LLL 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting


DATE: Saturday, January 31, 2015
TIME: 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Plaza B
DESCRIPTION: Join colleagues to engage in a social atmosphere that is sure to provide fun. Enjoy wine, words and wisdom during the 2015 Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in Chicago, IL. Don’t miss the chance to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones at this networking fundraiser. Proceeds from the event support the ALA – APA’s work in promoting “the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers” through research, advocacy and enabling the certification of individuals in specializations beyond the initial professional degree. The ALA-APA is a nonprofit organization chartered in the State of Illinois and serves as a companion organization to the ALA, an educational association chartered in the State of Massachusetts to “promote library service and librarianship.” Have fun while also supporting a worthy cause!
TICKETS:  $50   Purchase tickets here!

LSSIRT Receives Donation from COLT

Due to waning participation over the last five years, the Council on Library/Media Technicians (COLT) has recently become inactive.  ALA-APA and LSSIRT were recently notified that COLT had a provision in their by-laws that any existing monies would go to ALA.  Jackie Lakatos, former COLT President and former ex-officio member of the LSSIRT Board, provided LSSIRT President Kareen Turner with a check for $2708.70.  The funds will be used to further the mission of LSSIRT.  Read the complete article at this link:

LSSIRT Receives Donation from COLT (pdf file)

Sari Feldman, President-Elect of ALA

Read the complete Q&A responses from Sari at this link:

Sari Feldman (pdf file)

LSSC Continues to Deliver Graduates!

The LSSRC Program has certified 23 support staff since the 2013 Annual Conference and 28 new candidates have joined.  There are 75 graduates; 46 who completed courses and/or portfolios and 29 that utilized the LTA recognition program.  Core subsidies of $200 were awarded to 35 candidates.  Read more at the ALA-APA website:


Congratulations to LJ's 2014 Paralibrarian of the Year, Clancy Pool, St. John Branch of the Whitman County Rural Library District (Washington)­ 

 Read the full article about Clancy in Library Journal online