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Mar 24: Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: an ALCTS preconference in San Francisco

CHICAGO — On Thursday, June 25, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data.” ...

Mar 24: YALSA releases Teen Programming Guidelines

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released a new resource to help library staff called the Teen Programming Guidelines.

The Teen...

Mar 24: ALCTS announces preconference on Real World Linked Data

CHICAGO — "Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work?," an Annual Conference preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), explores ontology design and data modeling in the real world.  Join your colleagues...

Mar 24: Ann Burlingame, deputy director of Wake County Public Libraries, receives 2015 Sullivan Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children has been awarded to Ann Burlingame, deputy director of Wake County Public Libraries, which is headquartered in Raleigh, North...

Mar 24: Michael Gorman reaffirms the enduring values of librarianship in new book

CHICAGO — In the almost 15 years since public intellectual, librarian and philosopher Michael Gorman published “Our Enduring Values,” there has been a sea change in the way much of the world thinks about and uses libraries. Young...

Mar 24: Free six-part online learning series teaches libraries to lead positive change

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites library professionals to view a free, six-part online course designed to help libraries strengthen their role as core community leaders and work with residents to bring about positive change.

Led by educators from The Harwood...

Mar 24: Slate announced for 2015 FTRF trustee election

Twelve candidates for the Freedom to Read Foundation board of trustees have been slated for the 2015 election by the Nominating Committee. Six trustees will be elected to two-year terms in this spring's election. Ballots will...

Mar 24: Build a sustainable embedded librarianship program

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource introduces a new workshop, How to Build a Sustainable Embedded...

Mar 23: ASCLA offers exclusive preconferences at 2015 Annual

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering three preconferences during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. With three exclusive programs, ASCLA strives to offer something of...

Mar 23: Free webinar to explore innovations in ELL community engagement

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services will host a free webinar highlighting successful and replicable programs and services geared towards English language learners. The webinar, “ELL Practitioners Panel: Innovations in Community Engagement” will be held from 12...

Mar 23: Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Bookstores, joins 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — Cathy Langer, lead buyer for the independent Tattered Cover Bookstores in Denver, Colorado, joins the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction selection committee. She was chosen by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) to represent independent...

Mar 23: Scott Bonner awarded the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

CHICAGO – Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Public Library in Missouri, has been selected as the recipient of the second annual Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity. Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, will co-present Bonner with the prize with ...

Mar 23: 2015 Paul Howard Award for Courage recipient named

CHICAGO — Nathan Scott of the Strozier Library at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, is the recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) Paul Howard Award for Courage.  The $1,000 award and citation honors a librarian, library board, library group or an individual who has...

Mar 23: RUSA offers two outstanding preconferences; Intellectual Property and ILL Data Storm

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is offering two preconferences during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Don’t miss these exclusive RUSA programs, Intellectual Property for Entrepenuers and ILL Data Storm – Practical Assessment, which promise to...

Mar 20: Goebel wins 2015 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Nancy Goebel, head librarian at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, is the winner of the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Woman’s Studies Librarianship. The WGSS award...

Mar 20: ALCTS Preconference focuses on cataloging special formats for the child in all of us using RDA and MARC21

CHICAGO — “Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us Using RDA and MARC21,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will  provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of a variety of children's materials.  Join your...

Mar 20: Phelps wins 2015 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Connie Phelps, librarian, services department, chair at the University of New Orleans, has been selected as the 2015 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant long-...

Mar 20: #TumblrTalk: Workshop starting soon

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has brought back the popular workshop #TumblrTalk: Creating and Curating Your Tumblr with Kate Tkacik. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

A...

Mar 19: Education Businesses, Associations Demand Increase in School Library Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.―A coalition of more than 20 education businesses, associations and media groups―including Scholastic Inc., EBSCO Information Services and the Association of American Publishers―...

Mar 19: ALCTS offers five exciting Preconferences at Annual in San Francisco

CHICAGO — Five exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From Real World Linked Data to Cataloging for Kids, there is a preconference that meets...

Mar 19: Taking appointments for photo shots at ALA 2015 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — During the ALA 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will be offering all attendees the opportunity to have a “headshot” photo package created.  Any attendee can sign up in advance for an appointment with ALA’s conference photography team to have a...

Mar 18: Applications for United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards due May 1

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to friends of the library groups and library foundations. Applications are due May 1, 2015.

Given annually since 2000, the Baker & Taylor Awards have recognized more than 40 groups...

Mar 18: ALCTS virtual preconference coming in June

CHICAGO — A virtual preconference coming in June will bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) virtual preconference is sure to guarantee a great experience. ...

Mar 17: Accepting appointments for career counseling at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — During the upcoming American Library Association’s (ALA) 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will provide complimentary career counseling sessions.  Confidential sessions will be conducted from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and 9 a.m. - 11 a...

Mar 17: 2015 Carnegie Whitney Grant winners announced

CHICAGO — The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. ...

Mar 17: Bound To Stay Bound Books continues support of school library advocacy

CHICAGO – Bound To Stay Bound Books (BTSB) continues its support of school libraries and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) through its sponsorship of school library advocacy packs containing tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming...

Mar 17: Guide to Reference to cease publication

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing, in collaboration with the Guide to Reference Editorial Review Board, is discontinuing Guide to Reference. The subscription website will continue to operate and be updated through Jan. 31, 2016 but...

Mar 17: David Walker receives 2015 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

CHICAGO — David Walker has been named the winner of the 2015 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology.

Emerald Group Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) sponsor the award that recognizes outstanding...

Mar 17: New eCourse for the non-reference librarian

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference...

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