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Jun 14: Meredith Farkas shows how to implement innovative mobile services in new workshop

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CHICAGO - The use of smartphones has exploded in the past year--nearly half of the U.S. Population currently accesses the Internet through a...

Jun 14: Friends of the New Orleans Public Library and ALTAFF to dedicate a Literary Landmark honoring Frances Parkinson Keyes during ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), along with the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library, will dedicate the Beauregard-Keyes House, 111 Chartres St., New Orleans, as a...

Jun 14: S.J. Watson among the featured authors at ALTAFF’s "Mystery and Horror @ your library" 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 “Mystery and Horror @ your library” from 10:30 a.m. to noon CDT on Sunday, June 26 at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans...

Jun 14: Nation’s top school libraries shatter traditional stereotypes

AASL to Showcase Tech-Friendly Libraries at New Orleans Conference, June 27

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA),  will present three of the nation’s leading school library programs...

Jun 14: NEH, ALA award 65 libraries “Let’s Talk About It: The Civil War” reading and discussion program grants

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that 65 public, academic and community college libraries will receive Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War reading and...

Jun 13: Unlimited Priorities® donates furniture to Xavier University of Louisiana Library

LOCALLY PURCHASED ITEMS SUPPORT NEW ORLEANS ECONOMY

Cape Coral, Fla. – Unlimited Priorities Corporation has announced that it will donate the furniture from its exhibit booth at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference to the Library Resource Center of Xavier University...

Jun 13: Kirchner named ACRL visiting program officer

CHICAGO - To support its scholarly communications initiatives, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the 12-month appointment of Joy Kirchner as visiting program officer. Kirchner will play an integral role in supporting one of ACRL's new strategic...

Jun 13: LLAMA President’s Program speaker announced

CHICAGO - Tim Duggan, ASLA, a landscape architect currently developing the Sustainable Landscapes program for the Make it Right Foundation in New Orleans, will present “Community Beyond Housing” at the 2011 LLAMA President’s Program during the ALA Annual Conference. The program will be held from...

Jun 13: "Outstanding Books for the College Bound"

CHICAGO — Connecting teens to books they’ll truly enjoy is the aim of every young adult librarian, and the completely revamped guide “Outstanding Books for the College Bound: Titles and Programs for a New Generation,” published by...

Jun 10: ALCTS board appoints two new editors

CHICAGO - The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has approved the appointment of two new publication editors.  Alice Platt, digital initiatives librarian at Southern New Hampshire University, will be the new editor of the ALCTS...

Jun 10: LLAMA presents lively discussion on strategic PR partnerships between journalists and libraries

CHICAGO - LLAMA Presents “Competing in the Information Marketplace II: Strategic PR partnerships — Journalists and Libraries,” from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. June 25 at the Morial Convention Center Room 383-385.  This program is part of the American Library Association's (ALA) annual conference In New...

Jun 10: ALA Conference program to address e-books’ impact on library services

WASHINGTON – The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) will hold a program addressing the increasing significance of e-books and their impact on libraries during the ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. The program, titled “The Future is Now! E...

Jun 10: Explore the milestones of literacy over a lifetime at Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Literacy and a love of reading begin at birth and last a lifetime — with unique milestones through every stage of life.

The ALA Committee on Literacy will host a panel of experts from across the Association to discuss the integral role of libraries in life-long literacy...

Jun 10: Free webinar: how to prepare a portfolio for the LSSC program

CHICAGO - Many Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) candidates want to prepare portfolios to meet LSSC requirements.  On Tuesday, at 2 p.m. CDT June 14, LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar explaining what the...

Jun 09: ALA Washington Office to host roundtable with NTIA on new digital literacy portal

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office will hold a roundtable discussion about DigitalLiteracy.gov at 12...

Jun 07: Meet the 2011 Emerging Leaders, see their projects at the Friday poster session during ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans

CHICAGO - Attendees of the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans are invited to meet the 2011 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24. The ALA 2011 class of ELs will showcase their final projects at the poster session, which will take...

Jun 07: New Web education offerings from LITA

CHICAGO - LITA is pleased to announce the availability of two new webinars, “Using Scrum to Streamline Web Applications Development and Increase Staff Involvement” and “Roadmap to JPEG2000,” as well as the Web course, “Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs.”

“Using Scrum to...

Jun 07: Barbakoff receives 2011 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is pleased to announce that Audrey Barbakoff, a reference librarian with the Milwaukee (Wis.) Public Library, is the fourth recipient of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship.  The Conable...

Jun 07: EBSCO awards seven scholarships, enables Emerging Leaders to attend Annual

Birmingham, Ala. – In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO awarded seven librarians $1,000 scholarships to attend the ALA Annual Conference June 23-28, 2011 in New Orleans.

The seven scholarship recipients are Megan Hodge, circulation supervisor, Randolph-...

Jun 07: ABC-CLIO grant recipient focuses on collaboration with parents

CHICAGO – The Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL) and its program “TASL and the Texas PTA – A Partnership for Learning” received the 2011 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant. Established in 1986 and sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the grant of up to $1,...

Jun 07: ALTAFF’s ‘How Louisiana Libraries Created New Beginnings’ at ALA Annual Conference to feature Karin Slaughter

PHILADELPHIA –  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will present “How Louisiana Libraries Created New Beginnings,” ALTAFF’s Specialized Outreach Services luncheon featuring Karin Slaughter, from...

Jun 07: ALA releases 2009-10 Annual Report, highlights Camila Alire presidency

CHICAGO – The recently released 2009-10 ALA Annual Report covers the key initiatives of former ALA President Camila Alire under the theme “Libraries: The Heart of All Communities”: Frontline...

Jun 07: Families Step Up to the Plate @ your library

CHICAGO – Promote quality family time at your library this Father’s Day weekend with Step Up to the Plate @ your library.

Step Up to the Plate encourages people of all ages to use the print and electronic resources available at their library to answer a series of trivia questions...

Jun 07: ALA volunteers return to support New Orleans rebuilding efforts
CHICAGO – After five years, more than 220 America Library Association (ALA) volunteers from across the U.S. will once again gather at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for “Libraries Build Communities,” a daylong community service effort from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24, taking...
Jun 07: ALA announces Auditorium Speaker Series lineup

 Featured speakers include Jeff Kinney, Daniel Ellsberg, Jeff Jarvis

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s (ALA) Auditorium Speaker Series welcomes 12 distinguished speakers who are noted for their contributions as authors, journalists...

Jun 07: ALCTS Forum features Ithaka Library Survey 2010: "Insights from U.S. Academic Library Directors"

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services is pleased to feature the recently published Ithaka survey "Library Survey 2010: Insights from U.S. Academic Library Directors," offering a strategic analysis on the state of the library to help library leadership plan...

Jun 07: ALA Committee on Diversity hosts Town Hall Meeting

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s Committee on Diversity will host a Town Hall Meeting on Diversity from 8 a.m. - noon on Friday June 24 in the Morial Convention Center, Room 265 during the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Diversity remains an important issue...

Jun 07: Feminist Task Force celebrates 2011 Amelia Bloomer List

CHICAGO – The Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association will mark 10 years of celebrating the feminist perspective in books intended for young readers from birth to 18 years old at the the 2011 Amelia Bloomer Project Breakfast...

Jun 07: Celebrate award winners, enjoy desserts at ASCLA/COSLA reception

CHICAGO — Networking, sweets and an awards presentation are on the agenda for the ASCLA/COSLA reception at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference. All conference attendees are invited to participate in the celebration.

The event, a conference tradition co-sponsored by...

Jun 07: 2011 PLDS Digital Database now available; features special public library finance survey

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association’s (PLA) Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report Digital Database is now updated with 2011 results. The Report is compiled from surveys submitted by public...

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