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Sep 13: New ALCTS Award honors Jan Merrill-Oldham

CHICAGO - The Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is very pleased to announce a new award in honor of the career and influence of Jan Merrill-Oldham, distinguished leader, author and mentor in the field of...

Sep 13: North Carolina celebrates Library Card Sign-up Month with indie musician Beaux Foy

CHICAGO – This month, the State Library of North Carolina reminds residents not only that a library card is the smartest card but that having one totally rocks.

The state library kicked off its sixth annual Library Card sign-up Month campaign this month, featuring Beaux Foy from the...

Sep 13: Search for ALCTS 2012 Professional Recognition Awards nominations

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership...

Sep 13: Card your library users this September

Atyourlibrary.org is looking for photos of library fans showing off their “smartest card”

CHICAGO – Whether you’re getting your first library card or just renewing your account, there is something exciting about a new library card. During the month of September,...

Sep 13: ALCTS seeking 2012 Continuing Resources Awards candidates

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources.  The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS. ...

Sep 13: Deadline extended for call for proposals for 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

CHICAGO - The Steering Committee of the 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) has extended the open call for program proposals for the conference scheduled for Sept. 19-23, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.   Proposals must be submitted by Oct. 1, 2011. 

The Joint Conference of...

Sep 13: The Library Support Staff Certification Program offers project for LTA program partners

CHICAGO - The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) announced today that it invites colleges that offer Library Technical Assistant (LTA) degrees or certificates to participate in a project that may allow their...

Sep 13: More selections added to ALSC’s Great Web Sites for Kids

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more informative and engaging websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (...

Sep 13: ALCTS 2012 Preservation Awards nominations sought

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents two Preservation Awards to honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work,...

Sep 13: Become a Friend in time for National Friends of Libraries Week

CHICAGO - Where would libraries be without Friends? These dedicated volunteers advocate for libraries, raise much needed funds, sponsor programs and special events and host popular used book sales, among other activities. Your chance to honor them is fast approaching, with the sixth annual...

Sep 13: ALCTS 2012 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

The Ross Atkinson...

Sep 13: Bookmobile and outreach conference celebrates and advances essential library services

CHICAGO – Outreach librarians and bookmobile professionals will come together Oct. 13-15, 2011 in Cleveland for the 2011 Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) Annual Conference.  

This year’s conference returns to Ohio, site of the first national bookmobile conference...

Sep 13: ACRL seeks nominations for 2012 awards

CHICAGO - For more than three-quarters of a century, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has been committed to celebrating the achievements of academic and research librarians through the presentation of awards, grants and fellowships. With almost $35,000 donated...

Sep 13: Applications for ALTAFF Trustee awards due Dec. 30

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation and the ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Grant. Applications for both awards are...

Sep 13: LITA National Forum: Rich content, great networking

CHICAGO -  There is still time to register for 2011 LITA National Forum.  Held Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in  St. Louis, the Forum offers nearly three days of content-rich programming for library technologists, along with the networking opportunities of a smaller conference. Attendees will have the...

Sep 13: AASL launches new Knowledge Quest website

CHICAGO - Knowledge Quest, the journal of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), now has an all new website at www.ala.org/aasl/knowledgequest. Coinciding with the newly released September/October 2011 issue on “...

Sep 13: Dec. 1 deadline for ALCTS 2012 Publication Awards nominations

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of...

Sep 12: Nominations sought for prestigious research award

CHICAGO - Nominations are invited for the 2011 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC, Inc. and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).  The deadline for...

Sep 12: ALTAFF’s Book Club Choices now available online

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has made its collection of Book Club Choices available to the public on its website, www.ala.org/altaff...

Sep 12: Carnegie-Whitney awards up to $5,000

CHICAGO - The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Projects...

Sep 12: PLA awards $1,000 scholarship to Florida young adult librarian to attend REFORMA Conference

CHICAGO — Congratulations to Loanis Menendez-Cuesta, reference and young adult librarian of Delray Beach (Fla.) Public Library. She is the recipient of the Public Library Association (PLA) fellowship to attend the 2011 REFORMA National Conference – Elevating Latino Library Services to a Higher...

Sep 12: Libraries urged to participate in national study of Internet use and funding

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is encouraging public libraries to participate in the 2011-2012 Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study online survey.

The survey provides an important opportunity for libraries...

Sep 12: ALCTS seeking 2012 innovation awards nominations

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in...

Sep 12: Developing mobile apps for your library the easy way

CHICAGO — Library users increasingly expect access to their libraries anywhere, anytime. “Going Mobile: Developing Apps for Your Library Using Basic HTML Programming,” a Special Report published by...

Sep 09: Housing and registration for the PLA 2012 Conference are now open

CHICAGO — Housing and registration for the Public Library Association’s 2012 Conference, March 13-17 in Philadelphia, are now open. For complete details, visit www.placonference.org. You do not need to be registered to reserve housing through PLA’s...

Sep 09: Applications now available for nine PLA awards

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications for the 2012 PLA Awards. Nominate your colleague or library through Dec. 1, 2011.

This year, through the generosity of sponsors, PLA is offering nine awards/grants designed to highlight the best in public library...

Sep 09: TLA establishes annual named Spectrum Scholarship in support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The Texas Library Association (TLA) continues its commitment to diversity in the library profession by announcing its support of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship Program and this year’s special Spectrum Presidential Initiative.  Beginning in 2012, TLA...

Sep 09: Vote by Sept. 16 for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), invites all teens to get out the vote for the Teens’ Top Ten. Teens can vote for their favorite books from the last year in the annual poll at...

Sep 09: Free webinar: How to prepare a portfolio for 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 receive certification from the American Library Association (...

Sep 08: Registration ends Sept. 16 for Teen Read Week™

CHICAGO — Registration for Teen Read Week™, the annual literacy event from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), will close on Sept. 16 at www.ala.org/teenread. Registrants will receive:

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