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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...

Oct 21: Virginia becomes latest state to provide United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy for their trustees

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has made special pricing for its Trustee Academy available to state library agencies. The state of Virginia recently joined Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Kansas and Utah in making the Trustee Academy available for its libraries through a multiple...

Oct 17: 2013 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the recipients of its Teens’ Top Teen Book Giveaway, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Each library will be receiving a set of all 28...

Oct 15: Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Awards

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee is offering 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.

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Oct 15: Introducing Launch Pad – AASL13’s onsite daily newspaper!

CHICAGO – The preview issue of Launch Pad, the newly named onsite daily newspaper for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition is now available at http://national.aasl....

Oct 15: ALA awards 2013 Diversity Research Grants

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity has announced the recipients of the Diversity Research Grants for 2013.

The grants consist of a one-time $2,500 award for original research.  Recipients will conduct their research over the course of the year, are expected...

Oct 15: Meet your favorite AASL authors and purchase their books at AASL13

CHICAGO – Attendees of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition will have the opportunity to purchase AASL’s newest publications from the exhibit hall bookstore while onsite in Hartford, Conn. In addition, selected authors of these...

Oct 15: Dr. Montiel-Overall named 2013 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honoree

CHICAGO — Dr. Patricia Montiel-Overall, associate professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, and affiliate professor, Mexican American Studies, College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Arizona has been named the 2013 Achievement in Library Diversity Research...

Oct 15: Less than two weeks left to register for popular technology trainer course with PLA

CHICAGO – On Oct. 28, the interactive online course, “The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer,” returns. The deadline to register is Oct. 25. This four-week (Oct. 28-Nov. 22) blended-learning program presented by the...

Oct 15: Farmer selected to present paper for YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA event at ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO – A Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Jury chose Dr. Lesley Farmer, who coordinates the Teacher Librarian program at California State University Long Beach, to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting.   Farmer’s...

Oct 15: School librarians learn to lead library initiatives with new AASL webinar

CHICAGO — School library professionals can kick off the school year right by learning how to take charge of three major library initiatives: library advisory committees (LACs), Response to Intervention (RtI) and community assessments during a new Knowledge Quest webinar presented by the...

Oct 15: Little hands and big hands: American Sign Language for children and adults

CHICAGO — Appropriate for adults who are completely new to signing, “Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together,” by Kathy MacMillan, is an authoritative guide...

Oct 14: ALSC accepting applications for Día Family Book Club mini-grants

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting applications for mini-grants intended to allow libraries to initiate Día Family Book Club programs. Mini-...

Oct 14: Wes Moore on 'finding a life that matters,' 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Wes Moore, bestselling author of “The Other Wes Moore,” is and has been on a remarkable quest to “find a life that matters.” As a youth advo­cate, he is committed to helping the parents, teachers, mentors and advocates who serve youth in the U.S.— something that will sound familiar as...

Oct 11: YALSA offers easy ways to support Teen Read Week™ via social media

CHICAGO – Teen Read Week™ (TRW) is in full swing, and while libraries and schools are in the midst of carrying out their week full of fun and exciting activities, YALSA also has a few up its sleeve.

On the Tuesday of Teen Read Week, Oct. 15, YALSA will be hosting a Teen Read Week Twitter...

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