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Mar 15: Diane Walden recognized with ASCLA leadership award

CHICAGO — The 2011 ASCLA Leadership & Professional Achievement Award winner is Diane Walden, correctional libraries senior consultant for the Colorado State Library and a longtime member of the Association of...

Mar 15: YALSA seeks program proposals for 2012 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will accept proposals for programs for the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 21-26. Proposals must be submitted through May 31 at www.surveymonkey.com/s/...

Mar 15: National Library Workers Day and Equal Pay Day coincide on April 12

CHICAGO - Continuing the theme “Libraries Work Because We Do!” thousands will celebrate National Library Workers Day (NLWD) and Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 12 2011. On this day, while library workers and libraries are being commended...

Mar 14: John Wilkin named 2011 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award winner

CHICAGO – John Wilkin has been named the winner of the 2011 LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Emerald Group Publishing  Limited and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) sponsor the award.

The award...

Mar 14: Atkins named 2011 Marta Lange/CQ Press Award winner

CHICAGO – Stephen E. Atkins, former curator of the Dawson Collection and French Studies at the Cushing Library of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, has been posthumously awarded the 2011 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (...

Mar 14: Bussert wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Achievement Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Leslie Bussert, head of instruction services at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College Library, has been chosen to receive the 2011 Community and Junior College...

Mar 14: Mirza receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Melora Mirza, associate library director at the Georgia Perimeter College (GPC), Dunwoody Campus, has been chosen to receive the 2011 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO...

Mar 14: 2011 ACRL STS Innovation Award to AgEcon Search

CHICAGO – AgEcon Search, the agricultural repository of the University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics and the University of Minnesota Libraries, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS...

Mar 14: Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program needs evaluators

CHICAGO - The ALA-APA's Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program currently needs the help of librarians with an MLIS and at least five years’ experience in one of the areas of the LSSC competency sets, which are listed below.

LSSC began accepting candidates in January, 2010...

Mar 14: How will your library celebrate National Bookmobile Day 2011?

CHICAGO – A bookmobile birthday party.  An open house on wheels.  Free book giveaways.  These are the ways that libraries across America will celebrate the second National Bookmobile Day on Wednesday April 13, 2011.

National Bookmobile Day honors the nation’s bookmobiles and the...

Mar 14: Restrictions on library e-book lending threaten access to information

Tight library budgets restrict e-book buying power

Chicago – As libraries cope with stagnant or decreased budgets, the recent decision by publisher HarperCollins to restrict the lending of e-books to a limited number of circulations per copy...

Mar 11: Greenwood Publishing Group Award recipient named

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has named “The Tech Set" the winner of the 2011 Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. "The Tech Set" was envisioned, created, and edited by Ellyssa Kroski and published by Neal-Schuman.

"The Tech Set...

Mar 11: ALA honors Dr. Joan R. Giesecke with the 2011 Equality Award

CHICAGO - Dr. Joan R. Giesecke, dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the 2011 recipient of the American Library Association Equality Award. The annual award, $1000 and a framed citation of achievement donated by Scarecrow Press, a member of the Rowman & Littlefield...

Mar 11: Register your Día event with ALSC!

CHICAGO - It’s here! 2011 marks the 15-year anniversary of El día de los niños/El día de los libros, called Día, the celebration of children, books, reading and culture. While Día doesn't happen until April 30, the time has come to start planning your Día event. Start now by registering your...

Mar 11: Mansfield (Texas) Public Library designated a Literary Landmark by ALTAFF

PHILADELPHIA –  Mansfield (Texas) Public Library has been designated a Literary Landmark by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The Literary Landmark recognizes the contributions of...

Mar 11: Wendy Newman receives 2011 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

CHICAGO - The American Library Association is pleased to announce that Wendy Newman, senior fellow on the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto and past-president of the Canadian Library Association has been selected as the 2011 winner of the Ken Haycock Award for...

Mar 08: Nathaniel Philbrick speaking at upcoming Literary Tastes Breakfast

CHICAGO—Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the 2011 Notable Book “The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of Little Bighorn,” “Mayflower” and “In the Heart of the Sea” will speak at the...

Mar 08: ALSC tabs West Palm Beach as 2011 BWI Award winner

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the West Palm Beach (Fla.) Public Library the 2011 ALSC/BWI Summer Reading Program Grant. The $3,000 grant, donated by Book Wholesalers, Inc. (BWI), provides financial assistance to a public library for developing...

Mar 08: PLA now accepting proposals for 2012 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting preconference and program proposals for the 2012 ALA Annual Conference, to be held June 21-26 in Anaheim, Calif. Proposals may be submitted through an online form available here...

Mar 08: Call for Nominations for the ALA Research Series peer review panel

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Research & Statistics invites nominations for a peer review panel for the ALA Research Series.

The ALA Research Series ...

Mar 08: Learn to use online resources to help job seekers at the library in new course from ALA Editions

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse on using jobs and employment reference tools on the Web. Diane Kovacs, a former government...

Mar 08: Group discounts available for RUSA preconferences in New Orleans

CHICAGO—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is offering group registration discounts for its four 2011 Annual preconferences in New Orleans.

Libraries, library networks or systems registering three or more of their employees for any...

Mar 08: PR Xchange Best of Show: looking for the best of the best

CHICAGO - Your library has amazing promotional materials - newsletters, program announcements, reading celebrations, advocacy materials, fundraising messages and more – in either print or video formats.  Here’s your chance to show them off!   It’s that time of year again— to submit entries for...

Mar 08: South Carolina librarian Kate Walker wins Why I'm a YALSA Member contest

CHICAGO —Kate Walker, a librarian at the Anderson County (S.C.) Library System, won the 2011 Why I’m a YALSA Member contest. Walker wins a free year of YALSA membership and an e-reader for her essay. Jennifer Hopwood, who tweeted her answer, and Kathryn Bradley, who wrote an essay, each won a...

Mar 08: Homework help from the library

CHICAGO — Children’s and young adult librarians are crucial links to effective learning for students. “Homework Help from the Library: In Person and Online,” published by ALA Editions, is a...

Mar 08: Applications for ALTAFF’s Baker & Taylor Awards due May 2

PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to Friends of the Library groups. Applications are due May 2, 2011.

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Mar 08: Free webinar provides info on how to implement Library Snapshot Day

CHICAGO – The Committee on Library Advocacy will present a free webinar about Library Snapshot Day from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Library Snapshot Day is an event that provides library staff a simple means to show the value of the library by capturing what...

Mar 08: LITA offers three workshops in New Orleans

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is offering three full-day educational workshops on Friday, June 24, 2011 in New Orleans.

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Mar 08: Call for proposals for the ALA Research Series

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Research & Statistics invites manuscript, book and article proposals for the peer reviewed ALA Research Series.

The ALA Research Series expands the knowledge base of library research by publishing quantitative and/or qualitative...

Mar 07: New AASL webinar series helps school librarians create their own story

CHICAGO – In preparation for School Library Month and its theme “Create Your Own Story,” the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will offer a complimentary webinar series on crafting strategic stories.  Presented by Nancy Dowd, “How to Create Strategic Stories to Gain Support for...

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