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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.

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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...

Oct 13: Upcoming RUSA CODES Conversation: Reader’s Advisory Teaching and Training

CHICAGO — How to teach and learn to perform readers' advisory work in the library is the subject of the next CODES Conversation, a listserv-based discussion hosted by the Reference and User Services Association’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section (RUSA CODES), the home for adult...

Oct 11: Award-winning children’s author Kwame Alexander is 2017 Midwinter Meeting President’s Program speaker

Kwame Alexander—poet, educator, and award-winning, bestselling author of 24 books for children of all ages, including the 2015 Newbery Medal-winning The Crossover, the New York Times bestselling novel Booked, and the forthcoming collection of personal essays and...

Oct 11: Follett supports AASL’s ESSA implementation efforts

CHICAGO – Follett School Solutions continues to support the importance of school librarians in students educational careers with a matching funds sponsorship of American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation workshops. Presented nationwide...

Oct 11: American Dream Round Five application launches

$5,000, $10,000 grants available to public libraries for adult ELL services

CHICAGO – With a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) announces...

Oct 11: Diversity in Libraries: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free AL Live interactive webcast, D...

Oct 11: ACRL Diversity Alliance launches

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the launch of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, the ACRL...

Oct 11: Three Literary Landmarks to be dedicated in New York

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – United for Libraries, in partnership with Empire State Center for the Book, will dedicate three Literary Landmarks in the coming weeks that will commemorate the rich literary heritage of New York State.  The three landmarks are Steepletop (Austerlitz, N.Y.) on Oct. 23,...

Oct 11: AASL coalition focuses on school library advocacy and legislation

CHICAGO – To strengthen and consolidate its advocacy and legislation efforts, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched an Advocacy and Legislation Coalition. The coalition’s goal is to increase two-way communication between AASL and state and local stakeholders and allow...

Oct 10: ALSC now accepting applications for 2017 ALSC/Candlewick Press 'Light the Way' Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2017 Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved grant. This $3,000 grant, made possible by...

Oct 07: 2016 LITA Forum - 3 Amazing Keynotes


Chicago -- This year's LITA Forum has three amazing keynotes you won't want to miss. Join your LITA and library technology colleagues for the...

Oct 07: New Workshop: Supporting Patrons' College Planning Information Needs

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Supporting Patrons' College Planning Information Needs with Africa Hands. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:...

Oct 07: New Workshop: Liven Up Baby and Toddler Storytimes with Sign Language

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Liven Up Baby and Toddler Storytimes with Sign Language with Kathy MacMillan. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 2:30pm Eastern/1...

Oct 06: Being an evidence based librarian

CHICAGO — Bringing together recent theory, research, and case studies, “Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, takes an open and encompassing approach to exploring evidence based...

Oct 06: PLA Midwinter Institute offers strategies for partnering with law enforcement to advance social justice

The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering an interactive institute from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 20, 2017 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. "...

Oct 04: GLBTRT, GODORT seek nominations for first-ever Larry Romans Mentorship Award

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) is seeking nominations for the inaugural Larry Romans Mentorship Award.

Named for Larry Romans (1947-2016), Head of Government...

Oct 04: LLAMA Webinar Highlights the Nuts and Bolts of Supervision

CHICAGO — Are you a new or aspiring library manager? Do you have questions about your role and responsibilities but aren’t comfortable asking your employer? Are you unsure how to handle unmotivated employees, absent management, or patrons who blur the line of legally acceptable conduct? 

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