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Feb 05: Book as iPad app back by popular demand

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of its first-of-its-kind facilitated eCourse, Book as iPad App: Multimedia, Multi-Touch E-Books and their Future in Libraries with Nicole Hennig. This four-week eCourse...

Feb 05: Popular teen programming eCourse returns in April

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of the facilitated eCourse Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs with Jennifer Velásquez.

Only a foundation of teen participation...

Feb 05: ALA Office for Diversity calls for 2013-2014 Diversity Research Grant proposals

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity seeks proposals for its Diversity Research Grant program.  Applications may address any diversity topic, including the recruitment and promotion of diverse individuals within the profession or the provision of library services...

Feb 05: Registration is now open for PLA’s Virtual Spring Symposium

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) will host the 2013 Virtual Spring Symposium from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central time on March 20. Moderated by Stephanie Gerding, librarian, author and trainer, this full day of public library...

Feb 05: Learn how to shine online with PLA’s presentation skills webinar

CHICAGO — With both audience and presenter out of sight, online presentations pose a unique challenge. Learn how to engage an online audience and keep their attention during “How to Be a Webinar Superstar: Tips for Running...

Feb 05: ACRL program proposals for 2014 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 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

There will be a virtual meeting at 11:00 a.m. CST on April...

Feb 04: YALSA names 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

SEATTLE —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selection list. The list is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

The Quick Picks list suggests...

Feb 04: AASL opens call for best practice showcase proposals

CHICAGO — Attendees of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition will once again get a taste of current programs that are leading the way in school library program development during the conference's best practice showcase. The IDEAxCHANGE,...

Feb 04: Lizabeth A. Wilson wins 2013 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial award

CHICAGO — Lizabeth (Betsy) A. Wilson, dean of university libraries at the University of Washington (UW), has been named the 2013 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Wilson will receive a cash award and citation during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Named in honor of one...

Feb 04: YALSA names 2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

SEATTLE — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2013 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (PPYA...

Feb 04: YALSA names 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

SEATTLE — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The list of 55 titles, drawn from 98 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books,...

Feb 04: Video contest challenges students to let loose their creativity

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), in collaboration with SchoolTube, announces the launch of the School Library Month 2013 student video contest “Communities matter @ your library.” Contestants are urged to let loose their creativity and use humor, drama, music and/...

Feb 04: School librarians shine as part of Digital Learning Day

CHICAGO  — Digital Learning Day, taking place Feb. 6, is a nationwide celebration of teaching and learning through digital media and technology that engages students and provides them with a rich, personalized, education experience.

Nine lesson plans featured as part of “...

Feb 04: ALA Council approves dues adjustment proposal

CHICAGO — On January 29th at its meeting in Seattle during the Midwinter Meeting, the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) approved a dues adjustment proposal and directed that it be placed on the spring ALA ballot for membership approval.

If...

Feb 01: YALSA names 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

SEATTLE — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2013 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA). This year’s list of 102 books was drawn from 200 official nominations.

The books, recommended for ages 12-...

Jan 31: 'Check In' to participate in a free webinar for YALSA’s Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO–  Visit the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2013 Teen Tech Week™ website, www.ala.org/teentechweek, to take part in the annual celebration of digital literacy and technology via the library and receive free registration for...

Jan 31: YALSA names 2013 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

SEATTLE— The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2013 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list. The list for those ages 12-18 is drawn from the previous two years of spoken-word releases and presented annually at...

Jan 31: YALSA names 2013 Fabulous Films for Young Adults

SEATTLE– The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2013 Fabulous Films for Young Adults list. The list identifies a body of films relating to a theme that will appeal to young adults ages 12-18 and is presented...

Jan 31: ALA Techsource welcomes back the popular tablets in libraries workshop

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource is offering a new session of the popular workshop, "Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services" with Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang.

Spurred by the launch of...

Jan 31: Learn how to bring patrons in with a great music collection

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces another session of its best-selling workshop, "Building a Music Collection that Brings People to Your Library" with Matthew Moyer and Andrew Coulon.

Despite the rise of digital music, CDs are...
Jan 31: Sue Polanka's e-books workshop back by popular demand

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA TechSource announces another session of its best-selling workshop, "Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library," with Sue Polanka.

With the recent explosion in the popularity of e-...

Jan 31: ALA President, Secretary Hillary Clinton sign 'Declaration of Learning'

Washington—On Wednesday, Jan. 30, American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan joined Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, along with twelve government agencies and organizations, to sign the “Declaration of Learning,” a statement that formally announces their partnership...

Jan 31: FINRA Investor Education Foundation and ALA announce $1.12 million in grants to support financial literacy

WASHINGTON—The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.12 million in grants to 14 recipients as part of the Smart investing@your library® initiative.
...

Jan 31: Knowledge Quest webinar aligns graphic novels to the standards

CHICAGO – In a new Knowledge Quest webinar hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), writer Katie Monnin will guide attendees through aligning graphic novels to various national standards, including the AASL learning standards and the Common Core State Standards. “...

Jan 29: 2013 Rainbow Books list highlights quality GLBTQ books for children and teens

SEATTLE – The 2013 Rainbow Books list, a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 25-29 in Seattle.

The...

Jan 29: Midwinter attendees hear about groundbreaking community engagement initiative, discuss future of libraries

SEATTLE - Librarians and library supporters gathered in Seattle from Jan. 25-29 to discuss ways that libraries can engage and transform their communities, as well as keep current on the issues facing public, school, academic and special libraries. Those topics included ebook lending, increasing...

Jan 29: Program proposals for Conversation Starters, Ignite Sessions and ALA Virtual Conference accepted through Feb. 17

CHICAGO - Your dynamic presentation might be the one that moves the needle forward for the profession.

Inspire others by submitting a proposal for one-hour "Conversation Starters" and five-minute "Ignite" sessions for 2013 ALA Annual...

Jan 29: 2013 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

 CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Walla Walla Community College Library, Walla Walla, Wash.;...

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