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Feb 15: Accepting Employer Participants for ACRL Placement Center Open House

The Placement Center will host an Open House/Job Fair on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., during the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) National Conference in Baltimore.

Representatives from academic...

Feb 15: MacDonald wins 2017 ACRL/IS Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

CHICAGO – Mary MacDonald, professor and head of instructional services at the University of Rhode Island, is the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section’s (IS) Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose efforts...

Feb 15: McElroy and Pagowsky receive 2017 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO – Kelly McElroy, student engagement and community outreach librarian at Oregon State University, and Nicole Pagowsky, associate librarian and instruction coordinator in the Research and Learning Department at the University of Arizona, have been chosen as the winners of the Association...

Feb 15: Archambault and McLean win 2017 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO— Susan Gardner Archambault and Lindsey McLean have been selected to receive the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on Project CORA: Community of Online Research...

Feb 15: ALA to launch Book Club Central with Sarah Jessica Parker

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is creating Book Club Central, a new online platform of reading resources, including recommendations, expert book lists and other content for book clubs and their readers. Award-winning television and film actor,...

Feb 14: Applications for United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards due May 1

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to friends of the library groups and library foundations. Applications are due May 1, 2017.

Given annually since 2000, the Baker & Taylor Awards have recognized more than...

Feb 14: ALSC announces 2017 Notable Children's Videos

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2017 list of Notable Children’s Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show...

Feb 14: LLAMA Webinar will explore how to sustain change after the excitement wears off

CHICAGO — Change management is more than just a buzzword in libraries these days. For many library leaders it has become a way of life requiring not only the ability to create change, but the ability to sustain a culture of innovation and change long-term. 

The Library Leadership and...

Feb 14: YALSA’s 2017 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $40,000 in materials to libraries in Texas, Illinois and Oklahoma

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Tyler (Texas) Public Library; East Peoria (Illinois) Community High School; and Shawnee (Oklahoma) High School as the recipients of its annual...

Feb 14: ALCTS and LLAMA speaker presents the business of social impact

CHICAGO—Dorri McWhorter, CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). The President’s Program “The Business of...

Feb 14: A scalable guide to getting started with digital collections

CHICAGO — Small or medium-sized libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies face a unique set of challenges in regards to digital collections. They may have been unable to jump on the digitization bandwagon at its beginning due to competing priorities or lack of resources, and may now...

Feb 14: AASL launches social media recognitions

CHICAGO – Acknowledging the role social media plays in school library promotion, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is launching a new recognition program - Social Media Superstars. Nominated and endorsed by their peers, the program will recognize school library professionals...

Feb 13: HARRASSOWITZ award to Kristen Wilson

CHICAGO — The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Kristen Wilson, associate head, Acquisitions and Discovery at North Carolina State University, to receive the 2017...

Feb 13: Corey Halaychik receives ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation

CHICAGO—The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation. Corey Halaychik, assistant professor and...

Feb 13: Register for ARL/ ACRL Open Scholarship Early and Often event by Feb. 22

CHICAGO - Registration for the upcoming Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Institute on Scholarly Communication event, “Open Scholarship Early and Often,” to be held March 22, 2017, in Baltimore. Don’t miss this opportunity to help...

Feb 13: Webinar: Libraries in the Jim Crow South and a Conversation with One of the Tougaloo Nine

In celebration of Black History Month, the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) are excited to present a unique webinar: “Libraries in the Jim Crow South and a Conversation with One of the Tougaloo Nine,” on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at 1 p.m....

Feb 13: New resolution addresses accurate information and media manipulation

CHICAGO — The need for accurate information is not new, but the divisive methods to undermine its credibility is. In response to the recent dialogue on fake news and news literacy, the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) crafted “...

Feb 10: Weaver wins 2017 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Janet Weaver, assistant curator of the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa, is the winner of the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Woman’s Studies Librarianship. The WGSS...

Feb 10: Gilley wins 2017 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Jennifer Gilley, head librarian at Penn State University New Kensington, has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant long-standing...

Feb 09: New eCourse: Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse...

Feb 08: PLA forms new task force on equity, diversity and inclusion

CHICAGO — On Saturday, Jan. 21, at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the Public Library Association (PLA) Board approved the creation of a PLA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Co-chaired by Richard Kong, director, Skokie (Illinois) Public Library and Amita Lonial,...

Feb 08: Apply for the 2017 MANGO/NMRT Professional Development Grant

We are excited to announce that members of ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a $1000 grant through the MANGO/NMRT Professional Development Grant...

Feb 08: LDS Business College program wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that LDS Business College has been chosen to receive the 2017 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its “There’s a Monster in the...

Feb 08: John Walsh receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that John Walsh, director of library services at Cochise College, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources...

Feb 07: New checklists provide practical steps to protect patron privacy

CHICAGO —  The American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) approved seven new "privacy checklists" at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia to help libraries of all types and capacities take practical steps to protect patron privacy. The checklists complement...

Feb 07: AASL opens call for webinars

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars 30-60 minutes in length. Proposals may be submitted using the AASL Get Involved form.

Proposals should include...

Feb 07: Two Friends groups win National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- Friends of the Glendale (Ariz.) Public Library and Holdrege (Neb.) Area Friends of the Library are winners of United for Libraries’ 2016 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards.

Each group received $250 and were recognized at United for Libraries’ Gala Author...

Feb 07: 2017 Charlemae Rollins President's Program on Families & Digital Technology

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the theme and speakers for the...

Feb 07: Call for Nominations: ASCLA's Achievement and Recognition Awards

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has opened its nomination period for its annual series of achievement and recognition awards. Members are encouraged to...

Feb 07: PLA now accepting proposals for PLA 2018 Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting preconference and program proposals for the PLA 2018 Conference, March 20-24, in Philadelphia. Proposals may be submitted online through...

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