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Mar 05: American Library Association gears up for 2013 ALA election

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is gearing up for its upcoming election.

Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 19, 2013 for the American Library Association’s annual election.

For the fifth year in a row, the American Library Association is holding its...

Mar 05: ALSC announces 2013 Notable Children's Recordings

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2013 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...

Mar 05: Slate announced for 2013 FTRF trustee election

CHICAGO —Twelve candidates for the Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees have been slated for the 2013 election by the Nominating Committee, composed of Trustees Jonathan Bloom, Julius C. Jefferson,...

Mar 05: New tools to help libraries celebrate Preservation Week 2013

CHICAGO — Events celebrating the fourth annual Preservation Week (April 21-27, 2013) will be held across the country at academic, public and special libraries. Activities will include lectures, presentations, demonstrations and workshops, as well as...

Mar 05: Preservation Week webinars and more coming your way this spring

CHICAGO — Preservation Week, a presentation of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will be held April 21–27, 2013. During that week free webinars will offered on family photos, digital archiving and making good...

Mar 05: ALA announces 10 pilot sites for 'StoryCorps @ your library'

Participating libraries will receive $2,500 programming stipend, StoryCorps equipment, and training

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with StoryCorps, announced that 10 public libraries have been selected to...

Mar 05: Temple Grandin on different kinds of minds at 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO —Temple Grandin-- diagnosed with autism at age 2 in 1949 and now one of the world’s most influential, accomplished and well known adults with autism - will inspire and inform 2013 ALA Annual Conference attendees as an Auditorium Speaker from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 30. From the “...

Mar 05: Serving the DIY Patron, with Meredith Farkas

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new workshop: Serving the DIY Patron: Library Instruction at the Point of Need with Meredith Farkas.

With the emergence of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices,...
Mar 05: Baker receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is announcing that Linda Baker, manager of reference, instruction and collection development at the El Centro College Library, Dallas, Texas, has been chosen to receive the 2013 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (...

Mar 05: Tour southern France and Monaco in October 2013: ASCLA hosts fourth European adventure

CHICAGO — Leave the gloom of fall behind with a trip to southern France, Oct. 5-13, 2013, hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Destinations for this Mediterranean adventure include Nice, Cannes and...

Mar 05: YALSA honors Gretchen Kolderup, YA Literature Symposium Task Force with Volunteer of the Year Awards

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) awarded Gretchen Kolderup, member manager of The Hub, and the YA Literature Symposium Task Force with Volunteer of the Year Awards. The awards acknowledge the contributions of...

Mar 05: Alice Walker, author and activist, to speak at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Attendees at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference will have the chance on Monday, July 1 to hear Alice Walker, one of the most prolific authors of our time, a poet, feminist and activist who has written both fiction and essays about race, gender and...

Mar 05: Take embedded librarianship to the next level

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA TechSource announces a new iteration of its exciting workshop, Taking Embedded Librarianship to the Next Level with Buffy Hamilton.

You create value for your library and your own...

Mar 05: Exciting preconferences from ALCTS during Annual Conference

CHICAGO  — Exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From RDA to shared print monographs to the semantic...

Mar 05: ACRL 2013 ProQuest Library Support Staff Scholarship recipients

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has awarded eight ProQuest Library Support Staff Scholarships for the ACRL 2013 conference to be held April 10 -13, 2013, in Indianapolis.  The purpose of the ProQuest Library Support Staff Scholarships is to provide...

Mar 05: 2013 ACRL presidential candidates online forum

CHICAGO — The 2013 candidates for Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) vice-president/ president-elect will participate in an open online forum at 1 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.  Maggie Farrell and Karen Williams will discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL...

Mar 05: Applications now accepted for new ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO — Applications are being accepted through May 10 for Leading to the Future, a unique four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders offered by ALA in Chicago, Aug. 12-15, 2013....

Mar 04: ALA council supports U.S. delegation to WIPO, diplomatic conference on access treaty

CHICAGO – The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) recently passed a resolution commending the United States delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for its recognition of libraries as critical providers of accessible content.

The resolution,...

Mar 04: ALA council urges Congress to act toward becoming fully functioning member of UNESCO

CHICAGO – The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) recently passed a resolution urging Congress to approve a national interest waiver, so the United States can again pay its dues to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and become a fully...

Mar 01: Tickets available for 2013 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Michael Morpurgo

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and Nazareth College and the Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association have announced that tickets for the 2013 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Michael Morpurgo are now available. 

The lecture,...

Feb 28: Chicago’s famed Second City, ALA/Proquest Scholarship Bash, June 29

CHICAGO — Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theatre, Best of The Second City, will appear from 8 - 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, featuring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City’...

Feb 28: ALSC announces 2013 Notable Children's Videos

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2013 list of Notable Children’s Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show...

Feb 28: ALSC announces 2013 Notable Children’s Books

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2013 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and...

Feb 28: Apply for the Friends of ALSC preconference scholarship

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Friends of ALSC are offering two scholarships to the 2013 ALSC Preconference,...

Feb 28: United for Libraries to host webinar on 'Working Effectively with Your Library Trustees'

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present the webinar “Working Effectively with Your Library Trustees” from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, April 9.

Led by United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Gardner Reed, this webinar will provide strategies and tips for working...

Feb 28: LITA offering Web course in March

CHICAGO — Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5, presented by Jason Clark of Montana State University Library, is now available, announced the Library Information Technology Association (...

Feb 27: Vote for the talks you want to hear at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Public voting is now open through March 31, 2013 for nearly 40 talks in two formats to determine which sessions will be added to this year’s Annual Conference program.

For the second time this year, ALA opened a general call for “Conversation Starter” talks, fast-paced 45-minute...

Feb 26: ALA President Maureen Sullivan responds to Edwin Mellen Press lawsuit

CHICAGO — Recently Edwin Mellen Press filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against McMaster University Associate Librarian Dale Askey. The suit alleges that Askey committed libel while criticizing Edwin Mellen Press on a personal blog while a librarian at Kansas State University. Edwin Mellen...

Feb 26: YALSA honors four members with YALSA Writing Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named the winners of its YALSA Writing Award, with members winning prizes in four categories:

  • Heather Gruenthal for best article in the previous...
Feb 26: Celebrate the best teen reading of 2012 with YALSA’s Best of the Best

CHICAGO — Librarians, library workers, educators, parents, teens and other young adult literature enthusiasts looking for the best teen books and media of 2012 can find them online at YALSA’s Best of the Best website.  In addition to...

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