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Jan 19: AASL CLASS research summit call for participants

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites doctoral students and professors to submit their interest to be part of the Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS) Research Summit in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 7, 2016. More information can be...

Jan 19: ALSC announces 2016 Notable Children's Recordings
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2016 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...
Jan 19: ALSC names 2016 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2016 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and...

Jan 15: YALSA names 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

The list of 67...

Jan 15: YALSA names 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA) list.

The list of 64 titles, drawn from 114...

Jan 15: YALSA names 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.

The list of 112 titles, drawn from 170...

Jan 15: GLBTRT selects the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries for the Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) today announced the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries as the inaugural recipient of the Newlen-...

Jan 14: Nutter named 2016 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — Susan K. Nutter, vice provost and director of libraries at North Carolina State University (NCSU), is the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by YBP Library...

Jan 14: Public libraries share their digitization success stories

CHICAGO— Digitizing your collection is not only a great way to increase access to your materials, it also engages patrons on a whole new level and helps communicate your library’s value. But with staff time and resources already spread thin, it can be a challenge to plan and undertake a...

Jan 14: YALSA names 2016 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (PPYA).

The list, drawn from 176...

Jan 14: YALSA names 2016 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list.

The list, aimed towards young...

Jan 13: The American Library Association to support National Readathon Day 2016 on May 21 in partnership with Penguin Random House

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that they have joined with Penguin Random House to support the second annual National Readathon Day, which will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016. It is a day dedicated to the joy of reading and giving, when readers everywhere...

Jan 13: AASL eCOLLAB evolves with the addition of national conference sessions

CHICAGO – Concurrent sessions recorded at the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition are now available on AASL’s newly enhanced professional development platform. More information can be found at ecollab.aasl...

Jan 13: ACRL releases 'Putting Assessment into Action'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Putting Assessment into Action: Selected Projects from the First Cohort of the Assessment in Action Grant,” edited by Eric Ackermann....

Jan 12: Alabi recipient of 2016 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award

Alabi recipient of 2016 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award

BOSTON - Jaena Alabi, Reference Librarian at Auburn University, is the recipient of the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) David Cohen/EMIERT...

Jan 12: 2016 Stonewall Book Awards Announced

BOSTON – The 2016 Stonewall Book Awards were announced Monday, January 11 by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-...

Jan 11: 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Hudson County Community College Library, Jersey City, New Jersey;...

Jan 11: 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits — thousands of attendees address the many ways libraries transform

CHICAGO – 11,716 librarians, library workers and supporters, including 3,622 exhibitors, shared the latest library-related trends, updates, innovations, products, titles and services at the 2016 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Boston, Jan. 8-12. Lively...

Jan 11: 2016 Notable Books List: Year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry named by RUSA readers' advisory experts

BOSTON—The Notable Books Council, first established in 1944, has announced the 2016 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of 26 written for adult readers and published in the U.S., including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The list was announced Sunday during the...

Jan 11: American Library Association Joins Forces with National Foundation for Credit Counseling® to Better Serve Military and their Families

Partnership increases community-level access to customized financial education and counseling

Washington, DC – Members of the U.S. armed forces, Coast Guard, veterans, and their families face financial challenges often not adequately addressed by...

Jan 11: American Library Association announces 2016 youth media award winners

BOSTON - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston.

A list of all the 2016 award...

Jan 11: Matt de la Peña, Sophie Blackall win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

BOSTON - Matt de la Peña, author of “Last Stop on Market Street,” and Sophie Blackall, illustrator of “Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear,” are the 2016 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature....

Jan 11: David A. Adler, Sam Ricks win Geisel Award for “Don’t Throw It To Mo!”

BOSTON – Author David A. Adler and illustrator Sam Ricks are the 2016 recipients of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “Don’t Throw It To Mo!” published by Penguin Young Readers, an Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to...

Jan 11: Jerry Pinkney wins 2016 Wilder Award

BOSTON – Author and Illustrator Jerry Pinkney is the winner of the 2016 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. His numerous works include [Julius Lester...

Jan 11: Weston Woods Studios, Willems win 2016 Carnegie Medal for “That Is NOT a Good Idea!”

BOSTON – Weston Woods Studios, Inc., and author/illustrator Mo Willems, producers of “That Is NOT a Good Idea!” are the 2016 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a...

Jan 11: Duncan Tonatiuh wins the 2016 Sibert Medal

BOSTON – Duncan Tonatiuh, the author / illustrator of “Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras,” is the winner of the 2016 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2015. The award was announced today by the Association for...

Jan 11: 2016 Batchelder Award honors Enchanted Lion Books for “The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy”

BOSTON – Enchanted Lion Books is the winner of the 2016 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy.” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter...

Jan 11: Jacqueline Woodson to deliver 2017 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

BOSTON – Author Jacqueline Woodson will deliver the 2017 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Jan. 8...

Jan 11: Rafael López y Margarita Engle ganan premios Pura Belpré

BOSTON – Rafael López, ilustrador de Drum Dream Girl; y Margarita Engle, autora de Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir, fueron seleccionados como los ganadores del Premio de Ilustración Pura Belpré 2016 y el Premio al Autor Pura Belpré 2016,...

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