Core ALA Preconference: AvramCamp: An Unconference for Women and Non-binary Technology Library Workers

CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures during the the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC for the full-day preconference event "AvramCamp: An Unconference for Women and Non-binary Technology Library Workers".

Core ALA Preconference: Evidence-based Practice in Libraries

CHICAGO—As academic libraries struggle with budget, staffing, and morale issues, evidence-based practice (EBP) becomes more and more important in our efforts to increase the impact and efficiency of our work. EBP helps us make decisions and solve problems, and can be an effective way to improve day-to-day processes and services, as well as advocate for change on a larger scale.

Core Classroom: Hearing the Story: Creating an Oral History Project

CHICAGOStorytelling is an important way to preserve the history of a community and/or culture. The human voice can convey so much more than the written word, so oral histories are a good way to preserve a community, family, or history of an important event. People have differing views about events and capturing the viewpoints through recording their stories is something that libraries have been doing for many years.

Elegida Elizabeth Yeampierre, Directora Ejecutiva de UPROSE, como Presidenta Honorífica de Preservation Week® 2022

CHICAGO—Preservation Week (Semana de la Preservación) se complace en anunciar que Elizabeth Yeampierre, directora ejecutiva de la organización comunitaria latinx UPROSE, con sede en Brooklyn, se desempeñará como Presidenta Honorífica de Preservation Week 2022. Yeampierre, abogada puertorriqueña de ascendencia africana e indígena, reconocida internacionalmente y líder de justicia ambiental y climática, es una firme defensora y pionera de la organización comunitaria para el logro del desarrollo justo y sostenible, la justicia ambiental y la adaptación climática liderada por la comunidad.

Core Classroom: Conversations Worth Having for Library Leaders

CHICAGO—Communication remains the top issue for organizations, teams, and relationships, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures this April for the second Core Classroom, "Conversations Worth Having for Library Leaders". In this workshop, attendees will learn and apply two simple communication practices to strengthen connection, ignite creativity and engage others in meaningful conversation, even in tough situations. Weekly sessions include "The Power of Conversation", "The Art of Asking Questions", "Intentional Framing" and "Step up to Feedback".

Actress and comedian Molly Shannon to serve as 2022 National Library Week honorary chair

CHICAGO—Molly Shannon, multiple Emmy-nominated and Spirit Award-winning actress, comedian, and legendary Saturday Night Live cast member, will help celebrate our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week, April 3–9, 2022. Shannon will highlight the numerous ways libraries serve to connect communities to books, resources, programs, and, of course, each other.  

Registration open for 2022 ALSC National Institute

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce that registration for the 2022 ALSC National Institute has opened. The conference will be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Registration open for 2021 Children’s Literature Lecture Celebration honoring Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop

CHICAGO — The 2021 ALSC Children’s Literature Lecture Celebration will take place from 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. This celebration will be held virtually and will honor the work of Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop. 

Dr. Bishop was awarded the Children’s Literature Lecture Award for 2021. The award, formerly known as the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, honors an individual of distinction in the field of children’s literature; that individual is selected to deliver a distinguished lecture on behalf of ALSC. 

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.