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Aug 18: Embedded business librarianship for the public librarian

CHICAGO — When a public library invests in building relationships with business owners, professionals, and job seekers in the community, it is investing in the livelihood, well-being, and future of all of its citizens. By demonstrating how the library is a valuable resource for these patrons,...

Aug 16: ACRL teams with OCLC Research for research agenda

Researchers to collaborate on action-oriented agenda on value of academic libraries

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has selected a team from OCLC Research to design, develop, and deliver a new ACRL “Action-Oriented Research Agenda on Library...

Aug 16: Managing digital cultural objects

CHICAGO — Bringing together chapters written by leading experts in the field, “Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, Discovery and Retrieval,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides an overview of the theoretical and academic...

Aug 16: Late summer brings a tidal wave of topics with the ACRL-Choice Webinar program

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT – ACRL-Choice webinars connect...

Aug 16: Dr. Kathleen Gallagher to Present 2016 ALSC Virtual Institute Keynote

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced that Kathleen (Kate) Gallagher, Ph.D., Williams Endowed Community Chair for Early Childhood Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney and Buffett Early Childhood Institute...

Aug 15: AASL seeks proposals for 2017 ALA Annual Conference programs

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 22-27 in Chicago. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Central on...

Aug 15: RUSA offers new ecourses: Research methods, resource sharing and communication in the library

CHICAGO—Beginning in October, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will offer new six week ecourses on empirical research methods, an updated ecourse on ILL practices and procedures, and a new ecourse on communication in the library. 

Each ...

Aug 15: LLAMA project management webinar helps you work smarter

CHICAGO — The very term “project management” can send shivers down the spine of even the most experienced librarian. Fortunately, there are now a variety of new ways to approach project-based work in a systematic and effective way. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will...

Aug 15: Teens can now vote for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO – Voting for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten official titles is now open.

Teens all around the world can start casting their votes for their favorite...

Aug 12: DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2016 Teens’ Top Ten voting

CHICAGO – Today the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced that DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teens to review books, will host the voting for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten....

Aug 12: New look for Choice Magazine debuts with September 2016 issue

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT –  With the September 2016 issue, Choice will unveil a new cover and interior design, the first such change at the magazine in...

Aug 10: PLA’s Project Outcome creates webinar partnership with Edge and Impact Survey to support library assessment needs

CHICAGO – In an effort to better support library’s assessment needs, the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Project Outcome has partnered with the Urban Libraries Council’s (ULC) Edge Initiative and the...

Aug 10: ALA Task Force on the Context of Future Accreditation Webinars

The ALA Task Force on the Context of Future Accreditation is charged to develop a white paper that describes the fields and context for which ALA will be accrediting in the future and to make such recommendations as may arise in the process of that development to the ALA Executive Board. Within...

Aug 09: ALSC’s guide to becoming a media mentor

CHICAGO — In a time of rapidly changing technologies, the role of the youth services librarian has expanded to include the realm of digital media. Supporting children’s literacy now means serving as a media mentor. “Becoming a Media...

Aug 09: New report on family engagement in public libraries from Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association

CHICAGO — A new report, Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement, released by Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association issues a call to action for libraries to strengthen their efforts to engage families in children’s learning.

Harvard...

Aug 09: Applications for United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant now available

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant through Jan. 9, 2017.

The United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friends Grant enables one member of a Friends of the Library group at a public library to...

Aug 08: Ann Santori Selected as the 2016 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Ann Santori of Vernon Hills, Illinois as the recipient of the 2016 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support staff...

Aug 08: Emily Jo Blakowski Selected as the 2016 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Emily Jo Blakowski of Rochester Hills, Michigan as the 2016 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

 

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a master’s degree in...

Aug 08: Jose Manuel Gallegos Selected as the 2016 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Jose Manuel Gallegos of Oaklawn, Illinois as the 2016 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a library support staff worker who is pursuing a master’s degree in library and information...

Aug 05: AASL Submits Recommendations to USED: Include School Librarians in State ESSA Planning

CHICAGO - In its continuing efforts to highlight the importance of school librarian participation in the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) in...

Aug 05: Whitney J. Nelsen Selected as the 2016 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Whitney J. Nelsen of Middletown, Virginia as the 2016 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

 

The scholarship was named for a longtime ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years....

Aug 04: New ALCTS Slogan Focuses on Conserving the Past, Building the Future

CHICAGO—On Saturday, June 25, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) announced the winner of the ALCTS Slogan Contest at the 2016 ALCTS Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. Honoring the work of ALCTS...

Aug 04: Fostering collaboration between librarians and instructional designers

CHICAGO — With online education options more ubiquitous and sophisticated than ever, the need for academic librarians to be conversant with digital resources and design thinking has become increasingly important.  The way forward is through collaboration with instructional designers, which...

Aug 04: PLA extends application deadline for the Dynamic Planning Institute in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has extended the application deadline for their new, blended learning training, the ...

Aug 03: A guide to innovative revenue sources for libraries and nonprofits

CHICAGO — In recent years, levies, grants, and other traditional sources of library funding have stagnated or even been scaled back. But as they’ve already done in other areas, libraries can take an innovative, proactive approach to funding. Change creates opportunities, and the ability to see...

Aug 03: Ruzena Zatko Selected as the 2016 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Ruzena Zatko of Los Angeles, California as the 2016 Century Scholarship recipient.

 

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library...

Aug 02: Apply now to be a part of the Teens’ Top Ten book groups

CHICAGO — Library staff can now apply on behalf of their teen book groups for a chance to be a part of the official Teens’ Top Ten book groups.

The...

Aug 02: EMIERT releases Guidelines for Outreach to Immigrant Populations

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) has published a set of guidelines for library services and programming that facilitate recent immigrants’ inclusion and participation in society while preserving and promoting...

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