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Sep 07: ASCLA offers new webinar “Marketing and Advocacy: Explaining Libraries to Elected Officials”

CHICAGO—On Tuesday, September 20, 2-3pm CT, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), will offer a new webinar on how to effectively market and advocate for the library to elected officials.

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Sep 06: United for Libraries to coordinate National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 16-22

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Friends of the Library groups and libraries across the country will be celebrating the 11th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 16-22, 2016.

National Friends of Libraries Week offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends – promoting the group in...

Sep 01: ALSC now accepting applications for 2017 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2017 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award. This $4,000 award, made possible by an annual gift from...

Sep 01: ALSC now accepting applications for 2017 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2017 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant. This $3,000 grant, made possible by Baker & Taylor...

Sep 01: Call for nominations: RUSA achievement awards and grants

CHICAGO—Beginning September 1, 2016, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will open the nomination period for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by December 9, 2016**.

RUSA encourages...

Sep 01: Apply for the Friends of ALSC Mini Institute Scholarship

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Friends of ALSC recently announced a scholarship opportunity for the ALSC Mini Institute.

In an effort to support ALSC’s goal of continuing education for children’s librarians, the Friends of ALSC are offering...

Sep 01: Call for nominations: ASCLA 2017 achievement and recognition awards

CHICAGO—Beginning September 1, 2016, the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association, will open the nomination period for its annual series of achievement and recognition awards. Nominations and supporting materials must be...

Sep 01: Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Sep 01: Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 31, 2016.

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Aug 31: ALA announces slate of Council candidates

Chicago - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals as candidates for positions on the ALA Council.  These individuals were nominated by the Nominating Committee for the 2017 ALA Election:

Hilary Albert, Librarian II,...

Aug 31: AASL seeks members to serve on new social media editorial board

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks school library professionals to serve as members of the AASL social media editorial board. Editorial board members will be tasked with curating and composing social media posts to share on AASL platforms. To apply, please visit...

Aug 30: Filtering: The Man in the Middle, an AL Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free AL Live interactive webcast, Filtering: The Man in the Middle, with Doug Archer, Bob Bocher, Deborah...

Aug 30: Financial Management and Budgeting for Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Financial Management and Budgeting for Librarians. Sean Gaffney will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 3, 2016.

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Aug 30: Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Violet Fox will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 3, 2016...

Aug 30: Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification. Robert Bothmann will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 3,...

Aug 30: Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources eCourse

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...

Aug 30: Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction: Online to Face-to-Face eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction: Online to Face-to-Face. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Aug 30: Cataloging Music Resources in RDA eCourse

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 September 12, 2016.

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Aug 29: ALA 2017 Scholarship Application Opens September 1

If you need a bit of financial help to get through your graduate program, scholarship funds are now available.  The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master's degree...

Aug 25: New Titles in the LITA Guide Series
 
A new relationship between LITA and Rowman and Littlefield publishers kicks off with the announcement of 7 recent and upcoming exciting titles on library...
Aug 25: Expert legal guidance on makerspaces, meeting rooms and displays offered in two new e-books

CHICAGO — The team of Mary Minow, Tomas A. Lipinski and Gretchen McCord offer legal answers to potentially thorny situations in two new e-books published by ALA Editions. Library makerspaces are truly transformative, inviting library users to create,...

Aug 25: Garcia-Febo, Grief seek 2018-19 ALA presidency

CHICAGO – Loida Garcia-Febo, International Library Consultant and President of Information New Wave in Brooklyn, New York, and Terri Grief, School Librarian at McCracken County High School in Paducah, Kentucky, are the candidates for the 2018-19 presidency of the American Library Association (...

Aug 24: ALSC to Host Mini Institute in Atlanta

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced a new learning opportunity for librarians serving youth. The ALSC Mini Institute is a one-day event that will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017. The...

Aug 24: Registration open for PLA 2016 post-conference webinar series

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) 2016 Conference was an extraordinary learning experience for public librarians, with over 8,000 attendees and more than 100 educational sessions presented. If you weren’t able to make it to Denver this year or missed out while you were there, PLA...

Aug 23: LLAMA webinar helps you plan an ecologically sustainable library

CHICAGO — Library communities and stakeholders increasingly place a high value on the ecological sustainability of their facilities and programs.  For library directors and managers, the question often is, “Where do I start?”  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will...

Aug 23: AASL conducts state level workshops on ESSA implementation

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), in collaboration with the ALA Office for Library Advocacy and the ALA Washington Office, is offering a complementary, comprehensive workshop on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to each AASL-affiliated state association. The...

Aug 23: Connecting preschoolers with nonfiction books through movement

CHICAGO — An underutilized source for storytime programs, quality nonfiction books can help bridge the reading gap between preschool boys and girls; boys enjoy facts and “true stuff,” and including these books in storytime helps boys see that reading can be fun. In “...

Aug 23: ACRL 2017 keynote speakers announced

Baltimore conference to feature David McCandless, Roxane Gay, Carla Hayden 

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2017...

Aug 22: Banned Books Week makes international splash across the pond

CHICAGO — Banned Books Week — an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read — is making waves across the pond. With support from the American Library Association (ALA), U.K. organizations have united to host Banned...

Aug 22: Choice announces new hires

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT – Melissa Ceraso has been named...

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