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Jan 12: ACRL receives Delmas Foundation grant for RBMS Conference scholarships

CHICAGO - The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has received an $8,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to provide scholarships for first-time attendees to the...

Jan 11: ALA to host Town Hall: Library Advocacy and Core Values in Uncertain Times

CHICAGO – Library professionals from across America and the world will gather in Atlanta, Georgia for discussions on the future of library service, technology trends, advocacy, information policy, professional and leadership development, intellectual freedom and diversity, equity and inclusion. ...

Jan 11: Strategies for becoming a reflective librarian and teacher

CHICAGO — Too much of the time our attempts at achieving a work/life balance instead amount to a rigid compartmentalization of the different parts of our lives. But the very qualities that make us human, including our thoughts, feelings, and experiences, are the keys to making us better...

Jan 11: ACRL to host Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow

CHICAGO -  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce its selection as a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program, a career-...

Jan 10: AASL Celebrates 2017 School Library Month with spokesperson Andy Weir

CHICAGO – Andy Weir, author of the New York Times best-seller “The Martian,” will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2017 celebration of School Library Month (SLM). Observed in April and sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), School Library Month...

Jan 10: Joint Council of Librarians of Color hosts events to support 2018 conference

CHICAGO — The Joint Council of Librarians of Color, Inc. (JCLC Inc.), a nonprofit organization that advocates for and addresses the common needs of the American Library Association (ALA) ethnic affiliates, is pleased to announce two exciting events during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta,...

Jan 10: ODLOS Town Hall at Midwinter to explore identity and healing in challenging times

CHICAGO — Numerous shootings, sexual assaults, attacks in the legislation against the rights of GLBT communities and an election that continues to challenge our identity as a country have defined these difficult times. As librarians, we continue to advocate and fight for the communities we serve...

Jan 10: EBSCO awards five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians a $1,500 scholarship to attend the 2017 ALA...

Jan 10: United for Libraries, ALA Conference Services present ‘Spotlight on Adult Literature’ at Midwinter

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – United for Libraries and ALA Conference Services will present “Spotlight on Adult Literature” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Georgia World Congress Center Exhibit Hall at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Participating publishers will host...

Jan 10: Equipping librarians to code: ALA, Google launch ready to code university pilot program

WASHINGTON - Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and Google, Inc., announced a call for Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty to participate in Phase Two of the Libraries Ready to Code project. This work will culminate in graduate level course models that equip MLIS...

Jan 10: Share your library’s story at Midwinter

CHICAGO — How does your library transform? You can tell your story on video during the 2017 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta, held Jan. 20-24. The ALA’s Public Awareness Office will be conducting short interviews with librarians to reveal how their libraries transform. A video...

Jan 09: ALA calls for fast passage of Email Privacy Act

WASHINGTON - ALA President Julie B. Todaro issued the following statement upon reintroduction of the Email Privacy Act today in the U.S. House of Representatives: 

“The Fourth Amendment protects all of our 'papers and effects'...

Jan 09: ALA announces petition candidates for ALA Council

Chicago - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals have filed petitions for positions on the ALA Council for the 2017 ALA Election:

Mary Biblo, Librarian Emeritus, Rowley Library, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois...

Jan 09: ALSC provides $60k in Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grants to 12 libraries

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries minigrants. These grants are made possible by a Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The 12 minigrant recipients...

Jan 09: RUSA’s Emerging Technologies Section selects 18th annual list of Best Free Reference Websites

CHICAGO—The 18th Annual Best Free Reference Websites list, previously published in the Fall 2016 issue of Reference & User Services Quarterly, is now also available on ...

Jan 09: New Workshop: The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Content Marketing

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Content Marketing with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 60 minutes and take place Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 3:00pm Eastern/2:00pm...

Jan 09: New Workshop: Using Change Management to Transform Your Library

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Using Change Management to Transform Your Library with Catherine Soehner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30...

Jan 09: A cornucopia of new books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

Longer hours and easy access near the onsite Registration area make it convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting. The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/...

Jan 05: ALCTS rolls out new online education and virtual forum in 2017

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce its catalog of 2017 online education offerings. Focusing on the changing landscape of technical services, ALCTS Continuing Education features online programming on staff and leadership...

Jan 04: New eCourse: Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 6,...

Jan 04: New eCourse: Assessing Student Learning with Instructional Technologies

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Assessing Student Learning with Instructional Technologies. Melissa Mallon will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March...

Jan 04: New eCourse: Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday...

Jan 04: New eCourse: How to Implement a Digitization Program

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, How to Implement a Digitization Program. Susanne Caro will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 6, 2017.

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Jan 03: 2017 PR Xchange Awards competition opens

Submit your library’s promotional materials for the 2017 PR Xchange Awards Competition sponsored by the PRMS Section of LLAMA

CHICAGO — Libraries everywhere are creating exciting promotional materials:  newsletters, program announcements, reading celebrations, advocacy...

Jan 03: New issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy now available online

CHICAGO —  The new issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP), Vol. 1, No. 2-3, is now live and available to subscribers online.  Subscribers can view it on the JIFP...

Jan 03: Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is accepting applications through Feb. 3, 2017 for the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award.

The Gale Cengage Learning Financial...

Jan 03: ALA Nepal Library Relief Fund donates $2,500 to community library in Himalayas

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has donated $2,500 from its Nepal Library Relief Fund to the READ Global (Rural Education and Development) Center in Tukche village in the Mustang district of Nepal. A community library and resource center, the READ Center is being rebuilt after...

Dec 28: Annual list of Best Historical Materials announced by history experts

ATLANTA—The annual list of Best Historical Materials was announced during the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta on Sunday. The list recognizes the evaluation and effectiveness of...

Dec 28: 2017 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for adults revealed

ATLANTA—The Listen List Council of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2017 selections of the Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration. The 2017 committee listened to 1,919 hours of audiobooks,...

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