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May 14: Diane Bruxvoort elected president-elect of the Library Leadership and Management Association

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced today that Diane Bruxvoort has been elected as president-elect. She is senior associate dean, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, Fla.

After hearing of her...

May 14: Donald Weise to keynote 2013 Stonewall Book Awards Brunch

CHICAGO — Donald Weise, founder of Magnus Books, will keynote the 2013 Stonewall Book Awards Brunch, a celebration of the very best in LGBT literature on Monday, July 1 during the American Library Association (ALA)...

May 14: Poole, Neal lead group of six elected to Freedom to Read Foundation board

CHICAGO Eva Poole, president of the Public Library Association and chief of staff of the District of Columbia Public Library, and Jim Neal, ALA treasurer and Columbia University Librarian, were the top two vote getters in the...

May 14: PR Forum 2013: The $84 Question: Why libraries matter and can do more in the era of e-books, social media and branding

CHICAGO — David Vinjamuri, brand expert and New York University (NYU) professor, will speak at the 2013 PR Forum from 8:30-10 a.m., Sunday, June 30.

In January 2013, Mr. Vinjamuri wrote a two-part post about...

May 14: 2013 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award winner announced

CHICAGO — Karen Doerksen, MLIS degree candidate at the University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies, has been named the winner of the 2013 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, sponsored by Ex Libris...

May 14: Brewster Kahle to be Honored with 2013 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

CHICAGO — Brewster Kahle has been named the winner of the 2013 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology.

Emerald Group Publishing Limited and the Library and Information Technology...

May 14: Emergent leader Amy Jo Southworth receives AASL Frances Henne Award

CHICAGO — Amy Jo Southworth, school librarian at Bay Shore High School in Sayville, N.Y., is the 2013 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Frances Henne Award. Established in 1986, the $1,250 award, sponsored by...

May 14: ‘Reimagining Libraries’ with Anythink at United for Libraries’ President’s Program

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Reimagining Libraries,” the United for Libraries President’s Program, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Join United for Libraries...

May 14: Ten libraries selected to receive advocacy training as part of Neal-Schuman Foundation grant to United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has selected 10 libraries to receive expert advocacy training in cycle one of the Citizens-Save-Libraries program, funded by the Neal-Schuman Foundation.

Advocacy experts will provide onsite training to friends of the library groups, library, directors...

May 14: AASL Innovative Reading Grant recipient can be 'Found in Translation'

CHICAGO — Panagiotis Stathopoulos’s project, “Found in ‘Translation’: Reading, Writing, Critical Thinking, and Metaphrasis,” is the 2013 recipient of the American...

May 14: Kirk elected 2014-2015 AASL president

CHICAGO — Terri Kirk, school librarian at Reidland High School in Paducah, Ky., has been elected as the 2014-2015 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) president.  Kirk will serve as president-elect during 2013-2014 under...

May 14: New AASL eCOLLAB advocacy archives provide professional development in 20 minutes

CHICAGO — A series of three advocacy webinars, presented by the AASL Advocacy Committee in conjunction with School Library Month, is now available as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL)...

May 14: Sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House during ALA Annual Conference

Event to benefit the ALA Cultural Communities Fund

CHICAGO—For attendees of the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, there are still tickets available for a unique opportunity to tour the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright...

May 14: Sullivan updates and expands bestselling fundamentals of children’s services text

CHICAGO — Children's services are the heart of the library; in fact, more than one-third of U.S. library users are under the age of 12. The new second edition of the comprehensive reference “Fundamentals of Children's Services”...

May 13: LLAMA / YALSA webinar reveals how teen services increase library value and impact

CHICAGO — If you are looking for a way to add value to your public library, then expanding teen services may be the perfect solution.  The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will present “Increase your library's value...

May 13: YALSA seeks member manager for The Hub literature blog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for The Hub, its teen literature-focused blog. The Hub provides a one-stop-shop for teens and librarians to help them locate high quality audio, video and...

May 13: Library fundraising secrets revealed at 'Raising $: Process and People' preconference at ALA Annual

PHILADELPHIA - Peter Pearson raises millions of dollars for the St. Paul (Minn.) Public Library, and he will reveal how other groups can too at “Raising $: Process and People,” a preconference with LLAMA and United for Libraries at the...

May 13: Colorado Association of Libraries wins ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — The Colorado Association of Libraries is the recipient of the 2013 ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by United for Libraries.

The Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) won for its 2012 campaign “Literacy Through Libraries: A Dollar Does It.” The campaign was...

May 13: Recruit at ALA JobLIST Placement Center Open House

CHICAGO — As part of its continuing efforts to provide networking opportunities for employers and job seekers, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an Open House from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 30, 2013 during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago.

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May 13: LITA announces scholarship winners for 2013

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, has announced the winners of annual scholarships it sponsors jointly with three organizations:  Baker & Taylor,  LSSI and OCLC, Inc.   These scholarships are for master’s...

May 10: Dr. Christine Pawley Receives 2013 Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award

Chicago - The Gleason Book Award Committee of the American Library Association Library History Roundtable is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award is Christine Pawley for Reading Places:  Literacy, Democracy, and the Public Library in Cold War...

May 09: Nominating committee seeks candidates

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) 2014 Nominating Committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2014 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect and Councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer...

May 08: GraphiCon—the mini-comic-con inside 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - For the second year, GraphiCon will inspire ALA Annual Conference attendees to innovate and raise the profile of graphic novels and comics in their library or school. A range of programs and author events, plus “Artist Alley,” the Graphic Novel Pavilion and Graphic Novel Stage in the...

May 07: Chris Shoemaker elected for 2014-2015 YALSA presidency

CHICAGO – Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Chris Shoemaker as the division’s next president-elect. Shoemaker will begin his...

May 07: Mother’s Day @ your library

CHICAGO – The question of what to do or what gift to give on Mother’s Day can often be a bit perplexing for children and teens who might not have a lot of money to spend. Enter the library with fun and creative ideas for...

May 07: ALA thanks Senator Reed for introducing Workforce Investments through Local Libraries Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced legislation to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which will integrate public libraries into state and local...

May 07: Kilgour Award for Research recipient named

CHICAGO - The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced Barbara Tillett as the 2013 winner of the  Frederick G...

May 07: LITA workshops at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is offering three full-day educational workshops on Friday, June 28, 2013 in Chicago.

Introductory Python Workshop

Attendees at this pre...

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