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Jan 07: Rev up summer reading with 20 grants from YALSA and Dollar General

CHICAGO — Librarians seeking funding for summer reading programs aimed at teens can apply for one of 20 summer reading grants, each worth $1,000, distributed by YALSA and funded by Dollar General. YALSA encourages innovative proposals that are inclusive of underserved teen populations, including...

Jan 07: ALA awards 150 Great Stories CLUB grants
Reading and discussion program targets troubled teens
 
CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)...
Jan 06: Potential of e-readers as literacy tools to be explored at Midwinter
CHICAGO - From 10:30 a.m. to noon PST on Sunday, Jan. 9, the ALA Committee on Literacy's Research-to-Practice Discussion Group will examine e-readers as literacy learning tools, during "E-readers and Literacy for All: A Vision for the Future," at ALA's 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The...
Jan 05: Georgia Library Association supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The Georgia Library Association (GLA) has announced its support of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship Program through a gift to the Spectrum Presidential Initiative.  GLA has made a $600 contribution to the Initiative.

Additionally GLA collected...

Jan 05: ALA recognizes four library programs as top cutting-edge services in second annual contest


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) has selected programs at Creekview High School in Canton, Ga.; Orange County Library System in Orlando, Fla.; North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, N.C.; and...

Jan 04: Financial planning @ your library

CHICAGO –According to a recent poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, saving money was the third most popular New Year’s resolution. Libraries are trying to make this goal easier to reach.

With the assistance of grants, the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across...

Jan 04: New from ACRL: Collection Development in a Changing Environment

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Collection Development in a Changing Environment: Policies and Organization for College and University Libraries” (CLIPNote #42),...

Jan 04: Encourage teen learning with YALSA’s homework help webinar this February

CHICAGO — From hungry dogs to alien abductions to corrupted flash drives, the list of excuses for missed homework assignments is never ending. Help your teens get a head start on their homework by hosting a homework help program at your library. Join host Mari Hardacre as she discusses both in-...

Jan 04: ALA announces 30 libraries to receive Louisa May Alcott library outreach grants

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that 30 libraries will receive $2,500 grants to support five reading, viewing and discussion programs featuring the documentary “Louisa May Alcott: The Woman...

Jan 04: Register onsite for PLA’s Midwinter Institute in San Diego
CHICAGO - If you haven’t registered yet for PLA’s Midwinter Institute, “Public Libraries Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century” (9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7), there's...
Jan 04: Easily incorporate free tech tools for teens @ your library with YALSA’s January webinar

CHICAGO — You don’t need to be a tech guru with a huge budget to successfully incorporate technology into your library’s teen services. Learn how to easily use technology at almost no cost to enhance teen library services in YALSA’s Jan. 20 webinar, Tech4U: Technology Programs for Every User,...

Jan 04: Press conference to announce John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award winners

CHICAGO - A press conference announcing this year's winners of the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. PST on Saturday, Jan. 8 at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 30-D. (The San Diego Convention Center is located at 111 West Harbor Drive...

Jan 04: Reid’s read-aloud classics from C.S. Lewis to Lemony Snicket
CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the publication of “Reid’s Read-Alouds 2: Modern-Day Classics from C.S. Lewis to Lemony Snicket,”...
Jan 03: Exciting new products in San Diego at the ALA Store

CHICAGO - The ALA Store, offering products at the American Library Association (ALA) 2011 Midwinter Meeting that help meet your promotional and continuing education needs, will now be located on the Exhibit Floor...

Jan 03: ACRL offers Scholarly Communication 101 road shows

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is taking scholarly communication on the road again in 2011 with "Scholarly Communication 101: Starting with the Basics." Recognizing that scholarly communication issues are central to the work of all academic librarians and all...

Dec 29: ALA 2015 Strategic Plan outlines key goals, objectives for the future
CHICAGO – Members attending the 2011 Midwinter Meeting, San Diego (Jan. 7-11) can pick up a brochure that outlines the ALA 2015 Strategic Plan by visiting the ALA Press Office and the membership information kiosk at the ALA store. ALA Executive Board Members will also discuss the plan at...
Dec 28: Ring in the new year with Glee

CHICAGO — Kicking off an exciting 2011, the cast of the hit show “Glee” appears on the latest READ Poster from ALA Graphics. The poster captures characters Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), Rachel Berry (Lea...

Dec 28: ALA awards deadline extended

CHICAGO - The deadline has been extended to Feb. 1 for a number of American Library Association (ALA) awards and grants, including the ALA Information Today Library of the Future Award , the Beta Phi Mu Award, the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award, the Paul Howard Award for...

Dec 28: Advocacy Institute preconference at Midwinter to focus on branding, Library Snapshot Day
CHICAGO – Space is still available for the “Advocating in a Tough Economy: An Advocacy Institute Workshop” during ALA’s 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The program will take place from 1 - 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Advanced registration is priced at $50 and onsite will be $75...
Dec 28: GLBTRT continues 40th anniversary celebration at Midwinter
 
CHICAGO - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) is continuing its year-long 40th anniversary celebrations with a social during ALA’s 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.
 
The...
Dec 28: Find inspiration for Teen Tech Week™ and Teen Read Week™ in YALSA’s latest book
CHICAGO — Librarians planning celebrations for YALSA’s annual literacy initiatives can now turn to a new, comprehensive resource: "Teen Read Week™ and Teen Tech Week™: Tips and Resources for YALSA’s Initiatives," the first...
Dec 28: Teen Tech Week™ Mini Grant applications due Jan. 3
CHICAGO — Through funding from the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will award up to 10 mini grants, consisting of $450 in...
Dec 28: New poll on atyourlibrary.org promotes the Youth Media Awards

Free content available to librarians on atyourlibrary.org

CHICAGO – Celebrate the upcoming Youth Media Awards with library lovers from across the country and local library users by voting for your favorite Newbery Medal winning book.

Librarians are...

Dec 21: Kosturski selected as 2011 RUSA Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Catherine Kosturski, circulation and reference intern at the Middlesex (N.J.) Public Library, has been selected as the 2011 Emerging Leader for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).
 

The ALA...

Dec 21: ASCLA selects Mair as 2011 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Tiffany Mair, student assistant at the California State Library's Braille and Talking Book Library, will serve as the 2011 Emerging Leader for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).
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Dec 21: Online course and webinar proposals sought for ASCLA professional development programs

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites interested instructors and presenters to submit proposals for online professional development courses and webinars.

Beyond the 2011 Virtual...
Dec 21: Midwinter leadership development seminar highlights Unexpected Leadership

CHICAGO - All American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting attendees are invited to join us for an exciting and inspiring professional development seminar.

As part of its ongoing commitment to enriching its leaders and membership, LLAMA takes time during one of its key business...

Dec 21: ASCLA/COSLA dessert and networking reception at Midwinter

CHICAGO—The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) cordially invite Midwinter Meeting attendees to enjoy dessert in the company of colleagues at the ASCLA/...

Dec 21: New facilitated eCourse from ALA Editions: Young Adult Readers’ Advisory Services

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse on Young Adult Readers’ Advisory Services. Jessica Moyer, an experienced online instructor and a doctoral...

Dec 21: RUSA book and media awards event offers multitude of choices for book lovers

CHICAGO—All ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees are invited to celebrate the winners of numerous awards and build their 2011 to-be-read lists at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) upcoming Book and Media Awards Reception.

In addition to The Reading List and Notable Book...

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