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Jun 04: Banned Books Week 2014 celebrates graphic novels

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA), with the national Banned Books Week planning committee, today announced that this year's celebration of the freedom to read will emphasize a thematic focus on comics and graphic novels.   This year's Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27, will shine a...

Jun 03: United for Libraries names Dr. Argiro Morgan ALA Trustee Citation recipient

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has named Dr. Argiro Morgan of St. Tammany Parish (La.) Library as the recipient of the ALA Trustee Citation.

The ALA Trustee Citation, established in 1941 to recognize public library trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the...

Jun 03: STEP into storytime for newborns to 5-year-olds

CHICAGO — Story Time Effective Practice (STEP), developed by Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting and Kathy Fling Klatt, is an approach that articulates the link between child development theory and storytimes. “STEP into Storytime: Using StoryTime...

Jun 03: ALA conference sessions to teach library professionals to 'turn outward'

CHICAGO — All communities have challenges. Library professionals are uniquely positioned to help conquer them — given the right tools.

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to offer a series of sessions at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference that will help librarians leverage their...

Jun 03: Tablet computers in school libraries and classrooms discussed in new e-book

CHICAGO — According to Pew Research, nearly a quarter of teens already own a tablet computer, with younger children not far behind. With the use of these handheld devices continuing to grow by leaps and bounds each year, tablets are coming to your school district soon, if they haven't already...

Jun 03: United for Libraries to host ‘Quirky Books’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Quirky Books for Quirky Librarians,” 3-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, N252,  at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Join United for Libraries as Liz Climo, Ian Doescher, Caitlin Doughty, Jennifer...

Jun 03: 2014 ALSC National Institute Early Bird Registration deadline is June 30

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages members planning to register for the 2014 ALSC National Institute to do so before the June 30 early bird registration deadline. Members will save $35 on the cost of registration if they sign up...

Jun 03: Debra Gold Hansen's article 'Depoliticizing the California State Library' receives Davis Award from LHRT

CHICAGO The winner of the 2014 Donald G. Davis Article Award, presented by the American Library Association (ALA) Library History Round Table (LHRT), is Debra Gold Hansen for the article, "Depoliticizing the California State Library: The Political and...

Jun 03: Tweet to win tickets to United for Libraries’ ‘The Laugh’s On Us,' sponsored by SAGE

PHILADELPHIA — In their daily interactions with students, researchers and library patrons of all stripes, librarians are bound to hear (and overhear) humorous remarks that provide comic relief all the time.

Librarians are invited to share the words that that have caused them to smile,...

Jun 03: Using WebDewey® and understanding Dewey Decimal Classification®

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Using WebDewey® and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification®. Cheryl Tarsala will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse, starting on...

Jun 03: The Whole Library Handbook for teen services

CHICAGO — ALA's popular and respected Whole Library Handbook series continues with “The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services,” published by ALA Editions. Specifically geared towards those...

Jun 03: Expert panel connects educators to the digital education transformation

CHICAGO – Prestigious members of the Project Connect team will discuss how information professionals can reimagine the ways they support student learning during a panel presentation at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL),...

Jun 03: 2014 Diversity and Outreach Fair to celebrate successful family literacy initiatives, diversity in action ideas

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) has selected 36 presentations for the 2014 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 p.m. – 5:30 p .m. on Saturday, June 28 in the Special Events area in Exhibits Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center during ALA’s Annual...

Jun 03: College & Research Libraries 75th anniversary issue article selections announced

CHICAGO – In preparation for the upcoming celebration of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) 75th anniversary, the editorial board of College & Research Libraries (C&RL) asked the journal’s readers to help identify...

Jun 03: Participate in the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt at Annual in Las Vegas

CHICAGO Attending the ALA Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas?  Join in the fun and participate in the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt! Read on for details.

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Running from Friday night through Monday of Annual (Friday, June...

Jun 02: 2014 'Building a Home Library' bibliographies now available

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) – Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from the Association for Library Service to Children’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, has created four Building a Home Library bibliographies. These...

Jun 02: Take advantage of programming dedicated to public library staff at ALA Annual

CHICAGO – With three preconferences and nearly 20 programs, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering an array of programming dedicated to public library staff attending the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Things get...

Jun 02: PLA Boot Camp application deadline is June 13

CHICAGO — The application deadline, June 13, for the Public Library Association (PLA) Results Boot Camp is fast approaching. The program, “Results Are What Matters: Management Tools and Techniques to Improve Library Services and Programs,”...

Jun 02: Panelists share insights, tools for boosting library and community broadband access at ALA conference

LAS VEGAS—From E-rate to network neutrality, national attention is focused on the “need for (broadband) speed” to support innovation, learning and digital inclusion in the modern world. And yet, too many libraries and communities are in danger of falling behind with internet speeds that crawl...

Jun 02: Free American Libraries Live broadcast discusses 'Going Beyond Google'

CHICAGO — Why do we need librarians when we have Google and other search tools? This frequent question deserves a thoughtful answer, and in the next broadcast of American Libraries Live an authoritative panel will talk about librarians’...

May 28: Helmick awarded NMRT Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO — The 2014 New Members Round Table (NMRT) Professional Development Grant Award Committee is pleased to announce that Samantha Helmick has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the NMRT Professional Development Grant. This award provides funding to cover airfare, lodging and conference...

May 28: New American Libraries supplement examines major trends in digital content

Washington, D.C.—Leading library visionaries and experts discuss trends in digital content technology and the current state of library ebook lending in “Digital Discoveries,” a new digital supplement from American Libraries...

May 27: Seven win Banned Books Week grants via the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund

CHICAGO — Seven organizations, ranging from a fine arts organization to an LGBT-focused community library, are recipients of $1,000 grants from the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund for events celebrating ...

May 27: Author Barry Lopez to keynote PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation at ALA Annual

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) will celebrate its annual award winners and offer a special President’s Program featuring author Barry Lopez from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on June 29, at the Las Vegas Convention Center–N249, during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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May 27: Register now for ALCTS June virtual preconferences

CHICAGO — Two virtual preconferences coming in June bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) offers two virtual preconferences that are sure to guarantee a great...

May 27: AASL debuts new virtual membership meeting

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will hold its first virtual membership meeting at 5 p.m. Central (6 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Mountain, 3 p.m. Pacific) on Sunday, June 8. The annual membership meeting provides AASL members with a “state of the association” update via...

May 27: Copyright, libraries and digitization at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference
LAS VEGAS—How are libraries coping with digitization and copyright? Are these activities legal? On Sunday, June 29, 2014, copyright experts will discuss digital access and mass digitization projects during "Copyright and Digitization+," a conference session that takes place during the 2014...
May 27: United for Libraries to host ‘First Author, First Book’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “First Author, First Book: Veteran and Rookies,” 8:30-10 a.m. on Sunday, June 29 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

This traditional event, which will feature a continental breakfast, will include first time authors Adi Alsaid,...

May 27: Experts to discuss copyright trends at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference

LAS VEGAS—Hear about current copyright policy challenges and developments at the session "Copyright Hot Topics and Big Ideas," a conference program that will be held at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The session will take place from 1:00–2:30 p.m. on...

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