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Jamie Becker selected as 2020 AASL Emerging Leader

ALA News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 10:52

CHICAGO – Jamie Becker has been selected as one of two participants sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2020 Emerging Leaders program. The Emerging Leaders program enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Becker and Nick Weingardt will join 48 of their peers as the program kicks off at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

Nick Weingardt selected as 2020 AASL Emerging Leader

ALA News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 10:49

CHICAGO – Nick Weingardt has been selected as one of two participants sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2020 Emerging Leaders program. The Emerging Leaders program enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Weingardt and Jamie Becker will join 48 of their peers as the program kicks off at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

Kayla Kuni selected as 2020 SRRT Emerging Leader

ALA News - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:59

CHICAGO - The Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) is pleased to sponsor Kayla Kuni as the group's 2020 Emerging Leader. The sponsorship consists of a $1000 award towards attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia and ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. As SRRT's Emerging Leader, Kayla will attend ALA Midwinter to participate in a day-long leadership session with additional online training that will continue for six months.

Choice publishes white paper examining changes to research data services in academic libraries

ALA News - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 11:44

MIDDLETOWN, CT - Choice today announced the publication of the fifth in a series of white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community.

Feb. 1 deadline for Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award nominations

ALA News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 17:28

CHICAGO — The 2020 Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award call for nominations is now open. The award, managed by an independent jury of the ALA Awards Committee, is presented to a library organization to recognize an innovative, creative, well-organized project which successfully developed income from alternative sources. Those sources include, but are not limited to, individual gifts, foundations, endowments, challenge grants and related efforts. The winner receives a $2500 grant and a framed citation.

Emmy-nominated David Nicholls (“Patrick Melrose”) among featured authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, during Midwinter

ALA News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 17:23

EXTON, Pennsylvania —David Nicholls, Lily King, Judy Batalion, Janelle Brown, Sam Lansky, and Amy Engel will be among the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 26 at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

San Francisco librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

ALA News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 13:58

Janet Tom recognized with prestigious national public service honor

CHICAGO –Janet Tom, reference librarian at the San Francisco Public Library, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized for her leadership in her community and commitment to transforming lives, she is one of only 10 librarians in the country to receive this national honor.

Hartford, Connecticut, librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

ALA News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 13:50

Homa Naficy recognized with prestigious receives national public service honor

CHICAGO –Homa Naficy, executive director of the American Place at Hartford (Conn.) Public Library, has been selected as a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized for her leadership in her community and commitment transforming lives, she is one of only 10 librarians in the country to receive this national honor.

Jupiter, Florida, librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

ALA News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 13:43

Leah Plocharczyk recognized with prestigious national public service honor

CHICAGO – Leah Plocharczyk, interim director of Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Library, in Jupiter, Florida, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized for her leadership in her community and commitment to transforming lives, she is one of only 10 librarians in the country to receive this national honor.

Albany, New York, librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

ALA News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 13:36

Jesús Alonso-Regalado recognized with prestigious national public service honor 

CHICAGO – Jesús Alonso-Regalado, subject librarian for history, Latin American Studies and Romance Languages at the University Libraries at the University at Albany, SUNY, is one of only 10 librarians in the country to receive the 2019 I Love My Librarian Award. He is recognized for his leadership and impact on students’ and faculty’s lives.

Bozeman, Montana, librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

ALA News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 13:28

MaryAnne Hansen recognized with prestigious national public service honor

CHICAGO –MaryAnne Hansen, research services librarian at Montana State University’s Renne Library and president of the Montana Library Association, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized for her leadership in the profession and commitment to transforming lives, she is one of only 10 librarians in the country to receive this national honor.

Arlington Heights librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

ALA News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 13:21

Maria Papanastassiou recognized with prestigious national public service honor 

CHICAGO – Maria Papanastassiou, Kids’ World assistant manager at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized for her leadership in transforming lives through access to education, she is one of only 10 librarians in the country to receive this national honor.

Bertrand, Nebraska, librarian first in state to receive I Love My Librarian Award

ALA News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 13:13

Stephanie Dannehl recognized with prestigious national public service honor\

CHICAGO – Stephanie Dannehl, school librarian/tech integration specialist at Bertrand Community School, is one of only 10 librarians nationwide selected to receive an I Love My Librarian Award. The first-ever Nebraska librarian to receive the honor, she is recognized for her leadership and commitment to transforming lives through education. 

Dallas librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

ALA News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:54

Tracie Walker-Reed Recognized with prestigious national public service honor 

CHICAGO –Tracie Walker-Reed, library media specialist at H. Grady Spruce High School in Dallas, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized for her leadership in her school and commitment to transforming lives, she is one of only 10 librarians in the country to receive this national honor.

ALSC selects Jessica Agudelo as 2020 Emerging Leader

ALA News - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:39

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Jessica Agudelo of the New York Public Library’s Bronx Library Center, in the Bronx, NY as its representative in the 2020 Emerging Leader program.

Kelsey Flynn Named a 2020 LITA Emerging Leader

ALA News - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 12:58

The Library and Information Technology Association is proud to announce that Kelsey Flynn has been selected as a 2020 LITA Emerging Leader.

Flynn works in the Adult Services departments at two public libraries in the southwest suburbs of Chicago: the White Oak Library District and the Joliet Library. She is also attending San Jose State University online for her Masters in Library & Information Science.

Announcing Jessica Gilbert Redman as LITA Blog Editor

ALA News - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:50

The Library and Information Technology Association is proud to announce that Jessica Gilbert Redman will be the new editor of the LITA Blog. 

Applications for 2020 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grant open

ALA News - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:35

CHICAGO — Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants. Every year, in the process of choosing the Coretta Scott King Book Award winners and honor books, the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) of the American Library Association receives multiple copies of approximately 60-100 titles by African American authors and illustrators

A collection of ready-to-use Kawaii craft projects

ALA News - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:18

CHICAGO — Tiny, adorable, even cuddly: Kawaii, born in Japan, is the culture of cuteness, and its influence is seen worldwide in clothing, accessories, games, and food. In “53 Ready-to-Use Kawaii Craft Projects,” published by ALA Editions, bestselling makerspace, cosplay, and geek culture enthusiast Elyssa Kroski gathers dozens of popular Kawaii programs from creative and crafty librarians across the country.

ALA announces sale of its headquarters buildings

ALA News - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:16

CHICAGO - American Library Association (ALA) President Wanda Brown and Executive Director Mary W. Ghikas today announced that ALA has sold its headquarters buildings at 50 E. Huron and 40 E. Huron in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.

“We are thrilled that, after many years of study, research, and discussion, the transfer of a valuable real estate to ALA’s endowment fund is at last complete,” Brown said. “Of course, it is bittersweet to be leaving our home of so many decades. But ALA is focused on the future and is optimistic about all that it holds.”

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