 2017 One Book, One Village (OBOV) community read selection, The Circle by Dave Eggers, and built #beinthecircle, a communications campaign combining traditional marketing with a heightened emphasis on social media. Key to the success of the program was using “influencer” marketing to promote the program. They identified popular local social media users to push posts about the online book discussion and library exhibit to their followers. In return, they had an impressive statistical growth over the previous year’s OBOV which included 84% more social media engagement and a remarkable 55% growth in book discussion attendance.

Kitsap Regional Library:  Kitsap Regional faced a challenge that many libraries face today; decreasing financial resources. In 2007 and 2010, Kitsap asked its region and local community to support libraries by voting on a tax levy. Both years the voters said no. Kitsap didn’t quit, they planned. Using a five-year plan, shifting the culture of the library and brand, reconnecting to the community and customers, Kitsap was ready in 2016 to ask voters to support their libraries one more time. The hard work and planning resulted in a yes vote with 65% support. Kitsap’s community has definitely become superfans of their Library.

InfOhio Digital Library:  In April 2015, legislators announced that INFOhio’s funding of digital content for PreK-12 students would be reduced by $1.1million—from $2.5M to $1.4M. INFOhio worked hard to restore the funding in 2015; however, the efforts failed. With this blow, INFOhio began investigating ways to educate Ohio legislators in a valiant attempt to reinstate funding for the next budget cycle in 2017. INFOhio’s goal would be achieved through one strategy: communication. With the creation of advocacy groups and a detailed communications schedule of weekly updates, messages, legislative visits and phone calls, #INFOhioWorks gave legislators the key ingredients to increase funding back to 2015 levels of $2.5 million.

About the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards
Inaugurated in 1946 by The American Library Association and the H.W. Wilson Publishing Company, this award is named after the first librarian to overtly make use of public relations to publicize library activities. The award is one of the most coveted and prestigious of the awards recognizing marketing and public relations excellence. The award selection is managed by the Buidlings and Equipment Community of Practice of the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association.

LLAMA Announces 2018 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award Winners

Posted May 8, 2018 by freuland
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The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA),  and The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Library Interior Design Awards. The biennial Library Interior Design Awards recognize achievement in library interior design aesthetics, creativity, and function.

“Libraries have long served as institutions for the public to be inspired, educated, and even entertained at times,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “Together with ALA, we’re pleased to honor innovative library interiors that are designed to help us forge a connection with the past, engage us in an exploration of the future, and guide us in our lifelong pursuit of knowledge.”

Entries were judged by a panel of interior design professionals, including Stasia Czech Suleiman, IIDA, NCIDQ, vice president/senior project interior designer, HOK; Jeannette Lenear Peruchini, IIDA, LEED AP, associate director and interior practice leader, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jessica N. Kayongo, J.D., M.A., sociology librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame; and Mindy Sorg, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, RID, associate and senior interior designer, OPN Architects.

“It is an honor to recognize innovative library interiors that exemplify excellence and will truly stand the test of time,” said Sorg, on behalf of the jurors. “The submissions we received successfully balanced stunning aesthetics with impressive levels of functionality. However, the category winners went above and beyond with thoughtful innovations in library spaces.”

The winners of the 2018 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards are:

Academic Libraries – Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Project: Tecnológico de Monterrey New Main Library, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MXFirm: Sasaki, Watertown, Massachusetts, US
Project: Alfred R. Goldstein Library, Sarasota, Florida, US
Firm: Shepley Bulfinch, Boston, Massachusetts, US

Outstanding Historic Renovation
Project: Beyazit State Library, Istanbul,TR
Firm: Tabanlioglu Architects, Istanbul, TR

Public Libraries – 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Project: Columbia Heights Library, Columbia Heights, Minnesota, US
Firm: HGA Architects and Engineers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Project: Columbus Metropolitan Library: Northside Branch, Columbus, Ohio, US
Firm: NBBJ, Seattle, Washington, US

Public Libraries – Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Project: Austin Central Library, Austin, Texas, US
Firm: Shepley Bulfinch, Boston, Massachusetts, US

Special Libraries – 30,000 sq. ft. and under
Project: Hedrick Study at University of California, Los Angeles, California, US
Firm: Johnson Favaro, Culver City, California, US

Single Space
Project: Moelis Family Grand Reading Room, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Firm: Gensler, Washington, District of Columbia, US

The Best of Competition winner will be announced at the ALA Annual Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 23, 2018, where all of the competition winners will be celebrated. Winning projects will be featured in Contract and American Libraries magazines, as well as on the IIDA and LLAMA websites, and social media platforms.

For more information, contact Fred Reuland, LLAMA program officer, at freuland@ala.org, or Liz Moran, IIDA design awards director, at lmoran@iida.org.


LLAMA Webinar: Sustain Your Library Through Relationship Building and Community Engagement

Posted April 16, 2018 by freuland
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A question on every library leader’s mind these days is how do I keep my library relevant?  One of the most important ways is by establishing and nurturing community relationships that can advance your strategic initiatives.  But how do you determine which relationships are the most valuable? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Building Strategic Relationships to Sustain Community Engagement,”on Wednesday, May 2, at 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time. This webinar will explore what it takes to build productive relationships that align with your organizational priorities and are as valuable as the effort they require.

Participants will:
– Understand that relationships should be strategic and require skills and behaviors to sustain them
– Use a tool to analyze current relationships (reality check) about whether value aligns to effort
– Act decisively to address relationships that are not producing value equivalent to the level of effort
– Articulate what the library brings to and expects from relationships
– Employ strategies entering into strategic relationships that will advance future initiatives

This webinar addresses two of LLAMA’s Foundational Leadership Competencies: Communication Skills, and Collaboration and Partnerships.

Who Should Attend: Library staff that seek to create (or end) organizational and individual relationships within their communities that leverage investments in services and programs toward successful outcomes and impacts.

Our presenters: 

Cheryl Gould, Principal, Learning Facilitator, Fully Engaged Libraries, Petaluma, California is a learning facilitator and training consultant who believes in the transformative role libraries can play in their communities.  Cheryl’s professional role is to help libraries with the culture shift required to move from an institution that provides access to resources to one that promotes conversation, learning and engagement at all levels.  Cheryl’s ability to connect people and ideas, to facilitate conversation and to enhance learning has been demonstrated through 23 years of working with libraries in thousands of hours of consulting, mentoring and training.  Her work is a synergy of her background in Anthropology, her passion for learning crossed with current developments in neuroscience and her involvement with Applied Improvisation to create cultures of “Yes, And”.
http://fullyengagedlibraries.com/

Sam McBane Mulford, strategist at Ideation Collaborative has consulted with libraries as well as other public and not for profit agencies for over twenty years. Her design career has been focused in strategic initiatives, process design and facilitation, and creating environments that empower organizations to achieve their vision and goals.
Sam brings inquisitiveness and a risk-embracing attitude to work and life – and her mom swears her first word was “Why?”  Once answers reveal themselves, she’s committed to helping libraries develop strategic perspective through dialogue around “What if, What then, How might we?”
sam@strategicimp.com.

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 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.

New LLAMA Officers Elected

Posted April 13, 2018 by freuland
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The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced today that Anne Moore has been elected as the new President-elect. She is the Dean of the J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Upon hearing of her election, Moore said, “I am extremely humbled and excited simultaneously to represent the current and potential members of LLAMA as we continue charting our path with the other divisions and ALA as a whole toward a bright future that meets the needs of librarians and libraries in all settings. As leaders, the members of LLAMA are taking the initiative to build a new organization that will be collaborative, open, visionary, and passionate about our values. I look forward to working with all of you!”  Moore will begin her term as president-elect in June 2018 and will become LLAMA President in 2019.

Also elected was Audrey Barbakoff as Director-at-Large. She is Community Engagement and Economic Development Manager at King County Library System in Issaquah, Washington.  Asked about her reaction to her election, Barbakoff said, “When I was a new (and terrified!) manager, LLAMA connected me to a community of experienced, confident leaders. At every step of my leadership journey, LLAMA has continued to provide a community of learning and support. I’m honored to be able to give back by serving on the board.”  Barbakoff will begin her term in June 2018.

 

 

John Cotton Dana Award Deadline Extended to March 30

Posted March 26, 2018 by freuland
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The deadline for submission for the 2018 John Cotton Dana Awards for Library Public Relations has been extended to March 30.  Information about these awards and award applications are available at https://ebsco.fluidreview.com/.