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Feb 22: Applications open for 2012 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by FTRF

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has opened applications for the 2012...

Feb 21: Make your mark: Vote in the 2012 ALA election

CHICAGO – The American Library Association is gearing up for its upcoming election.

For the fourth year in a row, the American Library Association is holding its election exclusively online.  

Polls will open at 9 a.m. CDT  on March 19, 2012 for the American Library...

Feb 21: The American Library Association announces 'News Know-how' campaign

CHICAGO—Today the American Library Association (ALA) unveils a new campaign to engage librarians, journalists, news ethicists and students across the country in a news literacy education project. The campaign, “News Know-how,” is supported by the Open Society Foundations.

The two-year...

Feb 21: 'Ask the Advocate' webinar provides opportunity to talk to ALA experts and learn about ALA advocacy resources

CHICAGO – “Ask the Advocate: Find What You Need to Make the Case” will be the topic of a free webinar from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb. 29.

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to advocacy issues at their library, as well as learn what resources are...

Feb 21: Banks, Hudson, and Moorman elected to ALA Executive Board

CHICAGO – Robert (Rob) Banks, Alexia I. Hudson and John A. Moorman have been elected to serve on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board. The new board members were elected by the ALA Council in a vote taken at the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20 to 24 in Dallas. Banks,...

Feb 21: Kansas City, here we come!– JCLC registration opens March 1

CHICAGO—Kansas City, Mo.—“KCMO,” “the City of Fountains,” “the Paris of the Plains”—will soon be the host to the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC).  Housing and registration for the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, Sept. 19-23, 2012, will open on March 1. For complete...

Feb 21: New eCourse will show how to use WebDewey and apply DDC

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Understanding and Applying Dewey Decimal Classification. Expert cataloging instructor Cheryl Tarsala will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated...

Feb 21: Mikel, Pruett chosen to 'win a trip to PLA 2012'

CHICAGO – Two winners have been chosen in the ‘win a trip to PLA 2012’ contests that were recently sponsored by the Public Library Association (PLA). Winners will receive free registration to the PLA 2012 Conference, March 13-17 in Pennsylvania, four...

Feb 21: New workshop will show how to provide great customer service in the library

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service with Laurie Brown.

Drawing on 20 years’ experience as a trainer and coach, Laurie Brown will show you how to...

Feb 21: New Earth-Week workshop shows how to Green Your Library

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Greening Your Library: Save Money and the Environment with Kathryn Miller. This workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT/12:30 p.m....

Feb 21: AASL releases updated position statement on flexible scheduling

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released an updated position statement on flexible scheduling.  The statement can be viewed on the AASL website at www.ala.org/aasl/positionstatements.

The...

Feb 21: David Weinberger, groundbreaking Internet philosopher and Cluetrain co-author, at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Celebrated Internet philosopher and co-author of "The Cluetrain Manifesto" David Weinberger is the newest addition to the high-profile Auditorium Speaker Series at 2012 ALA Annual Conference. He will appear from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23 in the Convention Center.

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Feb 21: ALSC names 2012 Notable Children’s Recordings

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 Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...

Feb 21: Tours at PLA 2012 help attendees explore Philadelphia

CHICAGO – Attendees at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2012 Conference, March 13-17, Philadelphia, should plan on building some time for exploration into their schedules. More than 10 tours  at PLA 2012 will take participants around Philadelphia—to...

Feb 21: Booklist adds popular backlist-focused blog Shelf Renewal to growing list

CHICAGO - The highly regarded blog Shelf Renewal, dedicated to readers’ advisory focusing on backlist titles, has joined the Booklist family of blogs.

The idea of the blog...

Feb 21: A special report on privatizing libraries

CHICAGO — “Privatizing Libraries,” a timely Special Report published by ALA Editions, provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the "privatization" of public libraries. Authors Jane...

Feb 21: Jane Greenberg selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Jane Greenberg is the recipient of the 2012 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management  Section (CaMMS).  The Mann Citation will be presented at the ALCTS Awards...

Feb 21: Denda, Marker, Sun, Vidal, Graham and Canfield win 2012 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Kayo Denda, Alicia Graham, Rhonda Marker and Li Sun of Rutgers University Libraries and Kirsten Canfield and Lucy Vidal of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University are the winners of the 2012 Association of College and Research...

Feb 21: ALA Center for Civic Life, ProgrammingLibrarian.org present webinar series on how to host public issues forums in the library

CHICAGO – ProgrammingLibrarian.org and the ALA Center for Civic Life are pleased to announce a free, four-part series of webinars for libraries, “The Conversation Continues Here: Hosting Public Issues Forums @ your library.” Presented with support from the ALA Cultural Communities Fund, this...

Feb 21: AASL offers webinar on social networking and cybersafety

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will offer a webinar, Social Networking, Technology, and Safety: Engaging Your Community, at 6 p.m. CDT on March 21, 2012.  This one-hour webinar is designed for K-8 librarians who are interested in creating presentations that help...

Feb 21: Julie Allen Page receives Banks/Harris Award

CHICAGO – Julie Allen Page, co-coordinator of the California Preservation Program (CPP) and the Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS), is the recipient of the 2012 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award, given annually by the Association for...

Feb 21: Registration open for 53rd Annual RBMS Preconference

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the opening of registration for the 53rd Annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Preconference. The 53rd Annual RBMS Preconference, "FUTURES!” will be held June 19-22, 2012, in San Diego. Register...

Feb 21: Apply now for ACRL Immersion ’12 Assessment, Intentional Teacher Tracks

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the invitation to apply for its Immersion ’12 Program Assessment and Intentional Teacher Tracks. The tracks will be offered simultaneously from Nov. 14-18, 2012, in Nashville. Applications for both tracks are being...

Feb 21: John F. Helmer wins 2012 Hugh C. Atkinson Award

CHICAGO — John F. Helmer, executive director of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, has been named the 2012 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award.  Helmer will receive a cash award and citation at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24,2012 at the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)...

Feb 21: The American Library Association honors Patricia M.Y. Wong with the 2012 Equality Award

CHICAGO – Patricia (Patty) M.Y. Wong, county librarian/chief archivist of the Yolo County Library (Calif.) is the 2012 recipient of the American Library Association Equality Award. The annual award, $1000 and a framed citation of achievement donated by Scarecrow Press, a member of the Rowman...

Feb 17: PLA special events feature best-selling adult, young adult, children’s authors

Speakers include David Baldacci, Ally Carter, Joyce Carol Oates, Jerry Pinkney

CHICAGO – A host of best-selling adult, young adult and children’s authors will speak at several special events during the Public Library Association’s (PLA) 2012 conference,...

Feb 17: Harrassowitz Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award to Lisa German

CHICAGO — The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Lisa German, associate dean for Collections, Information and Access Services at Pennsylvania State University Libraries, to receive the 2012 Harrassowitz Leadership in...

Feb 17: ALA, NASA present 'Astro4Girls and Their Families,' celebrating women in science

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is partnering with NASA-funded astrophysics education and public outreach programs to offer nine public libraries across the country the opportunity to present “Astro4Girls and Their Families” during National Women’s...

Feb 17: Get ready for National Bookmobile Day 2012 with free resources from ALA

CHICAGO – Free materials for National Bookmobile Day 2012 are now available for download at www.ala.org/bookmobiles. These customizable resources will help libraries across the country prepare for the third annual celebration of National Bookmobile...

Feb 17: YALSA publishes winter issue of Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

CHICAGO - The Winter 2012 issue of YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is now available at http://yalsa.ala.org/jrlya. This issue features reflections on young adult librarianship and...

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