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Feb 06: New ACRL publication focuses on The Living Library

CHICAGO  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "The Living...

Feb 06: RUSA announces 2015 book and media awards for adults

CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the top books in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and genre; audio books; and reference books for adults – including the Notable Books List, Reading List, Sophie Brody Medal, Listen...

Feb 06: Library learning goes online, live webcast

CHICAGO — Online learning is changing the way schools work. From elementary to graduate school to continuing education—online tools are creating new horizons in distance learning and supplement in-person learning. But what does this mean for libraries? How can we enhance traditional library...

Feb 05: Conversation Starters, Ignite and Poster Session proposals due dates for 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — 2015 ALA Annual Conference attendees have the chance to inspire colleagues and move the needle forward for the profession in one-hour Conversation Starters, five-minute Ignite sessions and 90-minute poster sessions. The poster session proposal deadline has been extended to February 28...

Feb 05: YALSA names 2015 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2015 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list.

The list is aimed for young adults ages 12-18 and is drawn from the previous two years of spoken-word releases...

Feb 05: New YALSA publication, Teen Services 101 on sale now

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released a new publication titled, Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff,...

Feb 05: ALA welcomes strong network neutrality protections proposed by FCC Chairman

Yesterday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined the network neutrality proposal he plans to circulate to fellow Commissioners today and bring to a vote on February 26, 2015. In a ...

Feb 04: Top 250 LGBTQ books for teens

CHICAGO — Written by experts on the subject and addressed to teen book buyers, “Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens,” identifies titles that address the sensitive and important topics...

Feb 04: Application process open for 2015 ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO —The application process for the 2015 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (Aug. 9-13, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois) is now open, with applications accepted through April 8, 2015. Building...

Feb 04: 2015 list of Notable Videos for Adults

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2015 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding films released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults. Its purpose is...

Feb 04: Registration Open: 41st Annual National Library Legislative Day

Want to support federal funding for our nation’s libraries? Stand up for libraries this year by registering for the American Library Association’s 41st annual National Library Legislative Day, a two-day advocacy event where hundreds...

Feb 03: 2015 Stonewall Book Awards announced

CHICAGO – The 2015 Stonewall Book Awards were announced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language works of...

Feb 03: LITA guide explores usability and the mobile web

CHICAGO — Mobile technology has changed the way we interact with one another and our communities. With the proliferation of mobile devices and the constant availability of information access, it is more important than ever for libraries to meet users on their phones and tablets. But not all...

Feb 03: YALSA names 2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selection list. The list is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

The Quick Picks for Reluctant...

Feb 03: YALSA names 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults

CHICAGO -- The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 2015 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA). This year’s list of 58 books was selected from a group of 113 official nominations.

The books,...

Feb 02: President Obama’s budget increases library funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Barack Obama today transmitted to Congress the Obama Administration’s nearly $4 trillion budget request to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2016, which starts October 1, 2015. The President’s budget reflected many of the ideas and proposals outlined in his...

Feb 02: Apply to host a space, earth science or technology exhibition at your public library

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance, invites public libraries to apply to host one of three...

Feb 02: FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association announce $1.8 Million in grants to public libraries to support financial literacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.8 million in grants to 21 recipients as part of the Smart investing@your library® ...

Feb 02: 'Gabi, a Girl in Pieces' wins 2015 William C. Morris Award

CHICAGO – “Gabi, a Girl in Pieces” written by Isabel Quintero, has been named the 2015 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. The award was presented by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at the...

Feb 02: Sharon M. Draper wins 2015 Edwards Award for 'Tears of a Tiger,' 'Forged by Fire,' 'Darkness Before Dawn,' 'The Battle of Jericho,' 'November Blues' and 'Copper Sun'

CHICAGO – Sharon M. Draper is the recipient of the 2015 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for “Tears of a Tiger”; “Forged by Fire”; “Darkness Before Dawn”; “The Battle of Jericho”; “November Blues” and “Copper Sun.” The Young Adult...

Feb 02: Live Oak Media wins 2015 Odyssey Award for 'H.O.R.S.E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination'

CHICAGO – Live Oak Media, producer of the audiobook, “H.O.R.S.E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination” has won the 2015 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 30 – Feb....

Feb 02: 2015 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award was announced today during the...

Feb 02: 'I’ll Give You the Sun' wins 2015 Printz Award

CHICAGO – “I’ll Give You the Sun,”written by Jandy Nelson published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group, (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, has won the 2015 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) today...

Feb 02: 'This Day in June' wins 2015 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

CHICAGO – “This Day in June” written by Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D.,  illustrated by Kristyna Litten and published by Magination Press, an imprint of the American Psychological Association, is the 2015 recipient of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s...

Feb 02: 2015 Batchelder Award honors Eerdmans Books for Young Readers for 'Mikis and the Donkey'

CHICAGO – Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. is the winner of the 2015 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “Mikis and the Donkey.” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the...

Feb 02: Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard win 2015 Carnegie Medal for 'Me...Jane'

CHICAGO – Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard of Weston Woods Studios, Inc., producer of  “Me...Jane,” is the 2015 recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (...

Feb 02: Kwame Alexander, Dan Santat win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

CHICAGO - Kwame Alexander, author of “The Crossover,” and Dan Santat, illustrator of “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” are the 2015 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Alexander...

Feb 02: Anna Kang, Christopher Weyant win Geisel Award for 'You Are (Not) Small'

CHICAGO – Author Anna Kang and illustrator Christopher Weyant are the 2015 recipients of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “You Are (Not) Small,” published by Two Lions, New York. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American...

Feb 02: Donald Crews wins 2015 Wilder Award

CHICAGO Donald Crews is the winner of the 2015 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. His numerous works include “Ten Black Dots,”...

Feb 02: Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet win 2015 Sibert Medal

CHICAGO – Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet, author and illustrator of “The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus,” were named the winners of the 2015 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2014. The award was announced today by...

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