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Dec 10: Becoming an Internet search expert

CHICAGO — Formerly titled “The Advanced Internet Searcher’s Handbook,” the new fourth edition of the bestselling “Expert Internet Searching” is Phil Bradley’s no-nonsense guide to the tools...

Dec 10: Registration open for Winter 2014 ALSC Online Courses

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants to sign up for the Winter 2013 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for...

Dec 10: AASL national conference is on-demand on eCOLLAB

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition wrapped up in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 17, but the learning and conversation continues on AASL’s professional development repository, eCOLLAB. A selection of recorded concurrent...

Dec 10: Holiday shopping made easy with RUSA’s literary tastes

CHICAGO — Need a gift for the book lover in your life? Check out the annual lists of outstanding fiction, non-fiction, and poetry,...

Dec 10: ALCTS/bepress Digital Commons Midwinter Symposium focuses on public access to federally funded research

CHICAGO — “Here There Be Dragons:  Public Access to Federally Funded Research,” a Midwinter Symposium co-presented by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and bepress Digital Commons offers a unique opportunity to explore the complex...

Dec 10: Free webinar to kick off ALA President Barbara Stripling’s 'Community Building and Makerspaces' series

CHICAGO – ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Winter Webinar series “Building Community Through Making,” featuring nationally recognized speakers and innovative library leaders, begins at 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central time on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.

The December webinar...

Dec 10: United for Libraries designates Literary Landmark for Sarah Josepha Hale

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with the trustees of the Richards Free Library in Newport, N.H., designated the library a Literary Landmark in honor of Sarah Josepha Hale on Saturday., Nov. 23.

Hale (1788-1879) was a prominent 19th century editor who...

Dec 09: 2014 ALSC Penguin Young Readers Group Award winners

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2014 Penguin Young Readers Group Award to JoAnna Schofield, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Akron, Ohio; Rikki Unterbrink, Amos Memorial Library, Sidney, Ohio; Amanda Yother, Putnam County Library,...

Dec 09: YALSA announces 2014 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults finalists

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2014 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults...

Dec 09: COA calls for comment on proposed changes to 2008 Standards

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) has issued a call for comments on the proposed revision to the 2008 Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies. Comments will be accepted from Dec. 6, 2013...

Dec 09: ACRL President Trevor Dawes to host forum on financial literacy at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Join the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia for the forum “Financial Literacy: Why Students Need Librarians to Get Involved...

Dec 06: Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation and ALA open applications for new graphic novel grant

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation opened applications today for the new Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries, which recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature. The collaboration extends...

Dec 04: Music programming for primary grades

CHICAGO — Music programs have been scaled back or eliminated altogether from the curricula of many schools. Luckily, storytimes offer ideal opportunities for music and songs. “Let's Start the Music: Programming for Primary...

Dec 04: Playful storytelling through folktales

CHICAGO — A good folktale triggers the imagination, connecting children to a wider world as well as increasing their vocabulary and comprehension skills. In “Folktales Aloud: Practical Advice for Playful Storytelling,...

Dec 04: YALSA names 2014 William C. Morris Award finalists

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2014 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author...

Dec 03: The John Cotton Dana Award accepting online entries

CHICAGOThe American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The award, which is managed by the Library Leadership and Management...

Dec 03: Gaming circles the world during ALA's International Games Day

CHICAGO — On Saturday, Nov. 16, libraries around the world on all seven continents celebrated games and gaming for the American Library Association’s International Games Day @ your library. This event occurs on the third Saturday of each November as a way to reconnect communities...

Dec 03: 'News You Can Use' — policy, research, statistics, technology at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Experts from across library-related fields will again offer the latest updates on policy, research, statistics, technology and more in the cluster of “...

Dec 03: Community Engagement, from aspirations to TEDx, at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — In keeping with ALA’s ongoing commitment to increased engagement between libraries and the communities they serve, the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting offers several related sessions. From innovative uses of TEDx events to spark community...

Dec 03: LITA Web course available: Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript

CHICAGO — The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) is announcing the availability of Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5, presented by Jason Clark of Montana State University Library, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CST on Jan. 6, 8, 10,...

Dec 03: LITA offering two full-day workshops in Philadelphia

CHICAGO — The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) is offering two Midwinter Workshops from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 in Philadelphia.

"Strategic Social Media: Creating Library Community Online" will be presented by Doralyn Rossmann, Scott Young,...

Dec 03: 2014 Midwinter Meeting attendees invited to 'kitchen-table' type conversations

CHICAGO — In an invitation to 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees, ALA President Barbara K. Stripling encouraged everyone to participate in the kitchen-table type conversations designed to be a step toward making ALA an innovation space...

Dec 03: ALSC releases Tween Recommended Reads list

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has created a Tween Recommended Reads booklist, intended to engage and encourage tweens to read throughout the year.

The Tween Recommended Reads list includes 25...

Dec 02: ALA-APA announces course subsidy awards for LSSC Candidates

CHICAGO — The American Library Association-Allied Profession Association (ALA-APA) announced today that the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will be offering $200 subsidies to...

Dec 02: Greenway and Zevin added to Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

PHILADELPHIA — Alice Greenway and Gabrielle Zevin have been added to the line-up for  United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.  

Greenway and Zevin will join Lisa...

Dec 02: LLAMA Midwinter Career Institute will focus on writing and editing skills

CHICAGO — Writing or editing a professional publication is a great way to build skills and advance your career.   Are you are interested in expressing your opinion, telling a story or sharing an experience?   Are you conducting research that you want to publish? Are you...

Dec 02: AASL sponsors Emerging Leaders Beth Ebenstein Mulch and Jillian Rudes

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will sponsor two participants in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2014 Emerging Leaders (EL) program. The AASL-sponsored participants will join more than 50 of their peers as the program kicks off at the 2014 ALA...

Dec 02: ReadersFirst on library e-book vendors and more at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — In an ALA Masters Series Session at ALA Midwinter Meeting, members of ReadersFirst — a movement to improve e-book access and services for public...

Nov 26: Freedom to Read Foundation and ALA file brief in lawsuit challenging Arizona ethnic studies ban

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) yesterday joined with the American Library Association and several other library, education and free speech organizations in filing an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit...

Nov 26: Last week to apply for ALA Recognition Awards and Grants

CHICAGO — This is the last week to nominate yourself, colleagues or your library for the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Recognition Awards and Grants.  Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for awards is Monday, Dec. 2. 

For general information about these and...

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