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Mar 03: San José Public Library named winner of RUSA Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services

CHICAGO—The San José Public Library is the 2016 winner of the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services, which honors a library or library system for developing and imaginative and unique resource to patrons’ reference needs. The winner will receive $1,500 and a citation, sponsored by...

Mar 02: ALA, Benetech to discuss 3D printing and educational equity at SXSWedu 2016

Austin, TX – The American Library Association (ALA) is teaming up with Benetech, a Silicon Valley-based non-profit technology company, for a session at the 2016 SXSWedu conference to discuss ways in which the...

Mar 02: Learn how to create an individual development plan in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn how an Individual Development Plan (IDP) can be a helpful tool to identify, organize, and communicate your career goals. “YOU are the Goal! Career & Individual...

Mar 02: Award-winning actress and bestselling author Jamie Lee Curtis will close out 2016 ALA Annual Conference

Award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling children’s author Jamie Lee Curtis will close out the 2016 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando after current ALA President Sari Feldman passes the gavel to the 2016-2017 ALA President Julie Todaro and introduces the new...

Mar 02: Fraser wins YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) awarded the YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award to Betsy Fraser.

Fraser is...

Mar 02: Bonnie Parks recipient of Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates the recipient of the 2016 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award, Bonnie Parks. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by...

Mar 02: Spring brings a fresh season of engaging subjects and useful information with the ACRL-Choice webinar program

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT; CHICAGO – ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts....

Mar 02: PLA Offers Digital Badges to Recognize Learners at PLA 2016 Preconferences
 
The Public Library Association (PLA) will participate in the American Library Association’s (ALA) digital badging pilot beginning with the eleven preconferences scheduled for the...
Mar 02: PLA 2016 Virtual Conference brings learning and networking to you

CHICAGO — Registration for the PLA 2016 Virtual Conference is now open. On April 7-8, 2016, the Public Library Association (PLA) will share a condensed, live and online PLA Conference with...

Mar 01: LITA Preconferences at ALA Annual in Orlando FL, June 2016
 
Help LITA kick off its year of 50th anniversary celebrations by attending any one of three exciting new preconferences.  All three will be held on
 
Friday, June 24, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
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Mar 01: HARRASSOWITZ Award to Jim Mouw

CHICAGO — The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Jim Mouw, associate university librarian for collection services at the University of Chicago, to receive the 2016 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award....

Mar 01: Benjamin Heet Receives ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation

CHICAGO--The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation. Benjamin Heet, program officer at Triangle...

Mar 01: Nominating committee seeks candidates for 2017 election

CHICAGO - The Nominating Committee for the 2017 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2017 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect and Councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer...

Mar 01: Special C&RL issue focuses on assessment as action research

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released a special issue of the journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL) featuring a selection of seven action research studies by teams who participated in the...

Mar 01: Join YALSA for a Twitter Takeover during Teen Tech Week™ 2016

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) will host a twitter takeover during Teen Tech Week™, March 6-12, 2016.

Teen Tech Week...

Feb 29: Denda wins 2016 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Kayo Denda, head of the Margery Somers Foster Center and Women’s Studies librarian at Rutgers University, has been selected as the 2016 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors...

Feb 29: COSWL Celebrates National Women’s History Month

During the entire month of March, the American Library Association's (ALA) Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) will recognize and celebrate women’s historic achievements with National Women’s...

Feb 29: Catch the programming bug with Rob Reid's lively, humorous eCourse!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Storytime Shenanigans: Building Great Programs for Preschoolers. Rob Reid will serve as the instructor for a three-week facilitated eCourse starting on Apr....

Feb 29: Learning instructional design essentials

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Instructional Design Essentials. Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will serve as the instructors for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Apr. 18, 2016...

Feb 29: Lindsay Schettler awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO – Lindsay Schettler, the special collections and content management librarian at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas, has been awarded the 2016 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant.

The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant is given by the...

Feb 29: ALCTS’ Piercy Award to Annie Peterson

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) named Annie Peterson, Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS, the winner of the 2016 Esther J. Piercy Award. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 25 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2016...

Feb 29: New workshop: Taking the Fear out of How-To Fests: 20 Activity ideas in 90 Minutes

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new workshop Taking the Fear out of How-To Fests: 20 Activity Ideas in 90 Minutes, with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 4...

Feb 29: Improving Your Library’s Mobile Services, popular workshop returns!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop Improving Your Library's Mobile Services, with Bohyun Kim. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Apr. 27,...

Feb 26: Demand for Apple encryption tool threatens library users’ privacy

CHICAGO – Libraries have a direct and immediate stake in the outcome of the Apple case, as patrons have 24/7 access to library materials and resources via their smart phones, tablets and mobile devices. Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Association (ALA) released the following...

Feb 26: Bestselling author, TV host Brad Meltzer is 2016 ALA Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker

Nonfiction, suspense novels for adults, children’s books, comic books, TV shows, and 2016 Honorary Chair of ALA’s Preservation Week—the multi-talented New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer does them all and more. A core belief underpins and runs through each of his projects:...

Feb 25: Austin Community College program wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Austin Community College Library Services has been chosen to receive the 2016 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its...

Feb 25: ALA gears up for 2016 election

CHICAGO – The American Library Association is gearing up for its upcoming election. Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 15, 2016 for the American Library Association’s annual election and will close on Friday, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. Central time.

For the eighth year in a row,...

Feb 25: Ross Atkinson award given to Janet Swan Hill

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Janet Swan Hill, retired associate director for technical services at the University of Colorado Boulder, as the 2016 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors...

Feb 25: Paige G. Andrew selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Paige G. Andrew is the recipient of the 2016 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented on June 25 at the ALCTS...

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