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Sep 13: EBSCO offers five scholarships to librarians attending 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The meeting, which takes place Jan. 7-11, 2011, offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with...

Sep 13: American Library Association Quran Read Out grabs the attention of local media

CHICAGO –   On Sept. 11, 2010, the American Library Association (ALA) and guests from Chicago Islamic organizations participated in a Quran Read Out. The reading event was in response to a Florida pastor’s threat to burn the Quran on the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  ...

Sep 13: Booklist chosen again as partner for National Reading Group Month

CHICAGO—Booklist, the American Library Association’s review source, is proud to have been selected again as a partner for the Women’s National Book Association’s...

Sep 13: ALA/ERT/Booklist Author Forum-literary fiction panel
CHICAGO—Best-selling authors will gather in San Diego this winter at the American Library Association ALA/ERT/Booklist Author Forum to participate in an exciting literary fiction panel.
 
David Levithan, Stewart O’Nan, Armistead Maupin and ...
Sep 13: Libraries urged to participate in national study of Internet use in libraries

(CHICAGO) The American Library Association (ALA) is encouraging public libraries to participate in the 2010-2011 Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study online survey. The survey provides an important opportunity for libraries to share information on computer and Internet resources...

Sep 10: AASL pre-Midwinter institute hones school librarians' leadership skills

CHICAGO – School librarians looking to strengthen their leadership skills are encouraged to attend the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) pre-Midwinter Institute, ...

Sep 10: AASL offers "team of three" discount to attend Fall Forum 2010

CHICAGO – School librarians are encouraged to register their "team of three" for only $599 for the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 2010 Fall Forum. IN FOCUS: The Essentials for 21st-Century Learning will be held Nov. 5-6 in Portland, Ore....

Sep 10: Take advantage of YALSA’s lowest registration rates for the YA Lit Symposium by Sept. 17

CHICAGO — Librarians, educators, authors and fans of young adult literature won’t want to miss the biennial Young Adult Literature Symposium, Nov. 5-7, at the Albuquerque (N.M.) Marriott, hosted by the Young Adult Library Services Association (...

Sep 10: Do more with less at YALSA’s Oct. 21 passive programs webinar

CHICAGO — Shrinking budgets and staff reductions create a number of challenges for librarians, not least of which is offering engaging programs with less staff and money. School and public librarians can learn how to stretch their resources through passive programming in YALSA’s October webinar...

Sep 10: Teen Read Week registration closes Sept. 20

CHICAGO — Registration for Teen Read Week™, the annual celebration of teen literacy sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) ends on Sept. 20. Teen Read Week 2010 is held Oct. 17-23 and will...

Sep 10: Polls close Sept. 17 for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO —Through Sept. 17, teens can vote for their favorite books from the last year in the annual Teens’ Top Ten poll at www.ala.org/teenstopten, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

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Sep 10: "Fundamentals" web courses from ALCTS this fall

CHICAGO - Register now for the popular “Fundamentals” Web courses beginning in October offered by The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Coming are the Fundamentals of Acquisitions course, the Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, the new...

Sep 10: E-forums from ALCTS this fall

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces two e-forums for this fall. ALCTS e-forums provide opportunities for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works...

Sep 10: Being an effective technology mentor for young people

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “I Found It on the Internet: Coming of Age...

Sep 09: ACRL releases Value of Academic Libraries report

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the release of “Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report.” Developed for ACRL by Megan Oakleaf of the iSchool at Syracuse University, this valuable resource reviews the quantitative...

Sep 09: Fall webinars announced by ALCTS

CHICAGO - Fall webinars from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) bring to your desktop a wide range of topics from RDA to institutional repositories and Sears Subject Headings to digital preservation. Priced for affordability ($39 for ALCTS members, $49 for...

Sep 09: Freedom to Read Foundation awards seven Judith Krug Fund grants for Banned Books Week events

CHICAGO – The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), via its Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, is  awarding grants to seven organizations in support of “Read-Out!” events during...

Sep 08: ALSC announces exceptional websites for children

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of...

Sep 08: An updated historical survey of YA literature

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Young Adult Literature: From Romance to...

Sep 07: Booklist kicks off the fall and school year with timely new content

Booklist has had a busy summer. In September, librarians will find new features and events on their desks (Booklist print) or desktops (Booklist Online), all designed to streamline collection development and reader’s advisory at the same time as offering behind-the...

Sep 07: ALCTS seeking 2011 Innovation Awards nominations

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in...

Sep 07: Deadline extended for ASCLA professional development proposals

CHICAGO—The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, Sept. 20, for proposals for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’ (ASCLA) 2011 Virtual Convergence—a series of professional development webinars that will be held in January 2011 immediately following the ALA...

Sep 07: @ your library website highlights new content on Louis Armstrong, Library Card Sign- up Month, a library for your health and ‘how the library helped me during tough economic times’

CHICAGO - New content that highlights two new books about the legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong, Library Card Sign-up Month, a library for your health and ‘how the library helped me during tough economic times’ is featured this week on...

Sep 07: Celebrate the value of libraries and literacy this September

International Literacy Day is Sept. 8

CHICAGO – Open the door to literacy and lifelong learning for students of all ages by signing up for a library card today.

Held every September, ...

Sep 07: Nominations accepted through Dec. 15 for the Sara Jaffarian Award

Award recognizes excellence in K-8 school library programming

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming....

Sep 07: Fall e-Learning from ACRL

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in fall 2010 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website at...

Sep 03: St. Louis County Library System to host 2011 Arbuthnot Lecture

CHICAGO - The St. Louis County Library has been chosen to host the 2011 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, which will be delivered by Lois Lowry, two-time winner of the Newbery Medal. The lecture, administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library...

Sep 03: Two visionary AASL members win AASL Thinkfinity Zmuda challenge

CHICAGO – During the American Association of School Librarian's (AASL) President's Program at the ALA 2010 Annual Conference, representatives from Verizon Foundation's digital learning platform, Thinkfinity, set a spur-of-the-moment challenge to...

Sep 03: ALSC members invited to “FLIP” out over family reading

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is offering its members the opportunity to apply for an all-expense-paid family literacy training workshop, funded through a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded to the Children’s...

Sep 03: AASL sponsors two Spectrum Scholars to attend national institute
CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will sponsor the travel, lodging and attendance of two Spectrum Scholars, Orisanmi Burton and Latanya Ingraham, at the AASL 2010 Fall Forum. ...

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