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Mar 08: Nathaniel Philbrick speaking at upcoming Literary Tastes Breakfast

CHICAGO—Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the 2011 Notable Book “The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of Little Bighorn,” “Mayflower” and “In the Heart of the Sea” will speak at the...

Mar 08: ALSC tabs West Palm Beach as 2011 BWI Award winner

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the West Palm Beach (Fla.) Public Library the 2011 ALSC/BWI Summer Reading Program Grant. The $3,000 grant, donated by Book Wholesalers, Inc. (BWI), provides financial assistance to a public library for developing...

Mar 08: PLA now accepting proposals for 2012 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting preconference and program proposals for the 2012 ALA Annual Conference, to be held June 21-26 in Anaheim, Calif. Proposals may be submitted through an online form available here...

Mar 08: Call for Nominations for the ALA Research Series peer review panel

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Research & Statistics invites nominations for a peer review panel for the ALA Research Series.

The ALA Research Series ...

Mar 08: Learn to use online resources to help job seekers at the library in new course from ALA Editions

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse on using jobs and employment reference tools on the Web. Diane Kovacs, a former government...

Mar 08: Group discounts available for RUSA preconferences in New Orleans

CHICAGO—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is offering group registration discounts for its four 2011 Annual preconferences in New Orleans.

Libraries, library networks or systems registering three or more of their employees for any...

Mar 08: PR Xchange Best of Show: looking for the best of the best

CHICAGO - Your library has amazing promotional materials - newsletters, program announcements, reading celebrations, advocacy materials, fundraising messages and more – in either print or video formats.  Here’s your chance to show them off!   It’s that time of year again— to submit entries for...

Mar 08: South Carolina librarian Kate Walker wins Why I'm a YALSA Member contest

CHICAGO —Kate Walker, a librarian at the Anderson County (S.C.) Library System, won the 2011 Why I’m a YALSA Member contest. Walker wins a free year of YALSA membership and an e-reader for her essay. Jennifer Hopwood, who tweeted her answer, and Kathryn Bradley, who wrote an essay, each won a...

Mar 08: Homework help from the library

CHICAGO — Children’s and young adult librarians are crucial links to effective learning for students. “Homework Help from the Library: In Person and Online,” published by ALA Editions, is a...

Mar 08: Applications for ALTAFF’s Baker & Taylor Awards due May 2

PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to Friends of the Library groups. Applications are due May 2, 2011.

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Mar 08: Free webinar provides info on how to implement Library Snapshot Day

CHICAGO – The Committee on Library Advocacy will present a free webinar about Library Snapshot Day from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Library Snapshot Day is an event that provides library staff a simple means to show the value of the library by capturing what...

Mar 08: LITA offers three workshops in New Orleans

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is offering three full-day educational workshops on Friday, June 24, 2011 in New Orleans.

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Mar 08: Call for proposals for the ALA Research Series

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Research & Statistics invites manuscript, book and article proposals for the peer reviewed ALA Research Series.

The ALA Research Series expands the knowledge base of library research by publishing quantitative and/or qualitative...

Mar 07: New AASL webinar series helps school librarians create their own story

CHICAGO – In preparation for School Library Month and its theme “Create Your Own Story,” the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will offer a complimentary webinar series on crafting strategic stories.  Presented by Nancy Dowd, “How to Create Strategic Stories to Gain Support for...

Mar 07: You're invited to a webinar on how to prepare a portfolio for the LSSC Program

CHICAGO - At 2 p.m. CST March 15, The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will offer an hour-long webinar explaining what the LSSC Program requires in a portfolio.

The presentation will also give you the chance to see examples of successful submissions...

Mar 07: Final chance to experience ASCLA “Consulting Toolkit” workshop

CHICAGO — Experienced, unemployed or retired librarians hoping to attend the preconference “Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a Successful Library Consultant” should make sure to register promptly at www.ala.org/annual for the...

Mar 07: Apply now for ACRL Immersion Program Assessment/Intentional Teaching Tracks

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the invitation to apply for its Immersion ’11 Program. The Immersion Program Assessment and Intentional Teaching Tracks will be offered simultaneously from Nov. 16-20, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. Applications for both...

Mar 07: Mentoring in the library

CHICAGO — Mentorship is essential to the health of any institution;  sharing knowledge and experience transforms managers into stronger leaders and helps less senior employees improve their job skills. In “Mentoring in the Library:...

Mar 07: Apply for YALSA’s 2011-2012 mentoring program

CHICAGO — Starting March 7, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will accept applications for its 2011-2012 mentoring program. The program will pair an experienced librarian (six years experience or more) with a new librarian (fewer than six years experience) or graduate...

Mar 07: Scholarly Communication 101 Road Show hosts selected by ACRL

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Scholarly Communications Committee has selected five sites from 12 applications to host the Scholarly Communication 101: Starting with the Basics workshop this spring and summer. Recognizing that scholarly communication issues...

Mar 07: Lauren Myracle headlines AASL Awards Luncheon at the ALA 2011 Annual Conference

CHICAGO – New York Times best-selling author, Lauren Myracle, will headline the annual Awards Luncheon for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The luncheon will be held Mon., June 27, during the ALA 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans. More information is available on the...

Mar 07: Encourage teens @ your library to vote for the 2012 Teen Tech Week™ theme

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), invites all teens to get out the vote for Teen Tech Week™, March 6-12. Teens can vote for the 2012 Teen Tech Week theme (and answer a short survey about their use of technology...

Mar 04: Register now for Step Up to the Plate @ your library


Year six of the program debuts on atyourlibrary.org, ALA’s public awareness website

CHICAGO - Season six of Step Up to the Plate @ your library is now open for librarian registration.

The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Baseball...

Mar 04: The School of Information Studies at UWM supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has raised close to $1,100 for the Spectrum Presidential Initiative through a recent fundraiser to support the Spectrum Scholarship Program.  Students, faculty, alumni and members of the community...

Mar 04: Travel scholarships to attend the 2011 Spectrum Leadership Institute now available

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity offers a unique opportunity for library school students and recent graduates to attend the upcoming Spectrum Leadership Institute, June 23-26 in New Orleans.  A minimum of 20 travel scholarships for the institute will be awarded...

Mar 04: Outstanding speaker lineup for RUSA’s older adults library services preconference

CHICAGO — The Reference Services Section (RSS) of the Reference and User Services Association has brought together an outstanding speaker lineup for its 2011 Annual preconference focused on library services for those in the 55+ demographic who use library resources to find employment and...

Mar 01: Win a $100 ALA Graphics gift by submitting a National Library Week programming idea

CHICAGO - The Campaign for America’s Libraries is looking for stories about how librarians are planning to promote National Library Week (April 10-16) using the theme “Create your own story @ your library.”

Librarians are encouraged to submit stories of how they are planning to...

Mar 01: Cassell wins 2011 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Kay Cassell, director of the Master of Library and Information Science Program and lecturer at the School of Communication and Information, Library and Information Science Department at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has been selected as the 2011 winner of the...

Mar 01: Elevate your library’s YA services with YALSA’s practical Nuts & Bolts for Serving Teens preconference

CHICAGO — Teens are an essential part of any library’s service, but gaining their attention and creating programs and services that meet their unique needs can be a challenge. New librarians and generalists alike can learn practical strategies for serving teens that can be implemented...

Mar 01: Fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay will speak at Literary Tastes Breakfast

CHICAGO—Fantasy book lovers won’t want to miss out on hearing Guy Gavriel Kay, author of 2011 Reading List Fantasy winner “Under Heaven,” speak at the 2011 Literary Tastes Breakfast—a book lover’s dream event that is a part of the Reference and User Services Association’s activities at the...

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