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Feb 07: AASL opens call for webinars

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars 30-60 minutes in length. Proposals may be submitted using the AASL Get Involved form.

Proposals should include...

Feb 07: Two Friends groups win National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- Friends of the Glendale (Ariz.) Public Library and Holdrege (Neb.) Area Friends of the Library are winners of United for Libraries’ 2016 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards.

Each group received $250 and were recognized at United for Libraries’ Gala Author...

Feb 07: 2017 Charlemae Rollins President's Program on Families & Digital Technology

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the theme and speakers for the...

Feb 07: Call for Nominations: ASCLA's Achievement and Recognition Awards

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has opened its nomination period for its annual series of achievement and recognition awards. Members are encouraged to...

Feb 07: PLA now accepting proposals for PLA 2018 Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting preconference and program proposals for the PLA 2018 Conference, March 20-24, in Philadelphia. Proposals may be submitted online through...

Feb 07: Dawes, Pelayo-Lozada, and Wong elected to ALA Executive Board

(CHICAGO) Trevor A. Dawes, Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada, and Patricia “Patty” Wong have been elected to serve on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board. The new board members were elected by the ALA Council in a vote taken at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting held January 20-24...

Feb 07: ACRL releases Choosing to Lead: The Motivational Factors of Underrepresented Minority Librarians in Higher Education

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Choosing to Lead: The Motivational Factors of Underrepresented Minority Librarians in Higher Education,” edited by Antonia P. Olivas,...

Feb 06: An updated special collections handbook

CHICAGO — Working with special collections can vary dramatically from preserving a single rare book to managing and digitizing vast mixed-media archives, yet the role of the information professional is always critical in tapping into the potential of these collections, protecting their legacy,...

Feb 06: ALCTS seeks ALCTS News Editor

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Editor of ALCTS News, the association’s official news source. ALCTS News is a digital news...

Feb 06: ALA denounces recent FCC Lifeline revocations, report retractions

WASHINGTON – On February 3, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revoked all of the designations of Lifeline Broadband Providers and ordered the retraction of multiple reports, including the “...

Feb 03: YALSA’s New Teen Book Finder Database announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has launched its highly-anticipated Teen Book Finder Database. Consistent with its app counterpart, the database is comprised of...

Feb 03: K-8 school libraries invited to apply for ALA's 2017 Sara Jaffarian Award

CHICAGO — School libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.

Nominations for the 2017 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program...

Feb 03: ALSC names 2017 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2017 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality...
Feb 02: ALA affirms support for NEH, NEA

WASHINGTONToday American Library Association President Julie Todaro released the following statement in support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“For more than 50 years, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH...

Feb 02: New AASL editorial board ready to get social

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has appointed five school library professionals to serve as members of the new AASL social media editorial board. Editorial board members will curate and compose social media posts for AASL platforms. The editorial board includes:...

Feb 02: Sparks named YALSA’s 2017 Board Fellow

CHICAGO — The Board of Directors of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) chose Heather Sparks, LEAP Out-of-School Program Manager at the Free Library of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) as its 2017-2018...

Feb 02: Dodds, Page, Gilmartin receive YALSA’s 2017 Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded the 2017 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Maeve Dodds and Jean Page and...

Feb 02: Circulating Unusual Items Webinar by ASCLA

CHICAGO - Join ASCLA for a webinar to learn how to Circulate Unusual Items at your library on 2/7/17.

There is a growing trend of adding...

Feb 02: Marsh and Austin win 2017 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO — Katelyn Marsh and Jeanie Austin were chosen as the recipients of the 2017 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library...

Feb 02: Travel grants available for first-time AASL national conference attendees

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is offering 30 grants for travel to its 18th National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed “Beyond the Horizon,” will be held Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. Full conference details can be found at ...

Feb 02: New eCourse: Cataloging with RDA

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cataloging with RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on April 3, 2017.

Estimated Hours of...

Feb 02: Kim Lindskog wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Kim Lindskog has won a free year of AASL membership! Lindskog's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. Lindskog referred Leah Carol Plumley to AASL...

Feb 02: RUSA Winter Online Learning

CHICAGO - Don’t miss! 2/23/17 – [Webinar] “Show me the money: Growing grants-related services in the library”
Pinpoint resources of interest to diverse grant-seeking...

Feb 02: Registration and housing open for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago

ALA promises the same outstanding content, professional development, and networking opportunities as always at the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, June 22-27. Early Bird registration and housing are open as of noon (Central time) on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at...

Feb 02: 2017 Teen Tech Week Grant Recipients announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has announced the recipients of its 2017 Teen Tech Week Grant.

Grant recipients will each receive $1,000 to fund activities aimed at helping...

Feb 02: New eCourse: Web Design Basics for Librarians

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Web Design Basics for Librarians. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on April 3, 2017.

Estimated...

Feb 02: New eCourse: Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Violet Fox will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on April 3, 2017...

Feb 01: ALSC recipient of 2017 GLBTRT Award for Political Activism

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has been named the recipient of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Award for Political Activism. The award will be presented on Monday, June 26, 2017 during the...

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