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Mar 04: Martin County Library System awarded H.W. Wilson Staff Development Grant

CHICAGO — The Martin County (Fla.) Library System has been named the H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant recipient for 2014, for its "Connect: Customer Service Excellence at Martin County Library System” program. The focus of this program is to develop and train each staff member to be...

Feb 28: ALCTS' Piercy Award to Patrick Carr

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Patrick Carr, assistant director for acquisitions & collection management, Joyner Library at the East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., the winner of the...

Feb 28: Exciting preconferences from ALCTS during Annual Conference in Las Vegas

CHICAGO — Exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From...

Feb 28: ALCTS President Genevieve Owens appointed director, Williamsburg Regional Library

CHICAGO The Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library Board of Trustees has named Genevieve S. Owens library director, effective March 1, 2014.  She is the current president of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (...

Feb 27: American Library Association (ALA) 2012-13 Annual Report highlights initiatives, milestones

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has released its 2012-13 Annual Report, an overview of the association’s initiatives and accomplishments on behalf of the library profession, libraries and the public.

The report shows how ALA and its members continue to lead the way in the...

Feb 27: ALA Store at PLA Conference in Indianapolis

CHICAGO Take time at PLA 2014 Conference to see what’s new at the ALA Store, located at booth # 1319 near the center of the exhibit hall. With plenty of new and bestselling items available, you’ll want to make sure to carve out some time in...

Feb 27: American Library Association gears up for 2014 ALA election

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is gearing up for its upcoming election.

Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 19, 2014 for the American Library Association’s annual election.

For the sixth year in a row, the American Library Association is holding its...

Feb 27: E-books: What librarians need to know now and for the future

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse E-books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future. Mirela Roncevic will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse...

Feb 27: Book as iPad app: Multimedia, multi-touch e-books and their future in libraries

CHICAGOALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Book as iPad App: Multimedia, Multi-Touch E-Books and their Future in Libraries. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for this four-week...

Feb 26: Join YALSA in its 100 Days till Summer Countdown

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will be counting down to the first day of summer through a slew of online activities.

The drive behind the implementation of these activities and the summer countdown is...

Feb 26: iPads, tablets and gadgets in the library

CHCIAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse iPads, Tablets, and Gadgets in the Library: Planning, Budgeting, and Implementation. Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang...

Feb 26: FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey now open

CHICAGO —The FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey, a project to document and analyze the preservation activities of cultural heritage institutions in the United States, is now available. Any U.S. library conducting preservation activities may complete this survey, which will be open through...

Feb 26: Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice

CHICAGO — Articulating the core principles and issues that shape the discipline as well as their impact and relevance for the 21st Century professional, “Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into Practice,” published by...

Feb 25: LLAMA Webinar offers help for managing disperse teams

CHICAGO – Leading a team of staff members who are physically separated from one another presents special challenges for today’s library leaders.  Understanding these challenges and the best ways to meet them can help your team run smoothly. The Library Leadership and Management Association (...

Feb 25: Cooking up a storytime with mix-and-match menus

CHICAGO — Children’s librarians and caregivers tired of leftovers now have a new resource for storytimes that integrate books and games with math, science and early literacy activities. “Cooking Up a Storytime: Mix-and-Match Menus for...

Feb 25: A programming guide to after-school clubs for kids

CHICAGO — Learning that takes place "after hours" in a club setting is often an undersupported component of children's education. After-school clubs built around books encourage independent, recreational reading, which in turn has a positive impact on the rest of a child's day.  In “...

Feb 25: ALA Office for Diversity calls for 2014-2015 Diversity Research Grant proposals

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity seeks proposals for its Diversity Research Grant program.  Applications may address any diversity topic, including the recruitment and promotion of diverse individuals within the profession or the provision of library services...

Feb 25: Philippe Petit to speak at United for Libraries’ President’s Program at Annual

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries will present Philippe Petit, subject of the Academy Award-winning 2008 documentary “Man on Wire,” at United for Libraries President’s Program from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 30 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Join United for Libraries...

Feb 25: Robert Wolven receives the Melvil Dewey Medal

CHICAGO — Robert Wolven, associate university librarian for bibliographic services and collection development at Columbia University Libraries, has been awarded the 2014 Melvil Dewey Medal. This annual award is sponsored by OCLC in recognition of achievement for “creative leadership of high...

Feb 25: Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award recipient named

CHICAGO — The Cedar Park (Texas) Public Library is the 2014 winner of the prestigious Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award. The award is presented annually to a library organization for exhibiting meritorious achievements in carrying out a project to secure new funding resources for...

Feb 25: Ilyasah Shabazz, Auditorium Speaker at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO -  Community organizer, activist, motivational speaker and author of the critically acclaimed "Growing Up X," Ilyasah Shabazz is sure to move attendees as she talks about what inspires and motivates her when she...

Feb 25: PLA awards recognize 13 individuals and public libraries representing excellence

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced 13 2014 award winners honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach.

The Allie Beth Martin Award, sponsored by Baker & Taylor,...

Feb 25: Ann Patchett Book Hour, BIG IDEAS series, Spark Talks among additions at PLA 2014 Conference

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) Conference is known for premier education, engaging author events, networking opportunities and bustling exhibits. This year there’s even more. The PLA 2014 Conference, March 11-15, Indianapolis, is...

Feb 25: Celebrate libraries on the move on National Bookmobile Day

CHICAGO — Every day, bookmobiles bring the world to the communities they serve – from books, magazines and videos to job search assistance and much more. On April 16, join the nationwide celebrations as libraries across the country will celebrate the vital services bookmobiles provide on the...

Feb 25: Lois Lowry to speak, Daniel Handler to present at President’s Program, 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Lois Lowry, legendary best-selling youth author and two-time Newbery Medal winner will be the featured speaker in Barbara Stripling’s ALA President’s Program & Awards Presentation at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29. Stripling will conduct an...

Feb 25: Find the dollars with the new edition of 'The ALA Book of Library Grant Money'

CHICAGO — An all-in-one resource for researching library and school grants, “The ALA Book of Library Grant Money,” published by ALA Editions, is back in a new edition and more useful than...

Feb 25: Minnesota, Alabama, Florida libraries win 2014 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2014 Bookapalooza Program to three libraries:  Talahi Community School, St. Cloud, Minn.;...

Feb 25: Two Friends groups win National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

PHILADELPHIA — The Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library (Eau Claire, Wis.) and the Friends of the Grand Rapids (Minn.) Area Library were winners of United for Libraries’ 2013 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards. Each won $250, received a certificate, and were...

Feb 25: New United for Libraries toolkit available to Trustee members on insurance for libraries

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries President Elect Christine Lind Hage, director of the Rochester Hills (Mich.) Public Library, has written a toolkit on what Trustees and directors need to know about insurance for their library. The toolkit is available to United for Libraries members (personal...

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