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Feb 19: Khaled Hosseini, author of 'The Kite Runner,' to speak at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — One hot new title that people will be reading, recommending and talking about this season is Khaled Hosseini’s "And the Mountains Echoed," his first new novel in more than six years. Attendees at ALA Annual Conference will have a chance to hear this bestselling author on Saturday, June...

Feb 19: Hiring, training and supervising library shelvers

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular three-part workshop, Hiring, Training, and Supervising Shelvers with Patricia Tunstall.

Shelvers are crucial to library operations. They play a major...

Feb 19: Paula Poundstone to headline “The Laugh’s On Us Sponsored by SAGE”

PHILADELPHIA - United for Libraries will host “The Laugh’s On Us" sponsored by SAGE,” featuring author and standup comedian Paula Poundstone, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Poundstone ("There’s Nothing in this Book That I Meant to Say...

Feb 19: Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award to Barbara Tillett

CHICAGO —Dr. Barbara Tillett, recently retired chief of the Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress, is awarded the 2013 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award given by The Association of Library...

Feb 19: Judy Kuhagen Mann Citation recipient

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Judith A. Kuhagen is the recipient of the 2013 Margaret Mann Citation presented by...

Feb 19: First Step Award to Jennifer Castaldo

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Jennifer Castaldo, electronic resources manager/distance education librarian at the Johns Hopkins University, is the recipient of the 2013...

Feb 19: Randy Silverman receives Banks/Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO - Randy Silverman, preservation librarian at the University of Utah, is the recipient of the 2013 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award, given annually by the Association for Library Collections &...

Feb 19: Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) program and nine state partners offer Enrollment Assistance Awards

CHICAGO - The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program, in cooperation with nine state-level library organizations, will be offering Enrollment Assistance Awards (EAAs) this spring to library support staff...

Feb 19: Fountain named 2013 Marta Lange/CQ Press Award winner

CHICAGO – Kathi Carlisle Fountain, head of collection development at the Washington State University - Vancouver Library, has been awarded the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/CQ Press Award. The award...

Feb 19: ACRL/LLAMA Presidents’ Program at 2013 ALA Annual, leadership moment contest

CHICAGO – Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) for their joint Presidents’ Program at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Titled “Standing on Marbles: Ensuring Steady Leadership in Unsteady Times,” the...

Feb 19: ACRL 2013 early bird registration deadline Feb. 22

CHICAGO – The early bird registration deadline for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) ACRL 2013  conference is Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Take advantage of discounted registration fees to save $70 or more off advance and on-site...

Feb 19: Preconference workshops at AASL national conference help school library professionals rise to the challenge

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition promises to help school library professionals rise to the challenges of their careers with its offering of hands-on, full-day preconference workshops. The conference, “Rising to the Challenge...

Feb 19: ALA, NEH, USIP seek applications for 'Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys' and 'Public Education for Peacebuilding Support'

 

Eligible libraries can receive up to $6,500 in program funds

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced an additional funding opportunity for libraries...

Feb 15: Enjoy Chicago architectural icon at CCF fundraiser during ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Tickets are now available for attendees of the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago to spend an evening exploring the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Robie House while toasting the 10th anniversary of the ALA Cultural Communities Fund (CCF). This unique...

Feb 15: Technology program models for young audiences presented in two ProgrammingLibrarian.org webinars

CHICAGO – The American Library Association Public Programs Office and ProgrammingLibrarian.organnounced two upcoming webinars that will present innovative, effective ways to engage young audiences with technology programs. These webinars are...

Feb 14: Registration open: 39th annual National Library Legislative Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Library supporters are encouraged to support federal funding for our nation’s libraries by registering for the American Library Association’s 39th annual National Library Legislative Day, an advocacy event that...

Feb 14: FCC chairman addresses ALA conference, role of libraries in digital literacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski joined more than 10,000 librarians and library advocates at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle January 25-29. Chairman Genachowski’s...

Feb 12: ALSC offers publicity tools to promote El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

CHICAGO — On April 30, families, children and communities will celebrate our nation’s rich cultural tapestry during El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day).  Also known as Día, libraries across the country will host multicultural celebrations that include family...

Feb 12: First Report on “BTOP and U.S. Public Libraries” Shares Community Impacts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy released the first national report detailing U.S. library engagement with the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The preliminary report...

Feb 12: AASL opens online registration for its 16th National Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO - Online registration and housing are now open for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed “Rising to the Challenge,” will be held Nov. 14-17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn., and is the only national conference...

Feb 12: Congressman John Lewis to speak at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Attendees at ALA Annual Conference on Saturday, June 29 when Congressman John Lewis appears as an Auditorium Speaker, will have a chance to discover how he plans to reach a new generation of Americans with the story of his legendary role as...

Feb 12: AASL webinar invites participants to join the Common Core conversation

CHICAGO —  In a new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), presenter Kristina Holzweiss will introduce participants to professional social networking using Edmodo and illustrate its use in establishing nationwide connections relating to the Common Core State Standards...

Feb 12: Longlist for 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced

CHICAGO - Fifty books comprising the “longlist” for consideration for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction have been selected from the most recent...

Feb 12: Citizens-Save-Libraries grant application deadline extended to April 15

PHILADELPHIA — Applications for the Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries, made possible by a grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation, are due April 15, 2013.

The 20 grants will support advocacy at the local level for libraries with troubled...

Feb 12: Learn to deliver effective, engaging arts education programs for older adults at ALA Annual 2013 Preconference Workshop

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with Lifetime Arts, Inc., will present a day-long preconference workshop based on the Creative Aging Libraries Project during the ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago.

80 is...

Feb 12: Burke County Public Library receives 2013 Light the Way Grant

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the Library Services to Special Population Children and their Caregivers Committee are announcing that Burke County Public Library...

Feb 12: Cynthia K. Richey named 2013 ALSC Distinguished Service Award recipient

CHICAGO  - Cynthia K. Richey was named the 2013 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award, honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC.

She began her...

Feb 12: A LITA guide to selecting and implementing cloud-based services for libraries

CHICAGO — Based on his first-hand experiences migrating the IT infrastructure of Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Erik T. Mitchell’s “Cloud-Based Services for Your Library: A LITA Guide,” published by...

Feb 12: YALSA launches Website to promote teen summer reading

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is launching the 2013 Teen Summer Reading Programs website. As the hub for summer reading and summer learning, the website offers a place to go to exchange information and ideas to help them implement programs for and with...

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