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Submissions Now Open for the 2018 John Cotton Dana Awards

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:34

$10,000 Development Awards will go to up to Eight Winners

2018 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:32

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2018 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Naugatuck Valley Community College Max R. Traurig Library, Waterbury, Connecticut; State University of New York, College at Geneseo Milne Library, Geneseo, New York; and Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond, Virginia.

Music Library Association’s guide to essential world music scores and sound recordings

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:40

CHICAGO — Intended to offer suggestions for anyone, regardless of musical training or experience, who is seeking to develop music collections in libraries of all kinds, “A Basic Music Library: Essential Scores and Sound Recordings, Fourth Edition, Volume 2: World Music,” published by ALA Editions, remains a benchmark of its kind.

David W. Lewis named 2018 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:44

CHICAGO — David W. Lewis, dean of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, is the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) 2018 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development.

New session: Using Snapchat to Reach Library Patrons Workshop

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:51

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Using Snapchat to Reach Library Patrons with Paige Alfonzo. 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 Thursday, April 12, 2018 and Thursday, April 19, 2018.

New session—Fake News, Real Concerns: Developing Information Literate Students Workshop

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:45

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Fake News, Real Concerns: Developing Information Literate Students with Donald A. Barclay. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

YALSA names 2018 Writing Award winners

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 14:45

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named the winners of its 2018 YALSA Writing Award with members winning in four categories.

The winners are as follows:

Long-time RUSA member, Ed Garcia, elected to ALA Executive Board

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 14:14
CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is pleased to announce that long-time RUSA member and current RUSA Director-at-Large has been elected to the ALA Executive Board. In addition to his service to RUSA, Garcia is a member of LITA, PLA, GAMERT, GLBTRT and many other groups within ALA. Garcia is the Director of the Cranston Public Library in Cranston, RI.  

YALSA names 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:18

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.

YALSA names 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:24

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

The list of 78 titles, drawn from 131 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The full list can be viewed at www.ala.org/yalsa/best-fiction-young-adults.

American Library Association announces 2018 youth media award winners

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:10

DENVER — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards—at its Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

A list of all the 2018 award winners follows:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
“Hello, Universe” written by Erin Entrada Kelly, is the 2018 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

'Manhattan Beach,' 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me,' receive 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:09

DENVER — The American Library Association (ALA) selects “Manhattan Beach,” by Jennifer Egan, published by Scribner, as the winner of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and “You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir,” by Sherman Alexie, published by Little, Brown & Co, a division of Hachette Book Group, as the winner of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.  The selections were announced this evening at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs) sponsored by NoveList, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Ex

A definitive handbook of library architecture

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:34

CHICAGO — Distilling hard fought wisdom gleaned from hundreds of successful library construction projects they've supervised or coordinated, Fred Schlipf and John A. Moorman present “The Practical Handbook of Library Architecture: Creating Building Spaces that Work,” published by ALA Editions. With a special emphasis on avoiding common problems in library design, in a down-to-earth manner they address a range of issues applicable to any undertaking.

2018 Barbara Gittings Literature Award and Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award of the Stonewall Book Awards Announced

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:59

DENVER - Two of the 2018 Stonewall Book Awards were announced Sunday, Feb. 11 by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits, held February 9-13 in Denver, Colorado.

2018 Rainbow Book List highlights quality GLBTQ books for children and teens

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:55

DENVER – The 2018 Rainbow Book List, a project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits held Feb. 9-13 in Denver.

The bibliography features recommended fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers, from birth through age 18, noted for their significant and authentic GLBTQ content. This year’s list includes 49 titles chosen by the committee, published between July 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2017.

ALA Council approves dues adjustment proposal

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:19

CHICAGO – The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) approved a dues adjustment proposal at the Midwinter Meeting in Denver and directed that it be placed on the spring 2018 ALA ballot for membership approval.

Juana Martínez-Neal y Ruth Behar ganan premios Pura Belpré

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:55

DENVER —Juana Martínez-Neal, ilustradora de La Princesa and the Pea; y Ruth Behar, autora de Lucky Broken Girl, fueron seleccionadas como las ganadoras del Premio de Ilustración y el Premio al Autor Pura Belpré 2018, que rinden homenaje a los escritores e ilustradores hispanos cuyas obras constituyan el mejor reflejo, afirmación y celebración de la experiencia cultural hispana en la literatura infantil.

New advanced eCourse: Children’s Services Fundamentals

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:54

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new advanced eCourse, Children’s Services Fundamentals. This advanced eCourse begins on Monday, April 9, 2018 and continues for 12 weeks.

New eCourse—Graphic Novels for Adults: Readers’ Advisory and Collection Development

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:44

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Graphic Novels for Adults: Readers’ Advisory and Collection Development. Francisca Goldsmith will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, April 9, 2018.

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