Subject File, 1954-2011
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Brief Description: Subject file (1954-2001) of the Executive Directors of LAMA, Alphonse F. Trezza (1960-68), Ruth Frame (1968-73), Donald P. Hammer (1974-79), Roger H. Parent (1979-85), John W. Berry (1985-89), and Karen Muller (1989-2001), contains correspondence, agendas, minutes, programs, and reports of the Budget and Finance Committee, Cultural Diversity Committee, Executive Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Membership Committee, Organization Committee, Program Committee, Small Libraries Publication Series Committee, Special Conferences and Programs Committee, Strategic Planning Implementation Committee, Building and Equipment Section (BES), Circulation Services Section (CSS), Fund Raising and Financial Development Section (FRFDS), Library Organization and Management Section (LOMS), Public Relations Section (PRS), Personnel Administration Section (PAS), Statistics Section (SS), and Systems and Services Section (SASS), includes advisory and consulting services, circulation systems, conferences and preconferences, Friends of the Library, government relations, institutes, insurance, library building awards, placement, retirement programs, taskforces, unions and management, and publications.
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1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
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Fax: 217 244 2868
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Record Series Number: 27/2/6
Created by: Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
Volume: 43.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 11/19/1979. 4/1/2002, 8/6/2007, 8/9/2007
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Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by subject title thereunder
Biographical Note for Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) :

The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) is interested in the general improvement and development of all aspects of library administration, at all levels of administration in libraries, and for all types and sizes of libraries. LAMA is responsible for library administration in general, personnel administration, in-service training and recruiting, financial administration, building and equipment, public relations, library organization, as well as governmental relations and relations with library governing bodies. The name of the division was changed to Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA).

The Library Administration Division (LAD) became a division of ALA on January 1, 1957 at which time nine ALA groups were transferred to it: Board of Personnel Administration, Building Committee, Federal Relations Committee, Equipment Committee, Friends of the Library Committee, Insurance for Libraries Committee, Library Legislation Committee, Public Relations Committee, and Statistics Committee (1).

The Library Administration Division provides an organizational framework for encouraging the study of administrative theory, for improving the practice of administration in libraries, and for identifying and fostering administrative skill. Toward these ends LAD 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, public relations, and relations with library governing bodies. LAD 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. Synthesis of those activities of other ALA units which have a bearing in contacts outside the library profession.

4. Representation and interpretation of library administrative activities in contacts outside the library profession.

5. Aiding the professional development of librarians engaged in administration and encouragement of their participation in appropriate type-of-library divisions.

6. Planning and development of those programs of study and research in library administrative problems which are most needed by the profession (2).

Division was dissolved on September 1, 2020, and merged into a new division, Core.

Access Restrictions: Note: A File in Box 35 is RESTRICTED. Please contact an archivist to request access.
Subject Index
Annual Reports
Architectural Libraries
Building and Equipment Section, Lama
Buildings, Library
Circulation Services
Collective Bargaining
Consultant List and Consulting Services Subcommittee
Dana (John Cotton) Public Relations Award Committee
Equipment, Library
Ethics, Code of
Ethics Committee, Code of
Faculty Status
Frame, Ruth R.
Friends of Libraries Committee
Fund Raising
Government Relations
Group Insurance
Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA)
Library Administration Division (LAD)
Library Administration Division, Building and Equipment Sect
Library Buildings Award Program
Library Organization and Management
Library Service to Children, Project On
Library Statistics
Manpower Projects
National Center for Educational Statistics
Parent, Roger H
Personnel, Library
Personnel Administration Board Notes
Personnel Administration Section
Publications Committee
Retirement Plans
Small Libraries Project
Staff Development
Statistics Committee
Trezza, Alphonso
Languages of Materials
English [eng]