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Mar 25: A guide to LIS literature and sources

CHICAGO — “Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources,” published by ALA Editions, is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science,...

Mar 25: ASCLA offers Annual preconference on forming partnerships to serve incarcerated youth

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering a preconference showing how librarians are collaborating to serve incarcerated youth,  from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.Friday June 27, 2014 during the ALA...

Mar 25: ALSC invites applications for 2015 Arbuthnot Lecture with Brian Selznick

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2015 event featuring well-known children’s book creator Brian Selznick.

The Arbuthnot...

Mar 24: LLAMA webinar explores rubrics for hiring and evaluation

CHICAGO If you are looking for a fairer and more accurate way to select new hires or evaluate current employees, using rubrics may be just the tool you need.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Keeping it Fair: Using Rubrics in...

Mar 24: Applications/nominations invited for C&RL book review editor

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

Mar 24: ALCTS seeks ALCTS News editor

CHICAGO The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites applications and nominations for the position of editor of the ALCTS News, the association’s official news source. ...

Mar 24: YALSA awards 20 libraries 2014 Teen Intern Grant

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded 20 libraries the 2014 Summer Reading Teen Intern Grant.

The grant is possible through the generous sponsorship from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation....

Mar 24: YALSA awards 20 libraries with 2014 Summer Reading Resources Grant

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded 20 libraries with the Summer Reading Resources Grant.

The grant is made possible through the generous sponsorship from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation....

Mar 24: Copyright discussed on next American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Copyright issues pose many challenges for librarians. In an era when we rely increasingly on electronic materials while still making use of traditional resources, our picture of rights and responsibilities can get cloudy. In “...

Mar 24: Every Child Ready to Read® for Spanish-Speaking Communities

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA) announce the release of a new Every Child Ready to Read® product. The Every Child Ready to Read...

Mar 24: New e-book examines tablet computers in the academic library

CHICAGO — In the past few years tablet computing has seemingly emerged from nowhere to spark exciting conversations about the future of academic library use and instruction, touching on everything from textbooks to reference services. Electronic discussion lists and boards, conference...

Mar 24: Think Fit — a healthy break during 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO Attendees at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas have a special opportunity to take care of their health as well as their professional development and networking.  Beginners and master yogi alike are encouraged to join the Think Fit “Power Flow” yoga...

Mar 24: Accepting sponsors for the ALA Emerging Leaders program

CHICAGO The ALA Emerging Leaders program has begun the process of preparing for the 2015 class of participants.  We are now accepting program sponsors.  Sponsorship means that an organization will provide financial support of at least $1,000 ($500 per conference) for...

Mar 21: New GiveALA Opportunities from ALCTS

CHICAGO – New GiveALA donations opportunities are now available for the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  These new opportunities offer donors three distinct categories of giving:  new and ongoing initiatives, Preservation Week and supporting the good work of...

Mar 21: ASCLA award winners recognized for innovative contributions to populations with disabilities

CHICAGO —The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) 2014 Award winners have been selected. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement within the library profession by librarians and libraries for significant current or past achievements, including...

Mar 21: ALCTS virtual preconferences coming in June

CHICAGO Two virtual preconferences coming in June bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) offers two virtual preconferences that are sure to guarantee a great experience.  Registration is open for...

Mar 21: 2014 ALA elections are open

CHICAGO Voting in the 2014 ALA elections is now open. Between March 19 and March 21, the ALA sent e-mails to voters, providing them with their unique pass codes and information about how to vote online. The polls will close at 11:59 p.m. Central time on Friday, April 25...

Mar 20: Thousands of public library professionals depart Indianapolis with innovative skills to expand the role of library service

CHICAGO – Humorist and author David Sedaris brought PLA 2014, the nation’s largest public library conference, to a laugh-filled close. Nearly 8,000 librarians, library workers, exhibitors and supporters participated in five days of programs that explored the changing role of public libraries....

Mar 20: AASL introduces the Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites members to apply for the Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award, a new addition to the organization’s prestigious awards program. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the Roald Dahl Award recognizes collaboration between...

Mar 19: Web metrics for library and information professionals

CHICAGO — The Web provides an opportunity to collect a host of different metrics, from those associated with social media accounts and websites to more traditional research outputs. David Stuart‘s “Web Metrics for Library and Information...

Mar 18: Promote yourself @ your library

CHICAGO – Looking for ways to promote your library and library services to your community? Check out the American Library Association's Campaign for America’s Libraries, @ your library brand.

The @ your...

Mar 18: Gilmanton (N.H.) Year-Round Library receives town funding with help from United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — Gilmanton (N.H.) Year-Round Library, one of 10 recipients of United for Libraries' 2013 Neal-Schuman Foundation Grants, successfully passed a warrant...

Mar 18: AASL and OLA want to hear school library stories

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Library Advocacy (OLA) seek stories about parents and students who advocate for their school libraries. Stories shared will help AASL and OLA spread examples of parent and/or...

Mar 18: The Book Whisperer headlines AASL President’s Program

CHICAGO – Donalyn Miller, author of “The Book Whisperer,” will headline the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) President’s Program taking place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, as part of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

In her popular book, “The Book...

Mar 18: Educator collaboration key to successful CCSS implementation

CHICAGO - A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals educators across the United States feel ill prepared to help their students achieve the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in literacy. The report, Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to...

Mar 18: YALSA honors Kellie Tilton with Volunteer of the Year Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Kellie Tilton, administrative assistant of the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers committee, with the Volunteer of the Year Award. The award acknowledges the...

Mar 18: Cooper and Oehlke stand for 2015-2016 PLA President

CHICAGO — Elections for the Public Library Association (PLA), as well as those for the American Library Association (ALA) and its other divisions, open on the morning of March 19 and remain open through 11:59 p.m. CT, April 25. This year in the PLA...

Mar 17: Kurz, Lechuga, Levin receive YALSA’s YA Advocacy Travel Stipends to attend National Library Legislative Day

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Robin Kurz, Lisa Lechuga and Sarah Levin as the recipients of stipends to attend ALA’s 40th annual National...

Mar 17: College & Research Libraries 75th anniversary issue voting now open

CHICAGO – In preparation for the upcoming celebration of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) 75th anniversary, the editorial board of College & Research Libraries (C&RL) is asking the journal’s readers to help...

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