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  1. Wyoming (Ohio) Middle School wins ALA’s 2019 Jaffarian Award for poverty and philanthropy program

    The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded its 2019 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award to Wyoming (Ohio) Middle School for their Poverty and Philanthropy class.  The $5,000 Jaffarian Award, supported by the Cultural Communities Fund, reco ...

    SOSTMAN - 06/17/2019 - 15:24 - News and Press Center

  2. E-book collections and professional development examined in School Library Research

    CHICAGO – New research published in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR), examines high school e-book collections and structured professional development for in-service school li ...

    JHABLEY - 06/17/2019 - 13:00 - News and Press Center

  3. Public and academic libraries invited to join ‘Americans and the Holocaust’ traveling exhibition tour

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invite libraries to apply to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition that examines the motives, pressures and fears that ...

    SOSTMAN - 06/17/2019 - 12:39 - News and Press Center

  4. Explore PBS documentary 'American Creed' with the filmmaker and get a free DVD at 2019 ALA Annual Conference

    What does it mean to be American? What holds us together in turbulent times? In the PBS documentary American Creed, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of vie ...

    SOSTMAN - 06/17/2019 - 18:54 - News and Press Center

  5. New Scholars Program Kicks-off with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the ALA Scholarship Program

    During the ALA 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. we are rolling out a new ALA Scholars Program. Recipients of the ALA 2018 scholarships will be brought to the Annual Conference and given opportunities to learn about ALA governance while meeting s ...

    BCALVIN - 06/14/2019 - 09:50 - News and Press Center

  6. PLA Inclusive Internship Initiative kicks off for summer 2019

    CHICAGO-- This week, the Public Library Association (PLA) commenced its  Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) activities for summer 2019. Through III, PLA sponsors paid, mentored summer internships at public libraries for high school juniors and seniors. ...

    LDEUTSCH - 06/14/2019 - 10:38 - News and Press Center

  7. LITA @ ALA Annual 2019 – Top Technology Trends

    Chicago-- If you’re going to ALA Annual in Washington, DC, don’t miss the latest Top Tech Trends panel. LITA Top Technology Trends Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 PM Location: Washington Convention Center, 146A LITA’s premier program on trends and adva ...

    MBEATTY3 - 06/13/2019 - 14:03 - News and Press Center

  8. Apply now for YALSA’s 2019 Diversity Program Stipend

    CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) invites diverse individuals to apply by August 1 for a chance to present a literacies focused program at its 2019 YA Services Symposium in Memphis, TN. The program will take place on Sunday, N ...

    ALAM - 06/12/2019 - 09:44 - News and Press Center

  9. Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year

    What could be better than books and breakfast? Maybe signed books and breakfast? Join your fellow readers and book lovers and listen to some of the year's best authors from RUSA book and media award winners and Best of Lists Authors discuss their wor ...

    NMOORE - 06/12/2019 - 08:30 - News and Press Center

  10. 2020 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposals are Now Open

    ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on June 10, 2019, for the 2020 ALA Annual Conference, to take place in Chicago, IL. on June 25-30, 2020. Once again, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, R ...

    DHUNTER - 06/10/2019 - 14:28 - News and Press Center