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Dec 01: Rev. Dr. Lewis Baldwin keynotes celebration of Dr. King’s lasting, inspiring legacy

CHICAGO – The Rev. Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin, professor of religious studies at Vanderbilt University, will keynote the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Dallas. The Celebration will be held from 6:30-7:30 a.m....

Nov 29: AASL a core partner in celebrating inaugural Digital Learning Day

CHICAGO  – Building upon a growing movement, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), working together with the Alliance for Excellent Education and other national educational associations and organizations, is calling on school librarians to participate in the inaugural national...

Nov 29: Complete program for new ALA Masters Series at ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO - Sprinkled throughout the ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting schedule, the new ALA Masters Series offers insights into the hottest trends and issues as it showcases experts from across library specialties describing their latest in-house innovations in fast-paced 30-minute sessions.  The line...

Nov 29: AASL joins alliance to support literacy education

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) joins 20 other stakeholder groups representing educational and school and community leaders in support of the new National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE).  NCLE, a project of the National Council of Teachers of English and...

Nov 29: Call for online learning proposals: RUSA seeks webinars for 2012

CHICAGO — RUSA seeks proposals for webinar presentations for its 2012 series of professional development webinars that will be held throughout the year, from January 2012 through August 2012.

RUSA webinars are an opportunity for librarians to infuse their year with professional...

Nov 29: LITA is offering two full-day workshops in Dallas

CHICAGO - LITA is pleased to offer two full-day workshops, to be held Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.

Mark Phillips of University of North Texas Libraries is presenting Digital Curation at the...

Nov 29: Brad Meltzer named Honorary Chair of National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2012

CHICAGO – Best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer has been named the 2012 Honorary Chair of National Library Week.

As the author of nine books and the host of the History Channel’s series, “...

Nov 29: ALTAFF and Library Journal team to offer ALTAFF members 40 percent off Patron Profiles

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is teaming with Library Journal to offer ALTAFF members a special deal on Patron Profiles, a digital online quarterly resource from...

Nov 29: ALTAFF to host Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations at ALA Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA –  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST on Friday, Jan. 20 at the 2012 ALA Midwinter...

Nov 29: Laurie D. Borman is new American Libraries editor and publisher

CHICAGO - Don Chatham, associate executive director for ALA Publishing, has announced that Laurie D. Borman will be the new editor and publisher of American Libraries publications, effective Dec. 5, 2011.

Borman has a degree in journalism from Indiana University and brings to...

Nov 29: Proposal deadline extended for the ALA Research Series

CHICAGO - The ALA Office for Research & Statistics has extended the book proposal deadline for the peer-reviewed ALA Research Series. The new deadline date is Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.

The ALA Research Series expands the knowledge base of library research by...

Nov 29: Davis, Mosley named BCALA Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO -- The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) has selected Angiah Davis, reference librarian at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center, and Derek Mosley, archivist and assistant director of the Ernest J. Gaines Center at the...

Nov 29: AASL survey shows students and families have increased access to school library resources

CHICAGO - According to trend data collected by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), technology acquisitions in school libraries across the nation appear to be leveling, while remote access to school library databases is rapidly increasing.  Data was collected as part of AASL’s...

Nov 29: Cozy up with learning! New Webinar-on-Demand from YALSA

CHICAGO — Looking for guidance into the latest topics in teen services? Look no further than YALSA’s Webinars-on-Demand! Previously recorded webinars, led by content experts selected by YALSA, are complimentary for YALSA members and available for purchase for nonmembers at...

Nov 29: Emily Hamstra is 2012 RUSA Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Emily Hamstra, learning librarian at the University of Michigan’s Shapiro Undergraduate Library, has been selected as the 2012 Emerging Leader for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

The ALA Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program...

Nov 29: School librarians help provide needed digital citizenship skills

CHICAGO – According to supplemental questions asked as part of the 2011 School Libraries Count! (SLC) national longitudinal survey of school library programs conducted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), an overwhelming majority of schools across America are including...

Nov 29: ALSC online courses start January 16

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of the new ALSC Online Education - Winter 2012 schedule. ALSC is offering four courses, each of which begin Jan. 16.

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Nov 29: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library to digitize College & Research Libraries archive

CHICAGO – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has launched a project to digitize the complete back contents of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) official scholarly research journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL). The...

Nov 29: Young adult author Ally Carter added to the Author Lunch series at PLA 2012

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is excited to announce the addition of the Young Adult Author Lunch with Ally Carter to the PLA 2012 Conference schedule from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. PLA thanks...

Nov 29: Tips for what to do before (and after) retirement

CHICAGO — Retirement holds many questions for librarians, and it’s never too soon (or too late) to start asking them. Published by ALA Editions, “Pre- and Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians...

Nov 28: New workshop will show how to build a user-friendly library site in 10 steps

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, 10 Steps to a User-Friendly Library Website with Aaron Schmidt and Amanda Etches-Johnson.

A clean, well-designed website can mean the difference between an...

Nov 28: Workshop with Sarah Houghton and Paul Signorelli on Web analytics for librarians

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new session of the popular workshop Web Analytics for Librarians: Informing Decisions Through Web User Data with Paul Signorelli and Sarah Houghton. This workshop will take place in two parts on...

Nov 22: Media focus shines on National Gaming Day @ your library

CHICAGO - As hundreds of libraries across the country celebrated the fourth annual National Gaming Day @ your library on November 12, a variety of media outlets took notice and highlighted the programs and events happening in their own communities.

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Nov 22: Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award 2012

CHICAGO - Do you know of a library that has had a successful library financial development program?  Recognize this successful project with a nomination for the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award funded by Gale Cengage, Inc. 

ALA is currently...

Nov 22: ALA calls for Penguin Group to restore e-book access to library patrons

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the Penguin Group (USA), announced it was discontinuing the lending of new e-book titles to library patrons.  In addition, library patrons with the Amazon Kindle e-reader will no longer be able to check-out any Penguin titles from libraries.

American...

Nov 22: Long named REFORMA Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, has selected Alicia Long, library assistant at the State College of Florida and a recent MLIS graduate from the University of South Florida, for the 2012 ALA Emerging...

Nov 22: Eleven preconferences offer in-depth public library education at PLA 2012

CHICAGO –Attendees at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2012 Conference in Philadelphia will have the opportunity to get a head start on professional development before the conference is fully underway. On March 13 and 14,...

Nov 22: Abrams named 2012 ALSC Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced Ingrid Abrams of the Brooklyn Public Library as its representative in the 2012 Emerging Leader program.

As a children’s...

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