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Aug 04: PLA extends application deadline for the Dynamic Planning Institute in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has extended the application deadline for their new, blended learning training, the ...

Aug 03: A guide to innovative revenue sources for libraries and nonprofits

CHICAGO — In recent years, levies, grants, and other traditional sources of library funding have stagnated or even been scaled back. But as they’ve already done in other areas, libraries can take an innovative, proactive approach to funding. Change creates opportunities, and the ability to see...

Aug 03: Ruzena Zatko Selected as the 2016 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Ruzena Zatko of Los Angeles, California as the 2016 Century Scholarship recipient.

 

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library...

Aug 02: Apply now to be a part of the Teens’ Top Ten book groups

CHICAGO — Library staff can now apply on behalf of their teen book groups for a chance to be a part of the official Teens’ Top Ten book groups.

The...

Aug 02: EMIERT releases Guidelines for Outreach to Immigrant Populations

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) has published a set of guidelines for library services and programming that facilitate recent immigrants’ inclusion and participation in society while preserving and promoting...

Aug 02: ALSC now accepting applications for 2017 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2017 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Awards.  This award, made possible by an annual gift from...

Aug 02: AASL defines 'effective school library program' for ESSA implementation

CHICAGO – As the national association for the school library profession, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has defined the term “effective school library program” to assist with the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at the state and district level:

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Aug 02: How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service with Laurie Brown. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30...

Aug 02: ACRL releases The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations.” Edited by Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and Deborah...

Aug 01: New Library Privacy Guidelines offer strategies for protecting patron data in the digital environment

CHICAGO —  The American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee has approved four new library privacy guidelines that outline strategies and best practices for protecting patron privacy in the digital environment. The guidelines address online privacy and data security and are...

Jul 29: PLA receives ASAE Power of A Summit and Gold Awards for Every Child Ready to Read Literacy program

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) has earned 2016 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Power of A Summit and Gold Awards for its co-creation and implementation of Every...

Jul 29: 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop

Editions Workshop Press Release

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30...

Jul 28: Margarita E. Demetriadis Selected as the 2016 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has named Margarita Ekaterini Demetriadis of North Chesterfield, Virginia as the 2016 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

 

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000...

Jul 27: The Basics of Federal Grant Writing Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new two-part workshop, The Basics of Federal Grant Writing with Maureen Meyer and Amy Whitlock Jennings.

This two-part event will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at...

Jul 27: Choice and The Charleston Company announce collaboration on new online review resource for academic databases

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT -  Choice and The Charleston Company have announced plans to collaborate on a new reference product, an online review source for academic...

Jul 27: New ALCTS monograph examines linked data for cultural heritage

CHICAGO — With its roots in computer science, linked data is unfamiliar territory for many library catalogers. But since the origins of MARC nearly 50 years ago, the value of machine-readable library records has only grown.  Today linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the...

Jul 26: AASL welcomes new Knowledge Quest bloggers

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is proud to welcome an additional cast of bloggers for its Knowledge Quest website.Knowledge Quest offers breaking news, inspired blogs and encourages conversations to...

Jul 26: Free webinar: How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free webinar, How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library with ALA Editions author Ed Rossman. This webinar will...

Jul 26: Dr. Clara Chu appointed ALA Representative to U.S. National Commission for UNESCO

CHICAGO — Dr. Clara Chu, director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected to serve as the ALA representative to the...

Jul 25: YA authors and editors to keynote opening session for YALSA’s 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Young adult authors Leigh Bardugo, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Cordova, and Jonathan Friesen will join editors T.S. Ferguson and Julie Matysik on a panel moderated by Amalie Howard at the Young Adult...

Jul 25: Call for Proposals, LITA @ ALA Annual 2017
 
 
The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for...
Jul 25: RUSA offers new webinars for reference librarians and library staff

CHICAGO--July 28 through August 19, 2016, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will offer four new webinars for front line librarians and library staff. 

Show Me the Money: Growing Grants-related...

Jul 25: Volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and joint committees for 2017 - 2018

CHICAGO — James (Jim) G. Neal, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and two joint committees for the 2017-2018 term (terms start on July 1, 2017). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership training, networking...

Jul 25: Katherine Shea selected as the 2016 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has named Katherine Shea of Graniteville, Vermont as the 2016 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who made many contributions...

Jul 25: Managing metadata in web-scale discovery systems

CHICAGO — Libraries are increasingly using web-scale discovery systems to help clients find a wide assortment of library materials, including books, journal articles, special collections, archival collections, videos, music and open access collections. Depending on the library material cataloged...

Jul 22: Siergiej wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO – Maryjo Siergiej, a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has won the 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Siergiej with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to...

Jul 20: Jaimie L. Kicklighter Selected as the 2016 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association and SAGE announced Jaimie L. Kicklighter as the recipient of the 2016 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. 

 

Kicklighter holds a master’s degree in history and said she decided that a career in librarianship was for her during her...

Jul 20: Bourn wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Silence Bourn, a Youth Services librarian at Seminole County Public Library, Northwest Branch, has won the 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Bourn with up to $1,000 to...

Jul 20: YALSA seeks Member Manager for programming website, Teen Programming HQ

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking a Member Manager for its teen programming website, Teen Programming HQ.

The mission of...

Jul 19: New advanced eCourse: Improving Interpersonal Communication

CHICAGO — Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), the new advanced eCourse Improving Interpersonal Communication will help participants with their...

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