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Nov 23: Applications for ALTAFF Trustee awards due Dec. 15

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation and the ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Grant. Applications for both awards are due Dec....

Nov 23: YALSA sponsors Delatte, Marker as 2011 Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) chose two members for the 2011 ALA Emerging Leaders program: Monique Delatte, acquisitions librarian at Fullerton College and adjunct librarian at Rio Hondo College library, both in California, and Samantha Marker, young adult...

Nov 23: Last week for advance registration for Midwinter

CHICAGO - Advance registration with savings for the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting closes on...

Nov 23: LIS Faculty and Practitioners Surviving and Thriving Together discussion to be held at Midwinter
CHICAGO - The American Library Association Committee on Education (ALA-COE) and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) are co-sponsoring  a Library Education Discussion Group entitled:  “LIS Faculty and Practitioners Surviving and Thriving Together” to be...
Nov 23: Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

CHICAGO - ALA is seeking nominations for the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.   The award honors an individual for contributing significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching and/or writing. 

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Nov 23: Nominations sought for Sullivan Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking nominations for the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children. The award honors an individual who has shown exceptional understanding and support for library service to children while having...

Nov 22: Follow ALA Youth Media Award results live

Join thousands as ALA, ALSC and YALSA unveil the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature and media

 
CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will provide a free live webcast of its Youth Media...
Nov 22: ALA Office for Diversity selects field recruiters for Discovering Librarianship

The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity and Spectrum Scholarship Program are pleased to announce the early career librarians selected to serve as field recruiters for the Discovering Librarianship project -- a recruitment initiative focused on introducing ethnically...

Nov 22: 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant

Applications sought for 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO - It's STILL NOT TOO LATE!!! Members of ALA's New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a grant, sponsored by 3M Library Systems, which will cover expenses to attend the ALA Annual...

Nov 18: ACRL 2011 program now available

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the availability of the program for ACRL 2011, “A Declaration of Interdependence,” to be held March 30 – April 2, 2011, in Philadelphia.

ACRL 2011 will feature more than 300 peer-reviewed presentations on...

Nov 18: ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels highlights importance of libraries, warns against cutbacks in CBN interview
CHICAGO – In a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, American Library Association (ALA) Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels explained the current state of America’s libraries and the financial difficulties they face. The segment, which aired on Nov. 11, can be viewed on...
Nov 16: ALA JobLIST Placement Center to host Open House during Midwinter Meeting in San Diego

CHICAGO - As part of its continuing efforts to help job seekers retool their skills and prepare for job searches, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an Open House from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 in the Placement Center during the American Library Association’s Midwinter...

Nov 16: Neil Gaiman latest big-name author to join the ALA Midwinter roster

CHICAGO— From the Youth Media Awards, the RUSA Book Awards and the “Spotlight on Adult Literature” to Neil Gaiman, Armistead Maupin, Richard Rhodes, Kathy Reichs and Ted Danson, the ALA Midwinter Meeting promises a rich feast for attendees who enjoy hearing from and interacting with authors....

Nov 16: Tweeting, posting, friending and other social media for libraries

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the publication of “Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian's Guide,” by Laura Solomon.

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Nov 16: ALA JobLIST Placement Center to provide free career counseling during ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego

CHICAGO - The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will provide free career counseling sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, 2011 in the Placement Center during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in San Diego (#alamw11).

As part of its efforts to help job seekers retool...

Nov 16: An online course for sharpening supervisory skills

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, is making available “Library Supervision eCourse.” Adapted from Joan Giesecke and Beth McNeil’s bestselling...

Nov 16: Genealogy reference workshop advance registration ends Nov. 29

CHICAGO—Advance registration will close Monday, Nov. 29 for “Genealogy Happens! At the Genealogy Reference Desk,” a 2011 Midwinter institute offered by the ALA genealogy experts, the History Section of the Reference...

Nov 16: Catch up on teen services trends with YALSA’s recent webinars

CHICAGO —  School librarians, teen services librarians, young adult librarians and others who work with teens in libraries can now access previously recorded webinars from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). While YALSA members will...

Nov 16: Membership in AASL gets even more rewarding
CHICAGO – From Sept. 1, 2010 through Dec. 31, 2011 new or renewing members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will receive 10,000 Capstone Rewards Bonus Points which can be redeemed for books with Capstone and their collective divisions. For more information, visit...
Nov 16: Manuscripts sought for LITA/Ex Libris student writing award

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex...

Nov 16: YALSA launches first issue of the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, launched the inaugural issue of its new, open-access, peer-reviewed electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults at...
Nov 16: YALSA's Research Committee seeks poster sessions for ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans

CHICAGO — The Research Committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) invites library and information science faculty, students and practicing librarians to propose a poster session at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 23-28...

Nov 16: ALA to honor Dr. King’s legacy at Midwinter
CHICAGO – Dr. Michael K. Honey, Fred T. and Dorothy G. Haley Endowed Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Labor and Ethnic Studies and American History at the University of Washington, Tacoma, will be the keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration during the...
Nov 15: Online course prepares librarians and library staff to provide effective reference services

CHICAGO—Librarians and staff at all types of libraries looking to improve their performance at the reference desk are encouraged to sign up for “The Reference Interview," an online...

Nov 15: ALTAFF seeks feedback on National Friends of Libraries Week

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), sponsored the fifth annual National Friends of Libraries Week on Oct. 17-23, 2010. ALTAFF is now seeking feedback from Friends groups on how they...

Nov 12: Nominations sought for Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Lifetime Achievement Award

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award is named for award-winning children’s author Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002), recipient of the 1974 National Book...

Nov 12: South Carolina Library Association supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) has announced its support of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship Program and the Spectrum Presidential Initiative.  

In 2010, the Spectrum Scholarship Committee of the South Carolina Library Association...

Nov 12: New online course for public libraries: “Bite-Sized Marketing”

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association (ALA), is making available “Marketing Public Libraries eCourse.” This eCourse is adapted from the bestselling...

Nov 11: ACRL e-Learning call for proposals

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is now accepting proposal submissions for the ACRL e-Learning program. Submissions are being accepted for live webcasts and asynchronous online courses. Proposals must be submitted via the online submission form by Dec. 17, 2010...

Nov 10: ALSC announces FLIP workshop winners
CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce the winners of an all-expense-paid family literacy training workshop, funded through a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded to the Children’s Museum of Houston...

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