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Mar 30: NMRT and the Merritt Fund host reception at ALA Conference in New Orleans

CHICAGO - The ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) and the LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund are collaborating to present a joint reception at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

The NMRT Awards Reception and the Merritt Fund "Reception for a Cause" will be combined into one...

Mar 30: Registration open for international intellectual freedom meeting in Miami

CHICAGO - Registration is now open for “Intellectual Freedom in a Changing World,” a conference on international issues related to free access to information in libraries. The event will take place August 10-12, 2011 at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort in North Miami Beach, Fla.

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Mar 29: Celebrate nation’s library workforce during National Library Workers Day, April 12

CHICAGO - You type your search term into a search engine. You get 300,000 responses…now what?  Ask a librarian! Libraries don’t just offer the hardware, but also offer the expertise of librarians in helping teach people how to use the Internet and find the information they need quickly....

Mar 29: Step Up to the Plate @ your library opening day is only days away

 

Librarians: register now for free tools to promote the program locally

CHICAGO – Only a few days remain until season six of Step Up to the Plate @ your library opens to the public, but there is still time for librarians to register for free tools to help...

Mar 29: Polls remain open until April 22 for ALA 2011 election

CHICAGO – Polls are still open for the 2011 American Library Association (ALA) election, in which members will choose their new president- elect and council members.

The polls will close at 11:59 p.m. CST on April 22. The Election Committee will meet to certify the results on April 29...

Mar 29: ALA’s Michael Dowling discusses first ever Money Smart Week @ your library April 2 - 9

CHICAGO – Michael Dowling, director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Chapter Relations Office, discusses the first-ever Money Smart Week @ your library (April 2 – 9, 2011) in a podcast on the American Library Association (ALA) Public Information Office (PIO) blog, Visibility @ your...

Mar 29: ALA TechSource to repeat popular RDA Workshop

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA TechSource is offering the three-part workshop Using RDA: Moving into the Metadata Future this spring.

Presenters Karen Coyle, Chris Oliver and Diane Hillmann will offer a...

Mar 29: Freedom to Read Foundation announces competition for four Banned Books Week grants

Judith Krug Fund will provide $2,500 and $1,000 awards to Read-Outs

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), through its Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, will provide four grants — ranging from $2,500 to $1,000 — to four organizations to support “Read-...

Mar 29: RUSA names Sosulski outstanding business librarian

CHICAGO — Nicolette Warisse Sosulski, business librarian at Portage (Mich.) District Library, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship — an annual honor administered by the Business Reference & Services Section (...

Mar 29: Campbell, Cook receive Emerald Research Grant for business reference research

CHICAGO -- Diane K. Campbell, assistant professor, Rider University Library, and Ronald G. Cook, professor of entrepreneurial studies, Rider University, are co-recipients of one of the 2011 RUSA BRASS Emerald Research Grants. 

This is one of two grants, administered by the...

Mar 29: Clewell, Hernandez, Kane receive 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grants
ST. PAUL, MINN. –  Three library professionals will receive the 2011 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. The grant, sponsored by 3M Library Systems for 40 years, is awarded to librarians...
Mar 29: Celebrate mobile libraries with National Bookmobile Day @ your library

CHICAGO – On Wednesday, April 13, communities across America will celebrate the 2nd annual National Bookmobile Day @ your library, honoring the more than 930 bookmobiles and dedicated bookmobile staff that provide vital library services to their communities.

Celebrated in conjunction...

Mar 29: Asher, Dessen, Kennedy and Mackler join all-star lineup for YALSA’s Reaching Reluctant Readers preconference in New Orleans

CHICAGO — Four popular YA authors — Jay Asher, Sarah Dessen, James Kennedy and Carolyn Mackler — will join authors Walter Dean Myers, Chris Grabenstein and Julie Halpern at the Young Adult Library Services Association’s half-day Annual preconference, “Give Them What they Want: Reaching...

Mar 29: Joyce Saricks wins 2011 RUSA Margaret Monroe Award

 

CHICAGO — Joyce Saricks, adjunct professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University, and well-known adult readers’ advisory expert, is the winner of the Reference and User Services Association’s 2011 Margaret Monroe Award.

The Margaret...

Mar 29: Jacso receives RUSA BRASS Emerald Research Grant for business reference research

CHICAGO -- Peter Jacso, professor at the library and information science program of the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaii, is the recipient of a 2011 Emerald Research Grant.

This is one of two grants, administered by the...

Mar 29: The American Indian Library Association (AILA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) announce the 2011 Talk Story Grant winners

Additional contact: Lessa Pelayo-Lozada, APALA

CHICAGO - The American Indian Library Association (AILA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) are pleased to award $500 grants to the Greenwich Branch of the Gloucester...

Mar 29: Book discount for Día 101 participants

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Serivce to Children (ALSC) offers librarians a chance to double up on Día resources this year.

Sign up for the ALSC webinar,  Día 101: Everything you need to...

Mar 29: Figment, YALSA choose O'Neil, Sjoden winners of 2011 Teen Tech Week contest

CHICAGO  —  Figment.com and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded two Nook e-readers to the winners of the 2011 Teen Tech Week contest. Becky O’Neil, a librarian at the Westerville (Ohio) Public...

Mar 29: The reference librarian as information consultant

CHICAGO — Library users’ evolving information needs and their choice of search methods have changed reference work profoundly. Today’s reference librarian must work in a whole new way—not only service-focused and businesslike, but even entrepreneurial. In “...

Mar 29: “Let’s Talk About It: The Civil War” program grant award increased to $3,000

Apply by April 19 to host reading and discussion series

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced an increase in funding for the Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American...

Mar 28: Presidential Task Force for Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC) establishes blog and forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Task Force for Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC) has established a blog and forum...

Mar 28: Register now for ALTAFF's Trustee Academy

PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) is pleased to offer The Trustee Academy, a series of online courses to help library Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.

“I’m very excited...

Mar 28: 2011 Best Book in Library Literature

CHICAGO – "The Tech Set" has been named the winner of the 2011 Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. 

"The Tech Set" was created and edited by Ellyssa Kroski and co-published by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Neal-...

Mar 22: ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award winner

CHICAGO - The American Library Association has named Orange County Library system of Orlando, Fla., the 2011 winner of the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award. This award is presented annually to a library that demonstrates innovative planning and development of patron...

Mar 22: Deanna B. Marcum receives the 2011 Melvil Dewey Medal Award

CHICAGO - Deanna B. Marcum, associate librarian of Congress for Library Services, Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., is the winner of the 2011 Melvil Dewey Medal Award, sponsored by OCLC. The prestigious honor, given in recognition of creative leadership of high order, is named in honor...

Mar 22: Russell Library selected for 2011 RUSA award for service to labor community

CHICAGO — The Russell Library, Middletown, Conn., is the recipient of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) 2011 John Sessions Memorial Award for their successful Business & Career Programs.

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Mar 22: Mary Mannix honored with 2011 History Section Award

CHICAGO — Mary K. Mannix, Maryland Room manager at Frederick (Md.) County Public Libraries, is the 2011 recipient of the Genealogical Publishing Company/History Section Award for outstanding contributions to the History Section (HS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

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Mar 22: Lesley S.J. Farmer receives the 2011 Beta Phi Mu Award

Dr. Lesley Farmer, professor of librarianship at the California State University Long Beach, has been selected the recipient of the American Library Association’s 2011 Beta Phi Mu Award.  This annual award, donated by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honorary Society, is presented...

Mar 22: Online encyclopedia NCPedia wins 2011 RUSA reference award

CHICAGO — The NCPedia, an online encyclopedia of North Carolina history and culture, is the winner of the 2011 Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and...

Mar 22: Diane Zabel named Mudge Award winner for excellence in reference librarianship

CHICAGO — Diane Zabel, the Louis and Virginia Benzak Business librarian at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., has been selected the 2011 winner of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award.

The...

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