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Feb 22: Open Folklore Project receives ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Award

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to award the 2010 ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation to the Open Folklore project. Open Folklore is a collaborative project developed by the American Folklore Society (AFS), and the Indiana...

Feb 22: YALSA, World Wrestling Entertainment name WrestleMania® Reading Challenge Finalists

CHICAGOTwenty regional winners in grades 5-12 from across the United States and Canada have won a chance to compete in the WrestleMania® Reading Challenge World Finals in Atlanta, Georgia on April 2, 2011. The WrestleMania Reading Challenge is sponsored by the Young Adult...

Feb 22: Cook named 2011 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

CHICAGO – Douglas Cook, reference and instruction librarian at Shippensburg University Libraries, is the recipient of the 2011 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award...

Feb 22: Applications due March 1 for YALSA's award-winning quarterly journal

CHICAGO — Applications are due March 1 for a Member Editor for YALSA’s quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services, a three-time APEX Award honoree. The deadline for applications is March 1.

The Member Editor will be responsible for the textual and pictorial content of...

Feb 22: Apply by March 1 for 20 summer reading grants from YALSA and Dollar General

CHICAGO — Librarians seeking funding for summer reading programs aimed at teens can apply for one of 20 summer reading grants, each worth $1,000, distributed by YALSA and funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. YALSA encourages innovative proposals that are inclusive of underserved...

Feb 22: ALCTS preconferences at Annual in New Orleans

CHICAGO - Join your colleagues at these valuable preconferences brought to you by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) just before the ALA Annual Conference this summer in New Orleans.  Get the most up-to-date information on RDA.  Find out more about patron-...

Feb 18: Pass it on! Celebrate 2011 Preservation Week April 24-30

CHICAGO – Preservation Week marks its second anniversary April 24-30.

Last year’s Preservation Week was a great success across the country with academic, public and special libraries. Activities included lectures and workshops, as well as two free Preservation Week-sponsored webinars...

Feb 18: ALA JobLIST Placement Center to host Open House during ACRL Conference in Philadelphia

CHICAGO - The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an Open House from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 1 in the Placement Center during the Association of College & Research Libraries’ (ACRL) National Conference in Philadelphia.

Representatives from various academic...

Feb 18: Winner of 2011 Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant announced

CHICAGO – Mary Wilkins Jordan is the winner of the 2011 American Library Association (ALA) Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant for the project entitled “Public Library Stressors: Identification and Elimination.”

The $3,000 grant supports innovative research that could lead to an...

Feb 17: Library, school and community organizations expand collections with Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

CHICAGO – The Pontiac (Mich.) Public Library, the Pontiac (Mich.) Children’s Service and the Luke O’Toole Elementary School in Chicago are recipients of the 2011 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Awarded by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee, the grant program...

Feb 17: Applications for ALTAFF’s Best Friends Awards due April 1

PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the sixth annual Best Friends Awards. Applications are due April 1, 2011.

ALTAFF’s Best Friends Awards...

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...

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