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May 13: Capstone supports Learning4Life™

CHICAGO – Beginning this summer, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and Capstone are teaming up to offer "Empowering 21st Century Learners: P21 Framework and AASL Learning Standards" licensed institutes. Through the generous support of Capstone,...

May 13: Emerging Leaders Team J releases survey: how Web 2.0 should ALA go?

CHICAGO - ALA is planning a Web redevelopment in the next year.  To ensure that the changes to the website satisfy members’ needs, ALA stakeholders should tell us: Just how Web 2.0 should ALA go? When you visit the ALA website, does it meet your expectations? Would you prefer to be able to...

May 11: American Library Association releases 2009 Legislative Scorecards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office has released the association's 2009 Legislative Scorecards for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Legislative Scorecards outline votes and support of legislation that is important to and...

May 11: Certified Public Library Administrator Program graduates six, adds five candidates

CHICAGO - The Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) Certification Review Committee (CRC) granted certification to six CPLA® candidates who are now officially Certified Public Library Administrators.

In addition, the committee approved five new candidates in its spring...

May 11: @ your library website highlights article on how you can extend the joy of reading by noted author Emma Walton Hamilton

( Chicago)  An article by noted author Emma Walton Hamilton on using enrichment activities to extend the joy of reading is  highlighted on the @ your library website this week.  The www.atyourlibrary.org website provides  information and...

May 11: Nominating Committee seeks candidates

The ALA 2011 Nominating Committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2011 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect and Councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer than 51 candidates for the 33 at-large...

May 11: 2010 Literary Tastes Breakfast packed with award-winning authors

CHICAGO—Two outstanding authors have been added to an already stellar lineup at the 2010 Literary Tastes Breakfast: David Small, author of the graphic novel “Stitches: A Memoir,” and Melvin Konner, author of “The Jewish Body”.

“Stitches: A Memoir,” which was named to the 2010...

May 11: Registration for online course teaching genealogy reference basics closes May 12

CHICAGO—Wednesday, May 12, is the registration deadline for the next offering of “Genealogy 101,” an online course designed to provide librarians and library staff with confidence and skill in assisting...

May 11: Your history @ your library

CHICAGO – This week marks the first annual Preservation Week @ your library, highlighting what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

Recognizing the critical role libraries play in...

May 11: Donna K. McDonald elected as 2010-2011 ALTAFF Vice President/President-Elect

PHILADELPHIA –  Donna K. McDonald, director of the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, has been elected  2010-2011 vice-president/president elect of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (...

May 11: Freedom to Read Foundation announces 2010 Board of Trustees election winners

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2010 Board of Trustees election, held in April.  Five trustees were elected to two-year terms, beginning in June: Carol Brey-Casiano, Mary Minow, James G. Neal, Kent Oliver and Judith Platt.  Oliver was...

May 11: ALA launches its Awards, Grants & Scholarships resource

CHICAGO – The Awards, Grants & Scholarships resource (http://www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/allawardsgrants/index.cfm) is now available to the public for searching or browsing the many ways that ALA offers...

May 11: PLA announces final two Leadership Fellows scholarship winners

The Public Library Association (PLA) has awarded Leadership Fellows scholarships for programs at the Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington and the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

Denise Lyons, a Library Development Consultant with the South Carolina...

May 11: Five leading bookmobile builders to sponsor fifth-annual Bookmobile Sunday at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Five of the leading bookmobile builders in the United States-- All-American Specialty Vehicles, Matthews Specialty Vehicles, Meridian Specialty Vehicles, OBS, Inc., and Farber --will sponsor the fifth-annual Bookmobile Sunday, held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 27, during the...

May 11: L4L Webinars available in AASL archives

CHICAGO – The 2010 Learning4Life (L4L) webinars hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) are now available for purchase in archived format. The webinars are part of the L4L initiative to nationally implement "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" and "Empowering...

May 10: Iowa library advocate wins White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) today announces that Greer Fry of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the winner of the 2010 White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) Award.

The award, given to a non-librarian advocate participating in...

May 10: AASL's summer tour of online courses

CHICAGO – School librarians are encouraged to sign up for the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 2010 summer online courses. Designed to isolate and strengthen problem areas, the four four-week courses will help develop the skills and techniques school librarians need to bring...

May 10: Paige Johnson headlines AASL's Fall Forum Opening Session

CHICAGO – Paige Johnson, global manager of K-12 education for Intel's Corporate Affairs Group, will give the keynote at the American Association of School Librarian's (AASL) Fall Forum 2010. The institute, "In Focus: The Essentials for 21st-Century Learning," will be held Nov. 5-6, 2010 in...

May 10: 2010 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott award-winners

CHICAGO — ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide...

Apr 13: NEH, ALA announce We the People Bookshelf awards to 4,000 libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) selected 4,000 school and public libraries throughout the country to receive the seventh We the People Bookshelf. Libraries from all 50 states, the District of...

Jan 04: ALA to release “Our Authors, Our Advocates” advocacy tools
Video PSAs featuring  Sharon Draper, Brad Meltzer, Sara Paretsky and Scott Turow; other advocacy tools available Jan. 7, 2011
 
CHICAGO –On Jan. 7, 2011 the American Library Association (ALA) will unveil video PSAs produced by ALA’s “Our...

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