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Jun 24: Indianapolis middle school wins 2014 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

CHICAGO — An Indiana middle school library has been recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for its work in creating an innovative genealogy program for eighth-graders.

Perry Meridian Middle School in Indianapolis won the 2014...

Jun 24: Michael L. Peterson selected for the 2014 ALA Century Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Michael L. Peterson of Blackfoot, Idaho as the 2014 Century Scholarship recipient.

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodations for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an...

Jun 24: ProQuest broadens commitment to Spectrum Scholarship Program

Library and information science education funding supports building diverse workforce

CHICAGO and ANN ARBOR, Mich. June 25, 2014 – Libraries serve as the foundation for lifelong learning in our society, but as...

Jun 24: Lauren Stamm chosen for the 2014 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Lauren Stamm of Allen Park, Mich., as the 2014 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a library support staff worker who is pursuing a master’s degree in library...

Jun 24: Comic book legend Stan Lee named Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO – This September, Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four, will encourage children to get the most important school supply of all: a library card.

As the Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month, Lee has donated his image to a print...

Jun 24: Now accepting nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of the exceptional public, school, college, community...

Jun 24: New from ACRL – ‘The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work’

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work,” edited by Nicole Pagowsky and...

Jun 20: Samuel Dodson receives the 2014 Peter Lyman Memorial Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association and SAGE announced Samuel Dodson as the recipient of the 2014 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media.  A recent graduate of Lewis and Clark College, Dodson will begin a duel Master of Archival Studies and Master of...

Jun 19: Hannivett D. Nabahe selected as the 2014 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has named Hannivett D. Nabahe of Tucson, Ariz., as the 2014 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000...

Jun 19: Applications being accepted for 2015 class of ALA Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2015 class of Emerging Leaders.  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the...

Jun 19: Dobbins selected as the 2014 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Elizabeth June-Heline Dobbins of Fuquay Varina, N.C., as the recipient of the 2014 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council...

Jun 19: PLA’s guide to film programming for public libraries

CHICAGO — Screening movies is a fun, engaging way to bring people of all ages into the library, and “Film Programming for Public Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, offers the tools to make...

Jun 19: Sue E. Graves selected for the 2014 Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that Sue E. Graves of Front Royal, Va., has been named as the 2014 Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship recipient.

The $1,500 scholarship was established through a generous donation by Marks’...

Jun 19: Angela D. Price selected the 2014 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Angela D. Price of Memphis, Tenn., as the 2014 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship was named for a longtime ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for ...

Jun 19: Alice Krebill receives the 2014 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has named Alice Krebill of Bozeman, Mont., as the 2014 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor...

Jun 19: Elizabeth L. Lieutenant selected for the 2014 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Elizabeth L. Lieutenant of Hyattsville, Md., as the 2014 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a...

Jun 19: ACRL seeks feedback on revised draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force seeks feedback on the revised draft of the association’s...

Jun 18: Apply for YALSA’s 2014 Maker Contest

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, (ALA) invites libraries with brilliant summer “maker” programs to apply for its 2014 Maker Contest.

The idea behind the contest is to encourage “making” during the summer months...

Jun 17: USCIS and ALA Committee on Literacy session to highlight library service to immigrants at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will participate in a panel discussion to explore practical ways libraries are assisting immigrants in a session entitled, “U.S. Citizenship Starts at Your Library: Success Stories for Serving Immigrants in...

Jun 17: ALSC recommends more Great Websites for Kids
CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more sites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.
 
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Jun 17: A handbook for organizing exhibitions

CHICAGO — Drawing on international museum practice but applicable to any exhibition or display, “Organizing Exhibitions: A Handbook for Libraries, Archives and Museums,” published by...

Jun 17: 75th anniversary of the Library Bill of Rights

CHICAGO — Seventy-five years ago at the 1939 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the ALA Council adopted the Library’s Bill of Rights, echoing the spirit of a document from the Des Moines Public Library in 1938. This document, refreshed in 1944, 1948, 1961, 1967, 1980 and 1996,...

Jun 17: A landmark examination of rare books and special collections

CHICAGO — From cuneiform, coins and codices to prints, drawings, photographs and maps, departments of rare books and special collections are the premier repositories of significant printed and manuscript works and artifacts. Entrusted with the responsibility of preserving the records of history...

Jun 17: 36 participants selected for second ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO Thirty-six mid-career librarians have been selected from a highly competitive pool to participate in Leading to the Future, ALA’s second four-day immersive leadership development...

Jun 17: New from ACRL – 'The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook,” edited by Kaijsa Calkins and Cassandra Kvenild.

“The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook...

Jun 17: Seven strategies for creating career opportunities

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Seven Strategies for Creating Career Opportunities with Kim Dority. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on...

Jun 17: A guide to data sources for reference

CHICAGO — “The Reference Guide to Data Sources,” published by ALA Editions, takes the guesswork out of locating the best sources of data, a process more important than ever as the data...

Jun 17: Betsy Lobmeyer receives inaugural Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO Betsy Lobmeyer and her project “Charlie’s Ever Warming Blankets” Children in Poverty, is the inaugural recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the Roald...

Jun 17: Guide to reference in medicine and health

CHICAGO — Drawn from the extensive database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012, “Guide to Reference in...

Jun 17: Time to reskill: An action plan for literacy

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Literacy will sponsor a discussion of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Survey and its ramifications for libraries during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  The session will be...

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