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Dec 06: YALSA names 2011 William C. Morris Award shortlist
CHICAGO –The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) selected five books as finalists for the 2011 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2011 award winner at the Youth Media Awards on Jan. 10,...
Dec 06: New readers’ advisory sinks its fangs into paranormal lit

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the publication of “Fang-tastic Fiction: Twenty-First Century Paranormal Reads,” by Patricia O'Brien...

Dec 06: Easily incorporate free tech tools for teens @ your library with YALSA’s January webinar

CHICAGO — You don’t need to be a tech guru with a huge budget to successfully incorporate technology into your library’s teen services. Learn how to easily use technology at almost no cost to enhance teen library services in YALSA’s Jan. 20 webinar, Tech4U: Technology Programs for Every User,...

Dec 03: RDA print snapshot now available

CHICAGO—The American Library Association announces the publication of the full-text print version of RDA: Resource Description and Access. This snapshot serves as an offline access point to help solo and part-time catalogers evaluate...

Dec 02: New ACRL publication: Best Practices for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Best Practices for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses.” Edited by Christopher Hollister, the work is a collection of previously...

Dec 01: YALSA announces 2011 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults shortlist
CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) selected five books as finalists for the 2011 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2010. YALSA will name the...
Nov 30: AASL opens registration for its national conference
CHICAGO – Registration is now open for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 15th National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed "Turning the Page," will be held Oct. 27-30, 2011 in Minneapolis. Visit ...
Nov 30: Online resources @ your library

CHICAGO - Since the launch of the Campaign for America’s Libraries, libraries have used the @ your library brand to showcase the role they play in a digital age.

With more of its resources available online, the Abilene (Texas) Public Library decided that the library’s outreach and...

Nov 30: Gala Author Tea and Nuts & Bolts sessions among ALTAFF events at ALA Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host the popular Gala Author Tea at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.

The Gala Author Tea will feature five best-selling...

Nov 30: The newly expanded PLA Gift Shop is now open online
CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is announcing the opening of the updated PLA Gift Shop online. An assorted array of affordable new products and designs celebrate books, public libraries and PLA, the largest national association...
Nov 30: Gear up for summer reading with YALSA’s December webinar

CHICAGO — The days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are dropping, but you’ve got summer reading on your mind —summer reading programs, that is. Librarians looking for guidance as they begin their annual summer reading program planning process won’t want to miss YALSA’s Dec. 16 webinar,...

Nov 30: YALSA seeks member editor for research journal

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking a member editor for its open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults...

Nov 30: A tutorial for marketing academic libraries

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, is making available “Marketing Academic Libraries eCourse.” Adapted from the bestselling ALA Editions book by...

Nov 29: Connect with EMIERT at Midwinter
CHICAGO – The Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table of the American Library Association (EMIERT) will be hosting a Membership Tea during the ALA 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.
Held from 4 - 5:30...
Nov 29: Certified Public Library Administrator Program celebrates graduates’ success

CHICAGO - The Certified Public Library Administrator Program congratulates those who have completed the program. 

The success of the 36 librarians who have completed the required seven managerial courses give credence to the competencies public library managers need to be effective. ...

Nov 29: COA announces accreditation action

CHICAGO —The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation action taken at the 2010 COA Fall Meeting in Chicago.

Conditional accreditation status was granted to the Master of Library and Information Science program offered by Valdosta...

Nov 23: Idaho Commission for Libraries launches “online @ your library”

CHICAGO- Earlier this month, the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICFL) launched the “online @ your library” program, using the Campaign for America’s Libraries’ @ your library brand. The program’s goal is to provide free broadband access to...

Nov 23: Nomination deadline approaching for 2011 reference and user services achievement awards

CHICAGO—The Dec. 15 nomination deadline is quickly approaching for the 2011 achievement awards and conference travel grants offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

RUSA, which represents librarians and information service...
Nov 23: Dec. 15 deadline for ASCLA 2011 service, leadership and achievement awards

CHICAGO—All nominations for the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’ (ASCLA) Leadership and Professional Achievement Award, the Exceptional Service Award, the Cathleen Bourdon Service Award, the ASCLA/KLAS/NOD Award and the Francis Joseph Campbell Medal for 2011 must be...

Nov 23: Nominations sought for Equality Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking nominations for the 2011 Equality Award. This annual award, consisting of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement, is given to an individual or group for an outstanding contribution toward promoting equality in the library...

Nov 23: Abate appointed new editor of ASCLA member e-newsletter

CHICAGO—Interface, the e-newsletter of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), welcomes Anne Abate, owner of Library Discount Network and a longtime ASCLA member, to the helm as editor.

Interface, which is distributed quarterly to members of ASCLA,...
Nov 23: NMRT announces 2011 Emerging Leader recipient
CHICAGO - NMRT is pleased to sponsor Megan Hodge for the 2011 Emerging Leaders program.  The sponsorship consists of $1,000 toward the costs of attending the 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego and the 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans.
 
Megan earned her Master of...
Nov 23: Nancy Pearl headlines PLA webinar this December
CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Dec. 13, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Nancy Pearl Presents: Books That Make Great Gifts.”
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Nov 23: Applications for ALTAFF Trustee awards due Dec. 15

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation and the ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Grant. Applications for both awards are due Dec....

Nov 23: YALSA sponsors Delatte, Marker as 2011 Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) chose two members for the 2011 ALA Emerging Leaders program: Monique Delatte, acquisitions librarian at Fullerton College and adjunct librarian at Rio Hondo College library, both in California, and Samantha Marker, young adult...

Nov 23: Last week for advance registration for Midwinter

CHICAGO - Advance registration with savings for the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting closes on...

Nov 23: LIS Faculty and Practitioners Surviving and Thriving Together discussion to be held at Midwinter
CHICAGO - The American Library Association Committee on Education (ALA-COE) and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) are co-sponsoring  a Library Education Discussion Group entitled:  “LIS Faculty and Practitioners Surviving and Thriving Together” to be...
Nov 23: Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

CHICAGO - ALA is seeking nominations for the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.   The award honors an individual for contributing significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching and/or writing. 

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Nov 23: Nominations sought for Sullivan Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking nominations for the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children. The award honors an individual who has shown exceptional understanding and support for library service to children while having...

Nov 22: Follow ALA Youth Media Award results live

Join thousands as ALA, ALSC and YALSA unveil the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature and media

 
CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will provide a free live webcast of its Youth Media...

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