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Dec 11: YALSA names 2013 William C. Morris Award finalists

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2013 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2013...

Dec 11: Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver - back by popular demand

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of its popular workshop, Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

RDA...

Dec 11: Ivelisse Maldonado named YALSA’s 2013 Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO — As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in the profession, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) chose Ivelisse Maldonado as its 2012-2013 Spectrum Scholar. She has attended North...

Dec 11: The E-copyright handbook

CHICAGO —Providing library and information professionals with practical guidance to minimize the risk of copyright infringement, “The E-copyright Handbook,” published by Facet...

Dec 11: Holiday feasts @ your library

CHICAGO — The holiday season can be stressful. Adding to the stress is the concern of cooking a large meal that all family and friends, including those with dietary restrictions, can enjoy.

Libraries across the country are offering programs, tools and resources on cooking during the...
Dec 11: Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine dedicated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries in honor of L’Engle

PHILADELPHIA — The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York was dedicated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries on Nov. 29 in honor of Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007).

The author of the children’s literary classic "A Wrinkle in Time" served as the church’s librarian for...

Dec 11: Professional development and school library collections research discussed in new SLR articles

CHICAGO — Two new research articles covering the topics of professional development offerings available to school librarians at state-level conferences and the  instructional role of the school library collection are now available online as part of the American Association of School Librarian’s...

Dec 11: Choice releases 2012 Outstanding Academic Titles lists

Middletown, Conn. Celebrating the best in scholarly publishing, Choice’s annual Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list is widely recognized in the academic community for its sweeping coverage of the most significant scholarly titles published each year. The full Outstanding Academic...

Dec 10: ALA invites applications for 'StoryCorps @ your library'

Participating libraries to receive $2,500 programming stipend, StoryCorps equipment, training

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with StoryCorps, is accepting applications from public libraries and library systems...

Dec 10: Create a digital media space for the teens in your community

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a unique new workshop, Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This two part workshop will take place on Thursdays, Jan. 24 and 31, 2013. Each part will last 60...

Dec 07: Registration opens for 2013 National Día Program Registry

CHICAGO —The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is inviting librarians to register their 2013 El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) programs in the...

Dec 06: Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant call for proposals

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant. The grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to...

Dec 06: Winter 2013 ALSC online courses offer CEUs

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

Dec 04: Winter break @ your library

CHICAGO — Kids, tweens and teens are counting down the days until winter break and looking forward to two weeks without school.  While part of the vacation will be taken up with family celebration, two weeks can lead to a lot of free time. Below are just a few ideas of how libraries are planning...

Dec 04: LITA workshops at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — LITA is offering two full-day workshops, to be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5; Washington State Convention Center,...
Dec 04: A 'Star Wars'-themed party with authors Chris Alexander and Tom Angleberger at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Best-selling authors Chris Alexander and Tom Angleberger will host a Star Wars-themed Wrap Up/Rev Up party at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Monday, January 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m., wrapping up the Seattle event and revving up...

Dec 04: Alternatives to a four-year college degree

CHICAGO — As college tuitions soar and the job market tightens, many young adults are questioning whether or not they should go to college. For those interested in diving directly into the workplace, “...

Dec 04: Key stakeholders selected to attend YALSA’s Teens & Libraries Summit

CHICAGO — Fifteen applicants  have been selected to attend the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA)  Teens & Libraries Summit, Jan. 23-24, 2013, in Seattle.

The Summit, part of YALSA’s year-long National Forum on Libraries and Teens project,  will feature two days of...

Dec 04: Holiday gift and adult reading recommendations from RUSA's expert RA librarians

CHICAGO — The readers’ advisory and collection development librarians from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) can help you with the book lovers on your 2012 holiday shopping list; the division offers a multitude of annual literary awards...

Dec 04: ALA to host webinar on digital literacy and libraries

CHICAGO — As the technology landscape continues to evolve rapidly, every information professional must be prepared to teach meaningful digital skills to their communities. But how do librarians and educators keep up with the continual stream of new advancements?

To facilitate a...

Dec 04: YALSA announces 2013 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults finalists

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2013 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between...

Dec 04: Celebrate excellence in adult reading and reference at RUSA Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception

CHICAGO — All ALA Midwinter Meeting participants are invited to celebrate the winners of numerous adult reading and reference awards and build their 2013 to-be-read lists at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) upcoming ...

Dec 04: The transformed library

CHICAGO — A wide-ranging survey that takes stock of our institutions' strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, “The Transformed Library: E-books, Expertise, and Evolution,” published by ...

Dec 04: ACRL launches new Immersion track: Practical Management for the Instruction Coordinator

CHICAGO — Registration is now available for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) new Information Literacy Immersion Program Practical Management for the Instruction Coordinator track.  Complete program details and registration materials are available on the...

Dec 03: Loleta D. Fyan Grant call for proposals

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant. Loleta D. Fyan, ALA president 1951-1952, believed that every individual, regardless of residence, is equally entitled to high quality...

Dec 03: Line-up announced for Innovative Advocacy in Action Institute at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — In a changing landscape, libraries and library communities are rethinking the way they advocate for funding and services. “Innovative Advocacy in Action: An Advocacy Institute Discussion” at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, will showcase some of these new efforts from around the country...

Nov 30: Steve Berry spokesperson for 2013 Preservation Week

CHICAGO — The Preservation Week adventure continues with New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry as National Spokesperson for Preservation Week for 2013 (April 21-27).  

Author of 10 novels, including seven Cotton Malone books, Berry’s latest work was published last spring, “The...

Nov 29: J. A. Jance among the featured authors at the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will host the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. Pacific time at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, Leonesca Ballroom, on Monday, Jan. 28 at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

The...

Nov 29: ALA-APA Networking Reception and Fundraiser

CHICAGO —The  Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) of the American Library Association presents its first-ever fundraising event.  From 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALA-APA will host...

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