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Sep 04: FTRF and ALA join amicus brief asserting readers’ First Amendment right to be free of NSA’s online surveillance

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and American Library Association (ALA) on Thursday joined with booksellers, international, and research librarians to file an amicus brief defending their ability – and the...

Sep 03: Public libraries to promote free access to federal lands and waters for fourth graders

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is proud to help launch the Every Kid in a Park program, as part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them.

Fourth graders...

Sep 03: ALCTS requesting nominations for 2016 Continuing Resources Awards
CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources. The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS. One...
Sep 03: ALCTS accepting nominations for the 2016 Preservation Awards
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three Preservation Awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest...
Sep 03: Mary Marks wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Mary Marks, in turn, won a free year of AASL membership for herself. Marks’ name was drawn as the August winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. Marks referred Nancy Wadin to...

Sep 03: ALCTS seeking 2016 Innovation Awards nominations
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and/or groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in...
Sep 03: ALCTS 2016 Publication Awards nominations sought
CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library...
Sep 02: Smackdowns, Quizzos and networking at the AASL15 Unconference

CHICAGO – Attendees of the Unconference held during the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition should bring plenty of energy and be prepared to participate and contribute during the participant-driven, organic and dynamic event. The focus of the Unconference, which starts at 9...

Sep 01: AASL names members of standards and guidelines implementation task force

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has named the members of its new task force responsible for developing a plan to support states, school systems and individual schools preparing to implement the association’s new learning standards and program guidelines. Chair Mary...

Sep 01: ALCTS partners with Charleston Conference on data curation event

CHICAGO — An ALCTS preconference to the Charleston Conference focuses on “An Introduction to Library Research Data Management Services.” The preconference takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Registration is now open online. Registration...

Sep 01: Search begins for ALCTS 2016 Professional Recognition Awards nominations
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership...
Sep 01: ALCTS 2016 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 20.
 
The Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement...
Sep 01: Public relations for school libraries made easy

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new member-created resource to help school librarians promote the ways their programs transform teaching and learning. Available on the AASL website...

Sep 01: ASCLA now accepting nominations for its 2016 awards

CHICAGO — The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is now accepting nominations for its 2016 awards, which recognize projects focused on library services to people with disabilities; the advancement of library services for...

Aug 31: AASL launches survey to inform new learning standards and program guidelines

CHICAGO – In preparation for the upcoming review and revision of its learning standards and program guidelines, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched an online survey to assess attitudes and perceptions about the current AASL standards and guidelines documents. Open...

Aug 28: Seeking nominations and submissions for the 2016 RUSA Achievement Awards

CHICAGO — Beginning Sept. 1, 2015, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, is seeking nominations for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by Dec. 4,...

Aug 28: LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Jason Griffey

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring Jason Griffey, from noon – 1 p.m. Central Time on Sept. 16. Griffey will discuss his experience as a successful and innovative leader in...

Aug 27: Breakthrough debut author Sabaa Tahir ready to rock AASL national conference

CHICAGO –  Best-selling debut author Sabaa Tahir will appear as one of five featured speakers at an author breakfast presented during the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition. Tahir will discuss female character development in the...

Aug 25: ALCTS offers webinar on RDA copy cataloging and more

CHICAGO —Join ALCTS on Wednesday, Sept. 9 for “RDA for Copy Catalogers: The Basics,” a webinar presented by Vicki Sipe at 1 p.m. Central time.

Copy cataloging often involves matching an existing bibliographic record to an item. Determining whether or not a bibliographic record is a match...

Aug 25: $7,500 Curiosity Creates Grant from ALSC

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces Curiosity Creates; an exciting new grant opportunity for libraries to promote exploration and discovery for...

Aug 25: Choice launches tablet app for iPad and Android

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT Choice, the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, today announced the release of the new Choice tablet app, which makes Choice magazine available for the  iPad and Android tablets.  Current...

Aug 25: Snow named member manager of YALSA’s upcoming Teen Programming HQ website

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has named Jessica Snow, teen services team leader at Central of the Boston (Massachusetts) Public Library as the member manager of its upcoming...

Aug 21: Attend the 2015 LITA Forum
 
CHICAGO — Don’t Miss the 2015 LITA Forum in Minneapolis, Nov. 12-15, 2015
 
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Aug 21: Upcoming ACRL-Choice webinars feature makerspaces, open access, ebooks and more

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

Aug 20: Popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff, returns

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library...

Aug 20: New eCourse offers introduction to metadata and linked data

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces an exciting new eCourse, Metadata and Linked Data—An...

Aug 20: Learn music cataloging basics, new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning, in partnership with Music Library Association, announces a new workshop...

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