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Feb 28: Lankes receives 2012 award for Best Book in Library Literature

CHICAGO – "The Atlas of New Librarianship" by R. David Lankes has been named the winner of the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature.  The award, which is given annually by the American Library Association, will be presented at the association’s Annual Meeting...

Feb 27: Digital Media and Learning Competition names YALSA a finalist in Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, is a finalist in the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition. YALSA is an official collaborator in the 4th Digital Media and Learning...

Feb 27: Lenore England wins Coutts Award for Innovation

CHICAGO - The Collection Management Section (CMS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has awarded Lenore England, digital resources librarian, University of Maryland University College (UMUC), the Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources...

Feb 27: El día de los niños/El día de los libros publicity tools now available

CHICAGO – As libraries throughout the country continue to expand their collections for diverse communities, thousands will celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), also known as Día, on April 30, 2012. Libraries from coast-to-coast will host celebrations...

Feb 27: Teens look to libraries for tech support

Geek Out @ your library 

 
CHICAGO– As Web-enabled tools such as Facebook, texting and smartphone apps become a staple of teen culture, school and public libraries from coast to coast will throw open their physical and virtual doors to teens and showcase technological...
Feb 27: Booth wins 2012 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO - Char Booth, instruction services manager and e-learning librarian at Claremont Colleges, has been chosen as the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award for her book “Reflective Teaching...

Feb 27: Vossler and Watts receive 2012 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO — Joshua Vossler, information literacy and reference librarian at Coastal Carolina University, and John Watts, instruction and liaison services librarian at Webster University, have been selected to receive the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction...

Feb 27: Applications for ALTAFF/LexisNexis Outstanding Friend Conference Grant due April 15

PHILADELPHIA – LexisNexis, a Silver Friend corporate sponsor of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), has announced it will fund an annual grant that will enable a Friends of the Library member to attend the ALA Annual Conference, which will be held...

Feb 24: Laun receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Mary Ann Laun, dean of library services and library director at the Shatford Library at Pasadena City College, has been chosen to receive the 2012 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (...

Feb 24: Afnan-Manns, Medrano and Mickelsen win ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Sheila Afnan-Manns, faculty librarian at Scottsdale Community College, Kandice Mickelsen, faculty librarian at Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC), and Reyes Medrano, faculty member in the...

Feb 23: 'Why We Love Our Bookmobile' video celebration puts spotlight on mobile outreach

CHICAGO – As libraries gear up to celebrate the third National Bookmobile Day on April 11, they can now share what makes their bookmobile special through the “Why We Love Our Bookmobile” YouTube video celebration.  Through April 11, libraries across the country are invited to submit videos on...

Feb 23: Tabb wins 2012 Patterson Copyright Award

WASHINGTON, D.C.  - Winston Tabb, dean of libraries and museums at Johns Hopkins University is the 2012 recipient of the...

Feb 23: Rob Reid shows how to make kids laugh

CHICAGO — Best-selling children’s author Rob Reid knows a thing or two about getting kids’ attention and holding it. His advice? Cut out the blah-blah-blah and make ‘em laugh! In “What’s Black and White and Reid All Over? Something...

Feb 22: Applications open for 2012 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by FTRF

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has opened applications for the 2012...

Feb 21: Make your mark: Vote in the 2012 ALA election

CHICAGO – The American Library Association is gearing up for its upcoming election.

For the fourth year in a row, the American Library Association is holding its election exclusively online.  

Polls will open at 9 a.m. CDT  on March 19, 2012 for the American Library...

Feb 21: The American Library Association announces 'News Know-how' campaign

CHICAGO—Today the American Library Association (ALA) unveils a new campaign to engage librarians, journalists, news ethicists and students across the country in a news literacy education project. The campaign, “News Know-how,” is supported by the Open Society Foundations.

The two-year...

Feb 21: 'Ask the Advocate' webinar provides opportunity to talk to ALA experts and learn about ALA advocacy resources

CHICAGO – “Ask the Advocate: Find What You Need to Make the Case” will be the topic of a free webinar from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb. 29.

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to advocacy issues at their library, as well as learn what resources are...

Feb 21: Banks, Hudson, and Moorman elected to ALA Executive Board

CHICAGO – Robert (Rob) Banks, Alexia I. Hudson and John A. Moorman have been elected to serve on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board. The new board members were elected by the ALA Council in a vote taken at the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20 to 24 in Dallas. Banks,...

Feb 21: Kansas City, here we come!– JCLC registration opens March 1

CHICAGO—Kansas City, Mo.—“KCMO,” “the City of Fountains,” “the Paris of the Plains”—will soon be the host to the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC).  Housing and registration for the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, Sept. 19-23, 2012, will open on March 1. For complete...

Feb 21: New eCourse will show how to use WebDewey and apply DDC

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Understanding and Applying Dewey Decimal Classification. Expert cataloging instructor Cheryl Tarsala will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated...

Feb 21: Mikel, Pruett chosen to 'win a trip to PLA 2012'

CHICAGO – Two winners have been chosen in the ‘win a trip to PLA 2012’ contests that were recently sponsored by the Public Library Association (PLA). Winners will receive free registration to the PLA 2012 Conference, March 13-17 in Pennsylvania, four...

Feb 21: New workshop will show how to provide great customer service in the library

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service with Laurie Brown.

Drawing on 20 years’ experience as a trainer and coach, Laurie Brown will show you how to...

Feb 21: New Earth-Week workshop shows how to Green Your Library

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Greening Your Library: Save Money and the Environment with Kathryn Miller. This workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT/12:30 p.m....

Feb 21: AASL releases updated position statement on flexible scheduling

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released an updated position statement on flexible scheduling.  The statement can be viewed on the AASL website at www.ala.org/aasl/positionstatements.

The...

Feb 21: David Weinberger, groundbreaking Internet philosopher and Cluetrain co-author, at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Celebrated Internet philosopher and co-author of "The Cluetrain Manifesto" David Weinberger is the newest addition to the high-profile Auditorium Speaker Series at 2012 ALA Annual Conference. He will appear from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23 in the Convention Center.

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Feb 21: ALSC names 2012 Notable Children’s Recordings

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2012 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...

Feb 21: Tours at PLA 2012 help attendees explore Philadelphia

CHICAGO – Attendees at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2012 Conference, March 13-17, Philadelphia, should plan on building some time for exploration into their schedules. More than 10 tours  at PLA 2012 will take participants around Philadelphia—to...

Feb 21: Booklist adds popular backlist-focused blog Shelf Renewal to growing list

CHICAGO - The highly regarded blog Shelf Renewal, dedicated to readers’ advisory focusing on backlist titles, has joined the Booklist family of blogs.

The idea of the blog...

Feb 21: A special report on privatizing libraries

CHICAGO — “Privatizing Libraries,” a timely Special Report published by ALA Editions, provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the "privatization" of public libraries. Authors Jane...

Feb 21: Jane Greenberg selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Jane Greenberg is the recipient of the 2012 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management  Section (CaMMS).  The Mann Citation will be presented at the ALCTS Awards...

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