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.
CHICAGO — Robert Wolven, associate university librarian for bibliographic services and collection development at Columbia University Libraries, has been awarded the 2014 Melvil Dewey Medal. This annual award is sponsored by OCLC in recognition of achievement for “creative leadership of high order, particularly in those fields in which Melvil Dewey was actively interested: library management, library training, cataloging and classification, and the tools and techniques of librarianship.”
CHICAGO — At its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibitions in Philadelphia, the American Library Association (ALA) Council, passed a resolution calling for open access to essential information on public websites in the event of a government shutdown.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has adopted a resolution urging Congress to extend legal protections for whistle-blowers to employees of all national security and intelligence agencies, as well as non-federal employees working for civilian contractors.
CHICAGO — At the American Library Associations’s recent Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia, the ALA Council passed a resolution calling upon Congress to pass — and the president to sign — legislation supporting the reforms embodied in the USA Freedom Act.
CHICAGO — The application process for the 2014 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (Aug. 10-14, Eaglewood Resort, Ill.) is now open, with applications accepted through April 25, 2014. 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 — Building on the success of the 2013 inaugural “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute, and thanks to generous support from Innovative Interfaces, the four-day immersive leadership development program for 40 mid-career librarians will be offered again in August 2014. Led by ALA Past-President Maureen Sullivan and ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss, the institute will help future library leaders develop and practice their leadership skills in areas critical to the future of the libraries they lead.