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Apr 12: Unique online history tool “Digital Harlem” wins award from RUSA

CHICAGO—The 2011 ABC-CLIO Online History Award winning resource is "Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930", assembled by Associate Professor Stephen Robertson,...

Apr 12: ALA Virtual Library Legislative Day allows library advocates to contact Congress from home

PHILADELPHIA – Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day on May 10, when hundreds of library advocates will descend on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staffs. Library advocates who cannot make it...

Apr 12: Preservation Week publicity tools encourage everyone to “Pass It On”

CHICAGO – With Preservation Week just around the corner, the American Library Association (ALA) is offering online resources to help public, academic and school libraries publicize their activities.

The promotional effort for this year’s Preservation Week, held Apr. 24-30, is...

Apr 12: YALSA celebrates Support Teen Literature Day as part of National Library Week

CHICAGO - Librarians all across the country are encouraged to participate in Support Teen Literature Day on April 14, 2011.

The event is celebrated every Thursday of National Library Week, by the Young...

Apr 12: PLA to offer budget and finance workshop with Sandra Nelson in Houston this May

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA), in partnership with the Houston Area Library System, is offering a Budget and Finance Management Workshop taught by Sandra Nelson, May 17-18, 2011 at the...

Apr 12: June Garcia will lead PLA fundraising management workshop in Seattle this May

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA), in partnership with the Washington State Library, is offering a Fundraising Management Workshop taught by June Garcia, May 24–25, 2011 at the Seattle (Wash.)...

Apr 12: ACRL 2011 draws record-breaking participation

CHICAGO - More than 5,300 library staff, exhibitors, speakers and guests from around the world met from March 30 – April 2 in Philadelphia and online for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ ACRL 2011 Conference. Combined with the more than 440 people participating online in the...

Apr 12: New online guide to ALA Annual Conference targets programming librarians

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced a new online resource for librarians who present cultural and community programs and events: the Programming Librarian’s Guide to Annual Conference (www....

Apr 12: YALSA, WWE® crown 2011 WrestleMania® XXVII Reading Challenge champions

PHOENIX – Eric Jose, Marinna Vela and Brandy Eggleston were crowned national champions in the WrestleMania® XXVII Reading Challenge on April 2, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, and WWE, with...

Apr 12: Mastering the challenge of library management

CHICAGO — Change is essential but can be stressful, especially when it upsets established routines and patterns. In their new ALA Editions book “The Challenge of Library Management: Leading with...

Apr 12: Mimi Ito headlines AASL national conference closing session

CHICAGO – Dr. Mimi Ito, international expert on mobile technologies and using new digital media in everyday life, will headline the closing session at the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) 15th National Conference and Exhibition in Minneapolis.  Dr. Ito will speak about the...

Apr 12: YALSA seeks member manager for The Hub literature blog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for The Hub, its teen literature-focused blog. The Hub provides a one-stop-shop for teens and librarians to help them locate high quality audio, video...

Apr 12: 2011 ALSC Charlemae Rollins President’s Program to discuss serving special needs, autism in the library

CHICAGO - At the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) will be hosting the Charlemae Rollins President’s Program at 8 am. CDT on Monday, June 27.

The program is entitled “How Libraries can...

Apr 11: University of Michigan student to serve as Google Policy Fellow for ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jessie Mannisto, a graduate student at the University of Michigan pursuing her master’s degree in Information, will serve as the 2011 Google Policy Fellow for the...

Apr 11: 2011 ACRL President’s Program at ALA Annual, innovation contest

CHICAGO – Looking for ways to increase innovation in your library? Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) for its President’s Program at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Titled “From Idea to Innovation to Implementation: How Teams Make it Happen,” the...

Apr 11: ALSC offers new round of spring webinars

CHICAGO - This summer the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is offering a regular schedule of convenient and affordable webinars. Perfect for busy students and professionals, these sessions last approximately one hour and give participants a brief but concentrated look into...

Apr 11: AASL seeking presenters for 2012 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now seeking presenter proposals for the ALA 2012 Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 21 – 26, 2012, in Anaheim, Calif. The deadline to submit a proposal is 5...

Apr 11: Preservation Week thanks 2011 sponsors

CHICAGO - Preservation Week, coming April 24-30, 2011, is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors and partners.  For the 2011 celebration, Preservation Week thanks...

Apr 11: Americans continue to turn to their libraries as nation celebrates National Library Week, April 10 - 16

CHICAGO – Americans continue to turn to their local libraries for help finding a job and other important services, as the nation celebrates National Library Week, April 10 - 16, 2011.

Americans visited their libraries nearly 1.5 billion times and checked out more than 2 billion items...

Apr 11: Betsy Appleton is 2011 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - Betsy Appleton, electronic resources librarian at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2010-2011.  The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, ALCTS, sponsors one Emerging Leader who has chosen...

Apr 11: "And Tango Makes Three" waddles its way back to the number one slot as America’s most frequently challenged book

CHICAGO – Justin Richardson’s and Peter Parnell’s "And Tango Makes Three" tops the list of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Top Ten List of the Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2010.  The list was released today as part of the ALA’s State of America’s Libraries Report.

"And...

Apr 11: Job-seekers, entrepreneurs continue to turn to their local library for help: State of America's Libraries Report 2011

CHICAGO -  The Great Recession may have come to an end, but hard-pressed Americans continue to turn to their local libraries for help in finding a job or launching their own business.

This and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the State of America’s Libraries, 2011...

Apr 11: Harmony Middle School Library wins Sara Jaffarian Award

CHICAGO - Harmony Middle School in Overland Park, Kan. is the recipient of the 2011 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced. The award will be presented at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday,...

Apr 07: ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian now published biennially

CHICAGO - This is typically the season for the "ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian – Public and Academic."  The survey publication schedule has been changed to a biennial edition.  This means the next issue will be published in 2012.  Directors and Human Resources staff for libraries that will...

Apr 06: Seeking National Library Workers Day stars in 14 states

CHICAGO - For those with an appreciative and/or competitive spirit, ALA-APA is hosting a contest with no prize other than the knowledge that your state celebrates its library workers publicly on National Library Workers Day (NLWD), Tuesday, April 12. 

Yet the following states have no...

Apr 06: Burnsville Public Library wins the Marshall Cavendish Excellence In Library Programming Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that the Burnsville Public Library, in Burnsville Miss., is the recipient of the 2011 Marshall Cavendish Excellence In Library Programming Award.

This award, donated by the Marshall Cavendish Corporation, honors a...

Apr 06: St. Charles City-County Library District’s Imagine campaign awarded Gale top prize

The St. Charles (Mo.) City-County Library District has been named as the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award recipient for 2011 for its Imagine campaign.  The campaign was created in 2009 with a project goal of $25,000 as a vehicle to cultivate donor interest for the St. Charles...

Apr 06: Update on the Certified Public Library Administrator Program

CHICAGO - The Certified Public Library Administrator Program has 41 graduates and more than 130 librarian candidates.  Learn why they participate in and what they get from the CPLA courses by joining them on a webinar about the Certified Public...

Apr 06: ALA announces 2011 winner of L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and its Copyright Advisory Subcommittee have named Peter Suber, JD, PhD., this year’s winner of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award. 

The annual award recognizes contributions of...

Apr 06: Book-of-the-Month Club launches first-ever National Donate a Book Day in partnership with ALTAFF

NEW YORK - In celebration of 85 years of sharing the joy of reading, Direct Brands’ Book-of-the-Month Club is announcing the first-ever Donate a Book Day, beginning on Thursday, April 14 during National Library Week.

This “Day of Donation” is...

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