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May 20: FCC leader to discuss net neutrality at 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS—How does the recent net neutrality court case impact the public’s right to know? Learn how the Federal Communications Commission is addressing network neutrality issues at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Gigi Sohn, special counsel for the...

May 20: Library, privacy leaders to discuss surveillance at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

LAS VEGAS—What does the collection and retention of bulk phone records and other personal information mean for the public and for library users? Learn about the ways that personal information and Internet access is managed by the government at “Information Manipulation Part II: Surveillance,” a...

May 20: Grassroots advocacy expert to address 2014 ALA Annual Conference

LAS VEGAS—Looking for ways to engage your friends and trustees in a grassroots campaign at your library? Need proven strategies for mobilizing your advocates or foundations to share the value of your library to an outside audience? Now more than ever, libraries need advocacy on every level,...

May 20: ALA to host e-government panel at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

LAS VEGAS—Every year, more and more people are turning to libraries for job assistance and e-government tasks. Library leaders are encouraged to participate in “Libraries and E-government,” an interactive program that will take place during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual...

May 20: Winning libraries share cutting-edge services at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

LAS VEGAS—Does your local library offer cutting-edge library services? Learn how four ALA-recognized libraries are using novel and cost-effective methods to leverage technologies to better serve their communities during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference session “...

May 20: ALA members to discuss controversial film 'The Speaker' at Annual Conference

Controversial 1977 ALA film to be screened and is now available online for the first time

CHICAGO The ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Association of American Publishers will...

May 20: United for Libraries honors Gordon and Laverne Taylor with Major Benefactor Citation

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Library System (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and its Library Endowment Trust, honored the late Gordon and LaVerne Taylor with its Major Benefactor Citation for their contributions to the Belle Isle Library.

When longtime...

May 20: South Carolina purchases United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy

PHILADELPHIA — The state of South Carolina recently joined 11 other states in making United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy, a series of online courses for library trustees, available to its libraries

“We are very excited to be able to provide library trustees with this great learning tool...

May 20: Rethinking readers' advisory

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach. Rebecca Howard and Laura Raphael will serve as...

May 20: Copyright for teachers and librarians

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse Copyright for Teachers and Librarians. Rebecca P. Butler will serve as the instructor for a four-week...

May 20: Dynamic one-shot library instruction

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Dynamic One-Shot Instruction. Heidi Buchanan and Beth McDonough will serve as instructors for a four-week...

May 20: United for Libraries to present ‘Getting a Bigger Piece of the Pie’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Getting a Bigger Piece of the Pie: Effective Communication with Funders & Policy Makers” from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29 at the ALA Annual Conference.

Learn from the experts about how to get to know, communicate with and influence...

May 20: Celebrate award winners and enjoy hors d'oeuvres at the ASCLA/COSLA reception
CHICAGO — Networking, hors d'oeuvres and an awards presentation are on the agenda for the ASCLA/COSLA reception at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. All conference attendees are invited to participate in the celebration.
 
The event, a conference tradition...
May 20: Literary Tastes celebrates the best reading of the year
CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host three award-winning authors — Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab — at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference program Literary Tastes, a conference tradition that features authors from...
May 20: United for Libraries designates Literary Landmark for Bernard Waber

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with Empire State Center for the Book, the Children’s Book Council, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the Yorkville Community School PTA, designated Yorkville Community School in New York City a Literary Landmark in honor of Bernard Waber on...

May 20: Meet the 2014 Class of Emerging Leaders at a Poster Session during ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas are invited to meet the 2014 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27. The ALA 2014 class of ELs will showcase their final projects at the...

May 20: Booklist’s guide to the 1,000 best young adult books since 2000

CHICAGO — With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest. Booklist magazine’s deep and broad coverage of the landscape offers indispensable guidance, and in “Booklist’s...

May 19: YALSA opens program proposals for 2015 Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will accept proposals for continuing education sessions to be presented at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference June 26 - 30, 2015 in San Francisco. Proposals may be submitted through July 1 at...

May 19: Karin Slaughter headlines Andrew Carnegie Medals announcements and celebration at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Award-winning crime writer Karin Slaughter will be a featured speaker at the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence award ceremony, where the two winners will be announced. The event will take place from 8 -10 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, during ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas,...

May 19: Two new LIRT Awards to be presented at ALA 2014 Annual Conference

CHICAGO The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) invites you to attend the inaugural LIRT Awards ceremony at the ALA 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  Please come show your support for the winners and for the new Awards at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday June 29, in the Las...

May 19: COA calls for comment on second draft of revised standards

CHICAGO — The second draft of the revision of the 2008 Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Science, based on comment since December 2013, is now available for review and final comment through Oct. 24, 2014, at the...

May 15: ALA prepares to help protect the Open Internet

Washington, D.C.—Today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) re-opens one of the most important rulemakings to affect America’s internet users and the libraries that support free public access and communities of researchers and learners. American Library Association (ALA)...

May 15: Lois Lowry to be joined by Jeff Bridges at ALA President’s Program, Annual Conference

CHICAGO Legendary best-selling youth author and two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry will be joined by Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges at Barbara Stripling’s ALA President’s Program & Awards Presentation, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29 at the...

May 15: ALA Nominating Committee seeks candidates

CHICAGO The Nominating Committee for the 2015 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2015 spring ballot for the offices of ALA president-elect and councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for president-elect and no...

May 13: LLAMA webinar shows how data promotes interdepartmental partnerships

CHICAGO While many academic libraries host external campus departments, it is less common for libraries to work with these departments to create and offer integrated services.  Careful planning is critical to their success and includes not only communication among...

May 13: LITA guide spotlights the top technologies every librarian needs to know

CHICAGO — While it's inspiring to ponder the libraries of the 22nd century, it's a lot more practical to think ahead to the next five years. That's just what editor Kenneth J. Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors have done in “...

May 13: United for Libraries to present '3D Printers & Library Policies' at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries will present “3D Printers & Library Policies” 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the ALA Annual Conference. The program will be co-sponsored by ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and Office for Intellectual...

May 13: United for Libraries to host ‘Isn’t it Romantic?’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries will present “Isn’t it Romantic?”, an author panel featuring romance writers, 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Popular romance authors Shelley Coriell, Deborah Coonts, Jeaniene Frost,...

May 13: Evanovich and Rae join lineup for ‘The Laugh’s On Us,’ sponsored by SAGE

PHILADELPHIA — Stephanie Evanovich and Issa Rae will join the lineup of authors at United for Libraries’ “The Laugh’s On Us," sponsored by SAGE, featuring standup comedian and...

May 13: Library associations select Robert Oakley scholarship winner

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) awarded Carla Myers the 2014 Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship. The Library Copyright Alliance, which includes ALA, established the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship to support research...

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