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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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Online Doc 2014 LLAMA CAREER INSTITUTE TO FEATURE 7 WRITERS AND EDITORS

by Pat Hawthorne on Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 03:11 pm

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.

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.

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Discussion Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award

by Barbara Burd on Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 10:49 am

Good morning,

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. 

 

Good morning,

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 liz.bishoff@gmail.com or Cheryl Malden, ALA Governance Office, cmalden@ala.org

 

 

Barbara Burd, PhD

Dean of Library Services

Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons

Coastal Carolina University

P.O. Box 261954

Conway, SC 29528-6054

843-349-2401

www.coastal.edu

 

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Event Fundraising and Financial Development Discussion Group

by Susan Thomas on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 09:04 am

 

Fundraising and Financial Development Discussion Group (LLAMA-FRFDS)

Sat, June 29 04:30 pm 05:30 pm SHER-Sheraton Ballroom 1

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Event Fundraising and Financial Development Fund Faire 6/30/2013 3-4:00

by Susan Thomas on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 08:53 am

 

LLAMA/FRFDS  Fund Faire: Fundraising Incubator

 

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.

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