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Jul 08: University of Michigan librarians host dinner for Spectrum Scholars

CHICAGO—Librarians at the University of Michigan Library raised over $1,000 for the Spectrum Presidential Initiative through a recent dinner for Spectrum Scholars.The dinner was organized and sponsored by Karen Downing, Helen Look, Martin Knott, Sue Wortman, and Shevon Desai, with venue space...

Jul 08: iSchool at Drexel and Drexel University Libraries support Spectrum Presidential Initiative
CHICAGO— The iSchool at Drexel and Drexel University Libraries have raised more than $1,600 for the Spectrum Presidential Initiative through a recent dinner for Spectrum Scholars. More than two dozen Drexel students, faculty, alumni and members of the Philadelphia community gathered on June 10...
Jul 06: Web-based instruction for libraries
CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Web-Based Instruction: A...
Jul 06: PR Forum slides are now available

CHICAGO – Unable to attend this year’s PR Forum with Stephen Abram? Librarians interested in learning more about how to market and promote their libraries using new technologies can access Abram’s presentation, given at this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in...

Jul 02: Myers accepts 2010 Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that Megan Myers, of Crozet, Va., has received the 2010 Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship.

The $1,500 scholarship was established through a generous donation by Marks’ husband, Charles L. Garris, and is sponsored by...
Jul 01: YALSA’s journal wins third APEX Award in a row

 

CHICAGO — For the third year in the row, Communications Concepts has chosen Young Adult Library Services (YALS), the quarterly journal of the...
Jul 01: Simmons College supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—The Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science has raised more than $1,000 for the Spectrum Presidential Initiative through a recent dinner for Spectrum Scholars. Dr. Em Claire Knowles, assistant dean for student services, and...

Jun 30: COA announces accreditation actions

 CHICAGO —The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced accreditation actions taken at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs:
  • Master...
Jun 30: Roberta Stevens inaugurated 2010 ALA president

CHICAGO – Today, Roberta Stevens, outreach projects and partnerships officer at the Library of Congress and National Book Festival project manager, began her term as 2010-2011 president of the American Library Association (ALA).

As ALA president, Stevens is the chief elected officer...

Jun 29: Hoan-Vu Do named YALSA’s 2010 Spectrum Scholar

 CHICAGO — As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in the profession, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) chose Hoan-Vu Do as its 2010-2011 Spectrum Scholar. Do...

Jun 29: Arne Duncan holds dialogue with AASL leaders

CHICAGO – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had an informal meeting with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board of Directors, newly elected board members and elected leaders from AASL-affiliated state school library organizations on Monday, June 28 during the ALA 2010...

Jun 29: Capitol Hill rally, meeting with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Frontline Advocacy highlight Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. - Librarians and their supporters spoke loudly and clearly about the value of libraries during the American Library Association (ALA) 2010 Annual Conference, held in Washington, D.C. from June 24-29.

As part of Library Advocacy Day Tuesday, 1,600 librarians and an...

Jun 28: ALA GLBTRT 40th anniversary recognized in U.S. House resolution

WASHINGTON – The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) was recognized by a resolution of the United States House of Representatives, congratulating it on its 40th anniversary.

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Jun 27: The Library History Round Table Announces 2010 Award Recipients

 

Washington, D.C. - The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has named the 2010 winners of the Justin Winsor Prize Essay Award, the Donald G. Davis Article Award and the Eliza Atkins Gleason Book...
Jun 23: ProQuest Establishes Ron Clowney Spectrum Scholarship

CHICAGO—ProQuest, a long-time supporter of the Spectrum Scholarship Program, has announced the establishment of a Spectrum Scholarship to honor the life of Ron Clowney.   Clowney, vice president of US Higher Education & Government Sales at ProQuest, passed away in May 2010.  His colleagues...

Jun 23: ALA awards 2010 Diversity Research Grants

 

The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity has announced the recipients of the Diversity Research Grants for 2010.
 
The grants consist of a one-time $2,000 award for original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at the ALA Annual...
Jun 23: Kemp receives prestigious RUSA History Section award for excellence in historical reference

CHICAGO—Thomas Jay Kemp, director of genealogy products for NewsBank, is the 2010 recipient of the Genealogical Publishing Company Award— a citation and $1,500 cash prize to a librarian, library or publisher who is a RUSA member and has demonstrated professional achievement in historical...

Jun 22: ALA JobLIST Placement Center to host free webinar on finding and keeping library jobs

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement Center is launching a free webinar from 1-2 p.m. EDT on June 29. The webinar will explore resources for professional development, job searching and networking.  To register, go to...

Jun 22: Advance ordering available for AASL's planning guide and rubric

CHICAGO – The newest tool from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), "A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners," is now available for advance ordering. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/planningguide.

Co-...

Jun 22: Emerging Leaders poster session scheduled for Friday during ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s (ALA) 2010 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) will showcase their final projects at a poster session and reception on Friday, June 25 during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  The event will take place from 3-5 p.m. at the Washington...

Jun 22: ALA website go-to place for Annual Conference attendees and non-attendees alike

To help attendees as well as non-attendees stay in touch with what’s happening at ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., staff from across the Association are collaborating on expanded minute-by-minute coverage of programs, speakers, governance, and social events.

Look for...

Jun 22: Spectrum Scholarship winners announced

CHICAGO - This year, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity is awarding a new round of Spectrum Scholarships.

The Spectrum Scholarship Program provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native...

Jun 22: BCALA conference adds Roland Martin, Bryant Terry, Ray Charles Robinson Jr. as featured speakers

CHICAGO, IL – Award-winning journalist Roland S. Martin; eco-chef, food justice activist and author Bryant Terry; and Ray Charles Robinson Jr., son of legendary performer Ray Charles, will speak during the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s seventh National...

Jun 22: Explore the future with ACRL

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released a new report, Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Higher Education in 2025,” to prompt...

Jun 22: Learn 30 ways to reach reluctant readers at YALSA’s September 16 webinar

 

CHICAGO — Turning reluctant young adult readers into enthusiastic book lovers is a challenge that every teen and school librarian faces — and YALSA will give you 30 surefire strategies to make this happen at its September webinar, Ready, Set, Go! 30 Ways to...
Jun 22: ALA Store at 2010 Annual Conference

CHICAGO-The ALA Store, located beside Registration outside the exhibits hall, announces its hours of operation at the 2010 Annual Conference:

Friday, June 25, 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Jun 22: Jefferson Elementary School Library wins Jaffarian Award for Exemplary Humanities Program

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office (PPO) announced that the Jefferson Elementary School Library in Elmhurst, Ill., is the winner of the 2010 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.  The award will be presented at 8 a....

Jun 21: @ your library.org features author Jennifer Egan, prestigious Magnum Photo Collection, and a history of broadcast news plus more

CHICAGO - Contributor Donna Seaman’s interview with author Jennifer Egan, whose new book, "A Visit with the Goon Squad," has generated a  great deal of national  attention, and other new posts can be enjoyed on the @ your library website this week.  Seaman, who says  Egan  is  a “...

Jun 21: Lovett chosen for 2010 Peter Lyman/SAGE Scholarship

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has named Cynthia Lovett of Brooklyn, N. Y., the recipient of the 2010 Peter Lyman/SAGE Scholarship.

The award was founded in memory of Peter Lyman, the former university librarian and professor emeritus of the School of Information at the...

Jun 21: Bentley accepts 2010 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Madeline Grace Bentley of Springfield, Mo., as the recipient of the 2010 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support...

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