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ACRL releases Creative Instructional Design: Practical Applications for Librarians

ALA News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 16:24

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Creative Instructional Design: Practical Applications for Librarians,” edited by Brandon K. West, Kimberly D. Hoffman, and Michelle Costello.

Daveed Diggs and more arrive in the new ALA Graphics catalog

ALA News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:11

CHICAGO – The ALA Graphics fall catalog has mailed with more than a dozen exciting, new products. Look for actor Daveed Diggs who graces the catalog cover in the latest Celebrity READ® poster.

Visit the ALA Store now and you’ll find:

Committee Appointments 2018-2019

ALA News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:55

CHICAGO — Loida Garcia-Febo, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and two joint committees for the 2018-2019 term (terms start on July 1, 2018). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities, and experience in working on specific association topics.

New ACRL publication: 2016 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

ALA News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 18:01

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2016 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The one-volume title includes data from Associate of Arts Colleges, Baccalaureate Colleges, Master's Colleges and Universities, and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions.

ALA, Center for News Literacy announce plans to create media literacy training for public libraries

ALA News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:25

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Center for News Literacy at the Stony Brook School of Journalism have announced Media Literacy @ Your Library, a pilot program that will train public library professionals to teach their adult patrons to be better informed news consumers.

During the one-year pilot program (July 2017 to June 2018), ALA will work in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy to develop an online media literacy curriculum and corresponding resources.

Accepting Applications for 2018 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders

ALA News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:34

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 class of Emerging Leaders (EL).  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the Emerging Leaders Web page.


The deadline to apply is August 31, 2017.  


Library Card Sign-up Month artwork featuring DC’s Teen Titans now available

ALA News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:16

CHICAGO – As honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-up Month, crimefighting DC Super Heroes, the Teen Titans, are appearing in print and digital Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to help promote the value of a library card. DC is also providing Teen Titans artwork for customizable library cards, billboards and social media graphics.  

NY librarian's tenth annual fundraising swim for Spectrum

ALA News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:52

Miriam Tuliao has announced that she will participate in the Steve Belson Memorial Ocean Mile Swim to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program.  The event will take place on August 5th in Rockaway Beach, NY.  This is the tenth year in a row that Tuliao is swimming to raise funds for ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship program and promote diversity in libraries.

ALA Council resolution on global climate change

ALA News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:30

CHICAGO - At the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, ALA Council passed a resolution calling for libraries to preserve and make available factual, scientific data, information and literature both from government and citizen sources pointing to evidence of global climate change.

Council resolution calls for libraries to create responsible spaces

ALA News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:26

CHICAGO - At the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, the ALA Council passed a resolution regarding libraries as responsible spaces. As part of the Committee on Diversity report, this resolution is in response to a documented increase in hate crimes occurring in libraries.

The resolution calls for libraries to adopt and enforce user behavior policies that protect patrons and staff from harassment while maintaining ALA’s historic support for the freedom of speech.

ALA Council adopts interpretations on politics and equity, diversity, inclusion

ALA News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:34

CHICAGO — At the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, ALA Council adopted two interpretations authored by the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) that address recent dialogues on diversity and politics.

ALA argues to retain 2015 Open Internet protections with FCC comments

ALA News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:02

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Library Association (ALA) continues the fight for an open internet for all. Today in comments filed at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ALA questions the need to review current net neutrality rules and urges regulators to maintain the strong, enforceable rules already in place.

LLAMA Webinar: What Drives and Guides Us - The Importance of Developing a Personal Philosophy of Librarianship

ALA News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 15:42

CHICAGO — Many librarians report feeling passionate about their chosen profession, but have you ever asked yourself exactly why? What are your personal values that make working in the library field so rewarding? Knowing the answers to these questions and being able to articulate them as a personal philosophy can help you focus your efforts, give you a rubric by which to assess your effectiveness and help identify opportunities for growth and improvement.

New Iteration: How to Market Your Library eCourse

ALA News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:41

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, How to Market Your Library. Dana Braccia will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, September 11, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24 
Certificate of Completion available upon request 

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

ATTN Travelers: Join ASCLA in Ireland 2018

ALA News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 19:38

CHICAGO - Pack your bags for this seven night, grand literary and history tour of Ireland, May 10-17, 2018 with the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association.

FSU master's candidate receives Kino Lorber EDU/Video Round Table Annual Scholarship to assist future media librarians

ALA News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 19:00

New York — Art-house film distribution company Kino Lorber, Inc., has announced the second annual winner of a scholarship presented in collaboration with the Video Round Table (VRT) of the American Library Association (ALA). David William Rodriguez, a master's candidate at Florida State University, was selected from other online applicants by a panel of VRT members, based on criteria established for the scholarship.

2018 Bill Morris Seminar Applications Now Open!

ALA News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:56
ALSC is now seeking applications for the 2018 ALSC Bill Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation to be held on Friday, February 9, 2018, prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Co.  The seminar will be facilitated by ALSC member leaders including past committee members and chairs of evaluation committees, and will focus on children’s book and media evaluation.  

So you want to be an academic library director

ALA News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 18:33

CHICAGO — Whether you’re a new academic library director or a goal-minded manager, you can take concrete steps to gain and strengthen the leadership skills necessary for the job. That’s the empowering message of “So You Want to Be an Academic Library Director,” published by ALA Editions, a new collection edited by Colleen S. Harris which offers critical reflection to illuminate the path ahead. Featuring contributions from seasoned veterans sharing several careers’ worth of lessons learned, this book:

New Iteration: Cataloging for Non-Catalogers Advanced eCourse

ALA News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:58

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new iteration of our popular advanced eCourse Cataloging for Non-Catalogers.


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