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Aug 08: Emily Jo Blakowski Selected as the 2016 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Emily Jo Blakowski of Rochester Hills, Michigan as the 2016 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 master’s degree in...

Aug 08: Jose Manuel Gallegos Selected as the 2016 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Jose Manuel Gallegos of Oaklawn, Illinois as the 2016 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 and information...

Aug 05: AASL Submits Recommendations to USED: Include School Librarians in State ESSA Planning

CHICAGO - In its continuing efforts to highlight the importance of school librarian participation in the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) in...

Aug 05: Whitney J. Nelsen Selected as the 2016 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Whitney J. Nelsen of Middletown, Virginia as the 2016 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

 

The scholarship was named for a longtime ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years....

Aug 04: New ALCTS Slogan Focuses on Conserving the Past, Building the Future

CHICAGO—On Saturday, June 25, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) announced the winner of the ALCTS Slogan Contest at the 2016 ALCTS Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. Honoring the work of ALCTS...

Aug 04: Fostering collaboration between librarians and instructional designers

CHICAGO — With online education options more ubiquitous and sophisticated than ever, the need for academic librarians to be conversant with digital resources and design thinking has become increasingly important.  The way forward is through collaboration with instructional designers, which...

Aug 04: PLA extends application deadline for the Dynamic Planning Institute in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has extended the application deadline for their new, blended learning training, the ...

Aug 03: A guide to innovative revenue sources for libraries and nonprofits

CHICAGO — In recent years, levies, grants, and other traditional sources of library funding have stagnated or even been scaled back. But as they’ve already done in other areas, libraries can take an innovative, proactive approach to funding. Change creates opportunities, and the ability to see...

Aug 03: Ruzena Zatko Selected as the 2016 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Ruzena Zatko of Los Angeles, California as the 2016 Century Scholarship recipient.

 

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

Aug 02: Apply now to be a part of the Teens’ Top Ten book groups

CHICAGO — Library staff can now apply on behalf of their teen book groups for a chance to be a part of the official Teens’ Top Ten book groups.

The...

Aug 02: EMIERT releases Guidelines for Outreach to Immigrant Populations

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) has published a set of guidelines for library services and programming that facilitate recent immigrants’ inclusion and participation in society while preserving and promoting...

Aug 02: ALSC now accepting applications for 2017 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2017 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Awards.  This award, made possible by an annual gift from...

Aug 02: AASL defines 'effective school library program' for ESSA implementation

CHICAGO – As the national association for the school library profession, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has defined the term “effective school library program” to assist with the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at the state and district level:

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Aug 02: How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service with Laurie Brown. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30...

Aug 02: ACRL releases The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations.” Edited by Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and Deborah...

Aug 01: New Library Privacy Guidelines offer strategies for protecting patron data in the digital environment

CHICAGO —  The American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee has approved four new library privacy guidelines that outline strategies and best practices for protecting patron privacy in the digital environment. The guidelines address online privacy and data security and are...

Jul 29: PLA receives ASAE Power of A Summit and Gold Awards for Every Child Ready to Read Literacy program

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) has earned 2016 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Power of A Summit and Gold Awards for its co-creation and implementation of Every...

Jul 29: 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop

Editions Workshop Press Release

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30...

Jul 28: Margarita E. Demetriadis Selected as the 2016 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has named Margarita Ekaterini Demetriadis of North Chesterfield, Virginia as the 2016 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

 

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

Jul 27: The Basics of Federal Grant Writing Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new two-part workshop, The Basics of Federal Grant Writing with Maureen Meyer and Amy Whitlock Jennings.

This two-part event will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at...

Jul 27: Choice and The Charleston Company announce collaboration on new online review resource for academic databases

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT -  Choice and The Charleston Company have announced plans to collaborate on a new reference product, an online review source for academic...

Jul 27: New ALCTS monograph examines linked data for cultural heritage

CHICAGO — With its roots in computer science, linked data is unfamiliar territory for many library catalogers. But since the origins of MARC nearly 50 years ago, the value of machine-readable library records has only grown.  Today linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the...

Jul 26: AASL welcomes new Knowledge Quest bloggers

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is proud to welcome an additional cast of bloggers for its Knowledge Quest website.Knowledge Quest offers breaking news, inspired blogs and encourages conversations to...

Jul 26: Free webinar: How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free webinar, How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library with ALA Editions author Ed Rossman. This webinar will...

Jul 26: Dr. Clara Chu appointed ALA Representative to U.S. National Commission for UNESCO

CHICAGO — Dr. Clara Chu, director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected to serve as the ALA representative to the...

Jul 25: YA authors and editors to keynote opening session for YALSA’s 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Young adult authors Leigh Bardugo, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Cordova, and Jonathan Friesen will join editors T.S. Ferguson and Julie Matysik on a panel moderated by Amalie Howard at the Young Adult...

Jul 25: Call for Proposals, LITA @ ALA Annual 2017
 
 
The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for...
Jul 25: RUSA offers new webinars for reference librarians and library staff

CHICAGO--July 28 through August 19, 2016, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will offer four new webinars for front line librarians and library staff. 

Show Me the Money: Growing Grants-related...

Jul 25: Volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and joint committees for 2017 - 2018

CHICAGO — James (Jim) G. Neal, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and two joint committees for the 2017-2018 term (terms start on July 1, 2017). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership training, networking...

Jul 25: Katherine Shea selected as the 2016 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has named Katherine Shea of Graniteville, Vermont as the 2016 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, who made many contributions...

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