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Apr 12: Maureen Sullivan: President Obama’s budget gives libraries funding boost

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, President Barack Obama released the budget for the 2014 fiscal year, allocating $177 million for assistance to libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Library funding will be administered by the...

Apr 12: Honorary Chair of National Library Week Caroline Kennedy makes appearance at Seattle school library

CHICAGO — In her role as honorary chair of National Library Week (April 14-20, 2013), author, editor, library and literacy advocate Caroline Kennedy visited with students at Sanislo Elementary School library in Seattle to discuss the...

Apr 12: Complete College & Research Libraries archives freely available online

CHICAGO – As part of the association’s commitment to scholarly publishing and open access, the full archive of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) official scholarly research journal College &...

Apr 12: Ideas on removing barriers to all, diversity in action initiatives sought for 2013 Diversity and Outreach Fair

CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) is seeking proposals for the 2013 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Generously sponsored by DEMCO, the...

Apr 12: ALA-APA Recognizes City College of San Francisco college graduates

CHICAGO - The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) announced that it has completed an agreement with the ...

Apr 12: United for Libraries designates Emily J. Pointer Public Library a Literary Landmark in honor of Stark Young

PHILADELPHIA - United for Libraries, in partnership with Emily J. Pointer Public Library in Como., Miss., designated the library a Literary Landmark in honor of Stark Young on Thursday, March 28.

A plaque was placed on the south lawn of the library during the Stark Young tribute, which...

Apr 12: Russell’s 'Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators' wins 2013 ABC-CLIO Greenwood Publishing Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) proudly acknowledges Carrie Russell as winner of the 2013 ABC-CLIO Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature for "Complete...

Apr 11: Program proposals now being accepted for 2014 ALA Annual Conference and ALSC National Institute

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting proposals for innovative programs for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and the...

Apr 09: AASL seeks proposals for ALA 2014 Annual Conference programs

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for programs to be presented during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 26 - July 1 in Las Vegas. The deadline for preconference submissions is 11:59 p.m....

Apr 09: Share coffee and conversation with graphic novel authors at AASL13

CHICAGO –   Five author/illustrators will share the creative process behind the exciting genre of graphic novels during the Author Breakfast at the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition.  Attendees of the event, taking place Nov. 17, will enjoy breakfast with Faith Erin Hicks, Jennifer...

Apr 09: Resources for military families from Preservation Week 2013

CHICAGO - For Preservation Week 2013, ALA has created a new section on the Preservation @your Library website focusing on issues...

Apr 09: NCLE report reveals school librarians as highly involved leaders inside and outside of their schools

CHICAGO – A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals that school librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other...

Apr 09: Princeton Public Library wins the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association has named the Community Collaboration for Enhanced Technology Services at the Princeton (N.J.) Public Library the 2013 winner of the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award. This award...

Apr 09: Applications for Citizens-Save-Libraries grants due April 15

PHILADELPHIA - Applications for the Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries, made possible by a grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation, are due April 15, 2013.

The 20 grants will support advocacy at the local level for libraries with troubled...

Apr 09: AASL webinar series makes the case for school library programs during School Library Month

CHICAGO – A new series of webinars, presented by members of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Advocacy Committee, will explore critical questions currently facing the school library profession. Presented in a new 20 minute...

Apr 09: Susan Crawford to anchor the Washington Update at ALA Annual Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan Crawford, telecommunications policy expert and former White House official, will share insights about national technology policy and implications for the library community at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference. Crawford will address conference...

Apr 09: Ethics Matters! Join OIF for a half-day preconference in Chicago

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Professional Ethics invites you to join a half-day preconference offered during the...

Apr 09: School Libraries Count! personalized reports available for AASL survey participants

CHICAGO – Personalized reports are now available for participants in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) School Libraries Count! longitudinal survey. Participants in the 2012 survey can access their reports by visiting...

Apr 09: Teaching information literacy eCourse back by popular demand

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of Joanna Burkhardt's facilitated eCourse on Teaching Information Literacy to College Students. Burkhardt, professor...

Apr 09: How to run great training webinars for librarians

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop, How to Run Great Training Webinars for Librarians with Dan Freeman. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 12...

Apr 09: Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of its popular workshop, Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver. This 90-minute...

Apr 09: Dan Cohen, Digital Public Library of America, featured President’s Program speaker, 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Dan Cohen, founding executive director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will be the featured speaker in the ALA President’s Program &...

Apr 09: United for Libraries to host webinar on ‘How to Dedicate a Literary Landmark in Your Community’

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present the webinar “How to Dedicate a Literary Landmark in Your Community” from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, April 25.

The Literary Landmark program began in 1986, and there are now more than 130 dedicated...

Apr 09: AASL eCOLLAB just got better with two added webinars for AASL member access

CHICAGO - The archives of the recent webinars, “PBS LearningMedia™ Launches Blended Literacy Lessons” and “A School Librarian’s Role in Preventing Sexting & Cyberbullying” are now available online as a part of the...

Apr 09: Harkness and Neal stand for 2013-2014 PLA President

CHICAGO — Elections for the Public Library Association (PLA), as well as those for the American Library Association (ALA) and its other divisions, are open through 11:59 p.m. CT, April 26....

Apr 09: YALSA announces Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults 2012 Program Award Winners

CHICAGO  —  The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, selected 25 innovative teen programs to be featured at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference and included in a...

Apr 09: Teams selected for ACRL Assessment in Action learning community

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has selected 75 institutional teams from a pool of 98 applicants to participate in the first year of the program Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA). The...

Apr 09: A LITA guide to using web analytics in libraries

CHICAGO — Whether gathering information for a department report or planning a website redesign, easy access to meaningful, actionable data is critical. In “Web Analytics Strategies for Information Professionals: A LITA Guide,”...

Apr 09: ALA to unveil Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction finalists

Excitement builds as thousands register for live webcast announcement

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) plans to announce the shortlist of finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction at 11 a.m. Central...

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