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Jan 10: NEH, ALA announce 840 sites to receive 'Muslim Journeys' bookshelf

 

Libraries will receive books, films to support programs exploring Islamic culture

CHICAGO – The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, announced that 840 sites nationwide...

Jan 10: OIF designates Jan. 27, 2013 as 'Sweater Vest Sunday' to support intellectual freedom

ALA Midwinter viral campaign encourages reporting of challenges to library materials

CHICAGO — ALA Midwinter 2013 attendees – and all fans of intellectual freedom – can take a stand for the freedom to read (and for fashion!) by...

Jan 10: Program proposals for 2013 ALA Virtual Conference accepted through Feb. 17

CHICAGO — Do you have a creative approach to share? Did you enhance an existing service?  Have you launched a new project that has transformed service at your library? The 2013 ALA Virtual Conference will focus on important issues for “Mapping Transformation” on July 24-25, 2013, and you can be...

Jan 09: United for Libraries to present 'Nuts & Bolts for Friends and Trustees' at ALA Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA –  United for Libraries  will present “Nuts & Bolts for Friends and Trustees” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Sheraton Seattle, Redwood, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

The popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing...

Jan 08: January 14—new date for opening 2013 ALA Annual Conference registration and housing

CHICAGO — Registration and housing for 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 27-July 2, are now set to open Monday, January 14 at 9:00 a.m. CST. Please ignore any communication you may have received today from our registration and...

Jan 08: ALA to announce the next classics in children’s and young adult literature and media

CHICAGO — Children’s and young adult authors, illustrators and publishing groups are waiting in anticipation for the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Award announcements.   The ALA will announce 19 awards at 8 a.m. PT on Jan. 28 from the Washington State Convention Center in...

Jan 08: Interviews with the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award winners now available

CHICAGO — From a sign that librarianship was a calling to the culmination of a lifetime of work, winning the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award meant something different to each of the winners. 

 
The 10 award winners were asked...
Jan 08: Archives and societal provenance in Australia

CHICAGO — Records and archival arrangements in Australia are globally relevant because Australia’s indigenous people represent the oldest living culture in the world, and because modern Australia is an ex-colonial society now heavily multicultural in outlook.

Michael Piggott’s “...

Jan 08: Start January off right with a stress management webinar from PLA

CHICAGO — With tighter budgets, smaller staffs and ever-changing technology, working in a public library is not for the faint hearted, so it’s important to keep both heart and mind healthy. Make a commitment this January, when you join PLA and instructor Pat Wagner, partner and trainer, Pattern...

Jan 08: The worlds of transmedia and personal learning networks examined in AASL webinar archives

CHICAGO — Archives of two recent webinars, “Worlds of Learning with Inanimate Alice” and “Making the Most of Professional Learning Communities,” are now available online as a part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. AASL members...

Jan 08: Citizens-Save-Libraries grant applications due to United for Libraries March 15

PHILADELPHIA —  Applications for the Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries, made possible by a grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation, are due March 15, 2013.

The 20 grants will support advocacy at the local level for libraries with troubled budgets by sending expert...

Jan 07: Erin McKean at ALCTS President’s Program in Chicago

CHICAGO — Erin McKean, founder of Wordnik.com and the former editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS...

Jan 07: Oak Park students learn to distinguish fact from opinion in News Know-how news literacy project

CHICAGO — High school students, using the Oak Park (Ill.) Public Library as their “newsroom,” gained valuable lessons in distinguishing fact from opinion, as they examined news coverage of a wide range of important issues through the News...

Jan 07: Wendy Stephens appointed as Member Manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, named Wendy Stephens as the member manager of its acclaimed YALSAblog. This blog delivers news, information and resources of interest to public and school librarians and library...

Jan 07: New from ACRL: 'Pay it Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the fourth installment in the association’s Active Guides series “Pay it Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals” by Mary Ann...

Jan 07: ALSC launches application for Everyone Reads @ your library mini-grants

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting applications for mini-grants intended to prepare libraries to incorporate Día into their existing programs, throughout the year.  Libraries will use these mini-grants to initiate a Día Family Book Club Program. ...

Jan 04: The no-nonsense guide to legal issues in Web 2.0 and cloud computing

CHICAGO — Web 2.0 tools and cloud computing applications are now fundamental to libraries and information organizations, but many LIS professionals may be unaware of the legal issues involved with their use.

“...

Jan 04: Be calm, cool, and collected when implementing the common core with an online course from AASL

CHICAGO — Register now for the new American Association of School Librarians (AASL) e-Academy course, Common Core: Moving from Complex to Calm, Cool, and Collected. This four-week, self-paced course facilitated by Paige Jaeger will run from Feb. 4 – March 1, 2013. Registration and...

Jan 03: Digital humanities in practice

CHICAGO—Digital humanities is a vibrant and increasingly important global field, drawing together a broad spectrum of disciplines. “Digital Humanities in Practice,” published by Facet Publishing...

Jan 02: ALA awards deadline extended

CHICAGO — The deadline has been extended to Feb. 15 for a number of American Library Association (ALA) awards and grants, including the Beta Phi Mu Award, Melvil Dewey Award, Paul Howard Award For Courage, Scholastic Library Publishing Award and the Sullivan Award for Public Library...

Jan 02: Accepting appointments for free career counseling and resume reviews

CHICAGO - Free career counseling sessions and resume review help will be provided from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27, 2013 in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.  The sessions will be held in the...

Jan 02: ALA congratulates D.C. chief librarian on being first to receive architecture award

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association (ALA), applauded D.C. Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper for having the distinction of being the first librarian to receive the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture from the...

Jan 02: Networking opportunities during ALA JobLIST Placement Center Open House, Sunday during Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO - As part of its continuing efforts to help job seekers and employers make connections, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will once again host an Open House from 10:30 a.m. - noon on Sunday, Jan. 27th in the JobLIST Placement Center during the upcoming Midwinter Meeting in...

Dec 28: ALA recognizes Sen. Olympia Snowe's leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On behalf of the millions of people who use our nation’s public, school and academic libraries, the American Library Association expresses its deepest appreciation for the distinguished work of Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine). Upon her retirement from the U.S. Senate, the...

Dec 28: Mobile app for ALA Midwinter Meeting Scheduler released

CHICAGO - Attendees can plan and keep track of everything while on the go at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. The mobile app for the Scheduler puts all the information people need right at their fingertips, including their existing...

Dec 26: Author Jamaica Kincaid headlines Freedom to Read Foundation fundraiser

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation will present author Jamaica Kincaid as the featured speaker at its annual banned/challenged author event and fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. ...

Dec 26: Deadline extended for IFRT Immroth Award nominations

CHICAGO —The deadline for nominations for the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award has been extended to Feb. 17, 2013. The Immroth Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the library...

Dec 26: Wendy Stephens appointed as Member Manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, named Wendy Stephens as the member manager of its acclaimed YALSAblog. This blog delivers news, information and resources of interest to public and school librarians and library...

Dec 21: Free PLA webinar recording offers ideas and tools to build community e-book awareness

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has released the free archive recording of the 90-minute webinar, “E-Book Action: Inform and Inspire Your Community.” This informative webinar offers inspiring case...

Dec 21: LLAMA presents leadership development seminar at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Mindful Leadership through Tough Times” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

In this seminar Dr. Irene Herold, dean of...

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