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Recognize outstanding service to the GLBT community through the 2018 GLBTRT awards

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 21:42

CHICAGO — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association seeks to honor librarians, library related organizations (including libraries, library staff, library boards, library friends) and other individuals or groups (public or private) that have demonstrated excellence in the area of responding to the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Feb. 1, 2018.

2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course Schedule Now Available

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 19:48

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course schedule. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, the Fundamentals Web Courses are presented as a series of related online courses that cover the basics of library technical services skill areas and are held multiple times throughout 2018.

Call for Proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference Poster Sessions

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:10

Chicago – The 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition poster session committee invites everyone to share their best ideas, and work with the library community by presenting a poster session at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The poster session committee is proud to announce the two additional poster sessions with the migration of the Diversity Fair, and the ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section.

Netanel Ganin named 2018 ALCTS Emerging Leader

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:59

CHICAGO—Netanel Ganin, librarian (cataloger) at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center, Packard Campus, has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2017-2018. Each year, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsors one Emerging Leader who has chosen collections and technical services as a career and is a member of ALCTS. After his year in the Emerging Leader Program, Netanel will serve a one-year term as intern to the ALCTS Board of Directors.

Applications Open for the 2018 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:42

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check and a citation. The application form is open through March 1, 2018.

Digital Lives and Makerspaces – LITA Webinars

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:31
Chicago -- There’s still time to sign up for LITA’s last two Fall 2017 webinars exploring first makerspaces and then digital life.   December 6, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central time Diversity, Inclusion, and Empowerment in Library Makerspaces Instructors: Sharona Ginsberg, Learning Technologies Librarian, SUNY Oswego and Lauren Di Monte, Data & Research Impact Librarian, University of Rochester

‘Carnegie Coast-to-Coast Project’ hits the streets to celebrate Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2018 Shortlist

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:24

CHICAGO – 20 public libraries and 5 independent book stores across the country have been selected to participate in the new Carnegie Coast-to-Coast Project, which was created to celebrate and raise awareness of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction shortlist, while also engaging communities nationwide with these six, moving titles.

New class of 2018 Emerging Leaders announced

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 22:43

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 50 people to participate in its 2018 class of Emerging Leaders.  The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.

 

ALCTS awards registration grants for 2018 Midwinter Symposium

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 16:39

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has awarded six registration grants to allow library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter Symposium. The grant award winners are:

New workshop: Become a Power Searcher

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:20

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Become a Power Searcher: 10 Secrets to Using Internet Search Tools Effectively with Nicole Hennig. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

Two L.A. librarians receive national public service honor

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:44

NEW YORK – Today Julie Bill with the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Los Angeles and Annie Cipolla with the Los Angeles Public Library were named winners of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Bill and Cipolla are being recognized for their leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. Bill and Cipolla are two of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Rochester, N.Y. librarian receives national public service honor

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:27

NEW YORK – Today Timothy Ryan, young adult services librarian/circulation supervisor at the Rochester Public Library in New York, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Ryan is being recognized for his leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. He is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin librarian receives national public service honor

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:21

NEW YORK – Today Rita Platt, teacher-librarian at St. Croix Falls Elementary in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Platt is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Decatur, Georgia librarian receives national public service honor

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:16

NEW YORK – Today Marcia Kochel, teacher librarian at Druid Hills Middle School in Decatur, Georgia, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Kochel is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Corvallis, Oregon librarian receives national public service honor

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:09

NEW YORK – Today Natalia Fernández, curator and archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives and OSU Queer Archives at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Fernández is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor. She is also the first librarian from Oregon to receive the award.

Savannah, Georgia librarian receives national public service honor

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:04

NEW YORK – Today Mary Jo Fayoyin, dean of library and media services at Savannah State University in Georgia, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Fayoyin is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Strafford, Pennsylvania librarian receives national public service honor

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:56

NEW YORK – Today Laurie Doan, young adult librarian at the Tredyffrin Public Library in Strafford, Pennsylvania, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Doan is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Doan is commended for empowering local teens. She develops opportunities at the library for youth to pursue projects they are passionate about.

Warwick, N. Y. librarian receives national public service honor

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:50

NEW YORK – Today Rosemary Cooper, director of the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, New York, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Cooper is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Cooper is commended for turning an outdated library into a welcoming and vibrant community center that delivers services and programs that connect closely with patrons’ needs.

Columbiana, Alabama librarian receives national public service honor

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:42

NEW YORK – Today Sheikla Blount, library media specialist at Columbiana Middle School in Columbiana, Alabama, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Blount is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Blount is commended for turning the school library into a welcoming and inclusive place for students to learn and grow.

ALA announces winners of the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:13

NEW YORK – Today 10 librarians were honored with the prestigious 2017 I Love My Librarian Award for their outstanding public service contributions. Selected from more than 1,100 nominations submitted by library users nationwide, including educators and members of the public, the winning librarians are being recognized for their leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning.

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