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PLA and ALSC release new Every Child Ready to Read® toolkit for training early childhood educators

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 18:59

CHICAGO —The Public Library Association (PLA) and Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) are proud to announce the release of “Every Child Ready to Read® (ECRR) @ your library® Toolkit for Serving Early Childhood Educators.”

Blicher named 2017 Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award winner

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 17:14

CHICAGO – Heather Blicher, online learning librarian at Northern Virginia Community College, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award.

This annual award, sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, and administrated by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance Learning Section (DLS), honors an ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to, the success of distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.

Hunter and Riehman-Murphy receive ACRL CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:31

CHICAGO – Jennifer Hunter and Christina Riehman-Murphy, reference and instruction librarians at Penn State-Abington, have been named the 2017 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) Innovation in College Librarianship Award for their work on the Research Parties and TED Talk as Research Inspiration programs.

This annual award honors ALA members who have demonstrated a capacity for innovation in their work with undergraduates, instructors and/or the library community.

COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2016 Fall Meeting and 2017 Midwinter Meeting

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:28

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2016 Fall Meeting and the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

At its 2016 Fall Meeting in Chicago, the COA took the following action:

  • Precandidacy status was granted to the following program:
    • Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies at the University College London.

At its 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the COA took the following actions:

Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code founder and CEO, to open 2017 ALA Annual Conference

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 19:40

Since 2012, Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired more than10,000 girls across America--and they're just at the beginning of their mission to close the gender gap in tech. Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of the national non-profit organization, is also the author of the groundbreaking book Women Who Don't Wait In Line, in which she advocates for a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course.

2017 Cunha-Swartzburg Award to MetaArchive

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:37

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) Jury for the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award has selected the MetaArchive Cooperative as the 2017 recipient. The award, sponsored by Hollinger Metal Edge, will be presented during a ceremony at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

Karen Kiorpes receives Banks Harris Preservation Award

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:32

CHICAGO—Karen Kiorpes is the recipient of the 2017 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. This award is given annually by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P., the award consists of $1,500 and a citation. Kiorpes’ consistent leadership, service, advocacy and dedication to preservation education embodies the qualities of the Banks Harris Award.

New eCourse: Adult Programming - Planning for Success

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:10

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Adult Programming: Planning for Success. Amy Alessio will serve as the instructor for a 3-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 18 
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

By the end of this eCourse, you will have:

Share your best practice at AASL National Conference

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 22:56

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is now accepting proposals for the best practice showcase to be held during the AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/rfp. Completed proposals must be submitted by Friday, March 24, 2017, to be considered.

Hale monograph wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 21:08

CHICAGO—The recipient of the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award is Dawn Hale for her edited volume, “Shared Collections: Collaborative Stewardship“ (ALA Editions, 2016).

First Step Award to Jamie Carlstone

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 21:03

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Jamie Carlstone, e-serials bibliographic control specialist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the recipient of the 2017 First Step Award—A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS). The award will be presented on Saturday, June 24, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

Accepting Employer Participants for ACRL Placement Center Open House

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:57

The Placement Center will host an Open House/Job Fair on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., during the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) National Conference in Baltimore.

MacDonald wins 2017 ACRL/IS Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 17:17

CHICAGO – Mary MacDonald, professor and head of instructional services at the University of Rhode Island, is the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section’s (IS) Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose efforts in the field of information literacy led to the formation of IS. The honor recognizes a librarian who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment.

McElroy and Pagowsky receive 2017 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:58

CHICAGO – Kelly McElroy, student engagement and community outreach librarian at Oregon State University, and Nicole Pagowsky, associate librarian and instruction coordinator in the Research and Learning Department at the University of Arizona, have been chosen as the winners of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award as editors of the two-volume book "Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook," published in 2016 by ACRL.

Archambault and McLean win 2017 ACRL IS Innovation Award

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:47

CHICAGO— Susan Gardner Archambault and Lindsey McLean have been selected to receive the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on Project CORA: Community of Online Research Assignments, an open access resource for faculty and librarians looking for a collaborative space to share and adapt research assignments, as well as build a virtual community of practice for educators interested in teaching concepts related to information literacy.

ALA to launch Book Club Central with Sarah Jessica Parker

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 13:29

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is creating Book Club Central, a new online platform of reading resources, including recommendations, expert book lists and other content for book clubs and their readers. Award-winning television and film actor, producer, designer, library supporter and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is partnering with the ALA to serve as the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central.

Applications for United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards due May 1

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 22:18

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to friends of the library groups and library foundations. Applications are due May 1, 2017.

Given annually since 2000, the Baker & Taylor Awards have recognized more than 45 groups for outstanding efforts to support their library. Two winning groups will each receive $1,000.

ALSC announces 2017 Notable Children's Videos

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 22:15

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2017 list of Notable Children’s Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show respect for children’s intelligence and imagination and reflect and encourage the interests of children in exemplary ways.

The selected videos are:

“Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer.” Dreamscape Media.

LLAMA Webinar will explore how to sustain change after the excitement wears off

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 21:56

CHICAGO — Change management is more than just a buzzword in libraries these days. For many library leaders it has become a way of life requiring not only the ability to create change, but the ability to sustain a culture of innovation and change long-term. 

ALCTS and LLAMA speaker presents the business of social impact

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:30

CHICAGO—Dorri McWhorter, CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). The President’s Program “The Business of Social Impact: Creating a World Where Everyone Has Value” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

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