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Jul 05: Librarian and United States masters swimmer supports Spectrum again

CHICAGO – Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of Central Collection Development at the New York Public Library, announced that she will participate in the United States Masters Swimming 2-Mile Cable Open Water National Championship in support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative.  The event,...

Jul 05: Free webinar: How to prepare a portfolio for the Library Support Staff Certification Program

CHICAGO - Many Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) candidates want to prepare portfolios to meet LSSC requirements.  At 2 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 12, LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar explaining what the LSSC...

Jun 29: Talk the future of Facebook in the library in YALSA’s July YA Forum discussion in ALA Connect

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

Jun 29: Molly Raphael inaugurated 2011 ALA President

CHICAGO – Today, Molly Raphael, former director of libraries at Multnomah County Library in Portland, Ore. and the District of Columbia Public Library in Washington, D.C., began her term as 2011-2012 president of the American Library Association (ALA).

As ALA president, Raphael is the...

Jun 28: The Library Research Round Table announces Pattuelli, VanScoy as 2011 award recipients

CHICAGO - The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the 2011 winners of the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research and the Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research, which honors work that...

Jun 28: Library History Round Table names Cody White Winsor Award recipient

CHICAGO - The Library History Round Table is pleased to announce the winner of the 2011 Justin Winsor Prize.  The award, $100 and a certificate, is presented annually to the author of an outstanding essay embodying original historical research on a significant subject of library history.  The...

Jun 28: AASL announces 2011 best websites for teaching and learning

CHICAGO – At the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced the 2011 Top 25...

Jun 28: American Library Association E-books Taskforce continues open dialogue with HarperCollins

Taskforce, publisher discuss lending solutions during ALA Annual Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) E-books Taskforce Chair Bonnie Tijerina today released the...

Jun 28: Library History Round Table announces Susan Reynolds as Phyllis Dain Award recipient

CHICAGO - The Library History Round Table is pleased to announce the winner of the 2011 Phyllis Dain Library History Award. The award is named in honor of Phyllis Dain, a library historian widely known as a supportive adviser and mentor as well as a rigorous scholar and a thinker with great...

Jun 27: Reach teens and tweens with YALSA’s summer online course

CHICAGO - School and teen services librarians find their roles evolving constantly, and many are now called to serve tweens and teens. What are the differences in need between these two age groups? And how do librarians successfully serve both? Find out in "Navigating the Divide between Teens...

Jun 21: American Libraries offers free copies of "Reading with the Stars"

CHICAGO - American Libraries is giving away free copies of “Reading with the Stars: A Celebration of Books and Libraries,” a new book published by Skyhorse Publishing and ...

Jun 21: ALA receives grant from Fetzer Institute to support public discussions of community, civility and compassion

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Fetzer Institute announced their collaboration on Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion, a multi-format discussion program for public audiences. By...

Jun 21: New 'Our Authors, Our Advocates' public service announcements available at ILoveLibraries.org

PSAs feature best-selling authors Judy Blume, David Baldacci and Mo Willems

CHICAGO – Three new author public service announcements (PSAs) will be available to library advocates on June 24, through the American Library Association’s (ALA) “Our Authors, Our Advocates” initiative. The new...

Jun 21: Add some harmonies to your fundraising melody at ALA in New Orleans

CHICAGO - This year’s LLAMA-FRFDS’s Fund Fare is all about about Making Beautiful Music Together!: 360 Degree Fundraising.

The event will be held 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 27, 10:30 a.m. — noon in Room 277 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

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Jun 21: Two tech-savvy school librarians recognized for building lifelong learners

CHICAGO – School librarians Glovis South and Stephanie Rosalia are the recipients of the 2011 American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Information Technology Pathfinder Award. Sponsored by Follett Software Company, the $1,500 award recognizes and honors two school librarians – one...

Jun 21: Hall named 2011 Marshall Cavendish Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has named Brenda Marie Hall of Orland Park, Ill., the recipient of the 2011 Marshall Cavendish Scholarship.

The Marshall Cavendish Scholarship was established by a donation from the Marshall Cavendish Corporation in Tarrytown, N.Y.,...

Jun 21: ALA launches new resource to address privatization issue

CHICAGO – ALA has created a new publication addressing the privatization issue. “Keeping Public Libraries Public: A Checklist for Libraries Considering Privatization of Public Libraries,” was created in response to the increasing number of libraries faced with the threat of privatization in...

Jun 21: Many Voices, One Nation 2011 moves to Saturday, features Flaherty, Morales and Soetero-Ng

CHICAGO — Jordan Flaherty, Yuyi Morales, Maya Soetoro-Ng and members of the New Orleans Neighborhood Story Project will participate in Many Voices, One Nation: New Orleans, during the 2011 ALA Annual Conference.  This year’s Many Voices, One Nation will move to Saturday from noon - 1:30 p.m....

Jun 21: School and public librarians recognize excellence in University Press books

CHICAGO – The 21st edition of "University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries" is now available online at www.aaupnet.org/librarybooks. The university press bibliography is the product of a longstanding and...

Jun 21: Booklist Online “Corner Shelf” e-newsletter marks partnership with Baker & Taylor

CHICAGO - Booklist Online and Baker & Taylor are teaming up this month to launch the newest Booklist Online e-newsletter, “Corner Shelf.” With the tagline, “Where Readers’ Advisory Meets Collection Development,” the free bimonthly newsletter will address trends, ideas and...

Jun 21: 2011 ALA Scholarship recipients announced

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship Program is announcing the scholarship recipients for 2011-2012.  Recipients were selected for the following categories: General, Support Staff, Specialty or Practice area, in children’s services, new media and federal librarianship...

Jun 21: New from ACRL: "Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators"

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and...

Jun 21: New library study: demand up for technology, budget cuts limit access

CHICAGO - A new national report shows that U.S. public libraries continue to expand as technology centers for communities, providing essential resources for job-seekers and support for critical e-government services. In addition, as the demand for e-books increases, libraries are the starting...

Jun 21: Libraries vital in FCC’s efforts to build out broadband to native nations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) submitted a filing (PDF) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday in response to...

Jun 20: PR Xchange offers inspiring public relations ideas

CHICAGO - Would you like to start or add to your idea file of interesting, eye-catching, beautiful bookmarks, brochures, fliers, posters, magnets and other materials to promote library services and resources?  This is your chance to collect samples of promotional materials, to network with...

Jun 20: More Great Web Sites for Kids from ALSC

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of...

Jun 20: Upcoming ACRL e-Learning on winning library grants, classroom assessment and digital learning materials

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in summer 2011 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website at...

Jun 20: ALA Conference Store at Annual Conference, New Orleans

CHICAGO - Find the ALA Conference Store at Booth # 2531 on the main aisle near the center of the exhibition hall, across from the Membership Pavilion - an ideal location for easy access and convenient browsing. With plenty of new and best-selling items available, you’ll want to make sure to...

Jun 20: ALA outlines library priorities for reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Library Association (ALA) submitted comments (PDF) to the leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions...

Jun 20: Future of libraries ‘confronted’ in new ALA Office for Information Technology Policy report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy’s (OITP) latest policy brief breaks down the formidable challenges in store for libraries during the next few decades. The brief,...

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