ALSC National Institute coming in Fall 2022 - call for proposals open

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced that the 2022 ALSC National Institute will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown in Kansas City, Missouri, from Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2022. 

The Call for Programs for Institute is now open; proposals will be accepted through Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CT. 

Core Webinar: Improving Web Site Accessibility

CHICAGO—Accessibility in library websites is intrinsic to the inclusivity and access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, and those who create or maintain web content for libraries must work to remove certain barriers to web site access. On Tuesday, February 8, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will hold the webinar "Improving Web Site Accessibility" at 1 pm CT. During this webinar presenters will discuss a project to assess the accessibility of St.

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2021 with Resources, Events

During Banned Books Week (Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2021), libraries, their users and readers everywhere are invited to celebrate and exercise their freedom to read with resources and events from the American Library Association (ALA).

Banned Books Week is an annual event that spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools and brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even ideas that contain uncomfortable truths.

Core Webinar: Asynchronous Online Library Instruction: Best Practices

CHICAGO—Known as asynchronous teaching, delivering instruction via guides, pre-recorded video, message boards and other self-guided on-demand methods can be a great way to reach busy students and integrate the librarian into an existing online class. This webinar will examine the best ways to take advantage of the asynchronous instructional format and what you need to know about how asynchronous online learning differs from in-person, classroom-based instruction, and will provide tools to help make the most of this type of teaching.

ALA President Patty Wong to host Connectivity Corner Instagram Live series on libraries, broadband access and digital equity

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Library Association (ALA) will host a bimonthly series of live conversations between ALA President Patty Wong and library practitioners who are keeping their communities connected with high-speed broadband, technology and digital skills training.  

2021 YALSA Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) 2021 Symposium is Hybrid, both in-person in Reno, Nevada, and virtually.

The past year has presented teens and libraries that serve them with numerous challenges that will continue to affect them in 2021 and beyond. Join YALSA, librarians, and YA authors in Reno, Nevada, and virtually for the 2021 Symposium, November 5 – 7.  YALSA discusses strategies for serving teens during difficult times and continues developing programs that ensure our biggest little safe spaces thrive for years to come.

United for Libraries to livestream Gala Author Tea, sponsored by Data Axle, free to all during United Virtual 2021

EXTON, Pennsylvania — David Wright Falade, Meg Waite Clayton, Daniel Black, and others will be featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by Data Axle Reference Solutions, at 1:00 pm Eastern Thursday, August 19 during United Virtual 2021.

‘United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations’ to be held Aug. 17-19

EXTON, Pennsylvania — “United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations” will be held Aug. 17-19, 2021. Now in its second year, this interactive three-day virtual event will feature expert speakers on current topics facing library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and staff who work with them.

United for Libraries Virtual Conference program proposals open

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting proposals for its upcoming online conference “United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations,” scheduled to be held Aug. 3-5, 2021.

United invites program proposals on topics of interest to library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and staff who work with them. Examples of program topics from last year’s conference include:

Celebrate Preservation Week ® 2021 with free webinars, event tools and resources

CHICAGO — April 25–May 1, libraries, institutions, archives and museums across the country will celebrate preservation and conservation in their communities, libraries, institutions, archives and museums. Following the Preservation Week 2021 theme “Preserving Community Archives,” Preservation Week will promote and support efforts to conserve community archives, offering free webinars, event tools, and preservation tips and resources.