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  1. RUSA offers course on Mastering Emotional Intelligence

    Register now for the upcoming  Mastering Emotional Intelligence   course being offered by the Reference and User Services Association. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is an indispensable skill that can help you and your staff communicate more effectively and ...

    NMOORE - 08/07/2019 - 11:06 - News and Press Center

  2. YALSA announces new, month-long teen celebration, TeenTober

    CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s new, month-long celebration will be named TeenTober and will take place every October. In June, a naming contest was held for the celebration and teens across the nation voted and selected “ ...

    ALAM - 08/07/2019 - 09:04 - News and Press Center

  3. Freedom to Read Foundation Announces Fall 2019 Course Scholarship Recipients

    Monica Cammack and Joann Elmiger are the recipients of the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Intellectual Freedom Course Scholarship. The recipients will receive funding toward intellectual freedom courses at San Jose State University (SJSU) and the University ...

    YBROWN - 08/16/2019 - 10:48 - News and Press Center

  4. Freedom to Read Foundation announces five recipients of 2019 Banned Books Week event grants

    The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) awarded five $1000 grants to nonprofit institutions in support of 2019 Banned Books Week events (September 22-28, 2019) an annual event celebrating the Freedom to Read. The grants, a project of FTRF’s Judith F. Krug M ...

    YBROWN - 08/05/2019 - 12:55 - News and Press Center

  5. Public Library Association condemns Macmillan Publishers library lending model

    CHICAGO-- The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has joined its parent organization in denouncing Macmillan Publishers’ new library eBook lending model. Under the new model, scheduled to take effect Nov ...

    LDEUTSCH - 07/31/2019 - 16:26 - 1 comment - News and Press Center

  6. Ruth Mahaffy Awarded 2019 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship

    Ruth Mahaffy has been selected to receive the 2019  LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor. Mahaffy will graduate from Emporia State University' ...

    JLEVINE - 08/01/2019 - 09:22 - News and Press Center

  7. AASL releases guide to develop inclusive learners and citizens

    Jennifer Habley Manager, Web Communications jhabley@ala.org CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new resource guide to support school librarians in nurturing inclusive learning communities. “Developing Inclusive Le ...

    JHABLEY - 07/30/2019 - 13:02 - News and Press Center

  8. ALA releases recommendations for improved public library services to new Americans

    Sarah Ostman Communications Manager sostman@ala.org CHICAGO — As immigration rises to the forefront of public discourse, public libraries continue to be a trusted resource for new Americans seeking to gain familiarity and skills in a new land. To help lib ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/30/2019 - 15:24 - News and Press Center

  9. Bean Yogi Selected as 2019 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient

    The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Bean Yogi of Seattle, Washington as the 2019 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship. The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professo ...

    BCALVIN - 08/02/2019 - 16:28 - News and Press Center

  10. LLAMA Webinar helps library leaders guide their staffs through changing roles

    LLAMA Webinar helps library leaders guide their staffs through changing roles For decades, front-line circulation and access services staff focused primarily on the transactional nature of circulating materials. But times have changed, and those same staf ...

    FREULAND - 07/30/2019 - 11:35 - News and Press Center