Archive for the ‘LLAMA Updates’ category

NEW LLAMA Officers Elected

April 18, 2017

The Library Leadership and Management Association announced today that Lynn Hoffman has been elected as the new President-elect. She is the Director of Operations for the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Upon hearing of her election, Hoffman said, “I am delighted to be able to serve as President-Elect during […]

Position: Library Leadership Training Consultant

April 7, 2017

  Description: The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks a consultant to develop a series of online leadership and management skills training courses based on LLAMA’s recently adopted 14 Library Leadership Competencies. This program is intended to help increase participants’ overall competence in library leadership. The […]

In the Member Spotlight

March 2, 2017

Felicia Wilson, Assistant Director of Collections & Technology at the Nashville Public Library, is featured in the latest Member Spotlight. You can read about Felicia 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 […]

LLAMA Webinar series expands communication skills beyond speaking and writing

February 16, 2017

Most people tend to think of speaking and writing when they hear the term communication skills. However, those are only two of the skills librarians need to effectively communicate with their users, colleagues, and stakeholders.  Increasingly, professionals choose to utilize visual design skills to communicate information and ideas more clearly and efficiently. The Library Leadership […]

LLAMA Webinar will explore how to sustain change after the excitement wears off

February 7, 2017

Change management is more than just a buzzword in libraries these days. For many library leaders it has become a way of life requiring not only the ability to create change, but the ability to sustain a culture of innovation and change long-term.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Are we there […]

2017 LLAMA Board Call for Nominations

November 29, 2016

The LLAMA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations of potential candidates for three offices for the 2017 ALA/LLAMA election: President-Elect, three-year term: President-Elect 2017-18, President 2018-19, and Past President in 2019-20 Division Councilor, three-year term: 2017-20 Director-at-Large, two-year term: 2017-19 (note this is a new position dependent on approval of the proposed bylaws) For information about […]

LLAMA Special Election Opens

November 16, 2016

The special election to vote on a proposed set of LLAMA bylaws is now open. To access the ballot, you must login onto ALA Connect with your ALA login/password. The ballot will appear as a post under the My Divisions tab and includes both the current and proposed bylaws. The election will remain open until […]

Now accepting webinar proposals

October 26, 2016

From Terry McQuown, Chair, LLAMA Continuing Education Development Committee: The Library Leadership and Management Association is now accepting proposals for its highly regarded webinar series.  All interested presenters or program organizers are encouraged to submit proposals. You do not need to be member to submit a proposal. Our webinars reach a wide range of library […]

Call for 2017 Annual Conference Program Proposals

October 4, 2016

Hello LLAMA members! As the chair of LLAMA’s Program Committee, I’m proud to support LLAMA’s tradition of providing high quality programs on a wide range of topics related to library leadership and management. But we couldn’t do it without the participation of our members, so I am inviting you to submit a program proposal for […]

LLAMA Webinar Highlights the Nuts and Bolts of Supervision

October 4, 2016

Are you a new or aspiring library manager? Do you have questions about your role and responsibilities but aren’t comfortable asking your employer? Are you unsure how to handle unmotivated employees, absent management, or patrons who blur the line of legally acceptable conduct? Get answers to these questions and more when The Library Leadership and […]