Magazine article American Libraries

The Association's Associations: LLAMA

Magazine article American Libraries

The Association's Associations: LLAMA

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NEW NAME FOR NEXT HALF CENTURY

In 2007, the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) celebrated its 50th anniversary. Members looked to the future this year and voted to change the association's name to the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) effective September 1 to emphasize the role in developing present and future library leaders.

LLAMA serves more than 5,000 members from all types of libraries who value the opportunities for learning that come from associating with professional peers. The mission is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices.

At the heart of LLAMA's activities are its seven sections or special interest groups that represent all aspects of library management. They are: the Buildings and Equipment Section (BES); the Fund Raising and Financial Development Section; the Human Resources Section; the Library Organization and Management Section; the Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Section; the Public Relations and Marketing Section (PRMS); and the Systems and Services Section

LLAMA is also home to several major awards within ALA. …

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