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Apr 22: ALA announces 10 public libraries selected for Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the 10 public libraries chosen to undergo an intensive 18-month, team-based community engagement training program as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort.

The cohort, selected through...

Apr 22: ALA Announces 2014 White House Conference on Library and Information Services Award Recipient

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that Mary Lynn Collins, a library trustee from Frankfort, Ky., is the winner of the 2014 White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIST) Award. The award, which is given to a non-librarian participating...

Apr 22: Across the U.S. and beyond, Preservation Week begins on Sunday

CHICAGO — Celebrate the 5th annual Preservation Week, starting Sunday, April 27 through Saturday, May 3. This national awareness campaign, a  presentation of the Association for Library Collections &...

Apr 22: ALCTS Virtual Preconference focuses on creating successful scholarly communication with an institutional repository

CHICAGO The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will present a three-day (June 10-12) virtual preconference designed to inform and inspire attendees to "just say yes" to developing or expanding scholarly communication programs on their own campuses and to...

Apr 22: United for Libraries and Algonquin Books to present ‘Journey of a Book’ with Lin Enger at BEA

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries and Algonquin Books will present “Journey of a Book: From Writer to Reader” at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 30 in Room 1E16 at Book Expo America.  

Join ...

Apr 22: Rise of the introverts: Leverage your quiet influence

CHICAGO Is the rise of the quiet influencer the future face of business? Some may think the way to get things done is by being the loudest or the most charismatic, but these and other introverts have found success leading quietly: Tim Cook, Condoleezza Rice and Michael Dell. Now, more...

Apr 22: Queens Library wins the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association has named the "Enriching the Lives of a Challenged Community by Lending Tablets" project at the Queens Library in Jamaica, New York as the 2014 winner of the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award. This award is presented annually to a...

Apr 22: Apply for the Friends of ALSC Institute Scholarship

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Friends of ALSC recently announced a scholarship opportunity for the 2014 ALSC National Institute.

In an effort to support ALSC’s goal of continuing education for children’s librarians, the Friends of ALSC are...

Apr 22: Case studies highlight real-world innovations in university libraries

CHICAGO — What is the future of the academic library, and how are institutions coping with the challenges that are already being imposed by its changing functions and purpose? Using the results of a year-long study, “The New University...

Apr 22: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment — an ALCTS preconference at Annual in Las Vegas

CHICAGO Modeled on the popular six-week online course, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Fundamentals of Collection Assessment” from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 and from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at the 2014 ALA...

Apr 21: Exploring environmental science with children and teens

CHICAGO — In the classroom, science often takes a back seat to the study of math and English. That gives public and school libraries as well as museums the opportunity to jump in as venues for informal education, sharing the wonders of science with children and their caregivers. In “...

Apr 21: Gonzales wins 2014 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

CHICAGO — Brighid Mooney Gonzales, MLIS degree candidate at San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, has been named the winner of the 2014 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA...

Apr 21: Michael Buckland wins Kilgour Award

CHICAGO — The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced Michael Buckland as the 2014 winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The award, which is jointly...

Apr 21: Reich and Rosenthal winners of 2014 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

CHICAGO — Victoria Reich and David S. H. Rosenthal have been named the winners of the 2014 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology.

Emerald Group Publishing Limited and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) sponsor...

Apr 18: Learning Round Table offers Annual preconference on creating effective videos and screencasts

CHICAGO Do you want to harness the power of video for achieving learning objectives? The Learning Round Table is proud to present a practical learning experience that will enrich your trip to the 2014 Annual Conference.  During this boot camp, facilitator Royce Kitts of...

Apr 17: Application deadline for 2014 ALA Leadership Institute is April 25

CHICAGO — If you haven’t submitted your application for the 2014 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (Aug. 10-14, Eaglewood Resort, Ill.), you have until Friday, April 25 to do so. Building on the success of the 2013 inaugural ALA Leadership Institute, and with support from...

Apr 17: Librarians are helping to spread the joy and love of reading on World Book Night

CHICAGO - Librarians are helping to spread the joy and love of reading by taking part in World Book Night on April 23.  Held in the United States, as well as the U.K. and Ireland, the initiative aims at promoting the value of reading, printed books, bookstores and libraries to everyone year...

Apr 17: Bugs, bogs, bats and books

CHICAGO — Reading a book before or after a trip to the zoo, a nighttime look at the stars or a walk in the forest can connect children to nature while inspiring discussion and questions.  In “...

Apr 17: 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, officially announced the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees today, on Celebrate Teen Literature Day.

This year’s list of nominees features 25 titles that were published between Jan. 1...

Apr 17: ALA election closes April 25

CHICAGO — The 2014 ALA election will close at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 25.  If you have not yet cast your vote, please do so!  If you have “parked” your ballot (started but not yet completed), please return to complete the process.  In the event you cannot locate the email with your...

Apr 17: Teen Read Week™ website live, join for resources and perks

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its 2014 Teen Read Week website, www.ala.org/teenread as part of Celebrate Teen Literature Day, April 17, 2014.

With...

Apr 15: Basic American Sign Language for library staff

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff. Kathy MacMillan will serve as instructors for a six-week facilitated...

Apr 15: LHRT awards Winsor Prize for essay exploring library services, military and intellectual freedom

CHICAGO — The Library History Round Table has awarded Kate Stewart the 2014 Justin Winsor Prize. Stewart, an archivist at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, received the award for her essay "The Man in the Rice Paddies Had Something to READ: Military Libraries and...

Apr 15: Crystle Martin appointed member manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, named Crystle Martin as the member manager of its acclaimed YALSAblog. The blog publishes timely information about emerging and new practices for library services for and with teens,...

Apr 15: Theme and speakers announced for ALSC Charlemae Rollins’ President’s Program

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced the theme and speakers for the...

Apr 15: New advanced eCourse: Web Design and Development

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing is pleased to announce the first event that marks a new collaboration with the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University (SJSU SLIS) to provide in-depth, advanced eCourses that will take participants from introductory through to high level,...

Apr 15: How to respond to a security incident in your library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m. CST on Thursday,...

Apr 15: Registration open for YALSA’s 2014 YA Literature Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) opened registration for its fourth Young Adult Literature Symposium, Nov. 14–16, at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, Texas. Early bird pricing begins at $195 for YALSA members, Texas Library Association and Texas Association of...

Apr 15: The ALA guide to researching modern China

CHICAGO — As China has evolved into an economic superpower, interest in its culture and current place in the world has skyrocketed; China Studies are now taught in almost every college or university in the U.S., as well as in many junior high and high schools. Covering modern China, not just...

Apr 15: Using metaliteracy to empower learners

CHICAGO — Today’s learners communicate, create and share information using a range of information technologies such as social media, blogs, microblogs, wikis, mobile devices and apps, virtual worlds and MOOCs. In “Metaliteracy...

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