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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,...

Aug 10: Learn how to engage teen parents in early literacy practices in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO – The Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) initiative has provided a powerful toolkit for introducing parents to early literacy practices. When those parents also happen to be teenagers, it helps to take a fun-yet-thoughtful approach to...

Aug 06: Babies Need Words Every Day to bridge the word gap

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces the release of the new Babies Need Words Every Day materials. These shareable resources were designed to help...

Aug 06: Gronski wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2015 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO – Izabel Gronski, a student at Syracuse University, has won the 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

The stipend provides Gronski with up to $1,000 to attend the 2015 symposium, which will be held Nov. 6–8,...

Aug 06: Evolve your professional practice with a preconference at AASL15

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition promises to help school library professionals evolve their practice with its offering of full- and half-day preconference workshops on a variety of timely and relevant topics. The conference...

Aug 06: Yu wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2015 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Katie Yu, a media specialist at Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville, Maryland, won the 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend provides Yu with up to $1,000 to attend the 2015...

Aug 06: Interpreting the UK Copyright Act

CHICAGO— Graham P. Cornish’s “Copyright: Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Services,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the...

Aug 06: Free advocacy training curriculum now available for public libraries

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to announce that the advocacy training curriculum Turning the Page: Supporting Libraries, Strengthening Communities is now available online. This training curriculum is an...

Aug 04: Connect and plug in with your library card — September is Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO — September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country promote the value of a library card and library services. From finding a job, starting a new business, to getting homework help and becoming more engaged in your...

Aug 04: New privacy guidelines encourage libraries and vendors to work together to protect reader privacy

CHICAGO — On June 29, 2015, the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee approved a new document, "Library Privacy Guidelines for E-book Lending and Digital Content Vendors."  The document, which outlines best practices for vendors to follow to protect the privacy of library...

Aug 04: Building a local history reference collection at your library

CHICAGO — A collection of local history materials is useful to a wide variety of library users, from genealogists and family historians, to patrons researching the history of their home or church and local students searching for class project resources. Kathy Marquis and Leslie Waggener speak...

Aug 04: Unique and historic Columbus on display during AASL national conference educational tours

CHICAGO – “Early evolving” attendees of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition are invited to participate in tours featuring a Tony Award winner, metal whistles and delicious buckeyes. Three preconference educational tours will offer...

Jul 31: New eCourse - Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting, new eCourse, Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction: Online to Face-to-Face. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Sept. 14...

Jul 31: New eCourse from ALA Editions: Intermediate Instructional Design for Information Literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Intermediate Instructional Design for Information Literacy. Cinthya Ippoliti will serve as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Sept. 14, 2015....

Jul 31: New advanced eCourse: Copyright 101

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), is offering a new 12-week...

Jul 31: ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 Penguin Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2016 Penguin Young Readers Group Awards.  This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group, provides a $600 stipend...

Jul 31: ACRL releases 'Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians.” Authored by Cassandra Kvenild and Melissa Bowles-Terry, “Classroom Assessment...

Jul 29: Libraries cheer passage of strong open access legislation in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C.―Today, public access to federally-funded research took one momentous move forward with the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs' vote to support the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 (FASTR). The legislation would...

Jul 28: Rachelle Jones of Clinton, Maryland chosen for the 2015 ALA Century Scholarship

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Rachelle Jones of Clinton, Maryland as the 2015 Century Scholarship recipient.

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library program...

Jul 28: The CILIP guide to portfolio building

CHICAGO — Reflecting on achievements and presenting evidence of enhanced knowledge and skills underpin many professional and educational qualifications. Building a portfolio is key to recording and demonstrating this professional development and gaining official recognition in the form of...

Jul 28: Justin Matthew Resti selected as the 2015 Peter Lyman Memorial Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO — The American Library Association and SAGE announced Justin Matthew Resti will receive the 2015 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. 

The Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media was created in memory of Peter Lyman, former university librarian and...

Jul 28: Rachel Eaton selected as the 2015 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Rachel Eaton of Fayetteville, Arkansas as the recipient of the 2015 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support staff...

Jul 28: Reid Craig receives the 2015 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship

The American Library Association (ALA) has named Reid Craig of Portland, Oregon as the 2015 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who made many contributions...

Jul 28: Hildreth, Wong running for 2016-19 ALA treasurer

CHICAGO – Susan H. Hildreth, executive director of the Califa Group, Pacific Library Partnership, Peninsula Library System and administrator of the NorthNet Library System in San Mateo, California, and Patricia M. (Patty) Wong, county librarian and chief archivist of the Yolo County Library in...

Jul 27: ALA Public Programs Office announces redesigned website, ProgrammingLibrarian.org

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announces the launch of its redesigned website, ProgrammingLibrarian.org, a resource for library programming-related news, ideas and support for all types of...

Jul 24: Marla Jo Black selected as the 2015 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Marla Jo Black of Kissimmee, Florida as the 2015 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a master’s degree in library and...

Jul 24: Timothy Ryan Dewysockie chosen as the 2015 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Timothy Ryan Dewysockie of Berlin, New Jersey, as the 2015 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a library support staff worker who is pursuing a master’s degree in...

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