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Apr 18: ALA calls on Congress to restore support to libraries in FY2012 budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. – H.R. 1473, the budget bill that will fund the government through September 2011, includes across-the-board cuts that may deeply affect libraries of all kinds.

The bill, which cleared Congress Thursday night, includes a $28 million cut to the Institute of Museum and...

Apr 18: Drew Brees joins the Celebrity READ campaign

CHICAGO — Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, is the latest star to join the Celebrity READ Campaign. Developed in anticipation of the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans in June, the Drew...

Apr 18: New webinar added for Preservation Week

CHICAGO - Preservation Week (www.ala.org/preservationweek) is pleased to announce the addition of a new webinar.  Registration is now open.  The webinar is free...

Apr 18: YALSA teams with Gareth Hinds to “Picture It @ your library”

CHICAGO — Promote YALSA’s Teen Read Week™ at your library with new products from ALA Graphics, including both...

Apr 18: Celebrating 15 years of children, cultures and books

CHICAGO — “Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books” —the the new slogan celebrating the 15th anniversary of El día de los niños/El día de los libros — adorns a just-released ALA Graphics poster and bookmark. The Many...

Apr 15: YALSA opens registration, mini-grant applications for Teen Read Week™

2011 theme is Picture It @ your library®

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), launched its Teen Read Week 2011 website at www....

Apr 15: Twenty librarians receive YALSA/Dollar General Summer Reading Grants

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the winners of its 20 Summer Reading Program Grants. The grants give each winning library $1,000 to offer inventive summer reading programs. The grants are funded by...

Apr 15: YALSA announces 2011 Teens’ Top Ten nominations

CHICAGO — Nominations for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual Teens’ Top Ten are now available at www.ala.org/teenstopten.

YALSA encourages teens to read the 25 nominees before the national Teens’ Top Ten vote,...

Apr 12: New “Our Authors, Our Advocates” public service announcements available at ilovelibraries.org

PSAs feature best-selling authors Neil Gaiman, Kathy Reichs, Pam Muñoz Ryan and Carmen Agra Deedy

CHICAGO - Four new author public service announcements (PSAs) will be available to library advocates on April 13, through the ALA “Our Authors, Our...

Apr 12: UCLA LIS student Salomon receives RUSA business reference travel award

CHICAGO — Danielle Salomon, graduate student of Library and Information Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and intern at the Crocker Business Library, University of Sothern California, is the 2011 winner of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Business...

Apr 12: Upcoming RUSA online courses cover reference and business reference basics

CHICAGO — Public librarians, academic librarians and library support staff are encouraged to sign up for the next offerings of Business Reference 101 and The Reference Interview, two popular online classes offered by Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the home for reference within...

Apr 12: Ed Rivenburgh, SUNY Geneseo, named ILL librarian of the year

CHICAGO — Ed Rivenburgh, information delivery services (IDS) project director at the State University of New York Geneseo, has been selected  the winner of the 2011 Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award.

The award, administered by the...

Apr 12: Unique online history tool “Digital Harlem” wins award from RUSA

CHICAGO—The 2011 ABC-CLIO Online History Award winning resource is "Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930", assembled by Associate Professor Stephen Robertson,...

Apr 12: ALA Virtual Library Legislative Day allows library advocates to contact Congress from home

PHILADELPHIA – Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day on May 10, when hundreds of library advocates will descend on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staffs. Library advocates who cannot make it...

Apr 12: Preservation Week publicity tools encourage everyone to “Pass It On”

CHICAGO – With Preservation Week just around the corner, the American Library Association (ALA) is offering online resources to help public, academic and school libraries publicize their activities.

The promotional effort for this year’s Preservation Week, held Apr. 24-30, is...

Apr 12: YALSA celebrates Support Teen Literature Day as part of National Library Week

CHICAGO - Librarians all across the country are encouraged to participate in Support Teen Literature Day on April 14, 2011.

The event is celebrated every Thursday of National Library Week, by the Young...

Apr 12: PLA to offer budget and finance workshop with Sandra Nelson in Houston this May

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA), in partnership with the Houston Area Library System, is offering a Budget and Finance Management Workshop taught by Sandra Nelson, May 17-18, 2011 at the...

Apr 12: June Garcia will lead PLA fundraising management workshop in Seattle this May

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA), in partnership with the Washington State Library, is offering a Fundraising Management Workshop taught by June Garcia, May 24–25, 2011 at the Seattle (Wash.)...

Apr 12: ACRL 2011 draws record-breaking participation

CHICAGO - More than 5,300 library staff, exhibitors, speakers and guests from around the world met from March 30 – April 2 in Philadelphia and online for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ ACRL 2011 Conference. Combined with the more than 440 people participating online in the...

Apr 12: New online guide to ALA Annual Conference targets programming librarians

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced a new online resource for librarians who present cultural and community programs and events: the Programming Librarian’s Guide to Annual Conference (www....

Apr 12: YALSA, WWE® crown 2011 WrestleMania® XXVII Reading Challenge champions

PHOENIX – Eric Jose, Marinna Vela and Brandy Eggleston were crowned national champions in the WrestleMania® XXVII Reading Challenge on April 2, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, and WWE, with...

Apr 12: Mastering the challenge of library management

CHICAGO — Change is essential but can be stressful, especially when it upsets established routines and patterns. In their new ALA Editions book “The Challenge of Library Management: Leading with...

Apr 12: Mimi Ito headlines AASL national conference closing session

CHICAGO – Dr. Mimi Ito, international expert on mobile technologies and using new digital media in everyday life, will headline the closing session at the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) 15th National Conference and Exhibition in Minneapolis.  Dr. Ito will speak about the...

Apr 12: YALSA seeks member manager for The Hub literature blog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for The Hub, its teen literature-focused blog. The Hub provides a one-stop-shop for teens and librarians to help them locate high quality audio, video...

Apr 12: 2011 ALSC Charlemae Rollins President’s Program to discuss serving special needs, autism in the library

CHICAGO - At the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) will be hosting the Charlemae Rollins President’s Program at 8 am. CDT on Monday, June 27.

The program is entitled “How Libraries can...

Apr 11: University of Michigan student to serve as Google Policy Fellow for ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jessie Mannisto, a graduate student at the University of Michigan pursuing her master’s degree in Information, will serve as the 2011 Google Policy Fellow for the...

Apr 11: 2011 ACRL President’s Program at ALA Annual, innovation contest

CHICAGO – Looking for ways to increase innovation in your library? Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) for its President’s Program at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Titled “From Idea to Innovation to Implementation: How Teams Make it Happen,” the...

Apr 11: ALSC offers new round of spring webinars

CHICAGO - This summer the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is offering a regular schedule of convenient and affordable webinars. Perfect for busy students and professionals, these sessions last approximately one hour and give participants a brief but concentrated look into...

Apr 11: AASL seeking presenters for 2012 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now seeking presenter proposals for the ALA 2012 Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 21 – 26, 2012, in Anaheim, Calif. The deadline to submit a proposal is 5...

Apr 11: Preservation Week thanks 2011 sponsors

CHICAGO - Preservation Week, coming April 24-30, 2011, is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors and partners.  For the 2011 celebration, Preservation Week thanks...

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