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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.

Presented...

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...

Mar 01: Leuzinger named 2017 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award winner

CHICAGO – Julie A. Leuzinger, associate librarian and head of library learning services at the University of North Texas, has been awarded the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award....

Mar 01: COSWL Celebrates National Women’s History Month

During the entire month of March, the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) will recognize and celebrate women’s achievements with National Women’s History Month.

This year the...

Mar 01: ALA Council passes resolution on gun violence affecting libraries, library workers, and library patrons

CHICAGO – At the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the ALA Council passed a resolution on gun violence affecting libraries, library workers, and library patrons.

The resolution originally came to Council via a Membership Meeting vote at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference...

Mar 01: Ross Atkinson award given to Jeanne Drewes

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Jeanne Drewes, chief of the Binding & Collections Care Division and the Deacidification Program at the Library of Congress, as the 2017 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement...

Mar 01: Join YALSA for a Twitter Takeover during Teen Tech Week™ 2017

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) will host a twitter takeover during Teen Tech Week™, March 5-11, 2017.

Teen Tech Week...

Feb 28: Nevada County (California) Community Library awarded 2017 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2017 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the Nevada County Public Library, Nevada City, California.

The grant is designed to encourage outstanding summer reading programs by providing financial...

Feb 28: Applications now being accepted for the 2017 John Cotton Dana Awards

Eight Winners Will Receive $10,000 Development Awards

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Awards (JCD). These awards, managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA...

Feb 28: Brian E. Coutts named winner of RUSA’s Isadore Gilbert Mudge award

CHICAGO—Brian E. Coutts, Professor and Head of the Department of Library Public Services at Western Kentucky University, was selected as the 2017 winner of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, RUSA’s highest honor, for his...

Feb 28: 2017 Summer Teen Intern Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2017 Summer Teen Intern Grant.

The grant will allow libraries...

Feb 28: Tools to help you celebrate libraries, library workers during National Library Week, April 9-15

CHICAGO – Tools are available to help you celebrate National Library Week, held each April by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country.

Communities nationwide will celebrate the contributions of libraries and library workers during National Library Week,...

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