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Dec 08: Gerald Holmes named 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity honoree

CHICAGO — Gerald Holmes, reference librarian and diversity coordinator, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), has been named the 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity Research honoree. As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity...

Dec 08: ASCLA announces new editor for its quarterly newsletter, Interface

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, (ASCLA) a division of the American Library Association, (ALA) announces its new editor for...

Dec 08: RUSA announces Carol Schuetz as the new editor for RUSA Update

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association, (RUSA) a division of the American Library Association, (ALA) announces its new editor for RUSA Update,...

Dec 08: ASLCA announces Sara Ahmed as the 2015 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASLCA), a division of ALA, announced Sara Ahmed as the 2015 Emerging Leader. Ahmed is...

Dec 08: RUSA selects Beth Boatright as 2015 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Beth Boatright, information services and instruction librarian at the Helmke Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, has been selected as...

Dec 08: ALA releases report on library programming impact, calls for feedback from the field

CHICAGO — A report released today by the American Library Association (ALA) explores the growing area of library programming and proposes an ambitious, eight-year research plan to explore how programs reach library users and impact communities.

The...

Dec 05: ALA announces new Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) executive director

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is welcoming Keri Cascio as the new executive director designate for one of its divisions, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

She will become ALCTS executive director with the retirement of Charles Wilt...

Dec 05: Hannah Buckland named 2015 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Hannah Buckland, director of library services at Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, Minnesota, has been selected as the Association for Library Collections...

Dec 05: ALSC recognizes seven more Great Websites for Kids
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more sites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children up to age 14. Sites are reviewed and...
Dec 04: AASL seeks program reviewers for the AASL 2015 National Conference

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is currently accepting applications for volunteers to participate in a blind review and scoring of concurrent session proposals for the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition, “Experience Education Evolution.”  To apply,...

Dec 03: 2015 Morris finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2015 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will...

Dec 03: ALCTS presents its Midwinter Symposium on evolving strategies for collections

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) presents “Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium,” a presentation of the ALCTS President’s Program Committee and organized by Michael Levine-Clark.  Join your...

Dec 02: Integrating multimedia resources into library instruction and research

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Integrating Multimedia Resources into Library Instruction and Research. Julie A. DeCesare will serve as the instructor for a six-...

Dec 02: Apply now for 2015 Teen Tech Week™ Grants

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association has opened the application for its 2015 Teen Tech Week Grants.

Through generous funding from Best Buy, 20 grants worth $1000 each will be distributed to libraries to help...

Dec 02: Rockford Public Library receives 2015 Hayes Award
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2015 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the Rockford Public Library,...
Dec 02: Florida (New York) Public Library awarded 2015 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO --The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2015 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the Florida Public Library, Florida, New York.

This grant is designed to encourage outstanding summer reading programs by providing financial...

Dec 02: Another Great Year for International Games Day and Games in Libraries #igd14

CHICAGO — On Saturday, Nov. 15th, libraries across the country and around the world joined together to play and learn about games and gaming during the 7th annual...

Dec 02: Ten librarians across the country honored for outstanding public service accomplishments

2014 winners announced for the prestigious Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK — Today, 10 librarians were honored with this year’s Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian...

Dec 01: Lansing, Mich. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Cherry Hamrick receives Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Cherry Hamrick, library director of the Delta Township District Library in Lansing, Mich., will receive the Carnegie...

Dec 01: Richmond, Ind. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Frances Yates named recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Frances Yates, director of the library at Indiana University East in Richmond, Ind, will...

Dec 01: Waterville, Maine librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Sarah A. Sugden named recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Sarah A. Sugden, director of the Waterville (Maine) Public Library will receive the Carnegie Corporation...

Dec 01: Staten Island, N.Y. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Ciro Scardina named recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Ciro Scardina, library media specialist at P.S. 18 School Library in Staten Island, N.Y.,...

Dec 01: Cleveland librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Kevin M. Ray recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK — Today, Kevin M. Ray, children’s librarian with Cleveland Public Library will receive the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York...

Dec 01: Middletown, Del. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Christine Payne recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Christine Payne, librarian at Appoquinimink High School library in Middletown, Del., will receive the Carnegie...

Dec 01: Santa Ana, Calif. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

David Lopez recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, David Lopez, librarian at the Santa Ana (Calif.) Public Library, will receive the Carnegie Corporation of New York/...

Dec 01: Roanoke, Va. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Lynn Hancock Hurt recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Lynn Hancock Hurt, coordinator of Library Services for Brown Library at Virginia Western Community College,...

Dec 01: Frankfort, Ky. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Jessica Elaine Holmes recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Jessica Elaine Holmes, librarian at Westridge Elementary School Library Media Center in...

Dec 01: Oakland, Calif. librarian receives prestigious national public service honor

Michael Beller receives Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK — Today, Michael Beller, head of reference and access services librarian at F.W. Olin Library, Mills College in Oakland, Calif., will receive...

Dec 01: Metaliteracy: Reinventing information literacy to empower learners

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners. Trudi Jacobson and Thomas Mackey will serve as the instructors for a four-...

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