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Dec 05: 2017 Morris Award finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2017 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young...

Dec 02: Accepting employer participants for Open House/Job Fair at ALA 2017 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — As part of its continuing efforts to provide networking opportunities for employers and job seekers, the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center will host an Open House - Job Fair from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 during the American Library Association’s...

Dec 02: Accepting appointments for photographer services at the ALA 2017 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — An exciting service is now part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center.  During the ALA 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta we will be offering all attendees an opportunity to have a "headshot" photo package created. Photos will be...

Dec 02: Accepting appointments for career counseling during the ALA 2017 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center will provide complimentary career counseling sessions on Saturday and Sunday, January 21 - 22, 2017 during the ALA 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.  The sessions will be held in the JobLIST...

Dec 02: YALSA opens proposals for 2017 Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and...

Dec 01: Library Workers at the Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women

CHICAGO - ALA invites Midwinter attendees and Atlanta-area library workers wishing to participate in the Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women to gather in Hall A3 of the Georgia World Congress Center for poster making from...

Dec 01: Call for nominations for the Gerald Hodges IF Chapter Relations Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2017 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award. The Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award recognizes...

Dec 01: A new instruction librarian workbook for trainers and learners

CHICAGO — A comprehensive but concise roadmap specifically for librarians who are new to instruction, or who are charged with training someone who is, has remained elusive. Until now. “The New Instruction Librarian: A Workbook for...

Dec 01: ALSC announces student gift membership program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce a new program to offer...

Dec 01: New Workshop: Using Surveys to Improve Your Library

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Using Surveys to Improve Your Library with Emily Daly and Joyce Chapman. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place:

  • Wednesday, February 1...
Dec 01: New eCourse: Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data. Dr. Oksana L. Zavalina will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 30,...

Nov 30: RUSA's Winter Online Learning

Each webinar registration is $45 for RUSA members; $50 for ALA members; $65 for non-ALA members; $25 for student members and retired ALA members. ...

Nov 30: Authors LeUyen Pham, Susan Tan, and Scott Westerfeld team up at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Award-winning authors LeUyen Pham (also an illustrator), Susan Tan and Scott Westerfeld will team up on Saturday, January 21st, 10:00-11:00am, in the Auditorium Speakers Series at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia for a conversation with moderator Daniel...

Nov 30: ALA announces winners of the 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

Ten librarians chosen for prestigious national public service honor

NEW YORK — Today 10 librarians from across the country were honored with this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. The winning librarians were recognized for their exceptional contributions...

Nov 30: Houston librarian chosen for national public service honor

Roosevelt Weeks, Sr. recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Roosevelt Weeks, Sr., deputy director / chief of staff at the Houston Public Library, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Weeks is being...

Nov 30: Conway, Arkansas librarian chosen for national public service honor

Jamille Rogers recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Jamille Rogers, media specialist at Marguerite Vann Elementary School, in Conway, Arkansas, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Rogers is being...

Nov 30: San Francisco librarian chosen for national public service honor

Lia Kharis Hillman recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Lia Kharis Hillman, fourth floor program manager at the San Francisco Public Library, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Hillman is being...

Nov 30: Pasadena, California librarian chosen for national public service honor

Sherri Ginsberg recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Sherri Ginsberg, head librarian at Hillsides Library in Pasadena, California, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Ginsberg is being recognized for...

Nov 30: Colorado Springs librarian chosen for national public service honor

Tabatha Farney recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Tabatha “Tabby” Farney, director of web services and emerging technologies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, was named a winner of the I Love My...

Nov 30: Chapel Hill, North Carolina librarian chosen for national public service honor

Kathryn Cole recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Kathryn Cole, school librarian at Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Cole is being...

Nov 30: Lawrenceville, Georgia librarian chosen for national public service honor

Elissa Checov recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Elissa Checov, manager of library services at Gwinnett Technical College / Gwinnett County Public Library in Lawrenceville, Georgia, was named a winner of the I Love...

Nov 30: Modesto, California librarian chosen for national public service honor

Olga Valencia Cardenas recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Olga Valencia Cardenas, youth services outreach librarian at Stanislaus County Library in Modesto, California, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian...

Nov 30: Charlemont, Massachusetts librarian chosen for national public service honor

Andrea Bernard recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Andrea Bernard, library director at Tyler Memorial Library in Charlemont, Massachusetts, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Bernard is being...

Nov 30: Old Westbury, New York librarian chosen for national public service honor

Danielle S. Apfelbaum recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Danielle S. Apfelbaum, librarian II at the New York Institute of Technology, in Old Westbury, New York, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award....

Nov 29: SustainRT to host free webinar Dec. 1 on AALL’s sustainability efforts

CHICAGO - ALA’s Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) will be hosting a free webinar Thursday Dec. 1, 2016, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. ET.

David Selden with the National Indian Law Library, will talk about the founding of the Committee on Environmental Sustainability under the American...

Nov 29: ALCTS Midwinter Symposium celebrates equity, diversity and inclusion

CHICAGO — On Friday, Jan. 20, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will present its Midwinter Symposium Equity, Diversity, and...

Nov 29: Apply for the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Cutting Edge Tech Education

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by the...

Nov 29: United for Libraries to present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations, sponsored by EBSCO, at ALA Midwinter Meeting

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations, sponsored by EBSCO, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, January 20 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Augusta Room 1.

The popular Nuts & Bolts program will present speakers...

Nov 29: ACRL, ALA, ARL Joint Advisory Task Force continues to clarify academic library definitions in IPEDS survey

CHICAGO - The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), American Library Association (ALA), and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) have extended the joint advisory task force to continue efforts to bring the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic...

Nov 29: Learning the skills to have effective difficult conversations

CHICAGO — In an information landscape where change is the status quo, difficult conversations come with the territory. Being a library leader means knowing how to confidently steer these conversations so that they lead to productive results instead of hurt feelings, resentment, or worse. ...

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