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May 06: Accepting Appointments for Career Counseling at the ALA Annual Conference

The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center will provide complimentary career counseling sessions on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 - 26, 2016 during the ALA 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando.  The sessions will be held in the JobLIST Placement and...

May 06: Open House/Job Fair to be held during ALA Annual Conference in Orlando

The American Library Association’s JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center will host an Open House/Job Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 26, 2016 during the ALA 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando  #alaac16. Employers are invited to come and engage in conversations with...

May 06: Emerging strategies for supporting student learning

CHICAGO — The higher education landscape is rapidly evolving due to changes in the student population (millenials, increasing diversity, changing work habits), technology (the rise in the use of social media), and learning spaces (the increase in physical and virtual social learning spaces).  In...

May 05: New library privacy guidelines aim to strengthen reader privacy protections for K – 12 students

CHICAGO — On May 2, 2016, the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee approved a new document, "Library Privacy Guidelines for Students in K-12 Schools."  The document, which surveys the state of students' privacy in K-12 schools, provides guidance for school libraries and...

May 05: 2017 Arbuthnot Lecture Site Application Deadline Extended

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2017 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2017 event featuring Newbery Honor and National Book Award winning author, Jacqueline Woodson.

The Arbuthnot...

May 05: Thomson elected ALCTS President for 2017-2018

CHICAGO —Mary Beth Thomson, senior associate dean, Collections, Digital Scholarship and Technical Services, University of Kentucky, has been elected the 2017-2018 President of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

She previously held the position of head...

May 05: PLA’s Project Outcome launches new performance measures at ALA Annual

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) for the launch of the newest set of performance measures during Project Outcome’s preconference workshop, Friday, June 24, at the 2016...

May 05: Andromeda Yelton Elected 2017-18 LITA President

Andromeda Yelton, owner/consultant of Small Beautiful Useful LLC, has been elected as the 2017-2018 president of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Yelton will serve as vice-president/president-elect during 2016-17 and will assume the presidency in June 2017.

"LITA...

May 05: YALSA to lead transformation of teen library services with new three-year organizational plan

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has adopted a three-year organizational plan aimed at encouraging the transformation of teen library services....

May 04: YALSA releases position paper, Adopting a Summer Learning Approach for Increased Impact

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has released a new position paper titled, “Adopting a Summer Learning...

May 04: Teens’ Top Ten public nominations open; book group application opening in August

CHICAGO — Teens aged 12-18 can now nominate their favorite titles to be considered as a 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominee via the public nomination form.

In previous years, nominations were limited to the official Teens’ Top Ten book...

May 04: Fader to support 2016 ALSC Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO – Ellen Fader, past-president (2005-2006) of The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has provided a generous donation to the Spectrum Scholarship for a  third year. Her contribution will support a student through the 2016-2017 school term, provide for a follow-up grant for...

May 04: ALA report provides practical advice about adopting 3D printers in libraries
 
Washington, D.C. –The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) today released “Progress in the Making: Librarians’ Practical 3D...
May 03: Wilson Southern Middle School’s Holocaust project receives AASL Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO – Ann Yawornitsky, Jennifer Sarnes and Melissa Zawaski from Wilson Southern Middle School in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, are the recipients of the 2016 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the...

May 03: Steve Laird elected United for Libraries president-elect

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Steve Laird, president of the Reference Division of Infogroup, has been elected 2016-2017 United for Libraries vice president/president elect.

Laird has served as a United for Libraries board member since 2012, and has chaired the United for Libraries Awards...

May 03: United for Libraries to present Leaders Orientation at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present its Leaders Orientation program, “Cultivating Leaders and Building Effective Volunteer Boards for Trustees, Friends and Foundations,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Trustees,...

May 03: Pixey Mosley chosen new LLAMA president-elect

CHICAGO, April 29, 2016 -- The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced today that Pixey Anne Mosley has been elected as president-elect.  She is associate dean for administrative and faculty services, at Texas A&M University Libraries, in College Station, Texas, where...

May 02: Lindsay elected ALSC 2017-2018 president

CHICAGO — Nina Lindsay, children's services coordinator, Oakland (California) Public Library (OPL), has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

“It's an exciting time for...

May 02: Cheryl A. Middleton elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO - Cheryl A. Middleton, associate university librarian for learning and engagement at the Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries and Press, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, and...

May 02: Be RUSA's guest and learn to create emotional resonance at your library

CHICAGO — Dave Cobb will be the keynote speaker at the President’s Program hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Cobb, vice president, creative development of the...

May 02: ALA, Harry Potter Alliance launch “Spark” advocacy video series

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) joined the Harry Potter Alliance in launching “Spark,” an eight-part video series developed to support and guide...

May 02: Rep. Rush Holt keynotes National Library Legislative Day

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, nearly four hundred library advocates from virtually every state in the nation will gather in Washington, D.C. to advocate for federal support for libraries and library users during the American Library Association’s (ALA) 42nd annual...

Apr 29: ALA councilors elected

CHICAGO - 34 members have been elected as councilors-at-large on the council of the American Library Association (ALA) for three-year terms. The terms begin at the conclusion of the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, and extend through the end of the 2019 ALA Annual...

Apr 29: Project Outcome hits milestone of 10,000 patron surveys

CHICAGO – Project Outcome has aggregated approximately 11,000 patron surveys within its online system. This milestone comes before the one-year anniversary of Project Outcome’s official launch on June 26, 2015. Project Outcome will continue providing even more ways for libraries to collect...

Apr 29: PLA members elect Sandlian Smith as president-elect; Kong and Strobel to board

PLA members elect Sandlian Smith as president-elect; Kong and Strobel to board

CHICAGO —Pam Sandlian Smith, director of Anythink Libraries in Adams County (Colorado), has been elected the 2017-2018...

Apr 29: Yates elected 2017-2018 AASL president

CHICAGO – Steven Yates, instructor and acting coordinator of the school library media certification program at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, has been elected as the 2017-2018 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) president. Yates will serve as president-elect during 2016-...

Apr 29: AASL seeks volunteer co-editor for online research journal

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is seeking a volunteer co-editor for its peer-reviewed online research journal, School Library Research (SLR). The responsibilities of the co-editor include setting the scope and tone...

Apr 29: Neal wins 2017–2018 ALA presidency

CHICAGO – James G. (Jim) Neal, university librarian emeritus at Columbia University, New York, has been elected president-elect of the American Library Association.

Neal  received 3,479 votes, while Christine Lind Hage, director of the Rochester Hills (Michigan) Public Library, received 3...

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