Archive for the ‘News’ category

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 […]

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 Board Adopts Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

February 10, 2017

At the recent ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the LLAMA Board of Directors adopted the following statement as a reaffirmation of the organization’s values and aspirations in the current political climate: LLAMA Board of Directors Statement on Libraries and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, January 20, 2017 On this Inauguration Day, the Library Leadership and Management […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]