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More than half of 2023's most challenged books have LGBTQ themes

The number of books challenged in libraries across the U.S. in 2023 spiked 65% over the previous year, according to the American Library Association.

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Webinar: Law and the Right to Read: What Your Trustees Need to Know

United for Libraries will host Law and the Right to Read: What Your Trustees Need to Know on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 1:00-2:00 pm Central. Registration is free to the following United statewide partners: MA, MD, MI, MS, ND, NE, OR, SC, SD, and VA...

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ALA announces 2024 recipients of distinguished library Intellectual Freedom Awards

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award; 2024 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award; and the 2024 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award.

2024 EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award winner announced

Winner of the 2024 EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award

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Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Can't Find It, Build Your Own

CHICAGO—Core hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Can't Find It, Build Your Own" on May 29, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. How do we share information and procedures related to acquisitions? We have documents, workshops, dedicated time in meetings in person or...

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Core Webinar: Participative Leadership in Decision Making

CHICAGO—Join Core for the webinar "Participative Leadership in Decision Making" on May 28, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Participative leadership techniques are used in a variety of situations, but one of the ways they can be effective is when major changes are...

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2024 Core PR Xchange Award Winners Announced

The Core PR Xchange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year's PR Xchange Awards Competition. This year, we have awarded 27 print winners and 27 electronic winners. Congratulations to those libraries! The PR Xchange Committee is charged...

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Dr. Danielle Maurici-Pollock receives Beta Phi Mu Award

Dr. Danielle Maurici-Pollock receives Beta Phi Mu Award

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Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: An Integrated Approach to a Diversity Audit

CHICAGO—Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: An Integrated Approach to a Diversity Audit" on May 22, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Collection diversity audits are not a new phenomenon for libraries. While many public and school libraries have taken these...

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Patty Hector receives the 2024 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

Patty Hector receives the 2024 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

New from ACRL - “Toxic Dynamics: Disrupting, Dismantling, and Transforming Academic Library Culture”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “ Toxic Dynamics: Disrupting, Dismantling, and Transforming Academic Library Culture,” edited by Russell Michalak, Trevor A. Dawes, and Jon E. Cawthorne. The...

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Supporting sustainable development goals through information science

CHICAGO — The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 universal goals adopted by the UN in 2015. “ Information for Sustainable Development: Technology, People and Society,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store...

Greenfield Public Library Receives 2024 ALSC/Candlewick Press Light the Way Grant

Greenfield Public Library is the recipient of the 2024 ALSC/Candlewick Press Light the Way Grant.

Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table celebrates the Denver Public Library and the Warren Public Library as the 2024 recipients of the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

The American Library Association’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries. These grants, funded by the Will and Ann...

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ALA partners with League of Women Voters to empower voters in 2024

The American Library Association and League of Women Voters today announced a new partnership to educate and empower voters in 2024.

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Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Cultivating Equitable Hiring Practices for Academic Librarians; Bridging Perspectives of Applicants and Hiring Committees

CHICAGO—Core hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Cultivating Equitable Hiring Practices for Academic Librarians; Bridging Perspectives of Applicants and Hiring Committees" on May 21, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. After experiencing inconsistent search committee...