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Apr 01: The Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library named the 2014 winner of the ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award

CHICAGO — The Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library has been named the 2014 winner of the ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award. The award, supported by ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund, recognizes a library that demonstrates excellence by providing programs that have community impact and...

Apr 01: EBSCO awards seven scholarships for librarians to attend 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO, /IPSWICH, Mass. In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO has awarded seven librarians $1,000 scholarships to attend the ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas,...

Apr 01: 'Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement presenter applications'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications from prospective new presenters for the workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement.” The day-long workshop, now in its...

Apr 01: House budget proposal dismisses role of IMLS

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a new budget released today from Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), the House Budget Committee Chairman denounces the critical role that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) plays in supporting civic engagement, literacy and lifelong learning in more than 123,000...

Apr 01: Tackling the culture of records management and information

CHICAGO — Exploring how an understanding of organizational information culture provides the insight necessary for the development and promotion of sound recordkeeping practices, “Records Management and Information Culture: Tackling the...

Apr 01: Spider-Man, John Green and other superheroes among hot new materials in new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – Many exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries across the nation are included in the ALA Graphics Summer 2014 catalog. Spotlighted on the cover is a new...

Apr 01: ALA Public Programs Office announces 25 libraries to host Dust Bowl traveling exhibition

CHICAGO — Twenty-five libraries across the country will host the traveling exhibition “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry,” the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)...

Apr 01: New edition of benchmark text for collection development and management

CHICAGO — The new third edition of “Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management,” published by ALA Editions, is a sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative...

Apr 01: The American Library Association honors Ann K. Symons with 2013 Equality Award

CHICAGO – Ann K. Symons, school librarian and international library consultant, is the 2013 recipient of the American Library Association Equality Award. The annual award, $1,000 and a framed citation of achievement donated by Scarecrow Press, a member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing...

Apr 01: School Library Month PSAs with spokesperson Jeff Kinney now available

CHICAGO – Two new video PSAs featuring Jeff Kinney, New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, are now available from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Kinney is the national spokesperson for the 2014 observance of School Library Month, and...

Mar 31: B. J. Novak promises entertaining Closing General Session at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO -- B.J. Novak adds book author to an impressive résumé that has long included actor, writer, stand-up comedian, TV and film star, executive producer and Screen Actors Guild and Writers’ Guild of America award winner. Attendees at 2014 ALA Annual Conference will be entertained...

Mar 31: Tickets available for 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the University of Minnesota Libraries, Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC) announced that tickets for the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney are now...

Mar 31: FTRF Krug Fund Banned Books Week grant applications open through April 30

CHICAGO — Applications are now open for the 2014 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). Organizations are encouraged to apply for...

Mar 31: Loertcher's project to link school librarians to outcomes wins Baber Research Grant

CHICAGO — David Loertscher is the 2014 winner of the American Library Association's (ALA) Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant for the project entitled “The Impact of Co-Teaching on Learning When Classroom Teachers Team with Teacher Librarians: The Testing of an Unobtrusive Measurement Tool.”...

Mar 31: Explore Children’s Fairyland at the 2014 ALSC National Institute

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced more information about the evening at Children’s Fairyland at the 2014 ALSC National Institute. This event, to be held on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, will feature a panel presentation by Daniel Handler...

Mar 28: Joint statement from the presidents of AILA, APALA, BCALA, CALA, REFORMA and ALA

CHICAGO —The values of diversity, equity, and inclusion form the foundation of the library profession and our professional associations. Those values have been challenged by the discriminatory enforcement of the “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida and the fact that ALA’s 2016 Annual Conference is...

Mar 27: Hanagarne to keynote Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon

CHICAGO – Josh Hanagarne, author of “The World’s Strongest Librarian,” will be the featured keynote speaker at the 2014 Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon, to be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 during ALA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Hanagarne fell in love with Fern...

Mar 25: United for Libraries designates Literary Landmark for William Stafford

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with Friends of Lake Oswego (Ore.)  Public Library designated the library a Literary Landmark in honor of William Stafford on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The state of Oregon is celebrating the William Stafford Centennial during 2014. He was poet...

Mar 25: Celebrate National Library Week with new promotions and tools

CHICAGO — Looking for ways to promote National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014)? The American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries has a variety of tools and promotional ideas to help you promote the theme of Lives change @ your library. Tools are available at...

Mar 25: AASL highlights persuasion and project-based learning during ALA14 preconferences

CHICAGO – Attendees will learn the power of persuasion and the principles of project-based learning at preconferences offered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) before the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. Half-day workshops “The Power of Persuasion...

Mar 25: AASL seeks proposals for ALA 2015 Annual Conference programs

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for programs to be presented during the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 25-30 in San Francisco. The deadline for preconference submissions is 11:59 p.m....

Mar 25: Get your library in strategic shape at PLA Boot Camp with Garcia and Nelson

CHICAGO The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering the always popular PLA Results Boot Camp “Results Are What Matters: Management Tools and Techniques to Improve Library Services and Programs” with June...

Mar 25: PLA offering three preconferences for public library staff at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO On Friday morning, June 27, of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the Public Library Association (PLA) is sponsoring three preconferences ideal for public library professionals.

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Mar 25: Haslet Public Library's Robotics Club wins 2014 Loleta D. Fyan Grant

CHICAGO – The Haslet Public Library’s early science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education program for pre-teens, “Haslet Robotics Club,” has been awarded the 2014 Loleta D. Fyan grant. Their plan aims to fill  science-based educational and entertainment gaps for children aged...

Mar 25: Paula Poundstone to headline 'The Laugh’s On Us,' sponsored by SAGE

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries will host “The Laugh’s On Us," sponsored by SAGE, featuring standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Poundstone is a frequent panelist for NPR...

Mar 25: ACRL program proposals for 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

There will be a virtual meeting at noon CST on April 24...

Mar 25: RUSA announces preconference programming at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is offering three preconferences from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Three "must see" events.

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Mar 25: A guide to LIS literature and sources

CHICAGO — “Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources,” published by ALA Editions, is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science,...

Mar 25: ASCLA offers Annual preconference on forming partnerships to serve incarcerated youth

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering a preconference showing how librarians are collaborating to serve incarcerated youth,  from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.Friday June 27, 2014 during the ALA...

Mar 25: ALSC invites applications for 2015 Arbuthnot Lecture with Brian Selznick

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2015 event featuring well-known children’s book creator Brian Selznick.

The Arbuthnot...

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