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New iteration: Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians eCourse

ALA News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:54

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians. Francisca Goldsmith will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 12, 2018.

New iteration—Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship eCourse

ALA News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:48

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 12, 2018.

New eCourse—Online Privacy & Security: Best Practices for Librarians

ALA News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:38

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Online Privacy & Security: Best Practices for Librarians. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 12, 2018.

Grand Literary & History Tour of Ireland - Book Now!

ALA News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:45

CHICAGO - Pack your bags! The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites you to join us for a grand literary and history tour of Ireland, May 10-17, 2018!

Abron to serve as new Teen HQ member manager

ALA News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:42

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Dawn Abron, Creative Space/Teen Services Coordinator at the Zion-Benton Public Library in Zion, IL, as the new member manager for its teen programming database, Teen Programming HQ.

Abron will serve a one-year term now through January 2019.

PLA & NNLM award stipends for public library workers to attend March workshop

ALA News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:07

Educational program will focus on consumer health and wellness services in libraries

YALSA names 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

ALA News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 15:47

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list.

Application available for the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children

ALA News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:02

CHICAGO —  Nominations are being accepted for the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children, an annual award consisting of a commemorative gift and a 24k gold framed citation.  The citation is presented to an individual who has shown exceptional understanding support of public library service to children while have general management/supervisory/administrative responsibility that has included public library service to children in its scope. The donor is Peggy Sullivan, former executive director of the American Library Association (ALA).

Applications for United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant due Jan. 15

ALA News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:17

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant through Jan. 15, 2018.

2018 Academic Library Impact Research Grants

ALA News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:52

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the launch of the new Academic Library Impact Research Grants. The ACRL Board of Directors has allocated $20,000 in fiscal year 2018 to offer research grants of up to $3,000 each.

New workshop—Mentoring Library Employees: A Beginner’s Guide

ALA News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:38

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Mentoring Library Employees: A Beginner’s Guide 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 Thursday, March 8, 2018.

OIF Seeks Information on 2017 Censorship Incidents

ALA News - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:34

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is seeking information on censorship challenges that occured between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017. Librarians are encouraged to complete this brief online reporting form by Jan. 31, 2018.

University of Central Missouri creates ALA Student Chapter

ALA News - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:14

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that the Student Organization of Library and Information Services (SOLIS) at the University of Central Missouri has created a new ALA student chapter.

Each ALA student chapter has its own character and purpose. All enhance students' ALA membership by providing leadership and programming opportunities on the campuses.

Fowler, Pennington receive YALSA’s 2018 Conference Scholarship Grants

ALA News - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:53

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded the 2018 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Amy Fowler and Cherity Penington.

Each winner will receive up to $1,000 to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. There was no winner this year for The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship.

Transforming summer programs at your library

ALA News - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:38

CHICAGO — Changes in public libraries, the communities they serve, children’s lives, and educational research all demonstrate that traditional summer reading programs need to be reimagined. Working groups of librarians, in partnership with the California Library Association and the California State Library, have done just that, creating and implementing outcomes- and outreach-based summer reading programs that speak directly to diverse and changing communities.

ALCTS Speaker Uncovers Southern Food and Family

ALA News - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:27

CHICAGO—Michael W. Twitty, author of “The Cooking Gene” (Harper Collins 2017), is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program “Dining from a Haunted Plate” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

New Year, New Standards, New Learning

ALA News - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:55

CHICAGO – As the New Year begins, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages its members to keep their professional development resolution and visit AASL eCOLLAB – their one-stop shop for on-demand learning. Members can access eCOLLAB at ecollab.aasl.org using their already established AASL/ALA website ID and password.

Keeling and Moreillon seek 2019-2020 AASL presidency

ALA News - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 17:32

CHICAGO – AASL members Mary Keeling and Judi Moreillon will seek the 2019-2020 AASL presidential term during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) election. A full slate of AASL candidates can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/elections.

Mary Keeling is the supervisor of library services for Newport News Public Schools in Newport News, Virginia. She is a Lilead Fellow and currently serves as chair of the AASL standards and guidelines implementation task force.

Community Engagement and Fundraising: An American Libraries Live webcast

ALA News - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 16:58

CHICAGO — Libraries serve their communities above all else, and it’s crucial that librarians work not only with people in the community but also with institutions and businesses. Building positive and productive relationships with these organizations can be a challenge, but they can be tremendously beneficial to the library. They can lead to everything from content to marketing to funding as they further cement the library’s status as an indispensable member of the community.

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