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May 01: Celebrate excellence in children’s and young adult literature at the 2012 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast

CHICAGO — The Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee will celebrate the best in children’s and young adult literature representing the African-American experience at the 2012 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast from 7 – 9:30 a...

May 01: ALSC summer online courses start July 9

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of the schedule for summer 2012 online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, July 9, 2012.

ALSC...
May 01: B-Logistics offers discount to ALTAFF members

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is welcoming B-Logistics to its family of corporate sponsors.

B-Logistics helps libraries sell, donate and recycle unused books and media...

May 01: 2012 ALA Annual Conference Scheduler is open and ready to help you plan

CHICAGO — The ALA Annual Conference Scheduler is now open! Attendees who haven’t used it before will be delighted at all it can do for them as they see the full scope of what is offered, while planning and organizing their conference...

Apr 30: American Libraries Digital Supplement: 'New and Now' library buildings

CHICAGO— On April 30, American Libraries released its March/April digital supplement on new and renovated library facilities.

The supplement includes excerpts from American Libraries’ ...

Apr 30: RDA and authority work subject of ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO — “A Change in Authority: Authority Work in the RDA Environment” is the topic for the upcoming preconference sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) at this year’s ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.  The preconference will be held from...

Apr 30: NEH, ALA to present 'Bridging Cultures' programs at ALA Annual Conference

Sessions include information on upcoming Bookshelf grant for libraries

CHICAGO – The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, will present two events at the ALA 2012 Annual Conference...

Apr 30: Still time to register for Disney's 'Approach to Quality Service' in Anaheim

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Learning Round Table invites you to Disney Institute for “Disney’s Approach to Quality Service” on Friday, June 22, 2012, during the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. 

You will examine the time-tested model for delivering world-class...

Apr 30: Galvanize your library advocacy and outreach after attending ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - It’s more critical than ever to communicate the value of libraries effectively. ALA Annual Conference offers a wide range of opportunities to get new strategies and learn about best practices, innovations and resources to take home and implement. Check the...

Apr 26: PLA continues its support of Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has reaffirmed its commitment to diversity in the library profession through a gift of $5,000 to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship Program.  In recognition of PLA’s contributions to the Spectrum Presidential Initiative, a...

Apr 25: ALTAFF presents 2012 Public Service Award to Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ)

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), presented the 2012 Public Service Award to Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) at the Dirksen Senate Office Building during National Library Legislative...

Apr 24: Winners of the 2012 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

CHICAGO — Eight libraries were selected for the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, which recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in library public relations. The John Cotton Dana (JCD) honor has been awarded continuously since 1946 and is sponsored by EBSCO, the H.W. Wilson...

Apr 24: U.S. Senator Jack Reed receives honorary membership to the American Library Association

Reed recognized in Washington for support of libraries

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jack Reed (R.I) was honored today in Washington, D.C. with Honorary Membership from the American Library Association (ALA) for his continued support of national...

Apr 24: American Library Association honors Kentucky advocate Louis 'Buzz' Carmichael

Louis “Buzz” Carmichael recognized in Washington for support of libraries

Washington, D.C. — Library advocate Louis “Buzz” Carmichael, of Lexington, Ky., was recognized today with the White House Conference on Library and Information Services...

Apr 24: Library advocates gathered in Washington for 38th annual National Library Legislative Day

Washington, D.C. — More than 350 librarians and library supporters from across the country converged in Washington, D.C. from April 23–24, 2012, to meet with members of Congress to discuss key library issues during the American Library Association’s 38th annual National Library Legislative Day....

Apr 24: American Library Association urges library advocates to oppose cybersecurity bill CISPA

Washington, D.C. — Molly Raphael, president of the American Library Association (ALA), urged several hundred library advocates today to petition their elected officials to oppose H.R. 3523, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).

Raphael made the announcement...

Apr 24: Choose Privacy Week begins on May 1, 2012!

 

CHICAGO - Choose Privacy Week begins next week (May 1 – 7, 2012), and the ALA is offering numerous resources to help libraries take part, including online programming, a series of blog posts and a brand-new new video documentary.

From April 25 through April 27, the ALA will...

Apr 24: OIF’s Barbara Jones discusses Choose Privacy Week

CHICAGO — Barbara Jones, executive director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), highlights the importance of privacy rights in today’s digital age with a new video podcast in honor of Choose Privacy Week, May 1 – 7, 2012.

Now in its third year, Choose Privacy Week is a...

Apr 24: Growing gardening programs @ your library

CHICAGO – Over the last few years, cities and towns across the country have been seeing a rise in residents participating in backyard herb, vegetable and community gardens.

Helping cultivate this trend, libraries are offering a variety of tools and resources to...

Apr 24: RUSA Reference Services Section honors Lisa R. Horowitz

CHICAGO—Lisa R. Horowitz, assessment librarian, Administrative Services & User Experience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, is the 2012 winner of the Reference and User Services Association’s...

Apr 24: Library Resources & Technical Services journal now available in print and online

CHICAGO — ALCTS has launched eLRTS (alcts.metapress.com), the new website and electronic archive for Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the journal of the Association for Library Collections &...

Apr 24: YALSA seeks teen book groups for Teens’ Top Ten project

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now accepting applications from young adult book discussion groups that wish to be part of YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten project. The application forms, which must be submitted by a...

Apr 24: ACRL 2013 keynote speakers announced, proposal deadline approaches

Geoffrey Canada, Henry Rollins and Maria Hinojosa featured at Indianapolis conference

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will present a celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for ACRL 2013...

Apr 24: 'Pacific Glory' wins the W.Y. Boyd Literary Award

CHICAGO — “Pacific Glory” by P.T. Deutermann, published by St. Martin’s Press, is the winner of the 2012 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award “for Excellence in Military Fiction.”

The W. Y. Boyd Literary Novel Award honors the best fiction set in a...

Apr 24: AASL President recognizes Senator Jack Reed with AASL Crystal Apple

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) President Carl Harvey has selected Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island as the recipient of the 2012 Crystal Apple. The honor is given at the discretion of the AASL president to an individual or group that has had a significant impact...

Apr 24: Advocate for libraries on a national level by participating in Virtual Library Legislative Day on April 24

PHILADELPHIA – Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day on April 24, when hundreds of library advocates will descend on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staffs. Library advocates who cannot make it...

Apr 24: Joint Conference of Librarians of Color welcomes author and activist Jamal Joseph

CHICAGO - Author, director and activist Jamal Joseph will join the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), Sept. 19-23, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo., as the closing general session speaker. 

In the 1960s, Jamal Joseph exhorted students at...

Apr 24: YALSA launches new sponsorship program

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, launched its new sponsorship program at www.ala.org/yalsa/givetoyalsa/sponsors.

“The sponsorship process is a simple...

Apr 23: Paula Poundstone and Lizz Winstead among the featured authors at ‘The Laugh’s On Us,’ sponsored by Playaway, at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by Playaway, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. PDT on Sunday, June 24 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim,...

Apr 23: University of Michigan’s Ilana Barnes wins business librarian travel grant for ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Ilana Barnes, circulation supervisor and reference assistant at the University of Michigan Kresge Business Administration Library and a student at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, is the 2012 recipient of the...

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