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Apr 28: 'Streaming Media Passes the Tipping Point,' an ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO “Streaming Media Passes the Tipping Point: Now What?,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will present fascinating and unexpected trends on streaming media in libraries from a recent national survey of...

Apr 28: 2014 Patterson copyright award winner announced

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Georgia Harper is the 2014 recipient of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award: In Support of Users’ Rights. Harper is the Scholarly Communications Advisor for the University of Texas at Austin Libraries, where...

Apr 28: Las bibliotecas de la nación dan a conocer servicios informativos para satisfacer demanda creciente de libros infantiles multiculturales

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“El día de los niños/El día de los libros” se celebrará el 30 de abril

CHICAGO — En la medida que nuestra nación se hace cada vez más diversa, las bibliotecas se esfuerzan por asumir el...

Apr 28: Nation’s libraries showcase multicultural resources as uptick in demand for multicultural children’s books continues

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) April 30

CHICAGO — Our nation is becoming more diverse, and libraries are working to step up to the challenge of providing multilingual and multicultural resources. Demographers predict that by the year 2050, African...

Apr 25: RUSA Literary Tastes author program features Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host three award-winning authors — Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab -- at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference program “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year,"  a...

Apr 25: Eight selected winners of the 2014 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

CHICAGO The John Cotton Dana Award, sponsored by the H.W. Wilson Foundation, EBSCO and the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association, honors outstanding library public relations. In recognition of their achievement,...

Apr 25: ASCLA 101: Network, get oriented and get involved

CHICAGO —The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will host ASCLA 101, a networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members from 10:30 a.m. -11:...

Apr 25: ALA President Stripling stands up for libraries in two national publications

CHICAGO Two op-eds  written by ALA President Barbara Stripling recently appeared during School Library Month in April. The op-eds  passionately make the case for the value of  libraries.  In the April/May edition of Our Children, a publication of the National PTA, a...

Apr 24: Attend the talks you voted for at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO -- Public voting for 36 Conversation Starter talks and Ignite Sessions again tipped the balance in selecting the ones that showcase your colleagues’ newest passions and innovations during the 2014 Annual Conference. Conversation Starter talks are fast-paced 45-minute sessions intended to...

Apr 24: A guide to picture books from around the world

CHICAGO — Picture books can be portals to far-flung corners of the globe, and the books in “Global Voices: Picture Books from Around the World,” published by ALA Editions, will help children’s...

Apr 23: ALA President applauds creation of 'Right to E-read' campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) launched the “Right to E-read” campaign, a new initiative that enables libraries to...

Apr 22: Gadgets in the library

CHICAGO ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Gadgets in the Library: A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians with Jason Griffey. This workshop will last consist of two 90-minute...

Apr 22: Supporting Digital Scholarship

CHICAGO ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Supporting Digital Scholarship with Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on...

Apr 22: Putting the 'pop' in information literacy

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura and Erin Milanese will serve as instructors for a five-week...

Apr 22: Eaglecrest High School named National School Library Program of the Year

CHICAGO — Eaglecrest High School, located in Centennial, Colo., is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 2014 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award recipient. Sponsored by the Follett Corporation, the NSLPY annually recognizes a school library program that...

Apr 22: Advocate for libraries by participating in Virtual Library Legislative Day May 6

PHILADELPHIA – Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day on May 5-6, when hundreds of library advocates will be on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staffs. Library advocates who cannot make it to...

Apr 22: AASL announces 2014 award recipients

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has announced the recipients of its 2014 awards. AASL awards and grants recognize excellence and showcase best practices in the school library field in categories that include collaboration, leadership and innovation. Recipients of...

Apr 22: Registration now open for Choose Privacy Week 2014 webinar,'Defense Against the Digital Dark Arts'

CHICAGO — Dark forces conspire online to undermine privacy, compromise accounts, stalk, troll and just plain creep us out. Libraries have a longstanding tradition of protecting their users’ privacy and confidentiality, but often fail to take basic steps to protect patrons’ use of their public...

Apr 22: Using Drupal to build library websites

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Using Drupal to Build Library Websites. Ken Varnum will serve...

Apr 22: First Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conference set for November 2014

CHICAGO -- The first Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conference is set to take place Nov. 11-13, 2014 at the Expo Centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, during the 33rd Sharjah International Book Fair. The two-day library conference will offer free concurrent programs on a wide...

Apr 22: ALA announces 10 public libraries selected for Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the 10 public libraries chosen to undergo an intensive 18-month, team-based community engagement training program as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort.

The cohort, selected through...

Apr 22: ALA Announces 2014 White House Conference on Library and Information Services Award Recipient

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that Mary Lynn Collins, a library trustee from Frankfort, Ky., is the winner of the 2014 White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIST) Award. The award, which is given to a non-librarian participating...

Apr 22: Across the U.S. and beyond, Preservation Week begins on Sunday

CHICAGO — Celebrate the 5th annual Preservation Week, starting Sunday, April 27 through Saturday, May 3. This national awareness campaign, a  presentation of the Association for Library Collections &...

Apr 22: ALCTS Virtual Preconference focuses on creating successful scholarly communication with an institutional repository

CHICAGO The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will present a three-day (June 10-12) virtual preconference designed to inform and inspire attendees to "just say yes" to developing or expanding scholarly communication programs on their own campuses and to...

Apr 22: United for Libraries and Algonquin Books to present ‘Journey of a Book’ with Lin Enger at BEA

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries and Algonquin Books will present “Journey of a Book: From Writer to Reader” at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 30 in Room 1E16 at Book Expo America.  

Join ...

Apr 22: Rise of the introverts: Leverage your quiet influence

CHICAGO Is the rise of the quiet influencer the future face of business? Some may think the way to get things done is by being the loudest or the most charismatic, but these and other introverts have found success leading quietly: Tim Cook, Condoleezza Rice and Michael Dell. Now, more...

Apr 22: Queens Library wins the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association has named the "Enriching the Lives of a Challenged Community by Lending Tablets" project at the Queens Library in Jamaica, New York as the 2014 winner of the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award. This award is presented annually to a...

Apr 22: Apply for the Friends of ALSC Institute Scholarship

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Friends of ALSC recently announced a scholarship opportunity for the 2014 ALSC National Institute.

In an effort to support ALSC’s goal of continuing education for children’s librarians, the Friends of ALSC are...

Apr 22: Case studies highlight real-world innovations in university libraries

CHICAGO — What is the future of the academic library, and how are institutions coping with the challenges that are already being imposed by its changing functions and purpose? Using the results of a year-long study, “The New University...

Apr 22: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment — an ALCTS preconference at Annual in Las Vegas

CHICAGO Modeled on the popular six-week online course, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Fundamentals of Collection Assessment” from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 and from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at the 2014 ALA...

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