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Aug 19: ACRL-CHOICE fall webinar program for academic libraries

Middletown, Conn. The ACRL-CHOICE webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers and other experts who serve their market is back  with an exciting new fall roster of topics and speakers discussing issues pertinent...

Aug 19: ALSC dues changes go into effect Sept. 1

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service for Children reminded members and prospective members to be aware of an upcoming dues change. The change will take place on Sept. 1, 2013.

In April, the ALSC membership voted to approve the change to the dues structure. The changes impact...

Aug 13: Iowa high school students learn how to check facts in opinion columns through the News Know-how project

CHICAGO - America is rich in opinions. This is especially true when it comes to its politics.

Between newspaper and magazine columns and television and radio commentary, it is always easy to find pundits from both ends of the political spectrum freely airing their views on any number of...

Aug 13: ALA awards six new Spectrum Doctoral Fellowships

CHICAGO - As part of the Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program: Building Change, a diversity recruitment program funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Spectrum Scholarship Program is pleased to partner with six doctoral degree programs to support a new cohort of Spectrum...

Aug 13: Don't miss early bird registration rates for AASL national conference

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages members planning to register for the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition to do so before the Aug. 22 early bird registration deadline by visiting national.aasl.org. On Aug...

Aug 13: No-nonsense guidance on training in libraries

CHICAGO — In order to make an impact with users, library staff must be well trained and up-to-date. Training is often delivered by library managers, development officers and trainers who may have limited budgets with access to few resources. “...

Aug 13: Free LLAMA webinar presents cover letter and resume tips

CHICAGO - The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Cover Letter and Resume Tips to Get an Interview” from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.  This free webinar is geared towards  library students, recent graduates or job changers....

Aug 13: Landgraf’s citizen science guide for families

CHICAGO — People of all ages and backgrounds can discover how to contribute to real scientific research with “Citizen Science Guide for Families: Taking Part in Real Science...

Aug 13: Honor the best in the profession with an AASL award

CHICAGO – Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2014 awards season are now available using AASL’s online awards database. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a...

Aug 13: Volunteer to serve on ALA or Council committees for 2014 - 2015

CHICAGO — Courtney L. Young, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA and Council committees for the 2014-2015 term (terms start on July 1, 2014). Committee appointments will be finalized at the 2014 ALA...

Aug 13: LLAMA webinar will focus on library fundraising on the Web

CHICAGO - When fundraising for your Library, how do you effectively reach donors over the Web? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “A Conversation about Websites for Library Fundraising: Perspectives from Duke University and the University of Texas”...

Aug 13: LLAMA webinar explores using focus groups to gather data

CHICAGO - Are you looking for an easy way to gather data about your library users’ needs and preferences that is fast and economical?  Then focus groups may be your best choice. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Getting Started with User Focus Groups” from 1...

Aug 12: Bestselling author Cory Doctorow supports library ebook lending

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In a video released today by the American Library Association's (ALA) Campaign for America's Libraries, bestselling author Cory Doctorow lends his public support for fair and equitable ebook lending practices for...

Aug 12: ALCTS technical services fundamentals Web courses return for 2013–14 academic year

CHICAGO — Registration is now open for the 2013-14 sessions of the popular “Fundamentals” Web courses, offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), including the newly redesigned and...

Aug 12: MOOCs, metadata tools and more on ALCTS fall webinar schedule

CHICAGO — Register now  for exciting webinars offered this fall by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). From MOOCs to metadata,...

Aug 07: New Jersey State Library renews its subscription to United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy

PHILADELPHIA — The New Jersey State Library has renewed its statewide subscription to United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy, a series of online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.

 “Due to the overwhelmingly positive...

Aug 07: ALA gears up for national Digital Inclusion Survey

Public libraries can log on starting Sept. 3, 2013 

CHICAGO — Starting this September, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Research & Statistics and the...

Aug 06: PLA 2014 ConverStation proposal period ends Friday, Aug. 16

CHICAGO — The deadline to submit a ConverStation proposal for the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference is fast approaching. All proposals must be submitted online by 11...

Aug 06: YALSA and Soho Teen partner to promote Teen Read Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced Monday, July 29, 2013,  its new partnership with Soho Teen in promoting Teen Read Week™.   Teen Read Week will be celebrated Oct. 13 – 19 with the theme “Seek the Unknown @ your library.”

“We’re very appreciative of...

Aug 06: Register now for career development facilitator training

Attention professionals  who help out-of-work adults find job-search resources!

CHICAGO — A new eLearning course using a distance learning format, videoconferencing and virtual collaboration starts in September!

As a library worker or professional who works with those seeking...

Aug 06: The future of the library catalogue

CHICAGO— New digital technologies, the Internet, and user expectations have changed the role of the catalogue in libraries considerably in recent years.  “Catalogue 2.0: The...

Aug 06: ALCTS Board endorses Digitization Capture Recommendations

CHICAGO — At the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago this past June, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed “Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations.”   A Task Force of the Preservation and...

Aug 06: LITA webinar: Setting a Course for Social Media Success

CHICAGO — LITA is offering a webinar All Aboard - The Party’s Starting! Setting a Course for Social Media Success, presented by Mary Anne Hansen, Doralyn Rossmann, Angela Tate, and Scott Young of Montana...

Aug 06: Gathering and Using Community Data: Making the Best Decisions for Your Library

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new workshop, Gathering and Using Community Data: Making the Best Decisions for Your Library with Marie Pyko and Thad Hartman. This 90-minute workshop will take place on...

Aug 06: YALSA’s updated Teen Book Finder app now available in the Apple App Store

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched an updated version of its free Teen Book Finder app that now includes all titles that appeared on YALSA’s 2013 lists of recommended reading and/or that were honored...

Aug 06: Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Dr. Lesley Farmer, a new two-part workshop that will take place on Wednesdays, November 13 and 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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Aug 05: ALA President Barbara Stripling unveils 'Declaration for the Right to Libraries'

            Signing event first of a series that will take place throughout the nation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling unveiled the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries” during a signing ceremony at Nashville...

Aug 05: ALA Graphics Fall 2013 Catalog now available

CHICAGO—ALA Graphics has released its Fall 2013 catalog featuring 48 pages of exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries across the nation.  Gracing the cover of the...

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