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Mar 09: Magda El-Sherbini selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Magda El-Sherbini is the recipient of the 2015 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented at the ALCTS Awards...

Mar 09: Chandler named 2015 ACRL WESS-SEES De Gruyter Grant winner

CHICAGO — Katharine C. Chandler, reference librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Department, has been selected to receive the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) / Slavic and East European Section (SEES) De Gruyter...

Mar 09: Experts to explore entrepreneurial co-working and collaboration in libraries at 2015 SXSW Interactive

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nationwide, libraries are creating dynamic hubs for budding entrepreneurs to innovate, collaborate and launch successful ventures. Join a panel of library and startup experts at this year’s 2015 South by Southwest...

Mar 06: Ed Summers recipient of 2015 Kilgour Award

CHICAGO — The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced Ed Summers as the 2015 winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The award, which is jointly sponsored by...

Mar 06: Explore all the ACRL-Choice webinar program has to offer: Visit the full library of past presentations, now on the Choice YouTube channel

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. — The ACRL-Choice webinar program connects academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, and other experts.  Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these free interactive webinars, with topics ranging...

Mar 06: 2015 Cunha-Swartzburg Award to Laura Word

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services’ (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) Jury for the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award has selected Laura Word as the 2015 recipient. The award,...

Mar 05: RUSA’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section names winners for excellence in book reviewing and promotion of African American literature

CHICAGO—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has named the winners of two achievement awards which recognize the profession’s most exceptional contributors to readers’ advisory and collection development services.

“The CODES Achievement Awards give recognition to outstanding...

Mar 05: Drabinski receives 2015 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO — Emily Drabinski, coordinator of instruction at Long Island University-Brooklyn, has been chosen as the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award for her article “Toward a Kairos of Library...

Mar 05: New from ACRL: 'Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers'

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the release of "Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers."

Research libraries...

Mar 05: Jaureguy and Pacetti-Tune receive YALSA’s travel stipend to attend National Library Legislative Day

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Jenna Jaureguy and Vandy Pacetti-Tune as the recipients of stipends to attend ALA’s  annual National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), May 4-5, 2015 in Washington, D.C. ...

Mar 05: RUSA's History Section names winners of projects for excellence in historical and genealogical research

CHICAGO—The History Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has named the winners of three achievement awards which honor outstanding service and contributions to the fields of historical and genealogical research.

“Quality historical research takes many forms in...

Mar 04: ALA announces 10 public libraries to offer ‘StoryCorps @ your library’ programs

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with StoryCorps, has announced 10 public libraries will participate in the StoryCorps @ your library program.

Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), ...

Mar 04: American Library Association gears up for 2015 ALA election

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is gearing up for its upcoming election.

Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 24, 2015 for the American Library Association’s annual election.

For the seventh year in a row, the American Library Association is holding its...

Mar 03: Maxwell's 'Handbook' wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

CHICAGO — The recipient of the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award is Robert L. Maxwell for his book Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA: Explaining and Illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access Using MARC 21 (Chicago:...

Mar 03: ALSC names 2015 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2015 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and...

Mar 03: Ross Atkinson award given to Carlen Ruschoff

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) names Carlen Ruschoff, director of technical services and strategic initiatives at the University of Maryland as the 2015 recipient of its Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors the memory of...

Mar 03: New professional development online courses for the Reference and User Services online learning line-up this Spring

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced two new professional development online courses for spring 2015. The new courses begin in early April and registration is now open.

The new online courses, beginning this...

Mar 03: Culbertson and Collins recipients of Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates the recipients of the 2015 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award, Rebecca Culbertson and Maria Collins. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award consists of a citation...

Mar 03: LITA guide shows how to get started with demand-driven acquisitions for e-books

CHICAGO— Thousands of e-books are published each year; and rather than holding steady, e-book prices are rising—some 3.5 percent this year alone. With so many titles out there, how do you know which ones will actually circulate? Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) may be the answer for your library...

Mar 03: Cataloging and managing film & video collections using RDA and MARC21

CHICAGO — We now catalog in a post-AACR2 world.  RDA: Resource Description and Access is designed to cover all types of content and media, but communities of practice are still evolving for motion picture and video materials.  “...

Mar 03: ALSC announces 2015 Notable Children's Recordings
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2015 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...
Mar 03: AASL names members of Standards and Guidelines Editorial Board

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has named the members of its new editorial board to evaluate and revise the association’s learning standards and program guidelines. The editorial board will build on a strong history of publications by AASL to transform teaching and...

Mar 03: AASL extends deadline for digital storytelling contest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites students to participate in a digital storytelling contest held as part of the 2015 celebration of School Library Month.  The contest asks students to reflect on the 2015 theme, “Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends...

Mar 03: RUSA’s Business Reference and Services Section selects achievement award and grant winners

CHICAGO — The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA has selected the winners of the 2015 achievement awards, research and travel grants that recognize the profession’s most exceptional librarians, libraries and projects involving business reference services today.

The...

Mar 03: Learn how to manage multigenerational workplaces in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO — For the first time in American history, there are four different generations working and volunteering side by side. Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to discover the key characteristics of these four generations and explore new strategies for making the most out of age...

Mar 03: Rare Shakespeare First Folio to visit all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico in 2016

Washington, D.C. — The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) and Cincinnati Museum Center, has announced the tour sites for its 2016 national traveling exhibition of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. The exhibition will tour...

Mar 03: Two Friends groups win National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

PHILADELPHIA -- Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Li­brary (Redlands, California) and Friends of the Logan County (Kentucky) Library are winners of United for Libraries’ 2014 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards. Friends of Fondulac Library (East Peoria, Illinois) and Friends of Chel­sea (...

Mar 03: RUSA’s STARS section names winners of 2015 achievement awards for ILL practitioners

CHICAGO —The Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) has selected the winners of its two achievement awards honoring librarians providing exceptional service in the fields of interlibrary loan (ILL), resource sharing and...

Mar 03: ALSC announces 2015 Notable Children's Videos
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2015 list of Notable Children’s Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show...
Mar 03: American Libraries relaunches website in responsive design

CHICAGO - American Libraries, the flagship publication of the American Library Association, proudly announces the launch of its responsive design website at AmericanLibraries.org.

Visitors will be able to easily view this new...

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