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Pat Hawthorne chosen LLAMA vice president/president-elect for 2011-2012

CHICAGO - The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) has elected Pat Hawthorne as vice president/president-elect for 2011-2012. Hawthorne is the director of research & learning services for the Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, a position she started in April 2010.

I am honored to be elected vice president/president-elect of LLAMA," Hawthorne said. "I was fortunate to find a home in LLAMA early in my career. 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. 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. 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.”

Hawthorne 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.

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, Pat was a journalist and public relations specialist.

Hawthorne earned a Master of Arts in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1997, a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Kentucky in 1985 and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1982. She earned a human resource management certification in 2000 from the University of Miami and currently holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute, Society for Human Resource Management.

She is an active member of the American Library Association and the Library Leadership Administration & Management Association (LLAMA) and served as chair of the Human Resources Section within LLAMA from 2006 – 2007.  She is also a member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Division and the Texas Library Association.  Pat was selected for the 2001 UCLA Senior Fellows Program and the 1994 TALL (Texas Accelerated Library Leaders) Texans Leadership Development Institute.  

Hawthorne’s term as LLAMA vice president will begin in June after the Annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA) in New Orleans.

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The mission of the Library Leadership and Management Association ( 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.

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