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Mar 04: Twelve months of children's programming: Grades K through 6

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, 12 Months of Children's Programming: Grades K through 6 with Lisa M. Shaia and Joanne M. Moore. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p....

Mar 04: Serving ESL and non-English speaking patrons in the library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Serving ESL and Non-English Speaking Patrons in the Library, with Cate Carlyle. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30 p.m. Eastern/2:30 p...

Mar 04: Salem-South Lyon (Mich.) District Library passes millage increase with help from United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — Salem-South Lyon (Mich.) District Library, one of 10 recipients of United for Libraries' 2013 Neal-Schuman Foundation Grants, successfully passed a millage increase of .0495 for the library on Feb. 25. The millage increased passed by an almost 3-to-1 margin.

As part of the...

Mar 04: New webinar demystifies student loan forgiveness programs available to school librarians

CHICAGO – A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office explores the financial aid forgiveness programs available to school librarians. Presented by staff members from the U.S. Department of Education, “...

Mar 04: Video contest asks students how school libraries change lives

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), in collaboration with ProQuestAbrams, and SchoolTube, announces the launch of the School...

Mar 04: School Library Research opens volume 17 with three new studies

CHICAGO – The newest volume of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research, opens with studies on college readiness, information literacy during the high school to college transition and educational stakeholders’...

Mar 04: Librarians invited to learn the cultural story of our ‘Marvel Moon’ in free webinar

CHICAGO — The ALA Public Programs Office (PPO) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invite library professionals to attend a free online learning opportunity demonstrating hands-on activities to engage young audiences in space science.  Entitled “Marvel Moon,” the online session will...

Mar 04: Sara Shatford Layne selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Sara Shatford Layne is the recipient of the 2014 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management  Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation...

Mar 04: The Alberta Library Online receives ALCTS Collaboration Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has chosen The Alberta Library Online: The Alberta Group Catalogue as the recipient of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation for 2014. 

The Outstanding...

Mar 04: Madeline Kelly awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Travel Grant

CHICAGO — Madeline Kelly, collection development support specialist at George Mason University, has been awarded the 2014 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant.

The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant is given by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS)...

Mar 04: Davis-Kahl named 2014 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

CHICAGO — Stephanie Davis-Kahl, scholarly communications librarian and associate professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, is the recipient of the 2014 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral...

Mar 04: Martin County Library System awarded H.W. Wilson Staff Development Grant

CHICAGO — The Martin County (Fla.) Library System has been named the H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant recipient for 2014, for its "Connect: Customer Service Excellence at Martin County Library System” program. The focus of this program is to develop and train each staff member to be...

Feb 28: ALCTS' Piercy Award to Patrick Carr

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Patrick Carr, assistant director for acquisitions & collection management, Joyner Library at the East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., the winner of the...

Feb 28: Exciting preconferences from ALCTS during Annual Conference in Las Vegas

CHICAGO — Exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From...

Feb 28: ALCTS President Genevieve Owens appointed director, Williamsburg Regional Library

CHICAGO The Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library Board of Trustees has named Genevieve S. Owens library director, effective March 1, 2014.  She is the current president of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (...

Feb 27: American Library Association (ALA) 2012-13 Annual Report highlights initiatives, milestones

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has released its 2012-13 Annual Report, an overview of the association’s initiatives and accomplishments on behalf of the library profession, libraries and the public.

The report shows how ALA and its members continue to lead the way in the...

Feb 27: ALA Store at PLA Conference in Indianapolis

CHICAGO Take time at PLA 2014 Conference to see what’s new at the ALA Store, located at booth # 1319 near the center of the exhibit hall. With plenty of new and bestselling items available, you’ll want to make sure to carve out some time in...

Feb 27: American Library Association gears up for 2014 ALA election

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is gearing up for its upcoming election.

Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 19, 2014 for the American Library Association’s annual election.

For the sixth year in a row, the American Library Association is holding its...

Feb 27: E-books: What librarians need to know now and for the future

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse E-books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future. Mirela Roncevic will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse...

Feb 27: Book as iPad app: Multimedia, multi-touch e-books and their future in libraries

CHICAGOALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Book as iPad App: Multimedia, Multi-Touch E-Books and their Future in Libraries. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for this four-week...

Feb 26: Join YALSA in its 100 Days till Summer Countdown

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will be counting down to the first day of summer through a slew of online activities.

The drive behind the implementation of these activities and the summer countdown is...

Feb 26: iPads, tablets and gadgets in the library

CHCIAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse iPads, Tablets, and Gadgets in the Library: Planning, Budgeting, and Implementation. Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang...

Feb 26: FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey now open

CHICAGO —The FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey, a project to document and analyze the preservation activities of cultural heritage institutions in the United States, is now available. Any U.S. library conducting preservation activities may complete this survey, which will be open through...

Feb 26: Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice

CHICAGO — Articulating the core principles and issues that shape the discipline as well as their impact and relevance for the 21st Century professional, “Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into Practice,” published by...

Feb 25: LLAMA Webinar offers help for managing disperse teams

CHICAGO – Leading a team of staff members who are physically separated from one another presents special challenges for today’s library leaders.  Understanding these challenges and the best ways to meet them can help your team run smoothly. The Library Leadership and Management Association (...

Feb 25: Cooking up a storytime with mix-and-match menus

CHICAGO — Children’s librarians and caregivers tired of leftovers now have a new resource for storytimes that integrate books and games with math, science and early literacy activities. “Cooking Up a Storytime: Mix-and-Match Menus for...

Feb 25: A programming guide to after-school clubs for kids

CHICAGO — Learning that takes place "after hours" in a club setting is often an undersupported component of children's education. After-school clubs built around books encourage independent, recreational reading, which in turn has a positive impact on the rest of a child's day.  In “...

Feb 25: ALA Office for Diversity calls for 2014-2015 Diversity Research Grant proposals

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity seeks proposals for its Diversity Research Grant program.  Applications may address any diversity topic, including the recruitment and promotion of diverse individuals within the profession or the provision of library services...

Feb 25: Philippe Petit to speak at United for Libraries’ President’s Program at Annual

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries will present Philippe Petit, subject of the Academy Award-winning 2008 documentary “Man on Wire,” at United for Libraries President’s Program from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 30 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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