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Nov 02: Explore Chicago architectural landmark at Annual Conference and support Cultural Communities Fund

CHICAGO — Attendees of the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago will have the opportunity to spend an evening exploring an original Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, while supporting the ALA Cultural Communities Fund (CCF).  Tickets will be available for a...

Nov 01: Applications open for 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

CHICAGO — Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

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

Nov 01: Taking the Library to the Street—Smitty and LiLi at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — “What do you get when you cross a librarian with a hot-rod shop?” In this unusual case that shatters stereotypes of libraries, librarians and literacy, you get a mobile initiative that delivers the library to people who may not know about or who have some obstacle to visiting libraries...

Nov 01: Peter Block on transformation and leadership in ALA President’s Program, Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO —Peter Block, best-selling author of “Community:  The Structure of Belonging” and widely known for his work on community engagement and reconciliation, will facilitate an interactive discussion about the nature of real transformation and what kind of leadership is required to achieve it...

Oct 31: Webinar takes visuals from blah to aaah

CHICAGO —  “A picture is worth a thousand words!”  That old saying is widely spoken, but are you taking heed of all of the opportunities to promote your Library visually?  The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is...

Oct 31: Author David Wiesner to take part in 75th Caldecott anniversary Facebook Forum

CHICAGO — In November, three-time Caldecott Medal-winning author David Wiesner will participate in a Facebook Forum hosted by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

As part of the Forum, ALSC will interview Wiesner about his Caldecott award-winning books and take...

Oct 30: PLA’s upcoming webinar tracks the elusive library non-users

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. Central on November 7, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “The Elusive Library Non-User: How to Find Out What Non-Users Want” with instructors...

Oct 30: Atyourlibrary.org celebrates International Games Day @ your library

CHICAGO – In honor of the fifth annual International Games Day @ your library, atyourlibrary.org will celebrate with a game of its own.

Starting on Saturday, Nov. 3, to coincide with International Games Day,...
Oct 30: AASL again a core partner in celebrating Digital Learning Day

CHICAGO  – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) again joins the Alliance for Excellent Education and other national educational associations and organizations in celebrating the second annual Digital Learning Day on Feb. 6, 2013. Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration...

Oct 30: Tickets now on sale for Midwinter networking luncheon hosted by ASCLA Library Consultants Interest Group in Seattle

CHICAGO - Tickets are now on sale for a networking luncheon at ALA’s 2013 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle hosted by the Library Consultants Interest Group, one of the member interest groups of the...

Oct 30: ASCLA seeks proposals for webinars to be offered in 2013

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians with knowledge to share to submit proposals for ASCLA webinars to be presented in 2013 as a part of ASCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings.

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Oct 30: AASL webinar explores the power of data

CHICAGO – School library professionals are encouraged to register for Dr. Sandra Andrews’ upcoming webinar, “The Power of Data” at 6 p.m. Central on Nov. 15, 2012. Hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the webinar will explore the types of data available to school...

Oct 30: How to Improve Your Library Instruction: Assessment in Five Minutes

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our workshop, How to Improve Your Library Instruction: Assessment in Five Minutes with Sarah Steiner.

When you’ve got a one-hour, one-shot library-...

Oct 30: PLA accepting applications for pilot Leadership Academy developed in partnership with ICMA

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications for the PLA Leadership Academy: Navigating Change · Building Community, March 5-8, 2013, in Chicago. This inaugural event will offer intensive, empowering...

Oct 30: ALSC selects McCoy as 2013 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced Edward McCoy of the Oakland Public Library as its representative in the 2013 Emerging Leader program. McCoy is currently a library assistant at the Oakland Public Library and a candidate for Master of Library and...

Oct 30: New Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries from ACRL

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Board of Directors has approved new “Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.” Developed by the ACRL Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee, the...

Oct 30: Teen Read Week™ celebrated in libraries and online

CHICAGO — Thousands of school and public libraries throughout the country joined the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), in celebrating Teen Read Week 2012, Oct. 14-20. More than 3,000 libraries embraced the 2012 theme, “It Came...

Oct 30: AASL commends programs aligned with association’s values and mission

CHICAGO — Moving on recommendations made by its Affiliate Assembly, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has formally commended 11 programs based on their support of the school librarian profession. The following commended programs align with AASL’s learning standards and program...

Oct 30: Elihu Burritt Library at Central Connecticut State University dedicated a Literary Landmark

PHILADELPHIA — The Elihu Burritt Library at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain was designated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries  in honor of Elihu Burritt (1810-1879).

Burritt was an international peace advocate, abolitionist, writer, lecturer and consular agent...

Oct 30: ACRL seeks Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement workshop presenter

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications from prospective new presenters for the workshop Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement. The day-long workshop, now in...

Oct 30: EBSCO Information Services offers seven conference scholarships to attend ALA's Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer seven scholarships for librarians to attend the 2013 Annual Conference. The meeting takes place June 27 – July 2, 2013, and offers...

Oct 30: ALA offers Recognition Awards and Grants

CHICAGONominate yourself, colleagues or your library for the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Recognition Awards and Grants.  Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for awards is Dec. 1. 

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Oct 26: Ben Bizzle helps attendees maximize Facebook impact in ALA Masters Session at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Library Facebook and social media guru Ben Bizzle will show attendees how to maximize the reach and impact of a library Facebook page in the ALA Masters session “Outreach 2.0: The Digital Revolution of Public Relations...

Oct 25: AASL seeks program reviewers for the 2013 AASL National Conference

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is currently accepting applications for one group of 20-30 volunteers to participate in a blind review and scoring of two sets of proposals for the AASL 16th National Conference and Exhibition, “Rising to the Challenge.” This...

Oct 25: AASL seeks proposals for concurrent sessions at the AASL 16th National Conference in Hartford, Conn.

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition. Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday, Nov.15 and Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. The submission deadline has been...

Oct 25: Ivan Doig, Gregg Olsen, Ruth Ozeki in ERT/Booklist Author Forum, ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — “The Novel Is Alive and Well”— the 2013 subject of the always popular ERT/Booklist Author Forum—kicks Midwinter off in style from 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, offering the first of many opportunities to hear and see favorite authors up close over the following days....

Oct 23: ALA President Maureen Sullivan applauds new PEW study on young adult reading and library habits

CHICAGO — American Library Association (ALA) president Maureen Sullivan issued the following statement regarding the release of Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits, a comprehensive analysis of reading format trends among 16 to 29-year-old patrons in U.S. libraries.

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Oct 23: ALA joins coalition to protect library lending rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, a diverse coalition of retailers, libraries, educators, Internet companies and associations joined together to launch the Owners’ Rights Initiative (ORI) to protect ownership rights in the United States. ORI is committed to ensuring the right to resell genuine goods,...

Oct 23: ALSC’s Great Websites for Kids expands

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 are...

Oct 23: Gaming connects communities @ your library

Read, learn, play during International Games Day Nov. 3

CHICAGO – On Saturday, Nov. 3, more than 20,000 people in communities across the U.S. and around the world will celebrate the American Library Association’s fifth annual International Games Day @ your...

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