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May 22: 'Empowering Diverse Voices' webinar shares diverse perspectives on library leadership

CHICAGO — The intersection of diversity and leadership will be the focus of a free webinar, “Perspectives on Leadership,” from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. CDT on Tuesday June 12, 2012.

Part of ALA President Molly Raphael’s “Empowering Diverse...

May 22: New public library data from PLA available online

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced that data collected for the 2012 Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report Survey is now available exclusively online at PLAmetrics.

The 2012 PLDS Statistical Report...

May 22: AASL webinar on Common Core State Standards encourages school librarians to 'seize the day!'

CHICAGO — In a new webinar presented by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), facilitator Paige Jaeger will discuss the vital role school librarians play in assisting teachers with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  “Common Core Carpe Diem: Seize the...

May 22: McRae wins LexisNexis Outstanding Friend Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded the 2012 LexisNexis Outstanding Friend Conference Grant to Mary Alicia McRae, secretary of the Friends of the Salinas (Calif.)...

May 22: Association Options Fair provides opportunities to engage

CHICAGO — The Association Options Fair, held from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday June 24 in the Anaheim (Calif.) Marriott Salons E and F, will provide opportunities for attendees to engage with leaders from throughout the association and profession.   All 2012 ALA Annual Conference attendees are...

May 22: ALCTS presents RDA at Annual

CHICAGO—RDA (Resource Description and Access), the new cataloging standard, will be implemented in the U.S. national libraries in March 2013. There has been much written and discussed about RDA and the implementation by libraries across the U.S. and internationally. As libraries prepare for RDA...

May 22: ASCLA elects Sara G. Laughlin, public library director, to division vice-president/president-elect role

CHICAGO — Sara Gaar Laughlin, director of the Monroe County (Ind.) Public Library and longtime member of ALA and the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), will serve as the next vice-president/president-elect of ASCLA, the...

May 22: Kern elected vice-president/president-elect of RUSA

CHICAGO — M. Kathleen Kern, reference librarian at the University of Illinois, has won election to the post of vice-president/president-elect of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the division of ALA representing librarians and library staff...

May 22: Honorary member nominations open

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for ALA honorary membership, the association’s highest honor, which is bestowed on living citizens of any country whose contributions to librarianship or a closely related field are so outstanding that they are of significant and lasting importance to the...

May 21: Free public library advocacy training from PLA offers unique opportunity for interactive online education

CHICAGO — Registration has opened for the online summer session (week of July 9–week of August 13, 2012) of Turning the Page 2.0, a free advocacy training program for public libraries, developed and...

May 17: YALSA and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation award grants to 40 Libraries

Grants to fund summer internships for teens at libraries

CHICAGO  — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce the winners of its Teen Summer Internship Program...

May 17: LLAMA webinar helps you develop a free online management system

CHICAGO —Library managers at all levels are discovering that the ever-expanding world of social media can be their most effective tool for communication, supervision and project management.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) presents “Online Management Systems: Wielding...

May 17: Hackley Public Library to be dedicated a Literary Landmark by ALTAFF in honor of Verna Aardema Vugteveen

PHILADELPHIA —  Hackley Public Library in Muskegon, Mich., will be dedicated a Literary Landmark in honor of Verna Aardema Vugteveen on Tuesday, June 12 by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA)....

May 17: 2012 Diversity and Outreach Fair celebrates building community connections

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) has selected presentations for the 2012 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 p.m. - 5 p .m. on Saturday, June 23 in the Special Events area of Hall A at the Anaheim Convention Center.  

The selected presentations...

May 17: New directions for academic liaison librarians

CHICAGO — Academic liaison librarians are a vital link between faculty, students and library resources. “New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians,” by Alice Crawford, provides liaison librarians with new opportunities for innovative...

May 17: ALTAFF to host ‘Transforming Libraries through Frontline Advocacy’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Transforming Libraries through Frontline Advocacy”  from 1:30-3:30 p.m. PDT at the Anaheim Convention Center, 206A, on Sunday, June...

May 17: ALA and Carnegie Corporation of New York announce finalists for first Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA), along with Carnegie Corporation of New York, today announced six books as finalists for the 2012 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, to be awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for...

May 15: Register now for June 6 ALA Virtual Membership Meeting

ALA Virtual Membership Meeting 2012 on June 6

CHICAGO —ALA President Molly Raphael and Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels invite all members of the American Library Association to participate in the Association’s first online Virtual Membership Meeting from
3 p...

May 15: PR Forum 2012: Implementing new technologies @ your library

CHICAGO –  Tom Peters, assistant dean for strategic initiatives at Illinois State University, will speak at the 2012 PR Forum from 8-10 a.m., June 24, at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Peters will discuss how to...

May 15: 2012 Jesse H. Shera Award recipients announced by the Library Research Round Table

CHICAGO — The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen the 2012 winners of the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research and the Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research, which honors work that advances library...

May 15: Learn to deliver effective young adult readers' advisory: new session of popular eCourse

CHICAGO —ALA Editions announces a new session of the popular eCourse Young Adult Readers' Advisory Services. Jennifer Thiele will faciliate this course, which will begin on July 16, 2012.

Whether drawn in by homework...

May 15: Learn to integrate iPads and tablets into your library in new eCourse

CHICAGO —ALA Editions announces a first-of-its-kind new facilitated eCourse that will show students how they can integrate iPads and other high-tech devices into their libraries for both staff and patron use. The course, iPads,...

May 15: AASL expands its advocacy brochure series with Spanish translation

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has expanded its School Library Programs Improve Student Learning series of advocacy brochures with the addition of a Spanish translation of the parent brochure. Each brochure in the School Library Programs Improve...

May 15: Applications for ALTAFF’s Best Friends Awards due June 15

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the seventh annual Best Friends Awards. Applications are due June 15, 2012.

ALTAFF’s Best Friends Awards...

May 15: Nominating committee seeks candidates

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Nominating Committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2013 spring ballot for the offices of ALA president-elect, ALA treasurer and councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for president-elect,...

May 15: New Web education offering from LITA

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is making available a new webinar, “Social Networking the Catalog: Community Based Approaches to Building Catalogs and Collections,” presented by Margaret Heller (Dominican University), to be held from 11 a.m. - noon CDT on June...

May 15: Jane Green among the featured authors at the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. PDT at the Anaheim Marriott, Grand Salon E, on Monday, June 25 at the...

May 15: ALTAFF members vote to change organization’s title to ‘United for Libraries’

PHILADELPHIA —  As part of the recent American Library Association (ALA) election, the majority of voting members of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) voted to change the organization’s title to “United for Libraries: the Association of Library...

May 15: Paul Kelsey wins the 2012 Scholastic Library Publishing Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has named Paul Kelsey the recipient of the 2012 Scholastic Library Publishing Award. The honor, which will be presented during the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., is bestowed on a librarian whose extraordinary contributions to promoting...

May 15: Freedom to Read Foundation announces 2012 board of trustees election winners

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has announced the results of its 2012 board of trustees election, held in April. 

Five trustees were elected to two-year terms, beginning in June: Carol Brey-Casiano, Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., Mary Minow, Judith Platt and Nancy P....

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