Archive for April 2013

LLAMA’s Essential Guide to Staff Development Updated

April 30, 2013

 Since its original publication more than two decades ago, “Staff Development: A Practical Guide” from the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) has remained a respected handbook for supporting one of libraries’ most important assets: their human resources. Staff development and training are not only important but essential to ensure that libraries meet new challenges […]

LLAMA Presents A Night of Laughs at Chicago’s Second City

April 30, 2013

Since 1959, The Second City has established itself as a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. Join the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) for a night of improv comedy at the theatre that launched the careers of such comic greats as Tina Fey, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda […]

2013 LLAMA Candidates for ALA Councilor-at-large

April 18, 2013

Ismail Abdullahi, Associate Professor, North Carolina Central University, School Of Library and Information Sciences, Durham, NC Frank Alan Bruno, Library Director, Dorchester County Library, St. George, SC Peggy Cadigan , Associate State Librarian, New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ Min Chou, Librarian I/Web Coordinator, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ Cynthia Czesak, Library Director, […]

John Cotton Dana public relations awards announced

April 17, 2013

April 17, 2013 CHICAGO — Eight libraries were selected for the 2013 John Cotton Dana Award, honoring outstanding library public relations and marketing with a $10,000 award and plaque.  This award has been given continuously since 1946 and is sponsored by EBSCO, the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a […]

Chicago Preconference Helps Improve Your Marketing

April 16, 2013

Learn from experts, share with peers and have fun at “The Expert Marketing Clinic.”  This half-day preconference will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm., in conjunction with the American Library Association (ALA) 2013 annual conference in Chicago. It is sponsored by the Library Leadership and Management Association Public […]

LLAMA preconference will tour Mansueto Library at University of Chicago

April 15, 2013

The Library Leadership and Management Association Buildings and Equipment Section (LLAMA-BES) will offer a private guided tour of the new Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago, on Friday, June 28, from noon to 4:00 pm. This tour will take place in conjunction with the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago. […]

LLAMA webinar will feature Elliott Shore discussing change management

April 5, 2013

Change has become a way of life for librarians due to technology and the ever-changing information needs of our users. How do we as library managers and leaders handle change effectively and efficiently for ourselves and those we lead, while ensuring that good communication is maintained throughout the process? The Library Leadership & Management Association […]

LLAMA Launches “Member Spotlight”

April 4, 2013

The LLAMA Membership Committee has created a new feature on the website, the LLAMA Member Spotlight.  Each month a new member will be featured in the spotlight. LLAMA is fortunate to have a diverse membership – new librarians, directors, HR professionals, architects, fundraisers, and more –  and creating a space where members could meet their […]

New ALA Leadership Institute Announced, Applications Available

April 3, 2013

The online application form is available for the inaugural ALA Leadership Institute, Leading to the Future.  This four-day leadership development program for future library leaders will take place August 12-15, 2013, at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL, outside of Chicago.  Participants will earn about 30 hours of continuing education contact hours.  Inclusion […]