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Mar 29: John Green, Booklist’s 50th Hostile Questions interviewee

CHICAGO - “I’m a novelist with a day job making YouTube videos. I used to be a novelist with a day job being an editorial assistant and then a production editor at Booklist Magazine,” says John Green in his...

Mar 29: Beacher J.E. Wiggins receives the 2013 Melvil Dewey Medal Award

CHICAGO - Beacher J.E. Wiggins, director for acquisitions and bibliographic access at the Library of Congress, is the winner of the 2013 Melvil Dewey Medal Award, sponsored by OCLC. The prestigious honor, given in recognition of creative leadership of high order, is named in honor of Melvil...

Mar 29: AASL seeks nominees for the NCATE Board of Examiners

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks two individuals to recommend for service on the Board of Examiners (BOE) of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  NCATE is an agency authorized by the federal government to accredit units within...

Mar 27: Getting children into books by getting them onstage

CHICAGO — How do you get children excited and engaged with books?  Get them onstage! Readers Theatre is a staged reading of literature with participants reading from scripts, conveying the book’s story using voice and facial expressions. Elizabeth A. Poe introduces and shows how to implement the...

Mar 26: Strategies for Storytelling: Get Storied’s Michael Margolis empowers libraries at ASCLA President’s Program

CHICAGO — Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, will offer strategies for crafting powerful stories about the value of libraries at “Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative” - the 2013 President’s Program hosted by the...

Mar 26: AASL seeks volunteer editor for online research journal

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is seeking a volunteer editor for its peer-reviewed online research journal, School Library Research (SLR...

Mar 26: YALSA seeks proposals for Trends Impacting Young Adult Services paper presentation at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO  —  The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, seeks proposals for its Trends Impacting Young Adult Services Paper Presentation, sponsored by YALSA’s...

Mar 26: News Know-how program helps students distinguish political fact from fiction

CHICAGO - Throughout the summer of 2012, the Obama and Romney campaigns issued numerous public statements that were picked up by the national news media.

But were those statements accurate?

That was the job for a group of students from Decorah, Iowa to...

Mar 26: Freedom to Read Foundation opens applications for 2013 Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grants

CHICAGO — Applications are now open for the 2013 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants, sponsored by the Freedom to...

Mar 26: Neal Wyatt wins RUSA’s Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award for exceptional contributions to reference librarianship

CHICAGO—Neal Wyatt, doctoral candidate in the media, art and text program at Virginia Commonwealth University, is the distinguished recipient of the 2013 Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award — the highest honor for significant contributions...

Mar 26: Learn how to make public library data work for you during PLA’s upcoming free webinar

CHICAGO – At 1 pm CST, April 3, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering a free webinar, “PLAmetrics: How to Make Public Library Data Work for...

Mar 26: How to answer any question at the reference desk

CHICAGO — The new sixth edition of “Successful Enquiry Answering Every Time,” published by Facet Publishing and available through ALA Neal...

Mar 26: New ACRL white paper: 'Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of a new white paper, “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating...

Mar 26: PLA Innovations in Literacy Scholarship closes this Friday, March 29

CHICAGO – There’s less than one week to apply for a Public Library Association (PLA) Innovations in Literacy Scholarship, which recognizes original literacy programs of all types in public...

Mar 26: March 29 last day to submit preconference and program proposals for PLA 2014

CHICAGO — Share your expertise and experience by submitting a proposal to participate in the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference, March 11-15, in...

Mar 26: CHOICE E-Collection (CEC) expands with titles from Wesleyan University Press, University Press of Mississippi

Middletown, Conn. – The CHOICE E-Collection (CEC) is the first collection of e-books made up exclusively of titles reviewed by CHOICE. Currently consisting of several hundred titles spanning the entire liberal...

Mar 26: New from ACRL: 'Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication.” Edited by Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Merinda Kaye Hensley...

Mar 26: AASL13 concurrent sessions empower school library professionals to take charge

CHICAGO – Concurrent sessions offered at the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition will empower school librarian professionals to take charge during this pivotal moment in education and position themselves as...

Mar 26: Angela Carreño receives the Coutts Innovation Award

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Collection Management Section (CMS) announces that the recipient of the 2013 Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management is Angela Carreño, head of...

Mar 26: RDA: Back to the Basics, an ALCTS preconference at Annual in Chicago

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 28, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “RDA: Back to the Basics.”  ...

Mar 25: Scottsdale Public Library System’s 'Leadership Skydiving' program awarded H.W. Wilson Staff Development Grant

CHICAGO - The Scottsdale (Ariz.) Public Library System has been named as the H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant recipient for 2013, for the system’s “Leadership Skydiving” program. 

This annual award, consisting of $3,500 and a...

Mar 25: 2013 ACRL STS Oberly Award goes to Scholl, Paster and team

CHICAGO – Jan Scholl and Amy Paster of Penn State University, along with their team, have been selected as the 2013 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS) Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences...

Mar 25: Hagedon and Sult win 2013 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO — Gregory (Mike) Hagedon, senior applications systems analyst/developer, and Leslie Sult, instructional services librarian, both of the University of Arizona Libraries, have been selected to receive the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS)...

Mar 25: Brunetti, Hofer and Townsend win 2013 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO - Korey Brunetti, associate librarian and collections coordinator at California State University, East Bay; Amy R. Hofer, distance learning librarian at Portland State University; and Lori Townsend, learning services coordinator at the University of New Mexico, have been chosen as the...

Mar 25: 2013 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected four winners and one honorable mention for the 2013 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards.

The awards, funded by an...

Mar 25: Digital media pioneer Jaron Lanier kicks off 2013 Auditorium Speaker Series

CHICAGO - The revolutionary ways in which technology has transformed our culture have also transformed and continue to transform libraries. Bestselling author of “You Are Not a Gadget, the father of virtual reality and one of the most influential thinkers of our time, Jaron Lanier has...

Mar 25: A How-To-Do-It Manual for marketing libraries’ electronic resources

CHICAGO — It’s often hard to juggle promoting a library’s e-resources effectively at the same time as building basic visibility within the community it serves. Useful for librarians at any type of institution, “Marketing Your Library’s...

Mar 25: Celebrate National Library Workers Day, April 16

CHICAGO - National Library Workers Day (NLWD), is Tuesday, April 16, 2013.  It is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.  The ALA-Allied...

Mar 25: Intellectual Freedom Round Table to hold 40th anniversary celebration at Chicago Cultural Center

CHICAGO - After 40 years of defending and upholding First Amendment rights, it is time for a party. Come join the Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) from 7:30 - 10 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the magnificent...

Mar 21: Sign up for ALSC online courses by April 8

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants for the...

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