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Aug 04: ALSC announces Bound to Stay Bound Books and Melcher Scholarship winners

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the 2010 recipients of the Frederic G. Melcher and Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarships.
The scholarships are awarded annually to students who plan to...

Aug 03: Norma Blake elected ASCLA vice president/president-elect

CHICAGO—Norma E. Blake has been elected to serve  as vice president/president-elect of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Blake has served New Jersey libraries for more than 30 years and has been the New Jersey State Librarian for the last nine...

Aug 03: Call for proposals for ASCLA online professional development series

 

CHICAGO—The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) seeks proposals for presentations for its 2011 Virtual Convergence—a series of professional development webinars that will be held in January 2011 immediately following the ALA 2011 Midwinter Meeting....

Aug 03: AASL video introduces new planning guide module

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has developed a video introduction to its newest tool, "A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners." Advanced ordering...

Aug 03: Library supporters encouraged to nominate librarians for national I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Nominations are now open for the 2010 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for...

Aug 03: Volunteer to serve on an ALA or Council committee for 2011 - 2012

CHICAGO—Molly Raphael, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, is encouraging members to volunteer for ALA and Council committees during the 2011-2012 appointment process. Raphael is chairing both the Committee on Appointments and Committee on Committees.

To volunteer for a...

Aug 02: PLA offers a robust line-up of education this fall.

CHICAGO—PLA (Public Library Association) is dedicated to providing public librarians with the resources they need to be effective leaders in their libraries. This fall, five Public Library Management Courses will offer in-depth education and interactive opportunities to help library...

Jul 31: Get crafty @ your library

CHICAGO – Arts and crafts have always been staples of children’s activities at the library. Now, with the growing interest in do-it-yourself projects and crafting in popular culture,  libraries are reaching out to crafty library users of all ages.

On Fridays throughout the summer, the...

Jul 30: Author Elizabeth Gilbert (“Eat, Pray and Love”) interview, Cartier-Bresson photo exhibit, and finding federal jobs featured on @ your library website

(Chicago) - An interview with author Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author of "Eat, Pray, Love" is featured at www.atyourlibrary.org this week. The website provides information and recommended resources that everyone can...

Jul 30: Apply now for ACRL 2011 scholarships

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will offer 80 scholarships in five categories worth more than $45,000 for the upcoming ACRL 2011 conference to be held March 30 - April 2, 2011, in Philadelphia....

Jul 30: Boyhood home of Stanley Kunitz designated a Literary Landmark by ALTAFF

PHILADELPHIA –  The boyhood home of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former United States Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz at 4 Woodford St., Worcester, Mass., was designated a Literary Landmark by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the...

Jul 29: YALSA honors Margaret A. Edwards Trust with first Presidential Citations

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has awarded its first Presidential Citation to the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.  The award was presented June 26 at YALSA’s Margaret A. Edwards Award Luncheon in Washington, D.C.  The Margaret A. Edwards Trust is managed by Julian...

Jul 29: Defend your budget and increase youth participation with YALSA’s fall online courses

CHICAGO - Find tools for improving services to teens in your community by enrolling in "Growing, Managing and Defending the Young Adult Budget" and "Tapping Youth Participation to Strengthen Library Services," online courses offered this fall by the Young Adult Library Services Association (...

Jul 28: READ with Nathan Fillion

CHICAGO—Nathan Fillion, star of the ABC series, Castle, joins the ALA Graphics READ Campaign. The Canadian-born actor secured a cult following for his work with Joss Whedon on the series "Firefly," its...

Jul 28: Register now for upcoming ALCTS Web courses

CHICAGO - Register now for the popular “Fundamentals” Web courses, beginning in August, offered by The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  Coming are the Fundamentals of Acquisitions course, the Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management.,...

Jul 27: Elizabeth Gilbert declares her love of libraries in Visibility video

CHICAGO - Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the bestselling book "Eat, Pray, Love" talks about her love of libraries in a new video that can be seen by visiting the American Library Association's Public Information Office (PIO) blog, Visibility @ your library...

Jul 27: Registration open for two popular online courses from RUSA

CHICAGO—Registration is now open for the fall 2010 offerings of Business Reference 101 and The Reference Interview, two popular classes offered by Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the home for reference within the American Library Association.

The next offerings include...

Jul 27: Has your library stepped up to the plate?
Submit your “Step Up to the Plate @ your library” story
 
CHICAGO - The Campaign for America’s Libraries is looking for stories showing how libraries are promoting the...
Jul 27: Submissions sought for ASCLA newsletter, Aug. 2 deadline

CHICAGO—The Aug. 2, 2010 submission deadline for the Summer 2010 issue of Interface, the quarterly newsletter of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), is fast approaching, and potential contributors are encouraged to submit their articles promptly...

Jul 23: Think big about advocacy and win $500 from YALSA

CHICAGO —Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) members who have hosted a successful advocacy program, activity or event can enter YALSA’s Thinking Big about...

Jul 23: Ohio Library Foundation supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The Ohio Library Foundation (OLF), on behalf of all types of libraries in Ohio – public, school and academic – has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $1,500.
ALA President Roberta Stevens, Immediate Past President Dr. Camila Alire...

Jul 22: Five Friends groups win ALTAFF’s Baker & Taylor Awards

PHILADELPHIA - Five Friends of the Library groups received Baker & Taylor Awards from the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during ALTAFF’s Gala Author Tea, held at the ALA Annual Conference...

Jul 20: The eighth edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual

CHICAGOALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of the "...

Jul 20: Freedom to Read Foundation announces competition for two Banned Books Week grants

Judith Krug Fund will provide $2,500 and $1,000 awards to Read-Outs

CHICAGO – The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), through its Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, will provide two grants—one for $2,500 and one for $1,000—...

Jul 20: Interview with noted Nigerian-born author and poet, audio books, finding a federal job and family movie night featured on @ your library website

CHICAGO -  Donna Seaman’s interview with Nigerian-born author and poet Chris Abani is featured on www.atyourlibrary.org this week. The website provides information and recommended resources that everyone can take...

Jul 20: Discover Zayed University @ your library

CHICAGO - "Discover," "explore," "learn" and "read" are all key words in the library lexicon. Recently, the library at Zayed University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, brought these words to life in a new poster series designed to showcase the university library.

Brightly colored posters...

Jul 19: LITA offering regional institute: Writing for the Web

CHICAGO — A new regional institute: "Writing for the Web," presented by Brenda Reeb of the University of Rochester, is now available, according to the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA).

This full-day workshop presents best practices for writing for the web within...

Jul 19: Registration now open for 2010 LITA National Forum

CHICAGO — Registration is available for the 2010 LITA National Forum "The Cloud and the Crowd," to be held Sept. 30- Oct. 3, 2010 at the Hilton Downtown, Atlanta, Ga. Visit www.lita.org/forum to register.

Keynote Sessions anchor the event and...

Jul 16: AASL announces 2010 best websites for teaching and learning

CHICAGO – At the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2010 Annual Conference the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced the 2010 Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning. In its second year, the list of websites honors the top 25 Internet sites for enhancing learning and...

Jul 16: AASL names 2010 Spectrum Scholar Latanya Ingraham

CHICAGO — As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in the school library profession, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) chose Latanya Ingraham as its 2010-2011 Spectrum Scholar. Ingraham will attend the Clarion University School of Library Science.

As a teacher...

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