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Jan 22: ALA/IIDA Interior Design Award entry form is now available

CHICAGO — The Online Entry Form for the 2016 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards is now available.  This biennial competition is co-...

Jan 22: PLA now accepting proposals for first-ever How-To Festival at PLA 2016 Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) encourages you to share your gifts and talents with your fellow colleagues at the PLA 2016 How-To Festival. Join the fun by participating in PLA’s first-ever mini How-To Festival, which...

Jan 22: Apply now for YALSA’s 2016 Symposium Travel Stipend

CHICAGO – Any individual interested in attending the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium, taking place in Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 4-6, 2016 can now apply for a travel stipend to offset travel expenses.

Two travel stipends, both worth up to $...

Jan 21: Five steps of outcome-based planning and evaluation for public libraries

CHICAGO— Planning and assessment are both crucial elements of a public library that functions efficiently and flexibly. So why are they often treated separately? “Five Steps of Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation for Public Libraries...

Jan 20: ALSC Announces Breakfast for Bill Speakers at National Institute

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced a very special Breakfast for Bill at the 2016 ALSC National Institute. This keynote...

Jan 20: Free webcast on introducing RDA: Resource Description and Access

CHICAGO — A new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Introducing RDA — will air live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 11. This free streaming video broadcast is brought to you by American Libraries...

Jan 19: 2016 list of Notable Videos for Adults released

BOSTON - The American Library Association (ALA) Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2016 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding films released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults.  Its purpose is...

Jan 19: ALSC announces 2016 Notable Children's Videos
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2016 list of Notable Children’s Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show...
Jan 19: Registration and housing open January 19 for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Chicago—ALA promises the same outstanding content, professional development, and networking opportunities as always at the 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, June 23-28. Early Bird registration and housing are open as of noon (Central time) on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at...

Jan 19: AASL CLASS research summit call for participants

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites doctoral students and professors to submit their interest to be part of the Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS) Research Summit in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 7, 2016. More information can be...

Jan 19: ALSC announces 2016 Notable Children's Recordings
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2016 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...
Jan 19: ALSC names 2016 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2016 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and...

Jan 15: YALSA names 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

The list of 67...

Jan 15: YALSA names 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA) list.

The list of 64 titles, drawn from 114...

Jan 15: YALSA names 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.

The list of 112 titles, drawn from 170...

Jan 15: GLBTRT selects the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries for the Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) today announced the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries as the inaugural recipient of the Newlen-...

Jan 14: Nutter named 2016 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — Susan K. Nutter, vice provost and director of libraries at North Carolina State University (NCSU), is the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by YBP Library...

Jan 14: Public libraries share their digitization success stories

CHICAGO— Digitizing your collection is not only a great way to increase access to your materials, it also engages patrons on a whole new level and helps communicate your library’s value. But with staff time and resources already spread thin, it can be a challenge to plan and undertake a...

Jan 14: YALSA names 2016 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (PPYA).

The list, drawn from 176...

Jan 14: YALSA names 2016 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list.

The list, aimed towards young...

Jan 13: The American Library Association to support National Readathon Day 2016 on May 21 in partnership with Penguin Random House

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that they have joined with Penguin Random House to support the second annual National Readathon Day, which will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016. It is a day dedicated to the joy of reading and giving, when readers everywhere...

Jan 13: AASL eCOLLAB evolves with the addition of national conference sessions

CHICAGO – Concurrent sessions recorded at the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition are now available on AASL’s newly enhanced professional development platform. More information can be found at ecollab.aasl...

Jan 13: ACRL releases 'Putting Assessment into Action'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Putting Assessment into Action: Selected Projects from the First Cohort of the Assessment in Action Grant,” edited by Eric Ackermann....

Jan 12: Alabi recipient of 2016 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award

Alabi recipient of 2016 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award

BOSTON - Jaena Alabi, Reference Librarian at Auburn University, is the recipient of the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) David Cohen/EMIERT...

Jan 12: 2016 Stonewall Book Awards Announced

BOSTON – The 2016 Stonewall Book Awards were announced Monday, January 11 by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-...

Jan 11: 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Hudson County Community College Library, Jersey City, New Jersey;...

Jan 11: 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits — thousands of attendees address the many ways libraries transform

CHICAGO – 11,716 librarians, library workers and supporters, including 3,622 exhibitors, shared the latest library-related trends, updates, innovations, products, titles and services at the 2016 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Boston, Jan. 8-12. Lively...

Jan 11: 2016 Notable Books List: Year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry named by RUSA readers' advisory experts

BOSTON—The Notable Books Council, first established in 1944, has announced the 2016 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of 26 written for adult readers and published in the U.S., including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The list was announced Sunday during the...

Jan 11: American Library Association Joins Forces with National Foundation for Credit Counseling® to Better Serve Military and their Families

Partnership increases community-level access to customized financial education and counseling

Washington, DC – Members of the U.S. armed forces, Coast Guard, veterans, and their families face financial challenges often not adequately addressed by...

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