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Oct 30: AASL again a core partner in celebrating Digital Learning Day

CHICAGO  – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) again joins the Alliance for Excellent Education and other national educational associations and organizations in celebrating the second annual Digital Learning Day on Feb. 6, 2013. Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration...

Oct 30: Tickets now on sale for Midwinter networking luncheon hosted by ASCLA Library Consultants Interest Group in Seattle

CHICAGO - Tickets are now on sale for a networking luncheon at ALA’s 2013 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle hosted by the Library Consultants Interest Group, one of the member interest groups of the...

Oct 30: ASCLA seeks proposals for webinars to be offered in 2013

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians with knowledge to share to submit proposals for ASCLA webinars to be presented in 2013 as a part of ASCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings.

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Oct 30: AASL webinar explores the power of data

CHICAGO – School library professionals are encouraged to register for Dr. Sandra Andrews’ upcoming webinar, “The Power of Data” at 6 p.m. Central on Nov. 15, 2012. Hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the webinar will explore the types of data available to school...

Oct 30: How to Improve Your Library Instruction: Assessment in Five Minutes

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our workshop, How to Improve Your Library Instruction: Assessment in Five Minutes with Sarah Steiner.

When you’ve got a one-hour, one-shot library-...

Oct 30: PLA accepting applications for pilot Leadership Academy developed in partnership with ICMA

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications for the PLA Leadership Academy: Navigating Change · Building Community, March 5-8, 2013, in Chicago. This inaugural event will offer intensive, empowering...

Oct 30: ALSC selects McCoy as 2013 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced Edward McCoy of the Oakland Public Library as its representative in the 2013 Emerging Leader program. McCoy is currently a library assistant at the Oakland Public Library and a candidate for Master of Library and...

Oct 30: New Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries from ACRL

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Board of Directors has approved new “Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.” Developed by the ACRL Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee, the...

Oct 30: Teen Read Week™ celebrated in libraries and online

CHICAGO — Thousands of school and public libraries throughout the country joined the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), in celebrating Teen Read Week 2012, Oct. 14-20. More than 3,000 libraries embraced the 2012 theme, “It Came...

Oct 30: AASL commends programs aligned with association’s values and mission

CHICAGO — Moving on recommendations made by its Affiliate Assembly, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has formally commended 11 programs based on their support of the school librarian profession. The following commended programs align with AASL’s learning standards and program...

Oct 30: Elihu Burritt Library at Central Connecticut State University dedicated a Literary Landmark

PHILADELPHIA — The Elihu Burritt Library at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain was designated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries  in honor of Elihu Burritt (1810-1879).

Burritt was an international peace advocate, abolitionist, writer, lecturer and consular agent...

Oct 30: ACRL seeks Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement workshop presenter

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications from prospective new presenters for the workshop Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement. The day-long workshop, now in...

Oct 30: EBSCO Information Services offers seven conference scholarships to attend ALA's Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer seven scholarships for librarians to attend the 2013 Annual Conference. The meeting takes place June 27 – July 2, 2013, and offers...

Oct 30: ALA offers Recognition Awards and Grants

CHICAGONominate yourself, colleagues or your library for the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Recognition Awards and Grants.  Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for awards is Dec. 1. 

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Oct 26: Ben Bizzle helps attendees maximize Facebook impact in ALA Masters Session at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Library Facebook and social media guru Ben Bizzle will show attendees how to maximize the reach and impact of a library Facebook page in the ALA Masters session “Outreach 2.0: The Digital Revolution of Public Relations...

Oct 25: AASL seeks program reviewers for the 2013 AASL National Conference

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is currently accepting applications for one group of 20-30 volunteers to participate in a blind review and scoring of two sets of proposals for the AASL 16th National Conference and Exhibition, “Rising to the Challenge.” This...

Oct 25: AASL seeks proposals for concurrent sessions at the AASL 16th National Conference in Hartford, Conn.

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition. Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday, Nov.15 and Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. The submission deadline has been...

Oct 25: Ivan Doig, Gregg Olsen, Ruth Ozeki in ERT/Booklist Author Forum, ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — “The Novel Is Alive and Well”— the 2013 subject of the always popular ERT/Booklist Author Forum—kicks Midwinter off in style from 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, offering the first of many opportunities to hear and see favorite authors up close over the following days....

Oct 23: ALA President Maureen Sullivan applauds new PEW study on young adult reading and library habits

CHICAGO — American Library Association (ALA) president Maureen Sullivan issued the following statement regarding the release of Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits, a comprehensive analysis of reading format trends among 16 to 29-year-old patrons in U.S. libraries.

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Oct 23: ALA joins coalition to protect library lending rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, a diverse coalition of retailers, libraries, educators, Internet companies and associations joined together to launch the Owners’ Rights Initiative (ORI) to protect ownership rights in the United States. ORI is committed to ensuring the right to resell genuine goods,...

Oct 23: ALSC’s Great Websites for Kids expands

CHICAGO —The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more outstanding websites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

The newly added sites are...

Oct 23: Gaming connects communities @ your library

Read, learn, play during International Games Day Nov. 3

CHICAGO – On Saturday, Nov. 3, more than 20,000 people in communities across the U.S. and around the world will celebrate the American Library Association’s fifth annual International Games Day @ your...

Oct 23: Call for International Papers and Projects Session

CHICAGO — The American Library Association, International Papers and Projects Committee invites proposals for presentations to be made at the next ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  Presentations will be delivered at the International Papers and Projects Session scheduled for June 29, 2013. ...

Oct 23: American Library Association releases new ‘Quotable Facts’ publication for 2012

CHICAGO — One of the American Library Association’s most effective and commonly used advocacy tools, “Quotable Facts about America’s Libraries” has been updated with the most current research, including a new “Technology Trends” section. It provides quick, pertinent talking points and thought-...

Oct 23: How public libraries contribute to vital communities

CHICAGO — Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community and, as such, can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play and live.

In “Public Libraries and Resilient Cities,” published by...

Oct 23: 2012 Step Up to the Plate @ your library grand prize winner announced

CHICAGO — Stuart Wolf, a Wilmette (Ill.) Public Library patron, has won the grand prize in the 2012 Step Up to the Plate @ your library program. 

Stuart Wolf's father and son will join him on a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. at the end of...

Oct 23: Filtering webinar now available in AASL professional development repository

CHICAGO — The archive of the recent webinar, How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter!, is now available online as a part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB.  Presented by Gwyneth...

Oct 23: AASL professional development repository now hosts recent Knowledge Quest webinar

CHICAGO — The archive of the recent webinar, Opening the Space: Libraries as a Site of Participatory Culture, is now available online as a part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB....

Oct 23: ALA, StoryCorps receive IMLS grant to develop library outreach program

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with StoryCorps, announced today that it received a National Leadership Grant of $249,867, with a matching amount of $109,169, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funds will support...

Oct 23: The Hobbit, Hugh Jackman, and more featured in new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO —An exclusive Hobbit poster, bookmark and button grace the cover of the ALA Graphics winter 2012...

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