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Oct 14: Two new SLR articles explore school librarian instructional partner role and school library impact on students

CHICAGO – Two new research articles are now available in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research. The articles cover the topics of how preparation programs prepare pre-service school librarians to fill the role of...

Oct 14: AASL thanks 2014 Fall Forum sponsors Capstone and Follett

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) would like to thank Capstone and Follett for their generous support of its 2014 Fall Forum. Representatives of both companies will join school librarians during School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape,...

Oct 13: Adobe responds to ALA on egregious data breach; some action expected by week of Oct. 20

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) decries confirmed reader data breaches by Adobe and calls for immediate corrective action to encrypt and protect reader...

Oct 10: RDA and cartographic resources

CHICAGO — As the cataloging universe moves ever deeper into the era of RDA: Resource Description and Access, specialist catalogers need information on managing the materials in their areas of responsibility. Designed for both practicing map catalogers and catalogers new to cartographic resources...

Oct 10: Mick Ebeling Featured Speaker at ALA President’s Program, 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- “Say yes first, ask questions later. Commit, then figure it out,” says Mick Ebeling, who promises ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees an inspiring message about finding creative solutions to real-world problems by looking at them differently. Ebeling will be welcomed by Courtney Young as...

Oct 10: Mark Shelton named C&RL Book Review Editor
CHICAGO – Mark Shelton of Harvard University has been appointed to the post of Book Review Editor of College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)....
Oct 10: YALSA partners with 3D Systems for MakerLab Club to provide libraries with 3D Printers

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), in collaboration with 3D Systems, will support 3D Systems’ mission to build digital literacy and expand access to 21st century tools like 3D design, 3D Printing and 3D scanning for young adults across the nation, through the new...

Oct 10: Dr. Cornel West to keynote 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration

CHICAGO – Internationally renowned intellectual Dr. Cornel West will keynote the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2015 Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Chicago. The 2015 Celebration will be held from 6:30 to...

Oct 10: LLAMA webinar explores marketing with Facebook

CHICAGO — Are you making the most of Facebook for marketing your library?  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present "If they like you,...

Oct 10: Nominations sought for 2015 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Lifetime Achievement Award

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award is named for award-winning children’s author Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002), recipient of the 1983, 1986 and 1996...

Oct 09: ALA calls on Dept. of Ed. to include public libraries in early learning intervention model

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) urged the Department of Education in a letter (pdf) today to include public libraries as early learning...

Oct 07: Arkansas becomes latest state to provide United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has made special pricing for its Trustee Academy available to state library agencies. The state of Arkansas recently joined Texas, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Nebraska and Kansas in purchasing the Trustee Academy....

Oct 07: Web design basics for librarians

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new new iteration of its popular eCourse, Web Design Basics for Librarians. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Oct 07: Researching prospective donors: Get more funding for your library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Researching Prospective Donors: Get More Funding for Your Library. Susan Summerfield Hammerman will serve as the instructor for a five-week...

Oct 07: Social media basics: Engaging your library users

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Social Media Basics: Engaging Your Library Users. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a five-week facilitated eCourse...

Oct 07: Apply now to host 2015 ACRL Scholarly Communication Road Shows

CHICAGO – Today's academic and research librarians increasingly act as change agents in the higher education community. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of open access and scholarly communication. To help empower our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly...

Oct 07: Getting babies into books with early literacy programs

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Getting Babies into Books with Early Literacy Programs. Kathy Kirchoefer will serve as the instructor for a five-week facilitated...

Oct 07: The sustainability of scholarly information

CHICAGO — Written by G.G. Chowdhury, “Sustainability of Scholarly Information,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ...

Oct 06: ACRL seeks nominations for 2015 awards

CHICAGO – This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), an achievement made possible by the efforts of its leaders and members serving the higher education community. As ACRL celebrates...

Oct 06: Amanda McCoy wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Amanda McCoy in turn won a free year of AASL membership for herself. McCoy’s name was drawn as the first monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) new ...

Oct 06: ALA voice to join FCC Open Internet roundtable

WASHINGTON, D.C.—John Windhausen, network neutrality counsel to the American Library Association (ALA) and president of Telepoly Consulting, will represent libraries and higher education institutions Tuesday as a panelist for an Open Internet roundtable discussion hosted by the Federal...

Oct 06: School librarian’s role in Senior/Capstone Projects examined in new AASL webinar

CHICAGO A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will demonstrate the school librarian’s integral role in Senior/Capstone Projects - research-oriented courses driven by student interest rather than curricular mandates.  Presented by a...

Oct 06: LLAMA webinar identifies core competencies of assessment

CHICAGO Do you know what skills are needed to obtain or succeed in a library assessment position?  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) can help you find out.  LLAMA’s Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section (LLAMA-MAES) will present “Core...

Oct 06: Digitization examined in free American Libraries Live broadcast

CHICAGO — Digitization is not the future of libraries, it’s the present. Whether your institution is a community repository or you need to digitize old materials to save space, the ability to start a digitization project is becoming an essential skill for today’s librarian.  “Digitization and...

Oct 03: ACRL announces Immersion ’15 Programs

CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for its Information Literacy Immersion ’15 Program. The ACRL Immersion Programs provide instruction librarians the...

Oct 03: Applications now being accepted for 2015 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation opened applications today for the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries, which recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature.

The grants extend graphic novels...

Oct 03: 2014 revision of RDA: Resource Description and Access Print now available

CHICAGO — The newest print accumulation of RDA: Resource Description and Access is now available. RDA: Resource Description and Access Print--2014 Revision contains:

  • A full accumulation of RDA—the...
Oct 03: New resource for school library conversations

CHICAGO – A new digital magazine issue, featuring articles from prominent members of the profession, showcases the way school libraries and school librarians transform learning. “School Libraries Transform Learning,” an American Libraries digital supplement produced in partnership with...

Oct 01: ALA Endowment Fund passes $40 Million

CHICAGO On behalf of the American Library Association (ALA) Endowment Trustees, Senior Endowment Trustee Rod Hersberger announced that the value of the Association’s long-term investments reached $40.2 million on Aug. 31, 2014. The Endowment achieved its last major...

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