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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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ASCLA online membership journal seeks editor

CHICAGO - The deadline for applications for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’s (ASCLA) newsletter editor position has been extended to June 11, 2010. Interface, ASCLA’s quarterly online membership journal, serves as the...

One-stop destination for online learning launches on ALA website

CHICAGO-- ALA Online Learning has launched at www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/index.cfm. This new collaborative section of the American Library Association (ALA) website showcases in one easy-to-find place all web-based professional development offered...

ALSC releases Great Interactive Software for Kids

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its Spring 2010 list of Great Interactive Software for Kids (GISK), which recognizes high-quality computer programs and...

ACRL awards Library Advocacy Day travel grants

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has chosen six winners for 2010 Library Advocacy Day travel grants. Reflecting ACRL’s commitment to fostering grassroots legislative advocacy, the association awarded $250 grants to the...

Rally with AASL for Library Advocacy Day

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages all school librarians and supporters of school libraries to join together on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 29 to show their support for school libraries. Starting at 10 a...

Capstone supports Learning4Life™

CHICAGO – Beginning this summer, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and Capstone are teaming up to offer "Empowering 21 st Century Learners: P21 Framework and AASL Learning Standards" licensed institutes. Through the generous support of...

Emerging Leaders Team J releases survey: how Web 2.0 should ALA go?

CHICAGO - ALA is planning a Web redevelopment in the next year. To ensure that the changes to the website satisfy members’ needs, ALA stakeholders should tell us: Just how Web 2.0 should ALA go? When you visit the ALA website, does it meet your...

Certified Public Library Administrator Program graduates six, adds five candidates

CHICAGO - The Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) Certification Review Committee (CRC) granted certification to six CPLA® candidates who are now officially Certified Public Library Administrators. In addition, the committee approved five...

@ your library website highlights article on how you can extend the joy of reading by noted author Emma Walton Hamilton

( Chicago) An article by noted author Emma Walton Hamilton on using enrichment activities to extend the joy of reading is highlighted on the @ your library website this week. The www.atyourlibrary.org website provides information and recommended...

Nominating Committee seeks candidates

The ALA 2011 Nominating Committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2011 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect and Councilor-at-large. The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer than 51...

2010 Literary Tastes Breakfast packed with award-winning authors

CHICAGO—Two outstanding authors have been added to an already stellar lineup at the 2010 Literary Tastes Breakfast: David Small, author of the graphic novel “Stitches: A Memoir,” and Melvin Konner, author of “The Jewish Body”. “Stitches: A Memoir,” which...

Registration for online course teaching genealogy reference basics closes May 12

CHICAGO—Wednesday, May 12, is the registration deadline for the next offering of “ Genealogy 101,” an online course designed to provide librarians and library staff with confidence and skill in assisting family history researchers. The course, which is...

Your history @ your library

CHICAGO – This week marks the first annual Preservation Week @ your library, highlighting what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections. Recognizing the critical role libraries play in preservation, the...

Donna K. McDonald elected as 2010-2011 ALTAFF Vice President/President-Elect

PHILADELPHIA – Donna K. McDonald, director of the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, has been elected 2010-2011 vice-president/president elect of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of...

Freedom to Read Foundation announces 2010 Board of Trustees election winners

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2010 Board of Trustees election, held in April. Five trustees were elected to two-year terms, beginning in June: Carol Brey-Casiano, Mary Minow, James G. Neal, Kent...