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May 16: Spend an afternoon with Jordan Sonnenblick during AASL National Conference

CHICAGO – Jordan Sonnenblick will appear as one of three featured speakers during “Authors in the Afternoon” presented during the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition. Sonnenblick, along with Sarah Dessen and Christian Robinson, will discuss his...

May 16: LLAMA Webinar: Evidence-based Advocacy at National, State and Local Levels

CHICAGO — Every librarian knows that public policies at the national, state and local level can have a huge impact on how resources are allocated to their library. However, many librarians have not been trained or encouraged to engage in advocacy at those levels. The Library Leadership and...

May 16: Jonathan Safran Foer among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Jonathan Safran Foer will join Allison Pataki, Elly Griffiths, Brianna Wolfson, A.J. Finn, and Celeste Ng at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-...

May 16: ALSC Releases 2017 Summer Reading Lists

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released its 2017 Summer Reading Lists. With titles organized into four age ranges, young booklovers are sure to find some great reads to beat the heat.

Each list is available to download for free; birth-preschool, K-2...

May 16: Accepting Appointments for Career Counseling and Resume Review at ALA 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago

The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center will provide complimentary career counseling sessions and resume reviews on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 - 25, 2017 during the ALA 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago.  The sessions will be held in the JobLIST...

May 16: Spend an afternoon with Sarah Dessen during AASL National Conference

CHICAGO – Sarah Dessen will appear as one of three featured speakers during “Authors in the Afternoon” presented during the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition. Dessen, along with Christian Robinson and Jordan Sonnenblick, will discuss her work...

May 16: Spend an afternoon with Christian Robinson during AASL National Conference

CHICAGO – Christian Robinson will appear as one of three featured speakers during “Authors in the Afternoon” presented during the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition. Robinson, along with Sarah Dessen and Jordan Sonnenblick, will discuss his work...

May 16: PLA, Anythink Libraries to host free webinar on achieving organizational goals

PLA is hosting a free interactive webinar this month in partnership with Anythink Libraries (Adams County, Colo.). Outside the Lines: Libraries Reintroduced is an initiative designed to show...

May 16: PR Forum 2017: Learn to tell your library story with Ben Bizzle

CHICAGO – Is your library telling its story? Ben Bizzle, library advocate, marketer, author and entrepreneur, believes every action a library takes from programming to purchasing, from the website to the reference desk, is an opportunity to share its story with users and the communities they...

May 15: AASL President recognizes Emily Sheketoff’s "ceaseless efforts" with Crystal Apple Award

CHICAGO – Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Crystal Apple by American Association of School Librarians (AASL) President Audrey Church. The Crystal Apple honor is given at the...

May 15: Leaders Wanted: Building diversity in LIS leadership at ALA Annual Conference
CHICAGO - Cultivating a diverse workforce is important, but librarians of color in LIS education, research, and executive-level administration are underrepresented. To address this need, the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) is sponsoring its 10th annual...
May 15: ACRL releases Reading, Research, and Writing: Teaching Information Literacy with Process-Based Research Assignments

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Reading, Research, and Writing: Teaching Information Literacy with Process-Based Research Assignments,” by Mary Snyder Broussard....

May 12: The 2017 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO—Updated to include the 2017 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2017 Edition,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together...

May 12: AASL President’s Program addresses “what an administrator wants”

CHICAGO – Scott Beck, head principal at Norman (Okla.) High School, will conclude the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Awards Ceremony & President’s Program taking place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, as part of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

“As...

May 12: New Workshop: Cataloging Video Resources with RDA

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Cataloging Video Resources with RDA with Kelley McGrath. This workshop will consist of two 75-minute sessions on:

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2...
May 12: New Workshop: Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices with Mark Aaron Polger and Amy F. Stempler. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take...

May 11: Thinking your way from problem to solution at the reference desk

CHICAGO — When people want to satisfy their immediate curiosity they’re much more likely to use a search engine on their mobile device than ask their local library. But while the days of personal intervention in this kind of query are inevitably numbered, the professional skills that underpin...

May 11: Time is running out to enroll in PLA disaster preparedness preconference!

CHICAGO -- When a natural or man-made emergency strikes the community, will your library be prepared to provide information and support services to the public? Recent...

May 11: New eCourse: Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians. Francisca Goldsmith will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 10, 2017...

May 11: Bring the new “Engaging with the ACRL Framework” workshop to your campus

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its newest workshop, Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices, is now available for scheduling beginning in...

May 11: New eCourse: Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure. Richard Moniz and Martin House will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated...

May 11: New eCourse: Understanding E-Books: All You Need to Know Now and for the Future

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Understanding E-Books: All You Need to Know Now and for the Future. Mirela Roncevic will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on July...

May 11: New eCourse: Being Indispensable: A School Librarian's Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job. Hilda K. Weisburg will serve as the instructor for a 6-week...

May 10: New ACRL report highlights library contributions to student learning and success

CHICAGO - Through a new report issued by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), “Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success: Findings from Assessment in Action Team Projects,” the higher...

May 09: 2017 PR XChange Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The PR XChange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s PR XChange Awards Competition, under the direction of the Public Relations and Marketing Community of Practice, Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). Over 390 entries in print and electronic...

May 09: The Monroe County Public Library (Bloomington, Indiana) has been named the 2017 winner of the ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award

CHICAGO — The Monroe County Public Library (Bloomington, Indiana) has been named the 2017 winner of the ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award for their program series, “Discuss, Meet, & Act: The Power of Words.”

The award...

May 09: Arizona Moon: A Novel of Vietnam by J. M. Graham wins the 2017 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award “for Excellence in Military Fiction.”

CHICAGO — "Arizona Moon: A Novel of Vietnam" by J. M. Graham and published by Naval Institute Press is the winner of the 2017 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award “for Excellence in Military Fiction.”

The W. Y. Boyd Literary Novel Award honors the best fiction set in a period when the United States...

May 09: Sara Frey Wins Scholastic Library Publishing Award

CHICAGO — Sara Frey, the instructional media specialist and technology integration coach at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the American Library Association’s Scholastic Library Publishing Award.  This special...

May 09: Rachel Williams Wins the 2017 Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research
CHICAGO — Rachel Williams has been named the 2017 winner of the Library Research Round Table (LRRT) Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research for her project entitled "Performing Boundary Work: An Exploration of Public Library Workers’ Provision of Information Services to...
May 09: Celebrate the best in children’s literature at the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast

CHICAGO — The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee will celebrate the best in children’s and young adult literature representing the African-American experience at the 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast...

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