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Aug 18: Teens can vote now for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO – The voting period for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten officially opened on Aug. 15, 2014. Teens ages 12-18 can vote for their favorites through the end of Teen Read Week (Oct. 18).

Teens can...

Aug 18: Researching prospective donors to get more funding

CHICAGO — Individuals, not government sources or foundations, are the largest source of giving in the United States. Right now there are individuals ready to become enthusiastic donors to your library. But how do you find the most likely prospective donors? “...

Aug 18: Deadline extended for ‘Shakespeare and His First Folio’ traveling exhibition opportunity

CHICAGO — The application deadline for Shakespeare and His First Folio, a traveling exhibition offered by the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library and Cincinnati...

Aug 12: American Dream Starts @ your library grant allows Illinois library to 'speak your language'

CHICAGO Through an American Dream Starts @ your library grant provided by the American Library Association’s Office for Literacy and Outreach Services and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Eisenhower Public Library District in Norridge and Harwood Heights, Ill...

Aug 12: DOGObooks to host landing page for YALSA’s 2014 TTT vote

CHICAGO — Today the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced that DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teens to review books, will host the voting for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Books Voting that opens on Aug. 15....

Aug 12: YALSA President-elect Candice Mack chosen as participant in AAJA’s Media Institute

CHICAGO — Candice Mack, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) President-Elect, has been chosen to participate in the Asian American Journalists Association’s (AAJA) first ever Media Institute.

The Media Institute is a two-day workshop that will take place from Aug. 15-16, 2014...

Aug 12: Teens can vote August 15 for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO — The voting period for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten officially opens on Aug. 15, 2014. Teens aged 12-18 can vote for their favorites through the end of Teen Read Week...

Aug 12: Clarkston (Mich.) Independence District Library passes millage with help from United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — Clarkston (Mich.) Independence District Library, a recipient of United for Libraries' 2013 Neal-Schuman Foundation Grants, successfully staved off closure by passing a millage of 1.25 for the library on Aug. 5. The millage, which was proposed but not passed in 2012, passed this...

Aug 12: 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 copyright issues to collection management standards to "Fundamentals," there is a webinar or Web course waiting...

Aug 12: ALSC now accepting applications for 2015 Bechtel Fellowship

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2015 Louise Seaman Bechtel...

Aug 12: Gain collection (and weeding) confidence with PLA’s upcoming webinar

CHICAGO – Are your library shelves groaning under the weight of a heavy collection? Do you have a litany of excuses to keep a title, even if it is outdated or under circulated? Then it might be time to register for the upcoming, hour-long webinar from the Public Library Association (PLA) —...

Aug 12: PLA @ ALA Annual proposal deadline this Friday, Aug. 15

CHICAGO The deadline is Friday, Aug. 15, to submit a proposal for a Public Library Association (PLA)-sponsored program at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference to be held June 25–30, 2015, in San Francisco....

Aug 12: RUSA announces all new fall online learning lineup

CHICAGO Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) announces a new line up of online courses for professional development throughout fall 2014 RUSA online courses.  Registration is open....

Aug 12: ALSC announces winners of 2014 Bound to Stay Bound Books, Melcher Scholarships

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six scholarship winners for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Four winners were awarded the Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship, which is made possible by Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. All four recipients will...

Aug 12: Android version of Teen Book Finder App now available

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released the android version of its popular Teen Book Finder App.

Android users can...

Aug 11: LLAMA webinar helps you develop a better library service plan

CHICAGO Is it time to reinvent your library services, but you’re not sure how to get started?  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Planning to Transform Your Library,” at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, Sept. 3. 

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Aug 08: Nominating committee extends deadline

CHICAGO The ALA 2015 Nominating Committee announces a deadline extension for completing the candidate biographical form.  Any ALA members interested in being considered for candidacy for the positions of ALA president-elect or councilor-at-large have until 5 p.m. on...

Aug 05: From Taylor Swift to Ninjas and Big Nate, the ALA Graphics Fall catalog is bursting with delightful new materials

CHICAGO – Seven-time GRAMMY® winner Taylor Swift appears on a new READ poster, spotlighted on the cover of the ALA Graphics Fall 2014 catalog. Holding Lois Lowry’s 1994 Newbery Medal-winning YA novel “The Giver,”...

Aug 05: Guide to Reference in business and economics

CHICAGO — Guide to Reference is used internationally as the “source of first resort” for identifying information and training reference professionals. Focusing on key print and electronic sources, “...

Aug 05: NYC librarian swims to raise funds for Spectrum and honors librarians George and Deborah Trepp

CHICAGO — Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of selection at BookOps, announced that she will participate in the Annual Lake Erie Open Water Classic to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program.  The one-mile event will be taking place in Cleveland on Aug. 10,...

Aug 05: ACRL 2015 keynote speakers announced

CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2015 Conference, “Creating Sustainable Community,” to be held March 25 - 28, 2015, in Portland, Ore...

Aug 01: Registration open for fall 2014 ALSC online courses

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants to sign up for the fall 2014 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday,...

Jul 29: ASCLA calls for webinar and online course proposals

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians with knowledge to share to submit proposals for ASCLA webinars to be presented in October 2014 through August 2015 as a part of ASCLA’s outstanding online...

Jul 29: ALA calls for immediate passage of USA Freedom Act of 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The following statement on behalf of the American Library Association (ALA), concerning the introduction earlier today of the USA Freedom Act of 2014 by Sen. Patrick Leahy, may be attributed to Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the ALA Washington Office:

"Libraries...

Jul 29: American historical novels for grades 7-12

CHICAGO — Historical fiction helps young adults imagine the past through the lives and relationships of its protagonists, putting them at the center of fascinating times and places — and the new Common Core Standards allow for use of novels alongside textbooks for teaching history. Perfect for...

Jul 29: A LITA guide to using massive digital libraries

CHICAGO — Some have viewed the ascendance of the digital library as some kind of existential apocalypse, nothing less than the beginning of the end for the traditional library. But Andrew Weiss, recognizing the concept of the library as a "big idea" that has been implemented in many ways over...

Jul 29: FTRF to award two scholarships for 'Intellectual Freedom and Censorship' LIS course

CHICAGO The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) will provide two scholarships to interested Library & Information Science (LIS) students for “Intellectual Freedom and Censorship,” a...

Jul 29: ALA welcomes Macmillan expansion of its public library e-lending program

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today Macmillan announces that its frontlist ebooks will be available through its public library e-lending program. ALA President Courtney Young released the following statement:

“The Macmillan expansion of its library ebook program represents another important...

Jul 29: Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund winner announced

CHICAGO — Sai Deng is the 2014 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund."

An award of $1,000 is given to an ALA member to attend their first international conference. The Bogle Memorial Fund and...

Jul 29: 2014 Teen Read Week™ grant recipients announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2014 Teen Read Week Activity Grant.

The grant was generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and was awarded to 10...

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