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Jun 28: AASL announces 2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The annual list honors 25 Internet sites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development...

Jun 28: AASL announces 2014 list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2014 list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The list of 25 apps provides new technology resources for school librarians and their teacher...

Jun 27: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE: ALA to discuss new directions for digital content at Annual Conference
 
LAS VEGAS—The ebooks conference session “ALA and Moving Ahead with Digital Content” will now take place on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 1:30 to 2:40 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N255/257. Previously, the session was...
Jun 26: ALA applauds Simon & Schuster nationwide expansion of library ebook lending

WASHINGTON—On the first day of its 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the American Library Association (ALA) welcomes news (pdf) from Simon & Schuster that it will convert its...

Jun 25: American Library Association applauds ruling in two civil liberties cases

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld the Fourth Amendment when they ruled in David Leon Riley v. State of California and United States v. Brima Wurie that officers of the law must obtain warrants before they can search the...

Jun 24: Explore the American Dream @ ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Since 2008, The American Dream Starts @ your library® grant initiative has supported English language learner programming in over 100 libraries in 24 states.  Learn about the opportunities and challenges libraries encounter as they provide innovative literacy services in their...

Jun 24: Applications/nominations invited for C&RL editor

CHICAGO Applications and nominations are invited for the position of editor of College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research...

Jun 24: LLAMA webinar explores new methods of collecting building use data

CHICAGO As the use of library space evolves rapidly, collecting building use and space data has become crucial for all types of libraries.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Beyond the Gate and Counting: Collecting and Organizing...

Jun 24: Conway's article on digital imaging error wins 2014 Shera prize

CHICAGO — The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Paul Conway as the winner of the 2014 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research for the article “Preserving Imperfection: Assessing The Incidence of Digital Imaging Error in...

Jun 24: ALA awards 50 Spectrum Scholarships

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity awarded 2014-2015 Spectrum Scholarships to 50 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies. Since 1997, the ALA has awarded more than 850 Spectrum Scholarships.

In the 2014...

Jun 24: Indianapolis middle school wins 2014 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

CHICAGO — An Indiana middle school library has been recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for its work in creating an innovative genealogy program for eighth-graders.

Perry Meridian Middle School in Indianapolis won the 2014...

Jun 24: Michael L. Peterson selected for the 2014 ALA Century Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Michael L. Peterson of Blackfoot, Idaho as the 2014 Century Scholarship recipient.

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodations for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an...

Jun 24: ProQuest broadens commitment to Spectrum Scholarship Program

Library and information science education funding supports building diverse workforce

CHICAGO and ANN ARBOR, Mich. June 25, 2014 – Libraries serve as the foundation for lifelong learning in our society, but as...

Jun 24: Lauren Stamm chosen for the 2014 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Lauren Stamm of Allen Park, Mich., as the 2014 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a library support staff worker who is pursuing a master’s degree in library...

Jun 24: Comic book legend Stan Lee named Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO – This September, Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four, will encourage children to get the most important school supply of all: a library card.

As the Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month, Lee has donated his image to a print...

Jun 24: Now accepting nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of the exceptional public, school, college, community...

Jun 24: New from ACRL – ‘The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work’

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work,” edited by Nicole Pagowsky and...

Jun 20: Samuel Dodson receives the 2014 Peter Lyman Memorial Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association and SAGE announced Samuel Dodson as the recipient of the 2014 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media.  A recent graduate of Lewis and Clark College, Dodson will begin a duel Master of Archival Studies and Master of...

Jun 19: Hannivett D. Nabahe selected as the 2014 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has named Hannivett D. Nabahe of Tucson, Ariz., as the 2014 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000...

Jun 19: Applications being accepted for 2015 class of ALA Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2015 class of Emerging Leaders.  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the...

Jun 19: Dobbins selected as the 2014 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Elizabeth June-Heline Dobbins of Fuquay Varina, N.C., as the recipient of the 2014 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council...

Jun 19: PLA’s guide to film programming for public libraries

CHICAGO — Screening movies is a fun, engaging way to bring people of all ages into the library, and “Film Programming for Public Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, offers the tools to make...

Jun 19: Sue E. Graves selected for the 2014 Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that Sue E. Graves of Front Royal, Va., has been named as the 2014 Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship recipient.

The $1,500 scholarship was established through a generous donation by Marks’...

Jun 19: Angela D. Price selected the 2014 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Angela D. Price of Memphis, Tenn., as the 2014 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship was named for a longtime ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for ...

Jun 19: Alice Krebill receives the 2014 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has named Alice Krebill of Bozeman, Mont., as the 2014 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor...

Jun 19: Elizabeth L. Lieutenant selected for the 2014 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Elizabeth L. Lieutenant of Hyattsville, Md., as the 2014 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a...

Jun 19: ACRL seeks feedback on revised draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force seeks feedback on the revised draft of the association’s...

Jun 18: Apply for YALSA’s 2014 Maker Contest

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, (ALA) invites libraries with brilliant summer “maker” programs to apply for its 2014 Maker Contest.

The idea behind the contest is to encourage “making” during the summer months...

Jun 17: USCIS and ALA Committee on Literacy session to highlight library service to immigrants at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will participate in a panel discussion to explore practical ways libraries are assisting immigrants in a session entitled, “U.S. Citizenship Starts at Your Library: Success Stories for Serving Immigrants in...

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