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  1. The Sacramento Public Library chosen as site for 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture

    The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot committee has chosen Sacramento Public Library as the site of the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Neil Gaiman, a Newbery Medal author and lib ...

    ARIVERS - 07/12/2019 - 15:21 - News and Press Center

  2. ALA releases findings from NILPPA, a national study of library public programming

    Sarah Ostman Communications Manager sostman@ala.org CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has released a report outlining the findings of an intensive research study that explored the characteristics, audiences, outcomes and value of U.S. libra ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/11/2019 - 14:30 - News and Press Center

  3. New from ACRL- “The Grounded Instruction Librarian”

    CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “ The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” edited by Melissa Mallon, Lauren Hays, Cara Bradley, Rhonda H ...

    DFREE - 07/10/2019 - 11:16 - News and Press Center

  4. COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2019 Annual Conference

    Karen O'Brien Director accred@ala.org CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. What follows reflects the April 2018 policy revisi ...

    KPRICE - 07/09/2019 - 14:35 - News and Press Center

  5. Applications open for 2020 Bill Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training

    CHICAGO- The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is seeking applications for its seventh biennial “Bill Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training,” to be held on Friday, January 24, 2020, prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, P ...

    ESERRANO - 07/09/2019 - 14:36 - News and Press Center

  6. Upcoming webinar offers guidance on starting a WiFi hotspot lending program at the library

    CHICAGO-- Last month, PLA  announced a new project, supported by Microsoft Corp., called  DigitalLead: Rural Libraries Creating New Possibilities,  which seeks to increase digital skills programming and access to technology in rural communities. Through $ ...

    LDEUTSCH - 07/09/2019 - 15:07 - News and Press Center

  7. LITA Learnings: Universal Parity to Resources

    Chicago-- Sign up now for the latest LITA Learnings. Universal Parity to Resources: Rethinking Library Access Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time Presenters: Christine Elliott, Learning Services & Assessment Librarian, Juniata College ...

    MBEATTY3 - 07/09/2019 - 12:42 - News and Press Center

  8. ALA Announces Call for Applications for Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellows Program

    The American Library Association announces a call for applications for its inaugural year of the Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellows Program.  Click here for more information about the application process.   Please note that you must login as an ALA Member to a ...

    HROBISON - 07/11/2019 - 10:50 - News and Press Center

  9. 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition—Sending a message of advocacy for libraries

    Donna Hunter Marketing dhunter@ala.org CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) hosted its 138th Annual Conference & Exhibition (https://2019.alaannual.org), June 20-25, in Washington, DC. The conference was attended by more than 21,400 librar ...

    SZALUSKY - 07/08/2019 - 15:56 - News and Press Center

  10. June 2019 ITAL Issue Now Available

    Chicago-- The June 2019 issue (volume 38, number 1) of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)  is now available. Reviewed Articles and Communications No Need to Ask: Creating Permissionless Blockchains of Metadata Records (Dejah Rubel) 50 years of IT ...

    MBEATTY3 - 07/08/2019 - 12:12 - News and Press Center