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Jan 24: AASL opens sixth year of “School Libraries Count!” longitudinal survey

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has announced the launch of the sixth year of its longitudinal study. “School Libraries Count!” gathers basic data about the status of school library programs across the country. AASL will use this information to develop advocacy...

Jan 24: New scholarship opportunity for library student to attend PLA 2012

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering a scholarship to one library school student to attend the PLA 2012 Conference, March 13-17 in Philadelphia. The...

Jan 24: New workshop: Create Presentations that Don't Put People to Sleep

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Creating Presentations that Don't Put People to Sleep with Maurice Coleman.

Learn how to banish that barrage of...

Jan 24: New workshop will show public librarians how to effectively manage electronic resources

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Managing Electronic Resources in Public Libraries with Michael Santangelo.

Whether you’re launching or...

Jan 24: Free Midwinter tech wrap-up will feature Jason Griffey, Sue Polanka and Marshall Breeding

CHICAGOALA TechSource is happy to announce that we're continuing our free, conference-wrapping webinars with The 2012 ALA TechSource Midwinter Tech Wrapup. Our expert panel will...

Jan 24: Sue Polanka's e-book workshop is back by popular demand

By popular demand, ALA TechSource announces another session of its best-selling workshop, Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library with Sue Polanka.

With the recent explosion in the...

Jan 24: Free webinar: An introduction to the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC)

CHICAGO - The Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC), a national certification program that allows library support staff to demonstrate competencies and be certified by the...

Jan 24: YALSA names 2012 Fabulous Films for Young Adults

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 Fabulous Films for Young Adults list. The list identifies a body of films relating...

Jan 24: 2012 Rainbow Books list highlights quality GLBTQ books for children and teens

DALLAS – The 2012 Rainbow Books list, a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association (...

Jan 24: Carlson, Shutts win BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO — Erik Carlson , teen librarian at the White Plains (N.Y.) Public and Cynthia Shutts, teen librarian of the White Oak Library District, Romeoville (Ill.) Branch, won the 2011 BWI/YALSA Collection Development...

Jan 24: Support for school libraries, Youth Media Awards, growth of technology in libraries hot topics at Midwinter Meeting

DALLAS—The challenges to school libraries and all library budgets were popular topics at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting.  Attendees were encouraged to support the efforts of Carl Harvey, president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL...

Jan 24: YALSA names 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The list of 56 titles, drawn from 78 official...

Jan 24: YALSA names 2012 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list. The list for those ages 12-18 is drawn...

Jan 23: ALA recognizes four library programs as top cutting-edge services in third annual contest

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA)...

Jan 23: 2012 Stonewall Book Awards announced

DALLAS – The 2012 Stonewall Book Awards were announced today by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA ...

Jan 23: Sneve, Guest and Fortunate Eagle win American Indian Youth Literature Awards

DALLAS – The American Indian Library Association has selected "“The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood” (2011), written by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, illustrated by Ellen Beier; “Free Throw” (2011) and “Triple Threat” (2011), both written by Jacqueline...

Jan 23: 2012 Over the Rainbow list recognizes 74 quality LGBT fiction and nonfiction titles

DALLAS – The 2012 Over the Rainbow Project book list, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA...

Jan 23: 2012 Amelia Bloomer List celebrates feminist perspective in books for young readers

DALLAS – The Amelia Bloomer Project, a product of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table’s (SRRT) Feminist Taskforce, announced the 2012 Amelia Bloomer List at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in...

Jan 23: Waldman, Chang, Shang, Thompson and Young win 2012 APALA Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature

DALLAS – The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) has selected “The Submission,” written by Amy Waldman; “The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond the Rape of Nanking,” written by Ying-Ying Chang; “The Great...

Jan 23: YALSA announces 2012 Alex Awards

DALLAS- The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the 2012 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, were announced today at...

Jan 23: Susan Cooper wins 2012 Edwards Award for The Dark Is Rising Sequence

DALLAS – Susan Cooper is the recipient of the 2012 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for The Dark Is Rising Sequence: “Over Sea, Under Stone”; “The Dark Is Rising”; “Greenwitch”; “The Grey King”; and “Silver on the Tree.” The Young...

Jan 23: 'Where Things Come Back' wins 2012 William C. Morris Award

DALLAS –“Where Things Come Back,” written byJohn Corey Whaley and published by Antheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, has been named the 2012 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously...

Jan 23: 'The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism &Treachery' wins 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

DALLAS –“The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery,”written bySteve Sheinkin and published by Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, has been named the 2012 winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in...

Jan 23: 'Where Things Come Back' wins 2012 Printz Award

DALLAS– “Where Things Come Back,” written by debut author John Corey Whaley, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing,has won the 2012 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. The Young Adult Library Services...

Jan 23: 2012 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

DALLAS – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award was announced today during the...

Jan 23: Michael Morpurgo to deliver 2013 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

DALLAS– Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo will deliver the 2013 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20 – 24...

Jan 23: 2012 Batchelder Award honors Eerdmans Books for Young Readers for 'Soldier Bear'

DALLAS – Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., is the winner of the 2012 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “Soldier Bear.”The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library...

Jan 23: Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard win 2012 Carnegie Medal for 'Children Make Terrible Pets'

DALLAS – Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard of Weston Woods Studios, Inc., producers of “Children Make Terrible Pets,” are the 2012 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (...

Jan 23: Kadir Nelson, Shane W. Evans win 2012 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

DALLAS – Kadir Nelson, author of “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans,” and Shane W. Evans, illustrator of “Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom,” are the winners of the 2012 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of...

Jan 23: Listening Library wins 2012 Odyssey Award for 'Rotters'

DALLAS – Listening Library, an imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group, Random House, Inc., producer of the audiobook, “Rotters,” has won the 2012 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library Association (ALA)...

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