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Sep 01: Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Sep 01: Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 31, 2016.

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Aug 31: ALA announces slate of Council candidates

Chicago - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals as candidates for positions on the ALA Council.  These individuals were nominated by the Nominating Committee for the 2017 ALA Election:

Hilary Albert, Librarian II,...

Aug 31: AASL seeks members to serve on new social media editorial board

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks school library professionals to serve as members of the AASL social media editorial board. Editorial board members will be tasked with curating and composing social media posts to share on AASL platforms. To apply, please visit...

Aug 30: Filtering: The Man in the Middle, an AL Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free AL Live interactive webcast, Filtering: The Man in the Middle, with Doug Archer, Bob Bocher, Deborah...

Aug 30: Financial Management and Budgeting for Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Financial Management and Budgeting for Librarians. Sean Gaffney will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 3, 2016.

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Aug 30: Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Violet Fox will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 3, 2016...

Aug 30: Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification. Robert Bothmann will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 3,...

Aug 30: Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Aug 30: Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction: Online to Face-to-Face eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction: Online to Face-to-Face. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Aug 30: Cataloging Music Resources in RDA eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cataloging Music Resources in RDA. Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on September 12, 2016.

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Aug 29: ALA 2017 Scholarship Application Opens September 1

If you need a bit of financial help to get through your graduate program, scholarship funds are now available.  The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master's degree...

Aug 25: New Titles in the LITA Guide Series
 
A new relationship between LITA and Rowman and Littlefield publishers kicks off with the announcement of 7 recent and upcoming exciting titles on library...
Aug 25: Expert legal guidance on makerspaces, meeting rooms and displays offered in two new e-books

CHICAGO — The team of Mary Minow, Tomas A. Lipinski and Gretchen McCord offer legal answers to potentially thorny situations in two new e-books published by ALA Editions. Library makerspaces are truly transformative, inviting library users to create,...

Aug 25: Garcia-Febo, Grief seek 2018-19 ALA presidency

CHICAGO – Loida Garcia-Febo, International Library Consultant and President of Information New Wave in Brooklyn, New York, and Terri Grief, School Librarian at McCracken County High School in Paducah, Kentucky, are the candidates for the 2018-19 presidency of the American Library Association (...

Aug 24: ALSC to Host Mini Institute in Atlanta

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced a new learning opportunity for librarians serving youth. The ALSC Mini Institute is a one-day event that will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017. The...

Aug 24: Registration open for PLA 2016 post-conference webinar series

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) 2016 Conference was an extraordinary learning experience for public librarians, with over 8,000 attendees and more than 100 educational sessions presented. If you weren’t able to make it to Denver this year or missed out while you were there, PLA...

Aug 23: LLAMA webinar helps you plan an ecologically sustainable library

CHICAGO — Library communities and stakeholders increasingly place a high value on the ecological sustainability of their facilities and programs.  For library directors and managers, the question often is, “Where do I start?”  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will...

Aug 23: AASL conducts state level workshops on ESSA implementation

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), in collaboration with the ALA Office for Library Advocacy and the ALA Washington Office, is offering a complementary, comprehensive workshop on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to each AASL-affiliated state association. The...

Aug 23: Connecting preschoolers with nonfiction books through movement

CHICAGO — An underutilized source for storytime programs, quality nonfiction books can help bridge the reading gap between preschool boys and girls; boys enjoy facts and “true stuff,” and including these books in storytime helps boys see that reading can be fun. In “...

Aug 23: ACRL 2017 keynote speakers announced

Baltimore conference to feature David McCandless, Roxane Gay, Carla Hayden 

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2017...

Aug 22: Banned Books Week makes international splash across the pond

CHICAGO — Banned Books Week — an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read — is making waves across the pond. With support from the American Library Association (ALA), U.K. organizations have united to host Banned...

Aug 22: Choice announces new hires

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT – Melissa Ceraso has been named...

Aug 18: Embedded business librarianship for the public librarian

CHICAGO — When a public library invests in building relationships with business owners, professionals, and job seekers in the community, it is investing in the livelihood, well-being, and future of all of its citizens. By demonstrating how the library is a valuable resource for these patrons,...

Aug 16: ACRL teams with OCLC Research for research agenda

Researchers to collaborate on action-oriented agenda on value of academic libraries

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has selected a team from OCLC Research to design, develop, and deliver a new ACRL “Action-Oriented Research Agenda on Library...

Aug 16: Managing digital cultural objects

CHICAGO — Bringing together chapters written by leading experts in the field, “Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, Discovery and Retrieval,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides an overview of the theoretical and academic...

Aug 16: Late summer brings a tidal wave of topics with the ACRL-Choice Webinar program

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT – ACRL-Choice webinars connect...

Aug 16: Dr. Kathleen Gallagher to Present 2016 ALSC Virtual Institute Keynote

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced that Kathleen (Kate) Gallagher, Ph.D., Williams Endowed Community Chair for Early Childhood Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney and Buffett Early Childhood Institute...

Aug 15: AASL seeks proposals for 2017 ALA Annual Conference programs

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 22-27 in Chicago. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Central on...

Aug 15: RUSA offers new ecourses: Research methods, resource sharing and communication in the library

CHICAGO—Beginning in October, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will offer new six week ecourses on empirical research methods, an updated ecourse on ILL practices and procedures, and a new ecourse on communication in the library. 

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