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Nov 19: Esposito, Sexton, Shea and Wilson receive 2016 Penguin Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2016 Penguin Young Readers Group Award to Elizabeth Esposito, South Huntington Public Library, Huntington Station, New York...

Nov 19: Second Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conference attracts librarians from 20 countries

CHICAGO — Around 300 librarians gathered at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) in the United Arab Emirates Nov. 10-12 for the second SIBF/ALA Library Conference, ALA’s most ambitious international professional development event. Librarians from UAE, Afghanistan, Oman, Jordan, Qatar,...

Nov 19: Andre Dubus III with Nancy Pearl at 2016 Midwinter Meeting Auditorium Speaker Session

CHICAGO – 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees in Boston will have the chance to join a lively conversation between bestselling author Andre Dubus III and Nancy Pearl at an Auditorium Speaker session held from 1 - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Dubus is the author of six books, including the...

Nov 17: YALSA announces Kayla Marie Figard as its 2016 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Kayla Marie Figard as its 2016 Emerging Leader. Figard will receive funding to attend the American Library Association’s 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston and 2016...

Nov 17: Stripling to deliver Call-to-Action address at 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration

CHICAGO – Barbara Kay Stripling, senior associate dean and assistant professor of practice at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and past-president of the American Library Association (ALA), will serve as Call-to-Action speaker at the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise...

Nov 17: LLAMA webinar helps you craft your future through goal setting

CHICAGO — The famous success coach Zig...

Nov 17: Registration for Deep Dive Sessions at 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting now open

CHICAGO— Three immediately applicable topics kick off the first-ever ALA Midwinter Meeting Deep Dive half-day professional development courses in Boston: “We are all user experience librarians: Creating change from the trenches";  “Trust and Opportunity: Transforming Libraries, Transforming...

Nov 17: Loleta D. Fyan Grant now accepting proposals for 2015 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-...

Nov 16: ALA President commends Simon & Schuster on e-book licensing pilot program

Offers 50% discount on second year of 2-year lending term

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) and its Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) welcomed the announcement of Simon & Schuster’s new pilot on library e-book...

Nov 16: Accepting appointments for photographer services at the ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — An exciting service is now part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center.  During the ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston, ALA will be offering all attendees an opportunity to have a "headshot" photo package created. Photos will be...

Nov 16: Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant now accepting proposals for 2015 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...
Nov 13: Accepting appointments for career counseling during the ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center will provide complimentary career counseling sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9 - 10, 2016 during the ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston.  The sessions will be held in the JobLIST Placement...

Nov 13: Learn how to advance accessibility with mobile and natural user interfaces in new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new workshop, Advancing Accessibility with Mobile: How Natural User Interfaces Make Life Easier for All Ages and Abilities, with Nicole Hennig. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is...

Nov 13: Free webcast on landing your ideal library job

CHICAGO — A new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Landing Your Ideal Library Job — will air live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Dec. 10. This free streaming video broadcast is brought to you by...

Nov 13: Strategies for giving teens the lead in developing high-appeal services

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs. Jennifer Velásquez will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Jan...

Nov 13: Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Rethinking Readers' Advisory: An Interactive Approach. Rebecca Howard and Laura Raphael will serve as the instructors for this six-week facilitated eCourse...

Nov 13: Library Instruction Round Table accepting awards nominations

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's (ALA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is now accepting nominations for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction.  The deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2015.

The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will...

Nov 13: Navigating UK copyright law

CHICAGO — The UK’s copyright legislation has been referred to as the longest, most confusing and hardest to navigate in the world. “Practical Copyright for Library and Information Professionals,” published by...

Nov 13: Emerging Leader participants for Class of 2016 announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 50 people to participate in its 2016 class of Emerging Leaders.  The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA...

Nov 13: Applications for United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants due Jan. 15

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friends Conference Grants though Jan. 15, 2016.

The United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants enable two people to attend the ALA Annual Conference....

Nov 13: Apply now for the Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO — There is nothing like attending a library conference or workshop to spark new interest, excitement and motivation in a library employee. That’s why Pat Carterette, a former staff development specialist, was always in the forefront of encouraging people to sign up, go…learn something...

Nov 11: AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition concludes after providing school librarians with tools to transform, empower

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 17th National Conference in Columbus, Ohio, has come to a close. Attended by more than 2,600 school librarians, administrators and exhibitors, the conference empowered school librarians to continue their roles as education...

Nov 10: ALA announces Center for the Future of Libraries advisory group

CHICAGO — Libraries and the communities that they serve are undergoing transformational changes. Addressing those changes, the American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries was established to provide library...

Nov 09: ALSC offers ten Building STEAM with Día mini-grants

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting proposals for the 2016 Building STEAM with Día mini-grants. To launch the yearlong celebration of Día turning 20, ALSC will award up to ten (10) libraries $2,000...

Nov 09: Empower users with mobile app literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for this five-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Nov 06: Learn how to produce, record and deliver podcasts to your patrons in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn how to use podcasting as an efficient and easy method to share news and information, promote programs and services and distribute other important content to your patrons. “...

Nov 06: Call for proposals for 2016 ALA Annual Conference Poster Session

CHICAGO – The 2016 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition poster session committee invites everyone to share their best ideas and work with the international library community by presenting a poster session in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26 in the Exhibit Hall.

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Nov 06: IFRT accepting nominations for 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

CHICAGO — The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award. The biennial award is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom and consists of $500 and a citation. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 1...

Nov 06: 'News You Can Use' sessions on Policy, Research, Technology, Privacy, Diversity/Inclusion and more at 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — In a timely and varied cluster of more than 25 “News You Can Use” sessions at 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting, experts from across library-related fields offer the latest updates on policy, research, statistics, diversity and inclusion, literacy, technology and more. The preliminary list of...

Nov 06: Applications for United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant due Jan. 15

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant though Jan. 15, 2016.

The United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friends Grant enables one member of a Friends of the Library group at a public library to...

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