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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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Nicole A. Cooke wins the Joseph W. Lippincott Award

Dr. Nicole A. Cooke is the recipient of the 2024 Joseph W. Lippincott Award.

Photo in order: Ms. Kristina Holzweiss, Educational Technology Specialist, Ms. Trish Sergi, Library Media Specialist, and Dr. Sarah Wasser, Library Media Specialist

Syosset High School named National School Library of the Year

CHICAGO – Syosset High School, located in Syosset, New York, is the recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2024 National School Library of the Year (NSLY) Award. Sponsored by Follett Content Solutions, the NSLY Award annually...

ALA announces 2024 EMIERT David Cohen Award Recipients

Lisely Laboy, Dr. Rachael Elrod, Dr. Krista Aronson, and Brittany Kester have been named recipients of the 2024 American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award.

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AASL Announces Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO — Ten collection development grants are available to AASL members to create or expand their collection with content to provide context and content that explores Jewish experience, Jewish achievement, and Jewish identity as an antidote to...

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The networked school librarian

CHICAGO — School librarians need to engage with their staff and community to help define their role, raise their profile, and make a real impact. Whether you’re a solo school librarian, a team member, or a team leader, you’ll find practical advice about...

Core Webinar: Moving Out of One-and-Done Strategic Planning

Join Core for the webinar "Moving Out of One-and-Done Strategic Planning" on May 15, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. This webinar will share the process at a midsized academic library as a new plan was developed under new library leadership.

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New from ACRL - 'Predatory Publishing and Global Scholarly Communications'

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of " Predatory Publishing and Global Scholarly Communications" by Monica Berger, book number 81 in the Publications in Librarianship series. This thorough book...

PLA and ALSC launch digital edition of the Every Child Ready to Read® Toolkit

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) have jointly launched a digital edition of the Every Child Ready to Read® (ECRR) Second Edition toolkit, an early literacy resource for public...

Carnegie Whitney Grant 2024 award winners

The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of...

PLA launches new telehealth training module on DigitalLearn.org

The Public Library Association has launched Getting Started with Telehealth, a new training module available on DigitalLearn.org.

Core Webinar Series: Project Management

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to present the two-part webinar series “Project Management” in June 2024. Can a more agile leadership approach cultivate motivation and improve your team's and community's collaborations and...

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New from ACRL - 'Digital Humanities in the Library, Second Edition'

CHICAGO —The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “ Digital Humanities in the Library, Second Edition,” edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura R. Braunstein, and Liorah Golomb, offering ideas and strategies...

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Academy Award-nominated actor, mental health advocate, and author Taraji P. Henson to present at ALA 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced that Academy Award-nominated actor, producer, author, and mental health advocate Taraji P. Henson will present at the ALA 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition. The conference will be held at...

The History and Heritage of the Asian Cultures Who Call San Diego Home-Preconference

Contact: Ninah Moore Program Officer-Continuing Education RUSA nmoore@ala.org SAN DIEGO- On Friday, June 28, 2024, the History Section’s Genealogy & Local History Committee brings a full-day preconference to showcase and celebrate the Asian cultures and...

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The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table’s Addressing Challenges Committee is now accepting submissions for their new community zine project

In February 2022, the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table created the Addressing Comics Challenges Committee with the charge of focusing on resources for libraries in preparing for and addressing bans, challenges, and other forms of censorship to comics...