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Aug 13: Landgraf’s citizen science guide for families

CHICAGO — People of all ages and backgrounds can discover how to contribute to real scientific research with “Citizen Science Guide for Families: Taking Part in Real Science...

Aug 13: Honor the best in the profession with an AASL award

CHICAGO – Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2014 awards season are now available using AASL’s online awards database. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a...

Aug 13: Volunteer to serve on ALA or Council committees for 2014 - 2015

CHICAGO — Courtney L. Young, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA and Council committees for the 2014-2015 term (terms start on July 1, 2014). Committee appointments will be finalized at the 2014 ALA...

Aug 13: LLAMA webinar will focus on library fundraising on the Web

CHICAGO - When fundraising for your Library, how do you effectively reach donors over the Web? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “A Conversation about Websites for Library Fundraising: Perspectives from Duke University and the University of Texas”...

Aug 13: LLAMA webinar explores using focus groups to gather data

CHICAGO - Are you looking for an easy way to gather data about your library users’ needs and preferences that is fast and economical?  Then focus groups may be your best choice. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Getting Started with User Focus Groups” from 1...

Aug 12: Bestselling author Cory Doctorow supports library ebook lending

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In a video released today by the American Library Association's (ALA) Campaign for America's Libraries, bestselling author Cory Doctorow lends his public support for fair and equitable ebook lending practices for...

Aug 12: ALCTS technical services fundamentals Web courses return for 2013–14 academic year

CHICAGO — Registration is now open for the 2013-14 sessions of the popular “Fundamentals” Web courses, offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), including the newly redesigned and...

Aug 12: MOOCs, metadata tools and more on ALCTS fall webinar schedule

CHICAGO — Register now  for exciting webinars offered this fall by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). From MOOCs to metadata,...

Aug 07: New Jersey State Library renews its subscription to United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy

PHILADELPHIA — The New Jersey State Library has renewed its statewide subscription to United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy, a series of online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.

 “Due to the overwhelmingly positive...

Aug 07: ALA gears up for national Digital Inclusion Survey

Public libraries can log on starting Sept. 3, 2013 

CHICAGO — Starting this September, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Research & Statistics and the...

Aug 06: PLA 2014 ConverStation proposal period ends Friday, Aug. 16

CHICAGO — The deadline to submit a ConverStation proposal for the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference is fast approaching. All proposals must be submitted online by 11...

Aug 06: YALSA and Soho Teen partner to promote Teen Read Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced Monday, July 29, 2013,  its new partnership with Soho Teen in promoting Teen Read Week™.   Teen Read Week will be celebrated Oct. 13 – 19 with the theme “Seek the Unknown @ your library.”

“We’re very appreciative of...

Aug 06: Register now for career development facilitator training

Attention professionals  who help out-of-work adults find job-search resources!

CHICAGO — A new eLearning course using a distance learning format, videoconferencing and virtual collaboration starts in September!

As a library worker or professional who works with those seeking...

Aug 06: The future of the library catalogue

CHICAGO— New digital technologies, the Internet, and user expectations have changed the role of the catalogue in libraries considerably in recent years.  “Catalogue 2.0: The...

Aug 06: ALCTS Board endorses Digitization Capture Recommendations

CHICAGO — At the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago this past June, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed “Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations.”   A Task Force of the Preservation and...

Aug 06: LITA webinar: Setting a Course for Social Media Success

CHICAGO — LITA is offering a webinar All Aboard - The Party’s Starting! Setting a Course for Social Media Success, presented by Mary Anne Hansen, Doralyn Rossmann, Angela Tate, and Scott Young of Montana...

Aug 06: Gathering and Using Community Data: Making the Best Decisions for Your Library

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new workshop, Gathering and Using Community Data: Making the Best Decisions for Your Library with Marie Pyko and Thad Hartman. This 90-minute workshop will take place on...

Aug 06: YALSA’s updated Teen Book Finder app now available in the Apple App Store

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched an updated version of its free Teen Book Finder app that now includes all titles that appeared on YALSA’s 2013 lists of recommended reading and/or that were honored...

Aug 06: Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Dr. Lesley Farmer, a new two-part workshop that will take place on Wednesdays, November 13 and 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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Aug 05: ALA President Barbara Stripling unveils 'Declaration for the Right to Libraries'

            Signing event first of a series that will take place throughout the nation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling unveiled the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries” during a signing ceremony at Nashville...

Aug 05: ALA Graphics Fall 2013 Catalog now available

CHICAGO—ALA Graphics has released its Fall 2013 catalog featuring 48 pages of exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries across the nation.  Gracing the cover of the...

Aug 05: Johnson’s essentials of developing and managing electronic collections

CHICAGO—The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challenge with a book sure to become a benchmark for excellence. Providing comprehensive coverage of key issues and...

Aug 01: Mentoring and managing students in the academic library

CHICAGO— Most academic libraries could not operate without a host of part-time student workers.  But employing students is different from filling a professional position with an experienced worker; often their library employment will be their first job experience. Since many student positions...

Aug 01: ALSC offers William C. Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training at Midwinter 2014

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is seeking applications for its third biennial “Bill Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training,” to be held on Friday, January 24, 2014, prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.  This invitational seminar supports and...

Aug 01: New from ACRL: “Twenty-First-Century Access Services: On the Front Line of Academic Librarianship”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Twenty-First-Century Access Services: On the Front Line of Academic Librarianship," edited by Michael J. Krasulski, Jr. and Trevor A....

Jul 31: PLA’s 2013 Virtual Spring Symposium sessions are now available on-demand

CHICAGO – On March 20, the Public Library Association (PLA) offered a full-day Virtual Spring Symposium with educational programs across four subject tracks and a thought-provoking keynote with futurist Garry Golden. A...

Jul 30: Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng named Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO – This September, Chicago Bulls two-time NBA All Star Luol Deng will encourage children to get the most important school supply of all: a library card.

As the Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month, Luol Deng has donated his image to a print and digital public service...

Jul 30: Exemplary picture books about tender topics

CHICAGO — A reading specialist, an outreach librarian and a children’s librarian combine their considerable expertise in “Tender Topics: Picture Books About Childhood Challenges,” an essential...

Jul 30: A provocative call to transform YA services

CHICAGO — A vigorous call to action that encourages LIS students, researchers and practitioners to question some of the underlying assumptions of their discipline, “Transforming Young Adult Services” initiates an open discussion...

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