New Webinars from LLAMA’s Sections

If you missed any of these excellent programs sponsored by LLAMA’s sections at the Annual Conference in New Orleans, here’s your chance to experience them as live webinars.

“Learning Spaces: cost-effective innovation”
Sponsored by LLAMA’s Buildings and Equipment Section (BES)
July 20, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Central Time

Presenters: Alexander Cohen, Librarian and Space Planner; Loriene Roy, Professor, University of Texas, Austin

Description: To develop library learning space with limited resources, it is essential to understand the basic facility requirements for collections, staff, users, programs, meetings, and social spaces. This workshop addresses the changes that have to take place so that the library building can provide dynamic learning spaces. Emphasis will be placed upon recycling existing facilities and developing new services. We will stress methods to develop welcoming learning environments that patrons will want to visit and use.

“Succession Planning and Leadership Development: Are you ready?”
Sponsored by LLAMA’s Systems and Services Section (SASS)
July 27, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Central Time

Presenters: Dr. Paula M. Singer, President, Singer Group; Laurie Sundborg, Interim CEO, Tulsa City-County Library; Shauna McConnell, Director of Human Resources, Tulsa City-County Library

Description: According to research conducted by the Library Journal, 40% of the nations librarians will have retired by the end of this decade. Libraries have to make sure they are ready. Demand for service is increasing as budgets are decreasing. As key staff leave at an ever increasing rate it becomes critical to strategically plan how library resources will be used to train and develop staff in order to fill the gaps. Are you ready???

“Return on Investment in a Tough Economy – Defining the Value of the Academic Library”
Sponsored by LLAMA’s Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section (MAES)
Sept 14, 2011, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Central Time

Presenters:  Irene Herold, Dean of the Library, Mason Library, Keene State College; Jon Cawthorne, Associate University Librarian, Public Services, Office of the University Librarian, O’Neill Library, Boston College

Description: Highlights how academic libraries apply return on investment (ROI) principles to demonstrate their value and impact on users and justify the expense during challenging economic times. Casey, Lim, and Herold will explain the application of Triple (people, planet, and profit) Bottom Line Accounting (TBLA) to ROI while providing a case study of TBLA in action.

LLAMA member: $49
Non-LLAMA member $59
LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199*
Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239*
(*For group webinar registrations only one name/login is required)

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