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American Library Association announces Emerging Leader participants for class of 2013

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 55 to participate in its 2013 class of Emerging Leaders.  Instituted under ALA Past President Leslie Burger, the program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups; network with peers; gain an inside look into ALA structure; and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.

ALA 2013 scholarship online application now available

CHICAGO — Scholarship money is available for future librarians. 

The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 for students who are studying library science or school librarianship at the master's degree level.  Scholarships typically range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  The application and instructions are available online. The application deadline is March 1, 2013.

Survey results indicate salaries for librarians in 2012 flat – and in some cases lower

CHICAGO — According to results of the newly-released 2012 ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian – Public and Academic, with a less than 1 percent increase, salaries for librarians are basically flat. Survey responses from public and academic libraries in all 50 states and the District of Columbia indicate that salaries range from a low of $22,000 in public libraries to a high of more than $258,000, with the highest salary earners being library directors in university libraries.

Still time to become an Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — There’s still time to apply to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Emerging Leaders program.  Get program details and apply now. The deadline to apply is Aug. 3, 2012.

2012 ALA scholarship recipients announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship Program has chosen the scholarship recipients for 2012-2013.  Recipients were selected for the following categories: General, Support Staff, and Specialty or Practice area, in children’s services, new media and federal librarianship.

Caregiver's Toolkit ready for use

CHICAGO —The American Library Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) has created an online Caregiver's Toolkit that provides resources and links for both caregivers and those who supervise or work with someone who is a caregiver.

Meet the 2012 Emerging Leaders, see their projects at the Friday poster session during ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim

CHICAGO — Attendees of the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim are invited to meet the 2012 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 22. The ALA 2012 class of ELs will showcase their final projects at the poster session, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 303AB. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

Register your library to win a free one-year subscription to the Virtual Career Library!

CHICAGO —Do your library patrons need job search and career exploration support in today’s tough economy? Then head on over to the ALA Membership Pavilion at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim to register your library to win a free one-year subscription ($950 value) to the Virtual Career Library. This innovative career information service is changing the way forward-thinking libraries are providing career guidance and job search information for their library patrons.

‘Surviving an Information Science Career Crisis’ session in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center during Annual Conference

CHICAGO —In his book, "Recovery, Reframing, and Renewal: Surviving an Information Science Career Crisis in a Time of Change," author Oliver Cutshaw examines the difficulties confronting information professionals who, due to financial downturns, technological change or personal crises, are forced to re-evaluate their career options.  During this session at 10:30 a.m.

Applications being accepted for 2013 class of ALA Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2013 class of Emerging Leaders.  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the Emerging Leaders Web page.  The deadline to apply is Aug. 3, 2012.