The Library Administration and Management Association is not just for library directors anymore. Among ALA's 11 divisions, LAMA boasts the most diverse membership--public, academic, and special librarians; architects, consultants, and vendors; students; and nonlibrarian professionals in such areas as financial and business services and public relations. For all of its nearly 5,000 members, LAMA promotes outstanding leadership and management practices and identifies, encourages, and nurtures tomorrow's leaders and managers.
Looking forward to 2006
LAMA President Catherine Murray-Rust has selected leadership transfer as her 2005-2006 theme. Often referred to as succession management, leadership transfer is the process of assessing, selecting, and developing tomorrow's leaders. The theme will be highlighted in articles in Library Administration and Management, the division's quarterly magazine, and at the LAMA President's Program during the 2006 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
LAMA reaches out to all segments of the library community through its continuing education programs. Members also network and share ideas in discussion and interest groups. The LAMA Regional Institute Program offers full-day workshops on staffing issues, leadership skills, library building programs, managing educational services, and creating a learning organization.
LAMA's Leaders of the Pack program offers financial support for new librarians and library …