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New Webinar Series-Data in Libraries

ALA News - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 17:16

The Reference and User Services Division (RUSA) is offering the Data in Libraries Webinar series once again with an added presentation on APIs. Beginning on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, this four part series will cover: 

Update from the Deaf Culture Forum at ALA Midwinter

ALA News - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 17:00

Deaf and hard of hearing adults and children are part of our communities. How are libraries welcoming and including them?

ALSC and ACM accepting applications for Forum on Service to Immigrants/Refugees

ALA News - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:43

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) are accepting applications to participate in the Welcoming Spaces National Forum on June 25, 2020 in Chicago, IL, as part of a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

ALA receives two grants to help libraries in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

ALA News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 17:31

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has been awarded two $15,000 technology improvement grants by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Southeastern/Atlantic region to provide computers and other technology to enhance access to health resources in libraries in Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands who are recovering from recent natural disasters.

Through the grants ALA will also organize training for librarians on important online resources such as MedlinePlus, Health Reach, and PubMed from the National Library of Medicine.

Joint Working Group on eBooks and Digital Content in Libraries Addresses Library Concerns

ALA News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:55

The American Library Association established a Joint Working Group on eBooks and Digital Content in Libraries following a resolution passed by ALA’s Council in June 2019 and supported by the ALA Executive Board in October 2019. The Working Group, representing ALA and related library organizations will address library concerns with publishers and content providers.

Mary Ellen K. Davis announces retirement as ACRL executive director

ALA News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:38

CHICAGO – Today Mary Ellen K. Davis, executive director of the Association of College & Research (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced her retirement effective April 24, 2020. 

Boards of ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA put Core on March 2020 ballot

ALA News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:56

CHICAGO—The Boards of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Library Information Technology Association (LITA) and the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) have all voted unanimously to send to members their recommendation that the divisions form a new division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. 

Magda El-Sherbini receives 2020 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award

ALA News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 15:34

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Magda El-Sherbini, Professor/Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian at The Ohio State University, as the 2020 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community-at-large serves as a model for those in the field.

Alex Valencia, Lynn Whittenberger and Meredith Wynn receive ProQuest Award for Innovation

ALA News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 15:08

CHICAGO—The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 ProQuest Award for Innovation. Alex Valencia, Lynn Whittenberger and Meredith Wynn are recognized for their contributions in creating an innovative discovery solution for highly complex gaming resources. The award recognizes significant and innovated contributions to electronic collections management and development practice.

Maria Savova, Jason S. Price awarded 2020 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award

ALA News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:30

CHICAGO—Maria Savova, director of Collections and Technical Services at The Claremont Colleges Library, and Jason S. Price, Ph.D., director of Licensing Services, SCELC Library Consortium, have been awarded the 2020 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for their article “Redesigning the Academic Library Materials Budget for the Digital Age: Applying the Power of Faceted Classification to Acquisitions Fund Management”, which was published in Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS), Vol. 63, No. 2 (2019).

Julie Renee Moore selected for Margaret Mann Citation

ALA News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:05

CHICAGO— Julie Renee Moore, Special Collections Catalog Librarian at California State University, Fresno has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Margaret Mann Citation. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 27 during the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Awards Ceremony at the 2020 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL.

Rachel Ivy Clarke, Sayward Schoonmaker receive ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

ALA News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:47

CHICAGO—Rachel Ivy Clarke and Sayward Schoonmaker are the recipients of the 2020 Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award for their article “Metadata for diversity: Identification and implications of potential access points for diverse library resources,” published in the Journal of Documentation 76 no. 1: 173-196. 

ALA responds to financial situation

ALA News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 11:17

CHICAGO – American Library Association (ALA) President Wanda K. Brown and the ALA Executive Board released the following statement in response to financial shortfalls in the current fiscal year operating budget that were first brought to light at the Association’s recent Midwinter Meeting.

Homewood Public Library Awarded 2020 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant

ALA News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 10:45

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2020 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to Homewood Public Library in Homewood, Alabama.

 

The new edition of Donham’s groundbreaking text for school librarians

ALA News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 09:56

CHICAGO — Rapid change calls for informed leadership. The goal of Jean Donham’s “Enhancing Teaching and Learning: A Leadership Guide for School Librarians,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, has always been to help school library professionals make a difference in the educational experience and academic attainment of students in their schools.

Learn the latest in Library UX with this LITA webinar

ALA News - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 16:35

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) will present "How to Talk About Library UX – Redux," on Wednesday, March 11, at 12:00 - 1:00 pm CT.

Maggie Dull selected as winner of the 2020 Esther J. Piercy Award

ALA News - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 16:03

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Maggie Dull, head of Metadata Strategies at River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester, as the recipient of the 2020 Esther J. Piercy Award. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 27 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2020 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL.

ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA will hold joint President's Program featuring Meredith Clark

ALA News - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:37

CHICAGO—Join the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) on Sunday, June 28 at 4 p.m. for a Joint President’s Program featuring Dr. Meredith Clark, assistant professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia (UVA) during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL. Dr. Clark is a former newspaper journalist whose research focuses on the intersections of race, media and power.

Abron chosen as 2020 YALSA MAE Award recipient

ALA News - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 13:47

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has awarded Dawn Abron, Creative Learning Space & Teen Services Supervisor at the Zion-Benton Public Library in Zion, IL, its 2020 Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award for Best Literature Program for Teens for her “YAASS” Box program.

Subramaniam awarded 2020 YALSA Outstanding Achievement Award

ALA News - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 13:03

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has awarded the 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award to Mega Subramaniam.

Subramaniam is an Associate Professor at the College of Information Studies (iSchool) at the University of Maryland.

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