Archive for the ‘Leadership’ category

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Build Your Emotional Intelligence with the 2017 LLAMA Midwinter Career Institute

September 8, 2016

Introvert or extrovert?  Which one are you?  And does it really matter in the workplace as long as you are smart and work hard?  The reality is that most people possess some characteristics associated with both personality types, though often with a strong tendency in one direction.  And yes, those traits can have a big […]

LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature R. David Lankes

August 31, 2016

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring R. David Lankes, Sept. 14, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. Lankes will talk about his personal perspective on successful leadership.  He is the director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library & Information Science, […]

LLAMA project management webinar helps you work smarter

August 12, 2016

The very term “project management” can send shivers down the spine of even the most experienced librarian. Fortunately, there are now a variety of new ways to approach project-based work in a systematic and effective way. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Work Smart: Applying Project Management Techniques to Library Projects ,” […]