Archive for the ‘Leadership’ category

LLAMA Webinar Explores Evidence-Based Advocacy for Public Libraries

October 4, 2017

If you have ever wondered how to tell the story of your library’s impact on your community and on individuals in the most effective way, look no further. The answer is by sharing the evidence. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Evidence-Based Advocacy for Public Libraries,” on Wed., October 25, at 1:30 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]