CHICAGO – Laurence Copel, youth outreach librarian and founder of the Lower Ninth Ward Street Library, New Orleans, is the first recipient of the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity. Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, will present Copel with the prize on June 29 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has named Dr. Argiro Morgan of St. Tammany Parish (La.) Library as the recipient of the ALA Trustee Citation.
The ALA Trustee Citation, established in 1941 to recognize public library trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the best contributions and efforts of the estimated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards.
CHICAGO — All communities have challenges. Library professionals are uniquely positioned to help conquer them — given the right tools.
The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to offer a series of sessions at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference that will help librarians leverage their trusted position in the community to engage people on issues that matter.
The 2014 ALA Annual Conference will take place June 26 to July 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Quirky Books for Quirky Librarians,” 3-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, N252, at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
Join United for Libraries as Liz Climo, Ian Doescher, Caitlin Doughty, Jennifer Holland, Andrew Mayne and Ben Parzybok talk with pride about their often out-in-left-field topics. The program will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal’s “Prepub Alert.” A book signing will follow.
PHILADELPHIA — In their daily interactions with students, researchers and library patrons of all stripes, librarians are bound to hear (and overhear) humorous remarks that provide comic relief all the time.
CHICAGO – Prestigious members of the Project Connect team will discuss how information professionals can reimagine the ways they support student learning during a panel presentation at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), this dynamic discussion will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, in room N259/261 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This event is included in conference registration, and all are invited to attend.
CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) has selected 36 presentations for the 2014 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 p.m. – 5:30 p .m. on Saturday, June 28 in the Special Events area in Exhibits Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center during ALA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
CHICAGO – With three preconferences and nearly 20 programs, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering an array of programming dedicated to public library staff attending the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
Things get started from 8:30 a.m. - noon on Friday, June 27, with three half-day preconferences:
LAS VEGAS—From E-rate to network neutrality, national attention is focused on the “need for (broadband) speed” to support innovation, learning and digital inclusion in the modern world. And yet, too many libraries and communities are in danger of falling behind with internet speeds that crawl rather than race to connect people to a world of online resources and services.