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Apr 12: New State of America’s Libraries Report finds shift in role of U.S. libraries

CHICAGO — According to The State of America’s Libraries Report released today by the American Library Association (ALA), academic, public and school libraries are experiencing a shift in how they are perceived by their...

Apr 10: Free webinar introduces Project Outcome, PLA’s latest initiative to help libraries measure their true impact

CHICAGO — Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn about Project Outcome, PLA’s latest field-driven initiative. Project Outcome, formerly referred to as the performance measures initiative, will help libraries better measure the outcomes of the services they offer to patrons and...

Apr 10: Anne Arundel Community College program wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that the Andrew G. Truxal Library at Anne Arundel Community College has been chosen to receive the 2015 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources...

Apr 10: Gloria Steinem, Legendary Feminist Activist, 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO — Gloria Steinem — writer, lecturer, editor, journalist, social and political activist and self-described “hope-aholic” — appears as a 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27. Steinem became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman...

Apr 10: The 2015 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO — Updated to include the 2015 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2015 Edition,” published by ALA Editions, gathers...

Apr 10: 2015 ASCLA Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) 2015 Award winners have been selected. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement within the library profession by librarians and libraries for significant current or past achievements, including...

Apr 10: ALSC Invites E-book Submissions for the 2016 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Pilot Program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) announces that e-books, including a book published in both the country of origin and the United States exclusively as e-books or a book published in both countries as an e-book and print book may be submitted by a publisher to be...

Apr 08: ALA unveils shortlist for 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the U.S. As...

Apr 08: ACRL program proposals for 2016 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

There will be a virtual meeting at 11 a.m. CST on April 30,...

Apr 08: Use Facebook in the library to engage users

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has brought back the popular workshop Facebook in the Library: Enhancing Services and Engaging Users, with David Lee King. This is a 90-minute workshop and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May...

Apr 08: Workshop: How to respond to a security incident in your library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions has brought back the popular workshop, How to...

Apr 08: Superheroes and more abound in the summer ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics’ 2015 summer catalog is filled with new items to decorate your space and inspire readers of all ages this summer and beyond.

DC Comics’ legendary superheroes encourage reading on an exciting...

Apr 08: The US ISSN Center and ProQuest receive ALCTS Collaboration Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has chosen The US ISSN Center and ProQuest Metadata Integration & Cataloging Section as the recipients of the ALCTS Outstanding...

Apr 07: Choose Privacy Week: Who Reads the Reader?, May 1 – 7, 2015

CHICAGO — This year's observance of Choose Privacy Week, May 1 – 7, 2015 asks the question, "Who Reads the Reader?" The rapid development of online and digital technologies have given governments and corporations alike the ability to track, record and monitor our communications and reading...

Apr 07: Heather Terrell wins 2015 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

CHICAGO — Heather Terrell, MLIS degree candidate at San Josẻ State University, has been named the winner of the 2015 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (...

Apr 07: April 17 last day to submit preconference and program proposals for PLA 2016

CHICAGO — Share your expertise and experience by submitting a proposal to participate in the Public Library Association (PLA) 2016 Conference, April 5-9, in Denver. Preconference and program proposals may be submitted online through Friday,...

Apr 07: Apply now for the 2015 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant

CHICAGO – Eligible library staff and educators can now apply for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)/ Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s 2015 Teen Read Week Activity Grant.

Ten grants worth $1,000 each will be awarded to 10 libraries to help fund their literacy-focused...

Apr 07: LLAMA Career Institute slated for ALA Annual in San Francisco

MIND OVER MATTER: SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS FOR LIBRARY LEADERS

LLAMA CAREER INSTITUTE SLATED FOR ALA ANNUAL IN SAN FRANCISCO

CHICAGO — Do you have days on the job – even the job you love – when it feels like a pressure cooker? Faced with a demanding...

Apr 07: Six recipients selected for the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

CHICAGO — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) selected six recipients for the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. The awards, managed by the Library Leadership and Management...

Apr 06: Sheble receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Mary Ann Sheble, dean of learning resources at Oakland Community College Libraries, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College...

Apr 06: Reference librarian Rebecca Kohn named winner of the Your Best Choice contest

MIDDLETOWN, CONN.  Choice, the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, today announced San Jose State University reference librarian Rebecca Kohn as the winner of its “Your Best Choice” contest.  As contest winner, Kohn will...

Apr 06: Vote in the 2015 ALA elections on your Smartphone!

CHICAGO — Did you know that you can vote in the 2015 ALA elections on your Smartphone and other mobile devices?  You are no longer tied to your desktop to cast your vote; you can vote virtually anywhere – in line at the grocery store, on the bus, at the hairdresser! (But we do ask that you...

Apr 06: 'Deep reading in the digital age' topic of ALCTS President’s Program in San Francisco

CHICAGO — Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The...

Apr 03: Create, build, code and hack with a choice of four LITA preconferences

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) brings you a choice of four dynamic, useful and fun preconferences. These all-day preconferences - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - will teach you how to create,...

Apr 03: Pam Klipsch receives the 2015 John Philip Immroth Memorial Award

CHICAGO — The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that Pam Klipsch is the recipient of the 2015 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award.

Klipsch has vigorously defended intellectual freedom throughout her library career.  For decades,...

Apr 03: ACRL releases Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information." Edited by Troy A Swanson and Heather Jagman, Not Just...

Apr 02: ALSC announces 2015 preconference speakers

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) and the ALSC Awards Preconference Pilot Program Task Force announced the theme and speakers for the...

Apr 02: New from ACRL: Digital Humanities in the Library

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists,” edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura...

Apr 02: Financial management for librarians—a new eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Financial Management and Budgeting for Librarians, facilitated by...

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