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Jul 19: Free upcoming Booklist webinars on book groups, math and science, and top YA titles for fall

CHICAGO - Booklist’s free webinar series continues to attract crowds of attendees as editors host leading practitioners, authors and publishers’ representatives at least once a month on a variety of topics that offer immediate tips, tools, resources and new ideas for collection...

Jul 19: Beauregard-Keyes House designated a Literary Landmark by ALTAFF, in honor of Frances Parkinson Keyes

PHILADELPHIA –  The Beauregard-Keyes House in New Orleans was dedicated a Literary Landmark in honor of Frances Parkinson Keyes by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Frances Parkinson...

Jul 19: Intellectual Freedom Round Table supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced its support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program through a gift of $500 to the Spectrum Presidential Initiative.  

ALA President Molly Raphael, Immediate Past President Roberta...

Jul 18: Pre-registration is now open for PLA 2012

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now offering pre-registration for its upcoming conference, PLA 2012, taking place March 13-17 in Philadelphia.

This special service is designed to help registrants budget their conference costs,...

Jul 18: 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 their competencies and be certified by the American Library Association (ALA), will offer an hour-long informational...

Jul 14: Micquel Little receives 2011 RUSA interlibrary loan travel scholarship

CHICAGO — Micquel Little, access services librarian at St. John Fisher College, is the 2011 recipient of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) STARS/Atlas Systems...

Jul 14: PLA Results Boot Camp returns this October to the Nashville Public Library

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to announce that it will be offering a sixth Results Boot Camp this fall from October 18-22 at the Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library.

“Results Are What...

Jul 12: Nominating committee seeks candidates

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for president-elect and no fewer than 50 candidates for the 33 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2012 spring election.

The president-elect will serve a three-year term: as...

Jul 12: AASL National Conference concurrent sessions offer something for everyone

CHICAGO – No matter what stage of their career, attendees of the AASL 15th National Conference and Exhibition will find concurrent sessions to meet their needs!  The conference, taking place Oct. 27-30 in Minneapolis, will feature more than 100 concurrent sessions designed to help attendees...

Jul 12: LLAMA announces new webinars for middle managers

CHICAGO - The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced today a line-up of three new interactive webinars designed to meet the needs of middle managers. Each of the 60-90 minute programs will feature library consultant Dr. Julie Todaro.

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Jul 12: ALA awards 2011 Diversity Research Grants

CHICAGO -- The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity has announced the recipients of the Diversity Research Grants for 2011.

The grants consist of a one-time $2,000 award for original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at the 2012 ALA Annual...

Jul 12: New webinars from LLAMA’s sections
CHICAGO - If you missed any of these excellent programs sponsored by LLAMA’s sections at the Annual Conference in New Orleans, here’s your chance to experience them as live webinars.
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Jul 12: Hall of Famer Cal Ripken named Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month

New print public service announcement available

CHICAGO – This September, baseball Hall of Famer and author Cal Ripken will encourage children to get the most important school supply of all: a library card.

As the Honorary Chair of Library...

Jul 12: CALA launches 2011-2012 theme “Embracing the Changes”

CHICAGO -- The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) inaugurated its 2011-2012 year with the program “Embracing the Changes: Diversity and Global Vision in a Digital Age” at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans.

The program, which launches...

Jul 12: 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 15th National Conference & Exhibition to do so before the Aug. 4 early bird registration deadline. On Aug. 5, registration rates will be raised $50 and, after Sept...

Jul 12: Applications being accepted for 2012 class of ALA Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2012 class of Emerging Leaders.  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the...

Jul 12: Northern California APALA and REFORMA members support Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO — Librarians and library supporters in Northern California came together to raise more than $1,000 for the Spectrum Presidential Initiative through a recent fundraiser and mixer at the Redwood City Public Library.  Organized by Sandy Wee, president of the Asian Pacific American...

Jul 12: Working in the virtual stacks

CHICAGO — Thanks in part to technology, the boundaries of library positions are dissolving. It is no longer practical to discuss the profession in terms of traditional library types, and the relationship between librarians and technology is stronger than ever. In “...

Jul 11: COA announces accreditation actions

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs:

  • Master...
Jul 11: Online registration opens for second summer session of PLA’s free public library advocacy education program

CHICAGO — Registration has opened for the Aug. 8–Sept. 12 session of Turning the Page 2.0, a free, online advocacy training program, developed and presented by the...

Jul 07: Quick reminder library management tips for busy librarians

CHICAGO— “Library Management Tips that Work,” published by ALA Editions, tackles the details of day-to-day management, the hard-to-categorize things that can slip through the cracks of other...

Jul 07: Deanna Marcum featured in ALCTS free webinar on metadata infrastructure

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services presents a free webinar from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 1.  The webinar, Aiming for a Robust Metadata Infrastructure for the Future, features Deanna Marcum, associate librarian for library services, Library...

Jul 07: PLA presents readers' advisory webinar with Nancy Pearl on July 19

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CDT on July 19, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a webinar with Nancy Pearl, “Dive into a Good Book: Great Summer Reads to Recommend to Your Patrons.”

The...

Jul 06: Big-name authors join Booklist editors for ALA 2011 Annual Virtual Conference, July 13-14

CHICAGO - Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough and two-time National Book Award recipient Jean Thompson have signed on to be interviewed by ...

Jul 05: Connect with your digital readers in YALSA’s July "E-Readers and Your Library" webinar

CHICAGO — For many teens, reading isn’t confined to the printed page; more devices support a variety of applications and other access mechanisms for connecting teens with a range of content. Join Wendy Stephens as she discusses the latest in e-readers in YALSA’s July 14 webinar, to be held at...

Jul 05: More than $1 million in relief awarded to school libraries impacted by natural disasters

AASL honors Dollar General Literacy Foundations for generous support

CHICAGO –The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces the distribution of more than $1 million in grants to school libraries...

Jul 05: ALA receives NEA Access to Artistic Excellence grant to support Great Stories Club author tour

Author visits will target teens in juvenile detention centers

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced that the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion...

Jul 05: American Library Association Annual Conference makes successful return to New Orleans

CHICAGO - In 2006, the American Library Association (ALA) held its Annual Conference in New Orleans. It was the first major convention in the city since Hurricane Katrina.

This year, librarians made a successful return for the ALA's 2011 Annual Conference, held June 23-28 at the...

Jul 05: Librarian and United States masters swimmer supports Spectrum again

CHICAGO – Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of Central Collection Development at the New York Public Library, announced that she will participate in the United States Masters Swimming 2-Mile Cable Open Water National Championship in support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative.  The event,...

Jul 05: Free webinar: How to prepare a portfolio for the Library Support Staff Certification Program

CHICAGO - Many Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) candidates want to prepare portfolios to meet LSSC requirements.  At 2 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 12, LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar explaining what the LSSC...

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