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Dec 21: Midwinter leadership development seminar highlights Unexpected Leadership

CHICAGO - All American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting attendees are invited to join us for an exciting and inspiring professional development seminar.

As part of its ongoing commitment to enriching its leaders and membership, LLAMA takes time during one of its key business...

Dec 21: ASCLA/COSLA dessert and networking reception at Midwinter

CHICAGO—The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) cordially invite Midwinter Meeting attendees to enjoy dessert in the company of colleagues at the ASCLA/...

Dec 21: New facilitated eCourse from ALA Editions: Young Adult Readers’ Advisory Services

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse on Young Adult Readers’ Advisory Services. Jessica Moyer, an experienced online instructor and a doctoral...

Dec 21: RUSA book and media awards event offers multitude of choices for book lovers

CHICAGO—All ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees are invited to celebrate the winners of numerous awards and build their 2011 to-be-read lists at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) upcoming Book and Media Awards Reception.

In addition to The Reading List and Notable Book...

Dec 21: Registration open for online education through ALSC

CHICAGO - Bring something new to your library by taking an online course this winter from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Starting on Feb. 7, 2011, ALSC is offering four timely courses that are sure to cure your winter blues and liven up your library.

The winter...

Dec 21: FCC’s net neutrality order protects libraries as "consumers," lacks strong protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE say the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) passage of its network (net) neutrality order today is a first step toward restoring an open Internet but does not go far enough...

Dec 21: Free webinar offers seven steps to get your career moving in the right direction

CHICAGO - We all know that career development is a do-it-yourself activity these days - but how do you determine what's next (and what's best) for you?

Should you stay put and grow right where you are? Should you prepare yourself to move up?  Or, should you get ready to...

Dec 21: ALSC announces winners of El día de los niños/El día de los libros mini-grants

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce the winners of the El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros mini-grants.  Eight libraries serving a population of 75,000 or less have won mini-grants worth $4,000 each;  and seven libraries serving a...

Dec 15: Application deadline for ALTAFF Trustee awards extended to Jan. 5

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation and the ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Grant. The deadline for applications for both...

Dec 14: ALA: Museum and Library Services Act on its way to President’s desk

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA) by a voice vote today, clearing the last legislative hurdle in its reauthorization process.  Last week, the U.S. Senate also passed MLSA under unanimous consent.  MLSA will now be sent to the...

Dec 14: AASL offers position on ESEA reauthorization

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has issued a position statement on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The statement can be found on the AASL website at www.ala.org/...

Dec 14: Sign up for RUSA genealogy workshop by Dec. 29

CHICAGO—Registration will close on Dec. 29 for “Genealogy Happens! At the Genealogy Reference Desk,” a 2011 Midwinter institute offered by the ALA genealogy experts: the History Section of the Reference and User...

Dec 14: ALA relays concerns about upcoming net neutrality order to FCC

WASHINGTON – The American Library Association (ALA) along with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE have sent a letter (PDF) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...

Dec 14: Significant price drop for ASCLA “Consulting Toolkit” workshop

CHICAGO—Prices have been significantly reduced for the upcoming Midwinter institute “Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to Become a Successful Library Consultant,” a full day event hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative...

Dec 14: Applications available for ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by ALTAFF

PHILADELPHIA - Applications are now available for the American Library Association (ALA) President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of ALA. Applications are due March 15, 2011.

This award honors...

Dec 14: ALA-APA seeks panelists for Annual Conference program on second jobs

CHICAGO - By choice or by necessity, some library staff members work additional jobs to supplement their incomes.  Whether long-term, short-term or seasonal, making the decision to extend the workday can be difficult. 

At the American Library Association Annual...

Dec 14: Plan a financial literacy program at your library with the help of PLA’s January webinar

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Jan. 19, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Right on the Money: Financial Literacy @ your library,”as part of PLA’s “Public Libraries...

Dec 14: Enter ACRL 2011 video contest, win free registration

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is holding a video contest in advance of its ACRL 2011 conference, to be held March 30 – April...

Dec 14: Health Information and Advocacy @ your library

CHICAGO - In response to the demand for accurate and reliable health information, Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) Massey Cancer Center created “Health Information and Advocacy @ your library,” using the Campaign for America’s Libraries’ @ your library brand.

According to a...

Dec 14: ALA Office for Diversity hosts DiversiTEA at 2011 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO – The ALA Council Committee on Diversity, the Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee and the ALA Office for Diversity will host a DiversiTEA from 4 - 5:30 p.m. PST on Sunday Jan. 9 in the Hilton Bayfront, Room Aqua 314, during the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. 

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Dec 14: Make your mark on ALA: vote in the 2011 election

CHICAGO – Polls open March 16 for the 2011 American Library Association (ALA) election, in which members will choose their new president- elect and council members.

Members of specific divisions/sections and roundtables will be voting for officers and committee members..
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Dec 14: ALA Editions on Google eBookstore

CHICAGO—With the recent launch of the long-awaited Google eBookstore, hundreds of titles from ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, are...

Dec 14: ALCTS events at Midwinter in San Diego

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services presents a wealth of events on important topics at the Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.  

Topics range from how to create a webinar to RDA to outsourcing technical services.  A more complete list of ALCTS events can...

Dec 14: ACRL receives Delmas Foundation grant for RBML online archive

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has received a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to provide digitized archives of Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship (RBML). The grant provides $3,000 in funding to assist in making volumes...

Dec 14: New ALA TechSource workshop: Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library

CHICAGO—ALA TechSource announces the latest in its series of Online Workshops--Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library...

Dec 13: All-Star cast weighs in on privacy and freedom of information in Library Technology Reports

CHICAGO—The latest issue of Library Technology Reports from ALA TechSource examines privacy and freedom of information in 21st-Century libraries. This special issue was produced in collaboration with The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom and includes contributions from Jason Griffey...

Dec 13: Grady to deliver Call-to-Action for 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration
CHICAGO – Jenifer Grady, director of the American Library Association – Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA), will be the Call-to-Action speaker at the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration, held during ALA’s 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The Celebration will be held...
Dec 13: Preservation Week comes to Midwinter

CHICAGO - Preservation Week, the national effort to increase public awareness about the importance of preserving our personal cultural heritage and the role libraries play in that effort, brings two programs to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego specifically for library staff.   Preservation...

Dec 13: 19 notable sites added to ALSC's Great Websites for Kids

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of...

Dec 10: ALA Graphics raises awareness of endangered libraries

CHICAGO—What do the giant panda, black rhino and your library have in common? They all face extinction if their existence continues to be taken for granted. To raise awareness of this, ...

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