Twenty-eight public librarians chosen to attend PLA Leadership Academy

CHICAGO – Following the review of 130 applications, members of the Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Development Committee chose 28 exceptional PLA Leadership Fellows to attend the upcoming PLA Leadership Academy: Navigating Change · Building Community, March 20-24, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. PLA and PLA President Felton Thomas, Jr. extend their congratulations to:  

ALCTS to host its first online interactive forum in May 2017

CHICAGO — In May 2017, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will hold its first-ever fully online event the ALCTS Exchange. Part of the upcoming 60th anniversary of ALCTS, the ALCTS Exchange celebrates the excellence at the intersections of libraries, collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation and technology with four days of interactive synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.

It's Almost LITA Forum Time!

Chicago -- Online registration for the 2016 LITA Forum closes at midnight, Sunday November 13, 2016. Join your LITA and library technology colleagues, November 17-20, 2016 for the 2016 LITA Forum

Save the date for the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections

CHICAGO — Equity, diversity and inclusion are important concepts for libraries and librarians as the nation’s population becomes more diverse, inclusiveness more essential, and access to information critical. In fact, equity, diversity and inclusion are so significant that the American Library Association (ALA) has devoted substantial resources to promoting these essential values.

ALCTS calls for proposals for 2017 Virtual Forum: ALCTS Exchange

CHICAGO — The ALCTS Exchange is now accepting proposals for its 2017 virtual forum. As a fully online interactive forum, the ALCTS Exchange will give participants the opportunity to share the latest research, trends and developments in technical services and collection management in an innovative, creatively engaging, virtual environment.

2016 LITA Forum - 3 Amazing Keynotes

Chicago -- This year's LITA Forum has three amazing keynotes you won't want to miss. Join your LITA and library technology colleagues for the 2016 LITA Forum, November 17-20, 2016

PLA Midwinter Institute offers strategies for partnering with law enforcement to advance social justice

The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering an interactive institute from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 20, 2017 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Exciting Breakfast for Bill at the ALSC Mini Institute

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced a very special Breakfast for Bill at the ALSC Mini Institute in Atlanta. The ALSC Mini Institute takes place on Friday, January 20, 2017.

2016 LITA Forum early bird rates extended

Chicago -- LITA has extended the members early bird registration rate another two weeks for the 2016 LITA Forum and save $50.
Fort Worth, TX 
November 17-20, 2016
LITA Forum early bird rates will now end October 14, 2016.
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ASCLA offers Tulip Time fundraising cruise in 2017

CHICAGO--The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has confirmed their annual fundraising trip to The Netherlands and Belgium during Tulip Time 2017. Hosted by AMA Waterways, this seven night river cruise starting April 3-10 is one not to be missed!