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Nov 30: The newly expanded PLA Gift Shop is now open online
CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is announcing the opening of the updated PLA Gift Shop online. An assorted array of affordable new products and designs celebrate books, public libraries and PLA, the largest national association...
Nov 30: Gear up for summer reading with YALSA’s December webinar

CHICAGO — The days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are dropping, but you’ve got summer reading on your mind —summer reading programs, that is. Librarians looking for guidance as they begin their annual summer reading program planning process won’t want to miss YALSA’s Dec. 16 webinar,...

Nov 30: YALSA seeks member editor for research journal

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 Adults...

Nov 30: A tutorial for marketing academic libraries

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, is making available “Marketing Academic Libraries eCourse.” Adapted from the bestselling ALA Editions book by...

Nov 29: Connect with EMIERT at Midwinter
CHICAGO – The Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table of the American Library Association (EMIERT) will be hosting a Membership Tea during the ALA 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.
Held from 4 - 5:30...
Nov 29: Certified Public Library Administrator Program celebrates graduates’ success

CHICAGO - The Certified Public Library Administrator Program congratulates those who have completed the program. 

The success of the 36 librarians who have completed the required seven managerial courses give credence to the competencies public library managers need to be effective. ...

Nov 29: COA announces accreditation action

CHICAGO —The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation action taken at the 2010 COA Fall Meeting in Chicago.

Conditional accreditation status was granted to the Master of Library and Information Science program offered by Valdosta...

Nov 23: Idaho Commission for Libraries launches “online @ your library”

CHICAGO- Earlier this month, the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICFL) launched the “online @ your library” program, using the Campaign for America’s Libraries’ @ your library brand. The program’s goal is to provide free broadband access to...

Nov 23: Nomination deadline approaching for 2011 reference and user services achievement awards

CHICAGO—The Dec. 15 nomination deadline is quickly approaching for the 2011 achievement awards and conference travel grants offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

RUSA, which represents librarians and information service...
Nov 23: Dec. 15 deadline for ASCLA 2011 service, leadership and achievement awards

CHICAGO—All nominations for the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’ (ASCLA) Leadership and Professional Achievement Award, the Exceptional Service Award, the Cathleen Bourdon Service Award, the ASCLA/KLAS/NOD Award and the Francis Joseph Campbell Medal for 2011 must be...

Nov 23: Nominations sought for Equality Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking nominations for the 2011 Equality Award. This annual award, consisting of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement, is given to an individual or group for an outstanding contribution toward promoting equality in the library...

Nov 23: Abate appointed new editor of ASCLA member e-newsletter

CHICAGO—Interface, the e-newsletter of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), welcomes Anne Abate, owner of Library Discount Network and a longtime ASCLA member, to the helm as editor.

Interface, which is distributed quarterly to members of ASCLA,...
Nov 23: NMRT announces 2011 Emerging Leader recipient
CHICAGO - NMRT is pleased to sponsor Megan Hodge for the 2011 Emerging Leaders program.  The sponsorship consists of $1,000 toward the costs of attending the 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego and the 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans.
 
Megan earned her Master of...
Nov 23: Nancy Pearl headlines PLA webinar this December
CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Dec. 13, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Nancy Pearl Presents: Books That Make Great Gifts.”
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Nov 23: Applications for ALTAFF Trustee awards due Dec. 15

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation and the ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Grant. Applications for both awards are due Dec....

Nov 23: YALSA sponsors Delatte, Marker as 2011 Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) chose two members for the 2011 ALA Emerging Leaders program: Monique Delatte, acquisitions librarian at Fullerton College and adjunct librarian at Rio Hondo College library, both in California, and Samantha Marker, young adult...

Nov 23: Last week for advance registration for Midwinter

CHICAGO - Advance registration with savings for the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting closes on...

Nov 23: LIS Faculty and Practitioners Surviving and Thriving Together discussion to be held at Midwinter
CHICAGO - The American Library Association Committee on Education (ALA-COE) and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) are co-sponsoring  a Library Education Discussion Group entitled:  “LIS Faculty and Practitioners Surviving and Thriving Together” to be...
Nov 23: Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

CHICAGO - ALA is seeking nominations for the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.   The award honors an individual for contributing significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching and/or writing. 

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Nov 23: Nominations sought for Sullivan Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking nominations for the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children. The award honors an individual who has shown exceptional understanding and support for library service to children while having...

Nov 22: Follow ALA Youth Media Award results live

Join thousands as ALA, ALSC and YALSA unveil the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature and media

 
CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will provide a free live webcast of its Youth Media...
Nov 22: ALA Office for Diversity selects field recruiters for Discovering Librarianship

The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity and Spectrum Scholarship Program are pleased to announce the early career librarians selected to serve as field recruiters for the Discovering Librarianship project -- a recruitment initiative focused on introducing ethnically...

Nov 22: 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant

Applications sought for 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO - It's STILL NOT TOO LATE!!! Members of ALA's New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a grant, sponsored by 3M Library Systems, which will cover expenses to attend the ALA Annual...

Nov 18: ACRL 2011 program now available

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the availability of the program for ACRL 2011, “A Declaration of Interdependence,” to be held March 30 – April 2, 2011, in Philadelphia.

ACRL 2011 will feature more than 300 peer-reviewed presentations on...

Nov 18: ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels highlights importance of libraries, warns against cutbacks in CBN interview
CHICAGO – In a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, American Library Association (ALA) Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels explained the current state of America’s libraries and the financial difficulties they face. The segment, which aired on Nov. 11, can be viewed on...
Nov 16: ALA JobLIST Placement Center to host Open House during Midwinter Meeting in San Diego

CHICAGO - As part of its continuing efforts to help job seekers retool their skills and prepare for job searches, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an Open House from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 in the Placement Center during the American Library Association’s Midwinter...

Nov 16: Neil Gaiman latest big-name author to join the ALA Midwinter roster

CHICAGO— From the Youth Media Awards, the RUSA Book Awards and the “Spotlight on Adult Literature” to Neil Gaiman, Armistead Maupin, Richard Rhodes, Kathy Reichs and Ted Danson, the ALA Midwinter Meeting promises a rich feast for attendees who enjoy hearing from and interacting with authors....

Nov 16: Tweeting, posting, friending and other social media for libraries

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the publication of “Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian's Guide,” by Laura Solomon.

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Nov 16: ALA JobLIST Placement Center to provide free career counseling during ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego

CHICAGO - The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will provide free career counseling sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, 2011 in the Placement Center during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in San Diego (#alamw11).

As part of its efforts to help job seekers retool...

Nov 16: An online course for sharpening supervisory skills

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, is making available “Library Supervision eCourse.” Adapted from Joan Giesecke and Beth McNeil’s bestselling...

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