LLAMA announces speakers for new thought leaders webinar series

CHICAGO — What makes a great library leader?  As libraries change rapidly, the old rules may not apply anymore.  In fact, the best leaders today are often those who defy tradition and embrace innovation.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present a series of free webinars featuring successful leaders from all types and sizes of libraries sharing their unique and innovative approaches to library leadership.

All webinars in this series are 12:00 – 1 p.m. Central Time, and will feature a presentation followed by Q&A from the audience.


May 13  Barbara Stripling, ALA immediate past President, Syracuse University

July 15   Pilar Martinez, Deputy CEO, Edmonton Public Library (2014 LJ Library of the year)

Sept. 16   Jason Griffey, Founder & Principal, Evenly Distributed LLC

Nov. 12  Rebekkah Smith Aldrich ,  Mid Hudson Library System (New York) , LJ Mover & Shaker and Library Sustainability Expert


Jan. 13    Matthew Winner, Teacher Librarian, Howard County Maryland (LJ Mover  Shaker and White House Champion of Change)

Mar. 16   Steve Teeri, Anne Arbor Library District, MI, Creator of HYPE Makerspace, Detroit

May 18  Tod Colegrove and Tara Radniecki, University of Nevada , Reno

For more information:  http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-thought-leaders-free-series-conversational-webinars-highlighting-innovative-ideas-and

For questions about this series or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

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