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Nov 04: Freedom to Read Foundation opens nominations for 2014 trustee elections

CHICAGO — Nominations are now open for the April 2014 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Board of Trustee elections.  Five...

Nov 04: Tablets and mobile applications, in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Personal electronic devices like tablets, smartphones and digital cameras are everywhere. How can libraries effectively incorporate these devices into both library services and institutional staff activity? That’s the topic of discussion in the upcoming...

Nov 04: ALCTS president named interim director

CHICAGO — Genevieve Owens, president of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), has been named interim director of The Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library (WRL).  The WRL Board of Trustees has...

Nov 04: American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom defends free access to information

CHICAGO — The following is a statement issued by American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom Director Barbara Jones regarding Internet filtering practices in U.S. libraries:         

“Librarians have a special role in our democracy to safeguard everyone's access to...

Nov 04: Applications for United for Libraries’ National Friends of Libraries Week Awards due Dec. 2

PHILADELPHIA – Applications for National Friends of Libraries Week Awards are due Dec. 2, 2013.

Two awards of $250 will be given to Friends of the Library groups for activities held during National Friends of Libraries Week (Oct. 20-26, 2013). Application materials are available at...

Nov 04: AASL launches national surveys on the branding of school librarianship

CHICAGO – In order to provide a refreshing and inspiring image of school librarians and school library programs, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched two national surveys to examine the brands of the profession. The surveys will determine what the brands “school...

Nov 04: ALA welcomes USA Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association is rallying librarians to support the USA Freedom Act, a bill that will improve the balance between terrorism prevention and personal privacy protection. The USA FREEDOM Act, which was introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and PATRIOT Act...

Nov 01: ACRL releases '2012 Academic Library Trends and Statistics'

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2012 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of...

Nov 01: Matthew Quick, 'Silver Linings Playbook' author, introduces 'Girlbrarian' at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- “Hello, Librarians—it’s me, Matthew Quick . . .” In this short video, the bestselling author (also known simply as Q) of “The Silver Linings Playbook,” thanks librarians for “all that you do for the...

Oct 29: ALA offers Recognition Awards and Grants

CHICAGO — Nominate yourself, colleagues or your library for the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Recognition Awards and Grants.  Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for awards is Dec. 1. 

For general information about these and other ALA awards, visit...

Oct 29: AASL13 storytellers to weave flights of fancy

CHICAGO — Three master storytellers will share their craft as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition taking place Nov. 14-17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn. Performers Carol Birch, Bill Harley and Valerie Tutson will appear at the...

Oct 29: Google search secrets

CHICAGO — Google can be an incredibly powerful tool for research, but the top-of-the-page results are seldom the most beneficial to library users and students, and many of the search engine’s most useful features are hidden behind its famously simple interface. In “...

Oct 29: Confessions of a reference librarian: IAmRUSA launches interview series

CHICAGO — On October 28, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) debuted its first week-long interview session as a part of its IAmRUSA series. Each week IAmRUSA will feature a different interviewee for participants to ask questions about their professional careers, their passions and...

Oct 29: Win $1,000 with the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

CHICAGO — YALSA members who have run an exceptional reading or literature program in the 12 months leading up to Dec. 1, 2013 are eligible to apply for the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens, which recognizes an outstanding reading or literature program for young adults.

Do...

Oct 29: Scottoline, Kidd, Lippman, Henriquez at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA — Lisa Scottoline, Sue Monk Kidd, Laura Lippman and Cristina Henriquez will be among the featured authors at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.  

Authors will discuss...

Oct 29: ALSC, PLA receive IMLS grant to measure impact of early literacy programming

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA), both divisions of the American Library Association, have received a three-year National Leadership Project Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The $499,741 grant...

Oct 28: Going beyond book sales to raise real money for your library

CHICAGO — Like library users, library donors hail from all walks of life. Regardless of the scope or complexity of library fundraising, successful efforts are always about forging and strengthening relationships with the range of stakeholders throughout the community. In “...

Oct 28: IFRT accepting nominations for 2014 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2014 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award. The biennial award is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom and...

Oct 28: IFRT accepting nominations for 2014 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2014 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award. The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the...

Oct 28: Make it @ your library website launches, connecting librarians with makerspace projects and DIY resources

CHICAGO — In collaboration with Instructables.com and the American Library Association, Make it @ Your Library introduces makeitatyourlibrary.org, a new website tailored to librarians...

Oct 24: Author and literacy champion David Baldacci, Auditorium Speaker at ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

CHICAGO — David Baldacci is passionate about literacy and reading, believing that “the ability to read is the foundation for everyday life.” One of the world’s bestselling authors, he has more than 110 million copies of his novels in print in more than 45 languages and 80 countries. He and his...

Oct 22: Harry Potter Alliance’s Andrew Slack in President’s Program at ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

CHICAGO — High-demand speaker and energetic activist Andrew Slack offers ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits attendees an outstanding opportunity to learn more about his work and how he sees it relating to libraries and their role in the community.  Co-founder and executive director of the...

Oct 22: LLAMA webinar helps you create a leadership development training

CHICAGO — If you have ever thought about how to create a leadership development training for your region or institution, LLAMA’s new webinar may be what you need.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Creating a Leadership Development Training” from 1:30 to 3 p...

Oct 22: New ACRL and LLAMA e-book focuses on 'The Greening of America’s Libraries'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announce the publication of “The Greening of America’s Libraries: LEEDing the Way.” ...

Oct 21: ALA welcomes Macmillan expansion of library

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This month Macmillan will offer its entire e-book backlist to libraries, as reported in Publishers Weekly....

Oct 21: “DIY @ your library” for Teen Tech Week, materials for National Library Week among gems in new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO — Dozens of exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries across the nation are spotlighted in the new ALA Graphics Winter 2013 catalog. Featured on the cover is YALSA...

Oct 21: Nominations sought for prestigious research award

CHICAGO — Nominations are invited for the 2014 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC, Inc. and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).  The deadline for nominations...

Oct 21: Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards Youth Literacy grant to ALSC, YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of ­­$246,806 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

ALSC and YALSA will use the grant to support three important...

Oct 21: AASL names Ina Laguerta as 2013 Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO - As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in the school library profession, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has named Ina Laguerta as its 2013 Spectrum Scholar. The Spectrum Scholarship fund is the American Library Association’s (ALA) national diversity and...

Oct 21: Official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles.

Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten took place from Aug. 15 through Teen Read Week, Oct. 13- 19, with more than 32,000...

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