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Oct 30: IPEDS survey adopts new definitions based on academic library community input — register for ACRL/ ARL webinar

WASHINGTON, D.C; CHICAGO — The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic Libraries Component is adopting revised definitions for FY 2015 as a result of recommendations made by a joint Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Association of College & Research...

Oct 29: Jo Ann Jenkins, nationally recognized leader, is 2016 Midwinter Meeting Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO —  Dynamic change agent, nationally recognized leader and former chief operating officer at the Library of Congress Jo Ann Jenkins brings her message of innovation to the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston as an Auditorium Speaker from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. With more...

Oct 29: Author Sherman Alexie added to PLA 2016 Conference lineup

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is excited to announce the addition of the Children’s Author Lunch with Sherman Alexie to the PLA 2016 Conference schedule from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.

Alexie...

Oct 29: ALA President commends bipartisan supporters of library amendment to ESEA reauthorization bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Association (ALA), thanks Senate signatories for the...

Oct 29: ALSC enhances creativity programming in 79 libraries with Curiosity Creates Grants

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the 79 recipients of Curiosity Creates grants. Each library will receive up to $7,500 to support...

Oct 27: LCA pleased Librarian of Congress expands film clip exemption

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) welcomes today’s decision issued by the Librarian of Congress...

Oct 27: Official 2015 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten.

Teens all over the world voted starting Aug.15, with voting lasting through Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 18-24, 2015). Altogether, over 27,000 votes were cast for the...

Oct 26: Enhance your services and engage users

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop Facebook in the Library: Enhancing Services and Engaging Users with David Lee King. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern...

Oct 23: Mary Frances Berry to keynote 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration

CHICAGO – Acclaimed civil rights activist and academic Dr. Mary Frances Berry will keynote the 2016 Dr. Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Boston. The 2016 Celebration will be held from 6:30 - 7:...

Oct 23: ALA to launch Libraries Transform public awareness campaign

CHICAGO – On October 29, American Library Association (ALA) President Sari Feldman will officially launch Libraries Transform, a national public awareness campaign that will highlight the transformative nature of our nation’s libraries and elevate the critical role libraries play in the digital...

Oct 23: Abbas, Koh selected to present paper for YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at 2016 ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has chosen June Abbas, professor, and Kyungwon Koh, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies, to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at the 2016...

Oct 23: FRBR, before and after

CHICAGO — Karen Coyle’s expert ability to draw from the deep historical background of cataloging theory to illuminate the potentials of library data on the Web helped win her the...

Oct 22: Respond to a security incident in your library

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library, with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on...

Oct 21: Apply for the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Tech Education

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by...

Oct 21: LIS Students: Apply for the LITA/Ex Libris Writing Award

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by...

Oct 21: Apply for LIS Scholarships from LITA

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for three scholarships:

Oct 21: Nominations sought for prestigious Kilgour Research Award

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2015 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 31, 2015...

Oct 20: ALSC applauds American Academy of Pediatrics’ screen time guidelines

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, applauds the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on its recent revisions to guidelines addressing “screen time” for young children.  ALSC President Andrew Medlar released the...

Oct 20: GLBTRT seeks nominees for first-ever Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the inaugural Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community. 

The award, to be given for the first time this year, will honor recent library initiatives that demonstrate excellence in library...

Oct 20: Apply now for $5,000 ALA award for library programming excellence

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for its 2016 ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award.

The $5,000 award, supported by ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund,...

Oct 20: Isaac Mizrahi, 'irrepressible' designer and star, is 2016 Midwinter Meeting Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO -- Designer, fashion industry leader, documentary film co-creator and actor, ballet costume designer, opera director, TV talk show host, QVC star, weekly judge on “Project Runway: All-Stars,” pop-culture and media phenomenon, business expert and soon-to-be published literary memoirist...

Oct 20: Teen Read Week™ is an opportunity to help struggling readers

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association encourages schools and libraries everywhere to reach out to struggling teen readers who would benefit from access to libraries and reading materials, including during Teen Read Week, Oct. 18-24, 2015, which is being celebrated with the theme...

Oct 20: ALA applauds Robert Bocher appointment to E-rate program oversight body

Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) applauded Robert (Bob) Bocher’s appointment by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fill the...

Oct 19: ALA, COSLA help libraries LEAP ahead and increase broadband capacity

Washington, D.C. – The launch of a new phase of the federally-funded E-rate reform program aimed at improving broadband capacity to serve community education and learning needs was announced today by the American Library Association (ALA)and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA...

Oct 19: Choice debuts content, tools tailored for community college market

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUTChoice, the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, premieres content specifically crafted for community college libraries in the November 2015 issue of Choice magazine and on Choice Reviews Online....

Oct 19: LLAMA Webinar provides tools, tips and tricks for management success

CHICAGO — Many librarians are hired or promoted into management positions without the benefit of specific management training.  The knowledge they need to become good managers must often be learned on the fly. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “...

Oct 19: RUSA will host two Institutes, 'Reference Interview' and 'History Genealogy Workshop,' during Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host two Institutes, Reference Interview” and “History Genealogy Workshop on Friday, January 8, 2016 during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

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Oct 19: ASCLA to host two noteworthy institutes, 'Assembling a Consulting Toolkit' and 'Sustainable Staff Development,' at Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will host two noteworthy institutes, "Assembling a Consulting Toolkit" and “Sustainable Staff Development,” at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

ASCLA’s full-day Institute, "...

Oct 19: Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Awards

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee is offering a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

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