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Lewis wins 2019 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:51

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Cicely Lewis, School Librarian at Meadowcreek High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the 2019 Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award for Best Literature Program for Teens for her “Read Woke” program.

Travel with ASGCLA!

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:31

Make 2019 the year that you visit the lush beauty of the Emerald Isle! A trip to Northern and Western Ireland May 11-18, 2019 is sponsored by the Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA).

ALCTS Statement Against Harassment, Racism and Discrimination

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:57

CHICAGO—In light of reports of incidents of harassing, discriminatory and racist behavior that occurred at the 2019 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Board offers its support to the individuals who were the targets of such behavior and affirms the statement from the ALA Executive Board in its denunciation of such behavior, as well as its call to uphold ALA’s

ALCTS Statement Against Harassment, Racism and Discrimination

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:56

CHICAGO—In light of reports of incidents of harassing, discriminatory and racist behavior that occurred at the 2019 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, the

ALA announces participants in Racial Healing Circle workshop with AAC&U

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 14:55

Forty-two library workers and educators have been selected to participate in a two-day workshop to learn how to lead Racial Healing Circles, a transformative facilitation process, championed by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, that strives to help communities engage with storytelling, deep listening and relationship building that can support healing from the effects of racism.

ALA President announces future EDI Efforts

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:41

CHICAGO - American Library Association (ALA) President Loida Garcia-Febo today unveiled a variety of tools for library workers to continue to embed Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) principles within the profession and communities at large.

“Libraries of all types are invaluable allies inspiring understanding and community healing as our profession and patrons work to understand our differences,” said Garcia-Febo. “This is a pivotal time for ALA members as we all work to transform the profession and our institutions through education and lifelong learning.

American Library Association launches EDI Speakers Bureau

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:17

Chicago – The Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) has launched the EDI Speakers Bureau. This online resource highlights experts from the library profession who are available to speak on topics surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

New eCourse—Advance Your Career: Becoming Opportunity-Minded and Unlocking Your Potential

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:50

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Advance Your Career: Becoming Opportunity-Minded and Unlocking Your Potential. Caitlin Williams will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, April 8, 2019.

COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2019 Midwinter Meeting

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:05

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Actor and Community Activist George Takei is Auditorium Speaker at 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 16:12

CHICAGO - With an acting career spanning six decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series "Star Trek", in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But Takei's story goes where few stories have gone before.

New Library Bill of Rights Provision Recognizes and Defends Library Users’ Privacy

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 15:27

The Library Bill of Rights — first adopted in 1939 and last amended in 1980 — has been updated to include an article focused on the concept of ensuring privacy and confidentiality for library users.

The new article of the Library Bill of Rights, Article VII, states:

Gregory’s updated text on collection development and management

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 15:01

CHICAGO — Packed with discussion questions, activities, suggested additional references, selected readings, and many other features that speak directly to students and library professionals, Vicki L.

Council adopts revisions to ‘Copyright: An Interpretation of the Code of Ethics’

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:34

At ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, ALA Council adopted revisions to “Copyright: An Interpretation of the Code of Ethics” a document first adopted in 2014.

Garczynski named 2019 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:28

CHICAGO – Joyce Garczynski, assistant university librarian for development and communications at Towson University, is the recipient of the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award.

This award honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences librarian through accomplishments and service to the profession.

2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits Closes, Community Bound

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:58

SEATTLE – The dialogue continues on the position of our nation’s libraries. As evidenced, the current role of the library, and its library workers, has become wide-ranging. In order to provide aid and transformation in our respective communities, the library field faces a sizeable challenge requiring a compound solution. Attendees dedicated to their constituents and their work took full advantage of the Midwinter Meeting to begin the build of their communities’ future.

How to sustain an ongoing, self-directed career growth plan

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:38

CHICAGO — If the proverbial career ladder feels more like a treadmill, it’s time for a different approach. Besides, who wants to climb a ladder anyway? Wouldn’t you rather learn how to explore, grow, and gain new skills that will lead you to new opportunities? “Be Opportunity-Minded: Start Growing Your Career Now,” published by ALA Editions, is your new toolbox.

New workshop: Transferring Your Skills as a Librarian to Any Profession

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 13:31

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Transferring Your Skills as a Librarian to Any Profession with Michelle Hahn. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

John Price Wilkin wins 2019 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:45

CHICAGO — John Price Wilkin, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the 2019 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Wilkin will receive a cash award and citation during an ALCTS event at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

New session: Liven Up Baby and Toddler Storytimes with Sign Language Workshop

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:41

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Liven Up Baby and Toddler Storytimes with Sign Language with Kathy MacMillan. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

K-8 school libraries invited to apply for $5,000 award recognizing outstanding programming

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 17:13

CHICAGO — School libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) announced.

Nominations for the 2019 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming will be accepted until May 3, 2019.

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