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  1. Read for Later- “As the pervasiveness, complexity, and scale of these systems grow, the lack of meaningful accountability and oversight is an increasingly urgent concern.”

    This week’s headline quotes the AI Now Institute’s new report exploring how artificial intelligence-based tools are being deployed with little regard for potential ill effects in places where they can deeply affect thousands or millions of people (TechCru ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/17/2018 - 23:20 - Professional Tools

  2. Lemony Snicket Prize application

    The Lemony Snicket Prize is given annually to a librarian who has faced adversity with integrity and dignity intact. Personal Data Notification The ALA (American Library Association and its units) and the ALA-APA (Allied Professional Association) (collect ...

    RGERBER - 10/23/2018 - 11:07 - Professional Tools

  3. ALA TechSource Subscription

    Subscribe ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter. Library Technology Reports, published 8 times annually, offer focused coverage on products, tools, and projects. Smart Libraries Newsletter, a monthly, offers li ...

    SBIRES - 01/27/2016 - 16:27 - Professional Tools

  4. Preparation Workshop for New Racial Healing Circle Practitioners: Participants

    The following library workers and educators have been selected to participate in the Preparation Workshop for New Racial Healing Circle Practitioners, which will take place in Chicago, Illinois on March 21-22, 2019. This workshop is being offered by the A ...

    SOSTMAN - 03/26/2019 - 10:05 - Professional Tools

  5. Read for Later- “You really cannot thrive as an institution by starving the neighborhood around you and being so singularly focused on your own goals”

    This week’s headline quotes Omar Blaik, former vice president of facilities and real estate services at the University of Pennsylvania, on the rise of colleges and universities leading the revitalization of local communities through the development of bus ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/26/2018 - 16:50 - Professional Tools

  6. Honorary Membership Nomination

    Honorary Membership is considered to be ALA’s highest honor.  Honorary membership may be conferred on a living citizen of any country whose contribution to librarianship or a closely related field is so outstanding that it is of lasting importance to the ...

    RGERBER - 06/05/2018 - 16:27 - Professional Tools

  7. ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award Nomination Form

    The award recognizes a library that demonstrates excellence in library programming by creating a cultural/thematic program type or program series, presented during the preceding year, that engages the community in planning, sponsorship and/or active parti ...

    RGERBER - 05/30/2018 - 10:42 - Professional Tools

  8. Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship Nomination Form

    An annual award of achievement honoring an individual for contributing significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching, and/or writing. Personal Data Notification The ALA (American Libra ...

    RGERBER - 05/30/2018 - 10:42 - Professional Tools

  9. Equality Award Nomination Form

    An annual award given to an individual or group for outstanding contribution toward promoting equality in the library profession. The contribution may be either a sustained one or a single outstanding accomplishment. The award may be given for an activist ...

    RGERBER - 05/30/2018 - 10:42 - Professional Tools

  10. Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award Nomination Form

    An annual award recognizing and honoring a librarian who invests time and talent to make positive changes in the profession of librarianship by: taking risks to further the cause; helping new librarians grow and achieve; working for change within the Amer ...

    RGERBER - 05/30/2018 - 10:42 - Professional Tools