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A survival guide to technical services for subject liaisons

CHICAGO — Subject liaisons act as a bridge connecting academic departments to the library and its services, helping facilitate instruction sessions, research support, and collection development. To be at their best in these roles, subject liaisons need a working understanding of technical services functions.

New Workshop: Effective Library Signage—Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices with Mark Aaron Polger and Amy F. Stempler. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

A planning guide for serving patrons with disabilities

CHICAGO — Librarians are continually faced with challenges of how to best meet the needs of patrons with disabilities, whether those patrons have physical or intellectual disabilities, differing learning styles, or even temporary problems which impact their access and may change over time. And because planning considerations range from policies and organizational culture to facilities, technologies, and beyond, librarians need a guide that covers everything: areas that can be addressed quickly and easily as well as those that require long-term strategies. That guide is here.

Celebrate 50 Years of YA Novels with Booklist in 2017

Always an important destination and resource for librarians, fans, and publishers of young adult books, Booklist will be even more indispensable in 2017 as it offers a year-long print, online, and in-person celebration of the 50th anniversary of YA novels. (The novel commonly considered the first proper young-adult novel, The Outsiders, was the debut novel of 19-year-old S.E. Hinton, published in 1967 by Viking. It is still widely read.)

ALA unveils shortlist for 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States. The two medal winners will be announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards event at ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

New Workshop: Taking Advantage of Emerging Tech in 2017

CHICAGO—ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Taking Advantage of Emerging Tech in 2017 with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

A Plan for More Meaningful Work and Professional Fulfillment: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — What brought you to a career in librarianship? Was it a fascination with books or information? A desire to serve society in a positive way? However you came into your career, like millions of people, you might be struggling to find meaning and fulfillment in your work. In November’s episode of American Libraries Live, library career expert Catherine Hakala-Ausperk will help us make a plan for revisiting personal values, understanding your options, identifying skill gaps and creating plans for growth.

New free webinar: STEP into Storytime

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free webinar, STEP into Storytime with Saroj Ghoting and Kathy Klatt. This webinar will last one hour and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Grant

The American Library Association Publishing Committee is offering a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Applications for the Carnegie-Whitney Grant must be received by Nov. 6, 2016. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2017.

Diversity in Libraries: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Diversity is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the professional world these days, and the library world is no exception. What does diversity mean when it comes to libraries—how do we build a diverse staff? How do we serve diverse communities? How do we make sure our collections and services are diverse? In this month’s episode of American Libraries Live, you and our expert panel will engage in an interactive discussion.


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