NEW YORK – Nominations opened at American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has provided ALA funding to administer the national award for an additional two years, through 2014. The New York Times will continue to support the award through ads in the newspaper and NYTimes.com. It also hosts an event for the winners in December.
CHICAGO — David Vinjamuri, branding expert, NYU professor and Forbes.com blogger, will speak at the 2013 PR Forum from 8:30-10 a.m., Sunday, June 30, McCormick Place Convention Center S40,on the topic: “The $84 Question: Why libraries matter and can do more in the era of e-books, social media and branding."
Copies of Vinjamuri’s book, “Accidental Branding: How Ordinary People Build Extraordinary Brands” will be raffled off. All attendees will receive a copy of his new novel, “Operator.”
CHICAGO — It is graduation season, which means new graduates are out seeking that first full-time job. But where to begin the search? Graduates should take a look at the resources at their library.
Using the library to find a job after school is nothing new. Even President Obama credited the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the New York Public Library and its librarians for the resources he used to find his first community organizer position.
CHICAGO — Whether spring means a thorough house cleaning, preparing a home garden or simply enjoying the season, librarians are planning programs that suit library users' preferred springtime activities.
Below are just a few examples of what libraries across the country are planning to do to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Friends of the Potomac (Md.) Library showcase all the events going on throughout the season with Spring Happening @ your library. Upcoming events include spring story hours, Chinese language book discussions and monthly used book sales.
CHICAGO – It seems appropriate that the Bard of Avon's birthday should take place during the same month we celebrate National Poetry Month. It is no surprise that libraries across the country are celebrating the 449th birthday of William Shakespeare.
CHICAGO — As school libraries celebrate National Library Week (April 14 - 20) and School Library Month, American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan expresses her concern about current and future challenges in an opinion piece published in the Huffington Post.
CHICAGO – The tightening of belts across the U.S. has almost everyone looking for ways to cut costs. With entertainment being one of the first targets, your local library is driving to the rescue – literally – as bookmobiles are racing into communities bringing education, entertainment and enlightenment wherever they go. Those communities will take time on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to celebrate these heroes on wheels during National Bookmobile Day @ your library.
Libraries play a responsive role as budgets are cut, book challenges increase, ebooks present new challenges
CHICAGO — Libraries and library staff continue to respond to the needs of their communities, providing key resources as budgets are reduced, speaking out forcefully against book-banning attempts and advocating for free access to digital content in libraries, with a keen focus placed on ebook formats.