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Oct 24: LLAMA webinar presents new model for interviewing as a recruitment tool

CHICAGO — For many academic institutions that do full-day, on-site interviews of librarian candidates, the interview process is a grueling one that is intended to...

Oct 24: LLAMA Midwinter Career Institute explores project management

CHICAGO Congratulations, your boss has just handed you a new project. So what do you do now?  LLAMA’s latest Career Institute, Project Management for Librarians: Planning for Success, will help you answer that question. The full-day institute...

Oct 22: ALA JobLIST Placement Center to host etiquette luncheon during Midwinter Meeting in Chicago

CHICAGO — The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an etiquette luncheon from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in...

Oct 22: 'Stop Running on Empty' session to be held during ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host a session entitled, "Stop Running On Empty!: How to Build Up Your Physical and Emotional Reserves" from 11 a.m. -...

Oct 22: Loleta D. Fyan Grant now accepting proposals

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant. Loleta D. Fyan, ALA President 1951-1952, believed that every individual, regardless of residence, is equally entitled to high quality...

Oct 21: Human Rights Activist, Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, 2015 Arthur Curley Memorial Lecturer, 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- What happened to Islamic reform? Why have al Qaeda and Boko Haram become the faces of contemporary Islam? Why has the Arab Spring devolved into a battle over sharia law? Award-winning human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali believes that ordinary Muslims throughout the world want...

Oct 21: Learn to improve book annotation writing skills in new RUSA webinar

CHICAGO — A new webinar from the Reference a­­nd User Services Association (RUSA) will teach readers how to improve their book annotation writing skills. “Book Annotations: Short and Snappy Made Easy” is presented by two team members from NoveList, Shauna Griffin, MLS, and Rebecca Honeycutt, MLS...

Oct 21: Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant now accepting proposals

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant. The grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to...

Oct 21: Libraries and the Affordable Care Act

CHICAGO — Ever since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, staff from public libraries throughout the country have been working hard to provide access to information about the law while educating their communities about how implementation affects...

Oct 21: AASL webinar helps school librarians evaluate school library collections

CHICAGO – A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will help school librarians in this increasingly digital age to evaluate and demonstrate the value of their school library’s collection. Presented by Sue Kimmel, “Counting on What We Have: Evaluating School Library...

Oct 21: ALA and ACRL respond to Eleventh Circuit Court’s encouraging “fair use” decision in Georgia State University case

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit handed down an important decision in Cambridge University Press et al. v. Carl V. Patton et al. concerning the permissible "fair use" of copyrighted works in electronic reserves for academic courses. Although...

Oct 21: United for Libraries celebrates National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 19-25

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries is coordinating the ninth annual National Friends of Libraries Week this week, Oct. 19-25, 2014.

Friends of the library groups all over the country are celebrating by promoting the group in the community, hosting special events,...

Oct 21: Cece Bell, Françoise Mouly, Jeff Smith and Gene Luen Yang in ERT/Booklist Author Forum, 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO  Four acclaimed graphic novel authors and artists—Cece Bell, Françoise Mouly, Jeff Smith and Gene Luen Yang—join Booklist Associate Editor Sarah...

Oct 21: New edition of Weisburg and Toor’s best-selling guide for school librarians now available

CHICAGO — As if transitioning from library school or a different type of library job into the role of a school librarian wasn’t challenging enough, just factor in today’s straitened funding environment for the position itself. Librarians new on the job need expert advice on what to expect and...

Oct 21: New guide celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards

CHICAGO — Marking the 45th anniversary of the prestigious awards that honor the best in children’s and young adult literature representing the African American experience, the fifth edition of “The Coretta Scott King Awards,”...

Oct 21: Free webinar series teaches libraries to 'turn outward' and lead positive community change

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites library professionals to view a free webinar series designed to help libraries strengthen their role as core community leaders and work with residents to bring positive change to their communities.

Led by educators from...

Oct 20: Ignite Session proposals accepted through Nov. 5 for ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees will have the chance to inspire and entertain colleagues in the popular five-minute "Ignite" sessions, coming to ALA Midwinter Meeting for the first time. Session proposals are accepted at...

Oct 20: Official 2014 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten.

Teens all over the world voted starting Aug. 15, with voting lasting through Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 12-18, 2014). Altogether, over 12,000 votes were cast for the 25...

Oct 20: ALA President-elect Sari Feldman will kick off series of webinars featuring library thought leaders

CHICAGO — In today’s rapidly changing library environment, innovative ideas and practices are more important than ever before.  The Library Leadership and Management...

Oct 20: Dollar General renews support of school libraries impacted by natural disaster

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has renewed its commitment to the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and school libraries across the country by dedicating an additional $258,000 in grants to AASL’s Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund.  This...

Oct 20: Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Awards

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee is offering 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.

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Oct 20: ALA, Depts. of Ed. and Labor to Host Webinar on Workforce Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On October 27, 2014, the American Library Association (ALA) will host "$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA," an interactive webinar that will explore ways that public and...

Oct 17: Alice Hoffman, Auditorium Speaker at 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- A glance at the scope of award-winning author Alice Hoffman’s work shows why attendees won’t want to miss this Auditorium Speaker at 10-11 a.m.on Saturday, Jan. 31 during the  2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.  Hoffman’s books have been published in more than 20 translations and...

Oct 14: Teaching with tablets

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop Teaching with Tablets with Carolyn Meier, Rebecca Miller and Heather Moorefield-Lang. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT on...

Oct 14: How to run great technology training workshops for patrons

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, How to Run Great Technology Training Workshops for Patrons with Phil Spirito. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m...

Oct 14: 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...

Oct 14: Tip toe through the tulips in the Netherlands and Belgium with ASCLA, April 2015

CHICAGO — Ship ahoy! Join the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), in conjunction with AMAwaterways, April 2015, for the trip of a...

Oct 14: Learn how to expand student learning with screencasts in new AASL webinar

CHICAGO – A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will help school librarians expand their 24/7 learning capabilities by providing a tutorial of free screencast software. Presented by Brenda Stephens, “Screencast Innovations for the 21st Century Learner and...

Oct 14: ASCLA hosts consultants and networking luncheon at 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Tickets are now on sale for a networking luncheon hosted by the Library Consultant’s Interest Group, one of the member interest groups of the Association of...

Oct 14: ASCLA Announces 'Using Comics to Promote Literacy' institute at the 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will host a noteworthy institute, "Using Comics to Promote Literacy," at the 2015 ALA...

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