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Jun 12: Celebrate Outreach at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Every day, libraries across the country deliver vital library services across the communities they serve. To showcase the work outreach library professionals do on a daily basis, the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services and the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach...

Jun 12: Participate now in YALSA’s Summer Learning Programs Contest

CHICAGO — Individuals with innovative summer learning program ideas are invited to submit it now through July 15, 2017 to the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Teen Programming HQ for its...

Jun 12: Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund winner announced

CHICAGO — Sara Zettervall is the 2017 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund."


An award of $1,000 is given to an ALA member to attend their first international conference. The Bogle...

Jun 12: Amed Demirhan receives 2017 John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award

CHICAGO — Amed Demirhan has been named the 2017 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee’s John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award, given to a librarian or person who...

Jun 12: New Session: How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday,...

Jun 12: The silence of the archive

CHICAGO — “The Silence of the Archive,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides a groundbreaking discussion of a major but little considered issue: Why do archives, sometimes seen as the repositories of truth, often fail to satisfy...

Jun 08: Public Libraries Magazine announces 2017 Feature Article Contest winners

CHICAGO -- Public Libraries, the official magazine of the Public Library Association, has announced the winners of its 2017 Feature Article Contest

First prize of $500 was awarded to...

Jun 08: New Session: Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This workshop will consist of two 60-minute sessions and take place on:...

Jun 08: New eCourse: Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. Tabatha Farney will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on August 7,...

Jun 07: Pilot Mountain Elementary School wins ALA school library award for program about cultural and historic preservation

CHICAGO — Pilot Mountain Elementary School, a public school in Pilot Mountain, N.C., has been recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for Everybody Has a Story, a library program that taught third-graders about cultural and historic preservation both locally and globally.

As...

Jun 07: ALA awards 2017 Diversity Research Grants

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has announced the recipients of the Diversity Research Grant for 2017-2018.

The grants consist of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. Recipients will conduct their research...

Jun 07: United for Libraries to present author of inaugural Book Club Central selection at “Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community”

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community,” featuring the author of the inaugural Book Club Central selection...

Jun 07: ALA Annual Conference panel highlights partnerships to extend school library support

CHICAGO – Every school library advocate has a unique story to share about how they developed and grew partnerships. A special panel during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago will bring together three library professionals to discuss the partnerships they formed to extend the base of support...

Jun 07: LLAMA Webinar: 'Leading with Emotional Intelligence'

CHICAGO — The term emotional intelligence has been written about so much over the years that you might start to wonder if it’s a passing fad.   However, when it comes to managing people, as individuals or as members of an entire organization, it remains one of the most potent skills a manager...

Jun 07: 2017 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair to celebrate inclusive outreach, diversity-in-action ideas

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has selected 33 presentations for the 2017 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 – 5 p .m. on Saturday, June 24 in the Special Events area in the Exhibits Hall at McCormick during ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago...

Jun 07: Step-by-step guidance on migrating library data

CHICAGO — Most librarians and staff participate in at least one data migration during their careers. And since the new systems inevitably work differently than the old ones and require different data to function, it’s always a challenge to plan smooth migrations that position libraries to...

Jun 06: ACRL-Choice webinar program features hot content for summer 2017

CHICAGO; MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts.  Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these hour-long interactive webinars,...

Jun 06: PR Sunday Spotlight to focus on public relations and marketing sessions at ALA Annual

CHICAGO – New to this year’s ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition is the PR Sunday Spotlight on June 25, which will showcase innovative library public relations programming and events. This new series will give library communications and marketing staff the opportunity to attend five public-...

Jun 05: Stephie Luyt wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Stephie Luyt has won a free year of AASL membership. Luyt 's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Genevieve Minor to AASL, Luyt has...

Jun 05: A manual for creating and sharing online library instruction

CHICAGO — Designed to be reused and shared, learning objects are digital content and assessments centered on student learning outcomes. The promise of sharing online instruction across libraries, campuses, or a consortium holds time-saving appeal. An easy to follow tutorial for creating online...

Jun 05: New School Library Research examines preparation for online learning

CHICAGO – A new article exploring how school library professionals are trained to deliver online learning is now available in volume 20 of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, ...

Jun 05: Nominate a librarian for 2017 I Love My Librarian Award

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award, which recognizes the public service contributions that librarians make in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. The national award invites...

Jun 01: 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants announced

CHICAGO – The W.R. Saffold Community Resource Center in Britton’s Neck, S.C., the Mayaguez Children’s Library in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and the Lawrence Memorial Library in Windsor, N.C. have been selected to receive books as part of the 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grant program.

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Jun 01: AASL National Conference tours showcase Phoenix’s architecture, geography and culture

CHICAGO – Four tours will showcase Phoenix’s unique architecture, geography and culture ahead of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition this Nov. 9-11. Attendees arriving prior to the official start of conference festivities will have an...

Jun 01: Kathi Kromer new head of ALA Washington Office

CHICAGO - After a nationwide search for the American Library Association’s (ALA) new Associate Executive Director (AED), Washington, D.C. Office, ALA has announced the appointment of Kathi Kromer to the role.   Kromer will join the ALA Washington Office team on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Prior...

Jun 01: Fandom programs, festivals, and events at your public library

CHICAGO — The new book “50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults,” published by ALA Editions, will help public libraries give fans who are passionate...

Jun 01: LITA AvramCamp, an ALA Annual Precon
Chicago -- Going to ALA Annual in Chicago? Don’t miss a unique and exciting full day of engagement by attending the LITA AvramCamp, a AdaCamp-inspired event. Taking...

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