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Feb 06: Pendse named 2012 ACRL WESS De Gruyter Grant recipient

CHICAGO – Liladhar R. Pendse, librarian for Slavic and Eastern European and Eurasian studies (Central Asian studies) at Princeton University, has been selected to receive the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) De Gruyter European...

Feb 03: Mann wins 2012 ACRL/IS Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

CHICAGO – Barbara J. Mann, assistant director for public services and instruction and information literacy librarian at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), is the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section’s (IS) Miriam Dudley...

Feb 03: Using free tools for technology-based public library programming for children and teens

CHICAGO— Innovative technology programming genuinely helps children become adept at navigating our increasingly wired world while also helping them develop deductive reasoning, math and other vital literacy skills. In “Technology and...

Feb 03: Eaton named 2012 Marta Lange/CQ Press Award winner

CHICAGO – John Eaton, law librarian and associate professor at the E. K. Williams Law Library of the University of Manitoba, has been awarded the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/CQ Press Award. The...

Feb 03: ALCTS seeks journal editor

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks to appoint a dynamic and forward-thinking professional as editor for its journal, Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS).  The successful...

Feb 03: Walter named 2012 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

CHICAGO – Scott Walter, associate university librarian for services, associate dean of libraries and professor of library administration and library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the recipient of the 2012 Association of College and Research...

Feb 02: Free webinar: How to prepare a portfolio for 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 receive certification from the American Library Association (...

Feb 01: COA announces accreditation actions

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.

Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs:

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Jan 31: ALA applauds announcement of FNPRM on digital literacy training in libraries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes today’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Order (PDF) voted on by the Commission that will reform the Lifeline program.  ALA...

Jan 31: ALA Youth Media Awards winners post reaction videos to award’s YouTube channel

CHICAGO – On Jan. 23 the ALA announced winners of 18 awards that represent the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature and media. Several of this year’s winners and honorees have expressed their appreciation by posting videos to the ALA Youth Media awards YouTube channel at...

Jan 31: ALA resolution on publishers and practices that discriminate against library users

DALLAS - In a resolution adopted by the Council of the American Library Association (ALA), it has been resolved that the ALA:

1. Opposes any discriminatory policies of publishers and distributors which adversely impact access to content by library users. 

2. Directs that the...

Jan 31: ALA resolution opposing restriction to materials and open inquiry in Arizona ethnic and cultural studies programs

DALLAS - The Council of the American Library Association has adopted a resolution that:

1. Condemns the suppression of open inquiry and free expression caused by closure of ethnic and cultural studies programs on the basis of partisan or doctrinal disapproval. 

2. Condemns the...

Jan 31: YALSA offers CEU hours for its winter online courses

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will offer two continuing education unit–approved online courses during its winter 2012 session, which begins on Feb. 6.

Participants in...

Jan 31: Applications for the ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by ALTAFF, due March 15

PHILADELPHIA - Applications 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, are due March 15, 2012.

This award honors and recognizes statewide...

Jan 31: Upcoming PLA webinar will provide fun and affordable ideas to enhance the look and feel of your library

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Feb. 23, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Creating Dynamic Library Atmospheres: What...

Jan 31: Perkins is 2012 ALSC Distinguished Service Award recipient

CHICAGO – Linda A. Perkins is the 2012 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to...

Jan 31: Still time to share your National Library Week promotional idea

CHICAGO –How do you plan on promoting your library this National Library Week? Share your ideas and you could win a set of National Library Week themed promotional materials.

Programming ideas will be featured on the National Library Week website as a useful tool for other librarians...

Jan 31: Easily integrate technology into your library with YALSA’s winter online course

CHICAGO - Technology is part of the everyday life experience for most teens — and by integrating it with standard teen services, librarians can better serve and support teens’ learning needs. Find out how in...

Jan 31: Power up your teen programs with YALSA’s winter online course

CHICAGO - Learn new ways to bring more teens into the school and public library in Power Programming, YALSA’s popular online course, which offers up-to-date ideas for programming, from simple, self-running contests to reading celebrations and more.

The self-paced course is taught by...

Jan 31: ALA preconference builds community connections through civic reflection

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office (PPO) will present a day-and-a-half preconference during the ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The preconference, titled “Civic Reflection Builds Community Connections: A Program Model for Libraries,” which...

Jan 31: Library community galvanizes around school libraries: more than 25,000 sign White House petition

CHICAGO— With a Feb. 4 deadline looming, members of the library community worked to ensure that 25,000 people signed the...

Jan 30: ALSC announces 2012 Notable Children’s Videos

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2012 list of Notable Children’s Videos.  The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show...

Jan 30: YALSA offers CEU hours for its winter online courses

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will offer two continuing education unit–approved online courses during its winter 2012 session, which begins on Feb. 6.

Participants in...

Jan 30: 2012 VRT Notable Videos for Adults

CHICAGO - The American Library Association ( ALA) Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2012 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding programs released on video...

Jan 27: A new edition of an essential guide to copyright law for librarians and educators

CHICAGO — Copyright in the world of digital information is changing at a fevered pace, even as educators and librarians digitize, upload, download, draw on databases and incorporate materials into Web-based instruction. Drawing on cutting-edge case law in 18 discrete...

Jan 27: YALSA names 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

DALLAS —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 list of...

Jan 27: ALA Office for Diversity calls for 2012-2013 Diversity Research Grant proposals

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity seeks proposals for its Diversity Research Grant program.  Applications may address any diversity topic, including the recruitment and promotion of diverse individuals within the profession or the provision of library...

Jan 27: 2012 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award - Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) Library; Champlain College...

Jan 27: Paula T. Kaufman named 2012 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — Paula T. Kaufman, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson dean of libraries and university librarian and professor of library administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the 2012...

Jan 27: YALSA names 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its...

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