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Jun 23: New Workshop: Using Snapchat to Reach Library Patrons

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Using Snapchat to Reach Library Patrons with Paige Alfonzo. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place on:

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Jun 23: New Session: How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service with Laurie Brown. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday,...

Jun 23: American Library Association expands program to help libraries get "Ready to Code”
CHICAGO — On Thursday, the American Library Association announced a competitive grant program, sponsored by Google, that will fund a cohort of school and public libraries to develop resources to help get U.S. libraries "Ready to Code.” The $500,000 pilot program is part of Phase...
Jun 20: ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center Offering Free Services and Workshops

The ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center will be bustling with activities during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. In addition to having career counseling, resume review assistance, and an onsite photographer, the Center is also hosting several special activities which are...

Jun 20: Learn about Contextual Inquiry, after ALA Annual

Chicago -- A new LITA web course, Contextual Inquiry: Using Ethnographic Research to Impact your Library UX, begins, July 6, 2017, shortly after ALA Annual. Use the excitement generated by the conference to further...

Jun 20: Meet the 2017 Class of Emerging Leaders at a Poster Session during ALA Annual Conference

Attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago are invited to meet the 2017 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception  on Friday, June 23, 2017, 2:30 p.m. in McCormick Place, Room W196b. The ALA 2017...

Jun 20: Two schools receive $50,000 grants from AASL Beyond Words and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

CHICAGO – Two Louisiana schools, Galvez Primary School located in Prairieville and Denham Springs High School located in Denham Springs, are the recipients of the 2017 catastrophic disaster relief grants offered as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL)...

Jun 20: Scott Turow and Kate White among authors at United for Libraries’ mystery panel at ALA Annual

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “It’s a Mystery to Me: Crime Fighting Authors” on Monday, June 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at McCormick Place West, W185a.

Join Scott Turow, Kate White, Brian Pinkerton, Diane Vallere, and Susanna Calkins as they...

Jun 20: Learner-centered pedagogy

CHICAGO — Today’s emphasis on metrics and personalization make evidence-based instruction an imperative. In “Learner-Centered Pedagogy: Principles and Practice,” published by...

Jun 19: Forty participants selected for fifth ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO — Forty mid-career librarians have been selected from a highly competitive pool to participate in Leading to the Future, ALA’s fifth four-day immersive leadership development program for future...

Jun 19: Revamping Your Space—Creating a Modern Media Center: An American Libraries Live Webcast

CHICAGO — In the August episode of AL Live, you’ll join the School Outfitters team and Sycamore Community (Ohio) School District leaders to discuss tips for creating a modern media center. They’ll show you how they’ve converted Sycamore High School’s...

Jun 19: New Career Development Resource Guide Published by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is pleased to announce the publication of its comprehensive Career Development Resource Guide. It is intended to assist library staff at...

Jun 16: Public libraries invited to apply for ‘The Vietnam War’ PBS documentary programming opportunity

Public libraries are invited to apply to receive a programming kit for “The Vietnam War,” a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS stations beginning Sept. 17.

Fifty public libraries will be selected, through a competitive application...

Jun 16: New Session: Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children with Carol Morrone. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Thursday,...

Jun 15: ALA Publishing’s programs at ALA Annual Conference discuss fake news, community outreach, other key topics

CHICAGO — Drawn from books published by ALA Editions and ALA Neal-Schuman, four programs sponsored by ALA Publishing at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition will provide firsthand perspectives on some of today’s most important...

Jun 15: New Iteration—Engaging Teens with Digital Media: Creating Stories and Games eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Engaging Teens with Digital Media: Creating Stories and Games. Kelly Czarnecki will serve as the instructor for a 4-week...

Jun 15: New Iteration: Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data. Dr. Oksana L. Zavalina will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse...

Jun 15: A splendid array of new books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Annual

Longer hours and easy access near the onsite Registration area make it convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and...

Jun 14: New ALCTS Web Course Explores Fundamentals of Metadata

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the release of a new web course on the introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata. This six-week course was developed and will be instructed by Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata...

Jun 14: ALA awards 2017-2018 Spectrum Scholarships

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services awards 2017-2018 Spectrum Scholarships to 60 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies.  Since 1997, the ALA has awarded more...

Jun 14: Library Systems & Services supports LITA Spectrum Scholarship for future library leader

CHICAGO, June 12, 2017 - Library Systems & Services (LS&S) has increased its sponsorship level of the 2017-2018 LITA Spectrum Scholarship in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Spectrum Scholarship Program of the...

Jun 14: Millar’s updated text on archival principles and practices

CHICAGO — Written in clear language with lively examples, the new second edition of Laura A. Millar’s “Archives, Second Edition: Principles and Practices,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, introduces core...

Jun 13: ALCTS Publishing Releases Sudden Selector’s Guide on Government Publications

CHICAGO— ALCTS Publishing has released its latest publication from the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications. Authored by Alexandra Simons...

Jun 13: Public Library Association hosts Washington, D.C. kickoff event for inclusive summer internship program

CHICAGO — A group of high-school-aged interns and their library mentors will travel to Washington, D.C. this month for the Inclusive Internship Initiative kickoff event. This initiative, which seeks to introduce young people from diverse backgrounds to careers in librarianship, is...

Jun 13: Preconferences at AASL National Conference offer first look at new school library standards

CHICAGO – Before the conference officially starts, attendees of the AASL National Conference & Exhibition have the opportunity to delve into the new “National School Library Standards” by attending their choice of three standards-dedicated preconferences. The conference,...

Jun 13: AASL National Conference tours showcase unique Phoenix schools

CHICAGO – School tours planned during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition will showcase unique school library programs in the Phoenix area. Tours to these educational facilities will take place prior the opening of the...

Jun 13: Rural, small, and tribal libraries invited to apply for college and career readiness project

CHICAGO -- Rural, small, and tribal libraries can apply now through September 1, 2017 for the second cohort of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and Association of Rural and...

Jun 13: Recipients of 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

A total of 50 recipients will be...

Jun 13: Chicago Public Library and Museum of Science and Industry present a STEAM-inspired approach to summer learning

CHICAGO — Summer reading for children is a long standing and cherished tradition in public libraries across America, but today’s kids need to master new skills and competencies. Today’s summer programming needs to move beyond reading to engage children with hands-on activities...

Jun 13: United for Libraries to host ‘Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations’ at ALA Annual Conference

Bryn Mawr, PENNSYLVANIA -- United for Libraries will host “Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations” on Saturday, June 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at McCormick Place West, W181a, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Board development is a key factor...

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