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Mar 31: Demystify your video cataloging with an ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides.” This all-day preconference — 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. — will provide an overview...

Mar 31: Nancy Kranich named the recipient of the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

CHICAGO — Nancy Kranich, special projects librarian and lecturer at Rutgers University, has been selected to receive the 2015 American Library Association Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.  This special honor is given annually to an individual for a “significant contribution to the...

Mar 31: Develop an instructional design plan: eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Instructional Design Essentials. Nicole...

Mar 31: Judith Wines is the recipient of the 2015 ALA Scholastic Library Publishing Award

CHICAGO – Judith Wines, director at the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (RCS) Community Library in Ravena, New York, has been selected to receive the 2015 American Library Association Scholastic Library Publishing Award.  This special recognition is given annually to a librarian whose “unusual...

Mar 31: United for Libraries to dedicate five Literary Landmarks™ for Children’s Book Week

CHICAGO — In celebration of Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015) United for Libraries will dedicate five Literary Landmarks™ celebrating children’s book authors. This program was spearheaded by Rocco Staino of the Empire State Center for the Book and...

Mar 30: ALCTS preconference on managing digital and streaming media in academic libraries

CHICAGO — “Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and other Digital Content for Academic Libraries,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media...

Mar 30: LLAMA thought leader webinars now archived

CHICAGO — Does this sound familiar?  You look at your calendar and a get a sickening feeling when you suddenly realize that the great webinar you’ve been looking forward to happened yesterday! Don’t worry, LLAMA’s got you covered. 

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA...

Mar 30: Apply by April 8 for 2015 ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO — Applications for the 2015 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (Aug. 9-13, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois) are accepted through April 8, 2015.

The institute helps future library...

Mar 30: Superheroes and more abound in the summer ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics’ 2015 summer catalog is filled with new items to decorate your space and inspire readers of all ages this summer and beyond.

DC Comics’ legendary superheroes encourage reading on an exciting...

Mar 30: Delaware Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee receives the 2015 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award

CHICAGO — The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that the Delaware Library Association (DLA) Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) is the 2015 recipient of the Gerald Hodges...

Mar 27: IFRT accepting nominations for 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award. The biennial award is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom and consists of $500 and a citation....

Mar 27: Deadline to participate in the PLDS Statistical Report Survey extended to April 30

CHICAGO — There is still time to be a part of the Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report, an annual publication from the Public Library Association (PLA). The extended deadline to submit library information is April 30, 2015.

The survey collects information from public...

Mar 27: Innovations in library services to poor and homeless people, diversity in action ideas sought for 2015 ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair

CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services invites library professionals from all kinds of institutions to submit proposals to participate in the 2015 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 at the American Library Association's...

Mar 26: Get your library in strategic shape at PLA Boot Camp with Garcia and Nelson

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering the always popular PLA Results Boot Camp “Results Are What Matters: Management Tools and Techniques to Improve Library Services and Programs” with June Garcia and Sandra Nelson, Aug...

Mar 26: Sarah Lewis to be ALA President’s Program Speaker at 2015 Annual Conference

CHICAGO -- Art historian, critic, writer and “cultural powerhouse” Sarah Lewis is the featured speaker for ALA President Courtney Young’s President’s Program 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Lewis celebrates creativity, focusing on how it can...

Mar 26: California Library Association will host five preconferences during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The California Library Association (CLA) will host two preconferences on Thursday, June 25, and three preconferences on Friday, June 26, during the 2015 Annual Conference held by the American Library Association (ALA) in San Francisco, June 25-June 30. Registrants may view descriptions...

Mar 26: 2015 ALA elections are open

CHICAGO — Voting in the 2015 ALA elections is now open.  Between March 24 and March 26, the ALA sent e-mails to voters, providing them with their unique passcodes and information about how to vote online. The polls will close at 11:59 p.m. Central time on Friday, May 1.  Note that the mailing...

Mar 25: 2015 ACRL tech wrap-up webinar

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an upcoming conference Webinar: ALA TechSource 2015 ACRL Technology Wrap-Up at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, April 3, 2015. An expert panel will provide an overview of the ACRL 2015 Conference from a technology perspective....

Mar 25: Present and future of e-Books, live webcast

CHICAGO — Join American Libraries for a new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on The Present and Future of e-Books, which airs live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 9. This free, streaming video...

Mar 25: ALA President responds to House proposal to eliminate IMLS

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The budget resolution released this week by the U.S. House Budget Committee proposes to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the agency that administers federal funding support for more than 123,000 libraries in virtually every community in the nation....

Mar 24: ALA, PLA release joint statement regarding ruling in support of Kentucky public libraries

CHICAGO — In April of 2013, Kentucky Circuit Courts ruled against the Campbell County Public Library and the Kenton County Public Library, a decision that would have resulted in the libraries losing property tax revenues dating as far back as 1979. Local library advocates appealed the ruling,...

Mar 24: NEH grants ALA $350,000 for book clubs for at-risk youth

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has been granted $350,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for at-risk youth.

The Great Stories Club funding will introduce more than 8,000 young adults to...

Mar 24: ACRL 2015: Portland, Oregon, center stage for discussion on the value of academic and research libraries

CHICAGO – Campus libraries today are vibrant and exciting places, in large part due to the contributions of tech-savvy academic and research librarians. With the volume of information available on the Web expanding exponentially, university and college students, faculty and staff are relying...

Mar 24: Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: an ALCTS preconference in San Francisco

CHICAGO — On Thursday, June 25, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data.” ...

Mar 24: YALSA releases Teen Programming Guidelines

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released a new resource to help library staff called the Teen Programming Guidelines.

The Teen...

Mar 24: ALCTS announces preconference on Real World Linked Data

CHICAGO — "Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work?," an Annual Conference preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), explores ontology design and data modeling in the real world.  Join your colleagues...

Mar 24: Ann Burlingame, deputy director of Wake County Public Libraries, receives 2015 Sullivan Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children has been awarded to Ann Burlingame, deputy director of Wake County Public Libraries, which is headquartered in Raleigh, North...

Mar 24: Michael Gorman reaffirms the enduring values of librarianship in new book

CHICAGO — In the almost 15 years since public intellectual, librarian and philosopher Michael Gorman published “Our Enduring Values,” there has been a sea change in the way much of the world thinks about and uses libraries. Young...

Mar 24: Free six-part online learning series teaches libraries to lead positive change

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites library professionals to view a free, six-part online course designed to help libraries strengthen their role as core community leaders and work with residents to bring about positive change.

Led by educators from The Harwood...

Mar 24: Slate announced for 2015 FTRF trustee election

Twelve candidates for the Freedom to Read Foundation board of trustees have been slated for the 2015 election by the Nominating Committee. Six trustees will be elected to two-year terms in this spring's election. Ballots will...

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