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Feb 22: ALA and Poets House partner to showcase “The Language of Conservation”

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is joining with Poets House, a national poetry library and literary center, to promote “The Language of Conservation,” a program designed to deepen awareness of the environment through poetry installations in zoos and...

Feb 22: Piercy Award to Marielle Veve

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Marielle Veve, cataloging and metadata librarian and interim metadata leader at Hodges Library, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., the winner of the 2011 Esther J. Piercy Award.  The award will...

Feb 22: ACRL 2011 joins soap recycling partnership with “Clean the World”

CHICAGO - During the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference taking place in Philadelphia March 30 – April 2, the association has partnered with Clean the World and the Philadelphia Marriott in a social responsibilities recycling program to aid the Cholera outbreak in...

Feb 22: Clinton Kelly to close ACRL 2011

CHICAGO - Bringing the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference to a close on Saturday, April 2 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., is renowned fashion expert and author Clinton Kelly. Dedicated solely to meeting the interests of academic and research librarians, ACRL 2011 (...

Feb 22: ACRL 2011 welcomes Internet pioneer Jaron Lanier

CHICAGO – Jaron Lanier will keynote the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference on Saturday, April 2,  from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in a program titled “The Bipolar Library: How Humanizing and Digitizing Must Both be Advanced.” ACRL 2011 will take place March...

Feb 22: Raj Patel to deliver keynote session at ACRL 2011

CHICAGO – Raj Patel, activist, academic and author, will be the keynote speaker on Thursday, March 31, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference held March 30 – April 2 in Philadelphia. Themed “A Declaration of Interdependence,” ACRL 2011 is the...

Feb 22: Tiffany Shlain to present opening keynote at ACRL 2011

CHICAGO – Award-winning filmmaker, artist, internet pioneer and activist, Tiffany Shlain, will kick off the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL ) conference (March 30 – April 2 in Philadelphia) as the opening  keynote speaker from 4 – 5:45 p.m. on March 30. ACRL 2011, “A...

Feb 22: PLA to offer four preconferences for public library staff at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – On Friday, June 24, at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present four unique preconferences...

Feb 22: Haras, Omidsalar receive ACRL CLS ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award

CHICAGO – Catherine Haras and Teresa Portilla Omidsalar, both of California State University at Los Angeles, have been named the 2011 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award. This...

Feb 22: Applications due March 1 to edit YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking a Member Editor for its open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young...

Feb 22: Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award to Peter McCracken

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Peter McCracken the 2011 recipient of the Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award. This award for distinguished contributions to serials, presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS, consists...

Feb 22: PLA to offer a free Member Update webinar on March 2

CHICAGO - At 1 p.m. CST, March 2, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present a 45-minute, free Member Update webinar to inform and encourage member engagement within the organization and throughout the field of public libraries.

A number of PLA membership benefits offer members...

Feb 22: Learn how to balance your duties in YALSA’s YA Librarian of Many Hats webinar

CHICAGO — Being a YA librarian is a multifaceted job! Today, librarians are challenged in all areas of the library, with responsibilities ranging from budgeting to collection development to working with social issues of teens. Find out how to balance all of these complex duties in YALSA’s...

Feb 22: Open Folklore Project receives ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Award

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to award the 2010 ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation to the Open Folklore project. Open Folklore is a collaborative project developed by the American Folklore Society (AFS), and the Indiana...

Feb 22: YALSA, World Wrestling Entertainment name WrestleMania® Reading Challenge Finalists

CHICAGOTwenty regional winners in grades 5-12 from across the United States and Canada have won a chance to compete in the WrestleMania® Reading Challenge World Finals in Atlanta, Georgia on April 2, 2011. The WrestleMania Reading Challenge is sponsored by the Young Adult...

Feb 22: Cook named 2011 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

CHICAGO – Douglas Cook, reference and instruction librarian at Shippensburg University Libraries, is the recipient of the 2011 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award...

Feb 22: Applications due March 1 for YALSA's award-winning quarterly journal

CHICAGO — Applications are due March 1 for a Member Editor for YALSA’s quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services, a three-time APEX Award honoree. The deadline for applications is March 1.

The Member Editor will be responsible for the textual and pictorial content of...

Feb 22: Apply by March 1 for 20 summer reading grants from YALSA and Dollar General

CHICAGO — Librarians seeking funding for summer reading programs aimed at teens can apply for one of 20 summer reading grants, each worth $1,000, distributed by YALSA and funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. YALSA encourages innovative proposals that are inclusive of underserved...

Feb 22: ALCTS preconferences at Annual in New Orleans

CHICAGO - Join your colleagues at these valuable preconferences brought to you by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) just before the ALA Annual Conference this summer in New Orleans.  Get the most up-to-date information on RDA.  Find out more about patron-...

Feb 18: Pass it on! Celebrate 2011 Preservation Week April 24-30

CHICAGO – Preservation Week marks its second anniversary April 24-30.

Last year’s Preservation Week was a great success across the country with academic, public and special libraries. Activities included lectures and workshops, as well as two free Preservation Week-sponsored webinars...

Feb 18: ALA JobLIST Placement Center to host Open House during ACRL Conference in Philadelphia

CHICAGO - The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an Open House from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 1 in the Placement Center during the Association of College & Research Libraries’ (ACRL) National Conference in Philadelphia.

Representatives from various academic...

Feb 18: Winner of 2011 Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant announced

CHICAGO – Mary Wilkins Jordan is the winner of the 2011 American Library Association (ALA) Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant for the project entitled “Public Library Stressors: Identification and Elimination.”

The $3,000 grant supports innovative research that could lead to an...

Feb 17: Library, school and community organizations expand collections with Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

CHICAGO – The Pontiac (Mich.) Public Library, the Pontiac (Mich.) Children’s Service and the Luke O’Toole Elementary School in Chicago are recipients of the 2011 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Awarded by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee, the grant program...

Feb 17: Applications for ALTAFF’s Best Friends Awards due April 1

PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the sixth annual Best Friends Awards. Applications are due April 1, 2011.

ALTAFF’s Best Friends Awards...

Feb 17: ASCLA seeks proposals for online professional development offerings

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites interested instructors and presenters to submit proposals for online professional development courses and webinars.

Topics for online learning proposals...

Feb 15: American Library Association: President’s budget strips library funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Library Association (ALA) President Roberta Stevens released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s 2012 budget request:

“The president’s budget proposal strips funding away from one of our greatest resources for...

Feb 15: Best-selling author Scott Turow stands up for nation’s libraries

“...let-them-eat-cake-attitude that threatens to destroy a network of public assets” – Scott Turow

CHICAGO -   In the wake of deep library budget cuts taking place in communities across the country, Scott Turow, author of “Presumed Innocent” and its...

Feb 15: Tax season @ your library

CHICAGO – In tough economic times, libraries help people save money in a variety of ways. This year, many libraries across the country are doing just that by working to provide library users not only with the tools to file their taxes, but resources and experts that can help them get the most...

Feb 15: AASL accepts proposals for the Exploratorium at its 15th National Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO – Attendees of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) national conference, held Oct. 27-30 in Minneapolis, will once again get a taste of current programs that are leading the way in school library program development, during one of the conference's most popular events,...

Feb 15: Jason Price receives Coutts Innovation Award

CHICAGO - The Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has declared Dr. Jason Price, acquisitions and collection services manager at The Claremont Colleges, winner of the Coutts Award for Innovation in...

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