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Apr 12: ALA councilors elected

CHICAGO - 33 members have been elected as Councilors-at-Large on the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) for three-year terms. The terms begin at the close of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, and extend through the end of the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Philadelphia....

Apr 12: 2017 Teen Read Week™ initiative launched

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its 2017 Teen Read Week (TRW) website, www.ala.org/teenread

YALSA encourages libraries to connect with teens...

Apr 12: Ron Chernow, Keynote Presenter at ALA Awards Ceremony at 2017 ALA Annual Conference

One of the most distinguished commentators on politics, business, and finance in the U.S. today, 2015 National Humanities Medal recipient and bestselling author Ron Chernow has been praised by the National Endowment for the Humanities for “bringing our Nation’s story to life. Through his ...

Apr 12: New ALCTS award honors Lois Mai Chan

CHICAGO—The Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is very pleased to announce a new award honoring the career and influence of Lois Mai Chan, distinguished...

Apr 12: 2017 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected five winners and one honorable mention for the 2017 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards.

The awards, funded by an...

Apr 11: Critically acclaimed author Jason Reynolds to speak at AASL national conference

CHICAGO – Award-winning and “crazy about stories” author Jason Reynolds will present the Saturday general session during the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed “Beyond the Horizon,” will be held Nov. 9-11, in Phoenix,...

Apr 11: AASL ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant awarded to the Ohio Educational Library Media Association

CHICAGO – The Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) is the recipient of the 2017 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant. Sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the $1,750 grant is given to AASL-affiliated school library associations for planning and implementing...

Apr 11: Francis W. Parker School’s Dot Day project receives AASL Collaborative School Library Award

CHICAGO – Mary Catherine Coleman, Sarah Beebe, Sarah Weitz, Bev Greenberg, and Tisha Johnson from Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, Ill., are the recipients of the 2017 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award for their project “Dot Day: How Do We...

Apr 11: Apply now for the 2017 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant

CHICAGO — Eligible library staff, afterschool providers and educators can now apply for the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) 2017 Teen Read Week...

Apr 10: William “Will” R. Reed selected for ASCLA’s Cathleen Bourdon Service Award

CHICAGO - William “Will” R. Reed, Manager, Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, Cleveland Public Library, has been selected for the 2017 Cathleen Bourdon Service Award administered by the...

Apr 10: New report chronicles library community’s front line battles against fake news, censorship, bigotry

CHICAGO –  Today the American Library Association (ALA) released its State of America’s Libraries Report, an annual report released during National Library Week, April 9 – 15, that captures usage trends within all types of libraries. The report finds that library workers’ expertise continues to...

Apr 07: Lucretia Robertson Named Recipient of the 2017-2018 Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

The Learning Round Table (LearnRT) of the American Library Association is pleased to announce Lucretia Robertson, Training and Development Manager at The Kitsap Regional Library in Washington, as the recipient of the 2017-2018 Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant.

 

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Apr 07: Audrey Okemura wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Audrey Okemura has won a free year of AASL membership. Okemura's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Janice Lee to AASL, Okemura’s...

Apr 07: Four members earn 2017 ALCTS Honors

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that the following four ALCTS members have been awarded ALCTS Honors in 2017.

  • John K. Duke, senior associate university librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jeanne...
Apr 07: ALA announces Libraries Ready to Code faculty fellows
 
WASHINGTON - Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and Google, Inc., announce the Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty selected to participate in Phase II of the Libraries Ready to Code project, which...
Apr 06: April 14 last day to submit session proposals for 2018 PLA Conference

CHICAGO — The deadline for prospective speakers to submit session proposals for the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference is almost here. The 2018 Conference, to be held March 20-24 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will...

Apr 06: Announcing the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

CHICAGO - The New Media Consortium (NMC), University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), ETH Library, and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) jointly released the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library...

Apr 06: New eCourse: Getting Started with Library Service Design

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Getting Started with Library Service Design. Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday,...

Apr 06: New eCourse: Creating Early Literacy Programs: Connecting with Early Childhood Development

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Creating Early Literacy Programs: Connecting with Early Childhood Development. R. Lynn Baker will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse...

Apr 06: New eCourse: Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Apr 06: New eCourse: Cataloging Music Resources in RDA

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cataloging Music Resources in RDA. Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, June 5, 2017.

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Apr 06: New eCourse: Apps for Librarians

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday,...

Apr 05: New publication offers practical ideas to help libraries engage families in learning and development

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) and Global Family Research Project (GFRP) are proud to announce the release of their collaborative publication, Ideabook: Libraries for Families...

Apr 05: ALA, ProLiteracy introduce free online course to promote adult literacy services

CHICAGO - In the United States today, there are 36 million adults who lack adequate literacy skills. To address this urgent need, the American Library Association (ALA) and ProLiteracy have joined forces to launch a free online course to help libraries across the country address the need for...

Apr 05: SRRT, SustainRT, AILA, APALA welcome Bill McKibben to ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Acclaimed environmentalist, activist and author Bill McKibben will be speaking at the American Library Association (ALA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Chicago from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 in an event co-sponsored by ALA’s Social Responsibilities (SRRT) and...

Apr 05: Global education evangelist Jaime Casap to present AASL national conference opening keynote

CHICAGO – Jaime Casap, chief education evangelist at Google, Inc., will keynote the opening general session of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed “Beyond the Horizon,” will be held Nov. 9-11, in Phoenix, Arizona. Full...

Apr 05: New AASL standards take the stage at national conference

CHICAGO – The Friday general session during the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition will herald the launch of AASL’s new “National School Library Standards.” The conference, themed “Beyond the Horizon,” will be held Nov. 9-11, in Phoenix, Arizona...

Apr 05: Barbara A. B. Gubbin winner of the Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession

CHICAGO — Barbara A. B. Gubbin, director, Jacksonville Public Library (Jacksonville, Florida), has been named the 2017 winner of ALA’s Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession. The award, supported by the DiMattia Family, recognizes a public librarian who...

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