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Feb 17: ASCLA seeks proposals for online professional development offerings

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites interested instructors and presenters to submit proposals for online professional development courses and webinars.

Topics for online learning proposals...

Feb 15: American Library Association: President’s budget strips library funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Library Association (ALA) President Roberta Stevens released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s 2012 budget request:

“The president’s budget proposal strips funding away from one of our greatest resources for...

Feb 15: Best-selling author Scott Turow stands up for nation’s libraries

“...let-them-eat-cake-attitude that threatens to destroy a network of public assets” – Scott Turow

CHICAGO -   In the wake of deep library budget cuts taking place in communities across the country, Scott Turow, author of “Presumed Innocent” and its...

Feb 15: Tax season @ your library

CHICAGO – In tough economic times, libraries help people save money in a variety of ways. This year, many libraries across the country are doing just that by working to provide library users not only with the tools to file their taxes, but resources and experts that can help them get the most...

Feb 15: AASL accepts proposals for the Exploratorium at its 15th National Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO – Attendees of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) national conference, held Oct. 27-30 in Minneapolis, will once again get a taste of current programs that are leading the way in school library program development, during one of the conference's most popular events,...

Feb 15: Jason Price receives Coutts Innovation Award

CHICAGO - The Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has declared Dr. Jason Price, acquisitions and collection services manager at The Claremont Colleges, winner of the Coutts Award for Innovation in...

Feb 15: Three ASCLA preconferences offer learning on leadership, consulting and digital collections

CHICAGO—Upcoming preconferences hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans include topics like leadership skills, preservation...

Feb 15: ALCTS webinars for spring

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has a dynamic set of webinars this spring covering institutional repositories, RDA and other timely and important topics.  Join your colleagues in these highly desirable continuing education events.  Sign up now...

Feb 15: Richmond (Calif.) PL wins 2011 Light the Way Grant

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that Richmond (Calif.) Public Library is the recipient of the 2011 Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved Grant. As the winner of the grant, the...

Feb 15: Submit proposals for ACRL 2012 professional development programs

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for half- or full-day preconferences to be held prior to the 2012 ALA Annual Conference held June 22, 2012, in Anaheim, Calif. Submissions will be accepted online at...

Feb 15: Ten librarians win Teen Tech Week™ Mini Grants from YALSA

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the winners of its 10 Teen Tech Week Mini Grants. The grants, funded by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, give each winning...

Feb 15: Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund winner announced

CHICAGO - Madeline Mundt is the 2011 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund."

The Bogle Memorial Fund and the Pratt Institute School of Information and...

Feb 15: U.S. libraries work with teens to safely use, navigate technologies

Texting, gaming, social networking sites areas of focus

  

CHICAGO –   As teens access the Internet through mobile phones, computers and laptops and gaming devices, public and school libraries from coast to coast are hosting...

Feb 15: Ho, Norton and Porter elected to ALA Executive Board

CHICAGO - Dora T. Ho,  Sylvia K. Norton and Michael Porter 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 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 7 to 11 in San Diego. Ho, Norton...

Feb 15: Genealogy, business reference, collaboration and older adults covered at 2011 RUSA preconferences

CHICAGO — There is something for everyone among the four preconferences hosted by various special interest sections of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference.

Librarians and support staff from all...

Feb 14: Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award to Merrill-Oldham

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services is honored to announce that Jan Merrill-Oldham, formerly the Malloy-Rabinowitz preservation librarian at Harvard University Library, is the recipient of the 2011 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Ross...

Feb 14: LBI Cunha/Swartzburg Award to the California Preservation Program

CHICAGO – The California Preservation Program (CPP), in recognition of its outstanding efforts to educate, preserve and protect California’s cultural institutions, is the recipient of the 2011 LBI George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg...

Feb 14: ACRL announces new Immersion Program faculty

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the appointment of four new members of the association’s Information Literacy Immersion Program faculty....

Feb 14: Black Caucus of the American Library Association supports the Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) has announced its support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program with a contribution to the Spectrum Presidential Initiative of $5,000.  

ALA President Roberta Stevens, Immediate Past President Dr. Camila Alire, ALA...

Feb 14: ALSC presents Biddeford (Maine) with 2011 Hayes Award

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the 2011 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the McArthur Public Library and Biddeford (Maine) Intermediate School Literacy Team.

The award, sponsored by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, is...
Feb 14: Spring Web courses from ALCTS

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services announces its spring and summer line-up of Web courses.  These popular courses fill up quickly, so early registration...

Feb 14: Prepare for spring, explore key reference issue in free upcoming Booklist webinars

Booklist’s free webinar series is growing rapidly, attracting crowds of attendees. Booklist 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...

Feb 11: New ALA Editions workshop teaches about Supporting Early Literacy through Language-Rich Library Environments

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ALA Editions announces Supporting Early Literacy through Language-Rich Library Environments ...

Feb 11: Library Instruction Round Table sponsors a 2011 Spectrum Scholarship

CHICAGO - The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced its support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program with a contribution to the Spectrum Presidential Initiative of $6,500.  In recognition of this gift, the ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program...

Feb 11: Registration now open for PLA’s Virtual Spring Symposium

CHICAGO -  The Public Library Association (PLA) will host a Virtual Spring Symposium from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST on March 30. This new online event will offer the premier...

Feb 09: Nominate a title for YALSA’s newest booklist, Readers’ Choice

CHICAGO — YALSA launched its newest booklist this week: Readers’ Choice. Anyone — librarians, educators, parents, teens or teen lit fans — can nominate a title for this list in seven thematic categories through Oct. 31 at www.ala.org/yalsa/...

Feb 09: Celebrate the best teen reading of 2011 with YALSA’s Best of the Best

Celebrate the best teen reading of 2011 with YALSA’s Best of the Best

 

CHICAGO — Librarians, educators, parents, teens and other young adult literature enthusiasts looking for the best teen books and media of 2011 can find them online at YALSA’s new Best of the Best website...

Feb 09: George wins YALSA’s MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) named Katie George the winner of the 2011 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens. The MAE Award provides $500 to the recipient and $500 to the recipient’s library and is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.

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Feb 08: ALTAFF partners with Entertainment® to offer a unique fundraiser to Friends of the Library groups

PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is partnering with Entertainment® Publications, LLC to offer a coupon booklet fundraiser to library Friends groups who are group members of...

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