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Sep 09: Register for free webinar on how to participate in 2015 Money Smart Week @ your library

CHICAGO — Register today for a free webinar on Oct. 1, 2014, to learn how your library can participate in 2015 Money Smart Week @ your...

Sep 08: Lorcan Dempsey on libraries, services and networks

CHICAGO — Since he began posting in 2003, Lorcan Dempsey has used his blog to explore nearly every important facet of library technology, from the emergence of Web 2.0 as a concept to open source ILS tools and the push to web-scale library management...

Sep 08: FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey report released

CHICAGO — Results from the 2013 Preservation Statistics Survey are...

Sep 08: ALSC now accepting applications for 2015 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2015 ALSC/Baker & Taylor...

Sep 08: ALCTS 2015 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

CHICAGO Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The deadline for nominations is Nov. 19.

The Ross Atkinson Lifetime...

Sep 08: LITA Forum: early bird rates available through Sept. 15

CHICAGO — Don't miss your chance to save up to $50 on registration for the 2014 LITA Forum “From Node to Network” to be held Nov. 5-8, 2014 at the Hotel Albuquerque...

Sep 08: ALSC now accepting applications for 2015 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2015 Maureen...

Sep 08: Nomination period now open for ASCLA awards recognizing service to profession and outstanding service to special populations

CHICAGO — The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is accepting nominations for its 2015 awards program, including the Leadership and...

Sep 08: YALSA opens proposals for 2015 symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium, Bringing it All Together: Connecting Libraries, Teens & Communities, to be...

Sep 08: Teen Bloggers for 2014 Teen Read Week™ Blogging Contest announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the teen winners of its first ever Teen Read Week Blogging Contest. Thirty-one teens were selected from a pool of sixty-one applicants.

Thirty-one teens will...

Sep 08: YALSA, WWE® announce WrestleMania Reading Challenge Grant Program Recipients

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association, in partnership with WWE, awarded grants to Lorely Ambriz, Montserrat Inglada and James Klipa to help each individual enrich their library’s literacy programs and collection, as part of WWE’s WrestleMania Reading Challenge Grant Program....

Sep 05: Dec. 1 deadline for ALCTS 2015 Publication Awards nominations

CHICAGO  Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS...

Sep 05: Search begins for ALCTS 2015 Professional Recognition Awards nominations

CHICAGO  Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The...

Sep 05: ALCTS 2015 Preservation Awards nominations sought

CHICAGO  Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three...

Sep 05: ALCTS seeking 2015 Continuing Resources Awards candidates

CHICAGO  Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards...

Sep 05: Choice Reviews Online launches new Ask an Archivist feature

MIDDLETOWN, CONN.  Choice, the premier source of reviews of books and digital resources for academic libraries, is initiating a new monthly feature...

Sep 05: Using and understanding Library of Congress Classification

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification. Cheryl Tarsala will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 6, 2014.

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Sep 05: ALCTS seeking 2015 Innovation Awards nominations

CHICAGO  Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration....

Sep 02: Nomination period extended for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

New deadline: Sept. 24

NEW YORK — The nomination period for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian award has been extended to better accommodate nominations for school, college, university and community college librarians. 

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Sep 02: Cataloging with RDA

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Cataloging with RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 13, 2014.

As more libraries...

Sep 02: Becoming the copyright specialist in your library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 13, 2014.

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Sep 02: PLA now accepting nominations for nine service awards and grants

CHICAGO  Through the generosity of sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering nine awards/grants designed to highlight the best in public library...

Sep 02: Dollar General Literacy Foundation renews commitment to The American Dream Starts @ your library®

Grants available to libraries to fund programs and resources for adult English language learners in Dollar General communities

CHICAGO – With assistance of a $327,512 grant awarded from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to the...

Sep 02: Rethinking library instruction: Libraries as social learning centers

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Rethinking Library Instruction: Libraries as Social Learning Centers. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting...

Sep 02: AASL webinar provides framework for professional growth

CHICAGO – An upcoming webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), will demonstrate how the use of A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners, AASL’s online program assessment and planning module, can drive a school librarian’s personalized learning plan.  Presented...

Sep 02: AASL invites members to share the wealth – and win

CHICAGO – Beginning Sept. 1, 2014, members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) are invited to “share the wealth” of AASL membership – and win! With each new member recruited, the referring AASL member will earn an entry into a monthly prize drawing as well as an entry into...

Sep 02: AASL releases white paper outlining research agenda

 CHICAGO – The white paper resulting from the “Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS)” forum, convened by the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) and funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is now available for view and...

Sep 02: New books spotlight intellectual freedom challenges and triumphs for kids in time for Banned Books Week

CHICAGO —The annual Banned Books Week, held Sept. 21−27 this year, celebrates the freedom to read. Two new titles published by ALA Editions spotlight both the challenges and triumphs of safeguarding...

Sep 02: Self-service library technology examined in free American Libraries Live broadcast

CHICAGO — Self-service library technology is everywhere nowadays, from machines that can scan and sort books automatically to self-checkout stations and book vending machines, allowing patrons to access library materials and services without a personal interaction. “Library Self-Service Software...

Sep 02: RUSA seeks nominations for 2015 achievement awards and grants

CHICAGO —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is seeking nominations for its annual series of awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by Dec. 14, 2014.

For many years RUSA has been dedicated to celebrating the outstanding...

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