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Apr 09: Dan Cohen, Digital Public Library of America, featured President’s Program speaker, 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Dan Cohen, founding executive director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will be the featured speaker in the ALA President’s Program &...

Apr 09: United for Libraries to host webinar on ‘How to Dedicate a Literary Landmark in Your Community’

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present the webinar “How to Dedicate a Literary Landmark in Your Community” from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, April 25.

The Literary Landmark program began in 1986, and there are now more than 130 dedicated...

Apr 09: AASL eCOLLAB just got better with two added webinars for AASL member access

CHICAGO - The archives of the recent webinars, “PBS LearningMedia™ Launches Blended Literacy Lessons” and “A School Librarian’s Role in Preventing Sexting & Cyberbullying” are now available online as a part of the...

Apr 09: Harkness and Neal stand for 2013-2014 PLA President

CHICAGO — Elections for the Public Library Association (PLA), as well as those for the American Library Association (ALA) and its other divisions, are open through 11:59 p.m. CT, April 26....

Apr 09: YALSA announces Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults 2012 Program Award Winners

CHICAGO  —  The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, selected 25 innovative teen programs to be featured at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference and included in a...

Apr 09: Teams selected for ACRL Assessment in Action learning community

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has selected 75 institutional teams from a pool of 98 applicants to participate in the first year of the program Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA). The...

Apr 09: A LITA guide to using web analytics in libraries

CHICAGO — Whether gathering information for a department report or planning a website redesign, easy access to meaningful, actionable data is critical. In “Web Analytics Strategies for Information Professionals: A LITA Guide,”...

Apr 09: ALA to unveil Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction finalists

Excitement builds as thousands register for live webcast announcement

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) plans to announce the shortlist of finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction at 11 a.m. Central...

Apr 08: Kathleen Reif, director St. Mary’s County (Md.) Library, receives 2013 Sullivan Award

CHICAGO— The American Library Association has awarded the 2013 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children to Kathleen Reif, director of St. Mary’s County Library, Leonardtown, Md.  The...

Apr 08: Shared print monographs preconference from ALCTS this Annual

CHICAGO — On Thursday, June 27, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Shared Print Monographs:...

Apr 08: 'Think Like a Freak' with Steven Levitt at Annual Conference Opening General Session

CHICAGO - Steven D. Levitt, co-author of the upcoming “Think Like A Freak”and of the smash No. 1 international bestseller “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything promises to turn attendees’ brains inside out before 2013 ALA Annual...

Apr 08: Polanka and others on the present and future of Ebooks in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 18...

Apr 08: Smithsonian Libraries host Preservation Matters!

CHICAGO - The Smithsonian Libraries will host the program Preservation Matters! beginning at noon on April 24 in the S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, D.C. This event is part of the...

Apr 08: Eat your words: Tips for hosting an Edible Books Festival in ProgrammingLibrarian.org webinar

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and ProgrammingLibrarian.org announced an upcoming webinar that will highlight the successful...

Apr 08: Elizabeth Aversa receives the 2013 Beta Phi Mu Award

CHICAGO - Dr. Elizabeth Aversa, professor of library and information science at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., has been selected to receive the American Library Association’s 2013 Beta Phi Mu Award. This annual award, donated by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science...

Apr 08: A planner for balancing life and work

CHICAGO — Offering a fresh strategy for reexamining life and work goals, “The Work/Life Balance Planner: Resetting Your Goals” addresses numerous practical concerns, such as...

Apr 08: ALCTS Microgrants available

CHICAGO - The Transforming Collections Task Force of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) seeks proposals for its 2013 Microgrant Program. All ALCTS members in good standing are...

Apr 08: National Library Week PSA featuring Caroline Kennedy appears on the Disney Channel

CHICAGO — New public service announcements (PSA) of National Library Week Honorary Chair Caroline Kennedy are currently appearing on the Disney Channel. Approximately 1.4 million viewers see the PSAs every time they air.

Kennedy appears in the PSA with the star of Disney Channel's "Austin...

Apr 08: RUSA award winners signify excellence in reference services

CHICAGOThe Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winners of its 2013 achievement awards, research and travel grants, which encompass the most outstanding librarians, libraries...

Apr 05: Handy Tech Tools for Library Outreach

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop, Handy Tech Tools for Library Outreach with Sarah Ludwig. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 19. Each part will last...

Apr 05: Best-selling author to host copyright workshop for educators and school librarians

WASHINGTON, D.C.—To help school librarians and educators better understand copyright law, author Carrie Russell will host the workshop “Copyright for K-12 Librarians and Educators” on April 11, 2013. Russell...

Apr 05: Evaluating the impact of your library

CHICAGO — Assessing impact is increasingly critical to the survival of services: managers now require comprehensive information about effectiveness, especially in relation to users. Outlining a rigorously tested approach to library evaluation and offering practical tools and highly relevant...

Apr 05: YALSA, WWE® name Wrestlemania® Reading Challenge finalists

CHICAGO Eighteen regional winners in grades 5-12 from across the United States and Canada have won a chance to compete in the WrestleMania® Reading Challenge  Finals on April 6, 2013, at City College in New York. The WrestleMania Reading Challenge is...

Apr 05: Heather Ketron named Scholastic Library Publishing Award winner

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has named Heather Ketron the recipient of the 2013 Scholastic Library Publishing Award. The honor, which will be presented during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago,...

Apr 05: Applications for new ALA Leadership Institute due May 10

CHICAGO - There is still time to consider applying - or nominating a colleague - for Leading to the Future, a four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders...

Apr 03: ALA President welcomes new Pew report on 'Library Services in the Digital Age'

CHICAGO — Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association (ALA), submitted the following statement regarding the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project report, “Library Services in the Digital Age,” that was released today. The report examines the role of...

Apr 02: National Library Week 2013 programming ideas now available

CHICAGO – Looking for ideas on how you can promote Communities matter @ your library this National Library Week (April 14-20)? Then check out the National Library Week promotional...

Apr 02: EBSCO awards seven scholarships for librarians to attend 2013 ALA Annual Meeting

Birmingham, Ala. / Ipswich, Mass/Chicago — In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO...

Apr 02: Free April 9 webinar offers ideas for programming and outreach during Choose Privacy Week

CHICAGO - Are you preparing for Choose Privacy Week? Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and librarians across the country next week for a free webinar to discuss how your library can observe...

Apr 02: Video features five authors sharing their love of school libraries as School Library Month begins

CHICAGO  - April is School Library Month – and to commemorate the annual celebration, atyourlibrary.org, the public website for the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign, the Campaign for America’s Libraries, presents five authors sharing their love...

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