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Jun 21: The American Dream Starts @ your library this summer

CHICAGO- Thanks to the American Library Association and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s The American Dream Starts @ your library program, 75 public libraries in 24 states received $5,000 grants to grow or develop literacy programs for adult English language learners.

Some of the...

Jun 21: Byers chosen for 2010 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship

 

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has picked Holly Byers of Chicago to receive the 2010 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship.

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

Jun 21: UCLA ALA Student Chapter supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO — The University of California, Los Angeles Student Chapter of the American Library Association has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of more than $1,000. The funds were raised through a barbeque sponsored by the student chapter as part of...

Jun 21: Lennon receives 2010 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Diana J. Lennon of Ossining, N.Y., the recipient of the 2010 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship.

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 library and...

Jun 21: Ward receives 2010 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship

 

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has named Bridget D. Ward of Wilson, N.C., the recipient of the 2010 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...

Jun 21: Sevigny-Killen accepts 2010 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Brenda Sevigny-Killen of Pittston, Maine, to receive the 2010 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a library support staff worker who is pursuing a master’s degree in library and information...

Jun 21: Manley named 2010 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient

 

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has named Laura Sue Manley of Hazel Park, Mich., the recipient of the 2010 David H. Clift Scholarship.

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

Jun 21: Brooks named 2010 Marshall Cavendish Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has named Mackenzie Brooks of Batavia, Ill., the recipient of the 2010 Marshall Cavendish Scholarship.

The Marshall Cavendish Scholarship was established by a donation from the Marshall Cavendish Corporation in Tarrytown, N.Y., publishers...

Jun 21: Libraries report increased use of e-government, job resources; reduced operating hours

Libraries report increased use of e-government, job resources; reduced operating hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report finds America’s public libraries posted gains in several key areas of...

Jun 17: Rendirán homenaje a escritores e ilustradores hispanos por sus notables obras de literatura infantil

Ganadores de la prestigiosa Medalla Pura Belpré recibirán la distinción y firmarán libros premiados

CHICAGO – Próximamente, cientos de personas se reunirán en ocasión de un acontecimiento que rinde homenaje a los escritores e ilustradores hispanos de...

Jun 17: Marlo Thomas steps in to replace Duchess at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Less than 24 hours after Sarah, Duchess of York canceled her appearance at the forthcoming ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., revered actress, author and children's advocate Marlo Thomas has stepped in to fill her Sunday morning slot.

Often remembered for her 1960s...

Jun 17: Designing space for children and teens

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Designing Space for Children and Teens...

Jun 15: 2010 ALA Emerging Leaders interview National Archivist David S. Ferriero

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) 2010 Emerging Leaders Group C has created a series of podcasts on behalf of the Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums (CALM). For the podcast’s inaugural episodes, the group interviewed David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United...

Jun 15: Latino authors and illustrators honored for outstanding works in children’s literature

Recipients of prestigious Pura Belpré Medal accept awards, sign winning books

CHICAGO – Hundreds will gather for an event that celebrates the most influential Latino authors and illustrators of children’s literature.  The Pura Belpré Celebración will...

Jun 15: Winners of Explore the universe @ your library® announced

Recently seven young library users where launched on a journey out of this world thanks to Explore the universe @ your library.

The winners are:

Grand-prize winner:
Michael, Oak Ridge Elementary School library of Palos Hills, Ill. will receive 25 IMAX® tickets, a...

Jun 15: Effie Lee Morris honored for her work as a librarian, advocate for underserved children and the visually impaired

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pays tribute

CHICAGO – On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi read into the Congressional Record a tribute to Effie Lee Morris, the first African American president of the Public Library Association, who died in San Francisco...

Jun 15: ALTAFF and ALA Washington Office to lead Virtual Library Advocacy Day

PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) and the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office will lead Virtual Library Advocacy Day, an opportunity for all library advocates to make their voices heard on a national level, on June 29...

Jun 15: Onsite registration available for Bookmobile Sunday

 CHICAGO – Missed online advance registration for Bookmobile Sunday during ALA’s Annual Conference? Registration will be available at the door beginning at 10:15 a.m. at room 207A/B at the Washington Convention Center.

 
Themed “Bookmobiles...
Jun 15: Four states selected for national expansion of PRIME TIME family reading program

 

 

NEW ORLEANS - PRIME TIME Inc., an affiliate of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH), in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, selected public libraries in Arizona, Florida, Georgia and Michigan...
Jun 15: New from ACRL: Advocacy, Outreach and the Nation’s Academic Libraries: A Call for Action

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the “Advocacy, Outreach and the Nation’s Academic Libraries: A Call for Action,” edited by William Welburn, Janice Welburn and Beth...

Jun 14: ALA TechSource announces new online Workshop series

 

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource is proud to announce ALA TechSource Workshops, our newest online initiative in furthering discussion, learning and information sharing for librarians and other information professionals interested in keeping up with and applying technology effectively.
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Jun 10: YALSA names Debraski manager of literature blog, launches contest for blog name

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), will launch a new blog this fall focusing on young adult literature, with Sarah Debraski (2008-2009 YALSA president) at the helm. In addition, YALSA is currently accepting nominations for the new blog’s name.

 “It makes sense...

Jun 09: McCook to present 2010 Dr. Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture

CHICAGO – Kathleen de la Peña McCook, distinguished university professor at the University of South Florida, School of Library and Information Science in Tampa, will present the 2010 Dr. Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture from 8 a.m. to 10 am. on Monday June 28th in the...

Jun 09: The American Dream Starts @ your library session to showcase recipient libraries

CHICAGO – From 10:30 to noon on Monday, June 28, representatives from the Bentonville (Ark.) Public Library; Hooper (Neb.) Public Library; and Wood County (Ohio) Library District will describe how participation in the American Dream Starts @ your...

Jun 09: Ethnic Affiliates develop innovative family literacy initiatives

CHICAGO – The Ethnic Affiliates of the American Library Association (ALA) will showcase their Family Literacy Focus literacy initiatives, in a program titled “Tools to Promote Family Literacy and Advocacy,” during ALA’s Annual Conference in Washington. The program will be held from 1:30 to 3:30...

Jun 09: ALA Committee on Literacy marks 10 years in Washington

WASHINGTON – On Friday, June 25, during ALA’s 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., ALA leaders and literacy advocates will gather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the formation of the ALA Committee on Literacy.

Held in ALA’s Washington Office, the celebration will focus on...

Jun 09: 2010 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

 

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected five winners and one honorable mention for the 2010 Katharine Kyes Leab and...
Jun 08: Biddle named 2010 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honoree

CHICAGO - Dr. Stanton Biddle, director of Middle States Accreditation Review, Baruch College, the City University of New York, has been named the 2010 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honoree. As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity research, the...

Jun 08: NEH, ALA announce 30 libraries to receive $2,000 programming grants

 

Funds will support diverse Picturing America programs
 
CHICAGO – The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced...
Jun 08: Winners of 2010 ASCLA achievement, innovation awards announced

CHICAGO—The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has selected its winners for its 2010 awards.

In addition to the Francis Joseph Campbell Award and the ASCLA Century Scholarship—both of which are housed under the Libraries Serving Special Populations...

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