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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 […]

Reminder – ALA Leadership Inst Applications Due April 13

April 6, 2017

Applications for the 2017 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 7-10, Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois) will be accepted through April 13, 2017. Building on the success of the past ALA Leadership Institutes, the four-day immersive leadership development program for 40 mid-career librarians will be led again by ALA Past-President Maureen Sullivan and […]

2017 ALA Leadership Institute Application Open

February 17, 2017

The application process for the 2017 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 7-10, Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois) is now open, with applications accepted through April 13, 2017. Building on the success of the past ALA Leadership Institutes, the four-day immersive leadership development program for 40 mid-career librarians will be led again by […]

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 […]

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 helps you plan an ecologically sustainable library

September 19, 2016

Library communities and stakeholders are increasingly placing a high value on the ecological sustainability of their facilities and programs.  For library directors and managers, the question often is, “Where do I start?”  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Creating Sustainable Libraries and Programs,” on Wed., Nov. 30, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm […]

ALA Call for Cmt Volunteers

September 14, 2016

James (Jim) G. Neal, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and two joint committees for the 2017-2018 term (terms start on July 1, 2017). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities, and experience in working on specific association topics. The online committee volunteer […]

LLAMA Webinar Series Explores Using Data for Decision Making and Strategic Planning

September 14, 2016

Do you sometimes feel like you’ve been left behind in a world driven by ever-increasing amounts of data?  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the LLAMA Assessment Section will present “What’s Your Story?” a series of three webinars for librarians who want to develop better skills for using data to facilitate decision making […]