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Jan 15: College & Research Libraries to transition to online-only publishing model

CHICAGO — College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the official scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), will adopt an online-only publication model beginning in January 2014. The November 2013 issue will be the final print issue of the journal...

Jan 15: New from ACRL: '2011 Academic Library Trends and Statistics'

CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of  “2011 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the...

Jan 15: NEH, ALA offer grants to support 'Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys' programs

Apply by March 29 for up to $4,500 in program support

CHICAGO — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, will award up to 125 libraries and state humanities...

Jan 15: 2013 ALA Annual Conference registration and housing now open

CHICAGO — Visit the 2013 ALA Annual Conference website to register and reserve housing.

Key issues covered at 2013 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, June 27-July 2 will include digital content...

Jan 14: Explore the Michael L. Printz Award with YALSA’s winter online course

CHICAGO— For the past decade, the Young Adults Library Services Association (YALSA) has honored excellence in Young Adult Literature through its Michael L. Printz Award. Each year a committee of YALSA members scours the publishing world, seeking out the latest YA books that exemplify literary...

Jan 14: Apply now to host ACRL 2013 Scholarly Communication Road Shows

CHICAGO — Once again, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will take its popular scholarly communications workshop on the road to five locations in 2013.  The day-long workshop, “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement,” is led by two expert presenters at...

Jan 14: John Rocco to participate in 75th Caldecott Anniversary Facebook Forum

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that John Rocco will participate in a Caldecott 75th Anniversary Facebook Forum at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Rocco won a Caldecott Honor in 2012 for his picture book "Blackout" (Disney-Hyperion)....

Jan 11: Public libraries chosen to receive $50,000 in training, support to help high school students learn skills to distinguish fact from opinion

CHICAGO – Three public libraries have been selected to receive more than $50,000 in training and support under the News Know-how initiative that helps students, grades 10-12, learn skills that will help them distinguish fact from opinion, check news and information sources and distinguish...

Jan 11: Managing in the middle

CHICAGO — Fully a third of all library supervisors are “managing in the middle”: reporting to top-level managers while managing teams of peers or paraprofessional staff in some capacity. Editors Robert Farrell and Kenneth Schlesinger present a practical guidebook for those supervisors with “...

Jan 11: Thought leaders share insights on turning graphic novel naysayers into 'yaysayers'

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) presents the newest set of podcasts in its 30 Second Thought Leadership: Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community series. The just released 30 Second series focuses on the January/February 2013 ...

Jan 11: Use WordPress to build library websites - popular eCourse returns

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of the facilitated eCourse Using WordPress to Build Library Websites. Amanda Goodman and Polly-Alida...

Jan 11: New eCourse: E-Books: What librarians need to know now and for the future

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, E-Books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future with Mirela Roncevic.This four-week eCourse wiill begin on March 4, 2013....

Jan 10: NEH, ALA announce 840 sites to receive 'Muslim Journeys' bookshelf

 

Libraries will receive books, films to support programs exploring Islamic culture

CHICAGO – The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, announced that 840 sites nationwide...

Jan 10: OIF designates Jan. 27, 2013 as 'Sweater Vest Sunday' to support intellectual freedom

ALA Midwinter viral campaign encourages reporting of challenges to library materials

CHICAGO — ALA Midwinter 2013 attendees – and all fans of intellectual freedom – can take a stand for the freedom to read (and for fashion!) by...

Jan 10: Program proposals for 2013 ALA Virtual Conference accepted through Feb. 17

CHICAGO — Do you have a creative approach to share? Did you enhance an existing service?  Have you launched a new project that has transformed service at your library? The 2013 ALA Virtual Conference will focus on important issues for “Mapping Transformation” on July 24-25, 2013, and you can be...

Jan 09: United for Libraries to present 'Nuts & Bolts for Friends and Trustees' at ALA Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA –  United for Libraries  will present “Nuts & Bolts for Friends and Trustees” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Sheraton Seattle, Redwood, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

The popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing...

Jan 08: January 14—new date for opening 2013 ALA Annual Conference registration and housing

CHICAGO — Registration and housing for 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 27-July 2, are now set to open Monday, January 14 at 9:00 a.m. CST. Please ignore any communication you may have received today from our registration and...

Jan 08: ALA to announce the next classics in children’s and young adult literature and media

CHICAGO — Children’s and young adult authors, illustrators and publishing groups are waiting in anticipation for the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Award announcements.   The ALA will announce 19 awards at 8 a.m. PT on Jan. 28 from the Washington State Convention Center in...

Jan 08: Interviews with the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award winners now available

CHICAGO — From a sign that librarianship was a calling to the culmination of a lifetime of work, winning the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award meant something different to each of the winners. 

 
The 10 award winners were asked...
Jan 08: Archives and societal provenance in Australia

CHICAGO — Records and archival arrangements in Australia are globally relevant because Australia’s indigenous people represent the oldest living culture in the world, and because modern Australia is an ex-colonial society now heavily multicultural in outlook.

Michael Piggott’s “...

Jan 08: Start January off right with a stress management webinar from PLA

CHICAGO — With tighter budgets, smaller staffs and ever-changing technology, working in a public library is not for the faint hearted, so it’s important to keep both heart and mind healthy. Make a commitment this January, when you join PLA and instructor Pat Wagner, partner and trainer, Pattern...

Jan 08: The worlds of transmedia and personal learning networks examined in AASL webinar archives

CHICAGO — Archives of two recent webinars, “Worlds of Learning with Inanimate Alice” and “Making the Most of Professional Learning Communities,” are now available online as a part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. AASL members...

Jan 08: Citizens-Save-Libraries grant applications due to United for Libraries March 15

PHILADELPHIA —  Applications for the Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries, made possible by a grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation, are due March 15, 2013.

The 20 grants will support advocacy at the local level for libraries with troubled budgets by sending expert...

Jan 07: Erin McKean at ALCTS President’s Program in Chicago

CHICAGO — Erin McKean, founder of Wordnik.com and the former editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS...

Jan 07: Oak Park students learn to distinguish fact from opinion in News Know-how news literacy project

CHICAGO — High school students, using the Oak Park (Ill.) Public Library as their “newsroom,” gained valuable lessons in distinguishing fact from opinion, as they examined news coverage of a wide range of important issues through the News...

Jan 07: Wendy Stephens appointed as Member Manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, named Wendy Stephens as the member manager of its acclaimed YALSAblog. This blog delivers news, information and resources of interest to public and school librarians and library...

Jan 07: New from ACRL: 'Pay it Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the fourth installment in the association’s Active Guides series “Pay it Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals” by Mary Ann...

Jan 07: ALSC launches application for Everyone Reads @ your library mini-grants

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting applications for mini-grants intended to prepare libraries to incorporate Día into their existing programs, throughout the year.  Libraries will use these mini-grants to initiate a Día Family Book Club Program. ...

Jan 04: The no-nonsense guide to legal issues in Web 2.0 and cloud computing

CHICAGO — Web 2.0 tools and cloud computing applications are now fundamental to libraries and information organizations, but many LIS professionals may be unaware of the legal issues involved with their use.

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