Position: Library Leadership Training Consultant


Description: The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks a consultant to develop a series of online leadership and management skills training courses based on LLAMA’s recently adopted 14 Library Leadership Competencies. This program is intended to help increase participants’ overall competence in library leadership. The first year of this multiyear project will act as a pilot program and will consist of the development and delivery of two-to-three courses.

Courses will:

  • Support LLAMA’s brand as a provider of high quality leadership education for library professionals
  • Provide a model for future course development that is affordable and easily accessed by a larger number of students than most available library leadership programs
  • Be asynchronous and self-paced
  • Serve both LLAMA members and non-members

About the LLAMA Leadership Competencies:

LLAMA has developed definitive competencies for library leaders and managers across roles, career stages and library types. The LLAMA Board of Directors recently approved 14 foundational competencies that will guide LLAMA’s professional development activities and will give individual practitioners a common set of concepts and definitions that can be used for personal leadership and management development, benchmarking and evaluation.

About LLAMA:

The mission of the Library Leadership and Management Association is to advance outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders.


Candidate will be paid on a per course basis for development and delivery.


  • Proven success with design and delivery of online courses and library leadership training
  • Familiarity with online learning concepts and best practices
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field such as organizational development, organizational psychology, library and information science (IMLS), or related field
  • Preferred experience with multiple types of libraries including public and academic

This position will report to the LLAMA Continuing Education Program Officer.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume/CV, links to any previous relevant work, and a broad estimate of your course development fees to:

Fred Reuland
LLAMA Continuing Education Program Officer

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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