Archive for March 2012

ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards Application Deadline Extended to April 3

March 29, 2012

Due to a significant number of inquiries about the awards, the deadline for application has been extended from March 30 to April 3.  This will be the last extension so please be sure to complete your application. Entry forms and official guidelines may be found at: or Any library interior design project, small […]

LLAMA Candidates for ALA Councilor-at-large:

March 27, 2012

 Steven K. Bowers, Director, DALNET, Detroit, MI Nicholas H. Buron, Associate Director, Central Library, Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, NY Peggy Cadigan, Associate State Librarian for Innovation & Communication, New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ  Jenifer Cabangan Canezal, School Librarian/Library Media Specialist, Department of Education, U S Virgin Islands, St Thomas Min Chou, Reference Librarian/Associate […]

ALA Elections Now Open

March 27, 2012

Contact: JoAnne Kempf Office of ALA Governance 312-280-3212 For Immediate Release March 5, 2012 Your guide to the 2012 ALA elections As the American Library Association (ALA) gears up for its 2012 elections, an electronic election guide has been created to help inform members about the candidates and the election process. “Your Guide to […]

LLAMA Volunteer Opportunities Now Available

March 26, 2012

LLAMA and its sections work to meet the needs of our members and profession, and we need your talent and ideas! There are volunteer opportunities at both the LLAMA-wide level and in each of the sections: Buildings and Equipment (BES) Fundraising and Financial Development (FRFDS) Human Resources (HRS) Library Organization and Management (LOMS) Measurement, Assessment, […]

Deadline Revised: AIA/ALA Library Buildings Award seeks Jury Applicants

March 26, 2012

 The Buildings and Equipment Section (BES) Library Building Awards Committee of The Library Administration and Management Association (LLAMA) is seeking nominations and applications for jurors for the 2013 Library Buildings Award competition. Jointly sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the prestigious biennial awards recognize distinguished accomplishments in […]

LLAMA preconference explores issues in leadership

March 21, 2012

Are you ready to lead? In these turbulent times, well trained leaders are in demand more than ever. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “What is Leadership?” a half-day preconference, on Fri., June 22 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Anaheim. This preconference will outline a […]

ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards Scheduled

March 20, 2012

The ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards will be presented Sun., June 24 during the annual meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in Anaheim, Calif. This biennial competition honors excellence in library interior design, and promotes examples of extraordinary design reflected through innovative concepts. Award winners will demonstrate excellence in aesthetics, design creativity, function, and […]

John F. Helmer wins 2012 Hugh C. Atkinson Award

March 8, 2012

CHICAGO — John F. Helmer, executive director of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, has been named the 2012 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Helmer will receive a cash award and citation at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24,2012 at the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Award Ceremony, during the ALA Annual Conference […]

John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award submissions due Mar. 15

March 5, 2012

Have you had success with a library marketing campaign? If so, share your story– and you could win $10,000 for your library. The H.W. Wilson Foundation, Library Leadership & Management Association, a division of ALA, and EBSCO Publishing are excited to announce that chances to win a John Cotton Dana (JCD) Award have increased tremendously. […]

Reminder: ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards Submission Deadline is March 30!

March 5, 2012

The ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards are biennial awards which honor excellence in library interior design and promote examples of extraordinary design reflected through innovative concepts. These awards are co-sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Award winners demonstrate excellence in aesthetics, design creativity, function, and satisfaction of […]