Archive for May 2013

AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Announced – Celebrating 50 years!

May 31, 2013

In honor of the 50th anniversary, The American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have selected six recipients to receive the 2013 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards.  Biennially, representatives from ALA and AIA gather to celebrate the finest examples of library design by architects licensed in the U.S. The awards will be […]

Annual Conference: Conversations with members of the ALA Community

May 29, 2013

From Maureen Sullivan, ALA President At this year’s ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, we are holding the first in a series of kitchen-table type conversations with ALA members and conference attendees about their aspirations for ALA as their professional community.  These conversations are a step in the process of making ALA an innovation space where […]

New Member Spotlight

May 23, 2013

Janice Flug, Library and Management Consultant, and currently Interim Department Head of Metadata Services at University of Maryland, College Park; is featured in this month’s Member Spotlight.  You can read about Janice at here. Each month the Membership Committee features a new member in the Member Spotlight.  It’s a great way for you to you […]

LLAMA webinar will explore leadership and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

May 21, 2013

Is there one personality type that makes the best library leaders? And what if you don’t happen to be that type? The reality is that almost any personality type can develop into an effective library leader by understanding themselves and the people they work with. The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Library […]

LLAMA/NMRT Call for Proposals for ALA Annual Conference

May 14, 2013

LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for “Discussion Starters” at its meeting at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. A Discussion Starter is a short and informal presentation that aims to provide a starting point for lively conversations. We look for enthusiastic Discussion Starters to share their experience (it […]

Volunteer as an ALA Ambassador at Conference

May 8, 2013

Recruitment and placement of volunteers interested in joining the 2013 ALA Annual Conference Ambassador Program is now underway, and I’m hoping you will be interested in joining us. If you have already attended a minimum of three ALA Annual conferences and will be at the conference in Chicago between June 28-July 1, 2013, please consider […]

Call for webinar proposals for Fall 2013

May 7, 2013

Do you have a good idea for a webinar topic?  Now you can share your expertise and reach a wide audience by presenting a LLAMA webinar. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) is now accepting webinar proposals for Sept. – Dec. 2013.  All interested presenters or program organizers are encouraged to submit proposals.  Webinar […]

Diane Bruxvoort elected President-elect of the Library Leadership and Management Association

May 6, 2013

May 3, 2013 – The Library Leadership and Management Association announced today that Diane Bruxvoort has been elected as president-elect. She is Senior Associate Dean at the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, Florida. After hearing of her election, Bruxvoort said, “LLAMA is a great cross-section of professionals in the world of libraries […]