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Dec 20: View 2011 I Love My Librarian Award ceremony, interviews with award winners

CHICAGO - A video of the 2011 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award ceremony has been posted on Atyourlibrary.org. You can view remarks made by keynote speaker Caroline Kennedy and Vartan Gregorian,...

Dec 14: Real-Life Strategies for Successful Library Job Hunting: A Forum

CHICAGO - Library job hunters face distinctive challenges in today’s market, calling for new approaches. These are addressed in a free Jan. 4, 2012 webinar, “Real-Life Strategies for Successful Library Job...

Dec 13: Eat, drink, network with reference colleagues at RUSA Membership Social

CHICAGO- - Kick off the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in style with the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Membership Social—an opportunity to eat, drink, network, win door prizes and learn more about RUSA.

The social is one of...

Dec 13: Applications for ALTAFF Trustee awards due Dec. 30

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.  Applications for both...

Dec 13: Caroline Kennedy tells librarians their work is “truly life-changing” at I Love My Librarian Award ceremony

CHICAGO - Last week, Caroline Kennedy, in the keynote speech at the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times  I Love My Librarian Award ceremony in New York City, saluted librarians for their courage, dedication and vision.

The event, which was part of the Carnegie Corporation’...

Dec 13: ALA conducting new survey about librarians and privacy

CHICAGO - The American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is inviting librarians and library workers across the country to participate in a survey that will measure librarians' attitudes about privacy rights and protecting library users' privacy. 

The...

Dec 13: AASL announces upcoming online courses

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) launches three winter courses for its AASL e-Academy starting in January 2012. Designed to isolate and strengthen problem areas, the four week courses will assist school librarians in developing the...

Dec 13: Go high tech on a tight budget - new workshop

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new two-part workshop, "How to Go High Tech on a Tight Budget" with Maurice Coleman and Robin Hastings.

Library users expect to get information quickly and communicate with...

Dec 13: An upcoming, cutting-edge webinar from PLA looks at building digital media labs in public libraries

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Jan. 25, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Creating a Digital Media Lab at Your Library,” as part of PLA’s “Public Libraries at Work” monthly webinar series...

Dec 13: Free webinar provides info on successfully implementing a statewide Library Snapshot Day in 2012

CHICAGO – ALA will offer a free webinar on organizing Library Snapshot Day from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CST on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Webinar attendees will learn how to implement this event on a statewide level, as well as get ideas for using photos, statistics and stories to make the case to...

Dec 13: EBSCO awards five scholarships for librarians to attend ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO – In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO awarded five librarians $1,500 scholarships to attend the...

Dec 13: Outstanding adult reading, reference titles to be celebrated in Dallas

CHICAGO - All ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees--and especially those who love to read--are invited to celebrate the winners of numerous awards, including the Notable Books List, The Reading List and the new Listen List for outstanding audiobook narration, at the Reference and User Services...

Dec 13: David Lee King and Michael Porter join American Libraries’ roster of columnists

CHICAGO — American Libraries welcomes David Lee King and Michael Porter to its stable of columnists. The two librarians will co-author a new column called Outside/In, which will debut in print beginning with the January/February 2012 issue but will be available online this month....

Dec 13: Register now and save on advocacy preconferences at Midwinter

CHICAGO – Reserve your spot today for the “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations” and “Mobilizing Community Support for Your Library: An Advocacy Institute Workshop” during ALA’s 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Dallas and save $25 off the combined registration (for the...

Dec 13: Choice editors preview their favorite books and websites of 2011— full list of Outstanding Academic Titles announced in January 2012 issue

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. Honoring the best in scholarly publishing, Choice’s annual “Outstanding Academic Titles” list is widely recognized in the academic community for its sweeping coverage of the most significant scholarly titles published each year. The full “Outstanding...

Dec 13: ALTAFF honors PSEG Foundation with Major Benefactor Award

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), in conjunction with the New Jersey State Library (NJSL), honored the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Foundation with a Major Benefactor...

Dec 12: Timely topics from ALCTS Interest Groups at Midwinter
CHICAGO - A wide array of timely and informative topics awaits Midwinter attendees from the interest groups of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  From library exhibits to the future of MARC to the "big deal", these presentations will enlighten and...
Dec 12: Preservation Week Facebook page launched

CHICAGO - Preservation Week, the annual celebration of the role of libraries in preserving our personal cultural heritage, has a new look.  The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the launch of the new Preservation Week Facebook page,...

Dec 09: Effective security plans and the black belt librarian

CHICAGO —“The Black Belt Librarian: Real-World Safety & Security,” published by ALA Editions, arms librarians with the confidence and know-how they need to maintain a comfortable,...

Dec 09: Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award winners announced

NEW YORK - Yesterday, 10 librarians were recognized for service to their communities, schools and campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

More than 1,700 library patrons nationwide nominated a librarian.  The 10 award...

Dec 09: YALSA names 2012 William C. Morris Award finalists

CHICAGO –The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) selected five books as finalists for the 2012 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2012 award winner at the Youth Media Awards at 7:45 a.m. on...

Dec 08: Nation’s libraries celebrate largest National Gaming Day ever

CHICAGO- The interest in gaming continues to increase, as evidenced by the growing popularity of National Gaming Day @ your library.

Recently, more than 27,700 people of all ages came together in their local communities to participate in gaming events at more than 760 U.S. libraries...

Dec 07: YALSA announces 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults finalists

CHICAGO –The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between...

Dec 07: Dine Around Dallas open to all Midwinter attendees

Networking, good food and conversation

CHICAGO - Dine Around Dallas, a group of local hot-spot restaurants, is currently holding reservations for ALA Midwinter attendees.  Restaurants range in price and cuisine, allowing for an...

Dec 06: ALA Youth Media Awards webcast available to 10,000 viewers

CHICAGO – Approximately 10,000 viewers will join more than 1,300 onsite audience members at 7:45 a.m. CST on Jan. 23 for the announcement of the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards. The announcement is part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting taking place from Jan. 20 – 24 at the...

Dec 06: ALA Midwinter Meeting Unconference, the first ever Midwinter Library Camp, and “The conversation starts here . . .”

CHICAGO - Following successful Friday “Unconferences” at past ALA events, another one is being hosted on Friday, Jan. 20, at the ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting in the Dallas Convention Center. The Unconference is described as “a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured...

Dec 06: AASL seeks interest to host a Fall Forum satellite site

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks statements from school districts, universities, education service centers or others interested in hosting a satellite site of the AASL 2012 Fall Forum. If interested, parties should submit a one-page Statement of Interest by...

Dec 06: Free webinar: An introduction to the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC)

CHICAGO - The Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC), a national certification program that allows library support staff to demonstrate competencies and be certified by the American Library Association (ALA), will offer an hour-long informational ...

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