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Apr 13: Martin elected ALCTS President for 2018-2019

CHICAGO —Kristin E. Martin, electronic resources management librarian, University of Chicago, has been elected the 2018-2019 President of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

She previously held positions in electronic resources management and cataloging...

Apr 12: H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant Award recipient named

CHICAGO — 13 Things in Blackboard: A Self-Paced Online Learning Professional Development Program at George Mason University Libraries is the 2017 winner of the prestigious H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant. The award is presented annually to a library organization whose...

Apr 12: The American Library Association honors Haipeng Li with Equality Award

CHICAGO — Haipeng Li is the 2017 recipient of the American Library Association Equality Award. The annual award, $1,000 and a framed citation of achievement donated by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, is given to an individual or group for outstanding contributions toward promoting...

Apr 12: Kathryn Roots Lewis elected 2018-2019 AASL President

CHICAGO – Kathryn Roots Lewis, director of media services and instructional technology for Norman (Okla.) Public Schools, has been elected as the 2018-2019 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) president. Lewis will serve as president-elect during 2017-2018 under AASL President Steven...

Apr 12: Taking on New Job Responsibilities: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Due to budget cuts and increased demands, many library staffers are being asked to take on tasks where they have little or no experience—paraprofessionals are being asked to do reference, catalogers are being asked to run programs, and so on. You may feel that you need to take on more...

Apr 12: Eight recipients honored with the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced today the eight recipients of the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. The LLAMA Buildings and Equipment Community...

Apr 12: PLA to offer strategic planning workshop at conference for rural and small libraries

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) announced today that it will hold a one-day workshop on strategic planning specifically for small and rural libraries. The...

Apr 12: Take United for Libraries’ survey for a chance to win a set of free bestsellers

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – What can United do for you?

United for Libraries is seeking Trustees, Friends of the Library groups, Foundations, library directors, library staff, and others to complete a survey by April 30...

Apr 12: Elegida Loida García-Febo como presidenta de ALA 2018–2019

 

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CHICAGO – Loida García-Febo, Asesora internacional de bibliotecología y presidenta de International Information New Wave en...

Apr 12: Bohyun Kim Elected 2018-19 LITA President

Bohyun Kim, Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, has been elected as the 2018-2019 president of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Kim...

Apr 12: ALA councilors elected

CHICAGO - 33 members have been elected as Councilors-at-Large on the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) for three-year terms. The terms begin at the close of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, and extend through the end of the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Philadelphia....

Apr 12: 2017 Teen Read Week™ initiative launched

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its 2017 Teen Read Week (TRW) website, www.ala.org/teenread

YALSA encourages libraries to connect with teens...

Apr 12: Ron Chernow, Keynote Presenter at ALA Awards Ceremony at 2017 ALA Annual Conference

One of the most distinguished commentators on politics, business, and finance in the U.S. today, 2015 National Humanities Medal recipient and bestselling author Ron Chernow has been praised by the National Endowment for the Humanities for “bringing our Nation’s story to life. Through his ...

Apr 12: New ALCTS award honors Lois Mai Chan

CHICAGO—The Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is very pleased to announce a new award honoring the career and influence of Lois Mai Chan, distinguished...

Apr 12: 2017 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected five winners and one honorable mention for the 2017 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards.

The awards, funded by an...

Apr 11: Critically acclaimed author Jason Reynolds to speak at AASL national conference

CHICAGO – Award-winning and “crazy about stories” author Jason Reynolds will present the Saturday general session during the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed “Beyond the Horizon,” will be held Nov. 9-11, in Phoenix,...

Apr 11: AASL ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant awarded to the Ohio Educational Library Media Association

CHICAGO – The Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) is the recipient of the 2017 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant. Sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the $1,750 grant is given to AASL-affiliated school library associations for planning and implementing...

Apr 11: Francis W. Parker School’s Dot Day project receives AASL Collaborative School Library Award

CHICAGO – Mary Catherine Coleman, Sarah Beebe, Sarah Weitz, Bev Greenberg, and Tisha Johnson from Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, Ill., are the recipients of the 2017 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award for their project “Dot Day: How Do We...

Apr 11: Apply now for the 2017 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant

CHICAGO — Eligible library staff, afterschool providers and educators can now apply for the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) 2017 Teen Read Week...

Apr 10: William “Will” R. Reed selected for ASCLA’s Cathleen Bourdon Service Award

CHICAGO - William “Will” R. Reed, Manager, Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, Cleveland Public Library, has been selected for the 2017 Cathleen Bourdon Service Award administered by the...

Apr 10: New report chronicles library community’s front line battles against fake news, censorship, bigotry

CHICAGO –  Today the American Library Association (ALA) released its State of America’s Libraries Report, an annual report released during National Library Week, April 9 – 15, that captures usage trends within all types of libraries. The report finds that library workers’ expertise continues to...

Apr 07: Lucretia Robertson Named Recipient of the 2017-2018 Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

The Learning Round Table (LearnRT) of the American Library Association is pleased to announce Lucretia Robertson, Training and Development Manager at The Kitsap Regional Library in Washington, as the recipient of the 2017-2018 Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant.

 

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Apr 07: Audrey Okemura wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Audrey Okemura has won a free year of AASL membership. Okemura's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Janice Lee to AASL, Okemura’s...

Apr 07: Four members earn 2017 ALCTS Honors

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that the following four ALCTS members have been awarded ALCTS Honors in 2017.

  • John K. Duke, senior associate university librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jeanne...
Apr 07: ALA announces Libraries Ready to Code faculty fellows
 
WASHINGTON - Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and Google, Inc., announce the Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty selected to participate in Phase II of the Libraries Ready to Code project, which...
Apr 06: April 14 last day to submit session proposals for 2018 PLA Conference

CHICAGO — The deadline for prospective speakers to submit session proposals for the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference is almost here. The 2018 Conference, to be held March 20-24 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will...

Apr 06: Announcing the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

CHICAGO - The New Media Consortium (NMC), University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), ETH Library, and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) jointly released the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library...

Apr 06: New eCourse: Getting Started with Library Service Design

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Getting Started with Library Service Design. Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday,...

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