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Sep 12: ALA commends Weinberg Foundation for supporting Maryland school libraries

Washington, D.C. — The American Library Association (ALA) applauds the Weinberg Foundation for its dedication of $5 million to build 12 new school libraries for Baltimore City Public Schools. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the first of the three renovated...

Sep 11: Nominations now accepted for Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

Apply by Dec. 15 to receive $4,000, national recognition for program model

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming....

Sep 11: AASL sponsors two Spectrum Scholars to attend Fall Forum

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will sponsor the travel, lodging and attendance of two Spectrum Scholars, Judith Guzman-Montes and Connie Thompson, at the AASL 2012 Fall Forum. Transliteracy...

Sep 11: LLAMA webinar shows how to implement digital collections that preserve community history

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is presenting a webinar, "Social Entrepreneurship in Action: Digitizing Our Cultural History," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

Social...

Sep 11: Call for submissions: webinar proposals for RUSA’s 2013 online learning offerings

CHICAGO — E-books, library programming and outreach, reference services, collection marketing and leading a book group are just some of the webinar topics sought by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) for spring 2013; proposals can be submitted...

Sep 11: United for Libraries name change becomes official

PHILADELPHIA — As of Sept. 4, 2012, the American Library Association (ALA) division formerly known as  the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) will be known as "United for...

Sep 11: Apply now for ACRL 2013 scholarships

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering 70 scholarships in five categories worth more than $40,000 for the upcoming ACRL 2013 conference to be held April 10-13, 2013, in Indianapolis. Applications for scholarships in all categories are due Nov. 9, 2012....

Sep 11: Fall e-Learning from ACRL features mobile apps, team-based learning, Pinterest and more

CHICAGO —The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in fall 2012 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the...

Sep 11: Sept. 13 registration deadline for several online courses offered by Reference and User Services Association

CHICAGO —Registration ends on Thursday, Sept. 13 for several online courses offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA): Health Information 101, Reference Interview, Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping and the division’s brand new course, Interlibrary Loan 101...

Sep 11: Bundle Registration now open for 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The popular Bundled Registration option for 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference opens at 9 a.m. (Central time) on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. This cost-effective and efficient registration package offer remains open until...

Sep 10: PLA offering its last free Turning the Page 2.0 advocacy course

CHICAGO — Librarians and library supporters have one more opportunity to participate in the Public Library Association (PLA)-sponsored online public library advocacy course, Turning the Page 2.0. The...

Sep 10: PLA now accepting nominations for nine service awards and grants

CHICAGO — Through the generosity of sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering nine awards/grants designed to highlight the best in public library service and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries. Many of the awards include an...

Sep 07: ALSC offers special Caldecott 75th Anniversary deal

CHICAGO — In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is offering a free mock elections archived webinar for anyone who purchases the Newbery and Caldecott Mock Elections Tool Kit digital download. 

Individuals...

Sep 05: Carnegie-Whitney awards up to $5,000

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Funded...

Sep 05: A free library card is your ticket to back-to-school savings

Families flock to libraries for Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO - According to the latest projections from the International Council of Shopping Centers, Americans will spend more than $40 billion on back-to-school supplies. Libraries are not sources for...

Sep 04: '60 Ways to Use Your Library Card' slideshow now available for Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO – In celebration of September's Library Card Sign-up Month, a slideshow featuring "60 Ways to Use Your Library Card" is now available. 

Libraries can embed the slideshow, which scrolls through examples like, "Learn how to write a...

Sep 04: AASL starts the school year with new webinars

CHICAGO – This fall, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will present three all new webinars covering the topics of information literacy, intellectual freedom and participatory culture:

  • Wanted: Information Literacy Skills in a World of Google & Wikipedia...
Sep 04: Nominations sought for the best curriculum-based apps

CHICAGO— The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is now accepting nominations for its new Best Apps for Teaching and Learning recognition. Nominations are being solicited for...

Sep 04: ALCTS seeking 2013 Continuing Resources Awards candidates

CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources.  The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS.  One...

Sep 04: 'One of the best ways to stay fresh in our profession': What attendees said about ALA Annual

CHICAGO —“One of the best ways to stay fresh in our profession."

So says one of the thousands of Annual Conference attendees who took the time to give us their feedback about 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim in the post-conference survey.

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Sep 04: RUSA presents lifetime achievement award to Statistical Abstract of the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to the Census Bureau for the “Statistical Abstract of the United States” to acknowledge the abstract’s role as one of the premier reference sources...

Sep 04: ALA releases copyright guidebook for librarians and educators

Washington, D.C. — As the digital environment continues to develop rapidly, school librarians and K-12 educators face challenging issues concerning copyright-protected print and online materials at schools and outside of the traditional educational environment. When asked to make copyright...

Sep 04: ALCTS 2013 preservation awards nominations sought

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three preservation awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest...

Sep 04: AASL Fall Forum advanced registration ends Sept. 12

CHICAGO — The deadline for advanced registration pricing for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2012 Fall Forum ends Sept. 12. Transliteracy and the School Library Program will be held Oct. 12-13 in...

Sep 04: Fall 2012 ALSC online courses available for CEUs

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of the schedule for fall 2012 online courses. Among the fall courses is a new offering by ALSC Past-President Thom Barthelmess,...

Sep 04: Ten librarians win Teen Read Week™ Mini Grants from YALSA

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the winners of its 10 Teen Read Week Mini Grants. The grants, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, give each winning library $1,000 to use for events,...

Sep 04: Dec. 1 deadline for ALCTS 2013 Publication Awards nominations

CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two publication awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library...

Sep 04: Carrie Russell’s copyright guide for K-12 librarians and educators

CHICAGO — School librarians and educators have specific copyright questions that are often glossed over in larger books on the subject. Now, thanks to copyright authority Carrie Russell, there’s a resource just for them. “Complete...

Sep 04: ALCTS 2013 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

The Ross Atkinson Lifetime...

Sep 04: ALCTS and LITA create metadata standards committee

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), with the support of Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), have created a new joint committee focused on the broad range of metadata standards...

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