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May 31: Consultants give back: free 30-minute sessions in New Orleans

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Public Library Association (PLA) are teaming up to offer “Consultants Give Back” at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference—an opportunity for libraries to receive free 30-minute...

May 31: Get street smart with YALSA’s June street lit webinar

CHICAGO — Street lit’s appeal extends well beyond urban teens! Find out more about this increasingly popular genre of literature and how to incorporate it into your library at YALSA’s June webinar, Street Smart: Serving Teen Street Lit Readers, hosted by Megan Honig.

Participants will...

May 31: Talk outreach to LGBTQ teens in YALSA’s June YA Forum discussion in ALA Connect

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will host its monthly discussion forum next week on outreach to LGBTQ teens. Throughout the week, YALSA members are encouraged to check in to the discussion forum and ask questions and contribute to the ongoing discussion. The...

May 31: Going mobile @ your library: How libraries can serve mobile phone users

Joe Murphy to speak at ALA PR Forum

CHICAGO – The proliferation of mobile phones and the advent of smart phones are changing the way people use information. Libraries can also take advantage of this new environment to showcase themselves.

Joe Murphy,...

May 31: School librarians identified as “go-to” person for digital content

CHICAGO – School librarians have been identified as the “go-to” people for digital content in a recently published report by the national education non-profit group, Project Tomorrow.  The report, “...

May 31: Pura Belpré Award celebrates 15th anniversary with "Quinces" celebración at Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and REFORMA (the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking) will  hold a gala of the Quinces for the Pura Belpré Award this year at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans...

May 31: Discover what interviewers are really seeking

CHICAGO - You have been invited for an interview and now it’s time to get ready! What do you need to do to prepare yourself to ace the interview and stand out from other candidates?  To find out, attend the ALA JobLIST Placement Center's session entitled, "What Are Interviewers Really Looking...

May 31: "Improving Your Odds: Great Job Hunting Strategies to Land the Job You Really Want"

CHICAGO - Are you planning a job change? Anticipating layoffs at your library? Looking for your first library position? Have you been in the job market for a while? Or, are you trying to help your library users with their job hunts? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should...

May 31: Tayari Jones among the featured authors at ALTAFF’s "Celebrating Southern Writers" event at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Celebrating Southern Writers” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 25 at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans....

May 31: Learn "How to Be Successful When Searching for Academic Library Positions"

CHICAGO - If you are an academic librarian in search of either your first or another academic library position, you will want to attend the ALA JobLIST Placement Center's session entitled "How to Be Successful When Searching for Academic Library Positions - An Insider's Perspective" from 1:30...

May 31: New from ACRL: Embedded Librarians: Moving Beyond One-Shot Instruction

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Embedded Librarians: Moving Beyond One-Shot Instruction,” edited by Cassandra Kvenild and Kaijsa Calkins of...

May 31: An updated guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO — Updated to include the 2011 award and honor books, the new edition of “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books,” published by ALA Editions in...

May 27: Abigail McDermott receives LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

CHICAGO – Abigail McDermott, currently enrolled in the University of Maryland College of Information Studies, has been named the winner of the 2011 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of...

May 27: A complete handbook of interlibrary loan practices

CHICAGO—Collections are increasingly shared among libraries, and the new third edition of “Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook,” published by ALA Editions, gives library staff the tools...

May 25: Christopher M. Finan receives 2011 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award

CHICAGO – Christopher M. Finan, president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), longtime member of the Media Coalition and member and chair of the board of the National Coalition Against Censorship, is the recipient of the 2011 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF)...

May 25: Winners in ALA President Roberta Stevens’ Why I Need My Library teen video contest announced

CHICAGO–Of the 157 videos entered into the Why I Need My Library teen video contest, it was two original music videos that rose to the top, netting $3,000 in prize money from ALA for their creators’ libraries.

Danielle Driggers’...

May 25: New Jersey State Library shares its new initiative for job seekers with libraries nationwide

Access promotional tools through the Campaign for America’s Libraries website

CHICAGO – Posters, bookmarks and other free downloadable promotional tools  from  the New Jersey State Library’s “NJ works @ your library” initiative are now available for free download...

May 24: Advocacy Institute at Annual to focus on boomers, staff and students as vocal library supporters

CHICAGO – Space is still available for the “Boomers, Staff & Students -- Engaging the Many Voices of Advocacy: An Advocacy Institute Workshop” during ALA’s 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans. The program will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. CDT on Friday, June 24. Advanced registration is...

May 24: Every Child Ready to Read® launches new website

CHICAGO - In anticipation of the release of the Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® 2nd Edition Toolkit, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA) have launched an updated and redesigned Every Child Ready to Read® (ECRR) website,...

May 24: ALA organizational and corporate members now have access to ALA-APA Library Salary Database

CHICAGO - ALA organizational and corporate members now have instant access to the most comprehensive and accurate source for library employee salary information from trusted sources -- the American Library Association Office for Research and Statistics and ALA-Allied Professional Association (...

May 24: Tahlequah Public Library designated a Literary Landmark by ALTAFF, in honor of Wilson Rawls

PHILADELPHIA –  The Tahlequah (Okla.) Public Library was  designated a Literary Landmark in honor of Wilson Rawls by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Woodrow Wilson Rawls (1913-1984...

May 24: Freedom to Read Foundation announces 2011 board of trustees election winners

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2011 board of trustees election, held in April.  Six trustees were elected to two-year terms, beginning in June: Helen Adams, Jonathan Bloom, Chris Finan, Christine Jenkins, Herbert Krug and Candace...

May 24: Mike Blasenstein and Mike Iacovone to receive Immroth Award

CHICAGO – Mike Blasenstein and Mike Iacovone have been named recipients of the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award, presented by the American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT).

The Immroth Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the...

May 24: Interview Dance Steps: Making the Right Moves to Land the Right Job

CHICAGO - The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will sponsor a session entitled "Interview Dance Steps: Making the Right Moves to Land the Right Job" from 3:30 - 5 p.m. CDT on Sunday, June 26 during the ALA Annual...

May 24: Experience-Based Interviewing: How to Respond to Interview Questions that Move You to the Top of the Short List

CHICAGO - The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will sponsor a session entitled "Experience-Based Interviewing: How to Respond to Interview Questions that Move You to the Top of the Short List" from noon - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 during the ALA Annual Conference in...

May 24: PLA to offer free library leadership webinar on June 8

CHICAGO - At 1 p.m. CDT, June 8, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present “New Lessons in Library Leadership,” a free one-hour webinar.

Moderated by Luis Herrera, San Francisco city...

May 24: Bob Graham among the featured authors at ALTAFF’s "First Author, First Book" event at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “First Author, First Book” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. CDT on Sunday, June 26 at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

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May 24: ALA JobLIST Placement Center sponsors session on networking at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will sponsor a session entitled "Networking in a Tough Economy: Using Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand and Improve Your Chances of Getting Hired" from 1:30 - 3 p.m. CDT on Sunday, June 26 during the...

May 24: Friends of the Library groups recognized with ALTAFF's Best Friends Awards

PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has recognized eight Friends of the Library groups with Best Friends Awards.

ALTAFF’s Best Friends Awards are given to Friends groups...

May 24: Catherine Larson receives Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant

University of Illinois student to attend 2011 ALA Annual Conference

Cape Coral, Fla. – The board of directors of the Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant has announced this year’s award recipient.  The winning essay was submitted by Catherine Larson, a...

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