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Jane Cross selected for FAFLRT's Achievement Award

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:00

CHICAGO-Jane Cross, Master Gunnery Sergeant (USMC), Chief, US Marine Band Library & Archives, has been selected for the 2018 Achievement Award administered by the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Roundtable and the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

United for Libraries to present ‘Are You Ready for Fundraising Success? A Step-by-Step Guide for Any Library’ at ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:43

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Are You Ready for Fundraising Success? A Step-by-Step Guide for Any Library,” featuring Michael Stevenson, managing principal and co-founder of the Bannack Group, on Monday, June 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.  

United for Libraries President’s Program to focus on ‘Engaging Elected Officials with Your Library’

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:42

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — The United for Libraries President’s Program, “Engaging Elected Officials with Your Library,” will be held Saturday, June 23, 9 to 10 a.m., at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.  

United for Libraries President Steve Laird, president of the Reference Division of Infogroup, will present ALA Policy Corps members Todd Carpenter, Lance Werner and Nicolle Davies, who will offer tips on what your library can offer to local elected officials, and how to engage them. 

ACRL Academic Library Impact Research Grant recipients

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:32

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the first recipients of its Academic Library Impact Research Grants in 2018.

Stefanie Falco selected for FAFLRT's Adelaide Del Frate Conference Sponsorship Award

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:16

CHICAGO-Stefanie Falco, MLIS Student, University of Alabama and Reference Assistant, College of DuPage, has been selected for the 2018 Adelaide Del Frate Conferene Sponsorship Award administered by the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Roundtable and the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Thirty-eight participants selected for sixth ALA Leadership Institute

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:06

CHICAGO — Thirty-eight mid-career librarians have been selected from a highly competitive pool to participate in Leading to the Future, ALA’s sixth four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders.

Janice Young selected for the FAFLRT Distinguished Service Award

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:43

CHICAGO-Janice Young, Librarian, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, has been selected for the 2018 Distinguished Service Award administered by the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Roundtable and the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

New books, products, special events from ALA Publishing at Annual

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:53

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located in the lobby outside Hall I1 of the Morial Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:

 

Friday, June 22                    10:00 am – 3:00 pm

25 art projects for kids

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:23

CHICAGO — With schools emphasizing STEM activities for children to meet curriculum goals for standardized testing, nurturing children’s artistic creativity is often given short shrift. Christine Kirker’s “25 Projects for Art Explorers,” published by ALA Editions, aims to restore the balance. This fun resource offers more than two dozen projects that will spark children’s interest in art and encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.

AASL awards three AASL Standards Implementation Grants in honor of past presidents

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:09

CHICAGO – The North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA), Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL), and Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) are the first recipients of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards.

Google to sponsor Happy Hour Reception for AASL, ALSC, and YALSA members

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:57

CHICAGO — To commemorate the contributions from AASL, ALSC, and YALSA to the Libraries Ready to Code initiative, as well as the work and effort librarians put forth towards preparing children and youth for bright futures, Google will be sponsoring a Happy Hour Reception at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

New workshop—Writing for Your Library Website: Tips for Improving Your Content

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:26

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Writing for Your Library Website: Tips for Improving Your Content with Rebecca Blakiston. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Hart and Ryszka earn 2018 ALCTS Honors

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:11

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that the following two ALCTS members have been awarded ALCTS Honors in 2018.

Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:04

CHICAGO — Let’s have a Pac-Man Party! Or perhaps you’d rather make your own lava lamp or love beads, or just chow down on some nifty ‘50s snacks? “Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults,” published by ALA Editions, is the newest book from the unbeatable team of best-selling authors Amy J. Alessio, Katie LaMantia, and Emily Vinci. Here, they trawl the decades for a super, fabulous, groovy, awesome, and totally rad assortment of programs for patrons of all ages.

New iteration: Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager eCourse

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:59

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. Tabatha Farney will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, August 6, 2018.

New iteration—Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job eCourse

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:52

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job. Hilda Weisburg will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, August 6, 2018.

New session: Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers Workshop

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:33

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers with Suzanne Walker. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, August 2, 2018.

Celebrate the best in GLBT literature at the 2018 Stonewall Book Awards Ceremony

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:24

CHICAGO — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association will celebrate their Stonewall Book Awards winners and honorees at the Stonewall Book Awards Ceremony from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25, in the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, Riverbend Ballroom.

Libraries Transform to hold interactive sessions at ALA Annual

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:12

CHICAGO – At ALA Annual Conference, the Libraries Transform campaign will hold interactive brainstorming sessions to help library workers discover innovative ways to publicize services to their communities and advocate for funding and legislation to key stakeholders.

2018 PR Xchange Award Winners Announced

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:02

CHICAGO — The PR Xchange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year's PR Xchange Awards Competition.  The PR Xchange Committee is charged with coordinating the annual awards competition, under the direction of the Marketing and Communications Community of Practice, Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA).

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