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Jul 21: Fall into the new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – There’s something for everyone inside the new ALA Graphics fall catalog, full of fresh products designed to encourage readers of all ages.

More than a dozen new posters and bookmarks make their debut,...

Jul 21: IMLS awards grant to continue ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program

CHICAGO—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to the American Library Association’s Office for Diversity for their project, “Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program: Building Change.”  The Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship...

Jul 20: Freedom to Read Foundation welcomes ruling to overturn ban on selling video games to minors

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), the First Amendment legal defense arm of the American Library Association (ALA), welcomes the U.S. Supreme Court's recent 7-2 decision to overturn a 2005 California law that banned the sale of violent video games to minors.  FTRF joined...

Jul 20: Banned Books Week to feature Virtual Read-out in September

CHICAGO – This year, for the first time, readers from around the world will be able to participate virtually in Banned Books Week, Sept. 24 – Oct.1.  During this year’s celebration of Banned Books Week, readers will be able to proclaim the virtues of their favorite banned books by posting...

Jul 20: Volunteer to serve on an ALA or Council committee for 2012 - 2013

CHICAGO — Maureen Sullivan, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, is encouraging members to volunteer for ALA and Council committees during the 2012-2013 appointment process. Sullivan is chairing both the Committee on Appointments and Committee on Committees.

To...

Jul 19: “Learning Spaces: Cost-effective innovation” LLAMA webinar offered
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Jul 19: Storytellers to share their craft during AASL national conference

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is pleased to announce the lineup for its 5th Storytelling Festival, which will take place at the AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition in Minneapolis this October. Master storytellers Jerry Blue, Dianne de las Casas and...

Jul 19: While supplies last, Connect with your kids @ your library family guides, bookmarks available

CHICAGO - Connect with your kids@ your library, ALA’s new campaign that encourages parents to spend more quality time with their children at their library, is offering the popular family guides and bookmarks to libraries. There is a limited supply available.

The concise, easy to read...

Jul 19: New Members Round Table supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The New Members Round Table (NMRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced its support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program through a gift of $1,000 to the Spectrum Presidential Initiative.  

ALA President Molly Raphael, Immediate Past President Roberta...

Jul 19: Harry Potter @ your library

CHICAGO – Movie posters for the second installment of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” remind fans that “it all ends,” but a visit to the local library might yield some different thoughts.

Libraries are keeping the Harry Potter tradition alive with a variety of programs for...

Jul 19: AASL awards season opens with more than $50,000 in opportunities

CHICAGO– The American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) prestigious awards program will offer more than $50,000 in awards to AASL members in 2012. AASL’s 10 awards recognize excellence and showcase best practices in the school library field in categories that include research,...

Jul 19: ALA Public Programs Office extends “Visions of the Universe” traveling exhibit tour

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced that nine additional public libraries will host “Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery,” a traveling exhibition developed in cooperation with the Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public...

Jul 19: Free upcoming Booklist webinars on book groups, math and science, and top YA titles for fall

CHICAGO - Booklist’s free webinar series continues to attract crowds of attendees as editors host leading practitioners, authors and publishers’ representatives at least once a month on a variety of topics that offer immediate tips, tools, resources and new ideas for collection...

Jul 19: Beauregard-Keyes House designated a Literary Landmark by ALTAFF, in honor of Frances Parkinson Keyes

PHILADELPHIA –  The Beauregard-Keyes House in New Orleans was dedicated a Literary Landmark in honor of Frances Parkinson Keyes by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Frances Parkinson...

Jul 19: Intellectual Freedom Round Table supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced its support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program through a gift of $500 to the Spectrum Presidential Initiative.  

ALA President Molly Raphael, Immediate Past President Roberta...

Jul 18: Pre-registration is now open for PLA 2012

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now offering pre-registration for its upcoming conference, PLA 2012, taking place March 13-17 in Philadelphia.

This special service is designed to help registrants budget their conference costs,...

Jul 18: Free webinar: An introduction to 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 their competencies and be certified by the American Library Association (ALA), will offer an hour-long informational...

Jul 14: Micquel Little receives 2011 RUSA interlibrary loan travel scholarship

CHICAGO — Micquel Little, access services librarian at St. John Fisher College, is the 2011 recipient of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) STARS/Atlas Systems...

Jul 14: PLA Results Boot Camp returns this October to the Nashville Public Library

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to announce that it will be offering a sixth Results Boot Camp this fall from October 18-22 at the Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library.

“Results Are What...

Jul 12: Nominating committee seeks candidates

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for president-elect and no fewer than 50 candidates for the 33 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2012 spring election.

The president-elect will serve a three-year term: as...

Jul 12: AASL National Conference concurrent sessions offer something for everyone

CHICAGO – No matter what stage of their career, attendees of the AASL 15th National Conference and Exhibition will find concurrent sessions to meet their needs!  The conference, taking place Oct. 27-30 in Minneapolis, will feature more than 100 concurrent sessions designed to help attendees...

Jul 12: LLAMA announces new webinars for middle managers

CHICAGO - The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced today a line-up of three new interactive webinars designed to meet the needs of middle managers. Each of the 60-90 minute programs will feature library consultant Dr. Julie Todaro.

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Jul 12: ALA awards 2011 Diversity Research Grants

CHICAGO -- The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity has announced the recipients of the Diversity Research Grants for 2011.

The grants consist of a one-time $2,000 award for original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at the 2012 ALA Annual...

Jul 12: New webinars from LLAMA’s sections
CHICAGO - If you missed any of these excellent programs sponsored by LLAMA’s sections at the Annual Conference in New Orleans, here’s your chance to experience them as live webinars.
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Jul 12: Hall of Famer Cal Ripken named Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month

New print public service announcement available

CHICAGO – This September, baseball Hall of Famer and author Cal Ripken will encourage children to get the most important school supply of all: a library card.

As the Honorary Chair of Library...

Jul 12: CALA launches 2011-2012 theme “Embracing the Changes”

CHICAGO -- The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) inaugurated its 2011-2012 year with the program “Embracing the Changes: Diversity and Global Vision in a Digital Age” at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans.

The program, which launches...

Jul 12: Don't miss early bird registration rates for AASL National Conference

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages members planning to register for the AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition to do so before the Aug. 4 early bird registration deadline. On Aug. 5, registration rates will be raised $50 and, after Sept...

Jul 12: Applications being accepted for 2012 class of ALA Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2012 class of Emerging Leaders.  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the...

Jul 12: Northern California APALA and REFORMA members support Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO — Librarians and library supporters in Northern California came together to raise more than $1,000 for the Spectrum Presidential Initiative through a recent fundraiser and mixer at the Redwood City Public Library.  Organized by Sandy Wee, president of the Asian Pacific American...

Jul 12: Working in the virtual stacks

CHICAGO — Thanks in part to technology, the boundaries of library positions are dissolving. It is no longer practical to discuss the profession in terms of traditional library types, and the relationship between librarians and technology is stronger than ever. In “...

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