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Nov 16: Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant now accepting proposals for 2015 award
CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is accepting applications from innovative researchers for the annual Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant. The $3,000 grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct research, over...
Nov 13: Accepting appointments for career counseling during the ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center will provide complimentary career counseling sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9 - 10, 2016 during the ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston.  The sessions will be held in the JobLIST Placement...

Nov 13: Learn how to advance accessibility with mobile and natural user interfaces in new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new workshop, Advancing Accessibility with Mobile: How Natural User Interfaces Make Life Easier for All Ages and Abilities, with Nicole Hennig. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is...

Nov 13: Free webcast on landing your ideal library job

CHICAGO — A new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Landing Your Ideal Library Job — will air live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Dec. 10. This free streaming video broadcast is brought to you by...

Nov 13: Strategies for giving teens the lead in developing high-appeal services

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs. Jennifer Velásquez will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Jan...

Nov 13: Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Rethinking Readers' Advisory: An Interactive Approach. Rebecca Howard and Laura Raphael will serve as the instructors for this six-week facilitated eCourse...

Nov 13: Library Instruction Round Table accepting awards nominations

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's (ALA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is now accepting nominations for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction.  The deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2015.

The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will...

Nov 13: Navigating UK copyright law

CHICAGO — The UK’s copyright legislation has been referred to as the longest, most confusing and hardest to navigate in the world. “Practical Copyright for Library and Information Professionals,” published by...

Nov 13: Emerging Leader participants for Class of 2016 announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 50 people to participate in its 2016 class of Emerging Leaders.  The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA...

Nov 13: Applications for United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants due Jan. 15

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friends Conference Grants though Jan. 15, 2016.

The United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants enable two people to attend the ALA Annual Conference....

Nov 13: Apply now for the Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO — There is nothing like attending a library conference or workshop to spark new interest, excitement and motivation in a library employee. That’s why Pat Carterette, a former staff development specialist, was always in the forefront of encouraging people to sign up, go…learn something...

Nov 11: AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition concludes after providing school librarians with tools to transform, empower

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 17th National Conference in Columbus, Ohio, has come to a close. Attended by more than 2,600 school librarians, administrators and exhibitors, the conference empowered school librarians to continue their roles as education...

Nov 10: ALA announces Center for the Future of Libraries advisory group

CHICAGO — Libraries and the communities that they serve are undergoing transformational changes. Addressing those changes, the American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries was established to provide library...

Nov 09: ALSC offers ten Building STEAM with Día mini-grants

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting proposals for the 2016 Building STEAM with Día mini-grants. To launch the yearlong celebration of Día turning 20, ALSC will award up to ten (10) libraries $2,000...

Nov 09: Empower users with mobile app literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for this five-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Nov 06: Learn how to produce, record and deliver podcasts to your patrons in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn how to use podcasting as an efficient and easy method to share news and information, promote programs and services and distribute other important content to your patrons. “...

Nov 06: Call for proposals for 2016 ALA Annual Conference Poster Session

CHICAGO – The 2016 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition poster session committee invites everyone to share their best ideas and work with the international library community by presenting a poster session in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26 in the Exhibit Hall.

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Nov 06: IFRT accepting nominations for 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

CHICAGO — The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award. The biennial award is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom and consists of $500 and a citation. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 1...

Nov 06: 'News You Can Use' sessions on Policy, Research, Technology, Privacy, Diversity/Inclusion and more at 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — In a timely and varied cluster of more than 25 “News You Can Use” sessions at 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting, experts from across library-related fields offer the latest updates on policy, research, statistics, diversity and inclusion, literacy, technology and more. The preliminary list of...

Nov 06: Applications for United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant due Jan. 15

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant though Jan. 15, 2016.

The United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friends Grant enables one member of a Friends of the Library group at a public library to...

Nov 05: ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 Bookapalooza Program
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2016 Bookapalooza Program. This program offers select libraries a collection of...
Nov 04: IRRT partners with International Librarians Network, provides financial and promotional support

CHICAGO  – The American Library Association International Relations Round Table (IRRT) has agreed to a partnership with the International Librarians Network (ILN) that recognizes the organizations’ shared interest in...

Nov 04: An introduction to information behavior

CHICAGO — “Introduction to Information Behaviour,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is an essential primer...

Nov 04: New ACRL book examines 'Modern Pathfinders'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides” by Jason Puckett.

Whether you call them research guides, subject guides or...

Nov 04: Nominate an academic librarian for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — LITA is seeking nominees for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians who have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management and/or library...

Nov 04: Paterson awarded Books for Teens Grant

CHICAGO — Seale Paterson, branch manager, and Elizabeth Granzow, library associate at the New Orleans Public Library, were awarded a Books for Teens Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Paterson and...

Nov 03: New edition of Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries available

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released a revised edition of its...

Nov 03: Learn about finding the right balance in controversial topics in children’s literature in upcoming IFRT/GLBTRT webinar

CHICAGO — Join the Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) for an upcoming webinar on how librarians can balance open access, accurate classification and ease of use for all families without discrimination as they include books...

Nov 03: ALZAD for Digital Archiving selected as distributor for ALA subscription services in Middle East

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that ALZAD for Digital Archiving (ALZAD) has been selected to serve as the distributor of ALA subscription services in the Middle East Region.  ALZAD will...

Nov 03: Ken Burns and Terry Tempest Williams in ERT/Booklist Author Forum, 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- Documentarian Ken Burns and creative nonfiction writer Terry Tempest Williams join Donna Seaman, Booklist editor for adult books, for the popular ALA Midwinter Meeting ERT/Booklist Author Forum. They will discuss “The Writer as Witness,” talking about the challenges...

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