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Jan 27: RUSA’s 2013 Notable Books List announced; outstanding fiction, nonfiction and poetry for adult readers

SEATTLE —The expert readers advisory and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, have selected the winning titles for the 2013 Notable Books List — an annual literary award that identifies...

Jan 27: RUSA’s 2013 Reading List announced: Librarian’s top picks in adrenaline, mystery, romance, sci-fi, women’s fiction and other genres

SEATTLE — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has unveiled its top picks, short lists and read-alikes for the 2013 Reading List, which include titles such as “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, “Bring up the Bodies” by Hilary Mantel, “Firelight by Kristin Callihan and “Caliban’s War” by...

Jan 27: RUSA’s 2013 Listen List highlights audiobooks that provide extraordinary listening experiences

SEATTLE —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA serving expert readers advisory and collection development librarians, has announced its selections for the 2013 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration juried list.

The Listen List highlights...

Jan 27: 'The Aleppo Codex' wins RUSA’s Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature; 3 honor books also selected

SEATTLE — The 2013 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature--an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and sponsored by the Brodart Foundation, has been awarded to “The Aleppo Codex:...

Jan 27: NoveList’s NextReads recognized with RUSA’s Louis Shores Award for excellence in book reviewing

SEATTLE—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the team behind NextReads, an e-newsletter tool for libraries from EBSCO’s NoveList, as the recipients of the 2013 Louis Shores Award for book reviewing.

For the past seven years, the NextReads team has produced over...

Jan 27: 'Dictionary of American Regional English' wins RUSA’s Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference publications

SEATTLE — The winner of the 2013 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work, an annual award presented by the expert reference and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA, is the “Dictionary of American Regional English...

Jan 27: Lavonda Kay Broadnax wins RUSA’s Zora Neale Hurston Award for leadership in promoting African-American literature

SEATTLE — Lavonda Kay Broadnax, digital project coordinator at the Library of Congress, is the 2013 recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award, an annual achievement award presented by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and sponsored by Harper Perennial.

The Zora Neale...

Jan 25: ALA releases e-book license scorecard

Washington, DC – As the e-book environment continues to evolve and libraries are presented with a wide range of licensing conditions by publishers and vendors, it can be challenging for libraries to determine which ebook business models offer the best terms.

To help libraries...

Jan 24: ALA applauds Macmillan Publishers’ entry into library market

SEATTLE – On the eve of its national Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, the American Library Association (ALA) welcomed the announcement from Macmillan Publishers that it will enter the library e...

Jan 22: AASL preconferences empower school librarians as education leaders

CHICAGO – Preconferences offered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) before the American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Annual Conference are designed to empower school librarians as education leaders in their schools. These half-day  workshops will be offered Friday, June 28...

Jan 22: AASL recordings explore transliteracy in the school library program

CHICAGO – During Transliteracy in the School Library Program, the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2012 Fall Forum, school librarians from all over the country met to discuss...

Jan 22: ALSC seeks member content editor for new advocacy website, newsletter

 

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member content editor for its upcoming Advocacy website and accompanying newsletter. The mission of the new site is to educate youth services librarians on...

Jan 22: Healthy living @ your library

 

CHICAGO - With New Year’s resolutions kicking into effect, it is no surprise that this week marks Healthy Weight Week (Jan. 20-26). Healthy Weight Week is a celebration of healthy diet-free living habits focused on the prevention of eating and weight problems. Once learned, these...
Jan 22: Patricia Iannuzzi named 2013 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO —  Patricia Iannuzzi, dean of university libraries at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), is the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, recognizes an outstanding member of...

Jan 22: Choice Reviews Online - CRO3 launches

Middletown, Conn.For almost 50 years, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries has been the premier source of academic book reviews in higher education. A publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library...

Jan 22: Five local libraries honored for offering cutting-edge services

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Today, the American Library Association (ALA) recognized five libraries for offering cutting-edge technologies in library services, honoring programs in Boston, New York, Tucson, Ariz., Orlando, Fla. and Le Roy, N.Y....

Jan 22: ALA President welcomes new Pew report on 'Library Services in the Digital Age'

CHICAGO — Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association (ALA), submitted the following statement regarding the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project report, “Library Services in the Digital Age,” that was released today. The report examines the role of...

Jan 18: Twenty-four public librarians chosen to attend PLA Leadership Academy

CHICAGO – Following review of more than 160 applications, members of the Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Development Committee and PLA President Eva Poole chose 24 exceptional PLA Leadership Fellows to attend the upcoming ...

Jan 18: Applications now available for ACRL Assessment in Action learning community

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is seeking applications from all types of higher education institutions for 75 teams to participate in the first cohort of “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and...

Jan 18: PLA offers sessions with a public library focus at the ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO – At the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, the Public Library Association (PLA) will be hosting several meeting and updates valuable for public library professionals. Some of the highlights include:  

PLA Association Update—10:30-11:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 27, Washington...

Jan 18: Submit your ACRL story video, win free membership

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is looking for videos about what the association means to its members. To enter the contest, submit a video of no more than one-minute in length answering one of the following questions:

  • Tell us a story about...
Jan 18: Hernon and Matthews present reflections on the future of academic and public libraries

CHICAGO — Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. With even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store?  “Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries,” published by...

Jan 18: LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.  Sponsored by LITA and Ex...

Jan 18: Web service APIs and libraries

CHICAGO — Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are software tools that help different programs work together, and “Web Service APIs and Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, shows how to...

Jan 17: Explore video tutorials, pop culture in library instruction, library/ archives collaborations with 2013 ACRL e-learning

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in winter 2013 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the...

Jan 17: A nitty-gritty guide to social media

CHICAGO — The vast array of social media options present a challenge: it’s tough to keep current, let alone formulate a plan for using these tools effectively.

Laura Solomon, a librarian with extensive experience in Web development, design and technology, cuts to the chase with “...

Jan 15: 2013 Notable Books, Reading List, Outstanding Reference Sources and other adult book awards will be unveiled at Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will unveil the winners of its annual adult reading and reference awards on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, including the...

Jan 15: CEUs now available for ASCLA online course 'Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities'

CHICAGO — Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are now available for “Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities,” an online course offered by the Association of...

Jan 15: ALA announces latest American Dream Starts @ your library® grant recipients

CHICAGO — Thanks to a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) will continue funding the American Dream Starts @ your library®, a literacy initiative for adult English language...

Jan 15: Planning and preparing for RDA: popular eCourse returns

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of the facilitated eCourse Planning and Preparing for RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as instructor for...

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