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LLAMA webinar: Successful change comes from understanding your organization's culture

ALA News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:32

LLAMA webinar: Successful change comes from understanding your organization's culture

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and National Archivist David S. Ferriero will present at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans

ALA News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:35

CHICAGO - Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and National Archivist David Ferriero discuss the importance of collecting physical information and materials in the digital age. The Library of Congress and the National Archives are the home of the nation’s most valuable treasures and historical documents. During their conversation, the Librarian and the Archivist will discuss the role of their institutions in making these resources accessible to the public. This session will take place on Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:30-11:30am at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

The 2018 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

ALA News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:08

CHICAGO — Updated with the 2018 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. Librarians and teachers everywhere rely on this guidebook for quick reference and collection development and also as a resource for curriculum links and readers' advisory.

Patricia Herndon selected for ASCLA’s Francis Joseph Campbell Award

ALA News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:39

CHICAGO – Patricia Herndon, Director of Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS), Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS), has been selected for the 2018 Francis Joseph Campbell Award administered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Dali and Caidi recipients of 2018 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award

ALA News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:39

CHICAGO – Keren Dali, assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada and Nadia Caidi, associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information iSchool, are the recipients of the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award for their article entitled "Diversity by Design.”

A new ALA Editions Special Report on fake news and alternative facts

ALA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:57

CHICAGO — Talk of so-called fake news, what it is and what it isn’t, is front and center across the media landscape, with new calls for the public to acquire appropriate research and evaluation skills and become more information savvy. But none of this is new for librarians and information professionals, particularly for those who teach information literacy.

New iteration: Winning Support and Influencing Communities for Library Funding Advanced eCourse

ALA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:12

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new iteration of the advanced eCourse Winning Support and Influencing Communities for Library Funding. This advanced eCourse begins on Monday, July 16, 2018 and continues for 12 weeks.

St. Charles Public Library selected for ASCLA’s Exceptional Service Award

ALA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:35

CHICAGO – St. Charles Public Library, Outreach Services Department, has been selected for the 2018 ASCLA Exceptional Service Award administered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Gayle Danley Joins the 2018 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition as an Auditorium Speaker

ALA News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:04

CHICAGO - Gayle Danley is a championship poet and grief writer who has won both the national, and international poetry slam titles. Her passion is teaching kids, through slam poetry, how to soothe their wounds. Danley traces her love for words, especially spoken word, to her childhood in Georgia, where she soaked up encyclopedias and carried around a book of rhymes ("Jack Sprat could eat no fat ..." "Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear ...") because she adored how silly they were.

Valerie Horton selected for ASCLA’s Leadership & Professional Achievement Award

ALA News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:17

CHICAGO – Valerie Horton, Director, Minitex, University of Minnesota, has been selected for the 2018 Leadership & Professional Achievement Award administered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Linda Crowe receives 2018 Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award

ALA News - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 17:28

CHICAGO – Linda Crowe, retired Executive Director of  the Peninsula Library System and the

Gale, A Cengage Company Financial Development Award recipient named

ALA News - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 17:27

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is the 2018 winner of the prestigious Gale, a Cengage Company Financial Development Award administered by the American Library Association. The award is presented annually to a library organization for exhibiting meritorious achievements in carrying out a project to secure new funding resources for a public or academic library.

 

Susan Orlean among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Toast, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at Annual

ALA News - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 17:14

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Susan Orlean, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Lou Berney, Lisa Unger, Leif Enger, and Delia Owens will be the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Toast, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Festive beverages and light snacks will be served. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2018 Baker & Taylor Awards during this event.

New session: Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children

ALA News - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:59

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children with Carol Morrone. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

New session—Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices workshop

ALA News - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:41

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices with Mark Aaron Polger. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

New iteration—Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources eCourse

ALA News - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:18

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, July 9, 2018.

New advanced eCourse: Intermediate Cataloging for Non-Catalogers

ALA News - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:58

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new advanced eCourse, Intermediate Cataloging for Non-Catalogers. This advanced eCourse begins on Monday, July 9, 2018 and continues for 12 weeks.

Nuts and Bolts of Data Visualization – a LITA webinar

ALA News - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:41

Chicago -- In a new LITA webinar understand basic concepts and terminology of data visualization and select appropriate types of visualization to present data effectively.

Nuts and Bolts of Data Visualization
Thursday May 31, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Central Time
Presenter: Vinci Kwong, Head of Library Web Services, Franklin D. Schurz Library, Indiana University South Bend

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