Jane E. Martellino recognized with national public service honor
CHICAGO — Jane E. Martellino, K-5 media specialist at the International School at Dundee (ISD) in Greenwich, Connecticut, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for creating a vibrant culture of literacy on campus, she was selected from 1,865 nominations from library users across the country.
Jennifer L. Newcome recognized with national public service honor
CHICAGO — Jennifer L. Newcome, librarian at Northeastern High School in Manchester, Pennsylvania, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for her tireless commitment to student success, she was selected from 1,865 nominations from library users across the country.
Elizabeth Moreau Nicolai recognized with national public service honor
CHICAGO — Elizabeth Moreau Nicolai, youth services coordinator at Anchorage (Alaska) Public Library, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for her exceptional service to local children and families, she was selected from 1,865 nominations from library users across the country.
CHICAGO—Natalie Portman, Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, author and activist, will lend her star power to shine a spotlight on our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week, April 4-10, 2021.
CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States.
Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the Core/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check and a citation. The application form is open through March 1, 2021.
CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and Humble Bundle are teaming up to offer library supporters and advocates an opportunity to fund ALA initiatives supporting social justice and intellectual freedom, including the Spectrum Scholarship Program. The campaign will also support the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF).
CHICAGO - The eighth open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began on Sunday, November 1, 2020 and will run through December 15, 2020 during what may be the most challenging year in its ten-year history. Millions of Americans have lost jobs due to the Coronavirus pandemic, leaving many without employer-sponsored health coverage.
WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, October 27, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) majority approved an order responding to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's remand in Mozilla v. FCC. The court ordered the FCC to address the impact of its Restoring Internet Freedom Order, particularly the Order’s reclassification of broadband Internet access service on three key issues: 1) public safety; 2) competitive access to pole attachments; and 3) support for the agency’s Lifeline program, which provides broadband subsidies for low-income Americans.
CHICAGO—Library users have through Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 to nominate their favorite librarians for the American Library Association’s (ALA) esteemed I Love My Librarian Award. Nominations can be made online.