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  1. 1998

    YALSA launches Teen Read Week, setting aside the third week In October to encourage teens to read for the fun of it "Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and ma ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 15:10 - About ALA

  2. 1989

    ALA Literacy Assembly established. "To establish a focal point with ALA that will emphasize the Association’s continuing commitment to literacy beyond divisional and unit membership committees; to provide an opportunity for broad representation of th ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 14:18 - About ALA

  3. 1985

    The first School Library Month is held. "The AASL efforts for a national School Library Month were spearheaded by Lucille Thomas, chair of the School Library Media Month Committee. Thomas was appointed by President Judy King in 1983. Thomas and her c ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 14:09 - About ALA

  4. 1930

    First meeting of the Young People's Reading Round Table; now part of Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). According to the International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science, this round table was founded as part of the Childre ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:29 - About ALA

  5. 1918

    ALA opened a library for American military personnel in Paris during 1918. This library was later established (1920) as the American Library in Paris "During the closing years of World War I, when the United States entered the conflict, hundreds of A ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:30 - About ALA

  6. 1905

    The ALA has produced a number of publications during its history.  The Booklist, a guide to current library materials, began publication in 1905. It continues to be published today.  "For over 100 years Booklist magazine has helped more readers find ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:38 - About ALA

  7. Reading Revolutions: Online Digital Text and Implications for Reading in Academe

    Reading Revolutions: Online Digital Text and Implications for Reading in Academe Barry W. Cull. First Monday. Volume 16, Number 6- 6 June 2011. While the Internet is a text–saturated world, reading online screens tends to be significantly different from r ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 13:57 - Libraries Transform

  8. eBooks and Literacy in K–12 Schools

    eBooks and Literacy in K–12 Schools Felvégi, Emese & Matthew, Kathryn I.Computers in the Schools; 2012, Vol. 29 Issue 1/2, p40-52. DOI: 10.1080/07380569.2012.651421 Database: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text In th ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 15:31 - Libraries Transform

  9. Library Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

      Library Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder Lesley S. J. Farmer Autism is now the second most commonly diagnosed serious developmental disability, and the number of children identified as autistic continues to grow. Introducing what autism ...

    HDAVIES - 09/19/2012 - 11:21 - Libraries Transform

  10. Read for the Record Campaign

    Celebration Event Non-ALA Thursday, October 3, 2013 (All day) Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign,  Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is one time of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebra ...

    admin - 10/16/2014 - 15:41 - Conferences & Events