Public Awareness Office

Interviews with the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award winners now available

CHICAGO — From a sign that librarianship was a calling to the culmination of a lifetime of work, winning the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award meant something different to each of the winners. 

Oak Park students learn to distinguish fact from opinion in News Know-how news literacy project

CHICAGO — High school students, using the Oak Park (Ill.) Public Library as their “newsroom,” gained valuable lessons in distinguishing fact from opinion, as they examined news coverage of a wide range of important issues through the News Know-how news literacy project.

Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian winners announced

Robert K. Massie, Best-Selling Author of "Catherine the Great, Portrait of a Woman" to Make Remarks

NEW YORK —  Today, 10 librarians are recognized for service to their communities, schools and campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.
More than 1,500 library patrons nationwide nominated a librarian.  The 10 award recipients are:

Dorothy J. Davison
Horrmann Library, Wagner College

Students post News Know-how projects that helped them distinguish between fact and opinion in 2012 presidential campaign

CHICAGO — First-year projects completed in the News Know-how initiative that helped young people distinguish between fact and opinion in news accounts in print and online during the 2012 presidential election have been posted at www.newsknowhow.org/projects.

Follow ALA Youth Media Award results live

CHICAGO — Thousands of webcast viewers will join more than 1,300 onsite audience members for the 2013 announcement of the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. Pacific time on Jan. 28. The announcements are part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 25 – 29 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Holiday feasts @ your library

CHICAGO — The holiday season can be stressful. Adding to the stress is the concern of cooking a large meal that all family and friends, including those with dietary restrictions, can enjoy.

Winter break @ your library

CHICAGO — Kids, tweens and teens are counting down the days until winter break and looking forward to two weeks without school.  While part of the vacation will be taken up with family celebration, two weeks can lead to a lot of free time. Below are just a few ideas of how libraries are planning something for everyone this winter break.

Caroline Kennedy named Honorary Chair, National Library Week 2013

CHICAGO — Caroline Kennedy has been named the 2013 Honorary Chair of National Library Week (April 14-20, 2013), according to the American Library Association. During National Library Week and throughout the month of April, libraries of all types—public, school, academic and special-- hold special events to highlight the unique role libraries play in American society and encourage the public to use their resources.

Gaming connects communities @ your library

Read, learn, play during International Games Day Nov. 3

CHICAGO – On Saturday, Nov. 3, more than 20,000 people in communities across the U.S. and around the world will celebrate the American Library Association’s fifth annual International Games Day @ your library. The event aims to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational and social value of all types of games.

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