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Sep 28: Director Rob Reiner, fighting book banning and how art helps teens discover themselves featured on @ your library.org website

CHICAGO — An interview with Rob Reiner, director of the new movie "Flipped," how to fight book banning efforts, how teens discover themselves through the visual arts and the career of the legendary Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino are featured at...

Sep 28: Birdhouse depicts classic, Carnegie library, proceeds to benefit ALA Cultural Communities Fund

CHICAGO – A portion of the proceeds from the sale of a functional birdhouse modeled after a classic Carnegie library in Osage, Iowa, will support the ALA Cultural Communities Fund, according to the ALA Public Programs Office. Priced at $150, the birdhouse is available ALA members for a special...

Sep 28: PLA supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—The Public Library Association (PLA) has reaffirmed its commitment to diversity in the library profession through a gift of $4,000 to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship Program.

ALA President Roberta Stevens, Immediate Past President Dr. Camila Alire,...

Sep 28: ALA 2011 Midwinter Meeting Registration opens October 1, 2010
CHICAGO - The first day of registration for the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting will open Oct. 1, 2010. Registration for the meeting, to be held Jan. 7 – 11, 2011 in San Diego, Calif., will open at 9 a.m. CST.
 
Beginning Oct.1,...
Sep 27: AASL opens 2011 NSLPY awards season

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is now accepting applications for its 2011 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award. The deadline for applications is Jan. 3, 2010.

The NSLPY award, established in 1963, recognizes school library programs that...

Sep 27: Teens turn to libraries for "Books with Beat"

Nation celebrates Teen Read Week™ October 17–23

CHICAGO –As the popularity of young adult literature continues to soar and teen musical artists dominate the airwaves, thousands of teens will participate in Teen Read Week, October 17 – 23...

Sep 27: Teen Read Week™ publicity tools encourage teens to read “Books with Beat”
CHICAGO – With Teen Read Week just around the corner, the American Library Association (ALA) is offering online resources to help public and school libraries publicize their activities.
 
The promotional effort for this year’s Teen Read Week, held Oct. 17-23, is...
Sep 24: Stroyan, Sullivan seek 2012-13 ALA Presidency

CHICAGO - Susan Stroyan and Maureen Sullivan are the candidates for the 2012-13 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).

Stroyan is the Information Services Librarian at the Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill. She has held leadership positions in...

Sep 24: Fitting e-books into today’s library

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries...

Sep 23: Win a trip to New Orleans to attend ALA’s Annual Conference from YALSA

CHICAGO — Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) members who have never attended an ALA Annual Conference are invited to apply for YALSA's...

Sep 23: New Jersey librarian wins half-off hotel room for YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium

CHICAGO — Pham Condello, a teen services librarian at the Brick Branch of the Ocean County (N.J.) Library, won half off her hotel room at the 2010 Young Adult Literature Symposium in Albuquerque, N.M., this Nov. 5–7, sponsored by the...

Sep 23: Registration now available for ALTAFF's Trustee Academy

On Oct. 18, 2010, the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) will launch its Trustee Academy, a series of online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.

“I’m very excited that our...

Sep 23: LITA scholarships in Library and Information Science

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, is accepting applications for the following three scholarships:

  • LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by Baker & Taylor)
  • LITA/LSSI...
Sep 23: LITA/Library Hi Tech award nominations sought
CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in communication for continuing education in library and information technology.  Sponsored by the...
Sep 22: John Cotton Dana Award winners will receive $5,000: Apply Now!

CHICAGO - You have done the creative work—the brainstorming, the text writing, the graphic design, the printing. The material you produced to promote that special library program, event or series of events was successful, and your library was delighted with your work. You...

Sep 22: Introducing Children’s Programming Monthly

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the launch of Children’s Programming Monthly ....

Sep 21: Book banning alive and well in the U.S.

 Nation confronts censorship head-on during Banned Books Week, Sept. 25 –  Oct. 2

CHICAGO –   What do books from the Twilight series, "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Catcher in the Rye" have in common?  All have faced removal from library...

Sep 21: Advanced registration open for YALSA’s YA Lit Symposium

CHICAGO — Librarians, educators, authors and fans of young adult literature won’t want to miss the biennial Young Adult Literature Symposium, Nov. 5-7, at the Albuquerque (N.M.) Marriott, hosted by the Young Adult...

Sep 21: AASL launches online, interactive planning and advocacy tool

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), in collaboration with Britannica Digital Learning, announces the launch of an online, interactive school library program planning module that will change school library program development and...

Sep 20: North Carolina celebrates year five of its Smartest Card campaign

Library Card Sign-up Month around the country

CHICAGO – The State Library of North Carolina is following the lead of libraries all across the country by reminding parents and children that a library card is the smartest school supply of all. 

This year marks the...

Sep 20: Graduate credits available for attending AASL institute
CHICAGO – Attendees of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 2010 Fall Forum can now receive graduate credit through Portland State University. IN FOCUS: The Essentials for 21st-Century Learning will be held November 5-6 in Portland, Ore....
Sep 20: What they don’t teach you in library school

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “What They Don't Teach You in Library School...

Sep 17: 2010 Women’s Leadership Institute registration opens

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is joining with 18 other higher education associations to offer the 2010 Women’s Leadership Institute, to be held Dec. 5-8, 2010, in Amelia Island, Fla. The early-bird registration deadline for the institute is Oct. 31, 2010....

Sep 17: Learn how to make the ultimate teen-friendly library at YALSA’s pre-Midwinter Institute

CHICAGO — Today’s teens make up one of the largest generations in U.S. history. They’re tech-savvy, smart, curious and more diverse than previous generations. They’re today’s customers and tomorrow’s voters. So how do you build a library experience that appeals to teens and turns them into...

Sep 17: Carnegie-Whitney awards up to $5,000

The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Funded...

Sep 17: Apply now for ACRL Immersion ’11 Program

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for its Immersion ’11 Program. Complete program details and application materials are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/...

Sep 17: ALCTS offers two exciting Midwinter symposia for San Diego

CHICAGO – Dynamite topics and great speakers will come together in San Diego for two outstanding symposia from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. 

On Thursday, you will hear about RDA, its impact on libraries and how it might affect the future catalog. ...

Sep 16: Learn how to stretch your dollars in YALSA’s YA budgeting class this fall

CHICAGO — Are you facing a smaller budget, with more service demand? Are you trying to introduce new services you know teens at your library will want, but you’re facing pushback because your management tells you that they just don’t have the resources?

Join the...

Sep 16: Collaborate with teens for better library services in YALSA’s new Tapping Youth Participation course

CHICAGO — Incorporating teen input into library services offers challenges, but you can reap many rewards, including a collection that flies off the shelves, an active teen advisory board and packed programs that engage teens week after week. Want to know how you can make it work for your...

Sep 16: YALSA opens Table Talk applications for 2011 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, will host a table talk session at the 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 23–28, and is now accepting...

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