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Nov 03: Stacy Gilbert selected as RUSA’s 2017 Emerging Leader

Stacy Gilbert, Business Librarian, Assistant Professor at the West Campus Library at Texas A&M University, has been selected as the 2017 Emerging Leader for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders program is a...

Nov 03: New Workshop: Effective Library Signage—Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices with Mark Aaron Polger and Amy F. Stempler. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:...

Nov 03: It's Almost LITA Forum Time!


Chicago -- Online registration for the 2016 LITA Forum closes at midnight, Sunday November 13, 2016. Join your ...

Nov 03: A planning guide for serving patrons with disabilities

CHICAGO — Librarians are continually faced with challenges of how to best meet the needs of patrons with disabilities, whether those patrons have physical or intellectual disabilities, differing learning styles, or even temporary problems which impact their access and may change over time. And...

Nov 02: 2017 Teen Tech Week™ site now live

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2017 Teen Tech Week website is now live. The celebration will take place March 5-11, 2017 with the theme “Be the Source of Change.”

“For years, libraries have been the place to...

Nov 02: Johnson named YALSA’s 2017 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Laurel D. Johnson, a Young Adult Librarian at the Skokie (Illinois) Public Library, as its 2017 Emerging Leader.

Johnson will receive...

Nov 02: RUSA, United host discussion on library advocacy best practices at Midwinter

CHICAGO—In partnership with United for Libraries, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is hosting “Are you a Proactive or Reactive Advocate? Best Practices from Academic and Public Library Supporters,” an...

Nov 02: Deadline Approaching (12/1) - Travel to The Netherlands & Belgium with ASCLA

CHICAGO--The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will be traveling to The Netherlands and Belgium during Tulip Time as their annual fundraiser. Hosted by AMA Waterways, this seven night river cruise from...

Nov 02: ACRL releases Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships,” edited by Kristen Totleben and Lori Birrell....

Nov 02: Anastasia Chiu named 2017 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Anastasia Chiu, resident librarian at the Samuel L. Paley Library at Temple University, has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2016-2017. Each year, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsors one Emerging Leader who has...

Nov 01: Celebrate 50 Years of YA Novels with Booklist in 2017

Always an important destination and resource for librarians, fans, and publishers of young adult books, Booklist will be even more indispensable in 2017 as it offers a year-long print, online, and in-person...

Nov 01: LLAMA seeks webinar proposals

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association is now accepting proposals for its highly regarded webinar series.  All interested presenters or program organizers are encouraged to submit proposals. You do not need to be member to submit a proposal.

Our webinars reach a wide...

Nov 01: Daina Ramey Berry to keynote 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration at ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO – Noted historian Dr. Daina Ramey Berry will deliver the keynote address during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta. The 2017 Celebration will be held from 6:...

Nov 01: Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is December 31,...

Nov 01: Freedom to Read Foundation and ALA/OIF offer webinar on the History of Intellectual Freedom and Censorship

CHICAGO — Join intellectual freedom educators and advocates Emily Knox, Joyce Latham, and Candace Morgan as they discuss the history of intellectual freedom and censorship from the Roman Empire into our digital age. The panelists will also cover history of these topics within the American...

Nov 01: Libraries invited to apply for Great Stories Club ‘Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide’ Grants

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invites libraries to apply for the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for underserved teens featuring books under the theme “Nature vs. Nurture: Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide.” The project is...

Nov 01: Veizaga named Member Manager of Teen Programming HQ

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Angela Veizaga as the new member manager of its Teen Programming HQ website.

Veizaga is a Systemwide Youth Programs Librarian at the Boston Public Library and will serve a...

Oct 31: Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina add their voice to ESSA state planning

CHICAGO –Three additional states have added their voice to the call for school librarian participation in the development of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state implementation plans. More than 150 school librarians and educational stakeholders in Florida, North Carolina and South...

Oct 31: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed, Auditorium Speaker at 2017 Midwinter Meeting

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and law professor Annette Gordon-Reed, author of several books including The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family and most recently “Most Blessed of Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (with Peter S. Onuf), is...

Oct 31: LIS Students: Apply for the LITA/Ex Libris Writing Award

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by ...

Oct 31: PLA sponsors Emerging Leaders Heather Novotny and Heather Thompson

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to sponsor Heather Novotny and Heather Thompson as its representatives for the 2017 ALA Emerging Leaders program...

Oct 31: PLA releases first Project Outcome Annual Report
 
CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) has launched the first Project Outcome Annual Report. Access the 2016 Annual Report to analyze survey results, learn what patrons benefited from most, and see what Project...
Oct 28: Year’s best in adult reading and reference unveiled at RUSA’s Book and Media Awards

CHICAGO—All ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees are invited to this free event to celebrate the winners of the many adult reading and reference awards at RUSA's Book and Media Awards ceremony. The event will take place from 5-7p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 in the...

Oct 28: Urban visionary Ryan Gravel is 2017 Midwinter Meeting Arthur Curley Memorial Lecturer

Ryan Gravel, urban visionary, planner, designer, and author of Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities, will bring his message to the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, GA, as the Arthur Curley Memorial Lecturer on Saturday, January 21st...

Oct 27: Bayci, Halpern, Ibacache and Tucker receive Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the 2017 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award to Emily Bayci, Naperville (Illinois) Public Library; Katy Halpern, Lake Hiawatha (New Jersey) Library; Kathia Ibacache, Simi Valley (California) Public Library; Laura...

Oct 27: [Deadline Extended to 12/2] ASCLA’s Online Learning Proposals Submissions

CHICAGO – Do you have an idea for a webinar or online course you would like to present? The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians to submit a webinar...

Oct 27: RBM call for submissions

CHICAGO – RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage (RBM), a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, seeks submissions pertaining to special collections and cultural heritage...

Oct 26: ALSC selects Tori Ann Ogawa as 2017 Emerging Leader

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Tori Ann Ogawa of the Darien Library in Darien, Conn. as its representative in the...

Oct 25: ALA unveils shortlist for 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States...

Oct 25: The ALA joins the list of #GivingTuesday organizations

CHICAGO — Support the future of our nation’s libraries and donate to the ALA and its divisions on #GivingTuesday, Nov.29. #GivingTuesday is a social media driven day of giving held in conjunction with the beginning of the holiday season and end-of-year giving.

Society is at a critical...

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