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Dec 13: Choice editors preview their favorite books and websites of 2011— full list of Outstanding Academic Titles announced in January 2012 issue

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. Honoring the best in scholarly publishing, Choice’s annual “Outstanding Academic Titles” list is widely recognized in the academic community for its sweeping coverage of the most significant scholarly titles published each year. The full “Outstanding...

Dec 13: ALTAFF honors PSEG Foundation with Major Benefactor Award

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), in conjunction with the New Jersey State Library (NJSL), honored the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Foundation with a Major Benefactor...

Dec 12: Timely topics from ALCTS Interest Groups at Midwinter
CHICAGO - A wide array of timely and informative topics awaits Midwinter attendees from the interest groups of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  From library exhibits to the future of MARC to the "big deal", these presentations will enlighten and...
Dec 12: Preservation Week Facebook page launched

CHICAGO - Preservation Week, the annual celebration of the role of libraries in preserving our personal cultural heritage, has a new look.  The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the launch of the new Preservation Week Facebook page,...

Dec 09: Effective security plans and the black belt librarian

CHICAGO —“The Black Belt Librarian: Real-World Safety & Security,” published by ALA Editions, arms librarians with the confidence and know-how they need to maintain a comfortable,...

Dec 09: Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award winners announced

NEW YORK - Yesterday, 10 librarians were recognized for service to their communities, schools and campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

More than 1,700 library patrons nationwide nominated a librarian.  The 10 award...

Dec 09: YALSA names 2012 William C. Morris Award finalists

CHICAGO –The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) selected five books as finalists for the 2012 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2012 award winner at the Youth Media Awards at 7:45 a.m. on...

Dec 08: Nation’s libraries celebrate largest National Gaming Day ever

CHICAGO- The interest in gaming continues to increase, as evidenced by the growing popularity of National Gaming Day @ your library.

Recently, more than 27,700 people of all ages came together in their local communities to participate in gaming events at more than 760 U.S. libraries...

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...

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