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Jan 10: EBSCO awards five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians a $1,500 scholarship to attend the 2017 ALA...

Jan 10: United for Libraries, ALA Conference Services present ‘Spotlight on Adult Literature’ at Midwinter

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – United for Libraries and ALA Conference Services will present “Spotlight on Adult Literature” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Georgia World Congress Center Exhibit Hall at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Participating publishers will host...

Jan 10: Equipping librarians to code: ALA, Google launch ready to code university pilot program

WASHINGTON - Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and Google, Inc., announced a call for Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty to participate in Phase Two of the Libraries Ready to Code project. This work will culminate in graduate level course models that equip MLIS...

Jan 10: Share your library’s story at Midwinter

CHICAGO — How does your library transform? You can tell your story on video during the 2017 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta, held Jan. 20-24. The ALA’s Public Awareness Office will be conducting short interviews with librarians to reveal how their libraries transform. A video...

Jan 09: ALA calls for fast passage of Email Privacy Act

WASHINGTON - ALA President Julie B. Todaro issued the following statement upon reintroduction of the Email Privacy Act today in the U.S. House of Representatives: 

“The Fourth Amendment protects all of our 'papers and effects'...

Jan 09: ALA announces petition candidates for ALA Council

Chicago - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals have filed petitions for positions on the ALA Council for the 2017 ALA Election:

Mary Biblo, Librarian Emeritus, Rowley Library, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois...

Jan 09: ALSC provides $60k in Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grants to 12 libraries

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries minigrants. These grants are made possible by a Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The 12 minigrant recipients...

Jan 09: RUSA’s Emerging Technologies Section selects 18th annual list of Best Free Reference Websites

CHICAGO—The 18th Annual Best Free Reference Websites list, previously published in the Fall 2016 issue of Reference & User Services Quarterly, is now also available on ...

Jan 09: New Workshop: The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Content Marketing

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Content Marketing with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 60 minutes and take place Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 3:00pm Eastern/2:00pm...

Jan 09: New Workshop: Using Change Management to Transform Your Library

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Using Change Management to Transform Your Library with Catherine Soehner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30...

Jan 09: A cornucopia of new books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

Longer hours and easy access near the onsite Registration area make it convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting. The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/...

Jan 05: ALCTS rolls out new online education and virtual forum in 2017

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce its catalog of 2017 online education offerings. Focusing on the changing landscape of technical services, ALCTS Continuing Education features online programming on staff and leadership...

Jan 04: New eCourse: Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 6,...

Jan 04: New eCourse: Assessing Student Learning with Instructional Technologies

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Assessing Student Learning with Instructional Technologies. Melissa Mallon will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March...

Jan 04: New eCourse: Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday...

Jan 04: New eCourse: How to Implement a Digitization Program

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, How to Implement a Digitization Program. Susanne Caro will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 6, 2017.

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Jan 03: 2017 PR Xchange Awards competition opens

Submit your library’s promotional materials for the 2017 PR Xchange Awards Competition sponsored by the PRMS Section of LLAMA

CHICAGO — Libraries everywhere are creating exciting promotional materials:  newsletters, program announcements, reading celebrations, advocacy...

Jan 03: New issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy now available online

CHICAGO —  The new issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP), Vol. 1, No. 2-3, is now live and available to subscribers online.  Subscribers can view it on the JIFP...

Jan 03: Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is accepting applications through Feb. 3, 2017 for the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award.

The Gale Cengage Learning Financial...

Jan 03: ALA Nepal Library Relief Fund donates $2,500 to community library in Himalayas

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has donated $2,500 from its Nepal Library Relief Fund to the READ Global (Rural Education and Development) Center in Tukche village in the Mustang district of Nepal. A community library and resource center, the READ Center is being rebuilt after...

Dec 28: Annual list of Best Historical Materials announced by history experts

ATLANTA—The annual list of Best Historical Materials was announced during the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta on Sunday. The list recognizes the evaluation and effectiveness of...

Dec 28: 2017 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for adults revealed

ATLANTA—The Listen List Council of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2017 selections of the Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration. The 2017 committee listened to 1,919 hours of audiobooks,...

Dec 28: Louis Shores Award for excellence in reviewing names Mary Burkey as winner

ATLANTA—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected Mary Burkey, independent library consultant, as the recipient of the 2017 Louis Shores Award which...

Dec 27: RUSA invites Midwinter attendees to celebrate winners of year’s best in adult reading and reference

CHICAGO--On Sunday, Jan. 22, 5-7pm EST, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host their annual Book and Media Awards ceremony to announce the many awards and best...

Dec 27: New Intellectual Freedom Bloggers for 2017

The Intellectual Freedom Blog has a new lineup of contributors for 2017. Founded in 2007, the blog has a history of top-notch, quality writers, and the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) plans to continue the tradition....

Dec 22: New Workshop: Improve Your Library: Using the 5 Phases of Project Management

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Improve Your Library: Using the 5 Phases of Project Management with Robin M. Hastings. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30...

Dec 21: Free webinar: Smart Libraries with Marshall Breeding

CHICAGO—ALA TechSource announces an exciting free webinar, Smart Libraries with Marshall Breeding. This webinar will last one hour and take place at 2:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Central/12:...

Dec 21: Hartman and Huff awarded YALSA’s 2017 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has awarded Angela Hartman and Sara Huff its 2017 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend.

The travel stipend...

Dec 21: At 2017 Midwinter Meeting, talk to ALA about accessibility for people with disabilities

As part of an ongoing effort to improve its member experience, the American Library Association (ALA) will host a series of conversations at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.  

The focus of these 90-minute Kitchen Table Conversations will be on a key aspect of inclusion:...

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