LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association) Division
The ICAM conference (described below) might be a good fit for anyone looking to share library management research.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts for the 2015 International Conferences on Advances in Management (ICAM) and Social Intelligence (ICSI) July 22-25, 2015, Boston, MA.
The ICAM program theme focuses on recent advances in the theory and research in management and administration. The ICSI program theme focuses on advances in the theory, research, and practice in emotional, social, and cognitive intelligences.
The meeting is organized around ten tracks and features competitive and invited paper sessions, symposia, and workshops designed to share ideas and research findings. Innovative sessions are encouraged, as are research and theory targeted toward practitioners.
Our annual scholarly journal, Current Topics in Management (Vol. 19, Transaction Publishers) will publish some papers from the conference. People who are not able to participate in the conference are invited to send their full papers to firstname.lastname@example.org as attached files. All papers must be prepared according to the APA style guide and will be double-blind reviewed.
Submissions should be a 1200-1500 word summary of a paper and/or a proposal for a symposium(s). Each submission should include the name, affiliation, phone, fax, and email of each author. Symposium proposals must include a statement of objectives and a two-page summary of each presentation.
Full details are available here: http://icam1990.com/2015-conference/call-for-papers/
Honor an outstanding public librarian by submitting a nomination for the Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award!
The award is presented by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA) and consists of $1250 in travel funds for attending the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.
The award recognizes a public librarian who has performed outstanding business reference service and whose attendance at the conference is not fully funded by their institution.
The complete eligibility requirements are available at the RUSA website at http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/publibsupport.
To submit a nomination, download and complete the nomination form, following the instructions on the form. See the website above for the form and more information.
Please submit nominations by DECEMBER 15, 2014, to the award committee chair:
Emerald Publishing has put together a call for proposals on the topic of library staffing for the future for the next volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization.
Call for proposals can be found here and below: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0732-0671
Libraries are dealing with unprecedented changes on several fronts: technological developments, funding difficulties, and an increasing need to prove themselves to a demanding population. These factors understandably impact library staffing. Looking toward the future, what changes can we expect to see in how libraries are staffed, how staff are trained and continue to learn, and how we will recruit and maintain staff.
The 2015 volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization will focus on the future of library staffing.
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization. The series aims to answer the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?”
It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot. Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries.
We are currently seeking proposals for the 2015 volume on staffing for the future. If you are interested in being part of this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha.email@example.com
Advances in Library Administration and Organization 2015 Volume: Staffing for the Future Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Missoula College at the University of Montana
Submission deadline for proposals: October 17, 2014 Notification of acceptance sent by November 11, 2014 Submission deadline for full chapters: January 31, 2015 Submission deadline for chapter revisions: March 30, 2015
2014 LLAMA CAREER INSTITUTE TO FEATURE 7 WRITERS AND EDITORS
Join the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) in Philadelphia to learn from seven colleagues who are writing and editing professionally. The second LLAMA Career Institute –Writing & Editing: Developing Career Skills and Building Your Professional Reputation – will be offered on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. in conjunction with ALA Midwinter Meeting.
The institute will showcase three writers – Jennifer Bartlett, Library Leadership & Management columnist; Toby Greenwalt, Public Libraries columnist and blogger; and Marta Deyrup, author and editor of six books. A panel of editors will also be featured and including Bradford Lee Eden, Library Leadership & Management editor; Beth M. Whittaker, RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage editor; Sarah Watstein and Eleanor Mitchell, Reference Services Review co-editors.
Writing or editing a professional publication is a great way to build skills and advance your career, explore a topic of interest, share your professional experiences, and showcase your knowledge for a global audience. In this half-day institute, participants will learn how the panelists began writing and editing articles and columns, what motivates and inspires these individuals, and what changes are happening in professional publications. Panelists will share their insight based on experiences and provide advice to participants on how to approach writing projects and work with publication editors.
Open to all, the LLAMA Career Institute offers a $95 discounted rate for LIS Student Members and all current and past ALA Emerging Leaders, ALA Spectrum Scholars and ALA Leadership Institute participants; $125 for Divisional Members; $175 for ALA members and Retired Members; and $275 for Non-Members. Register online at http://alamidwinter.org/register-now. Look for “Ticketed Events” and then search for LLAMA Institute.
If you library has had success with fundraising this year, you may want to consider this award:
Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award
Press Release November 5, 2013
Do you know of a library that has had a successful library financial development program? Recognize this successful project with a nomination for the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award funded by Gale Cengage, Inc.
Since 1985, The Gale Cengage Learning Award recognizes a library organization that has exhibited meritorious achievement in carrying out a library financial development project to secure alternative sources of funding. The award recognizes an innovative, creative, well-organized project which successfully developed income from alternative sources. The alternative sources may include, but are not limited to: individual gifts, foundations, endowments, "challenge" grants, and related efforts. A variety of academic, public and school libraries have been the recipient of this award which honors a financial development project garnering new funding for library services.
Former award recipients include the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Library (2013), Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation (2012), Princeton Public Library (2010), the New York University Bobst Library (1990) and the Friends of the Town of Pelham Library. The award includes $2,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation.
ALA is currently accepting nominations for theGale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/210/apply,
For the first time in 2013 ALA is accepting online nominations at http://www.ala.org/tools/gale-cengage-learning-financial-development-award-application. Nominations are to be submitted to ALA by December 1, 2013. Selection of the awardee will be made by the end of February, 2014 and announced in early March 2014. For additional information, contact Liz Bishoff, Award Jury Chair firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheryl Malden, ALA Governance Office, email@example.com
Barbara Burd, PhD
Dean of Library Services
Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons
Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
Fundraising and Financial Development Discussion Group (LLAMA-FRFDS)
Sat, June 29 04:30 pm 05:30 pm SHER-Sheraton Ballroom 1
Do you have ideas about Fundraising? Questions? Just want to know more? Attend the FRFDS Discussion group for a lively discussion on fundraising. Sample ask letters and experts will be on hand to facilitate the discussion.
LLAMA/FRFDS Fund Faire: Fundraising Incubator
Sun, June 30 03:00 pm 04:00 pm MCP-Hall A1, Special Events Area
Do you have ideas about fundraising? Would you like more information about fundraising? Come learn more at the Fund Faire: Fundraising Incubator. After a lightning introduction round a variety of experienced peers will be available to talk about successful projects and programs and provide advice on how to go forth fearlessly. Get hands-on expert advice on the care and feeding of your new fundraising ideas without ignoring the importance of fundraising and fund development fundamentals.
Presidents' Program: Standing on Marbles: Ensuring Steady Leadership in Unsteady Times (ACRL / LLAMA)by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm
Based on three decades of leadership consultation to business organizations, clinical psychologist, global pioneer of executive coaching, author and poet, Dr. Karol M. Wasylshyn, will discuss her leadership research and experiences working with senior leaders. With an eye toward the potential applicability of her findings to the challenges facing leaders in libraries of all kinds, she will describe three common patterns of leadership behavior and illustrate them through free verse or what she terms leadership vignettes. Attendees will be invited to consider their own ways of leading through this provocative use of metaphorical thought.
The ALA LLAMA BES Architecture for Public Libraries and Safety and Security Committees have been asked to develop a pre-conference for ALA Annual meeting in 2014. The topic will be: Homeless: The Library Response (working title.) It will focus on the homeless and the role of the public and academic library in meeting the needs of the homeless. A big topic but one that resonates with everyone we have spoken to.We are seeking:1. Best practices2. Examples of policies and how they were developed.3. Partnership examples with other agencies, etc.4. We want to develop a bibliography5. Differences between academic and public library6. Security7. Design responses to addressing the homeless.8. The main themes of the pre-conference will be Social, Security, Spatial and Administrative9. Persons interested in speaking or participating in the development of this important topic.We are trying to pull all this together for a first draft program by June ALA. The program has received approval from Program Committee. If you have ideas or suggestions, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, people can also post ideas, comments, links, PDFs etc on this discussion thread. If you have any specific people, send me their contact information.Thanks! Jeffrey A Scherer, FAIACEO Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. Architects and Interior DesignersChair: ALA LLAMA BES Architecture for Public Libraries Committee Member: IFLA Building and Equipment Committee
The LLAMA Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Section (MAES) Discussion Group will meet Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 4:30-5:30 pm at the Washington State Convention Center,
Room TCC 302. Join us in conversation as we explore the topic “What’s the Return on ROI?” Dr.
Danuta Nitecki, Dean of Libraries at Drexel University, will share impressions from the perspective of a library dean considering the use of ROI in an academic library setting, including data gathering and analysis challenges. There will also be discussion of the use of ROI analysis by public libraries. Following these opening remarks, discussion group attendees will participate in directed small table discussions focused on their experiences with ROI analysis, its benefits and costs, services most suited to ROI analysis, and its fit in overall library assessment programs. The hour will conclude with a “report out” from each table.