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Save the date: ALA’s LLAMA Career Institute, 2017 in Atlanta

Join the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) for the 6th LLAMA Career Institute – entitled Noticing Self:  Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills for Professionals and Leaders – on Friday, January 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. 

Held in conjunction with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, this half-day LLAMA Career Institute will feature Pearl Alexander, an Atlanta-based speaker and coach and Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).  More information may be found here.

The LLAMA Career Institute is open to all. Registration costs will cover workshop materials and an afternoon refreshment break. Costs for this LLAMA Career Institute are:

  • $175 for LLAMA Divisional Members (use event code “LAM1” when registering);
  • $225 for ALA members;
  • $100 for Students and Retired Members; and
  • $325 for Non-Members.

On-site registration will be subject to availability and will be $325.

Pre-registration prior to December 1, 2016 is recommended as this workshop is limited to 50 participants. Register online at: – this takes you to “Ticketed Events” on the ALA Midwinter site; then search for LLAMA Institute (Event Code: LAM1).

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.

Final 2016 GHSLA / AHSLC Joint Meeting Schedule


8:00 – 9:00            Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:45            AHSLC Business Meeting

9:45 – 10:45          Break with vendors

10:45 – 11:45        Roundtables – How are you key to your community?
(Choose two half-hour sessions)

Institutional research assistance and partnerships (aka library programs and services administration), Moderator – Kim Powell

Consumer health education, – Moderator – Christine Willis

Partnering with other organizations/institutions (aka forging and maintaining alliances with universities, public libraries, public health services, community-based organizations, and others to meet users’ information needs), Moderators – Tara Douglas-Williams, Shannon Glover

Embedded medical librarians and/or librarians working out in the community (aka the information needs of health practitioners, researchers, administrators, educators, students, patients, consumers, and the general public), Moderator – Anna Krampl

11:45 – 12:00        Remembering Miriam Libbey

12:00 – 1:00          Lunch

1:00 – 2:30            Miriam Libbey Panel – “The importance of increasing the health knowledge of your community”

Preston Burt, Health Communications Specialist, Environmental Health Tracking Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Laura Hauser, DeKalb County Public Library Literacy Services Director

Dr. Glenda Knight, executive director of Cutting Edge Health Options & co-chair of the Diabetes Community Action Coalition

2:30 – 3:00            Break with vendors

3:00 – 5:00            GHSLA Business Meeting

5:00 – 7:00            Reception, Square Pub


8:00 – 9:00            Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00          CE – Planning Outcomes-Based Outreach Projects

Karen Vargas, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

Student awarded stipend to travel to GHSLA/AHSLC joint meeting

Denise Farley, a student at Valdosta State University’s master’s degree program in library science, has been awarded a stipend to attend the 2016 GHSLA/AHSLC joint meeting in Decatur, GA, April 7-8, 2016.  A resident of Decatur, Denise’s interest in health sciences librarianship has led her to build her course assignments around health sciences topics, such as analyzing the CDC website and designing LibGuides for consumer and academic health information research.  Her award includes meeting registration, hotel accommodations, CE course registration, and two years of GHSLA membership.

2016 GHSLA / AHSLC Joint Meeting Schedule

Decatur, Georgia
April 7-8, 2016

8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 AHSLC Business Meeting
9:45 – 10:15 Vendor introductions
10:15 – 10:45 Break with vendors
10:45 – 11:00 Remembering Miriam Libbey
11:00 – 12:00 Miriam Libbey Panel
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Roundtables – How are you key to your community?
2:30 – 3:00 Break with vendors
3:00 – 5:00 GHSLA Business Meeting
5:00 – 7:00 Reception

8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 CE: Planning outcomes-based outreach projects