Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
May 5, 2011
Pat Hawthorne, director of research and learning services for the Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University-San Marcos, has been elected vice president/president-elect for 2011-2012 by the Library Leadership and Management Association.
“I am honored to be elected Vice President/President-Elect of LLAMA. I was fortunate to find a home in LLAMA early in my career,” Hawthorne said. “As it evolved, I found enriching programs, continuing education, and publications from LLAMA to help me learn, grow, and develop my knowledge and skills.
“More importantly, I found a group of colleagues willing to share their knowledge, expertise, and wisdom,” she said.
Hawthorne came to Texas State in April 2010. She previously served as director of library human resources for the UCLA Library from 2002 to 2010 and was responsible for recruitment and staffing, classification and compensation, employee and labor relations, and training and development for the UCLA Library and its employees.
“As libraries respond to increasingly challenging times, creative and inspired leadership is absolutely necessary. LLAMA is the ALA division that provides leadership development for librarians at all levels/stages of their careers in all types of libraries,” Hawthorne said. “I sometimes think of LLAMA as the ‘Just in time’ division of ALA because so many people come to LLAMA when they need the specific expertise of one of LLAMA’s specialty sections. I look forward to working with the LLAMA board to help libraries meet their leadership and management needs.”
From 1997 to 2002, she held management positions in reference and instruction and served as the assistant university librarian for administrative services at the Otto G. Richter Library of the University of Miami. From 1990 to 1997, she was the administrative projects librarian at the Dolph Briscoe Library of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She began her library career in 1988 as a government information and social sciences reference librarian at Louisiana State University Libraries in Baton Rouge. Prior to working in libraries, Hawthorne was a journalist and public relations specialist.
About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The mission of the Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.