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Sep 16: ALA, FINRA Investor Education Foundation partner on Financial Literacy Research Project

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Research and Statistics (ORS) announced today that it will collaborate with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation on a research project in which ALA will survey U.S. public libraries about...

Sep 15: Booklist again selected by National Reading Group Month, Great Group Reads

CHICAGO — Booklist, the American Library Association’s premier review source for public libraries and schools, has been selected once again to collaborate with the Women’s National Book Association’s October...

Sep 15: Libraries, organizations commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month as part of ‘Latino Americans: 500 Years of History’ project

For inquiries or an interview with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), contact Theola DeBose, NEH's director of communications, at tdebose@neh.gov or 202-606-8255.

CHICAGO — More than 150 libraries, museums and...

Sep 15: PLA now accepting nominations for nine service awards and grants

CHICAGO — Through the generosity of sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering nine awards/grants designed to highlight the best in public library service and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries. Many of the awards include an...

Sep 15: LITA fall online continuing education

CHICAGO — Immediate registration is available now for any of four webinars, or a...

Sep 15: Nominations will close Sept. 28 for 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is reminding library users that nominations for its prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award will close on Monday, Sept. 28. Library users nationwide can nominate their favorite librarians who have transformed lives and communities through...

Sep 15: RUSA announces new vice-president/president-elect, Alesia McManus

CHICAGO — Alesia McManus, director of the Howard Community College Library, Columbia, Maryland, has been elected the 2015-2016 RUSA’s new vice-president/president-Elect.

“For 20+ years, I have enthusiastically provided direction and leadership, through team-building, strategic planning...

Sep 15: Registration now open for PLA 2016 Conference in Denver

CHICAGO — Housing and registration for the Public Library Association’s 2016 Conference, April 5-9 in Denver, are now open. For complete details, visit placonference.org.

The PLA 2016 schedule is packed with extraordinary...

Sep 15: ALA president responds to Pew Research Center study that highlights vital role of libraries in digital age

CHICAGO — Libraries are transforming as society stands at a critical juncture with regard to the changing information landscape and the skills needed to thrive in our digital world.   Libraries at the Crossroads...

Sep 15: ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom announces sponsorship of Let's Encrypt initiative

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom announced its sponsorship of "Let's Encrypt," a free, automated, and open certificate authority.   "Let's Encrypt" is   a service provided by the Internet...

Sep 14: ACRL releases 'Creating Leaders: An Examination of Academic and Research Library Leadership Institutes'

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Creating Leaders: An Examination of Academic and Research Library Leadership Institutes.” Edited by Irene M. H. Herold...

Sep 14: Registration open for the 2016 ALSC National Institute

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced that registration for the 2016 ALSC National Institute has opened. The conference, themed "Believe. Build. Become.," will be held Sept. 15-17, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C...

Sep 14: Gain a solid foundation in cataloging cartographic resources

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Cartographic Resources with RDA: An Introduction, with Susan Moore. This workshop, which will last 90 minutes, is hosted live at 2:30...

Sep 11: For students, a survival guide to research

CHICAGO — Jumping head first into a research project is a surefire recipe for stress and confusion. But if you’re a newbie, how do you know where to begin, let alone where to go from there? Library instruction expert Monty L. McAdoo’s new primer “...

Sep 10: Deadline extended for 'Explore Earth,' 'Explore Space' and 'Explore Tech' traveling exhibition opportunities for public libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance, has extended the application deadline for three science...

Sep 09: Bundle Registration for 2016 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference open through Sept. 30

CHICAGO — Bundle Registration for 2016 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference is now open. Bundling the registration for both conferences saves up to $130, and offers the opportunity to book ...

Sep 09: Best-selling author Josephine Angelini ready to rock AASL national conference

CHICAGO – Josephine Angelini 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 character...

Sep 09: Applications invited for ‘Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness’ traveling exhibition to libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, on behalf of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), invites applications for Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries.

Native Voices...

Sep 08: Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides 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.

Funded...

Sep 08: Hage announces candidacy for 2017-18 ALA presidency

CHICAGO – Christine Lind Hage, director of the Rochester Hills (Michigan) Public Library, has filed as a petition candidate for the 2017-18 presidency of the American Library Association. 

Hage has been an ALA member since 1971.  She is the immediate past president of United for Libraries...

Sep 08: ALA 2016 Scholarship application now available

CHICAGO — If you need a bit of financial help to get through your graduate program, scholarship funds are now available.  The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master's...

Sep 08: Popular workshop presents strategies for reaching patrons in their 20s and 30s with great programs

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Building Great...

Sep 08: Harry Potter Alliance turns pop-culture passion into civic engagement at AASL national conference

CHICAGO – Did you know that your school library is not just a school library? Find out how at a special workshop during the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition, where The Harry Potter Alliance will share with attendees how the school library is actually the Hogwarts Room of...

Sep 08: ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2016 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award. This $4,000 award, made possible by an annual gift from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing...

Sep 08: Workshop offers strategies for dealing with difficult patrons

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Dealing with...

Sep 08: EBSCO offers five scholarships to librarians attending 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. The meeting takes place Jan. 8 – 12, 2016, and offers an opportunity for continuing education,...

Sep 08: ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2016 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant. This $3,000 grant, made possible by Baker & Taylor, is designed to encourage reading...

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