Governance Office

Your guide to the 2013 ALA elections

CHICAGO — As the American Library Association (ALA) gears up for its 2013 elections, an electronic election guide is once again available to help inform members about the candidates and the election process. “Your Guide to the 2013 ALA Elections” contains general information about the ALA presidency, recent ALA presidential initiatives and biographical information about the two presidential candidates.

American Library Association gears up for 2013 ALA election

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is gearing up for its upcoming election.

Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 19, 2013 for the American Library Association’s annual election.

For the fifth 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 January 31, 2013.

Applications now accepted for new ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO — Applications are being accepted through May 10 for Leading to the Future, a unique four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders offered by ALA in Chicago, Aug. 12-15, 2013. Led by ALA President Maureen Sullivan with ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss, this inaugural Leadership Institute will include a structured learning track as well as the opportunity for individual development and is limited to 35 participants.

Johns and Neal elected to ALA Executive Board

CHICAGO — Sara Kelly Johns and James G. (Jim) Neal have been elected to serve on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board. The new board members were elected by the ALA Council in a vote taken at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 25 to 29 in Seattle. Johns and Neal will each serve three-year terms beginning in July 2013 and concluding in June 2016.

ALA awards deadline extended

CHICAGO — The deadline has been extended to Feb. 15 for a number of American Library Association (ALA) awards and grants, including the Beta Phi Mu Award, Melvil Dewey Award, Paul Howard Award For Courage, Scholastic Library Publishing Award and the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children.  Although the online application has a Dec. 1 deadline date, the applications will be accepted through Feb 15.

EBSCO awards five scholarships for librarians to attend 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO awarded five librarians $1,500 scholarships to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting Jan. 25–29, 2013 in Seattle.

As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay on the topic: “The conversation starts here: How would you lead the discussion in your library to bring about meaningful change to an existing process, service, or procedure?”

Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award

CHICAGO — Do you know of a library that has had a successful library financial development program?  Recognize this successful project with a nomination for the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award funded by Gale Cengage, Inc. 

EBSCO Information Services offers seven conference scholarships to attend ALA's Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer seven scholarships for librarians to attend the 2013 Annual Conference. The meeting takes place June 27 – July 2, 2013, and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with colleagues.

Each EBSCO scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000.  The scholarship money is to be used for conference registration, travel and expenses.

ALA offers Recognition Awards and Grants

CHICAGONominate yourself, colleagues or your library for the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Recognition Awards and Grants.  Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for awards is Dec. 1. 

General information about these and other ALA awards is available on the ALA website.

EBSCO Information Services offers five conference scholarships to attend ALA's Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. The meeting takes place Jan. 25 – Jan. 29, 2013, and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with colleagues.

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