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Oct 02: ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 ALSC/Candlewick Press 'Light the Way' Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2016 Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved grant. This $3,000 grant, made possible by...

Oct 02: Win a grant from YALSA to attend ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando

CHICAGO – Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) who will be first time attendees of the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, can apply for a grant to offset travel expenses.

A total of three grants are available. Baker and Taylor is sponsoring two...

Oct 02: YALSA launches Teen Programming HQ website

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its Teen Programming HQ website.

The mission of the new site is to provide a one-stop shop for library staff to...

Oct 02: New eCourse: Rethinking social media to organize information and communities

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces an exciting new eCourse, Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Nov....

Oct 02: ALA, Lifetime Arts announce creative aging workshop at 2016 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Lifetime Arts, a national leader in arts education programming for older adults, and the American Library Association will offer a pre-conference workshop about the growing field of creative aging at ALA’s 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston....

Oct 02: Anti-bullying activist Lizzie Velasquez is 2016 Arthur Curley Memorial Lecturer

CHICAGO -- Anti-bullying activist Lizzie Velasquez will bring her message of not allowing others to define you, and of turning negativity into a motivating force, to 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston as the Arthur Curley lecturer from 4 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. 

Born with a rare...

Oct 02: 2016 Midwinter Meeting LLAMA Career Institute announced: What Matters, a Workshop for Developing and Articulating Our Values

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present the fifth LLAMA Career Institute – What Matters, A Workshop for Developing and Articulating Our Values from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, during the American...

Oct 01: Registration, housing now open for 2016 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

CHICAGO — Registration and housing are now open at alamidwinter.org for 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Boston, Jan. 8-12. “The conversation starts here . . . ” every year at Midwinter Meeting, offering the usual gold-standard networking,...

Oct 01: ALA announces 50 libraries to receive Great Stories Club programming grants for at-risk youth

CHICAGO – Fifty libraries have been selected to receive training and support to host book club programs on a theme of “media, resistance and revolution” with at-risk youth, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.

The 2015 grantees represent 43 public...

Sep 29: ALA President urges passage of Digital Learning Equity Act

Libraries provide online tools kids need to succeed

Washington, D.C. – Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Association (ALA), today called for swift passage of The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 (H.R. 3582). Emphasizing...

Sep 29: AASL opens call for researchers

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites researchers to submit their interest to be part of the CLASS II: Causality: School Libraries and Student Success II research team. Two applicants will be selected to join researchers from Old Dominion University and...

Sep 29: YALSA opens up 2016 summer learning and teen intern grant applications

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has opened up the applications for its 2016 summer learning and teen intern grants.

Through...

Sep 29: ALA congratulates the National Endowment for the Humanities on its 50th anniversary

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) congratulates the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), one of the largest funders of humanities programming in the United States, on its 50th anniversary.

“As institutions that champion lifelong learning for all people, libraries...

Sep 29: Neal announces candidacy for 2017-18 ALA presidency

CHICAGO – James G. (Jim) Neal, university librarian emeritus at Columbia University, New York, has filed as a petition candidate for the 2017-18 presidency of the American Library Association.

Neal served as the vice president for information services and university librarian at Columbia...

Sep 29: How to deliver meaningful library instruction in 50 minutes

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Dynamic...

Sep 29: eCourse: Planning and preparing for RDA

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, ...

Sep 29: Award winning author Kate Messner ready to rock AASL national conference

CHICAGO – Kate Messner, award winning author of “The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z,” will appear as one of five featured speakers at an author breakfast presented during the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition. Angelini will discuss female...

Sep 28: ALA-APA call for committee volunteers

CHICAGO — American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) President-elect Julie Todaro is seeking volunteers for appointments to 2016-2017 ALA Allied Professional Association committees. Appointments take effect at the conclusion of the 2016 Annual Conference.

The...

Sep 28: A comprehensive guide to insurance industry information resources

CHICAGO — The insurance industry is among the most highly regulated industries today, and literature on the field is a complex thicket of sources. “The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science...

Sep 25: Libraries Transform: Adult Education and Family Literacy

CHICAGO – As we mark national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, libraries across the country are transforming lives through literacy services for adults and families. The need is great. In the U.S. low literacy is a reality for one in six adults, while one in 10 speaks limited English,...

Sep 25: Webinar: Advocating for Intellectual Freedom: Beyond 'Banned Books Week'

CHICAGO – Join the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) to learn how to continue awareness of intellectual freedom and the harms of censorship all year long, not just during Banned Books Week in September. “Advocating for Intellectual Freedom...

Sep 25: Supervisors of school librarians share advice on Knowledge Quest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians’ Supervisors Section will carve out a corner of Knowledge Quest with monthly blog posts from its members. Posts will be written from the perspective of supervisors advising school...

Sep 25: ACRL releases 'Reviewing the Academic Library'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Reviewing the Academic Library: A Guide to Self-Study and External Review,” edited by Eleanor Mitchell and Peggy Seiden.

Whether...

Sep 24: Senator Cory Booker to speak at 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting President’s Program

CHICAGO — Rising United States Senator Cory Booker — known for being innovative and widely recognized as the accessible and energetic new voice of politics — will join ALA President Sari Feldman as speaker during her President’s Program at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. This program, in...

Sep 22: AASL awarded IMLS grant for causal research

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has been awarded a 2015 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Laura Bush program grants support the recruiting and educating...

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