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Jun 08: Toni Morrison to keynote Opening General Session at ALA 2010 Annual Conference

CHICAGO –Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference Opening Session, from 5:30-7 p.m., June 26, in Washington, D.C. Morrison, who is a professor, novelist, editor, critic and lecturer, will discuss her...

Jun 08: Tennessee Library Association Supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—The Tennessee Library Association (TLA), a chapter of the American Library Association, has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $500. The TLA Board of Directors and Executive Committee voted unanimously to make an annual donation in this...

Jun 08: 50 delightful lists for librarians

CHICAGO--ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “The Librarian's Book of Lists,” by...

Jun 07: GLBTRT kicks off year-long celebration of 40 years of advocacy, service at ALA Annual Conference

 CHICAGO - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) will kick off a year-long celebration to mark its 40th anniversary during ALA’s 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Since 1970, GLBTRT has served the information...

Jun 07: “Bookmobile Sunday” featuring parade of bookmobiles rolls into Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) will hold its fourth annual “Bookmobile Sunday” from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on June 27 during the American Library Association Annual Conference, which will be held June 24 - 29, in Room 207A/B at...

Jun 07: Graphic Novels, authors showcased at 2010 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Join graphic novelists David Small and Audrey Niffenegger for the first-ever Graphic Novel Panel during the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2010 Annual Conference, June 24 - 29, in Washington, D.C.

The program will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 28...

Jun 07: Amy Sedaris keynotes ALA Annual Conference Closing Session

CHICAGO – Author, actress and comedienne Amy Sedaris will serve as the Closing Session keynote speaker at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference from 9 – 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Amy Sedaris is the author...

Jun 07: Library Book Cart Drill Championships to be held June 27

CHICAGO – The sixth annual Library Book Cart Drill Team Championship, showcasing library workers performing themed dance routines with costumes and creatively decorated book carts, will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, June 27.  The competition is one of the many events taking place during...

Jun 07: ALA volunteers to support Washington, D.C., libraries and more

CHICAGO - More than 100 American Library Association (ALA) volunteers from across the United States will gather Friday, June 25, at the Washington Convention Center for “Libraries Build...

Jun 07: Natalie Merchant to perform, discuss new release “Leave Your Sleep"

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will host Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep—a Performance and Presentation at 4:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Washington Convention Center.  The performance is part of the ALA Annual Conference, held June 24 – 29, at the Washington...

Jun 07: Library visionary keynotes ALA President’s Program, June 27

CHICAGO – Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer, inspirational speaker and library advocate, will keynote the American Library Association (ALA) President’s Program from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 27.  The program is part of the ALA Annual Conference held June 24 – 29 at the Washington Convention...

Jun 07: ALA announces Auditorium Speaker Series lineup

Featured speakers include Sir Salman Rushdie, John Grisham, Junot Diaz

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s (ALA) Auditorium Speaker Series welcomes 12 distinguished speakers who double as authors, activists and national newsmakers. Speakers...

Jun 04: Get the facts on YA nonfiction from YALSA’s Aug. 19 webinar

 

CHICAGO - Nonfiction written for teens is a fast-growing area of young adult literature. Find out the latest and greatest in YA nonfiction — and how to get it into teens’ hands — during YALSA’s Back to the Facts: YA Nonfiction webinar. The webinar will take...
Jun 04: Start risky business at your library with YALSA’s July 15 webinar

 

CHICAGO - Being a teen librarian is risky business — and Risky Business: Taking Risks to Improve Teen Services, YALSA’s July 15 webinar, can help participants smartly and effectively take risks to improve services and programs for teens in their communities...
Jun 04: YALSA sponsors two Emerging Leaders

 

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will sponsor two members as Emerging Leaders in 2011. Applications are now online; be sure to indicate “YALSA” as the...
Jun 04: Eubanks, Smith featured speakers at Bookmobile Sunday

 CHICAGO – Authors W. Ralph Eubanks and Andrew Smith will be the featured presenters at Bookmobile Sunday during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  

 
W. Ralph Eubanks is the author of “Ever is a Long Time: A Journey into...
Jun 04: Simplicity champion Wanda Urbanska joins @ your library contributors roster

CHICAGO - Recently dubbed a spokeswoman for the simplicity movement by the New York Times, author and "Simple Living" television host Wanda Urbanska is the latest writer to sign on as a regular contributor to the American Library Association’s...

Jun 04: 2010 ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair to celebrate diversity in libraries, 20th anniversary of ADA

 CHICAGO – Twenty-one libraries and organizations  from across the United States will demonstrate “diversity in action” during the Diversity and Outreach Fair at the American Library Association (ALA) 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

 
Held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on...
Jun 04: Poetry possibilities @ 2010 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO—Attendees of the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, to be held June 24-29 in Washington, D.C., will find a variety of poetry-themed programming to delight and inspire the lyrical librarian. These events include opportunities to meet the poets, live readings...

Jun 03: AASL to bring school librarians an online, interactive planning and advocacy tool in August 2010

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has joined with Britannica Digital Learning to co-publish an online, interactive school library program planning module that will change school library program development and implementation, saving time and delivering data.

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Jun 03: 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 Web sites to Great Web Sites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of...

Jun 03: New posts on @ your library.org can help you select a college, find a teen cooking group, connect with your kids

CHICAGO - New posts, including how to help your child select a college, teen cooking programs and a national initiative for parents to connect with their kids @ your library are featured on the @ your library website this week.

The...

Jun 03: Partnering for success in children’s services

 

CHICAGO--ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “...
Jun 03: AILA and APALA highlight family literacy with new Web site

 

CHICAGO - The American Indian Library Association (AILA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) have launched a website to feature the Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture website (http://www....
Jun 03: Librarians can use free content posted on @ your library web site; pitch story ideas

 (Chicago) Librarians can use content on @yourlibrary.org to help patrons use their libraries more and better.

The site has features of broad interest on myriad topics, and every article tells readers how to use their library to learn more, do...

Jun 02: Attend a ProgrammingLibrarian.org demo at ALA Annual Conference, enter to win free books

 

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office will present regular demonstrations of ProgrammingLibrarian.org, an online resource center for all things related...
Jun 02: Kim, Dembicki and Stands With Many to speak at Many Voices, One Nation 2010

 

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity is pleased to announce Eugenia Kim, Matt Dembicki and Joseph Stands With Many as participants in Many Voices, One Nation during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. 
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Jun 01: Daniel Boyd wins 2010 ASCLA award for contributions to blind, physically handicapped

CHICAGO— Daniel W. Boyd, who from 1981 to 2008 served as the director of the South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library, will receive the 2010 Francis Joseph Campbell Award.

The award, which consists of a medal and a citation,  is administered by the Library Services to People with...

Jun 01: Robert M. O’Neil receives 2010 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award

CHICAGO - Robert M. O’Neil, director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression at the University of Virginia (UVA), is the recipient of the 2010 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Award. 

O’Neil, who also serves on the law faculty at UVA, has a...

Jun 01: American Library Association to lead rally for libraries on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 1,000 librarians from across the country will defy the stereotype of their “quiet profession” and stand up for the needs of the public during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Library Advocacy Day featuring a rally at 11 a.m., June 29, 2010, on the U.S....

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