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Mar 05: RUSA's History Section names winners of projects for excellence in historical and genealogical research

CHICAGO—The History Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has named the winners of three achievement awards which honor outstanding service and contributions to the fields of historical and genealogical research.

“Quality historical research takes many forms in...

Mar 04: ALA announces 10 public libraries to offer ‘StoryCorps @ your library’ programs

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with StoryCorps, has announced 10 public libraries will participate in the StoryCorps @ your library program.

Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), ...

Mar 04: American Library Association gears up for 2015 ALA election

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is gearing up for its upcoming election.

Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 24, 2015 for the American Library Association’s annual election.

For the seventh year in a row, the American Library Association is holding its...

Mar 04: Nominating committee seeks candidates for 2016 election

CHICAGO — The Nominating Committee for the 2016 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2016 spring ballot for the offices of ALA president-elect, treasurer and councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for president-elect, two candidates to...

Mar 03: Maxwell's 'Handbook' wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

CHICAGO — The recipient of the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award is Robert L. Maxwell for his book Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA: Explaining and Illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access Using MARC 21 (Chicago:...

Mar 03: ALSC names 2015 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2015 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and...

Mar 03: Ross Atkinson award given to Carlen Ruschoff

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) names Carlen Ruschoff, director of technical services and strategic initiatives at the University of Maryland as the 2015 recipient of its Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors the memory of...

Mar 03: New professional development online courses for the Reference and User Services online learning line-up this Spring

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced two new professional development online courses for spring 2015. The new courses begin in early April and registration is now open.

The new online courses, beginning this...

Mar 03: Culbertson and Collins recipients of Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates the recipients of the 2015 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award, Rebecca Culbertson and Maria Collins. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award consists of a citation...

Mar 03: LITA guide shows how to get started with demand-driven acquisitions for e-books

CHICAGO— Thousands of e-books are published each year; and rather than holding steady, e-book prices are rising—some 3.5 percent this year alone. With so many titles out there, how do you know which ones will actually circulate? Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) may be the answer for your library...

Mar 03: Cataloging and managing film & video collections using RDA and MARC21

CHICAGO — We now catalog in a post-AACR2 world.  RDA: Resource Description and Access is designed to cover all types of content and media, but communities of practice are still evolving for motion picture and video materials.  “...

Mar 03: ALSC announces 2015 Notable Children's Recordings
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2015 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...
Mar 03: AASL names members of Standards and Guidelines Editorial Board

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has named the members of its new editorial board to evaluate and revise the association’s learning standards and program guidelines. The editorial board will build on a strong history of publications by AASL to transform teaching and...

Mar 03: AASL extends deadline for digital storytelling contest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites students to participate in a digital storytelling contest held as part of the 2015 celebration of School Library Month.  The contest asks students to reflect on the 2015 theme, “Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends...

Mar 03: RUSA’s Business Reference and Services Section selects achievement award and grant winners

CHICAGO — The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA has selected the winners of the 2015 achievement awards, research and travel grants that recognize the profession’s most exceptional librarians, libraries and projects involving business reference services today.

The...

Mar 03: Learn how to manage multigenerational workplaces in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO — For the first time in American history, there are four different generations working and volunteering side by side. Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to discover the key characteristics of these four generations and explore new strategies for making the most out of age...

Mar 03: Rare Shakespeare First Folio to visit all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico in 2016

Washington, D.C. — The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) and Cincinnati Museum Center, has announced the tour sites for its 2016 national traveling exhibition of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. The exhibition will tour...

Mar 03: Two Friends groups win National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

PHILADELPHIA -- Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Li­brary (Redlands, California) and Friends of the Logan County (Kentucky) Library are winners of United for Libraries’ 2014 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards. Friends of Fondulac Library (East Peoria, Illinois) and Friends of Chel­sea (...

Mar 03: RUSA’s STARS section names winners of 2015 achievement awards for ILL practitioners

CHICAGO —The Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) has selected the winners of its two achievement awards honoring librarians providing exceptional service in the fields of interlibrary loan (ILL), resource sharing and...

Mar 03: ALSC announces 2015 Notable Children's Videos
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2015 list of Notable Children’s Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show...
Mar 03: American Libraries relaunches website in responsive design

CHICAGO - American Libraries, the flagship publication of the American Library Association, proudly announces the launch of its responsive design website at AmericanLibraries.org.

Visitors will be able to easily view this new...

Mar 03: YALSA plans Twitter Take Over with partners for 2015 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will turn over its @yalsa Twitter account to a different partner each day of Teen Tech Week, March 8 – 14, 2015.

...

Mar 03: Advance your WordPress skills with this new eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Advanced WordPress: Taking Your Web Presence to the Next Level facilitated by Michael Schofield. This six-week eCourse starts Monday, March 16, 2015.

If you've used WordPress to build a library blog or...

Mar 03: Learn the nuts and bolts of building a library website with WordPress

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Using WordPress to Build Library Websites. Amanda L. Goodman will serve as the instructor for a six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 16, 2015.

Skilled Web...

Mar 03: Register for ‘StoryCorps @ your library’ preconference workshop at 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — StoryCorps, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, will hold a one-day workshop on Friday, June 26, for library professionals interested in offering projects inspired by StoryCorps at their institutions.

The workshop,...

Mar 03: New advanced eCourse for the low-tech librarian

CHICAGO — Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), this new 12-week Advanced eCourse: Library Technology for the Low-Tech Librarian, beginning on April 6,...

Mar 02: RUSA MARS section names Debbie Bezanson winner of service achievement award

CHICAGO —The MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winner of the 2015 service achievement award.

The My...

Mar 02: Article written by AASL members appears in Principal magazine

CHICAGO — “Digital Native Does Not Equal Digital Literacy,” written by American Association of School Librarians (AASL) members Ann M. Martin and Kathleen R. Roberts, appeared in the January/February 2015 issue of “Principal,” the magazine published by the National Association of Elementary...

Mar 02: School Library Research opens volume 18 with three new studies

CHICAGO — Three new research articles are now available in volume 18 of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research. The three research articles examine the motivation to seek out information, science-focused collaboration...

Mar 02: Edwidge Danticat, award-winning author, 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO – Writer Edwidge Danticat—designated by Harper's Bazaar as "1 of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference," featured in the New York Times Magazine as one of "30 under 30" people to watch and called one of the "15 Gutsiest Women of the Year" by Jane...

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