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ALA Election closes April 26

CHICAGO - The 2013 ALA election will close at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 26  If you have not yet cast your vote, please do so!  If you have “parked” your ballot (started but not yet completed), please return to complete the process.  In the event you cannot locate the email with your voting credentials, the ALA Member and Customer Service Department can help you.  Contact them at customerservice@ala.org, or 1 (800) 545-2433, option 5.

Jeanette Smith receives the 2013 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

CHICAGO — Jeanette C. Smith, the grants/university relations officer at the New Mexico State University Library in Las Cruces, has been selected to receive the 2013 American Library Association Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.  This special honor is given annually to an individual for “significant contribution to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching and/or writing”.

Russell’s 'Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators' wins 2013 ABC-CLIO Greenwood Publishing Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) proudly acknowledges Carrie Russell as winner of the 2013 ABC-CLIO Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature for "Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for K–12 Librarians and Educators," published by the American Library Association. This award recognizes books that assist library professionals or information specialists in areas of management, technique and education.

Princeton Public Library wins the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association has named the Community Collaboration for Enhanced Technology Services at the Princeton (N.J.) Public Library the 2013 winner of the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award. This award is presented annually to a library that demonstrates innovative planning and development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.

Kathleen Reif, director St. Mary’s County (Md.) Library, receives 2013 Sullivan Award

CHICAGO— The American Library Association has awarded the 2013 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children to Kathleen Reif, director of St. Mary’s County Library, Leonardtown, Md.  The Sullivan Award is presented annually to an individual in a library administrator role who has shown exceptional understanding and support of public library service to children.

Elizabeth Aversa receives the 2013 Beta Phi Mu Award

CHICAGO - Dr. Elizabeth Aversa, professor of library and information science at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., has been selected to receive the American Library Association’s 2013 Beta Phi Mu Award. This annual award, donated by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honorary Society, is presented to a library school faculty member or to an individual who demonstrates distinguished service to education in librarianship.

Heather Ketron named Scholastic Library Publishing Award winner

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has named Heather Ketron the recipient of the 2013 Scholastic Library Publishing Award. The honor, which will be presented during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, is bestowed on a librarian whose extraordinary contributions to promoting access to books and encouraging a love of reading for lifelong learning exemplifies outstanding achievement in the profession. Ketron will receive a citation and $1,000 prize, donated by Scholastic Library Publishing.

Applications for new ALA Leadership Institute due May 10

CHICAGO - There is still time to consider applying - or nominating a colleague - for Leading to the Future, a four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders offered by the American Library Association (ALAAug.

EBSCO awards seven scholarships for librarians to attend 2013 ALA Annual Meeting

Birmingham, Ala. / Ipswich, Mass/Chicago — In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO has awarded seven librarians $1,000 scholarships to attend the ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago, June 27– July 2, 2013.

Vote in the 2013 ALA elections on your Smartphone!

CHICAGO - Did you know that you can vote in the 2013 ALA elections on your Smartphone and other mobile devices?  You are no longer tied to your desktop to cast your vote; you can vote virtually anywhere – in line at the grocery store, on the bus, at the hairdresser! (But we do ask that you refrain from voting while driving!)  Just log in using the URL and credentials that were sent to you between March 19 and March 21; it’s just that easy.  

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