Archive for March 2016

LLAMA webinar presents best practices for communicating your library’s value

March 28, 2016

As library professionals, it’s easy for you and your hardworking staff to understand the value of your library.  But, convincing your stakeholders of that can be another challenge altogether. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “The Value Dilemma: Key Components Used to Express Worth to Leadership,” on Wed., April 13, at 1:30 […]

Dana Award Deadline Extended

March 23, 2016

The application deadline for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD) has been extended to April 1.  The online form and application instructions can be found at: The award, managed by the LLAMA Public Relations and Marketing Section, honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be granted by the H.W. Wilson Foundation, and […]

LLAMA webinar presents new tactics to keep employees engaged

March 22, 2016

Now that you finally have that nearly perfect staff in place, your work is almost done, right? Well, maybe not. Keeping your employees engaged and motivated can be an even bigger challenge. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present: “Engaging Employees in the Library: Keep the Energy Going!” on Wed., April 6, at […]

ALA/LLAMA Election Open

March 17, 2016

As a LLAMA member you can directly impact the future of your division through your vote, and we encourage all members to vote in the annual election.  Please see the election homepage for ALA Council and division candidate information, and if you are section member, please be sure to complete your section ballots as well. […]

2016 Annual Conference Schedule Available

March 8, 2016

The preliminary Annual Conference schedule is now available. Please see for the complete list of programs, preconferences and special events.

LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature makerspace expert Steve Teeri

March 2, 2016

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring Steve Teeri, Mar. 16, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. Teeri is a library technician in the IT department of the Ann Arbor District Library, where he manages the Secret Lab (, and contributes to the overall level of […]