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Sep 12: E-Books: What librarians need to know now and for the future

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, E-Books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future. Mirela Roncevic will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct...

Sep 10: Get Outside the Lines @ your library

CHICAGO — The Campaign for America’s Libraries supports the Outside the Lines initiative for providing a way for libraries and librarians to reach out to their communities and promote public awareness for today’s libraries.

During the Outside the Lines event, Sept.14-20, 2014,...

Sep 09: School librarians invited to apply for $5,000 humanities programming prize

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

School libraries, public or private, that served children in grades K-8 and conducted...

Sep 09: ALSC selects more Great Websites for Kids

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more sites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

The newly added sites are:

CBC...

Sep 09: Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Projects...

Sep 09: Free Banned Books Week webinar at noon ET on Sept. 24

CHICAGO—Travel to London, South Carolina, Texas and California to learn about efforts to un-ban books by attending the free webinar, "Regional Issues for Banned Books in 2014."

In 2013, there were hundreds of reported requests for books to be removed from America’s libraries, potentially...

Sep 09: AASL awards showcase the best in transformative teaching and learning

CHICAGO  Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2015 awards season are now available using AASL’s...

Sep 09: Bundle Registration for 2015 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference open Sept. 9-30

CHICAGO — Bundle Registration for 2015 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference is now open at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/bundle. Bundling the registration for both conferences saves up to $130, and offers the...

Sep 09: LLAMA webinar examines differences between assessment and evaluation

CHICAGO The terms assessment and evaluation are sometimes used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings and purposes.  The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section (LLAMA-MAES) will present “What is Assessment...

Sep 09: Self-service library technology examined in free American Libraries Live broadcast

CHICAGO — Self-service library technology is everywhere nowadays, from machines that can scan and sort books automatically to self-checkout stations and book vending machines, allowing patrons to access library materials and services without a personal interaction. “Library Self-Service Software...

Sep 09: Reserve your seat in ALA/Harwood Institute ‘Public Innovators Lab for Libraries’ community engagement training

CHICAGO  The American Library Association (ALA) and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation are accepting reservations for an intensive three-day training program to help...

Sep 09: ACRL 2015 offers record-breaking $110,000 in scholarships

CHICAGO  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering approximately 175 scholarships worth more than $110,000 for its ...

Sep 09: Applications for United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants due Jan. 15

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant through Jan. 15, 2015.

The United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants will enable two academic Friends to attend the 2015 ALA Annual Conference...

Sep 09: Serving college students by being a Personal Librarian

CHICAGO — The incredible shift in the provision of library services resulting from innovations such as online resources, mobile technologies, tablet computers and MOOCs and hybrid courses makes it more challenging than ever for academic librarians to connect students with the information they...

Sep 09: Register for free webinar on how to participate in 2015 Money Smart Week @ your library

CHICAGO — Register today for a free webinar on Oct. 1, 2014, to learn how your library can participate in 2015 Money Smart Week @ your...

Sep 08: Lorcan Dempsey on libraries, services and networks

CHICAGO — Since he began posting in 2003, Lorcan Dempsey has used his blog to explore nearly every important facet of library technology, from the emergence of Web 2.0 as a concept to open source ILS tools and the push to web-scale library management...

Sep 08: FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey report released

CHICAGO — Results from the 2013 Preservation Statistics Survey are...

Sep 08: ALSC now accepting applications for 2015 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 2015 ALSC/Baker & Taylor...

Sep 08: ALCTS 2015 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

CHICAGO Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The deadline for nominations is Nov. 19.

The Ross Atkinson Lifetime...

Sep 08: LITA Forum: early bird rates available through Sept. 15

CHICAGO — Don't miss your chance to save up to $50 on registration for the 2014 LITA Forum “From Node to Network” to be held Nov. 5-8, 2014 at the Hotel Albuquerque...

Sep 08: ALSC now accepting applications for 2015 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 2015 Maureen...

Sep 08: Nomination period now open for ASCLA awards recognizing service to profession and outstanding service to special populations

CHICAGO — The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is accepting nominations for its 2015 awards program, including the Leadership and...

Sep 08: YALSA opens proposals for 2015 symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium, Bringing it All Together: Connecting Libraries, Teens & Communities, to be...

Sep 08: Teen Bloggers for 2014 Teen Read Week™ Blogging Contest announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the teen winners of its first ever Teen Read Week Blogging Contest. Thirty-one teens were selected from a pool of sixty-one applicants.

Thirty-one teens will...

Sep 08: YALSA, WWE® announce WrestleMania Reading Challenge Grant Program Recipients

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association, in partnership with WWE, awarded grants to Lorely Ambriz, Montserrat Inglada and James Klipa to help each individual enrich their library’s literacy programs and collection, as part of WWE’s WrestleMania Reading Challenge Grant Program....

Sep 05: Dec. 1 deadline for ALCTS 2015 Publication Awards nominations

CHICAGO  Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS...

Sep 05: Search begins for ALCTS 2015 Professional Recognition Awards nominations

CHICAGO  Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The...

Sep 05: ALCTS 2015 Preservation Awards nominations sought

CHICAGO  Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three...

Sep 05: ALCTS seeking 2015 Continuing Resources Awards candidates

CHICAGO  Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards...

Sep 05: Choice Reviews Online launches new Ask an Archivist feature

MIDDLETOWN, CONN.  Choice, the premier source of reviews of books and digital resources for academic libraries, is initiating a new monthly feature...

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