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Feb 03: K-8 school libraries invited to apply for ALA's 2017 Sara Jaffarian Award

CHICAGO — School libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.

Nominations for the 2017 Sara Jaffarian School Library...

Feb 03: ALSC names 2017 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2017 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special...
Feb 02: ALA affirms support for NEH, NEA

WASHINGTONToday American Library Association President Julie Todaro released the following statement in support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“For more than 50 years, the National Endowment for the...

Feb 02: New AASL editorial board ready to get social

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has appointed five school library professionals to serve as members of the new AASL social media editorial board. Editorial board members will curate and compose social media posts for AASL platforms. The...

Feb 02: Sparks named YALSA’s 2017 Board Fellow

CHICAGO — The Board of Directors of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) chose Heather Sparks, LEAP Out-of-School Program Manager at the Free Library of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) as its 2017-2018...

Feb 02: Dodds, Page, Gilmartin receive YALSA’s 2017 Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded the 2017 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Maeve Dodds and Jean Page and...

Feb 02: Circulating Unusual Items Webinar by ASCLA

CHICAGO - Join ASCLA for a webinar to learn how to Circulate Unusual Items at your library on 2/7/17.

There is a growing trend of...

Feb 02: Marsh and Austin win 2017 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO — Katelyn Marsh and Jeanie Austin were chosen as the recipients of the 2017 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American...

Feb 02: Travel grants available for first-time AASL national conference attendees

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is offering 30 grants for travel to its 18th National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed “Beyond the Horizon,” will be held Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. Full conference details can be...

Feb 02: New eCourse: Cataloging with RDA

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cataloging with RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on April 3, 2017.

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Feb 02: Kim Lindskog wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Kim Lindskog has won a free year of AASL membership! Lindskog's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. Lindskog referred Leah Carol...

Feb 02: RUSA Winter Online Learning

CHICAGO - Don’t miss! 2/23/17 – [Webinar] “Show me the money: Growing grants-related services in the library”
Pinpoint resources of...

Feb 02: Registration and housing open for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago

ALA promises the same outstanding content, professional development, and networking opportunities as always at the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, June 22-27. Early Bird registration and housing are open as of noon (Central time) on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at...

Feb 02: 2017 Teen Tech Week Grant Recipients announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has announced the recipients of its 2017 Teen Tech Week Grant.

Grant recipients will each receive $1,000 to fund activities aimed at...

Feb 02: New eCourse: Web Design Basics for Librarians

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Web Design Basics for Librarians. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on April 3, 2017.

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Feb 02: New eCourse: Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Violet Fox will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Feb 01: ALSC recipient of 2017 GLBTRT Award for Political Activism

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has been named the recipient of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Award for Political Activism. The award will be presented on Monday, June 26, 2017...

Feb 01: Open Book Library awarded 2017 GLBTRT Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) announced the Open Book Library (Bibliothèque à livres ouverts) at the Community Centre for Gay and Lesbians of Montreal as the second recipient of the Newlen-Symons...

Feb 01: Mark Sandler wins 2017 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — Mark Sandler, principal at Novel Solutions Consulting, has been named the 2017 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Sandler will receive a cash award and citation during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Named in honor of one of the pioneers of library...

Feb 01: Tickets available for 2017 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Jacqueline Woodson

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the South Carolina State Library announced that tickets for the 2017 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Jacqueline Woodson are now available.

The lecture, titled "What Gets Left Behind: Stories From...

Feb 01: Public libraries invited to apply for the NASA@ My Library STEM initiative

Public libraries are invited to apply for NASA@ My Library, a STEM education initiative that will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education.

The...

Feb 01: LITA offers Patron Privacy Checklists in support of Library Bill of Rights

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) defends the American Library Association's traditional protections of library patron privacy and encourages all libraries to adopt a privacy policy and practices consistent with ALA's principles.

LITA affirms the...

Jan 31: ALSC announces 2017 Notable Children’s Recordings
 
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2017 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially...
Jan 31: PLA releases 2016: PLA's Year in Review

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) today released 2016: PLA’s Year in Review, a new report highlighting the association’s work in 2016.

In a message sent today to PLA members, PLA President Felton...

Jan 31: 2017 Notable Videos for Adults announced

ATLANTA – The American Library Association (ALA) Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2017 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding films released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults. ...

Jan 31: Makerspaces: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Library makerspaces are transformative, inviting library users to create, innovate and collaborate. But like any new initiative, makerspaces also bring up a host of unique challenges. How do you get started? How can you work within your library’s staff and budget...

Jan 31: ACRL Board of Directors affirms commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, access

CHICAGO — The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is unwavering in its long-standing commitment to promoting the free exchange of different viewpoints and ensuring privacy and confidentiality in academic libraries. We will continue to advocate for and...

Jan 31: Evans wins 2017 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2017 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant to Sarah Evans. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for her research project, “We Need...

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