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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Kelli J. Hayes Selected as 2019 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

    The American Library Association and SAGE announced Kelli J. Hayes of Fair Lawn, New Jersey as the recipient of the 2019 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. Hayes hopes to become “an active participant in the curation and organization of b ...

    BCALVIN - 07/29/2019 - 13:01 - News and Press Center

  5. Julia Stone Selected as 2019 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient

    The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Julia Stone of Ashtabula, Ohio as the recipient of the 2019 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship. The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a libra ...

    BCALVIN - 07/29/2019 - 11:53 - News and Press Center

  6. Upcoming free webinar focuses on data-visualization techniques

    CHICAGO-- The Public Library Association (PLA) will present a webinar next month designed to help public library professionals apply data-visualization techniques to their work. The webinar is presented as part of PLA's Performance Measurement Initia ...

    LDEUTSCH - 08/01/2019 - 10:57 - News and Press Center

  7. Mackenzie Schley Selected as 2019 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

    The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Mackenzie Schley of Sherburn, Minnesota as the 2019 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.   The scholarship was named for a long-time ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office ...

    BCALVIN - 07/26/2019 - 16:04 - News and Press Center

  8. ALA denounces new Macmillan library lending model, urges library customers to voice objections

    Emily Wagner Assistant Director, Communications ewagner@alawash.org WASHINGTON, DC- The American Library Association (ALA) denounces the new library ebook lending model announced today by Macmillan Publishers. Under the new model, a library may purchase o ...

    SZALUSKY - 07/25/2019 - 10:13 - News and Press Center

  9. Millar champions the value of evidence in new Archival Futures book

    CHICAGO — The safeguarding of authentic facts is essential, especially in this disruptive Orwellian age, where digital technologies have opened the door to a post-truth world in which “alternative facts” can be so easily accepted as valid. And because fac ...

    RCHRISTOPHER - 07/25/2019 - 08:35 - News and Press Center

  10. Colleen A. Kingsbury Selected as 2019 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

    The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Colleen A. Kingsbury of White Lake, Michigan as the 2019 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.   The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a m ...

    BCALVIN - 07/24/2019 - 11:34 - News and Press Center