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Jan 04: New eCourse: Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 6,...

Jan 04: New eCourse: Assessing Student Learning with Instructional Technologies

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Assessing Student Learning with Instructional Technologies. Melissa Mallon will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March...

Jan 04: New eCourse: Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday...

Jan 04: New eCourse: How to Implement a Digitization Program

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, How to Implement a Digitization Program. Susanne Caro will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 6, 2017.

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Jan 03: 2017 PR Xchange Awards competition opens

Submit your library’s promotional materials for the 2017 PR Xchange Awards Competition sponsored by the PRMS Section of LLAMA

CHICAGO — Libraries everywhere are creating exciting promotional materials:  newsletters, program announcements, reading celebrations, advocacy...

Jan 03: New issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy now available online

CHICAGO —  The new issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP), Vol. 1, No. 2-3, is now live and available to subscribers online.  Subscribers can view it on the JIFP...

Jan 03: Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is accepting applications through Feb. 3, 2017 for the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award.

The Gale Cengage Learning Financial...

Jan 03: ALA Nepal Library Relief Fund donates $2,500 to community library in Himalayas

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has donated $2,500 from its Nepal Library Relief Fund to the READ Global (Rural Education and Development) Center in Tukche village in the Mustang district of Nepal. A community library and resource center, the READ Center is being rebuilt after...

Dec 28: Annual list of Best Historical Materials announced by history experts

ATLANTA—The annual list of Best Historical Materials was announced during the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta on Sunday. The list recognizes the evaluation and effectiveness of...

Dec 28: 2017 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for adults revealed

ATLANTA—The Listen List Council of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2017 selections of the Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration. The 2017 committee listened to 1,919 hours of audiobooks,...

Dec 28: Louis Shores Award for excellence in reviewing names Mary Burkey as winner

ATLANTA—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected Mary Burkey, independent library consultant, as the recipient of the 2017 Louis Shores Award which...

Dec 27: RUSA invites Midwinter attendees to celebrate winners of year’s best in adult reading and reference

CHICAGO--On Sunday, Jan. 22, 5-7pm EST, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host their annual Book and Media Awards ceremony to announce the many awards and best...

Dec 27: New Intellectual Freedom Bloggers for 2017

The Intellectual Freedom Blog has a new lineup of contributors for 2017. Founded in 2007, the blog has a history of top-notch, quality writers, and the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) plans to continue the tradition....

Dec 22: New Workshop: Improve Your Library: Using the 5 Phases of Project Management

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Improve Your Library: Using the 5 Phases of Project Management with Robin M. Hastings. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30...

Dec 21: Free webinar: Smart Libraries with Marshall Breeding

CHICAGO—ALA TechSource announces an exciting free webinar, Smart Libraries with Marshall Breeding. This webinar will last one hour and take place at 2:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Central/12:...

Dec 21: Hartman and Huff awarded YALSA’s 2017 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has awarded Angela Hartman and Sara Huff its 2017 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend.

The travel stipend...

Dec 21: At 2017 Midwinter Meeting, talk to ALA about accessibility for people with disabilities

As part of an ongoing effort to improve its member experience, the American Library Association (ALA) will host a series of conversations at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.  

The focus of these 90-minute Kitchen Table Conversations will be on a key aspect of inclusion:...

Dec 20: Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant now accepting proposals for 2017 award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is accepting applications from innovative researchers for the annual Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant. The $3,000 grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct research, over the...

Dec 20: Loleta D. Fyan Grant now accepting proposals for 2017 award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant, a grant for up to $5,000 for the improvement of public libraries and the services they provide.

 
Loleta D. Fyan, ALA President 1951-...
Dec 20: Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award now accepting submissions for 2017 award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award, an award recognizing the best essay written in English on library history. The award is named in honor of the distinguished 19th-Century...

Dec 20: Jesse H. Shera Awards now accepting submissions

CHICAGO — The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association is inviting submissions for two awards named for Jesse H. Shera. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2017.

 
The Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published...
Dec 20: Applications sought for 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

CHICAGO — Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Awarded by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee, the grant program...

Dec 20: OIF revamps reporting tools for library hate crime and material challenges

CHICAGO — The Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) — the voice of the First Amendment in libraries — introduced upgraded tools that make censorship easier to report and easier to track. On Dec. 20, the office rolled out a simpler form to document censorship and hate crime, a web page...

Dec 20: 'Merging a Friends and Foundation' webinar now available from United for Libraries

Bryn Mawr, PENNSYLVANIA - The United for Libraries webinar on “Merging a Friends and Foundation” is now available for purchase.

In the library world today, there is a huge need for support organizations – friends  and foundations...

Dec 20: AASL seeks national conference program reviewers

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 and best practices showcase proposals for the AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition, “Beyond the Horizon...

Dec 20: Learn how to set manageable goals for 2017 in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to explore various ways to make goal-setting work for you, whether those goals are personal or work-related. “New...

Dec 19: New Workshop: Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children with Carol Morrone. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am...

Dec 15: Sally Gardner Reed, United for Libraries present a guide to working with Friends groups

CHICAGO — Executive Director of United for Libraries and former Executive Director of Friends of Libraries U.S.A., Sally Gardner Reed has decades of experience liaising between Friends groups and the libraries that they support, serve, and (sometimes) exasperate. Her new book “...

Dec 15: Libraries retain more than $1.3 billion in federal funding in massive spending bill passed by Congress
Washington, D.C. – Libraries retained over a billion dollars in federal funding for library-related programs in a stopgap funding package passed by Congress on December 9 to avoid a midnight shutdown of the federal government. The continuing resolution that cleared Friday by the Senate...

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