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Feb 08: Staying afloat in the academic library job pool

CHICAGO—There has never been a more challenging time to find a position as an academic librarian, especially for those who have recently completed their library education. In “How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool,”...

Feb 08: Super Science @ your library

CHICAGO – Albert Einstein once said, “Science is exploring and exploring is fun.”

It was with this idea that the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh developed “Super Science @ your library” using the Campaign for America’s Libraries' @ your library brand.

Developed for...

Feb 08: Elizabeth Ridler named ASCLA Cathleen Bourdon Service Award recipient

CHICAGO-- Elizabeth Ann Ridler, neighborhood library supervisor at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library and longtime member of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), is the 2011...

Feb 08: Queens Library’s innovative programming for homebound wins ASCLA/KLAS/NOD award

CHICAGO -- The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has selected the Queens Library Mail-A-Book Program with Interactive Programming for the homebound as the winner of the 2011 ASCLA/KLAS/NOD award, sponsored by...

Feb 08: ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference registration opens

CHICAGO - Registration is now open for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2011 Virtual Conference, which will be offered March 31 – April 1 during the...

Feb 08: Apply by April 5 to host “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible”

Traveling exhibit from Folger Shakespeare Library and ALA explores literary and cultural impact of King James Bible

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Endowment for the Humanities (...

Feb 07: Advocacy and the Academic Library: An ACRL conversations series

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Advocacy Committee is sponsoring a conversations series titled “Advocacy and the Academic Library” this winter and spring. This free series features interactive online talks with leading voices in advocating library value. ...

Feb 07: FINRA Foundation and ALA announce $1.4 million in grants to public libraries to support grassroots financial literacy

WASHINGTON The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.4 million in grants to 20 recipients as a part of the Smart investing@...

Feb 04: The art of managing library volunteers

CHICAGO — Volunteers are essential to a successful library program — and at a time when deep budget cuts are the norm, there are many libraries that depend on the help of dedicated volunteers, who do everything from shelving books to covering the phones. Whether these are friends, trustees or...

Feb 01: Tickets now on sale for 2011 Literary Tastes Breakfast featuring best adult reading authors

CHICAGO — All book lovers and adult readers are invited to celebrate the best writing and most outstanding authors of 2011 at the Literary Tastes Breakfast, an Annual Conference tradition hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

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Feb 01: Teen Tech Week™ publicity tools available

CHICAGO – School and public libraries can promote Teen Tech Week™(March 6-12) with online resources offered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Since 2007, Teen Tech Week, sponsored by YALSA, has ensured that teens are...

Feb 01: Encourage teen learning with YALSA’s homework help webinar

CHICAGO — From hungry dogs to alien abductions to corrupted flash drives, the list of excuses for missed homework assignments is never ending. Help your teens get a head start on their homework by hosting a homework help program at your library. Join host Mari Hardacre for a webinar that ...

Feb 01: GLBTRT updates name—changes “Transgendered” to “Transgender”

SAN DIEGO – The new name of an American Library Association round table contains more than a minor grammatical change. It carries wide implications for GLBT communities.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) is now the Gay,...

Feb 01: Miller, Wethern receive YALSA’s 2011 Baker & Taylor Conference Grants

CHICAGO — The Baker & Taylor Award Committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded the 2011 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Yvonne Miller and Sarah Wethern. Each receives up to $1,000 to attend...

Feb 01: Learn to make mobile services work for you in new ALA TechSource workshop

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CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop: Making Mobile Services Work for Your Library...

Feb 01: Explore Web Scale Discovery Services in new issue of Library Technology Reports

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CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces the publication of the latest issue of Library Technology Reports, Web Scale Discovery Services by...

Feb 01: Join Walter Dean Myers, Julie Halpern and Chris Grabenstein at YALSA’s Reluctant Readers preconference

CHICAGO — Reluctant YA readers are everywhere — except maybe in your library. Join the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on June 24 in New Orleans for “Give Them What They Want: Reaching Reluctant Readers” and  find out how to turn reluctant readers into...

Feb 01: Registration ends Feb. 3 for Connect, Create, Collaborate, YALSA's winter online course

CHICAGO - Technology is part of the everyday life experience for most teens — and by integrating it with standard teen services, librarians can better serve and support teens’ learning needs. Find out how in Connect, Create, Collaborate: Support Teen Needs with Technology, a new online course...

Feb 01: Carol A. Mandel wins 2011 Hugh C. Atkinson Award

CHICAGO — Carol A. Mandel, dean of the division of libraries at New York University, has been named the 2011 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Mandel will receive a cash award and citation at 5:30 p.m...

Jan 31: ALSC names Carlson Distinguished Service Award winner

CHICAGO – Dudley Carlson is the 2011 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC.

Carlson has been...

Jan 31: Library Support Staff Certification Program offers half-off registration fee

CHICAGO - As part of a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program, a program of the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association, will be offering Registration Assistance Awards of $175 to library...

Jan 31: ALA seeks nominations for 2011 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award

Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is calling for nominations for the 2011 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award. This annual award honors individuals or groups who embody the spirit of the U.S. copyright law as voiced by the...

Jan 31: Rev up your learning this winter with YALSA’s Webinars-on-Demand

CHICAGO — Looking for guidance into the latest topics in teen services? Look no further than YALSA’s Webinars-on-Demand. Previously recorded webinars, led by content experts selected by YALSA, are available online at www.ala.org/yalsa/webinars for...

Jan 31: Applications open for 2011 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by FTRF

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has opened applications for the 2011 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, which will enable a library school student or new professional to...

Jan 31: International Relations Round Table supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The International Relations Round Table (IRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced its support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program through a gift to the Spectrum Presidential Initiative.  

ALA President Roberta Stevens, Immediate Past President Dr. Camila...

Jan 31: Winner of 2011 Loleta D. Fyan Grant announced

CHICAGO - Mary Mann and Terry O’Connor, in partnership with the Lac du Flambeau Public Library, have been awarded the 2011 Loleta D. Fyan Grant for a proposal entitled “Revitalizing Libraries in Indian Country: The Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Research Center.” The project team proposed to create a...

Jan 31: New from ACRL: Decision-Making in the Absence of Certainty

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Decision-Making in the Absence of Certainty: A Study in the Context of Technology and the Construction of the 21st Century Academic Library” by S. David Mash. “...

Jan 28: American Library Association President Roberta Stevens applauds reverse decision on Connecticut film screening

CHICAGO – Last week, the Enfield (Conn.) Public Library, threatened with loss of library funding from its Town Council and mayor, canceled a screening of Michael Moore’s documentary “Sicko” in the library.  Following vigorous debate and strong statements of intellectual freedom...

Jan 28: ALA-APA call for certification, publishing and fundraising committee volunteers

CHICAGO - American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) President-elect Molly Raphael has extended the deadline for the call for nominations to 2011-2012 ALA Allied Professional Association committees. Appointments take effect at the conclusion of the 2011 Annual...

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