2018 LLAMA Career Institute

14 Nov 2017 3:32 PM | Deleted user

(The following information comes courtesy of Pat Hawthorne (University of Nevada Las Vegas).  See below for contact information and links.)

2018 LLAMA Career Institute Explores the Transition into Leadership

Do you see yourself as a supervisor, manager, director or dean some day? If you think leadership is in your future, you can start preparing yourself now by learning from successful leaders as they share the experiences they sought and the steps they took.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Moving into Leadership: Transitioning into a New Roleon Friday, February 9, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in conjunction with the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Denver. This institute will feature a panel of eight experienced academic, public, and health sciences library leaders discussing how they prepared for their leadership roles, followed by facilitated tabletop discussions on a variety of leadership topics.

Participants will:

- Learn about the different career paths of library leaders from a variety of types of libraries;
- Explore how a library leader new to their role identifies priorities, focuses their energy, and manages their time;
- Hear what library leaders actually encountered – expected and unexpected – in their new leadership roles;
- Understand the role and importance of mentors and mentoring for aspiring leaders;
- Identify what knowledge, experience, and competencies they need to develop in order to position themselves for a leadership role.
- Have an opportunity for informal conversation with panelists and other participants.

Attendees will increase their competence in several of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies including communication skills, change management, collaboration and partnerships, problem solving, and evidence-based decision making.

Panelists: Michael Levine-Clark, Dean of the University of Denver Libraries; Mark Stover, Ph.D., Dean of the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge; Melissa De Santis, Director of the Health Science Library at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver; Lisa Traditi, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Health Science Library at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver; Michelle Jeske, Denver City Librarian, Colorado, leads the 26-location urban library system; John Spears, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado; Gary Shaffer, Ph.D., Assistant Dean/Director of the University of Southern California Libraries Center for Library Leadership & Management; and Head of the USC Master of Management in Library & Information Science; Kimberly Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the Tulsa City-County Library

More speaker information is available at: http://www.ala.org/llama/2018-midwinter-meeting-llama-career-institute


$145 for LLAMA Divisional Members; $195 for ALA members; $75 for Students and Retired Members; $295 for Non-Members.

Register online at: http://2018.alamidwinter.org/registration/ticketed-events#LLAMA – this takes you to “Ticketed Events” on the ALA Annual site; then search for LLAMA Institute (Event Code: LLA2).

*Includes workshop materials and lunch. Pre-registration is recommended; on-site registration is subject to availability. The LLAMA Career Institute is open to all.

About the LLAMA Career Institute

Introduced at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the LLAMA Career Institute is a continuing education offering aimed at early-career professionals and professionals at any career stage seeking to acquire new knowledge, skills, and competencies in support of active and ongoing career development or potential career changes.

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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