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May 01: PLA’s Facebook Forum offers users tips and Q&A opportunities about managing disruptive patrons

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. Central on Thursday, May 3, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a free, hour-long Facebook Forum on the topic of safely managing disruptive patrons at the library. Moderator, Stacy Schrank, employee...

May 01: South Texas Independent School District named National School Library Program of the Year

CHICAGO — South Texas Independent School District (STISD) is the recipient of the 2012 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award. The NSLPY recognizes school library programs that meet the needs of the changing school and library environment and are fully integrated into the...

May 01: Hinsdale Township High School District 86 named National School Library Program of the Year

CHICAGO — Hinsdale Township (Ill.) High School District 86 is the recipient of the 2012 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award. The NSLPY recognizes school library programs that meet the needs of the changing school and library environment and are fully integrated into the...

May 01: Author Sherman Alexie to keynote PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation at ALA Annual

CHICAGO – From 1 - 2:30 p.m., June 24, the Public Library Association (PLA) and PLA president Marcia Warner will host the PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation with keynote speaker Sherman Alexie at the...

May 01: 'Empowering Diverse Voices' webinar explores library leadership and diversity

CHICAGO —  The intersection of diversity and leadership will be the focus of a free webinar, “Library Leadership 2.0,” from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. CDT on Tuesday May 15, 2012.

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

May 01: ALTAFF to host ‘First Author, First Book,’ with free continental breakfast, 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 “First Author, First Book”  from 8-10 a.m. PDT at the Anaheim Convention Center, 202A, on Saturday, June 23 at the 2012 ALA Annual ...

May 01: Student job seekers @ your library

CHICAGO – While summer vacation is often a time when students kick back and relax after a long academic year, it can be a stressful time for college students returning home in search of summer employment and high school students contemplating what career path they want to take as they prepare to...

May 01: Connect teens with online tools in YALSA’s Source Code: Digital Youth Participation preconference

CHICAGO — As virtual and physical worlds continue to converge, teens need tools and support to harness information in a way that is meaningful to their particular needs and interests and as participants in diverse social and learning environments. Join YALSA for Source Code, a preconference...

May 01: AASL debuts new website and format for School Library Research

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched a new website for its online, refereed research journal, School Library Research (SLR). The new website coincides with a new name for the journal formerly known as School Library Media Research (SLMR)....

May 01: Neal Wyatt wins RUSA’s esteemed Monroe Award for adult library services

CHICAGO —Neal Wyatt, Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University, is the 2012 winner of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Margaret E. Monroe Award for significant contributions to...

May 01: Become an effective facilitator with help of upcoming ASCLA webinar

CHICAGO -- Managers and leaders from all types of libraries will benefit from the upcoming May 9 webinar “Being an Effective Facilitator,” hosted by the Association of Specialized and...

May 01: Traveling the Spectrum - George R. R. Martin ('Game of Thrones') and Blake Charlton at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Imagineering Interest Group of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is sponsoring what is sure to be a standing-room only event at 2012 ALA Annual Conference — George R. R. Martin and Blake Charlton in the...

May 01: Join authors Woodson, Condie at YALSA's preconference in Anaheim

CHICAGO — "The Outsiders" is older than your average teen librarian, but its popularity endures among teen readers. What will be "The Outsiders" of 2057? Share your nominees in Books We’ll Still Talk about 45 Years from Now, a half-day preconference hosted by the Young Adult Library Services...

May 01: New issue of YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults focuses on multiple literacies

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) adopted a continuous publishing model for its Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, beginning with the new issue on multiple literacies, now available at...

May 01: 2012 ALA Annual Conference updates and highlights-- downloadable Cognotes now available

CHICAGO — Cognotes is the online source for highlights, updates and news on the upcoming 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim—and is free in print every day once attendees are onsite.

The Cognotes interactive edition lets you easily share articles with colleagues,...

May 01: Twenty-one acclaimed poets and authors LIVE! at ALA Annual Conference

Sunday features full line-up of best-selling YA fiction authors

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office will present 21 critically-acclaimed and best-selling authors and poets on the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m....

May 01: New from ACRL: Past or Portal? Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Past or Portal? Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives,” edited by Eleanor Mitchell, Peggy Seiden and...

May 01: Celebrate excellence in children’s and young adult literature at the 2012 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast

CHICAGO — The Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee will celebrate the best in children’s and young adult literature representing the African-American experience at the 2012 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast from 7 – 9:30 a...

May 01: ALSC summer online courses start July 9

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of the schedule for summer 2012 online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, July 9, 2012.

ALSC...
May 01: B-Logistics offers discount to ALTAFF members

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is welcoming B-Logistics to its family of corporate sponsors.

B-Logistics helps libraries sell, donate and recycle unused books and media...

May 01: 2012 ALA Annual Conference Scheduler is open and ready to help you plan

CHICAGO — The ALA Annual Conference Scheduler is now open! Attendees who haven’t used it before will be delighted at all it can do for them as they see the full scope of what is offered, while planning and organizing their conference...

Apr 30: American Libraries Digital Supplement: 'New and Now' library buildings

CHICAGO— On April 30, American Libraries released its March/April digital supplement on new and renovated library facilities.

The supplement includes excerpts from American Libraries’ ...

Apr 30: RDA and authority work 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 (ALCTS) at this year’s ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.  The preconference will be held from...

Apr 30: NEH, ALA to present 'Bridging Cultures' programs at ALA Annual Conference

Sessions include information on upcoming Bookshelf grant for libraries

CHICAGO – The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, will present two events at the ALA 2012 Annual Conference...

Apr 30: Still time to register for Disney's 'Approach to Quality Service' in Anaheim

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Learning Round Table invites you to Disney Institute for “Disney’s Approach to Quality Service” on Friday, June 22, 2012, during the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. 

You will examine the time-tested model for delivering world-class...

Apr 30: Galvanize your library advocacy and outreach after attending ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - It’s more critical than ever to communicate the value of libraries effectively. ALA Annual Conference offers a wide range of opportunities to get new strategies and learn about best practices, innovations and resources to take home and implement. Check the...

Apr 26: PLA continues its support of Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has reaffirmed its commitment to diversity in the library profession through a gift of $5,000 to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship Program.  In recognition of PLA’s contributions to the Spectrum Presidential Initiative, a...

Apr 25: ALTAFF presents 2012 Public Service Award to Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ)

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), presented the 2012 Public Service Award to Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) at the Dirksen Senate Office Building during National Library Legislative...

Apr 24: Winners of the 2012 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

CHICAGO — Eight libraries were selected for the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, which recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in library public relations. The John Cotton Dana (JCD) honor has been awarded continuously since 1946 and is sponsored by EBSCO, the H.W. Wilson...

Apr 24: U.S. Senator Jack Reed receives honorary membership to the American Library Association

Reed recognized in Washington for support of libraries

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jack Reed (R.I) was honored today in Washington, D.C. with Honorary Membership from the American Library Association (ALA) for his continued support of national...

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