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Sep 20: Four Spectrum Scholars to attend AASL national conference

CHICAGO –The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will sponsor the attendance of four Spectrum Scholars at the AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition in Minneapolis, Oct. 27-30.

AASL will sponsor the...

Sep 20: New eCourse to teach Web design basics for librarians

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse on the basics of Web design for librarians. Diane Kovacs, a librarian and experienced online instructor, will serve as the instructor for a six-week facilitated eCourse...

Sep 20: Booklist chosen again as partner for National Reading Group Month

 CHICAGO - Booklist, the American Library Association’s review source, is proud to have been selected for the fourth year as a partner for the Women’s National Book Association’s National Reading...

Sep 20: One week left to take advantage of AASL11 advance registration pricing

CHICAGO –  The deadline for advanced registration pricing for the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) 15th National Conference and Exhibition ends Sept. 29. Turning the Page will be held Oct. 27-30. Registration and...

Sep 20: Workman’s Book Lover’s Calendars available to ALTAFF members at more than 80 percent off

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association, makes Book Lover’s Page-A-Day calendars, published by Workman, available to its members at a greatly reduced price.

ALTAFF group and...

Sep 20: AASL releases updated website on recruitment to school librarianship

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has published a revamped website focused on the recruitment of potential school librarians. Developed to provide information to those interested in joining the profession as well as those seeking to recruit people to the profession...

Sep 20: New eCourse will show how to build library websites with Drupal

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse on using the Drupal content management system to build library websites. Sean Fitzpatrick, a librarian and Web developer specializing in Drupal, will serve as the instructor...

Sep 20: ALTAFF celebrates sixth annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 16-22, 2011

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) is coordinating the sixth annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 16-22, 2011.

The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate. Friends groups can use the time to...

Sep 20: Fall into learning with new Webinars-on-Demand from YALSA

CHICAGO — Looking for guidance into the latest topics in teen services? Look no further than YALSA’s Webinars-on-Demand! Previously recorded webinars, led by content experts selected by YALSA, are complimentary for YALSA members and available for purchase for nonmembers at...

Sep 20: Learn to reach your library audience through Facebook in new David Lee King workshop

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop featuring David Lee King on how to use Facebook for library services and user engagement. This workshop will show librarians how to use the popular social networking site to help...

Sep 20: ACRL invites applications for Immersion ’12 Program

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for its Information Literacy Immersion '12 Program Teacher and Program tracks, to...

Sep 20: Refresh your library’s existing teen services with YALSA’s pre-Midwinter workshop

CHICAGO — Find out how you can give your library’s standard teen services a boost at YALSA’s Innovations in Essential Teen Services half-day workshop from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 20, prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting, in Dallas. Join YALSA to learn easy-to-implement updates on providing...

Sep 20: Ten librarians win Teens’ Top Ten sets from YALSA and Dollar General

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the winners of its Teens’ Top Ten Books Giveaway, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Each library will receive a set of the 25 books nominated for the...

Sep 15: LLAMA Human Resources Section presents a free webinar on how to find a job

CHICAGO - You have your MLS degree---but what’s next?  Applying for and interviewing for a job can be fraught with anxiety and frustration.  But you can put yourself ahead of the herd with the right information. 

The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Human...

Sep 15: Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker conjure up kindergarten magic

CHICAGO—“Kindergarten Magic: Theme-Based Lessons for Building Literacy and Library Skills,” published by ALA Editions, is a time-saving program planner for librarians and classroom teachers...

Sep 15: AASL opens registration for national conference virtual component

CHICAGO – Registration is now open for the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) virtual component to its national conference. The AASL11 Virtual Conference will offer national conference attendees and those following the activity from afar the chance to virtually connect to the...

Sep 13: Virtual read-out of banned books is launched

CHICAGO – Readers from across the United States and around the world are  demonstrating their support for free speech by participating in a virtual read-out of banned and challenged books that will culminate during the 30th annual Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-Oct. 1), the only...

Sep 13: Upcoming e-Forums from ALCTS

CHICAGO -  ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, announces its upcoming e-Forums.  The ALCTS  e-Forum is a moderated discussion on timely topics of interest in the areas of library collections and technical services. 

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Sep 13: Resources for Banned Websites Awareness Day now available

CHICAGO – To bring attention to the overly aggressive filtering of high quality, legitimate educational and social websites used by students and teachers, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has designated Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, as Banned Websites Awareness Day. Resources...

Sep 13: ALA urges deficit-reduction 'supercommittee' to guard resources for job seekers

Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office today sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction...

Sep 13: New ALCTS Award honors Jan Merrill-Oldham

CHICAGO - The Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is very pleased to announce a new award in honor of the career and influence of Jan Merrill-Oldham, distinguished leader, author and mentor in the field of...

Sep 13: North Carolina celebrates Library Card Sign-up Month with indie musician Beaux Foy

CHICAGO – This month, the State Library of North Carolina reminds residents not only that a library card is the smartest card but that having one totally rocks.

The state library kicked off its sixth annual Library Card sign-up Month campaign this month, featuring Beaux Foy from the...

Sep 13: Search for ALCTS 2012 Professional Recognition Awards nominations

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 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 13: Card your library users this September

Atyourlibrary.org is looking for photos of library fans showing off their “smartest card”

CHICAGO – Whether you’re getting your first library card or just renewing your account, there is something exciting about a new library card. During the month of September,...

Sep 13: ALCTS seeking 2012 Continuing Resources Awards candidates

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 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. ...

Sep 13: Deadline extended for call for proposals for 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

CHICAGO - The Steering Committee of the 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) has extended the open call for program proposals for the conference scheduled for Sept. 19-23, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.   Proposals must be submitted by Oct. 1, 2011. 

The Joint Conference of...

Sep 13: The Library Support Staff Certification Program offers project for LTA program partners

CHICAGO - The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) announced today that it invites colleges that offer Library Technical Assistant (LTA) degrees or certificates to participate in a project that may allow their...

Sep 13: More selections added to ALSC’s Great Web Sites for Kids

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more informative and engaging websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (...

Sep 13: ALCTS 2012 Preservation Awards nominations sought

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents two Preservation Awards to honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work,...

Sep 13: Become a Friend in time for National Friends of Libraries Week

CHICAGO - Where would libraries be without Friends? These dedicated volunteers advocate for libraries, raise much needed funds, sponsor programs and special events and host popular used book sales, among other activities. Your chance to honor them is fast approaching, with the sixth annual...

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