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Jun 21: American Libraries offers free copies of "Reading with the Stars"

CHICAGO - American Libraries is giving away free copies of “Reading with the Stars: A Celebration of Books and Libraries,” a new book published by Skyhorse Publishing and ...

Jun 21: ALA receives grant from Fetzer Institute to support public discussions of community, civility and compassion

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Fetzer Institute announced their collaboration on Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion, a multi-format discussion program for public audiences. By...

Jun 21: New 'Our Authors, Our Advocates' public service announcements available at ILoveLibraries.org

PSAs feature best-selling authors Judy Blume, David Baldacci and Mo Willems

CHICAGO – Three new author public service announcements (PSAs) will be available to library advocates on June 24, through the American Library Association’s (ALA) “Our Authors, Our Advocates” initiative. The new...

Jun 21: Add some harmonies to your fundraising melody at ALA in New Orleans

CHICAGO - This year’s LLAMA-FRFDS’s Fund Fare is all about about Making Beautiful Music Together!: 360 Degree Fundraising.

The event will be held 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 27, 10:30 a.m. — noon in Room 277 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

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Jun 21: Two tech-savvy school librarians recognized for building lifelong learners

CHICAGO – School librarians Glovis South and Stephanie Rosalia are the recipients of the 2011 American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Information Technology Pathfinder Award. Sponsored by Follett Software Company, the $1,500 award recognizes and honors two school librarians – one...

Jun 21: Hall named 2011 Marshall Cavendish Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has named Brenda Marie Hall of Orland Park, Ill., the recipient of the 2011 Marshall Cavendish Scholarship.

The Marshall Cavendish Scholarship was established by a donation from the Marshall Cavendish Corporation in Tarrytown, N.Y.,...

Jun 21: ALA launches new resource to address privatization issue

CHICAGO – ALA has created a new publication addressing the privatization issue. “Keeping Public Libraries Public: A Checklist for Libraries Considering Privatization of Public Libraries,” was created in response to the increasing number of libraries faced with the threat of privatization in...

Jun 21: Many Voices, One Nation 2011 moves to Saturday, features Flaherty, Morales and Soetero-Ng

CHICAGO — Jordan Flaherty, Yuyi Morales, Maya Soetoro-Ng and members of the New Orleans Neighborhood Story Project will participate in Many Voices, One Nation: New Orleans, during the 2011 ALA Annual Conference.  This year’s Many Voices, One Nation will move to Saturday from noon - 1:30 p.m....

Jun 21: School and public librarians recognize excellence in University Press books

CHICAGO – The 21st edition of "University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries" is now available online at www.aaupnet.org/librarybooks. The university press bibliography is the product of a longstanding and...

Jun 21: Booklist Online “Corner Shelf” e-newsletter marks partnership with Baker & Taylor

CHICAGO - Booklist Online and Baker & Taylor are teaming up this month to launch the newest Booklist Online e-newsletter, “Corner Shelf.” With the tagline, “Where Readers’ Advisory Meets Collection Development,” the free bimonthly newsletter will address trends, ideas and...

Jun 21: 2011 ALA Scholarship recipients announced

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship Program is announcing the scholarship recipients for 2011-2012.  Recipients were selected for the following categories: General, Support Staff, Specialty or Practice area, in children’s services, new media and federal librarianship...

Jun 21: New from ACRL: "Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators"

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and...

Jun 21: New library study: demand up for technology, budget cuts limit access

CHICAGO - A new national report shows that U.S. public libraries continue to expand as technology centers for communities, providing essential resources for job-seekers and support for critical e-government services. In addition, as the demand for e-books increases, libraries are the starting...

Jun 21: Libraries vital in FCC’s efforts to build out broadband to native nations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) submitted a filing (PDF) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday in response to...

Jun 20: PR Xchange offers inspiring public relations ideas

CHICAGO - Would you like to start or add to your idea file of interesting, eye-catching, beautiful bookmarks, brochures, fliers, posters, magnets and other materials to promote library services and resources?  This is your chance to collect samples of promotional materials, to network with...

Jun 20: More Great Web Sites for Kids from ALSC

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of...

Jun 20: Upcoming ACRL e-Learning on winning library grants, classroom assessment and digital learning materials

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in summer 2011 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website at...

Jun 20: ALA Conference Store at Annual Conference, New Orleans

CHICAGO - Find the ALA Conference Store at Booth # 2531 on the main aisle near the center of the exhibition hall, across from the Membership Pavilion - an ideal location for easy access and convenient browsing. With plenty of new and best-selling items available, you’ll want to make sure to...

Jun 20: ALA outlines library priorities for reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Library Association (ALA) submitted comments (PDF) to the leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions...

Jun 20: Future of libraries ‘confronted’ in new ALA Office for Information Technology Policy report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy’s (OITP) latest policy brief breaks down the formidable challenges in store for libraries during the next few decades. The brief,...

Jun 17: Descriptions of 2011 "Cutting-edge Services" released by OITP’s America’s Libraries for the 21st Century Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and its Program on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century (AL21C) Subcommittee have released detailed...

Jun 17: YALSA launches Network for Research on Libraries and Teens

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, launched its online Network for Research on Libraries and Teens at http://yaresearch.ning.com . The resource is freely accessible to any...

Jun 17: Michael Gorman recounts his library life in new memoir

CHICAGO — From his earliest reading memories in wartime Britain through five decades of librarianship, eminent librarian and former ALA President Michael Gorman offers insights from his extraordinary career in “Broken Pieces: A Library...

Jun 17: Stephanie Laurens among the featured authors at ALTAFF’s "Isn’t it Romantic?" event at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Isn’t it Romantic?” from 8 to 10 a.m. CDT on Monday, June 27 at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

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Jun 17: 2011 Spectrum Scholarship winners announced

CHICAGO - This year, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity is awarding a new round of more than 50 Spectrum Scholarships.

The Spectrum Scholarship Program provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and...

Jun 14: Another year of programs for teens

CHICAGO — In this sequel to the book that "takes teen services to a new level" (Adolescence), YA experts Amy J. Alessio and Kimberly A. Patton present entirely new content while building on the successful formula they...

Jun 14: ALA announces “Discover Earth,” an interactive traveling exhibition opportunity for public libraries

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with the National Center for Interactive Learning at Space Science Institute, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the National Girls Collaborative Project, announces a new traveling exhibition opportunity...

Jun 14: Streaming live @ your library®

CHICAGO – When residents of Groton, Conn., want to know what’s happening at their library, all they have to do is tune in to find out.

Since 2002, the Groton Public Library has used the @ your library® brand as the title for its monthly library talk show. 

“The show was born...

Jun 14: Ellsberg film screening and speaker series focuses attention on war, secrecy and information

CHICAGO — Two programs at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference will focus attendees’ attention on current events by highlighting an important moment in the nation’s history—Daniel Ellsberg and the release of the Pentagon Papers.  In the current context of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, Ellsberg and the...

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