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Aug 27: Join Teen Read Week™ website for new resources and perks

CHICAGO — Visitors who register as an online community member of the Teen Read Week™ (TRW) website will have access to a wealth of resources and perks courtesy of YALSA and the official 2013 Teen Read Week sponsors.

Thanks to new...

Aug 26: Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach. Rebecca Howard and Laura Raphael will serve as instructors for...

Aug 20: Multiethnic books for the middle-school curriculum

CHICAGO— Focusing on titles dealing with ethnic and religious groups both in the U.S. and around the world, “Multiethnic Books for the Middle-School Curriculum,” published by ALA Editions,...

Aug 20: AASL learning standards and program guidelines available on the go

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has just released e-book versions of its learning standards and program guidelines publications “Standards for the 21st-Century Learner In Action” and “Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.” Both titles are now...

Aug 20: Rise to the collaboration challenge on the AASL13 Ning!

CHICAGO – All are invited to join the AASL13 conversation by joining the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition Ning at ning.aasl.org. The Ning provides attendees a chance to jumpstart the AASL13...

Aug 20: Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten now open

CHICAGO – Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten officially opened on Thursday, Aug. 15. Teens can now vote for their favorite titles through Oct. 19 from the 28 nominees that were announced back...

Aug 20: Tran to lead The Hub, YALSA’s YA lit blog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Allison Tran, teen services librarian at Mission Viejo (Calif.) Library, the newest member manager of The Hub, http://www.yalsa....

Aug 19: ACRL-CHOICE fall webinar program for academic libraries

Middletown, Conn. The ACRL-CHOICE webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers and other experts who serve their market is back  with an exciting new fall roster of topics and speakers discussing issues pertinent...

Aug 19: ALSC dues changes go into effect Sept. 1

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service for Children reminded members and prospective members to be aware of an upcoming dues change. The change will take place on Sept. 1, 2013.

In April, the ALSC membership voted to approve the change to the dues structure. The changes impact...

Aug 13: Iowa high school students learn how to check facts in opinion columns through the News Know-how project

CHICAGO - America is rich in opinions. This is especially true when it comes to its politics.

Between newspaper and magazine columns and television and radio commentary, it is always easy to find pundits from both ends of the political spectrum freely airing their views on any number of...

Aug 13: ALA awards six new Spectrum Doctoral Fellowships

CHICAGO - As part of the Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program: Building Change, a diversity recruitment program funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Spectrum Scholarship Program is pleased to partner with six doctoral degree programs to support a new cohort of Spectrum...

Aug 13: Don't miss early bird registration rates for AASL national conference

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages members planning to register for the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition to do so before the Aug. 22 early bird registration deadline by visiting national.aasl.org. On Aug...

Aug 13: No-nonsense guidance on training in libraries

CHICAGO — In order to make an impact with users, library staff must be well trained and up-to-date. Training is often delivered by library managers, development officers and trainers who may have limited budgets with access to few resources. “...

Aug 13: Free LLAMA webinar presents cover letter and resume tips

CHICAGO - The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Cover Letter and Resume Tips to Get an Interview” from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.  This free webinar is geared towards  library students, recent graduates or job changers....

Aug 13: Landgraf’s citizen science guide for families

CHICAGO — People of all ages and backgrounds can discover how to contribute to real scientific research with “Citizen Science Guide for Families: Taking Part in Real Science...

Aug 13: Honor the best in the profession with an AASL award

CHICAGO – Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2014 awards season are now available using AASL’s online awards database. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a...

Aug 13: Volunteer to serve on ALA or Council committees for 2014 - 2015

CHICAGO — Courtney L. Young, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA and Council committees for the 2014-2015 term (terms start on July 1, 2014). Committee appointments will be finalized at the 2014 ALA...

Aug 13: LLAMA webinar will focus on library fundraising on the Web

CHICAGO - When fundraising for your Library, how do you effectively reach donors over the Web? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “A Conversation about Websites for Library Fundraising: Perspectives from Duke University and the University of Texas”...

Aug 13: LLAMA webinar explores using focus groups to gather data

CHICAGO - Are you looking for an easy way to gather data about your library users’ needs and preferences that is fast and economical?  Then focus groups may be your best choice. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Getting Started with User Focus Groups” from 1...

Aug 12: Bestselling author Cory Doctorow supports library ebook lending

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In a video released today by the American Library Association's (ALA) Campaign for America's Libraries, bestselling author Cory Doctorow lends his public support for fair and equitable ebook lending practices for...

Aug 12: ALCTS technical services fundamentals Web courses return for 2013–14 academic year

CHICAGO — Registration is now open for the 2013-14 sessions of the popular “Fundamentals” Web courses, offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), including the newly redesigned and...

Aug 12: MOOCs, metadata tools and more on ALCTS fall webinar schedule

CHICAGO — Register now  for exciting webinars offered this fall by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). From MOOCs to metadata,...

Aug 07: New Jersey State Library renews its subscription to United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy

PHILADELPHIA — The New Jersey State Library has renewed its statewide subscription to United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy, a series of online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.

 “Due to the overwhelmingly positive...

Aug 07: ALA gears up for national Digital Inclusion Survey

Public libraries can log on starting Sept. 3, 2013 

CHICAGO — Starting this September, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Research & Statistics and the...

Aug 06: PLA 2014 ConverStation proposal period ends Friday, Aug. 16

CHICAGO — The deadline to submit a ConverStation proposal for the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference is fast approaching. All proposals must be submitted online by 11...

Aug 06: YALSA and Soho Teen partner to promote Teen Read Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced Monday, July 29, 2013,  its new partnership with Soho Teen in promoting Teen Read Week™.   Teen Read Week will be celebrated Oct. 13 – 19 with the theme “Seek the Unknown @ your library.”

“We’re very appreciative of...

Aug 06: Register now for career development facilitator training

Attention professionals  who help out-of-work adults find job-search resources!

CHICAGO — A new eLearning course using a distance learning format, videoconferencing and virtual collaboration starts in September!

As a library worker or professional who works with those seeking...

Aug 06: The future of the library catalogue

CHICAGO— New digital technologies, the Internet, and user expectations have changed the role of the catalogue in libraries considerably in recent years.  “Catalogue 2.0: The...

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