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Discussion Library Space Planning: a Preconference from LLAMA

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 01:46 pm

Orchestrating the library space planning process is ever more important.  As libraries change from depositories to activity centers, the spaces and furniture in them are changing and becoming increasingly more flexible.  “Building Blocks for Library Space Planning – From Vision to Paper” (LLA2) starts attendees off with ‘big picture visioning’ and ends with practical advice on current real-life library planning.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) invites everyone who has an interest in or desire to know more about library space planning to this highly interactive and

Orchestrating the library space planning process is ever more important.  As libraries change from depositories to activity centers, the spaces and furniture in them are changing and becoming increasingly more flexible.  “Building Blocks for Library Space Planning – From Vision to Paper” (LLA2) starts attendees off with ‘big picture visioning’ and ends with practical advice on current real-life library planning.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) invites everyone who has an interest in or desire to know more about library space planning to this highly interactive and intriguing preconference. 

Building Blocks will be held at the Wells Fargo Building, 333 Market St., five blocks from the convention center on Friday  June 26, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. just before the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Registration includes lunch, a happy hour with drinks and snacks, and a copy of “Building Blocks for Planning Functional Library Space.” 

You’ll learn the elements of successful planning, including big picture visioning, understanding space needs, and diagramming adjacencies and have the opportunity to submit your own library for a small group planning exercise.  Attendees will learn how to navigate a library planning process; how to use the Building Block Book as a reference guide; and have gained an understanding of “big picture” issue for the planning process.

Discover the elements of planning library space, with a segment on developing a space needs program that summarizes the space needed and an exercise during a working lunch on diagramming adjacencies.  After lunch attendees will break up into small groups to focus on a particular library or library space to do a planning exercise. 

Speakers include:  Elliott Felix, Brightspot Strategy, on visioning; Seth Penchansky, architect, on planning basics; Kevin Huse, architect. who will lead the small group sessions; and Pat Husband, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, moderating the small group presentations during the happy hour.

If participants have a library program that they want to submit for the planning exercise, please submit it via email to Seth Penchansky, spenchansky@p-wa.com by May 24th. At the end of the exercise each group will present there solution during the happy hour.

The cost to attend Building Blocks is $205 for LLAMA members, $245 for ALA members, and $295 for nonmembers.  Register through the ALA Annual Conference website, http://alaac15.ala.org   Enter the code LLAMA2015 to get the LLAMA member rate.

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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Discussion LLAMA Webinar Explores Time Management for New Managers

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 02:10 pm

If you are new to library management or managing staff, you might be surprised to discover that your old tried and true methods for managing your time aren’t working as well as you need them to. In that case, It may be time for a time management overhaul!   The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Time Management for New Managers,” on May 20, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

Participants in this webinar will learn:

If you are new to library management or managing staff, you might be surprised to discover that your old tried and true methods for managing your time aren’t working as well as you need them to. In that case, It may be time for a time management overhaul!   The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Time Management for New Managers,” on May 20, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

Participants in this webinar will learn:

  • How to apply basic time management techniques to their own schedules
  • About basic project management resources
  • New ways to effectively delegate tasks
  • How to recognize when to say no and learn tips on how to do so.

Presenter Samantha Schmehl Hines is Head of Missoula College Mansfield Library at University of Montana, Missoula.

Fees: 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

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

For questions about this webinar 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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Discussion LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Barbara Stripling

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 01:59 pm

he Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present “Leadership Lessons Learned,” a free webinar featuring Barbara Stripling, on May 13, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. This is part in an ongoing series of webinars featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries. Stripling will draw particularly on her experience as Director of Library Services for the New York City schools and as past-president of the American Library Association.  She will include examples from both situations.

he Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present “Leadership Lessons Learned,” a free webinar featuring Barbara Stripling, on May 13, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. This is part in an ongoing series of webinars featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries. Stripling will draw particularly on her experience as Director of Library Services for the New York City schools and as past-president of the American Library Association.  She will include examples from both situations.

Recently reflecting on her long career, Stripling wrote: “Throughout my library career, I have looked into the faces of young people and been nourished by their sense of wonder and enthusiasm for learning. As a librarian, I have served these young people by providing library programs and services that are their right: an environment conducive to learning; equitable access to resources that reflect their diverse needs and interests; effective instruction that builds independent learning skills; and opportunities for sharing with others.”

“As director of school library programs in New York City, with 1.1 million students and 1700 schools, I used my leadership skills to focus on building a nurturing and supportive community and strong guidance for all the school librarians. Together, we established effective school library programs to prepare our students to be successful in school and beyond.”

“As Assistant Professor of Practice at Syracuse University, I have the opportunity to impact the profession of librarianship through my teaching, research, and writing.”

“As the 2013-2014 President of the American Library Association, I served ALA members in all types of libraries by championing intellectual freedom, privacy, advocacy for all types of libraries, public funding for libraries, legislative action, equitable access to information, and community-building and civic engagement through libraries.”

Register online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5465770524171247362

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem!  If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

For questions about this webinar 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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Discussion Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part (a LLAMA Preconference)

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm

As Director positions open up, is the next generation of leaders ready to assume those positions and transform the libraries in their community? Have you wondered how to reach that new level in your career or what it takes to become an effective new library director?  In this full-day preconference, new library directors will detail how to develop the skills you’ll need to succeed, how to respond to the challenges you’ll likely face in your first few years, and how you can leverage your career and ALA experiences to assume a leadership role.

As Director positions open up, is the next generation of leaders ready to assume those positions and transform the libraries in their community? Have you wondered how to reach that new level in your career or what it takes to become an effective new library director?  In this full-day preconference, new library directors will detail how to develop the skills you’ll need to succeed, how to respond to the challenges you’ll likely face in your first few years, and how you can leverage your career and ALA experiences to assume a leadership role.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) encourages you to join your fellow aspiring library directors for this timely and important preconference brought to you by the LLAMA New Professionals Section and the Library Organization and Management Section.  The preconference is Friday, June 26th, at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Register through the ALA Annual Conference website, http://alaac15.ala.org.  Enter LLAMA2015 for special LLAMA member pricing.              .

If you’re interested in administration, this session will provide you with an introduction to what the job entails and introduce you to the skills you’ll need to prepare yourself. Hear from new public library directors about the basics, the challenges and the unexpected in their first few years on the job. Learn how they used career opportunities, ALA experience, and other guideposts to enter administration successfully.

We are in a time of transition for library leadership—many positions opening up and many of them being offered to young professionals new to directorships and/or management.  At the end of this preconference, participants will: understand what skills and experience will help you be a good director; have a list of resources to use to increase their skills in various areas; and understand the unexpected challenges facing a new director

Sarah Houghton, Director of the San Rafael (Calif.) Public Library, speaks on administration, boards and commissions, human resources and personnel, and politics.  Gretchen Caserotti, director of the Meridian Library District (Ida.), speaks on budgets, facilities, change management, and advocacy                   

The cost to attend Stepping Into the Director’s Role is $205 for LLAMA members, $245 for ALA members, and $295 for nonmembers.  Register through the ALA Annual Conference website, http://alaac15.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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Discussion LLAMA Webinar Presents a New Approach to Strategic Planning

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 11:40 am

Strategic planning:  from groans to eye-rolls, the words alone are enough to elicit a range of responses from most librarians—not many of them positive.  All too often the experience is cumbersome and results in plans that are too long, too complex, and have little impact on work.  Instead of roadmaps for success, they are hoops to jump through.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Library Strategy with a Focus: What NOT to Do,” on May 6, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

Presenter Jason Kuhl is the Executive Director at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Management at his Library knew they needed to think beyond typical planning cycles, goals, and objectives to prioritize what truly mattered—impacting  the community.  They developed a way to help administrators allocate resources and put tactical decisions where they belong—with the front-line staff who are best equipped to make them.  Learn about how they created a focused organization where strategy truly guides all that they do, and about how you can bring that process to your library.

Fees: 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

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

For questions about this webinar 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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Discussion LLAMA Presents Timely Pre-conferences at Annual Conference in San Francisco

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Space planning, career development and library renovations are all part of the pre-Annual Conference offerings in San Francisco from the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). Registration is through the ALA Annual Conference site. Enter special code “LLAMA2015” if you are a LLAMA member to get the LLAMA price.

Space planning, career development and library renovations are all part of the pre-Annual Conference offerings in San Francisco from the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). Registration is through the ALA Annual Conference site. Enter special code “LLAMA2015” if you are a LLAMA member to get the LLAMA price.

 

Building Blocks for Library Space Planning – From Vision to Paper (LLA2)

June 26, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

You’ll learn the elements of successful planning, including big picture visioning, understanding space needs, and diagramming adjacencies and have the opportunity to submit your own library for a small group planning exercise.  Registration includes lunch, a happy hour with drinks and snacks, and a copy of “Building Blocks for Planning Functional Library Space.” Speakers include Elliott Felix, Seth Penchansky, architect, and Kevin Huse, architect.

Building Blocks will be held at the Wells Fargo Building, 333 Market St., 5 blocks from the convention center.

Registration fee for Building Blocks is $205 for LLAMA member, $255 for ALA members and $295 for nonmembers.

 

Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part (LLA3)

June 26, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

As Director positions open up, have you wondered how to reach that new level in your career or what it takes to become an effective new library director?  In this full-day preconference, new library directors will detail how to develop the skills you’ll need to succeed, how to respond to the challenges you’ll likely face in your first few years, and how you can leverage your career and ALA experiences to assume a leadership role.

Speakers include Sarah Houghton, San Rafael Public Library, and Gretchen Caserotti, Meridian Library District.

Registration fee for Stepping Into the Director Role is $255 for LLAMA members, $255 ALA members and $295 for nonmembers.

 

Take a Tour of the San Francisco Branch Libraries (LLA4)  

On June 26 at Annual Conference, LLAMA hosts an all day tour of five of the San Francisco Public Library’s branches. The San Francisco Public Library’s Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP) was the largest capital project in the library’s history and transformed the neighborhood branch system. Over 14 years and $200 million, 16 neighborhood libraries were renovated and eight new were built. The program resulted in seismically safe, ADA accessible, 21st century libraries.  Architects at each location present their designs. Motor coach transportation and a light lunch are provided.

Your host for the tour is Laura Klinger of THA Architecture of Portland, Ore and features David Keltner, THA Architecture and Marsha Maytum, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, San Francisco.

Registration fee for the library tour is $95 for LLAMA members, $145 for ALA members, and $195 for nonmembers

 

LLAMA Career Institute at Annual: "Mind Over Matter: Sustainable success for library leaders”   (LLA5)

June 26, 2015. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Librarians can face challenges that lead to career burnout. No matter what stage you are in your career, this half-day preconference will guide you through a series of concepts and practical tools to help sustain and empower your career. You will use mindfulness training to amplify your strengths and learn how career, leadership, and mindfulness are interconnected.  You will also learn how your library can utilize a wellness program to improve employee productivity, efficiency, and morale. Mind Over Matter is presented by Kim Nicol, a career development specialist based in San Francisco.

Registration fee for this preconference is $195 for LLAMA members, $245 for ALA members and $295 for nonmembers.

 

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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Event LLAMA MAES ACRL Portland Get-Together Weds 3/25 8pm

by Rick Stoddart on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Dear LLAMA-MAES members (or those interested in Measurement, Assessment & Evaluation).

 Are you attending the ACRL conference in Portland? If so, please join other MAES members for no host drinks and dinner/snacks on Wednesday evening. Here are the details:

Place:    Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

                http://luckylab.com/quimby-beer-hall/

                1945 NW Quimby St., Portland, OR 97209

Dear LLAMA-MAES members (or those interested in Measurement, Assessment & Evaluation).

 Are you attending the ACRL conference in Portland? If so, please join other MAES members for no host drinks and dinner/snacks on Wednesday evening. Here are the details:

Place:    Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

                http://luckylab.com/quimby-beer-hall/

                1945 NW Quimby St., Portland, OR 97209

Date:     Wednesday, March 25

Time:     8:00 pm (or whenever you can get there)

 

This get-together is being loosely coordinated by Joanne Helouvry [JHelouvry@loyola.edu], Rick Stoddart (rstoddart@uidaho.edu), and me (Jan Lewis (lewisa@ecu.edu). Feel free to contact any of us with questions or suggestions.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Jan, Rick, and Joanne

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Discussion Call for Proposals

by Miriam Matteson on Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 02:58 pm

Dear Colleagues,

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. 

Dear Colleagues,

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.

PROGRAM ORGANIZATION

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. 

PUBLICATIONS

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 1990icam@gmail.com 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/

 

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Event Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award

by Patricia Hull on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 05:24 pm

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.

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.

NOMINATIONS
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:

Karen Chapman
Business Reference Librarian
Angelo Bruno Business Library
University of Alabama
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487
Phone: 205-348-1096
Fax: 205-348-0803
Email: kchapman@bruno.cba.ua.edu

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Discussion Call for Chapters - Advances in Library Administration & Organization

by Joanne Helouvry on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

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

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.hines@umontana.edu> by October 17, 2014.

 

Advances in Library Administration and Organization 2015 Volume:  Staffing for the Future Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Missoula College at the University of Montana

 

Submission deadlines:

 

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

 

 

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