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Mar 07: New free webinar on bikes and libraries

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting free webinar, Bikes and Libraries: Pedaling Toward Innovative Outreach, Health, and Sustainability...

Mar 07: How to Design Your Own Library READ Poster: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Build relationships with your community and patrons using the READ Design Studio! In the next episode of American Libraries Live, ALA Graphics staff will teach you how to create your own READ posters. You’ll learn how to create professional-looking READ posters using layered design...

Mar 07: ALA and 170 public interest organizations call on FCC and Congress to protect and enforce strong net neutrality rules and secure the open internet

Washington, DC – On the eve of the Senate Commerce Committee’s first Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Oversight Hearing of 2017, the American Library...

Mar 07: 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Selection Committee announced

The 2018 committee is starting work on selecting titles for the longlist for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, now in their seventh year. The 2018 committee includes the following experts...

Mar 07: PLA releases digital literacy tutorials in Spanish

CHICAGO — Spanish speakers will now have access to digital literacy training resources thanks to recent efforts by the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association. PLA announced today that all learning content on its website...

Mar 07: LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Miguel Figueroa

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present "Learning and Leading Together Toward the Future of Libraries," on Mar. 29, from noon to 1:00 pm, Central Time. This free webinar, featuring Miguel Figueroa, is...

Mar 07: ASCLA Spring Online Learning

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association, offers convenient, year round online learning opportunities to further your knowledge and career skills. ASCLA's online...

Mar 07: eCourse on Fundraising and Grantsmanship Starting

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is offering a six-week course on Fundraising and Grantsmanship.  The online asynchronous sessions will be available on six sequential Mondays from March 6 – April...

Mar 07: Breaking down barriers to collaboration by facilitating workshops

CHICAGO — “Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, leads readers through a unique framework that breaks down barriers to collaboration while also...

Mar 06: East Side Freedom Library named winner of John Sessions Memorial Award

CHICAGO—The East Side Freedom Library was selected as the 2017 winner of the John Sessions Memorial Award. The award, sponsored by the ...

Mar 06: New Workshop: How to Hire a New Library Employee

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Hire a New Library Employee with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place on:

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Mar 06: Seangill 'Peter' Bae, winner of Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

CHICAGO—Seangill 'Peter' Bae, Circulation Services Director of Firestone Library at Princeton University, was selected as the 2017 winner of the Virginia Boucher-OCLC...

Mar 06: Choice Reviews Reaches A Significant Milestone - 200,000 Reviews

CHICAGO; MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Twenty-eight years after its launch, the Choice Reviews...

Mar 06: Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni to speak at 2017 ALA Annual Conference reception to benefit Cultural Communities Fund

CHICAGO — Renowned poet, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni will headline a special reception to benefit the American Library Association (ALA) Cultural Communities Fund (CCF) at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago...

Mar 06: Fundamentals of electronic resources management

CHICAGO — It’s a real challenge to get up to speed with the continually evolving field of electronic resources management (ERM). Alana Verminski and Kelly Marie Blanchat were once new on the job themselves, crossing over from research instruction and the vendor side of scholarly publishing. They...

Mar 06: RUSA Spring Online Learning

CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association,  offers multiple online professional development opportunities year round that are open to the public. Whether you want to acquire new skills or sharpen your current skills, RUSA's...

Mar 03: SustainRT offers $500 travel award to attend ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

CHICAGO - The American Library Association Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) is inviting submissions for its first-ever travel award, featuring a $500 good for travel costs for ALA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago. 

To apply for the award, applicants are invited to submit a 60...

Mar 03: Erin Cavell named 2017 winner of Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award

CHICAGO--Erin Cavell, Small Business Librarian at Minneapolis Central Library, Hennepin County Library has been selected as the 2017 ...

Mar 03: Raymond Pun named winner of Emerald Research Grant for “Mapping Collaborations”

CHICAGO—Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian at California State University, Fresno was named the 2017 winner of the Emerald Research Grant, administered by the Business and Reference Services...

Mar 03: Including individuals and community groups in cultural heritage preservation

CHICAGO — The internet as a platform for facilitating human organization without the need for organizations has, through social media, created new challenges for cultural heritage institutions. Challenges include but are not limited to: how to manage copyright, ownership, orphan works, open data...

Mar 02: Sen. Jon Tester receives American Library Association’s 2017 James Madison Award

WASHINGTON, DC — Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) is the 2017 recipient of the American Library Association's James Madison Award, the ALA's Washington Office announced today.

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Mar 02: David Wright wins NoveList’s Margaret E. Monroe Award for library adult services

CHICAGO— David Wright, Readers’ Services Librarian at Seattle Public Library, was selected as the 2017 ...

Mar 02: New eCourse: Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 1,...

Mar 02: New eCourse: 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits. Ed Rossman will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 1, 2017.

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Mar 02: PLA partners with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for free webinar on financial literacy and outcomes

CHICAGO – Money Smart week (April 22-29) is quickly approaching! Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to prepare for the financial literacy programs and events at your library! PLA is partnering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and...

Mar 02: New eCourse/eBook Bundle: Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction. Heidi Buchanan & Beth McDonough will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 1, 2017...

Mar 02: ALA seeks proposals for 2017-2018 Diversity Research Grants through April 15

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues...

Mar 01: A cutting edge readers' advisory guide to graphic novels

CHICAGO — Ensuring its continued usefulness as a tool for both RA and collection development, Francisca Goldsmith’s ”The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels,” published by ALA Editions...

Mar 01: Schaeffer named 2017 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

CHICAGO – Deborah L. Schaeffer, instruction and reference librarian and liaison librarian to the School of Social Work (retired) at California State University-Los Angeles, is the recipient of the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section...

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