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Mar 01: Pilette receives Banks-Harris Award

CHICAGO - Roberta Pilette, director of the Preservation Department and chief preservation officer at Yale University Library, is the recipient of the 2011 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award awarded annually by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (...

Feb 28: Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award to Eleanor Cook

CHICAGO — The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Eleanor Cook, associate professor and assistant director for Collections & Technical Services at East Carolina University, Joyner Library, to receive the 2011...

Feb 28: Karen Coyle receives 2011 ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services Outstanding Publication Award recipient for 2011 is Karen Coyle for her "Understanding the Semantic Web: Bibliographic Data and Metadata," published in Library Technology Reports, January 2010, by ALA...

Feb 28: ALCTS webinars free to LIS students and faculty

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that current student members of the American Library Association (ALA) will be able to register for any ALCTS webinar free of charge.  Students who wish to take advantage of this offer...

Feb 25: New resources for celebrating National Bookmobile Day 2011 available

CHICAGO – Materials for National Bookmobile Day 2011 are now available for download at www.ala.org/bookmobiles. These free and customizable resources will help libraries plan festivities for the second annual celebration of National Bookmobile Day...

Feb 25: Reflective teaching and effective learning for library educators

CHICAGO — Whether or not "instruction" appears in their job titles, librarians are often in the position of educating their users, colleagues, and peers to successfully locate and evaluate information. MLIS programs tend to offer less-than-comprehensive preparation in pedagogy and...

Feb 24: Sol M. Hirsch receives 2011 Sullivan Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association is pleased to announce the 2011 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children has been awarded to Sol M. Hirsch, director of the Alachua County Library District in Gainesville, Fla.  The Sullivan Award is...

Feb 24: Celebrate the 8th Annual National Library Workers Day by being a Star

CHICAGO - The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) invites you to celebrate National Library Workers Day (NLWD) on Tuesday, April 12. National Library Workers Day acknowledges the contributions of all library workers, including librarians, support staff and...

Feb 24: Upcoming webinar about the Library Support Staff Certification Program

CHICAGO - At 11 am (CST) Tuesday, March 1 , The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will offer an hour-long webinar on LSSC and how it works. 

The presentation will explain the value of this certification to Library Support Staff (...

Feb 24: American Library Association President Roberta Stevens on proposed collective bargaining legislation

CHICAGO -  As thousands protest proposed collective bargaining legislation in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, American Library Association (ALA) President Roberta Stevens released the following statement in support of those standing up for workers’ rights.

“While governments...

Feb 23: ALSC recognizes three libraries with Bookapalooza

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the 2011 ALSC Grant Administration Committee have announced three winners of the 2011 Bookapalooza program. The winners are the Houston Elementary School in Spartanburg,...

Feb 22: Pat Mora to celebrate Día's 15th anniversary in Tucson, Ariz.

CHICAGO - Award-winning children’s author Pat Mora will join the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, for the national kick-off 15th anniversary celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day),...

Feb 22: Jason Griffey teaches effective use of Gadgets in Your Library in new ALA TechSource Workshop

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop: Gadgets in the Library: A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians with Jason Griffey.

From the iPad to eReaders, gadgets are everywhere. As these personal electronic devices become more and more ubiquitous in everyday...

Feb 22: Kilgour Award recipient named

CHICAGO — The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the 2011 winner of the  Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology.  The award, which is jointly sponsored by OCLC, is...

Feb 22: 2011 National Bookmobile Day Honorary Chair Audrey Niffenegger advocates for America’s bookmobiles

CHICAGO – Audrey Niffenegger, library supporter and acclaimed author of "The Time Traveler’s Wife," "Her Fearful Symmetry" and the illustrated novel "The Night Bookmobile," will lend her voice in support of America’s bookmobiles as 2011 Honorary Chair of  National Bookmobile Day, celebrated on...

Feb 22: Cassandra Kvenild named 2011 Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award winner

CHICAGO – Cassandra Kvenild, assistant librarian in the Reference and Instruction Department at the University of Wyoming Libraries, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award.

This...

Feb 22: Edward Swanson selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)  announces that the late Edward Swanson is the recipient of the 2011 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS).  The award will be presented on Sunday, June 26, at the...

Feb 22: ALA and Poets House partner to showcase “The Language of Conservation”

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is joining with Poets House, a national poetry library and literary center, to promote “The Language of Conservation,” a program designed to deepen awareness of the environment through poetry installations in zoos and...

Feb 22: Piercy Award to Marielle Veve

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Marielle Veve, cataloging and metadata librarian and interim metadata leader at Hodges Library, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., the winner of the 2011 Esther J. Piercy Award.  The award will...

Feb 22: ACRL 2011 joins soap recycling partnership with “Clean the World”

CHICAGO - During the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference taking place in Philadelphia March 30 – April 2, the association has partnered with Clean the World and the Philadelphia Marriott in a social responsibilities recycling program to aid the Cholera outbreak in...

Feb 22: Clinton Kelly to close ACRL 2011

CHICAGO - Bringing the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference to a close on Saturday, April 2 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., is renowned fashion expert and author Clinton Kelly. Dedicated solely to meeting the interests of academic and research librarians, ACRL 2011 (...

Feb 22: ACRL 2011 welcomes Internet pioneer Jaron Lanier

CHICAGO – Jaron Lanier will keynote the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference on Saturday, April 2,  from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in a program titled “The Bipolar Library: How Humanizing and Digitizing Must Both be Advanced.” ACRL 2011 will take place March...

Feb 22: Raj Patel to deliver keynote session at ACRL 2011

CHICAGO – Raj Patel, activist, academic and author, will be the keynote speaker on Thursday, March 31, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference held March 30 – April 2 in Philadelphia. Themed “A Declaration of Interdependence,” ACRL 2011 is the...

Feb 22: Tiffany Shlain to present opening keynote at ACRL 2011

CHICAGO – Award-winning filmmaker, artist, internet pioneer and activist, Tiffany Shlain, will kick off the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL ) conference (March 30 – April 2 in Philadelphia) as the opening  keynote speaker from 4 – 5:45 p.m. on March 30. ACRL 2011, “A...

Feb 22: PLA to offer four preconferences for public library staff at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – On Friday, June 24, at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present four unique preconferences...

Feb 22: Haras, Omidsalar receive ACRL CLS ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award

CHICAGO – Catherine Haras and Teresa Portilla Omidsalar, both of California State University at Los Angeles, have been named the 2011 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award. This...

Feb 22: Applications due March 1 to edit YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking a Member Editor for its open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young...

Feb 22: Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award to Peter McCracken

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Peter McCracken the 2011 recipient of the Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award. This award for distinguished contributions to serials, presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS, consists...

Feb 22: PLA to offer a free Member Update webinar on March 2

CHICAGO - At 1 p.m. CST, March 2, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present a 45-minute, free Member Update webinar to inform and encourage member engagement within the organization and throughout the field of public libraries.

A number of PLA membership benefits offer members...

Feb 22: Learn how to balance your duties in YALSA’s YA Librarian of Many Hats webinar

CHICAGO — Being a YA librarian is a multifaceted job! Today, librarians are challenged in all areas of the library, with responsibilities ranging from budgeting to collection development to working with social issues of teens. Find out how to balance all of these complex duties in YALSA’s...

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