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Jun 17: Stephanie Laurens among the featured authors at ALTAFF’s "Isn’t it Romantic?" event 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 “Isn’t it Romantic?” from 8 to 10 a.m. CDT on Monday, June 27 at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

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Jun 17: 2011 Spectrum Scholarship winners announced

CHICAGO - This year, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity is awarding a new round of more than 50 Spectrum Scholarships.

The Spectrum Scholarship Program provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and...

Jun 14: Another year of programs for teens

CHICAGO — In this sequel to the book that "takes teen services to a new level" (Adolescence), YA experts Amy J. Alessio and Kimberly A. Patton present entirely new content while building on the successful formula they...

Jun 14: ALA announces “Discover Earth,” an interactive traveling exhibition opportunity for public libraries

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with the National Center for Interactive Learning at Space Science Institute, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the National Girls Collaborative Project, announces a new traveling exhibition opportunity...

Jun 14: Streaming live @ your library®

CHICAGO – When residents of Groton, Conn., want to know what’s happening at their library, all they have to do is tune in to find out.

Since 2002, the Groton Public Library has used the @ your library® brand as the title for its monthly library talk show. 

“The show was born...

Jun 14: Ellsberg film screening and speaker series focuses attention on war, secrecy and information

CHICAGO — Two programs at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference will focus attendees’ attention on current events by highlighting an important moment in the nation’s history—Daniel Ellsberg and the release of the Pentagon Papers.  In the current context of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, Ellsberg and the...

Jun 14: Attend the PLA Mega Issue Discussion at Annual and enter to win a free PLA 2012 Conference registration

CHICAGO - From 9:30 a.m. - noon on Saturday, June 25 at the Westin Canal Place, Magnolia Ballroom, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a dynamic Mega Issue Discussion on membership...

Jun 14: “Obligation to Endure” screening highlights librarians’ role in saving EPA libraries

CHICAGO — The Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association will present a screening of the documentary short “Obligation to Endure” from 11 - 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2011 in the Morial Convention Center, Auditorium C during the 2011 ALA Annual...

Jun 14: Poundstone, Borowitz among the featured authors at ALTAFF’s “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!” featuring comedian, writer and ALTAFF national spokesperson Paula Poundstone, from 5:30 - 7:30 CDT on Sunday,...

Jun 14: America Reads Spanish FREE PASSPORT TO LIBER 2011 Program

CHICAGO - America Reads Spanish, American Library Association and LIBER International Book Fair are partnering this year to provide support for American librarians to attend the 29th edition of the Spanish International Book Fair (LIBER) in Madrid from Oct. 5 - Oct. 7, 2011.

The...

Jun 14: Three Friends groups win ALTAFF’s Baker & Taylor Awards

PHILADELPHIA - Three Friends of the Library groups will be recognized with Baker & Taylor Awards from the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during ALTAFF’s Gala Author Tea, held from 2 to 4 p....

Jun 14: By popular demand, ALA Editions offering new session of Young Adult Readers' Advisory eCourse

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions is offering a new session of its facilitated eCourse on Young Adult Readers’ Advisory Services. Jessica Moyer, an...

Jun 14: Registration still open for preconferences dedicated to public library professionals at ALA Annual

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 24, at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present three unique preconferences dedicated...

Jun 14: Roberta Stevens’ Frontline Fundraising Town Hall program highlights donor relationships, new toolkit

NEW ORLEANS – Learn to raise private funds using the power of the Internet, as well how to build lasting relationships with donors, at the Frontline Fundraising Town hall program which takes place from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Monday, June 27 in the River Room at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New...

Jun 14: Meredith Farkas shows how to implement innovative mobile services in new workshop

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CHICAGO - The use of smartphones has exploded in the past year--nearly half of the U.S. Population currently accesses the Internet through a...

Jun 14: Friends of the New Orleans Public Library and ALTAFF to dedicate a Literary Landmark honoring Frances Parkinson Keyes during ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), along with the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library, will dedicate the Beauregard-Keyes House, 111 Chartres St., New Orleans, as a...

Jun 14: S.J. Watson among the featured authors at ALTAFF’s "Mystery and Horror @ your library" event 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 “Mystery and Horror @ your library” from 10:30 a.m. to noon CDT on Sunday, June 26 at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans...

Jun 14: Nation’s top school libraries shatter traditional stereotypes

AASL to Showcase Tech-Friendly Libraries at New Orleans Conference, June 27

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA),  will present three of the nation’s leading school library programs...

Jun 14: NEH, ALA award 65 libraries “Let’s Talk About It: The Civil War” reading and discussion program grants

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that 65 public, academic and community college libraries will receive Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War reading and...

Jun 13: Unlimited Priorities® donates furniture to Xavier University of Louisiana Library

LOCALLY PURCHASED ITEMS SUPPORT NEW ORLEANS ECONOMY

Cape Coral, Fla. – Unlimited Priorities Corporation has announced that it will donate the furniture from its exhibit booth at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference to the Library Resource Center of Xavier University...

Jun 13: Kirchner named ACRL visiting program officer

CHICAGO - To support its scholarly communications initiatives, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the 12-month appointment of Joy Kirchner as visiting program officer. Kirchner will play an integral role in supporting one of ACRL's new strategic...

Jun 13: LLAMA President’s Program speaker announced

CHICAGO - Tim Duggan, ASLA, a landscape architect currently developing the Sustainable Landscapes program for the Make it Right Foundation in New Orleans, will present “Community Beyond Housing” at the 2011 LLAMA President’s Program during the ALA Annual Conference. The program will be held from...

Jun 13: "Outstanding Books for the College Bound"

CHICAGO — Connecting teens to books they’ll truly enjoy is the aim of every young adult librarian, and the completely revamped guide “Outstanding Books for the College Bound: Titles and Programs for a New Generation,” published by...

Jun 10: ALCTS board appoints two new editors

CHICAGO - The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has approved the appointment of two new publication editors.  Alice Platt, digital initiatives librarian at Southern New Hampshire University, will be the new editor of the ALCTS...

Jun 10: LLAMA presents lively discussion on strategic PR partnerships between journalists and libraries

CHICAGO - LLAMA Presents “Competing in the Information Marketplace II: Strategic PR partnerships — Journalists and Libraries,” from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. June 25 at the Morial Convention Center Room 383-385.  This program is part of the American Library Association's (ALA) annual conference In New...

Jun 10: ALA Conference program to address e-books’ impact on library services

WASHINGTON – The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) will hold a program addressing the increasing significance of e-books and their impact on libraries during the ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. The program, titled “The Future is Now! E...

Jun 10: Explore the milestones of literacy over a lifetime at Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Literacy and a love of reading begin at birth and last a lifetime — with unique milestones through every stage of life.

The ALA Committee on Literacy will host a panel of experts from across the Association to discuss the integral role of libraries in life-long literacy...

Jun 10: Free webinar: how to prepare a portfolio for the LSSC program

CHICAGO - Many Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) candidates want to prepare portfolios to meet LSSC requirements.  On Tuesday, at 2 p.m. CDT June 14, LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar explaining what the...

Jun 09: ALA Washington Office to host roundtable with NTIA on new digital literacy portal

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office will hold a roundtable discussion about DigitalLiteracy.gov at 12...

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