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Mar 12: Brown, Nelson to take part in Caldecott 75th Anniversary Facebook Forums

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is excited to announce two more 75th Caldecott Facebook Forums. In March, ALSC will host Peter Brown and in April, Kadir Nelson will be the guest.

Peter Brown will participate in a Caldecott 75th Anniversary Facebook Forum...

Mar 12: YALSA and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation award grants to 20 libraries

CHICAGO  — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces the winners of its Summer Reading Program Grants, which are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  Twenty libraries are receiving $1,000 to help fund...

Mar 12: Carnegie-Whitney Grant 2013 winners

CHICAGO — The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. ...

Mar 12: National Bookmobile Day 2013 materials now available

CHICAGO — Materials for National Bookmobile Day 2013 are now available for download at www.ala.org/bookmobiles. These free and customizable resources will help libraries plan festivities for the fourth annual celebration of National...

Mar 12: Virtual Spring Symposium registration extended to Monday, March 18

CHICAGO — There’s still time to register for the Public Library Association (PLA) 2013 Virtual Spring Symposium, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central time, March 20. This full day of public library education will offer a total of eight education...

Mar 12: New webinar addresses Internet safety issues and the school librarian

CHICAGO — Members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) are invited to attend “A School Librarian’s Role in Preventing Sexting & Cyberbullying,” a webinar presented by Laurie Nathan from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and hosted by AASL. ...

Mar 12: Webinar offers in-depth look at PBS LearningMedia™ literacy lessons

CHICAGO —  In a new vendor webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), presenters Carol Studebaker,  Charlotte Hodges and Carolyn Jacobs will offer an in-depth look at middle school literacy tools now available from PBS LearningMedia™. The webinar, “PBS...

Mar 12: Be a part of the discussion on the future of teen library services by participating in YALSA’s virtual town halls

CHICAGO  — As part of the year-long National Forum on Libraries and Teens project, the  Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will sponsor the first of three town halls from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

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Mar 12: EMIERT webinar to explore library services to refugee populations

CHICAGO – The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) is launching its quarterly webinar series with a look at how libraries assist refugees in the United States as they transition into their new communities, from 1-2 p.m. CST on Friday, April 19.

Led by...

Mar 12: Your guide to the 2013 ALA elections

CHICAGO — As the American Library Association (ALA) gears up for its 2013 elections, an electronic election guide is once again available to help inform members about the candidates and the election process. “Your Guide to the 2013 ALA Elections” contains general information about the ALA...

Mar 12: Complimentary AASL preconference prepares librarians for disaster recovery

CHICAGO — The Association of School Librarians (AASL) has added a complimentary disaster recovery workshop to its preconference line up taking place at the American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Annual Conference.  The half-day session, “Beyond Words: How to Recover from a Disaster in Your...

Mar 12: Apply now for ACRL Immersion Program Assessment, Intentional Teaching tracks

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites applicants for its Immersion ’13 Program. The Immersion Program Intentional Teacher and Assessment Tracks will be offered simultaneously from Nov. 20-24, 2013, in Nashville. Applications for both tracks are being accepted...

Mar 12: ACRL and CHOICE launch new webinar program

Middletown, Conn. -  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and CHOICE have teamed up to present a new sponsored webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers and other experts who serve their...

Mar 12: ALSC invites applications for 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture with Andrea Davis Pinkney

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee announce the opening of the application to host the 2014 event featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney.

The Arbuthnot Lecture is an annual event, announced at the American Library...

Mar 12: Register now for upcoming ALCTS Web courses

CHICAGO - Register now for the popular “Fundamentals” Web courses, offered by The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), including the newly redesigned and updated Fundamentals of Acquisitions.  ...

Mar 12: Harwood, Kamalipour and Woody receive YALSA’s Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded 2013 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Abby Harwood and Juanita Kamalipour. The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship was awarded to Lauren Woody. Each will...

Mar 11: Magee wins Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2013 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant to Rachel M. Magee. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for her research project, “Teens’ Everyday Life Information Ecologies: People, Technology, Values, and Practices...

Mar 11: RDF and Ontologies for the Semantic Web: An ALCTS Preconference

CHICAGO - On Thursday, June 27, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Introduction to RDF and Ontologies for the Semantic Web.” This all-day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.,...

Mar 11: Cory Doctorow to present LITA President's Program

CHICAGO — Cory Doctorow will present “More than a book-lined Internet Café: LITA President's Program” from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30th in Chicago. 

Zoe Stewart-Marshall, LITA President, welcomes Cory Doctorow to present the LITA President’s program.  Doctorow is a digital rights...

Mar 08: Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators with Carrie Russell. This 90-minute workshop will take place on Thursday, April 11 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time/1:30 p.m. Central time/...

Mar 08: iPads and Gadgets eCourse returns!

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces new iteration of our first-of-its-kind facilitated eCourse, iPads, Tablets, and Gadgets in the Library: Planning, Budgeting, and Implementation. This course, which will begin...

Mar 07: Reshaping library services for older adults

CHICAGO — Adults over the age of 50 constitute some of the most engaged and frequent users of public libraries. They may also be the most misunderstood. As Baby Boomers continue to swell their ranks, the behavior, interests and information needs of older adults have changed dramatically, and...

Mar 07: ALA still accepting sponsors for the 2014 class of Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is still accepting sponsors for the 2014 class of Emerging Leaders.  Completed...

Mar 07: Improving the visibility and use of digital repositories through SEO

CHICAGO — Recent OCLC surveys show that less than 2 percent of library users begin their search on a library website, which is why search engine optimization (SEO) is so crucial. And though a survey of faculty researchers at four major universities showed that most consider Google and Google...

Mar 07: 'Library Safety and Security,' new American Libraries Live episode, streams March 14

CHICAGO —American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns on at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Mar. 14 with a new episode. Our panel for this episode will include Cathy...

Mar 07: Vogel, Wick, Smith, Vernola receive Penguin Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the 2013 Penguin Young Readers Group Award to Janet Vogel, Frederick (Md.) County Public Libraries; Krissy Wick, Madison (Wis.) Public Library; Heather Smith, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland, Pa.; and Andrea...

Mar 07: Hartford (Conn.) Public Library awarded 2013 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2013 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the Hartford Public Library, Hartford, Conn.

This grant is designed to encourage outstanding summer reading programs by providing financial...

Mar 07: Alabama, Oklahoma, Ohio libraries win 2013 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2013 Bookapalooza Program to three libraries:  Pinson Public Library, Pinson, Ala.; Fletcher Public School, Fletcher, Okla.; and Ashland Public Library, Ashland, Ohio.

The award includes a variety of...

Mar 07: Salt Lake County PL receives 2013 Hayes Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2013 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the Salt Lake County Library Services, West Jordan, Utah.

The award, sponsored by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, is designed to provide up to...

Mar 06: Applications for ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by United for Libraries, due April 15

CHICAGO— Applications are available for the ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by United for Libraries. Applications are due April 15, 2013.

This award honors and recognizes statewide advocacy for libraries with $1,000 and an honorable mention by the ALA president at the...

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