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Jan 31: Perkins is 2012 ALSC Distinguished Service Award recipient

CHICAGO – Linda A. Perkins is the 2012 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to...

Jan 31: Still time to share your National Library Week promotional idea

CHICAGO –How do you plan on promoting your library this National Library Week? Share your ideas and you could win a set of National Library Week themed promotional materials.

Programming ideas will be featured on the National Library Week website as a useful tool for other librarians...

Jan 31: Easily integrate technology into your library with YALSA’s winter online course

CHICAGO - Technology is part of the everyday life experience for most teens — and by integrating it with standard teen services, librarians can better serve and support teens’ learning needs. Find out how in...

Jan 31: Power up your teen programs with YALSA’s winter online course

CHICAGO - Learn new ways to bring more teens into the school and public library in Power Programming, YALSA’s popular online course, which offers up-to-date ideas for programming, from simple, self-running contests to reading celebrations and more.

The self-paced course is taught by...

Jan 31: ALA preconference builds community connections through civic reflection

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office (PPO) will present a day-and-a-half preconference during the ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The preconference, titled “Civic Reflection Builds Community Connections: A Program Model for Libraries,” which...

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...

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