Archive for the ‘ALA Updates’ category

LLAMA Webinar: The MOU – Your Blueprint for Managing Collaborative Projects

September 26, 2017

As libraries collaborate more and more on projects with outside partners, it’s crucial that the process go smoothly for all parties and that expectations are made clear beforehand. A memorandum of understanding (MOA) is often the best way to assure this. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “The MOU: Your Blueprint for […]

LLAMA Webinar Explores 21st Century Library Ethics

September 26, 2017

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 […]

LLAMA Webinar Offers Keys to Coaching and Supervising Employees

September 8, 2017

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 […]

2018 ALA Emerging Leader Application Available

August 17, 2017

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 […]

LLAMA Webinar: “Emotional Intelligence and Library Leadership”

June 6, 2017

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 […]

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

May 15, 2017

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 […]

2017 PR XChange Awards Announced

May 8, 2017

The PR XChange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s PR XChange Awards Competition.  The PR XChange Committee is charged with coordinating the annual awards competition, under the direction of the Public Relations and Marketing Community of Practice, Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). Over 390 entries in print and electronic formats […]

LLAMA Webinar: “Signs of the future: Using Digital Signage in Your Library”

May 1, 2017

The days of posting important announcements on a library bulletin board and hoping someone might see them are ending. Today’s digital signage offers many more visible and effective options. Using technologies such as LCD, LED, projection, and tablets to display content as digital images, video, streaming media, and other formats, digital signage can be found […]

John Cotton Dana Award Winners Announced

April 24, 2017

April 21, Chicago, IL — 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 HW Wilson Foundation.  The following winners will be celebrated June 25 at an open reception sponsored by EBSCO during […]

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 […]