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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...

Feb 08: Staying afloat in the academic library job pool

CHICAGO—There has never been a more challenging time to find a position as an academic librarian, especially for those who have recently completed their library education. In “How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool,”...

Feb 08: Super Science @ your library

CHICAGO – Albert Einstein once said, “Science is exploring and exploring is fun.”

It was with this idea that the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh developed “Super Science @ your library” using the Campaign for America’s Libraries' @ your library brand.

Developed for...

Feb 08: Elizabeth Ridler named ASCLA Cathleen Bourdon Service Award recipient

CHICAGO-- Elizabeth Ann Ridler, neighborhood library supervisor at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library and longtime member of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), is the 2011...

Feb 08: Queens Library’s innovative programming for homebound wins ASCLA/KLAS/NOD award

CHICAGO -- The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has selected the Queens Library Mail-A-Book Program with Interactive Programming for the homebound as the winner of the 2011 ASCLA/KLAS/NOD award, sponsored by...

Feb 08: ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference registration opens

CHICAGO - Registration is now open for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2011 Virtual Conference, which will be offered March 31 – April 1 during the...

Feb 08: Apply by April 5 to host “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible”

Traveling exhibit from Folger Shakespeare Library and ALA explores literary and cultural impact of King James Bible

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Endowment for the Humanities (...

Feb 07: Advocacy and the Academic Library: An ACRL conversations series

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Advocacy Committee is sponsoring a conversations series titled “Advocacy and the Academic Library” this winter and spring. This free series features interactive online talks with leading voices in advocating library value. ...

Feb 07: FINRA Foundation and ALA announce $1.4 million in grants to public libraries to support grassroots financial literacy

WASHINGTON The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.4 million in grants to 20 recipients as a part of the Smart investing@...

Feb 04: The art of managing library volunteers

CHICAGO — Volunteers are essential to a successful library program — and at a time when deep budget cuts are the norm, there are many libraries that depend on the help of dedicated volunteers, who do everything from shelving books to covering the phones. Whether these are friends, trustees or...

Feb 01: Tickets now on sale for 2011 Literary Tastes Breakfast featuring best adult reading authors

CHICAGO — All book lovers and adult readers are invited to celebrate the best writing and most outstanding authors of 2011 at the Literary Tastes Breakfast, an Annual Conference tradition hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

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Feb 01: Teen Tech Week™ publicity tools available

CHICAGO – School and public libraries can promote Teen Tech Week™(March 6-12) with online resources offered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Since 2007, Teen Tech Week, sponsored by YALSA, has ensured that teens are...

Feb 01: Encourage teen learning with YALSA’s homework help webinar

CHICAGO — From hungry dogs to alien abductions to corrupted flash drives, the list of excuses for missed homework assignments is never ending. Help your teens get a head start on their homework by hosting a homework help program at your library. Join host Mari Hardacre for a webinar that ...

Feb 01: GLBTRT updates name—changes “Transgendered” to “Transgender”

SAN DIEGO – The new name of an American Library Association round table contains more than a minor grammatical change. It carries wide implications for GLBT communities.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) is now the Gay,...

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