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Feb 27: RUSA Reference Services Section names Liane Taylor winner of outstanding service award

CHICAGO —The Reference Services Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winner of the 2015 Service Achievement Award.

The RSS Service Achievement Award consists of a citation that recognizes a...

Feb 27: New ACRL publication: 2013 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2013 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of...

Feb 27: ALA women’s groups celebrate March as National Women’s History Month

CHICAGO — During the entire month of March, the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL), the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Feminist Task Force (FTF) and the...

Feb 27: 3D Systems and YALSA help over 100 libraries and museums to bring 3D printing to their communities

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association, in partnership with 3D Systems, has announced the recipients of the MakerLab Club 3D printer awards. The MakerLab Club (MLC) is a community of U.S. libraries and museums, committed to democratize making and advance 3D digital literacy. One...

Feb 27: New workshop on fair use best practices and guidelines

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Fair Use: Guidelines and Best Practices with attorney and...

Feb 26: AASL offers webinar on iTunes U and the school librarian

CHICAGO – Participants will explore the largest repository of free content in the world through the lens of the school librarian in the newest webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Presented by school librarian and Apple Distinguished Educator Cheryl Boes, “iTunes U...

Feb 26: Ideas, strategies and programs for the innovative library

CHICAGO — Progress for the sake of progress is all too often a drain on precious time and resources. The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future.  Edited by Anthony Molaro...

Feb 26: Gamer geek Eli Neiburger to headline AASL President’s Program

CHICAGO – Self-proclaimed geek, gamer, dork and doofus Eli Neiburger, will headline the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) President’s Program taking place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, as part of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. An engaging and entertaining...

Feb 26: Celebrate National Library Workers Day (#nlwd15)

CHICAGO —  National Library Workers Day (NLWD), is Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  It is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library...

Feb 26: ALA applauds FCC vote to protect open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to assert the strongest possible open Internet protections—banning paid prioritization and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services. The...

Feb 24: HARRASSOWITZ Award to Michael Levine-Clark

CHICAGO — The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Michael Levine-Clark, associate dean for scholarly communication and collections services and professor at the University of Denver, to receive the 2015 HARRASSOWITZ...

Feb 24: First Step Award to Emily Cable

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Emily Cable, serials and e-resource librarian at the Salem Public Library in Salem, Oregon, as the recipient of the 2015 First Step Award—A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS...

Feb 24: LLAMA thought leaders webinar will feature Susan Hildreth

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring Susan Hildreth, from 1 - 2 p.m. Central Time on March 11. This is part in an ongoing series of webinars featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries.

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Feb 24: Program offers advice on salary negotiation

CHICAGO — When assessing a job offer, don’t sit back and hope for the best – step forward to make it your best offer! Join the American Library Association's New Members Roundtable (NMRT) online at noon (EST) on March 3 for "Salary Negotiation: How to make your next offer your best offer...

Feb 24: Abigail Flanigan awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO – Abigail Flanigan, a student in the Masters of Library Science Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has been awarded the 2015 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant.

The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant is given by the Preservation...

Feb 24: 2015 Summer Teen Intern Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2015 Summer Teen Intern grant.

The grant will allow libraries to hire teen interns to assist in the implementation of their summer...

Feb 24: 2015 Summer Reading Resources Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2015 Summer Reading Resources grant.

The grant’s purpose is to help fund a library’s summer reading program by supporting the...

Feb 24: Nick Offerman, actor, author, humorist (and woodworker), 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO – Actor Nick Offerman—best  known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBC's “Parks and Recreation”— promises 2015 Annual Conference attendees plenty of laughter when he appears as an Auditorium Speaker from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. Offerman is also a humorist, woodworker and the...

Feb 24: ALA announces slate of petition Council candidates

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals will be running as petition candidates for positions on the ALA Council:

Karyn Jill Applegate, Rock Hill Public Library, Rock Hill, Missouri.

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, distance services librarian,...

Feb 24: United for Libraries to host webinar on responding to a budget crisis

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present a free webinar on “Responding to a Budget Crisis” from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, March 24.

Learn how to develop a campaign for your...

Feb 24: Tickets available for 2015 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Brian Selznick

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the DC Public Library announced that tickets for the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Brian Selznick are now available.

The lecture, titled "Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in...

Feb 24: AASL introduces the Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries

CHICAGO — In recognition of her service to and influence on the profession, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is proud to announce its newest award, The Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries. The annual award, made possible by the generous support of Jay Toor,...

Feb 23: Hinchliffe wins 2015 ACRL/IS Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

CHICAGO – Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, coordinator for information literacy services and instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section’s (IS) Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. The...

Feb 23: ALA Council commends Ferguson Municipal Public Library

CHICAGO — To acknowledge the actions of the staff of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library of Ferguson, Missouri, the ALA Council has passed a resolution commending the Ferguson Municipal Public Library for serving the community in a time of crisis.

The resolution, which was passed at the...

Feb 23: Garcia-Febo, Jefferson and Marlin elected to ALA Executive Board

CHICAGO — Loida Garcia-Febo, Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. and Mike L. Marlin 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 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 in...

Feb 23: Emery and Stone receive Ingram Coutts Innovation Award

CHICAGO —The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Ingram Coutts Award for Innovation in...

Feb 23: Piercy Award to Myung-Ja Han

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Myung-Ja (MJ) Han, metadata librarian and associate professor of library administration at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), as the recipient of the 2015 Esther J. Piercy Award. The...

Feb 23: Improve your library instruction: Assessment in five minutes

CHICAGO — ALA Editions has brought back the popular workshop How to Improve Your Library Instruction: Assessment in 5 Minutes  with Sarah Steiner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, March 4,...

Feb 21: LLAMA webinar explores implications of microaggressions

CHICAGO — Microaggressions are subtle, denigrating messages delivered to members of marginalized groups, and they can negatively affect an organization's culture. Experiences of microaggressions can lead library staff to feel increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, which may result in their...

Feb 20: Sibley named 2015 Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award winner

CHICAGO — Christina Sibley, distance education librarian at Arizona Western College, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award.

This annual award, sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group and administrated by...

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