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Apr 15: Smart investing website redesigned, new features

CHICAGO — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) today announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, smartinvesting.ala.org.

Libraries...

Apr 15: 2015 Teen Read Week™ website now live

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its 2015 Teen Read Week website, www.ala.org/teenread.  Teen Read Week is an opportunity for libraries to showcase to their...

Apr 15: Registration now open for YALSA’s 2015 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has opened registration for its Young Adult Services Symposium, which will take place at the Hilton in Portland,...

Apr 15: Schools, Internship Center selected to receive 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

CHICAGO – Noble Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, Minnesota Internship Center in Minneapolis and Townson School in Rochester, New York have been selected to receive the 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Awarded each spring by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee,...

Apr 14: EBSCO, in partnership with ALA, awards scholarships for librarians to attend 2015 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services has awarded seven librarians $1,000 scholarships to attend the ALA Annual...

Apr 14: Applications open for 2015 Banned Books Week grants via FTRF's Krug Fund
CHICAGO — Applications are open for the 2015 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). Organizations are encouraged to apply for grants of $1,000 and/or $2,500 in support of...
Apr 14: Intrator's dissertation on postwar cultural reconstruction wins Dain Award

CHICAGO — The Library History Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winner of the Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award for 2015 - Miriam Intrator for her dissertation, “Books Across Borders and Between Libraries: UNESCO and the Politics of...

Apr 14: 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees to be announced during National Library Week

CHICAGO — To celebrate National Library Week, the Young Adult Library Services (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, will officially announce the 24 nominations for its 2015 Teens’ Top Ten on April 16, the Thursday of National...

Apr 14: AASL opens registration for its 17th National Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO – Registration is now open for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed “Experience Education Evolution,” will be held Nov. 5-8, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio, and is the only national conference dedicated...

Apr 14: Landis Intermediate School Library wins the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association has named the Landis Middle School Library the 2015 winner of the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award. This award is presented annually to a library that demonstrates innovative planning and development of patron training programs...

Apr 14: Network and get involved at RUSA 101 with the Reference and User Services Association

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host RUSA 101, a networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, in conjunction with the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco....

Apr 14: Paula LaRue wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Paula LaRue, in turn, won a free year of AASL membership for herself. LaRue’s name was drawn as the March winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. LaRue referred Ellen Williams...

Apr 14: ASCLA to hold second ASCLA 101 at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will host ASCLA 101, a networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members from 10:30 a.m. - 11...

Apr 14: United for Libraries and ALA welcome Texas public library groups as members

PHILADELPHIA — Hundreds of Friends of the Library groups, Foundations and Boards of Trustees in Texas are group members of United for Libraries and the American Library Association (ALA), thanks to a statewide membership purchase by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Texas joins...

Apr 13: PLA to offer free webinar on FTC scam prevention campaign

CHICAGO — Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn how your library can be an important part of “Pass It On,” the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) new scam prevention campaign with tips and tools for older adults in your community. “...

Apr 13: Apply now for the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway

CHICAGO – In celebration of the upcoming announcement of the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten nominees on April 16, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will be giving away 40 sets of the nominees to libraries in need.

With funding generously provided by the Dollar General Literacy...

Apr 12: New State of America’s Libraries Report finds shift in role of U.S. libraries

CHICAGO — According to The State of America’s Libraries Report released today by the American Library Association (ALA), academic, public and school libraries are experiencing a shift in how they are perceived by their...

Apr 10: Free webinar introduces Project Outcome, PLA’s latest initiative to help libraries measure their true impact

CHICAGO — Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn about Project Outcome, PLA’s latest field-driven initiative. Project Outcome, formerly referred to as the performance measures initiative, will help libraries better measure the outcomes of the services they offer to patrons and...

Apr 10: Anne Arundel Community College program wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that the Andrew G. Truxal Library at Anne Arundel Community College has been chosen to receive the 2015 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources...

Apr 10: Gloria Steinem, Legendary Feminist Activist, 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO — Gloria Steinem — writer, lecturer, editor, journalist, social and political activist and self-described “hope-aholic” — appears as a 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27. Steinem became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman...

Apr 10: The 2015 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO — Updated to include the 2015 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2015 Edition,” published by ALA Editions, gathers...

Apr 10: 2015 ASCLA Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) 2015 Award winners have been selected. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement within the library profession by librarians and libraries for significant current or past achievements, including...

Apr 10: ALSC Invites E-book Submissions for the 2016 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Pilot Program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) announces that e-books, including a book published in both the country of origin and the United States exclusively as e-books or a book published in both countries as an e-book and print book may be submitted by a publisher to be...

Apr 08: ALA unveils shortlist for 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the U.S. As...

Apr 08: ACRL program proposals for 2016 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

There will be a virtual meeting at 11 a.m. CST on April 30,...

Apr 08: Use Facebook in the library to engage users

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has brought back the popular workshop Facebook in the Library: Enhancing Services and Engaging Users, with David Lee King. This is a 90-minute workshop and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May...

Apr 08: Workshop: How to respond to a security incident in your library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions has brought back the popular workshop, How to...

Apr 08: Superheroes and more abound in the summer ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics’ 2015 summer catalog is filled with new items to decorate your space and inspire readers of all ages this summer and beyond.

DC Comics’ legendary superheroes encourage reading on an exciting...

Apr 08: The US ISSN Center and ProQuest receive ALCTS Collaboration Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has chosen The US ISSN Center and ProQuest Metadata Integration & Cataloging Section as the recipients of the ALCTS Outstanding...

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