Archive for April 2015

Library Space Planning: a Preconference from LLAMA

April 30, 2015

Orchestrating the library space planning process is ever more important. As libraries change from depositories to activity centers, the spaces and furniture in them are changing and becoming increasingly more flexible. “Building Blocks for Library Space Planning – From Vision to Paper” (LLA2) starts attendees off with ‘big picture visioning’ and ends with practical advice […]

LLAMA Webinar Explores Time Management for New Managers

April 29, 2015

If you are new to library management or managing staff, you might be surprised to discover that your old tried and true methods for managing your time aren’t working as well as you need them to. In that case, It may be time for a time management overhaul!   The Library Leadership and Management Association […]

LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Barbara Stripling

April 27, 2015

  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present “Leadership Lessons Learned,” a free webinar featuring Barbara Stripling, on May 13, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. This is part in an ongoing series of webinars featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries. Stripling will draw particularly […]

Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part (a LLAMA Preconference)

April 24, 2015

As Director positions open up, is the next generation of leaders ready to assume those positions and transform the libraries in their community? Have you wondered how to reach that new level in your career or what it takes to become an effective new library director? In this full-day preconference, new library directors will detail […]

2015 John Cotton Dana Awards Announced

April 22, 2015

CHICAGO — This year the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards website received 77 entries, and as in years past, the judges had many inspiring, thoughtful and exceptionally well-executed  entries to choose from, making their job of selecting the eight winners very challenging.  It is always impressive to see how all types and sizes […]

LLAMA Webinar Presents a New Approach to Strategic Planning

April 20, 2015

  Strategic planning:  from groans to eye-rolls, the words alone are enough to elicit a range of responses from most librarians—not many of them positive.  All too often the experience is cumbersome and results in plans that are too long, too complex, and have little impact on work.  Instead of road maps for success, they […]

LLAMA Presents Timely Pre-conferences at Annual Conference in San Francisco

April 15, 2015

Space planning, career development and library renovations are all part of the pre-Annual Conference offerings in San Francisco from the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). Registration is through the ALA Annual Conference site. Enter special code “LLAMA2015” if you are a LLAMA member to get the LLAMA price. Building Blocks for Library Space Planning […]

LLAMA Career Institute: “Mind Over Matter — Sustainable Success for Library Leaders”

April 6, 2015

Do you have days on the job – even the job you love – when it feels like a pressure cooker? Faced with a demanding schedule, an impossibly long “to do” list, and staff and patrons and board members who need your attention, you feel drained, frazzled, ineffective, and less than the leader you truly […]

Six Recipients Selected for the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

April 6, 2015

The American Library Association (ALA) and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected six recipients to receive the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. The awards, managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), encourage excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries […]