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Dec 26: Deadline extended for IFRT Immroth Award nominations

CHICAGO —The deadline for nominations for the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award has been extended to Feb. 17, 2013. The Immroth Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the library...

Dec 26: Wendy Stephens appointed as Member Manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, named Wendy Stephens as the member manager of its acclaimed YALSAblog. This blog delivers news, information and resources of interest to public and school librarians and library...

Dec 21: Free PLA webinar recording offers ideas and tools to build community e-book awareness

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has released the free archive recording of the 90-minute webinar, “E-Book Action: Inform and Inspire Your Community.” This informative webinar offers inspiring case...

Dec 21: LLAMA presents leadership development seminar at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Mindful Leadership through Tough Times” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

In this seminar Dr. Irene Herold, dean of...

Dec 21: John Cotton Dana Award accepting entries for outstanding library public relations: Eight $10,000 grants will be awarded

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The award, which is managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of ALA, honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 grants are...

Dec 21: New from ACRL: 'Pay it Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the fourth installment in the association’s Active Guides series “Pay it Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals” by Mary Ann...

Dec 20: Call for nominations for the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award

CHICAGO — The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the library profession who have demonstrated remarkable personal courage in resisting censorship. The award consists of $500 and a citation. Individuals, a group of individuals or an...

Dec 19: ALA awards deadline extended

CHICAGO — The deadline has been extended to Feb. 1 for a number of American Library Association (ALA) awards and grants, including the Beta Phi Mu Award, Melvil Dewey Award, Paul Howard Award For Courage, Scholastic Library Publishing Award and the Sullivan Award for Public Library...

Dec 18: Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian winners announced

Robert K. Massie, Best-Selling Author of "Catherine the Great, Portrait of a Woman" to Make Remarks

NEW YORK —  Today, 10 librarians are recognized for service to their communities, schools and campuses as winners of the...

Dec 18: EBSCO awards five scholarships for librarians to attend 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO awarded five librarians $1,500 scholarships to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting Jan. 25–29, 2013 in Seattle.

As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay on the topic: “The...

Dec 18: Applications for United for Libraries Trustee awards due Dec. 31

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation and the United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Grant.  Applications for both awards are due Dec. 31, 2012.

The ALA...

Dec 18: How to educate your staff and community on copyright - popular eCourse returns

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new session of the popular facilitated eCourse Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community. Lesley Ellen Harris, a copyright, licensing and digital property lawyer who works with...

Dec 18: Creating and managing metadata for information resource description

CHICAGO — A primer on information and knowledge organization, with particular reference to digital environments, “Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata,” published by ...

Dec 18: Dr. Jeanne Theoharis to keynote celebration of Dr. King’s enduring legacy

CHICAGO — Jeanne Theoharis, professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, will keynote the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. The celebration will take place...

Dec 18: YALSA announces 2013 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO —  The time has come to Check In @ your library! Registration for Teen Tech Week, the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual celebration of digital literacy and technology via the library is now open at www....

Dec 18: More Great Websites for Kids recommended by ALSC

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more outstanding websites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

The newly added sites...

Dec 18: RUSA to provide expert juror for PROSE Awards judging panel

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will lend its expertise to the PROSE Awards, the American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence, with the appointment of RUSA member...

Dec 18: Nomination deadline for many RUSA awards extended to Jan. 15

CHICAGO —The nomination deadline has been extended to Jan. 15, 2013, for several annual awards offered by the Reference and User Services Association; the new deadline is Jan. 15, 2013 with the exception of the BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel...

Dec 18: ASCLA Awards: Nomination deadline extended to Jan. 31, 2013

CHICAGO — The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has extended the nomination deadline to Jan. 31, 2013 for its 2013 awards, which recognize projects focused on library services to people with disabilities; the advancement of library services for the blind and...

Dec 17: Oak Park students learn to distinguish fact from opinion in News Know-how news literacy project

 

(CHICAGO)  High school students, using the Oak Park (Ill.) Public Library as their “newsroom,” gained valuable lessons in distinguishing fact from opinion, as they examined news coverage of a wide range of important issues through the News Know-how news literacy project.

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Dec 14: EMIERT accepting nominations for 2013 Distinguished Librarian Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Distinguished Librarian Award.

The EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award recognizes significant accomplishments in multicultural library...

Dec 14: Sweet, Vaccaro Seeger to take part in 75th Caldecott Anniversary Facebook Forums

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is announcing two more 75th Caldecott Facebook Forums. In January, ALSC will host Melissa Sweet, and in February, Laura Vaccaro Seeger will be the guest.

Melissa Sweet will take part in the 75th Caldecott Facebook Forum at...

Dec 13: Silly books to read aloud

CHICAGO — “Silly Books to Read Aloud” is the ultimate guide to choosing fun and funny stories to read with and to children. Acclaimed children’s book authority Rob Reid offers a...

Dec 13: Booklist announces influential 2012 Top of the List selections

CHICAGO —Booklist magazine, the ALA's review journal, has announced its Top of the List winners for 2012. The eight winning titles were chosen from the annual Editors’ Choice selections as the best books and media of 2012, and, as every year, the expert selections influence...

Dec 11: Students post News Know-how projects that helped them distinguish between fact and opinion in 2012 presidential campaign

CHICAGO — First-year projects completed in the News Know-how initiative that helped young people distinguish between fact and opinion in news accounts in print and online during the 2012 presidential election have been posted at www.newsknowhow.org/...

Dec 11: Follow ALA Youth Media Award results live

CHICAGO — Thousands of webcast viewers will join more than 1,300 onsite audience members for the 2013 announcement of the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. Pacific time on Jan. 28. The...

Dec 11: YALSA names 2013 William C. Morris Award finalists

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2013 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2013...

Dec 11: Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver - back by popular demand

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of its popular workshop, Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

RDA...

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