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Oct 26: ALSC selects Tori Ann Ogawa as 2017 Emerging Leader

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Tori Ann Ogawa of the Darien Library in Darien, Conn. as its representative in the...

Oct 25: ALA unveils shortlist for 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States...

Oct 25: The ALA joins the list of #GivingTuesday organizations

CHICAGO — Support the future of our nation’s libraries and donate to the ALA and its divisions on #GivingTuesday, Nov.29. #GivingTuesday is a social media driven day of giving held in conjunction with the beginning of the holiday season and end-of-year giving.

Society is at a critical...

Oct 25: Sponsor a Literary Landmark for Children’s Book Week 2017

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries is partnering with the ALA-Children’s Book Council Joint Committee to designate seven Literary Landmarks during Children’s Book Week (May 1-7, 2017).

United for Libraries, the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader encourage groups...

Oct 25: EMIERT accepting proposals for 2017 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) is now accepting proposals for presentations highlighting ethnic and multicultural library programs at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago.  

EMIERT invites proposals for presentations that showcase...

Oct 25: Nominations open for 2017 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

CHICAGO  Librarians face adversity every day, whether they are defending a challenged book, responding to collection and building damage after floods and fires, remaining open as a safe space during civil unrest or fighting to provide services on a limited budget.

If you know a...

Oct 25: Save the date for the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections

CHICAGO — Equity, diversity and inclusion are important concepts for libraries and librarians as the nation’s population becomes more diverse, inclusiveness more essential, and access to information critical. In fact, equity, diversity and inclusion are so significant that the American Library...

Oct 25: eLearning: RUSA's winter webinars

Each webinar registration is $45 for RUSA members; $50 for ALA members; $65 for non-ALA members; $25 for student members and retired ALA members....

Oct 25: Cappadonia, Patterson Win Friends of ALSC Mini Institute Scholarships

The Friends of ALSC have awarded scholarships to the ALSC Mini Institute in...

Oct 25: Work Smarter with “Online Productivity Tools”

Chicago -- Work smarter with  "Online Productivity Tools: Smart Shortcuts and Clever Tricks" the latest LITA webinar as presented by Jaclyn McKewan, to be given on Tuesday November 8...

Oct 25: American Library Association announces Emerging Leader participants for class of 2017

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 50 people to participate in its 2017 class of Emerging Leaders.  The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA...

Oct 24: Intellectual freedom nominations for the John Philip Immroth Memorial Award due soon

CHICAGO —The deadline for nominations for the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award is Dec. 1, 2016. The Immroth Award honors intellectual freedom...

Oct 24: New Workshop: Taking Advantage of Emerging Tech in 2017

CHICAGO—ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Taking Advantage of Emerging Tech in 2017 with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific...

Oct 24: International Games Day 2016 focuses on bringing in big fun on a small budget

International Games Day (IGD) is back to celebrate games in libraries on November 19th, 2016. This annual tradition is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world and hosted by the American Library Association’s Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT), in collaboration with Nordic Game...

Oct 21: [Deadline EXTENDED] RUSA’s Online Learning Proposal Submissions

CHICAGO – Do you have an idea for a webinar or online course you would like to present? Send the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) a webinar proposal or online course...

Oct 20: Fantastic Beasts and more arrive in the new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics has released its winter 2016 catalog featuring 32 pages of exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries everywhere. The catalog cover...

Oct 19: California and Vermont school librarians ensure their role in state ESSA plans

CHICAGO – On Oct. 8, more than 85 school librarians and educational stakeholders in California and Vermont attended workshops dedicated to unpacking the provisions for school libraries in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The workshops focused on highlighting opportunities within ESSA...

Oct 19: New York ESSA momentum builds

CHICAGO – On Oct 1., school librarians and educational stakeholders in New York attended a workshop dedicated to unpacking the provisions for school libraries in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presented by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the complimentary workshops...

Oct 18: EBSCO offers five scholarships to attend 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting — winners receive up to $1,500 for conference-related expenses

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2017...

Oct 18: AASL president to help ensure critical role of school librarians included in Virginia ESSA state plan

CHICAGO — On Friday, Oct. 21, school librarians and education partners from across the state will gather in Norfolk to prepare themselves to be active participants in Virginia Every Student Succeeds (ESSA) implementation. The workshop will start a discussion on how librarians connect with...

Oct 18: ALCTS calls for proposals for 2017 Virtual Forum: ALCTS Exchange

CHICAGO — The ALCTS Exchange is now accepting proposals for its 2017 virtual forum. As a fully...

Oct 18: A Plan for More Meaningful Work and Professional Fulfillment: an American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free AL Live interactive webcast, A Plan for More Meaningful Work and Professional Fulfillment, with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This...

Oct 18: New free webinar: STEP into Storytime

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free webinar, STEP into Storytime with Saroj Ghoting and Kathy Klatt. This webinar will last one hour and take place at 2...

Oct 18: Applications for National Friends of Libraries Week Awards due Dec. 2

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is sponsoring the 11th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 16-22, 2016.

Friends of the library groups across the country are celebrating by holding membership drives, book sales and special events, and officials are issuing...

Oct 18: Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Grant

The American Library Association Publishing Committee is offering 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.

...

Oct 17: The Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants $248,406 to ALSC and YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $248,306 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

ALSC will use its funding to help libraries provide children’s...

Oct 17: AASL releases standards and guidelines research findings

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a summary report of the data collected as part of the evaluation and remodeling of its learning standards and program guidelines. The goal of the research was to assess attitudes and perceptions about the current...

Oct 17: Official 2016 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten.

Teens all over the world voted starting August 15 with voting lasting through...

Oct 17: Don't Miss the Nov. 4 Deadline to Volunteer to Serve on ALA, Council and Joint Committees!
CHICAGO — The online committee volunteer form (http://www.ala.org/CFApps/volunteer/form.cfm - select "ALA" in the drop-down menu) for ALA, Council and two joint committees closes on Friday, Nov. 4,...
Oct 14: Applications open for the 2017 AASL awards program

CHICAGO - Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2017 awards season are now available. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves to be lauded for their outstanding talent and dedication to the profession as part of this prestigious program...

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