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Sep 08: Popular workshop presents strategies for reaching patrons in their 20s and 30s with great programs

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Building Great...

Sep 08: Harry Potter Alliance turns pop-culture passion into civic engagement at AASL national conference

CHICAGO – Did you know that your school library is not just a school library? Find out how at a special workshop during the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition, where The Harry Potter Alliance will share with attendees how the school library is actually the Hogwarts Room of...

Sep 08: ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2016 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award. This $4,000 award, made possible by an annual gift from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing...

Sep 08: Workshop offers strategies for dealing with difficult patrons

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Dealing with...

Sep 08: EBSCO offers five scholarships to librarians attending 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. The meeting takes place Jan. 8 – 12, 2016, and offers an opportunity for continuing education,...

Sep 08: ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2016 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant. This $3,000 grant, made possible by Baker & Taylor, is designed to encourage reading...

Sep 08: New ALA Recognition Award Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Award for Innovation, and Service to Community and Profession

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announces the Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Award for Innovation, and Service to Community and Profession. 

The DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Professions honors an administrator in a public library who demonstrates...

Sep 08: More Great Websites for Kids selected by ALSC
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more sites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource featuring hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.
 
The newly added sites...
Sep 08: UK copyright for archivists and records managers

CHICAGO — Now in its fifth edition, Tim Padfield’s “Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the...

Sep 04: FTRF and ALA join amicus brief asserting readers’ First Amendment right to be free of NSA’s online surveillance

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and American Library Association (ALA) on Thursday joined with booksellers, international, and research librarians to file an amicus brief defending their ability – and the...

Sep 03: Public libraries to promote free access to federal lands and waters for fourth graders

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is proud to help launch the Every Kid in a Park program, as part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them.

Fourth graders...

Sep 03: ALCTS requesting nominations for 2016 Continuing Resources Awards
CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources. The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS. One...
Sep 03: ALCTS accepting nominations for the 2016 Preservation Awards
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three Preservation Awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest...
Sep 03: Mary Marks wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Mary Marks, in turn, won a free year of AASL membership for herself. Marks’ name was drawn as the August winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. Marks referred Nancy Wadin to...

Sep 03: ALCTS seeking 2016 Innovation Awards nominations
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and/or groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in...
Sep 03: ALCTS 2016 Publication Awards nominations sought
CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library...
Sep 02: Smackdowns, Quizzos and networking at the AASL15 Unconference

CHICAGO – Attendees of the Unconference held during the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition should bring plenty of energy and be prepared to participate and contribute during the participant-driven, organic and dynamic event. The focus of the Unconference, which starts at 9...

Sep 01: AASL names members of standards and guidelines implementation task force

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has named the members of its new task force responsible for developing a plan to support states, school systems and individual schools preparing to implement the association’s new learning standards and program guidelines. Chair Mary...

Sep 01: ALCTS partners with Charleston Conference on data curation event

CHICAGO — An ALCTS preconference to the Charleston Conference focuses on “An Introduction to Library Research Data Management Services.” The preconference takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Registration is now open online. Registration...

Sep 01: Search begins for ALCTS 2016 Professional Recognition Awards nominations
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership...
Sep 01: ALCTS 2016 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 20.
 
The Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement...
Sep 01: Public relations for school libraries made easy

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new member-created resource to help school librarians promote the ways their programs transform teaching and learning. Available on the AASL website...

Sep 01: ASCLA now accepting nominations for its 2016 awards

CHICAGO — The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is now accepting nominations for its 2016 awards, which recognize projects focused on library services to people with disabilities; the advancement of library services for...

Aug 31: AASL launches survey to inform new learning standards and program guidelines

CHICAGO – In preparation for the upcoming review and revision of its learning standards and program guidelines, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched an online survey to assess attitudes and perceptions about the current AASL standards and guidelines documents. Open...

Aug 28: Seeking nominations and submissions for the 2016 RUSA Achievement Awards

CHICAGO — Beginning Sept. 1, 2015, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, is seeking nominations for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by Dec. 4,...

Aug 28: LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Jason Griffey

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring Jason Griffey, from noon – 1 p.m. Central Time on Sept. 16. Griffey will discuss his experience as a successful and innovative leader in...

Aug 27: Breakthrough debut author Sabaa Tahir ready to rock AASL national conference

CHICAGO –  Best-selling debut author Sabaa Tahir will appear as one of five featured speakers at an author breakfast presented during the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition. Tahir will discuss female character development in the...

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