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Oct 04: Mark your calendars for Money Smart Week @ your library, April 2-9, 2011

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has joined in a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to make "Money Smart Week @ your library," held April 2-9, 2011, a national initiative....

Oct 04: ALA JobLIST Placement Center to present webinar

"Take Your Job Search Campaign Up a Level: What to do When You’re Still Not Getting That Job You Want (And Need!)" scheduled for Oct. 20, 2010

CHICAGO - If you’re one week, one month, three months or even longer into your job search without any end in sight, you may be...

Oct 04: Library MVPs announced

CHICAGO - This year’s top library MVP is the one at Maplewood Junior / Senior High School of Guys Mills, Pa. The library brought in nearly 400 entries for this year’s Step Up to the Plate @ your library program, which it tied into its Reading is Fundamental program.

For submitting the...

Oct 04: Advanced registration for YALSA’s YA lit symposium ends Oct. 8

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...

Oct 04: Cataloging correctly for kids

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of the fifth edition of Cataloging...

Oct 01: Call for proposals for AASL National Conference

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is seeking proposals for concurrent sessions at its 2011 National Conference & Exhibition. The deadline for proposals is Monday, Nov. 1. More information is available at...

Oct 01: AASL announces registration deadline extension

CHICAGO – The deadline for advanced registration pricing for the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 2010 Fall Forum has been extended to Oct. 21. IN FOCUS: The Essentials of 21st-Century Learning will be held Nov. 5-6 in Portland, Ore. Registration...

Oct 01: YALSA names 2010 Great Ideas contest winners

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has chosen the winners for its annual Great Ideas contest:

  • Elizabeth Burns, New Jersey State Library Talking Books and Braille Center...
Oct 01: YALSA seeks member comments on new evaluation tool

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, invites its members to comment on the draft of its teen services evaluation tool (PDF) at...

Oct 01: Submit your teen reading programs and win $500 for yourself and your library

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks members’ applications for the MAE Award for Best Literature...

Oct 01: New ALA TechSource Workshop on Using RDA

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource is announcing the three-part workshop Using RDA: Moving into the Metadata Future.
Presenters Karen Coyle, Chris Oliver and Diane Hillmann will offer a perspective on RDA from the context of...

Sep 30: ALTAFF celebrates fifth annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 17-23, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) is coordinating the fifth annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 17-23, 2010. The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate. Friends groups can use the time to creatively promote...

Sep 30: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint: a magical trio of READers

CHICAGO—ALA Graphics agrees that good things come in threes. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint join the celebrity READ campaign this fall, honoring the reading phenomenon inspired...

Sep 30: President nominates former Public Library Association president for IMLS director

Washington, D.C. – President Obama announced his nominations for key administration posts yesterday,  including Susan H. Hildreth for director of the Institute of...

Sep 30: Office for Diversity extends deadline to apply for Discovering Librarianship recruitment program

CHICAGO— The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity has extended the application deadline for field recruiters to Oct. 15 for the “Discovering Librarianship: The Future is Overdue” project. This project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), will support the...

Sep 29: ALA and Target announce partnership in support of the Target Read With Me national campaign
CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) and Target Corporation today announced their partnership in Target’s nationwide Target Read With Me(SM) campaign to help increase the reading proficiency of children.
 
As part of this partnership, ALA is...
Sep 29: ALA, Center for Library and Information Innovation receive grant to develop e-government Web resource for libraries

Washington, D.C. – The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $581,609 grant to the American Library Association (ALA) and the Center for Library and Information Innovation (CLII) of the University of Maryland’s iSchool to develop a Web resource to help libraries and...

Sep 29: Common phrases and the stories behind them

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories...

Sep 28: ASCLA accepting nominations for 2011 service, leadership, achievement awards

CHICAGO—The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is now accepting nominations for its 2011 awards, including the Leadership and Professional Achievement Award, the Exceptional Service Award, the Cathleen Bourdon Service Award, the ASCLA/KLAS/NOD Award and the...

Sep 28: Authors Ellen Hopkins, Lauren Myracle to keynote closing session for YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium

CHICAGO — Ellen Hopkins, the young adult author who recently became the target of censors in Texas, and Lauren Myracle, whose ttyl series was the most frequently challenged set of books in 2009, will be the keynote speakers for the general closing session of the...

Sep 28: PLA’s Midwinter Institute designed to help public libraries thrive in 21st century

CHICAGO – Preceding the ALA 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, Calif., the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a day-long Institute, Public Libraries Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century. The...

Sep 28: Deadline extended for National Library Week Grant

U.S. libraries of all types encouraged to apply for $3,000 to support National Library Week activities

CHICAGO – Celebrate your library's role in helping patrons begin the next chapter in their lives every day. By applying now for the 2011 Scholastic Library Publishing...

Sep 28: Director Rob Reiner, fighting book banning and how art helps teens discover themselves featured on @ your library.org website

CHICAGO — An interview with Rob Reiner, director of the new movie "Flipped," how to fight book banning efforts, how teens discover themselves through the visual arts and the career of the legendary Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino are featured at...

Sep 28: Birdhouse depicts classic, Carnegie library, proceeds to benefit ALA Cultural Communities Fund

CHICAGO – A portion of the proceeds from the sale of a functional birdhouse modeled after a classic Carnegie library in Osage, Iowa, will support the ALA Cultural Communities Fund, according to the ALA Public Programs Office. Priced at $150, the birdhouse is available ALA members for a special...

Sep 28: PLA supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—The Public Library Association (PLA) has reaffirmed its commitment to diversity in the library profession through a gift of $4,000 to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship Program.

ALA President Roberta Stevens, Immediate Past President Dr. Camila Alire,...

Sep 28: ALA 2011 Midwinter Meeting Registration opens October 1, 2010
CHICAGO - The first day of registration for the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting will open Oct. 1, 2010. Registration for the meeting, to be held Jan. 7 – 11, 2011 in San Diego, Calif., will open at 9 a.m. CST.
 
Beginning Oct.1,...
Sep 27: AASL opens 2011 NSLPY awards season

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is now accepting applications for its 2011 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award. The deadline for applications is Jan. 3, 2010.

The NSLPY award, established in 1963, recognizes school library programs that...

Sep 27: Teens turn to libraries for "Books with Beat"

Nation celebrates Teen Read Week™ October 17–23

CHICAGO –As the popularity of young adult literature continues to soar and teen musical artists dominate the airwaves, thousands of teens will participate in Teen Read Week, October 17 – 23...

Sep 27: Teen Read Week™ publicity tools encourage teens to read “Books with Beat”
CHICAGO – With Teen Read Week just around the corner, the American Library Association (ALA) is offering online resources to help public and school libraries publicize their activities.
 
The promotional effort for this year’s Teen Read Week, held Oct. 17-23, is...
Sep 24: Stroyan, Sullivan seek 2012-13 ALA Presidency

CHICAGO - Susan Stroyan and Maureen Sullivan are the candidates for the 2012-13 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).

Stroyan is the Information Services Librarian at the Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill. She has held leadership positions in...

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