CHICAGO — Thirty-six mid-career librarians have been selected from a highly competitive pool to participate in Leading to the Future, ALA’s second four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders.
CHICAGO – Laurence Copel, youth outreach librarian and founder of the Lower Ninth Ward Street Library, New Orleans, is the first recipient of the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity. Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, will present Copel with the prize on June 29 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
CHICAGO — 33 members have been elected as Councilors-at-Large on the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) for three-year terms. The terms begin at the conclusion of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas and extend through the end of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
CHICAGO — If you haven’t submitted your application for the 2014 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (Aug. 10-14, Eaglewood Resort, Ill.), you have until Friday, April 25 to do so. Building on the success of the 2013 inaugural ALA Leadership Institute, and with support from Innovative Interfaces, the four-day immersive leadership development program for 40 mid-career librarians will be led again by ALA Past-President Maureen Sullivan and ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association is hosting an invitational Summit, Libraries From Now On: Imagining the Future, May 2 and 3 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
The Summit will bring together thought leaders from the library community, from a broad spectrum of educational organizations, federal agencies and foundations that work with libraries to begin a national conversation about the future and libraries.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the 2014 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children has been awarded to Luis Herrera, San Francisco Public Library’s city librarian. 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.
CHICAGO — As the American Library Association (ALA) gears up for its 2014 elections, an electronic election guide is once again available to help inform members about the candidates and the election process. “Your Guide to the 2014 ALA Elections” contains general information about the ALA presidency, recent ALA presidential initiatives, and biographical information about the two presidential candidates. Information about the ALA Council, recent Council actions, and links to information about this year’s 72 Council candidates is also provided.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is gearing up for its upcoming election.
Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 19, 2014 for the American Library Association’s annual election.
For the sixth year in a row, the American Library Association is holding its election exclusively online. Last week, members received notification by email confirming their eligibility to vote. To be eligible to vote, individuals must be members in good standing as of Jan. 31, 2014.