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Sep 10: Dec. 1 deadline for ALCTS 2014 publication awards nominations

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two publication awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library...

Sep 10: ALCTS seeking 2014 innovation awards nominations

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and/or groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in...

Sep 10: ALCTS 2014 preservation awards nominations sought

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three preservation awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest...

Sep 10: Search begins for ALCTS 2014 professional recognition awards nominations

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership...

Sep 10: LITA Forum: early bird rates available through Sept. 15

CHICAGO — Don't miss your last chance to save up to $50 on registration for the 2013 LITA Forum “Creation, Collaboration, Community,” to be held Nov. 7-10, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Louisville, Ky.

Don’t forget to book your room at the Hyatt by Oct. 7, 2013 to guarantee the...

Sep 10: ALCTS 2014 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The deadline for nominations is Nov. 15.

The Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award ...

Sep 10: Upcoming RUSA CODES Conversation: Asynchronous Readers Advisory

CHICAGO — Asynchronous readers' advisory is the subject of the next CODES Conversations, a listserv-based discussion hosted by the Reference and User Services Association’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section (RUSA CODES), the home for adult readers' advisory within ALA.

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Sep 10: United for Libraries welcomes Kansas libraries as members

PHILADELPHIA — The State Library of Kansas has purchased United for Libraries membership for all 328 of the libraries in the state.

Kansas libraries will receive membership for both their boards of trustees and their friends group and/or foundation. In addition to the standard United for...

Sep 10: LLAMA webinar explores multimedia production areas in libraries

CHICAGO - We’ve all heard the trendy term MakerSpace, but for many libraries these creative spaces have been around for a while in other forms and with other names. Today’s video culture necessitates that part of a MakerSpace be focused on the creation of multimedia: any combination of video,...

Sep 10: ALCTS seeking 2014 continuing resources awards candidates

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources.  The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS.  One...

Sep 10: ALA 2014 Scholarship online application now available

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 for students who are studying library science or school library media at the master's degree level.  Scholarships typically range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  The application and instructions are available...

Sep 10: American Libraries Live digs into databases in new episode

CHICAGO — Databases are everywhere, a crucial element of libraries of all shapes, sizes and types. Library technology expert Marshall Breeding leads a panel discussion of how databases are changing and shaping the present and future of libraries in the upcoming...

Sep 10: Ishmael Beah at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Arthur Curley Memorial Lecturer

CHICAGO - ALA Midwinter attendees can hear the inspiring human rights advocate and bestselling author Ishmael Beah at the 2014 Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture from 4 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Beah’s first book, "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier," has been published in more than 30...

Sep 10: Add ALCTS continuing education to your fall schedule

CHICAGO — Add ALCTS continuing education to your fall schedule this year.  ALCTS is the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.  From MOOC's to e-resource workflows to "Fundamentals," there is a webinar or Web course waiting for you.  And don't forget about our...

Sep 10: Libraries urged to participate in first Digital Inclusion Survey

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is encouraging public libraries to participate in the first Digital Inclusion Survey. The survey will take the pulse of public library service in the areas of digital literacy, economic and workforce development, civic engagement,...

Sep 09: YALSA’s new Practical Programming: The Best of YA-YAAC offers tried and true ideas for teen programs

CHICAGO —  Young adult services practitioners from around the world coalesce on YA-YAAC, a discussion list of the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. There they chat about things like cool STEM ideas, share teen programming successes and...

Sep 09: The third edition of “Management Basics for Information Professionals”

CHICAGO — Reflecting the rapidly changing  information services environment, the new third edition of the bestselling “Management Basics for Information Professionals,” by G. Edward Evans and Camila A. Alire, offers updates and a...

Sep 09: Declaration for the Right to Libraries webinar

CHICAGO – Join American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling and 2012-2013 ALA President Maureen Sullivan as they discuss the Declaration for the Right to Libraries and Stripling’s overarching “Libraries Change Lives” campaign from 2 - 3 p.m. Central time on Monday, Sept. 23,...

Sep 09: Bundle Registration for 2014 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference open Sept. 9

CHICAGO — Bundle Registration for 2014 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference is now open at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/bundle-registration. The conversation starts Jan. 24-28 in Philadelphia at the ALA Midwinter...

Sep 05: ALA-APA recognizes Spokane Falls Community College graduates

CHICAGO — The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) announced today that it has completed an agreement with the Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) that...

Sep 05: Housing and registration for the PLA 2014 Conference are open

CHICAGO — Housing and registration for the Public Library Association’s 2014 Conference, March 11-15 in Indianapolis, are now open. For complete details, visit placonference.org.

The PLA 2014 schedule is packed with education, inspiration and...

Sep 05: AASL13’s One Book, One Conference gets the right things done

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) national conference committee has named “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done” as the One Book, One Conference read for the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition. Written by closing...

Sep 04: Year-long Public Innovation training opportunity

CHICAGO - Continuing the collaboration between The Harwood Institute and the American Library Association on The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities Initiative, a three-day Harwood Institute Public Innovators Lab designed especially for libraries kicks off a year of coaching and...

Sep 04: Kingma to speak on innovation and quality in education

CHICAGO — Bruce Kingma, former associate dean of the ALA-accredited Master of Science in Library and Information Science program and associate provost for entrepreneurship and innovation at Syracuse University, and Dodson visiting professor at the LIS program at the University of British...

Sep 03: ASCLA 2014 Midwinter workshops: leadership success, online course design and how to become a library consultant

CHICAGO - Designing online courses, the secrets to successful leadership and how to become a library consultant are some of the exciting topics to be addressed at institutes offered by the Association of...

Sep 03: Nomination period for the 2013 I Love My Librarian Award extended to Sept. 27

 

Nomination period for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award extended to Sept. 27     

CHICAGO – Encourage your library users to nominate you or a fellow librarian for the 2013 Carnegie...

Sep 03: Promote Library Card Sign-up Month with free tools


Free tools available for September's Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO - Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with new downloadable tools and public service announcements (PSAs).

Sample media tools are available to remind the public of all the...

Sep 03: The AASL13 conference daily – “Your Name Here”

CHICAGO – A new contest launched by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will rename the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition onsite daily newspaper. Formerly known as the AASL Advocate, AASL members and national conference attendees are invited to submit names and vote...

Sep 03: College & Research Libraries launches Facebook, Twitter presences

CHICAGO – College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the official scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), announces the launch of its inaugural social media presences on Facebook...

Sep 03: AASL commends 10 programs aligned with association’s values and mission

CHICAGO — Moving on recommendations made by its Affiliate Assembly, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended 10 programs based on the programs’ support of the school librarian profession. To be...

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