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Jan 31: Library community galvanizes around school libraries: more than 25,000 sign White House petition

CHICAGO— With a Feb. 4 deadline looming, members of the library community worked to ensure that 25,000 people signed the...

Jan 30: ALSC announces 2012 Notable Children’s Videos

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 Videos.  The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show...

Jan 30: YALSA offers CEU hours for its winter online courses

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will offer two continuing education unit–approved online courses during its winter 2012 session, which begins on Feb. 6.

Participants in...

Jan 30: 2012 VRT Notable Videos for Adults

CHICAGO - The American Library Association ( ALA) Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2012 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding programs released on video...

Jan 27: A new edition of an essential guide to copyright law for librarians and educators

CHICAGO — Copyright in the world of digital information is changing at a fevered pace, even as educators and librarians digitize, upload, download, draw on databases and incorporate materials into Web-based instruction. Drawing on cutting-edge case law in 18 discrete...

Jan 27: YALSA names 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

DALLAS —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 list of...

Jan 27: ALA Office for Diversity calls for 2012-2013 Diversity Research Grant proposals

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity seeks proposals for its Diversity Research Grant program.  Applications may address any diversity topic, including the recruitment and promotion of diverse individuals within the profession or the provision of library...

Jan 27: 2012 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award - Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) Library; Champlain College...

Jan 27: Paula T. Kaufman named 2012 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — Paula T. Kaufman, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson dean of libraries and university librarian and professor of library administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the 2012...

Jan 27: YALSA names 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its...

Jan 27: YALSA names 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 list of...

Jan 26: Cabaj wins YALSA’s MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

DALLAS - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded Allison Cabaj the 2012 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens. The MAE Award provides $500 to the recipient and $...

Jan 25: FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association announce $1.2 million in grants to public libraries to support financial literacy

WASHINGTONThe Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.2 million in grants to 16 recipients as part of...

Jan 24: Are school librarians endangered? Leaders share thoughts on the profession

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is proud to present the second set of podcasts in its 30 Second Thought Leadership: Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community series....

Jan 24: AASL opens sixth year of “School Libraries Count!” longitudinal survey

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has announced the launch of the sixth year of its longitudinal study. “School Libraries Count!” gathers basic data about the status of school library programs across the country. AASL will use this information to develop advocacy...

Jan 24: New scholarship opportunity for library student to attend PLA 2012

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering a scholarship to one library school student to attend the PLA 2012 Conference, March 13-17 in Philadelphia. The...

Jan 24: New workshop: Create Presentations that Don't Put People to Sleep

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Creating Presentations that Don't Put People to Sleep with Maurice Coleman.

Learn how to banish that barrage of...

Jan 24: New workshop will show public librarians how to effectively manage electronic resources

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Managing Electronic Resources in Public Libraries with Michael Santangelo.

Whether you’re launching or...

Jan 24: Free Midwinter tech wrap-up will feature Jason Griffey, Sue Polanka and Marshall Breeding

CHICAGOALA TechSource is happy to announce that we're continuing our free, conference-wrapping webinars with The 2012 ALA TechSource Midwinter Tech Wrapup. Our expert panel will...

Jan 24: Sue Polanka's e-book workshop is back by popular demand

By popular demand, ALA TechSource announces another session of its best-selling workshop, Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library with Sue Polanka.

With the recent explosion in the...

Jan 24: Free webinar: An introduction to the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC)

CHICAGO - The Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC), a national certification program that allows library support staff to demonstrate competencies and be certified by the...

Jan 24: YALSA names 2012 Fabulous Films for Young Adults

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 Fabulous Films for Young Adults list. The list identifies a body of films relating...

Jan 24: 2012 Rainbow Books list highlights quality GLBTQ books for children and teens

DALLAS – The 2012 Rainbow Books list, a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association (...

Jan 24: Carlson, Shutts win BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO — Erik Carlson , teen librarian at the White Plains (N.Y.) Public and Cynthia Shutts, teen librarian of the White Oak Library District, Romeoville (Ill.) Branch, won the 2011 BWI/YALSA Collection Development...

Jan 24: Support for school libraries, Youth Media Awards, growth of technology in libraries hot topics at Midwinter Meeting

DALLAS—The challenges to school libraries and all library budgets were popular topics at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting.  Attendees were encouraged to support the efforts of Carl Harvey, president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL...

Jan 24: YALSA names 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The list of 56 titles, drawn from 78 official...

Jan 24: YALSA names 2012 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list. The list for those ages 12-18 is drawn...

Jan 23: ALA recognizes four library programs as top cutting-edge services in third annual contest

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA)...

Jan 23: 2012 Stonewall Book Awards announced

DALLAS – The 2012 Stonewall Book Awards were announced today by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA ...

Jan 23: Sneve, Guest and Fortunate Eagle win American Indian Youth Literature Awards

DALLAS – The American Indian Library Association has selected "“The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood” (2011), written by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, illustrated by Ellen Beier; “Free Throw” (2011) and “Triple Threat” (2011), both written by Jacqueline...

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