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  1. Grant Administration- Diversity Research Grants

    All the documents and forms you will need to administer your Diversity Research Grant award are accessible below. You are also welcome to correspond directly with your assigned Advisor from the Advisory Committee or to reach staff by emailing diversity@al ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 07/18/2017 - 16:24 - Professional Tools

  2. Read for Later- “There’s no reason everyone can’t be a college student and engaged in what this community has to offer for the entirety of their lives”

    This week’s headline quotes Arizona State University president Michael Crow at a groundbreaking ceremony for ASU Mirabella, a new retirement housing complex under construction at the university that will allow residents to take classes, make use of campus ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/14/2019 - 20:23 - Professional Tools

  3. Read for Later- "It's like any other tool and can be used for good or bad; it depends on how you use it.”

    This week’s headline quotes Rebecca Spang, a historian and professor at Indiana University Bloomington, on the uses and benefits of machine learning in the humanities (ArsTechnica “Machine learning can offer new tools, fresh insights for the humanities”). ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/07/2019 - 22:03 - Professional Tools

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Read for Later- “This robot won’t do any of your work. In fact, it might just get in the way.”

    This week’s headline quotes Kaname Hayashi, designer and developer of the Lovot, a robot designed to hack human emotions by functioning more like a pet or buddy, like R2-D2, roaming around the house, making noises that sound like meows and chirps mixed to ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/31/2018 - 12:16 - Professional Tools

  7. Read for Later- “The lobby is the new public square”

    This week’s headline quotes Aytan Litwin, founder and chief executive officer of White Space, a company that manages the manufacturing of custom interiors for hospitality and commercial spaces, on the rise of hotel lobbies and common spaces designed as a ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/26/2018 - 19:36 - Professional Tools

  8. Self-Driving Cars

    Supported by cameras, light detection and ranging systems, radar, sensors, advanced GPS, and millions of miles of training data, self-driving technology will improve to create cars, trucks, and shuttles that safely and efficiently transport people, goods, ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/12/2019 - 09:39 - Professional Tools

  9. Resources for ALA's Great Stories Club Series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

    Background In October 2017, ALA received a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to develop new Great Stories Club (GSC) series inspired by their Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Framework. To learn more about the TRHT Framework and down ...

    SOSTMAN - 03/08/2019 - 11:15 - Professional Tools

  10. 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