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Jun 13: Rich Harwood to discuss reclaiming Main Street and libraries at ALA Annual Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. —A recent study revealed that many Americans feel that the country is lost amid a sea of changes and that they crave more openness, simpler living, humility and compassion. They want to kick-start a new trajectory for the country that begins with small, local actions.

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Jun 13: EMIERT celebrates 35 years of promoting ethnic diversity in libraries and the profession

CHICAGO — The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) will mark 35 years of service as the Association’s source of information on recommended ethnic collections, services and programs with three sessions during ALA’s 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

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Jun 13: Advance registration for 2012 ALA Annual Conference ends Friday, June 15

CHICAGO —Attendees are encouraged to avoid the lines and register in advance.

Advance registration for 2012 ALA Annual Conference ends Friday, June 15.

Key issues covered at 2012 ALA Annual Conference include digital content and e-books,...

Jun 12: ALA-APA announces financial assistance for LSSC candidates

CHICAGO — The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program announced today that it is offering $200 subsidies for 75 candidates to complete LSSC approved courses. LSSC is a national, voluntary certification program administered by the...

Jun 12: OIF to sponsor Fahrenheit 451 film, Wikileaks documentary at ALA Annual

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is sponsoring two films as part of the "Now Showing @ ALA" film program at the...

Jun 12: Jane Kinney Meyers receives 2012 John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award

CHICAGO — Jane Kinney Meyers is this year’s recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee’s John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/ Forest Press Award.

OCLC/Forest Press donated the cash award of $1,000, which is given to an individual for significant contribution...

Jun 12: A one-stop tech wrap-up of ALA Annual in this free ALA TechSource Webinar

CHICAGO —ALA TechSource will continue its series of ALA Conference Webinars with the ALA TechSource 2012 Annual Tech Wrap-Up. At 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, June 29, an expert panel will provide an overview of the ALA Annual Conference from a technology...

Jun 12: Celebrate the very best in GLBT literature at the 2012 Stonewall Book Awards Brunch

CHICAGO — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association will mark another year of excellence in GLBT of the Stonewall Book Awards during the Stonewall Book Awards Brunch...

Jun 12: Preservation Administrators Interest Group hosts IMLS Preservation Fellows

CHICAGO — The Preservation Administrators Interest Group (PAIG) hosts a program on the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Fellowships in Preservation Administration from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 23 in the Hyatt's Terrace Room. 

The New York...

Jun 11: Learn about board governance and development for Trustees, Friends and Foundations at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Board Governance & Development for Library...

Jun 11: Dollar General renews support of school libraries impacted by natural disaster

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has renewed its commitment to the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and school libraries across the country by dedicating an additional $435,000 in grants to Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund.  This...

Jun 11: ALTAFF to host ‘Historical Fiction @ your library’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA —  ALTAFF will host “Historical Fiction @ your library” from 10:30 a.m.-noon PDT at the Anaheim Convention Center, 202A, on Saturday, June 23 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif...

Jun 11: Joint Conference of Librarians of Color early bird registration extended to July 11

CHICAGO — Early bird registration for the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), Sept. 19-23 in Kansas City, Mo., has been extended to July 11.   

JCLC is a conference for everyone — with engaging speakers, special events and more...

Jun 11: YALSA releases new Teen Space Guidelines

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, published a new set of national guidelines on teen spaces. The Teen Space Guidelines offer library staff a blueprint for creating effective, welcoming spaces for teens in libraries and...

Jun 11: Attorney Michael Bamberger wins FTRF Roll of Honor Award

CHICAGO — First Amendment attorney Michael A. Bamberger has been named the recipient of the 2012 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Award.

“For over 30 years, Michael  Bamberger has been one of the unsung heroes of the fight to protect free...

Jun 11: Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund introduces catastrophic disaster relief grants

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has introduced two new catastrophic disaster relief grants as part of Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund.  The Beyond Words program, a collaboration between AASL and the National Education Association (NEA),...

Jun 11: Multicultural storytime magic all year long

CHICAGO — Storytime audiences grow ever more diverse, and it’s important that the materials used in programs reflect that richness of experience. Multiculturalism should not be an occasional initiative attached to particular holidays. In “...

Jun 11: Get an in-depth look at PLDS data and PLAmetrics at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Data driven public librarians should be sure to attend the PLAmetrics Demonstration and User Group meeting at 10:30 a.m. - noon, Sunday, June 24, in Salon 1 of the Hyatt Regency Orange County. This event at the ALA 2012...

Jun 11: Registration remains open for PLA preconferences at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Registration for PLA preconferences at ALA Annual Conference will remain open until their starting time at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 22. These three programs in team building, innovative management and public library advocacy do require registration; however, attendees are not required...

Jun 08: Less than one week left to register for Turning the Page 2.0 advocacy training

CHICAGO — Registration closes on June 13 for the summer session of Turning the Page 2.0. This free, online course provides public library advocacy training in a uniquely interactive and personal format. The six-week program...

Jun 08: Best-selling posters and gifts, free shipping on book purchases at ALA Store at Annual Conference

CHICAGO —Find the ALA Store at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim at Booth # 1728 on the main aisle in the Exhibit Hall, ideal for easy access and convenient browsing. With plenty of new and best-selling items available, you’ll want to make sure to...

Jun 07: Many Voices, One Nation welcomes Chertavian, Fekadu, Huerta

CHICAGO — Gerald Chertavian, Tewodros Fekadu and Javier O. Huerta will join Many Voices, One Nation: Anaheim, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Friday June 22 in the Anaheim Convention Center Room Room 304 AB, during the 2012 ALA Annual...

Jun 07: EBSCO awards seven scholarships for ALA Annual

~Librarians earn funding to help them grow professionally, better serve their users, and advance the field of librarianship~   

Birmingham, Ala. —In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA),...

Jun 07: Tulare County librarian to discuss matching people with jobs at national conference

Washington, D.C. — Since the economic downturn began a few years ago, more and more people have turned to libraries for job assistance and e-government tasks. Consequently, workforce development has become an expanded, new service role for libraries.

To help community leaders learn...

Jun 05: 2012 Spectrum Scholarship winners announced

CHICAGO —This year, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity is awarding a new round of 50 Spectrum Scholarships.

The Spectrum Scholarship Program provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic...

Jun 05: Patty McManus featured at ASCLA’s 'Essential Facilitation' program in Anaheim

CHICAGO—The Library Consultants Interest Group (LCIG) of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA, is offering the upcoming conference program “Essential Facilitation: Practical Tools for Guiding...

Jun 05: Rita Moss recognized by RUSA BRASS for outstanding contributions to business librarianship

CHICAGO — Rita W. Moss, business and economics librarian and head of the social sciences team, Davis Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, is the 2012 recipient of the Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship - an annual honor presented by the Business...

Jun 05: Reserve free 30-minute sessions with library consultants at 'Consultants Give Back' event

CHICAGO —The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Public Library Association (PLA) are teaming up to offer “Consultants Give Back” at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. — an opportunity for libraries to receive free 30-minute consultation sessions...

Jun 05: Caregiver's Toolkit ready for use

CHICAGO —The American Library Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) has created an online Caregiver's Toolkit that provides resources and links for both caregivers and those who supervise or work with...

Jun 05: ALA Annual Conference Exhibits Hall—'a wonder to engage in'

CHICAGO —Awesome, innovative, amazing, beyond imagination—these are some of the words ALA Annual Conference attendees used about the 2011 “panorama of what’s new and exciting in the information industry,” and this year...

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