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Free toolkit available to help with National Library Workers Day Celebrations

ALA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:53

It’s time to celebrate the stars in your library! Recognize all library workers who make library service possible every day on National Library Workers Day (NLWD) — Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

Oregon State University Undergrad Research and Writing Studio wins 2019 ACRL IS Innovation Award

ALA News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:54

CHICAGO— The Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries and Press has been selected to receive the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation Award for its Undergrad Research and Writing Studio, a dynamic and flexible space where students can develop skills in information literacy, media literacy, data literacy, and rhetoric and composition.

New workshop: Nostalgia and Retro Programming for All Ages

ALA News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 15:38

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Nostalgia and Retro Programming for All Ages with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Monday, May 6, 2019.

New iteration: Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification eCourse

ALA News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 15:22

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Violet Fox will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, May 6, 2019.

New iteration: Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff eCourse

ALA News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:08

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff. Kathy MacMillan will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, May 20, 2019.

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library receives 2019 Hayes Award

ALA News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:03

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2019 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library in Clayton, North Carolina.

March 2019 ITAL Issue Now Available

ALA News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:59

Chicago -- The March 2019 issue (volume 38, number 1) of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is now available.

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New workshop: Professional Growth for Late-Career Librarians

ALA News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:20

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Professional Growth for Late-Career Librarians with Caitlin Williams. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

New eCourse: Rediscovering the Power of Audiobooks

ALA News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:23

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Rediscovering the Power of Audiobooks: Collection Development, Readers’ Advisory, Programming, and More. Francisca Goldsmith will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Go “Beyond the Racial Stalemate” at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

ALA News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:45

In his 2008 speech on race, titled "A More Perfect Union," then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change." A decade later, we're still stuck. How do we move forward? 

Nation’s libraries prepare for Money Smart Week®, March 30, April 6

ALA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:48

CHICAGO – Financial issues are a constant in our lives. They change as they reflect milestones in our lives. At every stage in life, we are faced with financial issues, whether it means spending our allowance wisely, obtaining loans for college, applying for a mortgage or saving for retirement.

Holly Schwarzmann receives AASL Frances Henne Award

ALA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:19
CHICAGO – Holly Schwarzmann, school librarian at Largo Middle School in Largo, Florida, is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Frances Henne Award. Sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the $1,250 award recognizes a school librarian with five years or less experience who demonstrates leadership qualities with students, teachers and administrators. The award will enable Schwarzmann to attend an AASL National Conference & Exhibition or ALA Annual Conference for the first time.

Susan Gauthier receives AASL Innovative Reading Grant

ALA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:34

CHICAGO – Susan Gauthier, director of library services for East Baton Rouge Parish (La.) Schools, is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant. Sponsored by Capstone, the $2,500 grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.

PLA announces webinar series on cultural intelligence in libraries

ALA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:29

CHICAGO — Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) announced it will host a webinar series for library professionals on the topic of cultural intelligence. The term “cultural intelligence,” popularly abbreviated as CQ, refers to a person’s ability to function effectively across the boundaries that divide nations, ethnic groups and organizations.

LLAMA webinar helps you move forward in your career

ALA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:28

The field of librarianship and information services continues to evolve and expand.  While new job titles and specializations are on the rise, opportunities for leadership are not always clear to those aspiring to leadership roles.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present The Best Way to Move Toward Leadership in Your Career,” on Wednesday, March 27, at 1:30-3:00 p.m.

LITA ALA Annual Precons: Active and Engaging

ALA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:54

Chicago -- If you’re attending the 2019 ALA Annual Conference, join us for one of our practical workshops and check out all the LITA programming at Annual including the thought-provoking LITA President’s Program.

New workshop bundle: Library Programming for All Ages, Stages, and Sizes

ALA News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:13

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop bundle, Library Programming for All Ages, Stages, and Sizes with Katie LaMantia & Emily Vinci. This workshop bundle consists of three 90-minute workshops and takes place on Mondays, May 6, 13, and 20, 2019, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific each workshop.

Dav Pilkey shares 'Radical Ideas' in new AASL video

ALA News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 17:43

CHICAGO – A new video featuring Dav Pilkey, the worldwide bestselling creator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants, is now available from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as part of the 2019 celebration of School Library Month. In the video, Pilkey speaks to how “reading without judgment” was a turning point in his life. School librarian professionals and advocates for school libraries are encouraged to download and share the video throughout their communities in celebration of School Library Month.

Shirley Simmons receives AASL Distinguished School Administrator Award

ALA News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 17:42

CHICAGO – Shirley Simmons, assistant superintendent of educational services for Norman (Oklahoma) Public Schools, is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Distinguished School Administrator Award. Sponsored by ProQuest, the $2,000 award recognizes and honors a school administrator who has made worthy contributions to the operations of an exemplary school library and to advancing the role of the school library in the educational program.

Megan Donnelly named recipient of NMRT’s 2019 Olofson Award

ALA News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 17:26

The New Members Round Table’s (NMRT) Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee is pleased to announce that Megan Donnelly is the recipient of the 2019 Olofson Award.

 

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