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Aug 31: AASL launches survey to inform new learning standards and program guidelines

CHICAGO – In preparation for the upcoming review and revision of its learning standards and program guidelines, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched an online survey to assess attitudes and perceptions about the current AASL standards and guidelines documents. Open...

Aug 28: Seeking nominations and submissions for the 2016 RUSA Achievement Awards

CHICAGO — Beginning Sept. 1, 2015, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, is seeking nominations for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by Dec. 4,...

Aug 28: LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Jason Griffey

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring Jason Griffey, from noon – 1 p.m. Central Time on Sept. 16. Griffey will discuss his experience as a successful and innovative leader in...

Aug 27: Breakthrough debut author Sabaa Tahir ready to rock AASL national conference

CHICAGO –  Best-selling debut author Sabaa Tahir will appear as one of five featured speakers at an author breakfast presented during the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition. Tahir will discuss female character development in the...

Aug 25: ALCTS offers webinar on RDA copy cataloging and more

CHICAGO —Join ALCTS on Wednesday, Sept. 9 for “RDA for Copy Catalogers: The Basics,” a webinar presented by Vicki Sipe at 1 p.m. Central time.

Copy cataloging often involves matching an existing bibliographic record to an item. Determining whether or not a bibliographic record is a match...

Aug 25: $7,500 Curiosity Creates Grant from ALSC

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces Curiosity Creates; an exciting new grant opportunity for libraries to promote exploration and discovery for...

Aug 25: Choice launches tablet app for iPad and Android

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT Choice, the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, today announced the release of the new Choice tablet app, which makes Choice magazine available for the  iPad and Android tablets.  Current...

Aug 25: Snow named member manager of YALSA’s upcoming Teen Programming HQ website

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has named Jessica Snow, teen services team leader at Central of the Boston (Massachusetts) Public Library as the member manager of its upcoming...

Aug 21: Attend the 2015 LITA Forum
 
CHICAGO — Don’t Miss the 2015 LITA Forum in Minneapolis, Nov. 12-15, 2015
 
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Aug 21: Upcoming ACRL-Choice webinars feature makerspaces, open access, ebooks and more

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT — ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors and other experts.  Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these free interactive webinars, with topics...

Aug 20: Popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff, returns

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library...

Aug 20: New eCourse offers introduction to metadata and linked data

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces an exciting new eCourse, Metadata and Linked Data—An...

Aug 20: Learn music cataloging basics, new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning, in partnership with Music Library Association, announces a new workshop...

Aug 20: New on the Job? New eCourse/eBook bundle gives you the tools for success

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting, new eCourse/eBook bundle, New on the Job...

Aug 19: Broughton’s updated 'Essential Classification'

CHICAGO — Offering fully revised and updated guidance on how to go about classifying a document from scratch, the second edition of “Essential Classification,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, leads the novice classifier step by step...

Aug 18: Applications open for 2016 AASL awards program

CHICAGO — Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2016 awards season are now available using AASL’s online awards application. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves to be lauded...

Aug 17: Club programs for teens

CHICAGO—Want to keep the momentum going after a successful teen event? That “one off” can easily be turned into a popular monthly club that will keep young adults coming back. In their new book “Club Programs for Teens: 100 Activities...

Aug 14: ALA, Harwood Institute release new tools to help libraries lead positive community change

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA), in partnership with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, has released three new tools to help libraries engage their communities, focus efforts where they are needed most and lead positive community change.

The tools are the final...

Aug 14: Encourage Teen Patrons to vote for the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO – Voting for the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten official titles is now open.

Teens all around the world can start casting their votes for their favorite titles for the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten now through Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 18-...

Aug 14: Nominations open for YALSA’s 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has opened nominations for its Outstanding Achievement Award, which is sponsored by ABC Clio/Greenwood. The nomination period is open through Dec. 1, 2015.

The prize, worth $2,000, recognizes a member who has demonstrated...

Aug 14: New from ACRL - Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries,” edited by Sara Holder and Amber Butler Lannon.

In response to...

Aug 14: Wetta named 2015-2016 The Hub member manager

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected Molly Wetta, collection development librarian at Lawrence (Kansas) Public Library, as the new member manager of its blog, ...

Aug 13: Fundamentals of technical services

CHICAGO— Written by John Sandstrom and Liz Miller, two librarians working and teaching on the front lines, “Fundamentals of Technical Services,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, uses a functional, hands-on approach to lay out the...

Aug 11: Chelsea Clinton is 2016 Midwinter Meeting Closing Session Speaker

CHICAGO -- Chelsea Clinton will close out the 2016 Midwinter Meeting at a special session from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11. Attendees will want to be sure to stay to hear her speak about her new book “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!” that addresses our biggest...

Aug 11: Free school library advocacy packs now available through the ALA online store

CHICAGO - School library advocacy packs containing tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning are now freely available through the ALA online store. Generously sponsored by...

Aug 11: DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Voting

CHICAGO – Today the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced that DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teens to review books, will host the voting for the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Books.

For the third year in a row, DOGObooks is...

Aug 11: CILIP’s 2014-15 Yearbook

CHICAGO — CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, represents the largest professional body of librarians and information professionals in the UK. Its purpose and ambition is to promote and support the people who work to deliver a vision of a fair and economically...

Aug 11: YALSA announces Badges for Learning continuing education offering

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is expanding its professional development offerings with its Badges for Learning virtual badge program.

Librarians,...

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