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Jul 16: AASL announces 2010 best websites for teaching and learning

CHICAGO – At the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2010 Annual Conference the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced the 2010 Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning. In its second year, the list of websites honors the top 25 Internet sites for enhancing learning and...

Jul 16: AASL names 2010 Spectrum Scholar Latanya Ingraham

CHICAGO — As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in the school library profession, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) chose Latanya Ingraham as its 2010-2011 Spectrum Scholar. Ingraham will attend the Clarion University School of Library Science.

As a teacher...

Jul 16: YALSA launches CaféPress store

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has launched a new CaféPress store at www.cafepress.com/yalsa. YALSA’s store features t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, beverage holders and...

Jul 14: Cleary’s Ramona welcomes everyone to the library

CHICAGO—ALA Graphics will debut the Ramona and Friends Poster and Bookmark in...

Jul 13: New LITA officers elected

Colleen Cuddy, interim director, New York University Health Sciences Libraries, NYU School of Medicine, is the newly elected vice-president/president-elect of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).  Her term, and that...

Jul 13: ALA Council opposes elimination of LSU SLIS

CHICAGO - The Council of the American Library Association (ALA), on a recommendation of its Committee on Education (COE), has adopted a resolution strongly opposing the elimination of the School of Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University.

The ALA urges the...

Jul 13: ALA Council adopts resolution promoting summer reading programs

CHICAGO – The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) has adopted a resolution urging library directors, trustees, school board members and supervising government bodies to provide adequate funding to ensure the maintenance of summer reading programs.

The association is...

Jul 13: ALA OIF releases Banned Books: Challenging the Freedom to Read

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom announces the release of "Banned Books: Challenging our Freedom to Read," by Robert P. Doyle, which can be purchased through the ALA Store at www....

Jul 13: Real-world examples of risky change that pays off
CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Risky Business: Taking and Managing Risks...
Jul 13: Exploring diverse cultures with tweens and teens
CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Multicultural Programs for Tweens and...
Jul 13: A guide to RDA basics
CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Introducing RDA: A Guide...
Jul 13: CALA supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $6,500. In recognition of this gift, the ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program has named Christopher Kyauk as the 2010 CALA Spectrum Scholar. Kyauk...

Jul 12: 2010 PLDS Report highlights key financial statistics

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association’s (PLA) 2010 Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report is now available for purchase. The report presents timely and topical data to assist public library administrators in making informed management decisions. Published annually since 1988,...

Jul 12: Audio books, how to find a federal job, history of TV news and tips on becoming a chef featured on @ your library website

CHICAGO -  Contributor Emma Walton Hamilton’s article on how audio books are hotter than ever and now is the time to ‘get caught’ listening is featured on www.atyourlibrary.org this week. The website provides information...

Jul 12: REFORMA supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $10,000. In recognition of this gift, the ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program has...

Jul 12: ACRL funds 2010 Spectrum Scholar JaTara Barnes
CHICAGO – As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in librarianship, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is supporting JaTara Barnes as its 2010-2011 Spectrum Scholar. Barnes will attend the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.
 
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Jul 12: PLA offers free online library advocacy training

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) is now offering Turning the Page Online, an interactive advocacy training course, free of charge to all ALA members.

In June 2007, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded PLA a $7.7 million grant to develop and provide a...

Jul 09: "STATE your question" @ your library

CHICAGO – Got a question? The Milner Library at Illinois State University wants students to know that the place to go to "STATE your question" is @ your library.

When Illinois State University decided to change its slogan to STATE your passion, many of the university’s colleges,...

Jul 08: Enroll your library in the new, improved WrestleMania 27 Reading Challenge

ATLANTA, Ga. – YALSA and World Wrestling Entertainment announced plans for the WrestleMania 27 Reading Challenge, which will take place in the United States and Canada from October 17-23, 2010, with corporate support from Mattel,...

Jul 08: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson to headline Morris luncheon at 2010 Young Adult Literature Symposium

CHICAGO —Coretta Scott King Award–winning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson will be the keynote speaker at the Bill Morris Memorial Author Luncheon at the 2010 Young Adult Literature Symposium in Albuquerque, N.M., Nov. 5-7.

The symposium is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services...

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...

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