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Dec 30: 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-...

Dec 30: ALA Virtual Town Hall meetings archived for viewing on demand

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s three virtual town hall meetings, held during the months of November and December, have been archived and are now available to members to view at their convenience.

These meetings focused on the Association’s new strategic directions for the...

Dec 30: 'Kitchen-table' conversations focus on professional development at 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO – ALA President Courtney L. Young recently invited attendees of the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago to sign up for the “kitchen-table” conversations that have become an important channel for discussion among members of the ALA community (members, staff, and external allies). The...

Dec 30: Using business intelligence to tackle modern library challenges: A new advanced eCourse

CHICAGO — Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), the new advanced eCourse Using Business Intelligence to Tackle Modern Library Challenges, beginning on Feb...

Dec 30: Ferguson Library Director Scott Bonner to share thoughts on leading in times of crisis at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago

CHICAGO — Libraries and their staffs are agents of positive community change, even under the most challenging and tension-filled circumstances. Ferguson (Missouri) Municipal Public Library Director Scott Bonner will discuss the recent turmoil in his community — and how the library managed to...

Dec 30: PLA to recognize the Ferguson Public Library and Scott Bonner at ALA Annual

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) with support from Library Systems and Services, LLC (LSSI) will present a special recognition to the Ferguson (Missouri) Public Library and its director Scott Bonner at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San...

Dec 30: Scaff wins Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2015 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant to Ligaya Scaff. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for her research project, “The Role of Photo and Video Sharing Applications in Teens’ Processes of Creative...

Dec 30: Abigail Phillips named YALSA’s 2015 Board Fellow

CHICAGO — The Board of Directors of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) chose Abigail Phillips, a doctoral candidate in the School of Information at Florida State University, as its 2015-2016 Board Fellow. Phillips will begin...

Dec 29: ALSC announces Building STEAM with Día book lists

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has released new Building STEAM with Día book...

Dec 23: AASL sponsors Emerging Leaders Shannon Harris and Melissa Iamonico

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will sponsor two participants in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2015 Emerging Leaders program. The AASL-sponsored participants will join more than 50 of their peers as the program kicks off at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting...

Dec 23: How to transform a summer reading program into a summer learning program with STEM

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Transform a Summer Reading Program into a Summer Learning Program with STEM with Elizabeth McChesney. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm...

Dec 23: Explore innovations in ELL community engagement @ ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO – Join the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services as three library literacy professionals from the Chicago area discuss successful and replicable programs and services geared toward English language learners. The session, titled “ELL Practitioners Panel: Innovations in Community...

Dec 23: Orange to deliver Call-to-Action address at 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration

CHICAGO — Satia Marshall Orange, influential and respected former director of the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS), will serve as Call-to-Action...

Dec 23: Managing copyright in digital collections

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Managing Copyright in Digital Collections. Linda Tadic will serve as the instructor for this three-week facilitated eCourse starting on Feb....

Dec 23: How to respond to a security incident in your library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on...

Dec 23: Cartographic resources cataloging with RDA: An introduction

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Cartographic Resources Cataloging with RDA: An Introduction with Susan Moore. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015....

Dec 22: FTRF announces 45th Anniversary reception in Salt Lake City on Jan. 17, 2015

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) will kick off its series of local fundraising events celebrating its 45th anniversary...

Dec 22: Learn with LITA: Three full day workshops in Chicago

CHICAGO — The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) invites you to attend any of three Midwinter Workshops, focused on the latest in practical library technology applications, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 in Chicago.

"Developing mobile apps to support...

Dec 22: Apps for librarians: Empower your users with mobile app literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Apps for librarians: Empower your users with mobile app literacy. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for this five-week facilitated...

Dec 22: Outstanding content on policy, technology, diversity/inclusion and more at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO  In an exceptionally strong, timely and varied cluster of “News You Can Use” sessions at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting, experts from across library-related fields...

Dec 22: Digital media labs: From concept to funding to management

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Digital Media Labs: From Concept to Funding to Management with Amanda L. Goodman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb....

Dec 19: Self-Published Books and Soon to be Famous Project, Masters Session 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO – Combining self-published books and the power of libraries to influence readers, participants from the Illinois Soon to be Famous project will show how you can get a similar cutting-edge project started in your community in an ALA Master’s...

Dec 18: 2015 Nonfiction 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 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1,...

Dec 18: Planning and preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Planning and Preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access. Roman S. Panchyshyn will serve as the instructor for this four-...

Dec 18: Successfully serving the college bound

CHICAGO — Whether they’re students taking the traditional path of entering college from high school, or adult first-time or re-entry students, navigating the admissions and financial aid process can be overwhelming for the college bound. Public libraries can help provide information and guidance...

Dec 18: Top Outstanding Academic Titles picks for 2014 announced by Choice editors

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT – The Choice subject editors recognize the most significant titles reviewed each  calendar year by compiling the “Outstanding Academic Titles” (OAT) list, which is published each January in Choice magazine and on Choice Reviews Online...

Dec 18: AASL seeks bloggers for Knowledge Quest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks bloggers for its newly expanded Knowledge Quest website: www.ala.org/aasl/kq. To apply, please visit www.ala.org/aasl/kq/bloggers...

Dec 18: Cataloging with RDA: Resource Description and Access

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse Cataloging with RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Feb. 2,...

Dec 16: IFRT accepting nominations for the John Philip Immroth Memorial Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2015 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award. The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the...

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