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Jul 09: Harnessing free content with Web service APIs

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop featuring Jason Paul Michel: Harnessing Free Content with Web Service APIs. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 2...

Jul 09: Planning and preparing for RDA

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of the facilitated eCourse Planning and Preparing for RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as instructor for...

Jul 09: Serving deaf patrons in the library

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces Serving Deaf Patrons in the Library with Kathy MacMillan, a popular new workshop that will take place in two 90-minute sessions held on successive Wednesdays, Sept. 18 and 25.

MacMillan...

Jul 09: Dealing with difficult patrons

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Dealing with Difficult Patrons with Steve Albrecht. The workshop takes place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central/12:30 p.m. Mountain/11:30 a.m. Pacific on...

Jul 09: Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach with Rebecca Howard and Laura Raphael. This 90-minute workshop will take place 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m....

Jul 09: Boyhood home of Sinclair Lewis to be designated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with the Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) and the Sinclair Lewis Foundation, will designate the boyhood home of Sinclair Lewis in Sauk Centre, Minn. a Literary Landmark on Tuesday, July 16.

Harry Sinclair Lewis is perhaps...

Jul 09: Using Twitter for marketing and outreach

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop featuring Andrew Burkhardt: Using Twitter for Marketing and Outreach. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 2:30 p....

Jul 03: American Library Association Black Caucus unveils Reading is Grand! Celebrating Grand-Families

Telling Our Stories @ Your Library grant winners

CHICAGO - During the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 27 – July 2, Jerome Offord Jr., president of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), has  ...

Jul 03: Registration now open for PLA’s online train-the-technology trainer course in October

CHICAGO - The popular interactive online course, “The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer,” returns Oct. 28-Nov. 22. This four-week blended-learning program presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) is...

Jul 03: Become a confident grant writer and winner with PLA’s new online course

CHICAGO – In the competitive world of grants, it helps to have an inside edge. Sharpen your edge with a new online course, “Winning Grants for Your Library,” from the Public Library Association (PLA). This four-week course runs...

Jul 03: The 2013 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO — Updated to include the 2013 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2013 Edition,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together...

Jul 03: Remarkable books about young people with special needs

CHICAGO — Matching children with special needs to books and stories that will motivate and engage them ,“Remarkable Books About Young People with Special...

Jul 03: Richard Ford and Timothy Egan win Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, which are funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Richard Ford’s “Canada” received the medal for fiction,...

Jul 03: ALA Annual Conference focuses on transforming libraries, engaging communities

CHICAGO — As libraries reinvent themselves by meeting the challenges posed by emerging technologies, they look for creative ways to engage their communities. These issues and more were examined at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition, held June 27-July 2 in...

Jul 02: Windmill at Stony Brook Southampton to be designated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries in honor of Tennessee Williams

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with Empire State Center for the Book, will designate the windmill at Stony Brook Southampton a Literary Landmark in honor of Tennessee Williams on Saturday, July 13.

The 82-acre campus is part of SUNY (State University of New York)...

Jul 02: Ruth V. Small and Mega Subramaniam named AASL School Library Research editors

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has appointed Ruth V. Small and Mega Subramaniam as co-editors of its peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR). Small and Subramaniam assume the...

Jul 02: Mike Morgan and Larry Romans offer up to $15,000 in match challenge to grow the Stonewall Book Awards

CHICAGO — During the Stonewall Book Awards Brunch at ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago, Mike Morgan and Larry Romans announced that they will match contributions of $25 or more ($10 for text donations) to the Stonewall Book Awards up to $15,000 in a year-long effort to grow the Stonewall...

Jul 02: Elturk honored as EMIERT Distinguished Librarian at Annual Conference, donates award to organizations

CHICAGO — Ghada Elturk, outreach librarian at the Boulder (Colo.) Public Library, was honored at ALA Annual Conference as the 2013 recipient of the ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Distinguished Librarian Award. Given biennially, the award recognizes a...

Jun 30: AASL announces inaugural list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its inaugural list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. The list of 25 apps builds on AASL’s established Best Websites for Teaching & Learning...

Jun 29: AASL announces 2013 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2013 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill. The annual list honors the 25 Internet sites which provide enhanced learning and curriculum...

Jun 28: Nominations open for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Nominations opened at American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has provided ALA funding to administer the national award for an...

Jun 28: New LITA Web course available

CHICAGO - LITA is announcing the availability of Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5, presented by Jason Clark of Montana State University Library, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CDT on August 2, 5, 7, and 9, 2013.

Geolocation, Native video...

Jun 27: Bestselling authors call for library e-book lending

ALA Launches “Authors for Library E-books” Campaign

CHICAGO —Today, Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the launch of “Authors for Library Ebooks...

Jun 26: Library Copyright Alliance hails WIPO for landmark victory for the blind

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Library Copyright Alliance applauds the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for finalizing the Treaty for the Blind, a treaty that will allow nations to share or make accessible copies for the print disabled in other countries, who more often than not, have...

Jun 25: 2013 Diversity & Outreach Fair celebrates creating integrated and meaningful experiences for people with disabilities

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) has selected 27 presentations for the 2013 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 p.m. – 5:30 p .m. on Saturday, June 29 in the Special Events area of Hall A1 at McCormick Place during ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago...

Jun 25: HRDR Office celebrates 40 years

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR—previously known as the Office for Library Personnel Resources (OLPR)) will celebrate its 40th anniversary from noon - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center, located in the...

Jun 25: ALA to Senate: 'Protect Privacy and Civil Liberties'

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the American Library Association joined 38 other companies and civil liberties organizations to urge the Senate (PDF) to...

Jun 25: Register your library to win a free one-year subscription to the Virtual Career Library

CHICAGO — Do your library patrons need job search and career exploration support in today’s tough economy? Then head on over to the ALA JobLIST Placement Center or the ALA Membership Pavilion at the ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago to register your library to win a free one-year...

Jun 25: 2013 ALA scholarship recipients announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship Program is announcing the scholarship recipients for 2013-2014.  Recipients were selected for the following categories: General, Support Staff and Specialty or Practice area, in children’s services, new media and federal librarianship...

Jun 25: Join YALSA’s summer reading site and gain access to resources, including a FREE webinar

CHICAGO — Summer is in full bloom, and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is celebrating by providing libraries and educators with a great summer reading program resource. Librarians and educators can now access a free...

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