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Dec 28: Louis Shores Award for excellence in reviewing names Mary Burkey as winner

ATLANTA—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected Mary Burkey, independent library consultant, as the recipient of the 2017 Louis Shores Award which...

Dec 27: RUSA invites Midwinter attendees to celebrate winners of year’s best in adult reading and reference

CHICAGO--On Sunday, Jan. 22, 5-7pm EST, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host their annual Book and Media Awards ceremony to announce the many awards and best...

Dec 27: New Intellectual Freedom Bloggers for 2017

The Intellectual Freedom Blog has a new lineup of contributors for 2017. Founded in 2007, the blog has a history of top-notch, quality writers, and the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) plans to continue the tradition....

Dec 22: New Workshop: Improve Your Library: Using the 5 Phases of Project Management

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Improve Your Library: Using the 5 Phases of Project Management with Robin M. Hastings. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30...

Dec 21: Free webinar: Smart Libraries with Marshall Breeding

CHICAGO—ALA TechSource announces an exciting free webinar, Smart Libraries with Marshall Breeding. This webinar will last one hour and take place at 2:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Central/12:...

Dec 21: Hartman and Huff awarded YALSA’s 2017 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has awarded Angela Hartman and Sara Huff its 2017 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend.

The travel stipend...

Dec 21: At 2017 Midwinter Meeting, talk to ALA about accessibility for people with disabilities

As part of an ongoing effort to improve its member experience, the American Library Association (ALA) will host a series of conversations at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.  

The focus of these 90-minute Kitchen Table Conversations will be on a key aspect of inclusion:...

Dec 20: Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant now accepting proposals for 2017 award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is accepting applications from innovative researchers for the annual Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant. The $3,000 grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct research, over the...

Dec 20: Loleta D. Fyan Grant now accepting proposals for 2017 award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant, a grant for up to $5,000 for the improvement of public libraries and the services they provide.

 
Loleta D. Fyan, ALA President 1951-...
Dec 20: Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award now accepting submissions for 2017 award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award, an award recognizing the best essay written in English on library history. The award is named in honor of the distinguished 19th-Century...

Dec 20: Jesse H. Shera Awards now accepting submissions

CHICAGO — The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association is inviting submissions for two awards named for Jesse H. Shera. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2017.

 
The Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published...
Dec 20: Applications sought for 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

CHICAGO — Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Awarded by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee, the grant program...

Dec 20: OIF revamps reporting tools for library hate crime and material challenges

CHICAGO — The Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) — the voice of the First Amendment in libraries — introduced upgraded tools that make censorship easier to report and easier to track. On Dec. 20, the office rolled out a simpler form to document censorship and hate crime, a web page...

Dec 20: 'Merging a Friends and Foundation' webinar now available from United for Libraries

Bryn Mawr, PENNSYLVANIA - The United for Libraries webinar on “Merging a Friends and Foundation” is now available for purchase.

In the library world today, there is a huge need for support organizations – friends  and foundations...

Dec 20: AASL seeks national conference program reviewers

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is currently accepting applications for volunteers to participate in a blind review and scoring of concurrent session and best practices showcase proposals for the AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition, “Beyond the Horizon...

Dec 20: Learn how to set manageable goals for 2017 in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to explore various ways to make goal-setting work for you, whether those goals are personal or work-related. “New...

Dec 19: New Workshop: Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children with Carol Morrone. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am...

Dec 15: Sally Gardner Reed, United for Libraries present a guide to working with Friends groups

CHICAGO — Executive Director of United for Libraries and former Executive Director of Friends of Libraries U.S.A., Sally Gardner Reed has decades of experience liaising between Friends groups and the libraries that they support, serve, and (sometimes) exasperate. Her new book “...

Dec 15: Libraries retain more than $1.3 billion in federal funding in massive spending bill passed by Congress
Washington, D.C. – Libraries retained over a billion dollars in federal funding for library-related programs in a stopgap funding package passed by Congress on December 9 to avoid a midnight shutdown of the federal government. The continuing resolution that cleared Friday by the Senate...
Dec 15: 2017 Teens’ Top Ten book groups announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected 20 public and school libraries from across the country to serve as official book groups for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a booklist created...

Dec 15: PLA offers post-election resources for public libraries

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) knows its members and their libraries may be struggling to respond to the post-election challenges our communities face. Public libraries have an unparalleled ability to bring people and knowledge together, especially in times of uncertainty and...

Dec 15: New eCourse: Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively. Hannah Gascho Rempel and Maribeth Slebodnik will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse...

Dec 15: Facing a divided nation, ALA offers libraries free trainings in dialogue facilitation and deliberation

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) invite library professionals to attend a free learning series to explore various dialogue facilitation approaches and position themselves to foster...

Dec 13: Learn how to easily measure your patron outcomes and community impact in free PLA webinar

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) will be introducing libraries to its latest field-driven initiative, Project Outcome, through a free webinar, Outcome Measurement Made Easy with PLA’s Project Outcome,...

Dec 13: Library Marketing: A new American Libraries live webcast

CHICAGO — Marketing can be a daunting process for many librarians. New technologies offer diverse avenues for promoting library services, and commercial marketing methods have become expected for libraries, too. Where do you start? What’s the best way to allocate your staff and financial...

Dec 13: ODLOS invites webinar proposals

CHICAGO – Do you have a great idea for a webinar? The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) is seeking proposals from the field that explore diversity, literacy, and outreach in libraries and in the library profession.

Successful...

Dec 13: An oral history of librarianship in transition

CHICAGO — Just as it did for society at large, the second half of the 20th century brought monumental upheaval to librarianship, affecting every aspect of what it means to be a part of the information services profession. But as the librarians who worked during this tumultuous period end their...

Dec 13: AASL seeks research associate

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks a research associate to coordinate the research efforts of the CLASS: Causality: School Libraries and Student Success II, a 2015 Laura Bush 21st Century Library Program grant. The position begins in January 2017 and...

Dec 13: Hilliker, Keeling and Lewis seek 2018-19 AASL presidency

CHICAGO – AASL members Robert Hilliker, Mary Keeling and Kathryn Roots Lewis will seek the 2018-2019 AASL presidential term during the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) election. A full slate of AASL candidates can be found at www.ala.org/...

Dec 13: Professional development scholarship available

CHICAGO — The ALA Learning Round Table will award up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members in some way (newsletter, blog, list...

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