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Sep 05: Carnegie-Whitney awards up to $5,000

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides 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.

Funded...

Sep 05: A free library card is your ticket to back-to-school savings

Families flock to libraries for Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO - According to the latest projections from the International Council of Shopping Centers, Americans will spend more than $40 billion on back-to-school supplies. Libraries are not sources for...

Sep 04: '60 Ways to Use Your Library Card' slideshow now available for Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO – In celebration of September's Library Card Sign-up Month, a slideshow featuring "60 Ways to Use Your Library Card" is now available. 

Libraries can embed the slideshow, which scrolls through examples like, "Learn how to write a...

Sep 04: AASL starts the school year with new webinars

CHICAGO – This fall, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will present three all new webinars covering the topics of information literacy, intellectual freedom and participatory culture:

  • Wanted: Information Literacy Skills in a World of Google & Wikipedia...
Sep 04: Nominations sought for the best curriculum-based apps

CHICAGO— The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is now accepting nominations for its new Best Apps for Teaching and Learning recognition. Nominations are being solicited for...

Sep 04: ALCTS seeking 2013 Continuing Resources Awards candidates

CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources.  The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS.  One...

Sep 04: 'One of the best ways to stay fresh in our profession': What attendees said about ALA Annual

CHICAGO —“One of the best ways to stay fresh in our profession."

So says one of the thousands of Annual Conference attendees who took the time to give us their feedback about 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim in the post-conference survey.

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Sep 04: RUSA presents lifetime achievement award to Statistical Abstract of the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to the Census Bureau for the “Statistical Abstract of the United States” to acknowledge the abstract’s role as one of the premier reference sources...

Sep 04: ALA releases copyright guidebook for librarians and educators

Washington, D.C. — As the digital environment continues to develop rapidly, school librarians and K-12 educators face challenging issues concerning copyright-protected print and online materials at schools and outside of the traditional educational environment. When asked to make copyright...

Sep 04: ALCTS 2013 preservation awards nominations sought

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three preservation awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest...

Sep 04: AASL Fall Forum advanced registration ends Sept. 12

CHICAGO — The deadline for advanced registration pricing for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2012 Fall Forum ends Sept. 12. Transliteracy and the School Library Program will be held Oct. 12-13 in...

Sep 04: Fall 2012 ALSC online courses available for CEUs

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of the schedule for fall 2012 online courses. Among the fall courses is a new offering by ALSC Past-President Thom Barthelmess,...

Sep 04: Ten librarians win Teen Read Week™ Mini Grants from YALSA

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the winners of its 10 Teen Read Week Mini Grants. The grants, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, give each winning library $1,000 to use for events,...

Sep 04: Dec. 1 deadline for ALCTS 2013 Publication Awards nominations

CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two publication awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library...

Sep 04: Carrie Russell’s copyright guide for K-12 librarians and educators

CHICAGO — School librarians and educators have specific copyright questions that are often glossed over in larger books on the subject. Now, thanks to copyright authority Carrie Russell, there’s a resource just for them. “Complete...

Sep 04: ALCTS 2013 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

The Ross Atkinson Lifetime...

Sep 04: ALCTS and LITA create metadata standards committee

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), with the support of Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), have created a new joint committee focused on the broad range of metadata standards...

Sep 04: Search begins for ALCTS 2013 professional recognition awards nominations

CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership...

Sep 04: Kick start your National Friends of Libraries Week celebration

PHILADELPHIA  — The free webcast “Kick Start Your National Friends of Libraries Week Celebration” is now available from United for Libraries.

This 40-minute webcast gives libraries and Friends ideas and materials so that they can promote...

Sep 04: A complete toolkit for library marketing

CHICAGO — As libraries continue to fight for their survival amid growing expectations, competition from online sources and wavering public perceptions, effective marketing is increasingly becoming a critical tool to ensure the continued support of users, stakeholders and society as a whole....

Aug 30: Common Core State Standards—Booklist offers multiple resources

CHICAGO— A new educational initiative brings enormous challenges for everyone, especially the teachers and librarians charged with summoning the energy and creativity required to implement the changes. Continuing its commitment to finding new ways to support school and public librarians and...

Aug 29: ALCTS seeking 2013 innovation awards nominations

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in...

Aug 28: A LITA guide to managing electronic resources

CHICAGO — Electronic resource management encompasses much more than turning on and off resources and tracking usage. Presented by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), “Managing Electronic...

Aug 28: Social media in reference eCourse back by popular demand

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of its facilitated eCourse, Reference Through Social Media: Developing Standards, Guidelines, and Policies. Sarah Steiner will serve as instructor for a three-week...

Aug 28: Learn to design effective library websites in workshop with David Lee King

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA TechSource announces a new session of its workshop featuring David Lee King, Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites.

Every library needs a presence on the Web...

Aug 28: What is open source software and what can it do for your library? New eCourse

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Open Source Software for Libraries: How it Works; What it Can do for You, with Diane Kovacs and Diane Adler.

Open source software offers libraries the opportunity to...

Aug 28: The definitive textbook for students of information science

CHICAGO — Leading international scholars offer a global perspective on the discipline in “Introduction to Information Science,” published by Neal-Schuman Publishers and...

Aug 28: Transliteracy takes center stage at AASL’s 2012 Fall Forum

CHICAGO — Gain a deeper understanding of transliteracy during AASL’s 2012 Fall Forum, Transliteracy and the School Library Program, taking place Oct. 12-13, 2012, in Greenville, S.C. Kristin Fontichiaro and R. David...

Aug 28: New School Library Research articles available online

CHICAGO — Three new research articles covering the topics of subscription databases, serving students with special needs or the dynamics that inhibit and/or enable school libraries to contribute to educational agendas are now available online as part of the American Association of School...

Aug 27: Register now for 2012 Women’s Leadership Institute

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is collaborating with higher education associations to offer the 2012 Women’s Leadership Institute. This year’s institute will be held Nov. 27-30, 2012, in Dana Point, Calif. and Dec. 2-5, 2012, in Amelia Island, Fla. The...

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