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Apr 19: AASL's Distinguished School Administrators Award recipient “walked her talk” and improved student learning

CHICAGO – Donna Haye, district assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Atlantic City Board of Education, is the 2011 recipient of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Distinguished School Administrators Award. Haye was nominated by school librarian...

Apr 19: School librarian stands against organized challenge, receives AASL Intellectual Freedom Award

CHICAGO – Dee Venuto, school librarian at Rancocas Valley Regional High School, is the 2011 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Intellectual Freedom Award.  Nominated by Hilda Weisburg, Venuto researched the motivations behind the challenges of three books on...

Apr 19: ALSC and PLA to offer Sneak Peek Webinar for upcoming Every Child Ready to Read® toolkit

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CDT on May 4, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and Public Library Association (PLA) will host a free Sneak Peek Webinar for the eagerly anticipated "Every Child Ready to Read...

Apr 19: Carnegie-Whitney Grant 2011 award winners

CHICAGO - The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. ...

Apr 19: Exemplary teacher-school librarian collaboration wins AASL award

CHICAGO – The “Medieval Narrative Project,” planned and presented by the school librarians and freshman/sophomore Social Studies team at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Ill., is the 2011 recipient of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award...

Apr 19: Five choices for ALSC spring online courses

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has lined up five fantastic options for spring online learners. Spanning five to six weeks, these courses are designed for busy professionals or students who want passionate discussion guided by highly regarded instructors. ...

Apr 19: Comedian, actress and author Molly Shannon to keynote Annual Conference Closing General Session

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes Molly Shannon from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 28th as the speaker for the Closing General Session at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Shannon, whose debut children’s book “Tilly the Trickster” will be...

Apr 19: Paula Poundstone and Andy Borowitz among the featured authors at ALTAFF’s “The Laugh’s On Us!”, sponsored by Playaway, 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 “The Laugh’s On Us!” featuring comedian, writer and ALTAFF national spokesperson Paula Poundstone, from 5:30 - 7:30 CDT on Sunday,...

Apr 19: Author Pam Muñoz Ryan stands up for school librarians in op-ed

CHICAGO - Pam Muñoz Ryan, author of such books as "The Dreamer" and a longtime advocate on behalf of school libraries, recently wrote an opinion piece on the value of school...

Apr 19: Director of Wikimedia Foundation to speak at ALA President’s Program

CHICAGO – Sue Gardner will join American Library Association (ALA) President Roberta Stevens at her President’s Program on Sunday June 26, 2011, to speak about one of the most popular Internet sensations of this decade. The program, titled “Wikipedia: Past, Present, and Future,” will be held...

Apr 19: ALA thanks U.S. Rep. Holt for introducing Workforce Investments Through Local Libraries (WILL) Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ-12) has introduced a bill to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) to integrate public libraries into state and local workforce investment boards. 

The bill, the Workforce Investments Through Local Libraries (WILL) Act (H.R. 1616...

Apr 19: Upcoming ACRL e-learning on Web design, successful budgeting, embedded librarianship

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in spring 2011 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website at...

Apr 19: New from ACRL: Using Qualitative Methods in Action Research: How Librarians Can Get to the Why of Data

CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Using Qualitative Methods in Action Research: How Librarians Can Get to the Why of Data,” edited by Douglas...

Apr 19: Pass It On! Celebrate Preservation Week April 24-30

CHICAGO – Preservation Week marks its second anniversary April 24-30. Recognizing the critical role libraries play in preservation, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library...

Apr 18: ALA calls on Congress to restore support to libraries in FY2012 budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. – H.R. 1473, the budget bill that will fund the government through September 2011, includes across-the-board cuts that may deeply affect libraries of all kinds.

The bill, which cleared Congress Thursday night, includes a $28 million cut to the Institute of Museum and...

Apr 18: Drew Brees joins the Celebrity READ campaign

CHICAGO — Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, is the latest star to join the Celebrity READ Campaign. Developed in anticipation of the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans in June, the Drew...

Apr 18: New webinar added for Preservation Week

CHICAGO - Preservation Week (www.ala.org/preservationweek) is pleased to announce the addition of a new webinar.  Registration is now open.  The webinar is free...

Apr 18: YALSA teams with Gareth Hinds to “Picture It @ your library”

CHICAGO — Promote YALSA’s Teen Read Week™ at your library with new products from ALA Graphics, including both...

Apr 18: Celebrating 15 years of children, cultures and books

CHICAGO — “Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books” —the the new slogan celebrating the 15th anniversary of El día de los niños/El día de los libros — adorns a just-released ALA Graphics poster and bookmark. The Many...

Apr 15: YALSA opens registration, mini-grant applications for Teen Read Week™

2011 theme is Picture It @ your library®

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), launched its Teen Read Week 2011 website at www....

Apr 15: Twenty librarians receive YALSA/Dollar General Summer Reading Grants

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the winners of its 20 Summer Reading Program Grants. The grants give each winning library $1,000 to offer inventive summer reading programs. The grants are funded by...

Apr 15: YALSA announces 2011 Teens’ Top Ten nominations

CHICAGO — Nominations for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual Teens’ Top Ten are now available at www.ala.org/teenstopten.

YALSA encourages teens to read the 25 nominees before the national Teens’ Top Ten vote,...

Apr 12: New “Our Authors, Our Advocates” public service announcements available at ilovelibraries.org

PSAs feature best-selling authors Neil Gaiman, Kathy Reichs, Pam Muñoz Ryan and Carmen Agra Deedy

CHICAGO - Four new author public service announcements (PSAs) will be available to library advocates on April 13, through the ALA “Our Authors, Our...

Apr 12: UCLA LIS student Salomon receives RUSA business reference travel award

CHICAGO — Danielle Salomon, graduate student of Library and Information Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and intern at the Crocker Business Library, University of Sothern California, is the 2011 winner of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Business...

Apr 12: Upcoming RUSA online courses cover reference and business reference basics

CHICAGO — Public librarians, academic librarians and library support staff are encouraged to sign up for the next offerings of Business Reference 101 and The Reference Interview, two popular online classes offered by Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the home for reference within...

Apr 12: Ed Rivenburgh, SUNY Geneseo, named ILL librarian of the year

CHICAGO — Ed Rivenburgh, information delivery services (IDS) project director at the State University of New York Geneseo, has been selected  the winner of the 2011 Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award.

The award, administered by the...

Apr 12: Unique online history tool “Digital Harlem” wins award from RUSA

CHICAGO—The 2011 ABC-CLIO Online History Award winning resource is "Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930", assembled by Associate Professor Stephen Robertson,...

Apr 12: ALA Virtual Library Legislative Day allows library advocates to contact Congress from home

PHILADELPHIA – Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day on May 10, when hundreds of library advocates will descend on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staffs. Library advocates who cannot make it...

Apr 12: Preservation Week publicity tools encourage everyone to “Pass It On”

CHICAGO – With Preservation Week just around the corner, the American Library Association (ALA) is offering online resources to help public, academic and school libraries publicize their activities.

The promotional effort for this year’s Preservation Week, held Apr. 24-30, is...

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