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Sep 29: AASL opens call for researchers

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites researchers to submit their interest to be part of the CLASS II: Causality: School Libraries and Student Success II research team. Two applicants will be selected to join researchers from Old Dominion University and...

Sep 29: YALSA opens up 2016 summer learning and teen intern grant applications

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has opened up the applications for its 2016 summer learning and teen intern grants.

Through...

Sep 29: ALA congratulates the National Endowment for the Humanities on its 50th anniversary

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) congratulates the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), one of the largest funders of humanities programming in the United States, on its 50th anniversary.

“As institutions that champion lifelong learning for all people, libraries...

Sep 29: Neal announces candidacy for 2017-18 ALA presidency

CHICAGO – James G. (Jim) Neal, university librarian emeritus at Columbia University, New York, has filed as a petition candidate for the 2017-18 presidency of the American Library Association.

Neal served as the vice president for information services and university librarian at Columbia...

Sep 29: How to deliver meaningful library instruction in 50 minutes

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Dynamic...

Sep 29: eCourse: Planning and preparing for RDA

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, ...

Sep 29: Award winning author Kate Messner ready to rock AASL national conference

CHICAGO – Kate Messner, award winning author of “The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z,” will appear as one of five featured speakers at an author breakfast presented during the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition. Angelini will discuss female...

Sep 28: ALA-APA call for committee volunteers

CHICAGO — American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) President-elect Julie Todaro is seeking volunteers for appointments to 2016-2017 ALA Allied Professional Association committees. Appointments take effect at the conclusion of the 2016 Annual Conference.

The...

Sep 28: A comprehensive guide to insurance industry information resources

CHICAGO — The insurance industry is among the most highly regulated industries today, and literature on the field is a complex thicket of sources. “The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science...

Sep 25: Libraries Transform: Adult Education and Family Literacy

CHICAGO – As we mark national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, libraries across the country are transforming lives through literacy services for adults and families. The need is great. In the U.S. low literacy is a reality for one in six adults, while one in 10 speaks limited English,...

Sep 25: Webinar: Advocating for Intellectual Freedom: Beyond 'Banned Books Week'

CHICAGO – Join the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) to learn how to continue awareness of intellectual freedom and the harms of censorship all year long, not just during Banned Books Week in September. “Advocating for Intellectual Freedom...

Sep 25: Supervisors of school librarians share advice on Knowledge Quest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians’ Supervisors Section will carve out a corner of Knowledge Quest with monthly blog posts from its members. Posts will be written from the perspective of supervisors advising school...

Sep 25: ACRL releases 'Reviewing the Academic Library'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Reviewing the Academic Library: A Guide to Self-Study and External Review,” edited by Eleanor Mitchell and Peggy Seiden.

Whether...

Sep 24: Senator Cory Booker to speak at 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting President’s Program

CHICAGO — Rising United States Senator Cory Booker — known for being innovative and widely recognized as the accessible and energetic new voice of politics — will join ALA President Sari Feldman as speaker during her President’s Program at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. This program, in...

Sep 22: AASL awarded IMLS grant for causal research

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has been awarded a 2015 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Laura Bush program grants support the recruiting and educating...

Sep 21: Learn how to ‘Weed Smart’ in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn how to make any weeding project a public relations dream. “Weeding Smart” will take place at 1 p.m. Central on Oct. 2.

"Awful Library Books" co-authors...

Sep 21: ACRL seeks nominations for 2016 awards recognizing outstanding achievements in academic librarianship

CHICAGO – Last year, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) celebrated its 75th anniversary of advancing learning and transforming scholarship in the higher education community. A major part of this celebration included honoring the outstanding achievements of...

Sep 21: Longlist for 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced

CHICAGO — Forty books (20 fiction, 20 nonfiction) comprising the longlist for the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction have been selected. The list is now available on the awards’ website. The...

Sep 17: How to become an embedded librarian

CHICAGO — Embedded librarianship is “not one size fits all,” yet many books on the subject treat it in a cold, objective manner that doesn’t adequately communicate how becoming an embedded librarian actually works in the real world.  But in “...

Sep 17: Standards guide for librarians now available as an EPUB

CHICAGO -- “The Critical Component: Standards in the Information Exchange Environment,” edited by NISO Executive Director Todd A. Carpenter, is now available in and e-book bundle. The bundle includes both a PDF file and an EPUB file, one of the many standards covered in the book. "The Critical...

Sep 17: Ignite Session proposals accepted through Oct. 9 for ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees have the chance to inspire and entertain colleagues in the popular five-minute "Ignite" sessions, always standing-room-only and high energy events. Session proposals are accepted now through the end of the day on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Find out more...

Sep 16: A versatile handbook for storytime programs

CHICAGO — Librarians, teachers, parents and caregivers can energize storytimes and curricula with “The Handbook for Storytime Programs,” published by ALA Editions. A companion volume to “...

Sep 16: ALA, FINRA Investor Education Foundation partner on Financial Literacy Research Project

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Research and Statistics (ORS) announced today that it will collaborate with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation on a research project in which ALA will survey U.S. public libraries about...

Sep 15: Booklist again selected by National Reading Group Month, Great Group Reads

CHICAGO — Booklist, the American Library Association’s premier review source for public libraries and schools, has been selected once again to collaborate with the Women’s National Book Association’s October...

Sep 15: Libraries, organizations commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month as part of ‘Latino Americans: 500 Years of History’ project

For inquiries or an interview with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), contact Theola DeBose, NEH's director of communications, at tdebose@neh.gov or 202-606-8255.

CHICAGO — More than 150 libraries, museums and...

Sep 15: PLA now accepting nominations for nine service awards and grants

CHICAGO — Through the generosity of sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering nine awards/grants designed to highlight the best in public library service and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries. Many of the awards include an...

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