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Mar 02: ALA seeks proposals for 2017-2018 Diversity Research Grants through April 15

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues...

Mar 01: A cutting edge readers' advisory guide to graphic novels

CHICAGO — Ensuring its continued usefulness as a tool for both RA and collection development, Francisca Goldsmith’s ”The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels,” published by ALA Editions...

Mar 01: Schaeffer named 2017 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

CHICAGO – Deborah L. Schaeffer, instruction and reference librarian and liaison librarian to the School of Social Work (retired) at California State University-Los Angeles, is the recipient of the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section...

Mar 01: Leuzinger named 2017 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award winner

CHICAGO – Julie A. Leuzinger, associate librarian and head of library learning services at the University of North Texas, has been awarded the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award....

Mar 01: COSWL Celebrates National Women’s History Month

During the entire month of March, the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) will recognize and celebrate women’s achievements with National Women’s History Month.

This year the...

Mar 01: ALA Council passes resolution on gun violence affecting libraries, library workers, and library patrons

CHICAGO – At the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the ALA Council passed a resolution on gun violence affecting libraries, library workers, and library patrons.

The resolution originally came to Council via a Membership Meeting vote at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference...

Mar 01: Ross Atkinson award given to Jeanne Drewes

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Jeanne Drewes, chief of the Binding & Collections Care Division and the Deacidification Program at the Library of Congress, as the 2017 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement...

Mar 01: Join YALSA for a Twitter Takeover during Teen Tech Week™ 2017

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) will host a twitter takeover during Teen Tech Week™, March 5-11, 2017.

Teen Tech Week...

Feb 28: Nevada County (California) Community Library awarded 2017 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2017 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the Nevada County Public Library, Nevada City, California.

The grant is designed to encourage outstanding summer reading programs by providing financial...

Feb 28: Applications now being accepted for the 2017 John Cotton Dana Awards

Eight Winners Will Receive $10,000 Development Awards

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Awards (JCD). These awards, managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA...

Feb 28: Brian E. Coutts named winner of RUSA’s Isadore Gilbert Mudge award

CHICAGO—Brian E. Coutts, Professor and Head of the Department of Library Public Services at Western Kentucky University, was selected as the 2017 winner of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, RUSA’s highest honor, for his...

Feb 28: 2017 Summer Teen Intern Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2017 Summer Teen Intern Grant.

The grant will allow libraries...

Feb 28: Tools to help you celebrate libraries, library workers during National Library Week, April 9-15

CHICAGO – Tools are available to help you celebrate National Library Week, held each April by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country.

Communities nationwide will celebrate the contributions of libraries and library workers during National Library Week,...

Feb 28: New Advanced eCourse: Project Management Fundamentals for Librarians

CHICAGO — ALA Editions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces the new advanced eCourse Project Management Fundamentals for Librarians. This advanced eCourse will begin...

Feb 28: New eCourse: Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification. Robert Bothmann will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday,...

Feb 28: 2017 Summer Learning Resources Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2017 Summer Learning Resources Grant.

The grant’s purpose is...

Feb 28: Libraries Respond website features timely information on serving immigrants, GLBTQ, indigenous populations

CHICAGO – To help libraries meet the information needs of their communities during these challenging times, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) has created Libraries Respond (www.ala.org...

Feb 28: Bill Nye and co-author Gregory Mone are Auditorium Speakers at 2017 ALA Annual Conference

Science educator, mechanical engineer, television host and New York Times bestselling author Bill Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is joined in an Auditorium Speaker session by co-author Gregory Mone, a novelist, science journalist, speaker, and children’s book author....

Feb 27: Lisa Hinchliffe named inaugural recipient of the Larry Romans Mentorship Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender and Government Documents Round Tables (GLBTRT and GODORT) are proud to announce Lisa Hinchliffe as the first-ever recipient of the Larry Romans Mentorship Award. 

The Award's namesake, Larry Romans,...

Feb 27: Robert Bremer recipient of Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates the recipient of the 2017 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award, Robert Bremer. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award...

Feb 27: Swanson Best of LRTS Award to Kelly J. Thompson

CHICAGO—Kelly J. Thompson, metadata analyst librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries, has been awarded the 2017 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for the article, “More Than a Name: A Content Analysis of Name Authority...

Feb 27: Volume 1 of the Music Library Association’s authoritative music collection resource

CHICAGO — Prepared by the Music Library Association, with thousands of records selected by experts in dozens of specialized and popular areas of music, the new fourth edition of ”A Basic...

Feb 24: ALCTS’ Piercy Award to Sarah Potvin

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) named Sarah Potvin, digital scholarship librarian in the Office of Scholarly Communication at Texas A&M University, the winner of the 2017 Esther J. Piercy Award. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 24...

Feb 24: 2017 American Dream libraries announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services is pleased to announce the recipients of the fifth round of the American Dream Literacy Initiative grant, generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The American Dream...

Feb 24: PLA awards recognize 12 individuals and public libraries representing excellence

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced the winners of 12 awards honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach in 2017.

The Allie Beth...

Feb 24: Sandra Uwiringiyimana, author of How Dare the Sun Rise, is Auditorium Speaker at 2017 ALA Annual Conference

A remarkable story will be shared when Sandra Uwiringiyimana, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, appears as an Auditorium Speaker on Saturday, June 24 at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago. Uwiringiyimana was just ten years old when she found herself with a...

Feb 24: ACRL releases Students Lead the Library: The Importance of Student Contributions to the Academic Library

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Students Lead the Library: The Importance of Student Contributions to the Academic Library,” edited by Sara Arnold-Garza and Carissa...

Feb 24: John Dewees awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO—The 2017 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant has been awarded to John Dewees, library associate at The Ohio State University Libraries, in Columbus, Ohio.

The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant is provided annually by the...

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