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Dec 07: YALSA announces 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults finalists

CHICAGO –The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between...

Dec 07: Dine Around Dallas open to all Midwinter attendees

Networking, good food and conversation

CHICAGO - Dine Around Dallas, a group of local hot-spot restaurants, is currently holding reservations for ALA Midwinter attendees.  Restaurants range in price and cuisine, allowing for an...

Dec 06: ALA Youth Media Awards webcast available to 10,000 viewers

CHICAGO – Approximately 10,000 viewers will join more than 1,300 onsite audience members at 7:45 a.m. CST on Jan. 23 for the announcement of the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards. The announcement is part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting taking place from Jan. 20 – 24 at the...

Dec 06: ALA Midwinter Meeting Unconference, the first ever Midwinter Library Camp, and “The conversation starts here . . .”

CHICAGO - Following successful Friday “Unconferences” at past ALA events, another one is being hosted on Friday, Jan. 20, at the ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting in the Dallas Convention Center. The Unconference is described as “a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured...

Dec 06: AASL seeks interest to host a Fall Forum satellite site

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks statements from school districts, universities, education service centers or others interested in hosting a satellite site of the AASL 2012 Fall Forum. If interested, parties should submit a one-page Statement of Interest by...

Dec 06: 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 American Library Association (ALA), will offer an hour-long informational ...

Dec 06: Rosenbaum named AILA Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - The American Indian Library Association (AILA) has selected Shannon Rosenbaum, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and a Circle of Learning MLIS candidate at San José State University, for the 2012 ALA Emerging Leaders program. As sponsor, AILA provides a...

Dec 06: RUSA webinar prepares you to enhance library services with screencasting tools

CHICAGO — The next offering of the popular webinar “Introduction to Screencasting for Online Tutorials and Reference” will take place from 1 - 2:30 p.m. CST on Friday, Dec. 16.

This 90-minute webinar, which is hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), will...

Dec 06: AASL joins challenge to motivate STEM learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), an original outreach partner, is proud to once again lend its support to the National STEM Video Game Challenge presented by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media.  The challenge, now in its second year,...

Dec 06: Prepare to wow them in your next interview!

CHICAGO - Whether you’re in job-search mode, promotion mode or opportunity-seeking mode, your goal is the same: Get that interview!  The interview is the place where you can showcase your talents and demonstrate why you are the best candidate for the job.

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Dec 06: Author John Green highlights Freedom to Read Foundation Dallas fundraiser

CHICAGO - John Green, best-selling author and staunch defender of intellectual freedom principles, will be the featured speaker at the annual Freedom to Read Foundation fundraising author event on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and...

Dec 06: Save up to 50 percent on PLA training kits this December

CHICAGO - Four digital training kits from the Public Library Association (PLA) are on sale until Dec. 31. Each kit is 40 percent off (or 50 percent off when combined with an ALA member discount).

PLA training kits, authored by Sandra Nelson, tackle topics like stress management, time...

Dec 06: How audiobooks support literacy

CHICAGO— In “Listening to Learn: Audiobooks Supporting Literacy,” published by ALA Editions, librarians Sharon Grover and Lizette D. Hannegan show how audiobooks present excellent...

Dec 06: Thrift Books offers $100 coupon to ALTAFF members

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to welcome Thrift Books to its family of corporate sponsors.

In turn, Thrift Books is offering ALTAFF members who use their...

Dec 05: Help YALSA give books to teens this holiday season with a matching gift!

CHICAGO — Planning your end-of-year holiday giving? Consider a donation to YALSA’s Books for Teens program, which raises funds to provide teens in low-income communities access to high-quality, recently published, age-appropriate books. If...

Dec 05: ACRL releases 2010 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2010 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the...

Dec 05: Discuss serving older teens in YALSA’s December YA Forum

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will focus on serving older teens in its monthly YA Forum discussion, held for members this month at http://connect.ala.org/yalsa. Throughout the week, YALSA members are encouraged to...

Dec 01: Rev. Dr. Lewis Baldwin keynotes celebration of Dr. King’s lasting, inspiring legacy

CHICAGO – The Rev. Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin, professor of religious studies at Vanderbilt University, will keynote the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Dallas. The Celebration will be held from 6:30-7:30 a.m....

Nov 29: AASL a core partner in celebrating inaugural Digital Learning Day

CHICAGO  – Building upon a growing movement, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), working together with the Alliance for Excellent Education and other national educational associations and organizations, is calling on school librarians to participate in the inaugural national...

Nov 29: Complete program for new ALA Masters Series at ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO - Sprinkled throughout the ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting schedule, the new ALA Masters Series offers insights into the hottest trends and issues as it showcases experts from across library specialties describing their latest in-house innovations in fast-paced 30-minute sessions.  The line...

Nov 29: AASL joins alliance to support literacy education

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) joins 20 other stakeholder groups representing educational and school and community leaders in support of the new National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE).  NCLE, a project of the National Council of Teachers of English and...

Nov 29: Call for online learning proposals: RUSA seeks webinars for 2012

CHICAGO — RUSA seeks proposals for webinar presentations for its 2012 series of professional development webinars that will be held throughout the year, from January 2012 through August 2012.

RUSA webinars are an opportunity for librarians to infuse their year with professional...

Nov 29: LITA is offering two full-day workshops in Dallas

CHICAGO - LITA is pleased to offer two full-day workshops, to be held Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.

Mark Phillips of University of North Texas Libraries is presenting Digital Curation at the...

Nov 29: Brad Meltzer named Honorary Chair of National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2012

CHICAGO – Best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer has been named the 2012 Honorary Chair of National Library Week.

As the author of nine books and the host of the History Channel’s series, “...

Nov 29: ALTAFF and Library Journal team to offer ALTAFF members 40 percent off Patron Profiles

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is teaming with Library Journal to offer ALTAFF members a special deal on Patron Profiles, a digital online quarterly resource from...

Nov 29: ALTAFF to host Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations at ALA Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA –  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST on Friday, Jan. 20 at the 2012 ALA Midwinter...

Nov 29: Laurie D. Borman is new American Libraries editor and publisher

CHICAGO - Don Chatham, associate executive director for ALA Publishing, has announced that Laurie D. Borman will be the new editor and publisher of American Libraries publications, effective Dec. 5, 2011.

Borman has a degree in journalism from Indiana University and brings to...

Nov 29: Proposal deadline extended for the ALA Research Series

CHICAGO - The ALA Office for Research & Statistics has extended the book proposal deadline for the peer-reviewed ALA Research Series. The new deadline date is Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.

The ALA Research Series expands the knowledge base of library research by...

Nov 29: Davis, Mosley named BCALA Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO -- The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) has selected Angiah Davis, reference librarian at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center, and Derek Mosley, archivist and assistant director of the Ernest J. Gaines Center at the...

Nov 29: AASL survey shows students and families have increased access to school library resources

CHICAGO - According to trend data collected by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), technology acquisitions in school libraries across the nation appear to be leveling, while remote access to school library databases is rapidly increasing.  Data was collected as part of AASL’s...

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