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AASL announces members of first Induction Program cohort

ALA News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:12

CHICAGO – Ten members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) have been selected to participate in the organization’s inaugural Induction Program cohort. Announced at the AASL national conference in Phoenix, the goal of the Induction Program is to assist future school library leaders in recognizing and developing their leadership abilities.

Alabama School Library Association awarded AASL ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant

ALA News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:10

CHICAGO – The Alabama School Library Association (ASLA) is the recipient of the 2018 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant for their “No Other Option Summit.” Sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the $1,750 grant is given to AASL-affiliated school library associations for planning and implementing leadership programs at the state, regional, or local levels.

Williams receives ACRL CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

ALA News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:03

CHICAGO – Teresa D. Williams, business librarian at Butler University, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) Innovation in College Librarianship Award for her work on the Business Research Workshop.

This annual award honors ALA members who have demonstrated a capacity for innovation in their work with undergraduates, instructors and/or the library community.

Booklist and AASL announce winners of Schools in Need Giveaway

ALA News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:54

CHICAGO — Booklist and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announce the completion of their Schools in Need Giveaway. Due to an overwhelming interest, 520 schools have been awarded year-long subscriptions to Booklist and Book Links, with full access to Booklist Online.

ALA Hails Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act as Possible 'Turning Point'

ALA News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:28

WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued by American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal upon today’s introduction of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559) by the bipartisan leadership of the Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees, Chairmen Grassley and Corker and Ranking Members Feinstein and Menendez, along with Senators Harris, Hatch and Leahy.

New iteration: Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users eCourse

ALA News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:05

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, May 14, 2018.

What is digital literacy? Do you know how you can foster digital literacy through formal and informal learning opportunities for your library staff and users?

New session: Cataloging Video Resources with RDA Workshop

ALA News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:56

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Cataloging Video Resources with RDA with Kelley McGrath. This workshop will last consist of two 75-minute sessions and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, May 10, 2018 and Thursday, May 17, 2018.

ALA names honorary member

ALA News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 18:21

CHICAGO - Carla D. Hayden was elected to honorary membership in the American Library Association (ALA) in action taken by the ALA Council on Sunday, February 11, during the Midwinter Meeting in Denver. Honorary membership, ALA’s highest honor, is conferred in recognition of outstanding contributions of lasting importance to libraries and librarianship.

Hayden was nominated in recognition of her passionate dedication to equity of access and her historic appointment as the first woman and first African American to the post of Librarian of Congress.

Apply for the Friends of ALSC Institute Scholarship

ALA News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 17:46

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Friends of ALSC recently announced a scholarship opportunity for the 2018 ALSC National Institute. The Institute will be held in Cincinnati, OH from September 27-29, 2018.

Intellectual freedom breakfast at ALA Annual Conference welcomes New Orleans journalist

ALA News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:39

The ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) will host an Awards Recognition and Fundraising Breakfast on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Dysert named 2018 ACRL ESS De Gruyter Grant Winner

ALA News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:38

CHICAGO – Anna Dysert, cataloguer librarian at McGill University, has been selected to receive the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) European Studies Section (ESS) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for her project “A Survey of the Manuscripts of Isaac Israeli: The Transmission and Transformation of 12th-Century Medicine.”

Robert P. Doyle receives 2018 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award for banned books resource guide

ALA News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:44

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) has awarded the 2018 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award, which recognizes the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom. The 2018 award goes to Robert P. Doyle, for his work "Banned Books: Defending our Freedom to Read," published in 2017 by the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association.  

Public libraries invited to apply for ‘The Great American Read’ PBS programming grants

ALA News - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:15

CHICAGO — Public libraries may apply for grants to host public programs around the PBS series “The Great American Read,” an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.

Jason Reynolds calls school libraries 'places of recognition for young people' in new PSA

ALA News - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:04

CHICAGO – A new public service announcement featuring New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds is now available from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as part of the 2018 celebration of School Library Month. In the PSA, Reynolds speaks to how school libraries are places of refuge and recognition for students who want to feel less alone.

Make A Giant Leap for Patron Privacy: Prepare for Choose Privacy Week with A Free Webinar on Library Privacy Audits

ALA News - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:16

CHICAGO — Is your library preparing to observe Choose Privacy Week 2018? Join Erin Berman and Julie Oborny of the San José Public Library for a free webinar that outlines the first steps libraries can take to implement up-to-date privacy policies and procedures.

Brager, Mars, and Pittman win 2018 ACRL IS Innovation Award

ALA News - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:56

CHICAGO— Trent Brager, Amy Mars, and Kim Pittman have been selected to receive the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on 23 Framework Things, a free online professional development opportunity that helps librarians engage at their own pace through readings, activities, reflection, and discussion. Brager is education and social sciences librarian at the University of St. Thomas; Mars is research, instruction, and outreach librarian at St.

Sarah Jessica Parker book club pick explores the meaning of faith

ALA News - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:48

Jonathan Miles’ Anatomy of a Miracle latest title chosen for ALA Book Club Central

CHICAGO – Honorary Book Club Central Chair Sarah Jessica Parker has selected Jonathan Miles’ Anatomy of a Miracle, on sale today, as the latest addition to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Book Club Central SJP list. Anatomy of a Miracle is a remarkable novel about a paralyzed young man’s unexplainable recovery, and explores faith, science, mystery and the meaning of life.

Important Reminders for Members as ALA Gets Ready to Launch the new ALA Connect on April 25

ALA News - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:44

ALA will launch the new ALA Connect on Wednesday, April 25, bringing with it new features and updates to members’ online collaborative space for networking, learning, growing, and engaging on a variety of topics of interest.

ALA is upgrading to a new platform, powered by Higher Logic. This modern system offers an intuitive, mobile-friendly interface and will give members new features, including:

PLA Virtual Conference registration to close March 14

ALA News - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:52

CHICAGO — Time is running out for interested participants to register for the Public Library Association's (PLA) 2018 Virtual Conference. The Virtual Conference is an opportunity for public library workers who are unable to attend the Association's biennial conference in person, to be part of this exciting event. Registration will close at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 14.

Polls now open in 2018 PLA Board Election

ALA News - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:40
Voting Deadline: Wednesday, April 4


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