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PLA develops early childhood literacy activity calendars

ALA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 14:11

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) has developed a new, paid product designed to boost early childhood literacy programming in libraries, schools and daycare centers.

Glass selected as YALSA’s 2019 Board Fellow

ALA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:33

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Traci Glass, Library Administrator at the Central Library of the Multnomah County Library, in Portland, OR, as its 2019 Board Fellow. Glass will start her term as Board Fellow this June.

Igniting a spirit of inquiry in students

ALA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:19

CHICAGO — In our technology-saturated world, all the answers we seek are at our fingertips. Right? Though students might think so, educators know otherwise. But beyond merely helping students find answers to questions, information literacy instruction ought to ignite within students a spirit of inquiry: a discerning curiosity that will spur them to dig deeper when conducting research.

Booklist announces July 2019 as Graphic Novels in Libraries Month

ALA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:42

CHICAGO — July 2019 will be Booklist’s Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, an innovative, first-of-its-kind program through which the American Library Association’s review journal for public libraries will forge key partnerships between libraries and publishers while providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages.

New from ACRL, “Motivating Students on a Time Budget”

ALA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:38

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Motivating Students on a Time Budget: Pedagogical Frames and Lesson Plans for In-Person and Online Information Literacy Instruction,” edited by Sarah Steiner and Miriam Rigby, a collection of lesson plans, activities, and techniques that utilize motivational strategies and pedagogies to help keep students engaged.   

An update to the classic Mother Goose on the Loose pre-literacy resource

ALA News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:15

CHICAGO — Named an “outstanding resource” in a starred review by Library Journal, Betsy Diamant-Cohen’s Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL) incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, flannelboards, music, dance, and child-parent interaction into dynamic programs that bring whole families into the library.

New books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting in Seattle

ALA News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:14

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located in the Atrium Lobby of the Washington State Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:

Travel with ASGCLA-Ireland 2019

ALA News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:38

CHICAGO-The Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) offers an international trip annually open to its members and the general public. 

This year join ASGCLA during our 2019 literary tour to North & Western Ireland. We will travel May 11-28, 2019 on a seven night themed tour focusing on some of the greatest writers to come from the region. These writers include W.B.Yeats, Seamus Heaney, C.S. Lewis and hundreds of others that are part of the collective culture of the Irish literary world. 

ALA joins W.K. Kellogg Foundation in observance of 2019 National Day of Racial Healing

ALA News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:36

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) will join the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and organizations across the country in observing the 2019 National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

On that day, thousands will celebrate our common humanity and take collective action toward a more just and equitable world. In commemoration, ALA invites library workers and others to:

Using Design Thinking to Create Transformative Learning Experiences: New ALA Annual Preconference

ALA News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:58

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions has partnered with Infopeople on a three-hour interactive preconference at ALA Annual, where library staff and trainers will have the opportunity to develop more innovative and meaningful learning for their staff and users using design thinking. Design thinking is a unique approach that can help librarians create training that is more impactful both in theory and practice.

Candidates announced for 2019 Public Library Association board election

ALA News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:32

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) Nominating Committee has unveiled the slate of candidates for the Association’s 2019 Election. This year six nominees will stand for three positions on the PLA Board of Directors: president and two directors-at-large. The candidate elected in each race will serve a three-year term from June 2019 through June 2022.

New workshop: Dealing with Mental Health on the Front Lines

ALA News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:59

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Dealing with Mental Health on the Front Lines with Loren Mc Clain. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursdays, March 7 and 14, 2019.

New session: How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library Workshop

ALA News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:09

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

ACRL releases The Globalized Library: American Academic Libraries and International Students, Collections, and Practices

ALA News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:06

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Globalized Library: American Academic Libraries and International Students, Collections, and Practices,” edited by Yelena Luckert with Lindsay Inge Carpenter.

EBSCO and ALA award five scholarships for librarians to attend ALA Midwinter

ALA News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:24

Chicago — January 10, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians with $1,000 scholarships to attend the 2019 ALA Midwinter Conference in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA).

New session: Getting the Most Out of Library Volunteers Workshop

ALA News - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 15:49

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Getting the Most Out of Library Volunteers with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Meet the 2019 Intellectual Freedom Bloggers!

ALA News - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:57

Eager and willing to start 2019 with trending news about book challenges, intriguing interviews of authors and librarians and authoritative content from the a broad range of library fields, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is pleased to introduce ten new bloggers in addition to five strong voices who continue to share thought provoking original content about a core value of the librarian profession. 

Moniz receives YALSA’s 2019 Innovation Award

ALA News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 16:21

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Ryan Moniz, Learning and Growth Librarian at the Markham Public Library in Ontario, Canada, for his Essential Skills program as the recipient of its 2019 Innovation Award.

New iteration: Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning eCourse

ALA News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:58

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 4, 2019.

New eCourse Bundle: Cataloging for Newbies

ALA News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:50

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new eCourse bundle, Cataloging for Newbies. Dr. Mary Bolin will serve as the instructor for a 24-week professional development experience starting on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Save 15% when you purchase the bundle!

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