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Dec 11: ACRL releases 'Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers" by Kevin L. Smith, JD.

Copyright and other types of...

Dec 11: Julianne Moore spokesperson for 2015 School Library Month

CHICAGO – Julianne Moore, award winning actress and bestselling author, will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2015 observance and 30th anniversary of School Library Month (SLM). Celebrated in April and sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), School Library...

Dec 09: ALA Announces 2014 American Dream Starts @ your library recipients

Funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, grants support literacy advancements at 22 libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Literacy and Outreach Services announces the selection of  22 libraries in 15 states to receive...

Dec 09: Reinventing the library for online education

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Reinventing the Library for Online Education with Frederick Stielow. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.

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Dec 09: New sources of revenue: Naming rights, crowd-funding, sponsorships and more

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, New Sources of Revenue: Naming Rights, Crowd-Funding, Sponsorships and More with Ed Rossman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm Eastern on Wednesday...

Dec 09: ALA awards deadline extended

CHICAGO The deadline has been extended to Feb. 13 for a number of American Library Association (ALA) awards and grants, including the Beta Phi Mu Award, Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship, Paul Howard Award for Courage, Information Today Library of the Future...

Dec 09: Rob Reid’s animal shenanigans

CHICAGO — Featuring our four-legged, no-legged, winged, scaled and feathered friends, “Animal Shenanigans: Twenty-four Creative, Interactive Story Programs for Preschoolers,” published by ALA...

Dec 09: 2014 edition of Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies Directory available

CHICAGO Need financial assistance to attend library school or know of someone who does?  Take a look at the 2014 Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies (FALIS) Directory.  It is an...

Dec 09: Learn how libraries and technology can impact senior and Alzheimer’s communities in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO — Join the Public Library Association (PLA) for a unique program developed by staff at Worthington (Ohio) Libraries to impact an often forgotten segment of the community—those suffering from memory loss and Alzheimer’s. “...

Dec 08: Public libraries invited to apply for ‘StoryCorps @ your library’

CHICAGO – StoryCorps, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, is accepting applications from public libraries and library systems interested in hosting StoryCorps @ your library programs.

Funded by a grant...

Dec 08: Ignite Sessions selected for 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees will have the chance to be inspired and entertained by the popular five-minute "Ignite" sessions, coming to ALA Midwinter Meeting for the first time. Selected topics include diversity in collection development (especially in materials for youth);...

Dec 08: YALSA partners with Best Buy for 2015 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its partnership with Best Buy for its 2015 Teen Tech Week celebration.

The need for youth to develop the 21st-century skills needed for future career success is more...

Dec 08: Gerald Holmes named 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity honoree

CHICAGO — Gerald Holmes, reference librarian and diversity coordinator, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), has been named the 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity Research honoree. As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity...

Dec 08: ASCLA announces new editor for its quarterly newsletter, Interface

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, (ASCLA) a division of the American Library Association, (ALA) announces its new editor for...

Dec 08: RUSA announces Carol Schuetz as the new editor for RUSA Update

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association, (RUSA) a division of the American Library Association, (ALA) announces its new editor for RUSA Update,...

Dec 08: ASLCA announces Sara Ahmed as the 2015 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASLCA), a division of ALA, announced Sara Ahmed as the 2015 Emerging Leader. Ahmed is...

Dec 08: RUSA selects Beth Boatright as 2015 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Beth Boatright, information services and instruction librarian at the Helmke Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, has been selected as...

Dec 08: ALA releases report on library programming impact, calls for feedback from the field

CHICAGO — A report released today by the American Library Association (ALA) explores the growing area of library programming and proposes an ambitious, eight-year research plan to explore how programs reach library users and impact communities.

The...

Dec 05: ALA announces new Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) executive director

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is welcoming Keri Cascio as the new executive director designate for one of its divisions, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

She will become ALCTS executive director with the retirement of Charles Wilt...

Dec 05: Hannah Buckland named 2015 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Hannah Buckland, director of library services at Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, Minnesota, has been selected as the Association for Library Collections...

Dec 05: ALSC recognizes seven more Great Websites for Kids
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more sites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children up to age 14. Sites are reviewed and...
Dec 04: AASL seeks program reviewers for the AASL 2015 National Conference

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is currently accepting applications for volunteers to participate in a blind review and scoring of concurrent session proposals for the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition, “Experience Education Evolution.”  To apply,...

Dec 03: 2015 Morris finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2015 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will...

Dec 03: ALCTS presents its Midwinter Symposium on evolving strategies for collections

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) presents “Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium,” a presentation of the ALCTS President’s Program Committee and organized by Michael Levine-Clark.  Join your...

Dec 02: Integrating multimedia resources into library instruction and research

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Integrating Multimedia Resources into Library Instruction and Research. Julie A. DeCesare will serve as the instructor for a six-...

Dec 02: Apply now for 2015 Teen Tech Week™ Grants

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association has opened the application for its 2015 Teen Tech Week Grants.

Through generous funding from Best Buy, 20 grants worth $1000 each will be distributed to libraries to help...

Dec 02: Rockford Public Library receives 2015 Hayes Award
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2015 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the Rockford Public Library,...
Dec 02: Florida (New York) Public Library awarded 2015 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO --The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2015 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the Florida Public Library, Florida, New York.

This grant is designed to encourage outstanding summer reading programs by providing financial...

Dec 02: Another Great Year for International Games Day and Games in Libraries #igd14

CHICAGO — On Saturday, Nov. 15th, libraries across the country and around the world joined together to play and learn about games and gaming during the 7th annual...

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