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Membership as of July 31, 2001
Organization members 690
Personal members 4,342
Lorraine Olley, executive director
The Library Administration and Management Association provides an organizational frame work for encouraging the study of administrative theory, for improving the practice of administration in libraries, and for identifying and fostering administrative skill. Toward ends, the division is responsible for all elements of general administration which are common to more than one type of library. These may include organizational structure, financial administration, personnel management and training, buildings and equipment, and public relations.
LAMA meets this responsibility in the following ways:
1. Study and review of activities assigned to the division with due regard for changing developments in these activities.
2. Initiating and overseeing activities and projects appropriate to the division, including activities involving bibliography compilation, publication, study, and review of professional literature within the scope of the division.
3. Synthesizing the activities of other ALA units which have a bearing upon the responsibilities or work of the division.
4. Representing and interpreting library administrative activities in contacts outside the library profession.
5. Aiding the professional development of librarians engaged in administration and encouraging their participation in appropriate type-of-library divisions.
6. Planning and developing programs of study and research in library administrative problems which are most needed by the profession.
Mission: The Library Administration and Management Association promotes outstanding leadership and management practices and identifies, encourages, and nurtures tomorrow's leaders and managers.
Vision: LAMA will be the foremost organization working toward the development of present and future leaders in the library and information field. LAMA recognizes that its members face constant change -- technological, economic, political, and cultural -and will provide the tools they need to be successful in this dynamic environment.
For more information and updates on LAMA, check our web at http://www.ala.org/lama.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pres., Joan R. Giesecke (2002); pre-select, Linda Sue Dobb (2002); past pres., Jeanne Thorsen (2002); dirs.-at-large: Eva D. Poole (2002); Joyce G. Taylor (2003); div. councilor, Charles E. Beard (2002); sect. and com. chs.: Arne J. Almquist (Budget & Finance, 2002); Detrice A. bankhead (HRS, 2002); Wayne M. Crocker (LOMS, 2002); Anne Edwards (SASS, 2002); Judith A. Gibbons (PRS, 2002); Janifer Thompson Holt (MAES, 2002); Ann E. Irvine (COLA, 2002); Chandler C. Jackson (FRFDS, 2002); Shawn Tonner (BES, 2002); ex officio, Myra Sue Baughman (2002); Pamela Gay Bonnell (2002); Judith Lin Hunt (2002); GreggE. Sapp (2002); Marcia G. Schneider (2002); Virginia Steel (2002); Marsha Joan Stevenson (2002); Ten R. Switzer (2002); ed., Kathryn Hammell Carpenter (2002); assoc. ed., Robert F. Moran Jr. (2002); exec. dir., Lorraine Olley.
Pres., Joan R. Giesecke (2002); vice-pres., Linda Sue Dobb (2002); past pres., Jeanne Thorsen (2002); Arne J. Almquist (2002); div. councilor, Charles E. Beard (2002); exec. dir., Lorraine Olley.
* Library Administration & Management (LA&M) (ISSN 0888-4463) (quarterly). Sent to all LAMA members. Available by subscription, $55 a yr. ($65 foreign). Ed., Kathryn Hammell Carpenter; assoc. ed., Robert F. Moran Jr.
* LEADS from LAMA (ISSN 1076-1926) (irregular). Available free to members and nonmembers. Available by subscription. To subscribe, send the following message to firstname.lastname@example.org: SUBSCRIBE LAMALEADS first name last name. Ed. to be appointed.
(Hugh C.) Atkinson Memorial Award, ACRL/ALCTS/LAMA/LITA (Seep. 80.)
Budget and Finance
To submit a recommended annual budget for action to the LAMA Board of Directors; to perform budget analyses and fiscal planning; to advise units on requesting LAMA funds; to review all requests for LAMA funds; to advise the LAMA Board on all fiscal matters of the division, including the fiscal implications of all division publications and programs; and to represent LAMA at the BARC Planning and Budget Assembly.
Ch., Arne J. Almquist (2002); Ellory Christianson (2003); Vicki Coleman (2003); Elizabeth C. Habich (2002); June Koelker (2002); Beth McNeil (2003); ex officio, Joan R. Giesecke (2002).
Certified Public Library Administrator Certification, LAMA/PLA/ASCLA (joint committee)
To determine the goals, objectives, curriculum, and candidate requirements for the LAMA/PLA/ASCLA Certified Public Library Administrator program within the parameters established by the ALA Certification Steering Committee; to establish candidate eligibility requirements; to establish curriculum and assign point values for core courses, identify core course presenters, and review and approve course proposals; to establish criteria for successful completion of core courses; to establish a methodology for evaluating courses and presenters, and conduct evaluations on an ongoing basis; to review, on an ongoing basis, curriculum and course structures and modify them as needed to reflect the changing needs of the profession; to identify, assign point values, and establish criteria for successful completion of related professional activities needed for certification; to establish criteria and assign point values for re-certification activities; to establish criteria for the CPLA Senior Fellow designation; and to pl an and conduct an annual induction ceremony for new CPLA designees to be held in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference.
Ch., Joyce G. Taylor (2002); Linda A. Arnold (2002); E. Renee Croft (ASCLA, 2002); James A. Karney (2002); Amy L. Kellerstrass (ASCLA, 2002); LaDonna T. Kienitz (PLA, 2003); Abby R. Kratz (2003); Virginia L. Lowell (ASCLA, 2003); Kevin McCarthy (2002); Linda Mielke (PLA, 2003); June L. Mikkelsen (2002); Annette M. Milliron (PLA, 2003); David Orenstein (2002); Patricia L. Owens (PLA, 2003); Dina M. Reilly (2003); Donna L. Riegel (2002); Robert H. Rohlf (PLA, 2003); Carol G. Walters (PLA, 2003).
To work with the LAMA Membership Committee, vice-president/president-elect, and others to promote increased membership and participation in LAMA, its committee work, programs, and other activities by members of ethnic minority groups; to recommend efforts LAMA should make to lead libraries in improving services to a culturally diverse population, in developing equitable personnel policies and practices, in creating job/promotional/training opportunities for members of ethnic minorities, and in fostering the enlightened management of a culturally diverse workforce; to maintain liaisons and develop joint projects with established ALA units and affiliates and other organizations having similar concerns; to inform and advise LAMA and its units on matters related to cultural diversity; to present programs and carry out other appropriate activities.
Ch., Julie S. Alexander (2002); Janet Hawkins Guydon (2002); Nancy S. Hershoff (2003); Philip C. Howze (2002); Denise Kwan (2003); Vanaja S. Menon (2002); Farzaneh Razzaghi (2003); Joan Reyes (2002); Cherie B. Rusk (2002); Joyce G. Taylor (2003); Diane Warner (2003); Jennifer R. Wright (2002); Pei-Ling Wu (2003).
Editorial Advisory Board
To support the Editor of Library Administration & Management in publishing a high-quality professional magazine. The Board is responsible for editorial planning in coordination with the editor; advising the editor as requested; staying abreast of current LAMA membership interests as well as current issues in library administration and management; encouraging contributions from LAMA sections, task force, and discussion group members; assisting the editor and associate editor in soliciting material as needed; assisting the editor and associate editor in planning issues and suggesting contributing authors; and providing an annual evaluation of the editor and associate editor to the Board of Directors.
Ch., Mary Augusta Thomas (2002); Eddy Hogan (2002); Johnnieque B. Love (2003); Carolyn A. Snyder (2002); Philip Tramdack (2002); Patricia J.S. Weaver (2002); Amy K. Weiss (2003); Alfred Willis (2003); assoc. ed., Robert F. Moran Jr. (2002).
To monitor issues related to education and continuing education for librarians and prepare the LAMA position and response as necessary; to develop a list of competencies for library administrators; to carry out periodic assessments of LAMA members' continuing education needs; and to work with LAMA's liaisons to the Education Assembly, the Literacy Assembly, and others as appropriate.
Ch., Marilyn G. Genther (2002); Tracy Bicknell-Holmes …