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Feb 22: ALCTS Exchange Call for Virtual Poster Proposals Deadline Extended to March 17

CHICAGOThe ALCTS Exchange has extended the call for virtual poster...

Feb 22: New Workshop: Dealing with Challenging Patrons

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Dealing with Challenging Patrons with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:...

Feb 22: ALA names Honorary Member

Ann K. Symons was elected to honorary membership in the American Library Association in action taken by the ALA Council on Sunday, January 22, during the Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta. Honorary membership, ALA’s highest honor, is conferred in recognition of outstanding contributions of lasting...

Feb 22: Incorporating yoga and movement into storytimes

CHICAGO — Young children love to move—and that’s a great thing! Because in addition to supporting early learning, storytime can provide young children with opportunities to explore physical movement. The centuries-old contemplative movement practice known as yoga is more than just a passing...

Feb 21: Hope Olson selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Hope A. Olson is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann...

Feb 21: Why school librarians must lead: there is no other option

CHICAGO — With the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), school libraries are poised for a potential turnaround. But there’s only one way forward: school librarians must become leaders, fully interwoven into the fabric of the educational community. And to become a truly...

Feb 21: YALSA names 2017 Writing Award winners

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named the winners of its 2017 YALSA Writing Award, with members winning in four categories.

The winners are as...

Feb 21: Sarah Jessica Parker to unveil first Book Club Central pick at 2017 Annual Conference President’s Program

“From an early age, books were my constant companions and my local library a place I could find a new friend on every shelf,” says award-winning television and film actor, producer, designer, library supporter and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker. During the President’s Program at the 2017 ALA...

Feb 21: New Workshop: Building Effective Relationships with Schools

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Effective Relationships with Schools with Jessica Anne Bratt. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place on:

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Feb 21: YALSA announces Gene Luen Yang as 2017 Teen Tech Week™ National Spokesperson

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association has announced award winning young adult author Gene Luen Yang as its 2017 Teen Tech Week national spokesperson.

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young...

Feb 20: Oregon Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee receives the 2017 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that the Oregon Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee is the recipient of the Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter...

Feb 17: PLA and ALSC release new Every Child Ready to Read® toolkit for training early childhood educators

CHICAGO —The Public Library Association (PLA) and Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) are proud to announce the release of “Every Child Ready to Read® (ECRR) @ your library® Toolkit for Serving Early Childhood Educators...

Feb 17: Blicher named 2017 Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award winner

CHICAGO – Heather Blicher, online learning librarian at Northern Virginia Community College, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award.

This annual award, sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, and...

Feb 17: Hunter and Riehman-Murphy receive ACRL CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

CHICAGO – Jennifer Hunter and Christina Riehman-Murphy, reference and instruction librarians at Penn State-Abington, have been named the 2017 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) Innovation in College Librarianship Award for their...

Feb 17: COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2016 Fall Meeting and 2017 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2016 Fall Meeting and the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

At its 2016 Fall Meeting in Chicago, the COA took the following action:

  • Precandidacy...
Feb 16: Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code founder and CEO, to open 2017 ALA Annual Conference

Since 2012, Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired more than10,000 girls across America--and they're just at the beginning of their mission to close the gender gap in tech. Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of the national non-profit organization, is also the author of the...

Feb 16: 2017 Cunha-Swartzburg Award to MetaArchive

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) Jury for the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award has selected the...

Feb 16: Karen Kiorpes receives Banks Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO—Karen Kiorpes is the recipient of the 2017 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. This award is given annually by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical...

Feb 16: New eCourse: Adult Programming - Planning for Success

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Adult Programming: Planning for Success. Amy Alessio will serve as the instructor for a 3-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Estimated...

Feb 15: Share your best practice at AASL National Conference

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is now accepting proposals for the best practice showcase to be held during the AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz. More information is available at ...

Feb 15: Hale monograph wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

CHICAGO—The recipient of the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award is Dawn Hale for her edited volume, “Shared Collections: Collaborative Stewardship“ (ALA Editions,...

Feb 15: First Step Award to Jamie Carlstone

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Jamie Carlstone, e-serials bibliographic control specialist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the recipient of the 2017 First Step Award—A Wiley Professional Development Grant...

Feb 15: Accepting Employer Participants for ACRL Placement Center Open House

The Placement Center will host an Open House/Job Fair on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., during the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) National Conference in Baltimore.

Representatives from academic...

Feb 15: MacDonald wins 2017 ACRL/IS Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

CHICAGO – Mary MacDonald, professor and head of instructional services at the University of Rhode Island, is the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section’s (IS) Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose efforts...

Feb 15: McElroy and Pagowsky receive 2017 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO – Kelly McElroy, student engagement and community outreach librarian at Oregon State University, and Nicole Pagowsky, associate librarian and instruction coordinator in the Research and Learning Department at the University of Arizona, have been chosen as the winners of the Association...

Feb 15: Archambault and McLean win 2017 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO— Susan Gardner Archambault and Lindsey McLean have been selected to receive the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on Project CORA: Community of Online Research...

Feb 15: ALA to launch Book Club Central with Sarah Jessica Parker

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is creating Book Club Central, a new online platform of reading resources, including recommendations, expert book lists and other content for book clubs and their readers. Award-winning television and film actor,...

Feb 14: Applications for United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards due May 1

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to friends of the library groups and library foundations. Applications are due May 1, 2017.

Given annually since 2000, the Baker & Taylor Awards have recognized more than...

Feb 14: ALSC announces 2017 Notable Children's Videos

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2017 list of Notable Children’s Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show...

Feb 14: LLAMA Webinar will explore how to sustain change after the excitement wears off

CHICAGO — Change management is more than just a buzzword in libraries these days. For many library leaders it has become a way of life requiring not only the ability to create change, but the ability to sustain a culture of innovation and change long-term. 

The Library Leadership and...

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