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Jun 09: Ethnic Affiliates develop innovative family literacy initiatives

CHICAGO – The Ethnic Affiliates of the American Library Association (ALA) will showcase their Family Literacy Focus literacy initiatives, in a program titled “Tools to Promote Family Literacy and Advocacy,” during ALA’s Annual Conference in Washington. The program will be held from 1:30 to 3:30...

Jun 09: ALA Committee on Literacy marks 10 years in Washington

WASHINGTON – On Friday, June 25, during ALA’s 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., ALA leaders and literacy advocates will gather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the formation of the ALA Committee on Literacy.

Held in ALA’s Washington Office, the celebration will focus on...

Jun 09: 2010 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

 

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected five winners and one honorable mention for the 2010 Katharine Kyes Leab and...
Jun 08: Biddle named 2010 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honoree

CHICAGO - Dr. Stanton Biddle, director of Middle States Accreditation Review, Baruch College, the City University of New York, has been named the 2010 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honoree. As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity research, the...

Jun 08: NEH, ALA announce 30 libraries to receive $2,000 programming grants

 

Funds will support diverse Picturing America programs
 
CHICAGO – The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced...
Jun 08: Winners of 2010 ASCLA achievement, innovation awards announced

CHICAGO—The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has selected its winners for its 2010 awards.

In addition to the Francis Joseph Campbell Award and the ASCLA Century Scholarship—both of which are housed under the Libraries Serving Special Populations...

Jun 08: Freedom to Read Foundation announces recipient of 2010 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is pleased to announce that Aubrey Madler, an information specialist with the University of North Dakota’s Center for Rural Health, is the third recipient of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship.  The Conable Scholarship will provide for...

Jun 08: Registration for reference, genealogy and ILL workshops closes June 20

CHICAGO—Registration closes Sunday, June 20 for the three preconferences that the Reference and User Services Association will be holding in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Preconferences are half or full-day intensive workshops offering valuable...

Jun 08: Last chance to see award-winning authors at Annual Conference

CHICAGO—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) enthusiastically reminds book lovers to purchase their tickets for the upcoming Literary Tastes Breakfast, as registration for this not-to-be-missed event closes on Sunday, June 20.

The Literary Tastes Breakfast is a...

Jun 08: ALA Inaugural Banquet site for launch of “Our Authors, Our Advocates”

Carmen Agra Deedy, Sharon Draper, Brad Meltzer and Marie Arana featured at the inauguration of Roberta Stevens as ALA President

CHICAGO – The ALA Inaugural Banquet, to be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, at the Renaissance Washington, Grand Ballroom...

Jun 08: Schools out for summer @ your library®

CHICAGO- With the majority of schools having closed their doors for the summer break, libraries are reminding children and teens that education and summer fun go hand in hand @ your library.

In addition to summer reading programs like Make a splash @ your library and READ and Make...

Jun 08: Toni Morrison to keynote Opening General Session at ALA 2010 Annual Conference

CHICAGO –Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference Opening Session, from 5:30-7 p.m., June 26, in Washington, D.C. Morrison, who is a professor, novelist, editor, critic and lecturer, will discuss her...

Jun 08: Tennessee Library Association Supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—The Tennessee Library Association (TLA), a chapter of the American Library Association, has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $500. The TLA Board of Directors and Executive Committee voted unanimously to make an annual donation in this...

Jun 08: 50 delightful lists for librarians

CHICAGO--ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “The Librarian's Book of Lists,” by...

Jun 07: GLBTRT kicks off year-long celebration of 40 years of advocacy, service at ALA Annual Conference

 CHICAGO - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) will kick off a year-long celebration to mark its 40th anniversary during ALA’s 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Since 1970, GLBTRT has served the information...

Jun 07: “Bookmobile Sunday” featuring parade of bookmobiles rolls into Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) will hold its fourth annual “Bookmobile Sunday” from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on June 27 during the American Library Association Annual Conference, which will be held June 24 - 29, in Room 207A/B at...

Jun 07: Graphic Novels, authors showcased at 2010 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Join graphic novelists David Small and Audrey Niffenegger for the first-ever Graphic Novel Panel during the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2010 Annual Conference, June 24 - 29, in Washington, D.C.

The program will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 28...

Jun 07: Amy Sedaris keynotes ALA Annual Conference Closing Session

CHICAGO – Author, actress and comedienne Amy Sedaris will serve as the Closing Session keynote speaker at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference from 9 – 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Amy Sedaris is the author...

Jun 07: Library Book Cart Drill Championships to be held June 27

CHICAGO – The sixth annual Library Book Cart Drill Team Championship, showcasing library workers performing themed dance routines with costumes and creatively decorated book carts, will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, June 27.  The competition is one of the many events taking place during...

Jun 07: ALA volunteers to support Washington, D.C., libraries and more

CHICAGO - More than 100 American Library Association (ALA) volunteers from across the United States will gather Friday, June 25, at the Washington Convention Center for “Libraries Build...

Jun 07: Natalie Merchant to perform, discuss new release “Leave Your Sleep"

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will host Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep—a Performance and Presentation at 4:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Washington Convention Center.  The performance is part of the ALA Annual Conference, held June 24 – 29, at the Washington...

Jun 07: Library visionary keynotes ALA President’s Program, June 27

CHICAGO – Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer, inspirational speaker and library advocate, will keynote the American Library Association (ALA) President’s Program from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 27.  The program is part of the ALA Annual Conference held June 24 – 29 at the Washington Convention...

Jun 07: ALA announces Auditorium Speaker Series lineup

Featured speakers include Sir Salman Rushdie, John Grisham, Junot Diaz

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s (ALA) Auditorium Speaker Series welcomes 12 distinguished speakers who double as authors, activists and national newsmakers. Speakers...

Jun 04: Get the facts on YA nonfiction from YALSA’s Aug. 19 webinar

 

CHICAGO - Nonfiction written for teens is a fast-growing area of young adult literature. Find out the latest and greatest in YA nonfiction — and how to get it into teens’ hands — during YALSA’s Back to the Facts: YA Nonfiction webinar. The webinar will take...
Jun 04: Start risky business at your library with YALSA’s July 15 webinar

 

CHICAGO - Being a teen librarian is risky business — and Risky Business: Taking Risks to Improve Teen Services, YALSA’s July 15 webinar, can help participants smartly and effectively take risks to improve services and programs for teens in their communities...
Jun 04: YALSA sponsors two Emerging Leaders

 

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will sponsor two members as Emerging Leaders in 2011. Applications are now online; be sure to indicate “YALSA” as the...
Jun 04: Eubanks, Smith featured speakers at Bookmobile Sunday

 CHICAGO – Authors W. Ralph Eubanks and Andrew Smith will be the featured presenters at Bookmobile Sunday during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  

 
W. Ralph Eubanks is the author of “Ever is a Long Time: A Journey into...
Jun 04: Simplicity champion Wanda Urbanska joins @ your library contributors roster

CHICAGO - Recently dubbed a spokeswoman for the simplicity movement by the New York Times, author and "Simple Living" television host Wanda Urbanska is the latest writer to sign on as a regular contributor to the American Library Association’s...

Jun 04: 2010 ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair to celebrate diversity in libraries, 20th anniversary of ADA

 CHICAGO – Twenty-one libraries and organizations  from across the United States will demonstrate “diversity in action” during the Diversity and Outreach Fair at the American Library Association (ALA) 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

 
Held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on...
Jun 04: Poetry possibilities @ 2010 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO—Attendees of the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, to be held June 24-29 in Washington, D.C., will find a variety of poetry-themed programming to delight and inspire the lyrical librarian. These events include opportunities to meet the poets, live readings...

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