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Dec 18: Creating and managing metadata for information resource description

CHICAGO — A primer on information and knowledge organization, with particular reference to digital environments, “Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata,” published by ...

Dec 18: Dr. Jeanne Theoharis to keynote celebration of Dr. King’s enduring legacy

CHICAGO — Jeanne Theoharis, professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, will keynote the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. The celebration will take place...

Dec 18: YALSA announces 2013 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO —  The time has come to Check In @ your library! Registration for Teen Tech Week, the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual celebration of digital literacy and technology via the library is now open at www....

Dec 18: More Great Websites for Kids recommended by ALSC

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more outstanding websites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

The newly added sites...

Dec 18: RUSA to provide expert juror for PROSE Awards judging panel

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will lend its expertise to the PROSE Awards, the American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence, with the appointment of RUSA member...

Dec 18: Nomination deadline for many RUSA awards extended to Jan. 15

CHICAGO —The nomination deadline has been extended to Jan. 15, 2013, for several annual awards offered by the Reference and User Services Association; the new deadline is Jan. 15, 2013 with the exception of the BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel...

Dec 18: ASCLA Awards: Nomination deadline extended to Jan. 31, 2013

CHICAGO — The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has extended the nomination deadline to Jan. 31, 2013 for its 2013 awards, which recognize projects focused on library services to people with disabilities; the advancement of library services for the blind and...

Dec 17: 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 Know-how news literacy project.

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Dec 14: EMIERT accepting nominations for 2013 Distinguished Librarian Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Distinguished Librarian Award.

The EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award recognizes significant accomplishments in multicultural library...

Dec 14: Sweet, Vaccaro Seeger to take part in 75th Caldecott Anniversary Facebook Forums

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is announcing two more 75th Caldecott Facebook Forums. In January, ALSC will host Melissa Sweet, and in February, Laura Vaccaro Seeger will be the guest.

Melissa Sweet will take part in the 75th Caldecott Facebook Forum at...

Dec 13: Silly books to read aloud

CHICAGO — “Silly Books to Read Aloud” is the ultimate guide to choosing fun and funny stories to read with and to children. Acclaimed children’s book authority Rob Reid offers a...

Dec 13: Booklist announces influential 2012 Top of the List selections

CHICAGO —Booklist magazine, the ALA's review journal, has announced its Top of the List winners for 2012. The eight winning titles were chosen from the annual Editors’ Choice selections as the best books and media of 2012, and, as every year, the expert selections influence...

Dec 11: Students post News Know-how projects that helped them distinguish between fact and opinion in 2012 presidential campaign

CHICAGO — First-year projects completed in the News Know-how initiative that helped young people distinguish between fact and opinion in news accounts in print and online during the 2012 presidential election have been posted at www.newsknowhow.org/...

Dec 11: Follow ALA Youth Media Award results live

CHICAGO — Thousands of webcast viewers will join more than 1,300 onsite audience members for the 2013 announcement of the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. Pacific time on Jan. 28. The...

Dec 11: YALSA names 2013 William C. Morris Award finalists

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2013 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2013...

Dec 11: Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver - back by popular demand

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of its popular workshop, Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

RDA...

Dec 11: Ivelisse Maldonado named YALSA’s 2013 Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO — As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in the profession, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) chose Ivelisse Maldonado as its 2012-2013 Spectrum Scholar. She has attended North...

Dec 11: The E-copyright handbook

CHICAGO —Providing library and information professionals with practical guidance to minimize the risk of copyright infringement, “The E-copyright Handbook,” published by Facet...

Dec 11: Holiday feasts @ your library

CHICAGO — The holiday season can be stressful. Adding to the stress is the concern of cooking a large meal that all family and friends, including those with dietary restrictions, can enjoy.

Libraries across the country are offering programs, tools and resources on cooking during the...
Dec 11: Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine dedicated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries in honor of L’Engle

PHILADELPHIA — The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York was dedicated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries on Nov. 29 in honor of Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007).

The author of the children’s literary classic "A Wrinkle in Time" served as the church’s librarian for...

Dec 11: Professional development and school library collections research discussed in new SLR articles

CHICAGO — Two new research articles covering the topics of professional development offerings available to school librarians at state-level conferences and the  instructional role of the school library collection are now available online as part of the American Association of School Librarian’s...

Dec 11: Choice releases 2012 Outstanding Academic Titles lists

Middletown, Conn. Celebrating the best in scholarly publishing, Choice’s annual Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list is widely recognized in the academic community for its sweeping coverage of the most significant scholarly titles published each year. The full Outstanding Academic...

Dec 10: ALA invites applications for 'StoryCorps @ your library'

Participating libraries to receive $2,500 programming stipend, StoryCorps equipment, training

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with StoryCorps, is accepting applications from public libraries and library systems...

Dec 10: Create a digital media space for the teens in your community

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a unique new workshop, Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This two part workshop will take place on Thursdays, Jan. 24 and 31, 2013. Each part will last 60...

Dec 07: Registration opens for 2013 National Día Program Registry

CHICAGO —The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is inviting librarians to register their 2013 El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) programs in the...

Dec 06: Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant call for proposals

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant. The grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to...

Dec 06: Winter 2013 ALSC online courses offer CEUs

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants to sign up for the ...

Dec 04: Winter break @ your library

CHICAGO — Kids, tweens and teens are counting down the days until winter break and looking forward to two weeks without school.  While part of the vacation will be taken up with family celebration, two weeks can lead to a lot of free time. Below are just a few ideas of how libraries are planning...

Dec 04: LITA workshops at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — LITA is offering two full-day workshops, to be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5; Washington State Convention Center,...

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