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Mar 20: RUSA’s Annual Conference travel grant for new ILL practitioners awarded to Natalie D. Beam

CHICAGO — Natalie D. Beam, head of access services at University of Hawaii, Hilo, is the 2012 winner of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) STARS-Atlas Systems Mentoring Award — a...

Mar 20: AASL seeks researcher for survey analysis

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks a researcher or team of researchers to assist in a data analysis of its national longitudinal survey of school library programs, School Libraries Count!  The data to be analyzed runs from the survey’s inception in 2007 through...

Mar 20: New eCourse: Learn to build a website with Joomla!

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Using Joomla! to Build Library Websites. Jon Fackrell, a librarian, Web developer and Joomla! expert, will serve as the instructor for this six-...

Mar 20: What is WordPress and what can it do for your library? Learn all about it in new workshop

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop: WordPress Basics: What WordPress Can Do for Your Library. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central/12:30 p.m. Mountain/11:30 a.m....

Mar 20: Carole Rose wins ASCLA Campbell Award for notable contributions to library services for the blind and physically handicapped

CHICAGO — Carole Rose, who recently retired as a librarian at the Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library, is the 2012 winner of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’ (ASCLA) 2012 Francis Joseph Campbell Award.

The...

Mar 20: Cyril Oberlander is 2012 winner of RUSA’s Boucher Award for distinguished contributions to ILL

CHICAGO - Cyril Oberlander, interim director, Milne Library, State University of New York, Geneseo, is the recipient of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) 2012 Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished Interlibrary Loan (ILL)...

Mar 20: ALTAFF President’s Program at ALA Annual Conference to feature Dan Rather

PHILADELPHIA –Donna McDonald, president of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will welcome award-winning journalist Dan Rather during the ALTAFF President’s Program at the 2012 ALA Annual...

Mar 20: Raise scholarship funds when you visit Disneyland Resort during ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — People often think of Disneyland Resort when it comes to Anaheim, and now ALA Annual Conference attendees can indulge their desire for some fun with friends in the Magic Kingdom and, at the same time, support ALA scholarships. ALA is sponsoring...

Mar 20: REFORMA Educational Foundation’s Denim & Diamonds Gala promises good food, great music for a worthy cause

CHICAGO — The first annual Denim & Diamonds Gala Dinner and Dance to benefit the REFORMA Educational Foundation will take place from 7 - 11:30 p.m. on Friday June 22, 2012 during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.    

The REFORMA Educational Foundation, part of the...

Mar 20: ALA President Molly Raphael releases report on e-book talks with e-book distributors

CHICAGO - American Library Association (ALA) President Molly Raphael released the following report regarding meetings with e-book distributors during the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, March 13 - 17.   

“At last week’s Public Library Association (PLA) conference in...

Mar 20: Public Library Association Conference draws thousands to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – More than 8,700 library staff, supporters, exhibitors, authors and guests from across the country attended the Public Library Association’s (PLA) 2012 Conference in Philadelphia to discuss various issues that impact U.S. public libraries and their users. Dedicated solely to...

Mar 20: Apply for YALSA's virtual mentoring program

Mar 19: Actor, author, soldier, speaker J. R. Martinez closes ALA Annual Conference on a motivating note

CHICAGO—Long before J.R. Martinez won legions of fans as the 2011 winner of "Dancing With the Stars,"  he was inspiring audiences of all kinds with his remarkable story. His message of resilience and optimism will resonate with ALA attendees, given the current challenges facing libraries and...

Mar 19: 2012 ALA elections are open

CHICAGO – Voting in the 2012 ALA elections is now open.  Between March 19 and March 21, the ALA will send emails to voters, providing them with their unique passcodes and information about how to vote online. The polls will close at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 27.

For the fourth...

Mar 16: Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) named 2012 James Madison Award recipient

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  American Library Association (ALA) President Molly Raphael presented Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) with one of the association’s highest honors – the  James Madison Award.  Lofgren received the award today during the National Freedom of Information Day Conference held at the...

Mar 16: Match YALSA’s award-winning books to middle school readers in YALSA’s March webinar

CHICAGO — The middle school librarian faces the unique challenge of building a collection that is appropriate for both teens and tweens.  In light of the 2012 YALSA book award announcements, what winners and honor books have middle school appeal? Join Megan Fink for “Finding a Place on the...

Mar 16: CLIPP call for proposals

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) is pleased to announce the launch of CLIPP: College Library Information on Policy and Practice, a reconceptualization of ACRL’s CLIPNotes publication series. Offering the same high quality...

Mar 16: Celebrate National Library Workers Day on April 10

CHICAGO - Library employees are crucial to our economy and culture. They help small business owners formulate plans; graduates find funding; children fall in love with reading; grandparents connect with grandchildren; corporations save money and improve products; seniors get comfortable with...

Mar 13: Explore libraries, pubs and historic sites of Ireland with ASCLA in 2012

CHICAGO—The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is following up its sold-out Paris trip with a fall trip to Ireland in 2012, inviting you to join us as we explore the emerald isle, its castles, libraries and important...

Mar 13: New RUSA BRASS travel grant for 2012 ALA Annual Conference now accepting applications

CHICAGO — Academic business librarians are encouraged to apply for the BRASS Business Expert Press Award for Academic Business Librarians, a new conference travel grant offered by the Business Reference Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and...

Mar 13: Popular characters and exciting campaign themes headline the ALA Graphics summer catalog

CHICAGO — The new ALA Graphics catalog introduces products to help schools and libraries enhance everyday programming and prepare for major fall events. 

Two treasured children’s characters take center stage as the stars of new illustrated posters and bookmarks. The...

Mar 13: LITA preconferences at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is offering three full-day preconferences, to be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.:

Web Content Strategy for Libraries
Speakers:...

Mar 13: Start planning now—2012 ALA Annual Conference Preliminary Program is here!

CHICAGO – ALA Annual Conference, the largest event for the profession, offers everything to help you and your library prepare for the future. The Preliminary Program offers the latest highlights and details, showcasing the huge range of events and sessions that can help you expand your network...

Mar 13: Authority work and RDA subject of ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO – “A Change in Authority: Authority Work in the RDA Environment” is the topic for the upcoming preconference sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services at this year’s ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.  The preconference will be held from 8 a.m...

Mar 13: 2012 ALA elections open March 19

CHICAGO - Voting in the 2012 ALA elections will begin at 9 a.m. CDT on March 19, 2012.  Between March 19 and March 21, the ALA will notify voters by email, providing them with their unique passcodes and information about how to vote online. The polls will close ...

Mar 13: Women’s History Month @ your library

CHICAGO – This March, Women’s History Month is being celebrated across the country with the theme "Women's Education - Women's Empowerment."  Celebrated since 1987, this year’s Women’s History Month theme aims to bring attention to the critical role that rural women play in the global...

Mar 13: Takeuchi to speak on how families matter in the digital age

CHICAGO – Lori Takeuchi will be the keynote speaker at the American Association of School Librarian's (AASL) President's Program at the American Library Association 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.  During her presentation, Takeuchi will discuss “Families Matter: Designing Media for a...

Mar 13: G. Sayeed Choudhury named 2012 OCLC/LITA Kilgour Award recipient

CHICAGO – The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced G. Sayeed Choudhury as the 2012 winner of the  Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology.  The award, which is jointly...

Mar 13: Mackin sponsors AASL student video contest prizes

CHICAGO – Mackin Educational Resources will once again sponsor prizes for the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) School Library Month student video contest. Mackin will award the school libraries of the student winners with a prize of $500 in books.

The 2012 contest,...

Mar 13: ALSC releases spring 2012 online courses

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of the schedule for spring 2012 online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, April 2, 2012.

All of ALSC online courses are taught by experienced library professionals....

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