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RUSA’s Reference and User Services Quarterly journal moves to open access

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 17:55

CHICAGO – The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) announces that its Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) journal will move to open access beginning with the fall 2017 issue. 

New Iteration: How to Implement a Digitization Program eCourse

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 15:59

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, How to Implement a Digitization Program. Susanne Caro will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24 
Certificate of Completion available upon request 

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

Choice launches Authority File podcast

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:25

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Choice launched The Authority File, a new sponsored podcast featuring conversations about academic libraries and librarianship, on Monday, July 31. The Authority File will feature weekly episodes in formats to include author/editor conversations about new books and products, thought-leadership interviews and discussions, and technology and product case studies.

New ALA Connect launches Aug. 31, current site ‘Gray-Out’ begins Aug. 10

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:05

CHICAGO – ALA Connect http://connect.ala.org/, the online space where ALA groups collaborate, is being upgraded to a new and more flexible system that will be powered by Higher Logic. The launch is scheduled for Aug. 31.

ALA Connect gives communities of interest within the library profession the opportunity to connect, learn, express and engage on a variety of topics.

Valuing objects in cultural collections

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:41

CHICAGO — The subject of valuation has always been challenging for museums and public collections and is becoming more urgent as monetary values of many items continue to break records. There is an increase in lending, with more loans requiring a value for insurance. Cultural collections and exhibitions are expanding to all corners of the world while, at the same time, lenders are becoming more risk-averse.

ALSC now accepting applications for 2018 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 18:50

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2018 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Awards.  This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group and Random House Children’s books, provides a $600 stipend for up to four children's librarians to attend their first ALA Annual Conference. The award also includes an invitation to the Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder banquet.

Apply now for Media Literacy @ Your Library opportunity for public libraries

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 14:52

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University, invites public libraries to apply for Media Literacy @ Your Library, a pilot program that will train library workers to help their adult patrons become better news consumers.

In this six-month learning and prototyping project, ALA and the Center for News Literacy will work with teams from five public libraries to adapt existing media literacy training materials to serve the needs of public librarians and the communities they serve.

New Workshop—Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 14:36

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

New Session: 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 14:17

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

New Workshop: Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 14:03

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's with Timothy J. Dickey. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 3:30pm Eastern/2:30pm Central/1:30pm Mountain/12:30pm Pacific.

Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:30pm Eastern/2:30pm Central/1:30pm Mountain/12:30pm Pacific 

NY librarian's tenth annual fundraising swim for Spectrum

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:49

Miriam Tuliao has announced that she will participate in the Steve Belson Memorial Ocean Mile Swim to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program.  The event will take place on August 5th in Rockaway Beach, NY.  This is the tenth year in a row that Tuliao is swimming to raise funds for ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship program and promote diversity in libraries.

Announcing ‘Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change for Academic Libraries’ free webinar series

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:53

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) invite academic library professionals to attend a free learning series that teaches several dialogue facilitation approaches and helps librarians position themselves to foster conversation and lead change on their campuses and beyond.

Haneen Ali-Samad Selected as the 2017 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 17:34

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Haneen Ali-Samad of Boardman, Ohio as the 2017 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who made many contributions to library youth services. The scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies, with a specialty in youth services.

 

Ricardo Enricque Johnson Selected as the 2017 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:31

CHICAGO - The American Library Association and SAGE announced Ricardo Enricque Johnson of San Antonio, TX as the recipient of the 2017 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. 

 

Broghan McVicar Sagers Selected as the 2017 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:50

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Broghan McVicar Sagers of Williamsburg, Michigan as the 2017 Century Scholarship recipient.

 

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library program.

 

'Children and Libraries' journal receives publishing award

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 21:12

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce that its journal, “Children and Libraries” (CAL), received a 2017 Apex Grand Award for publication excellence in the category of Magazines, Journals & Tabloids. Of more than 1,360 entries in APEX 2017, only 100 received Grand Awards, the highest recognition the Apex judges can confer.

Meece wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 21:09

CHICAGO — Ashley Meece, a Teen Services librarian at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, has won the 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Meece with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2017 symposium, which will be held Nov. 3–5 in Louisville, KY.

Nitra Amelia Eastby Selected as the 2017 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 20:41

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Nitra Amelia Eastby of Roanoke, Virginia as the recipient of the 2017 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support staff member pursuing a master’s degree in library and information studies.  The scholarship was established with funds donated by Leisner.

New Iteration: Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library eCourse

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 19:32

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, September 18, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24 

Learning Outcomes 
After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:

New Iteration: Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively eCourse

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 19:16

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively. Hannah Gascho Rempel and Maribeth Slebodnik will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, September 18, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24 
Certificate of Completion available upon request 

Learning outcomes

While participating in this eCourse, you will:

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