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Dec 14: Plan a financial literacy program at your library with the help of PLA’s January webinar

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Jan. 19, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Right on the Money: Financial Literacy @ your library,”as part of PLA’s “Public Libraries...

Dec 14: Enter ACRL 2011 video contest, win free registration

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is holding a video contest in advance of its ACRL 2011 conference, to be held March 30 – April...

Dec 14: Health Information and Advocacy @ your library

CHICAGO - In response to the demand for accurate and reliable health information, Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) Massey Cancer Center created “Health Information and Advocacy @ your library,” using the Campaign for America’s Libraries’ @ your library brand.

According to a...

Dec 14: ALA Office for Diversity hosts DiversiTEA at 2011 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO – The ALA Council Committee on Diversity, the Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee and the ALA Office for Diversity will host a DiversiTEA from 4 - 5:30 p.m. PST on Sunday Jan. 9 in the Hilton Bayfront, Room Aqua 314, during the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. 

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Dec 14: Make your mark on ALA: vote in the 2011 election

CHICAGO – Polls open March 16 for the 2011 American Library Association (ALA) election, in which members will choose their new president- elect and council members.

Members of specific divisions/sections and roundtables will be voting for officers and committee members..
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Dec 14: ALA Editions on Google eBookstore

CHICAGO—With the recent launch of the long-awaited Google eBookstore, hundreds of titles from ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, are...

Dec 14: ALCTS events at Midwinter in San Diego

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services presents a wealth of events on important topics at the Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.  

Topics range from how to create a webinar to RDA to outsourcing technical services.  A more complete list of ALCTS events can...

Dec 14: ACRL receives Delmas Foundation grant for RBML online archive

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has received a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to provide digitized archives of Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship (RBML). The grant provides $3,000 in funding to assist in making volumes...

Dec 14: New ALA TechSource workshop: Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library

CHICAGO—ALA TechSource announces the latest in its series of Online Workshops--Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library...

Dec 13: All-Star cast weighs in on privacy and freedom of information in Library Technology Reports

CHICAGO—The latest issue of Library Technology Reports from ALA TechSource examines privacy and freedom of information in 21st-Century libraries. This special issue was produced in collaboration with The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom and includes contributions from Jason Griffey...

Dec 13: Grady to deliver Call-to-Action for 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration
CHICAGO – Jenifer Grady, director of the American Library Association – Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA), will be the Call-to-Action speaker at the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration, held during ALA’s 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The Celebration will be held...
Dec 13: Preservation Week comes to Midwinter

CHICAGO - Preservation Week, the national effort to increase public awareness about the importance of preserving our personal cultural heritage and the role libraries play in that effort, brings two programs to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego specifically for library staff.   Preservation...

Dec 13: 19 notable sites added to ALSC's Great Websites for Kids

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of...

Dec 10: ALA Graphics raises awareness of endangered libraries

CHICAGO—What do the giant panda, black rhino and your library have in common? They all face extinction if their existence continues to be taken for granted. To raise awareness of this, ...

Dec 10: Booklist announces prestigious 2010 Top of the List selections
CHICAGO - Booklist magazine, the review journal of the American Library Association, has announced its Top of the List winners for 2010. The eight winning titles were chosen from the annual Editors’ Choice selections as the best books and media of 2010.
 
 “What do...
Dec 09: ALA Washington Office seeks nominations for 2011 Madison awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office is calling for nominations for two awards to honor individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. 

The...

Dec 09: A game plan for winning library grants

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the publication of “Winning Library Grants: A Game Plan,” by Herbert B. Landau. Tightening budgets...

Dec 08: ALA: House must follow Senate’s lead, pass Museum and Library Services Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA) Reauthorization (S. 3984) late Tuesday night under unanimous consent, bringing the bill one step closer to reauthorization before the end of the congressional session.

Emily Sheketoff, executive director...

Dec 07: ALA TechSource to host workshop on Web analytics for librarians

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CHICAGO—ALA TechSource is offering the latest in its series of Online...

Dec 07: EBSCO awards five scholarships for librarians to attend ALA Midwinter

Applicants explained how they use technology to help in challenging times

CHICAGO - In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO awarded five librarians $1,500...

Dec 07: Advocating in a Tough Economy program at Midwinter Meeting to focus on branding, Library Snapshot Day
CHICAGO – Reserve your spot today for “Advocating in a Tough Economy: An Advocacy Institute Workshop” during the American Library Association's (ALA) 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The program will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Advanced registration is priced at...
Dec 07: Holiday shopping made easy with award-winning book lists for adult readers

CHICAGO—Need a gift for a book lover? Check out the annual lists of outstanding fiction, non-fiction, poetry, genre fiction and...

Dec 07: Socialize and network with RUSA members in San Diego

CHICAGO - Liven up your 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting experience with the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Membership Social—an opportunity to eat, drink, network and learn more about RUSA.

The social, one of many RUSA activities at the...
Dec 07: AASL launches video contest for students
CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), collaborating with SchoolTube and Cisco, announces the launch of the Learning4Life in My School Library Student Video Contest. Beginning Jan. 4, video submissions will be accepted detailing how school libraries and...
Dec 07: Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award winners announced

NEW YORK - Librarians in our nation’s 122,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans every day.  Today, 10 librarians are recognized for service to their communities, schools and campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times...

Dec 06: YALSA names 2011 William C. Morris Award shortlist
CHICAGO –The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) selected five books as finalists for the 2011 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2011 award winner at the Youth Media Awards on Jan. 10,...
Dec 06: New readers’ advisory sinks its fangs into paranormal lit

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the publication of “Fang-tastic Fiction: Twenty-First Century Paranormal Reads,” by Patricia O'Brien...

Dec 06: Easily incorporate free tech tools for teens @ your library with YALSA’s January webinar

CHICAGO — You don’t need to be a tech guru with a huge budget to successfully incorporate technology into your library’s teen services. Learn how to easily use technology at almost no cost to enhance teen library services in YALSA’s Jan. 20 webinar, Tech4U: Technology Programs for Every User,...

Dec 03: RDA print snapshot now available

CHICAGO—The American Library Association announces the publication of the full-text print version of RDA: Resource Description and Access. This snapshot serves as an offline access point to help solo and part-time catalogers evaluate...

Dec 02: New ACRL publication: Best Practices for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Best Practices for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses.” Edited by Christopher Hollister, the work is a collection of previously...

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