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Robert P. Doyle is granted the 2017 John Philip Immroth Memorial Award

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:17

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that Robert P. Doyle is the recipient of the 2017 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award.

The Immroth Award recognizes Doyle’s defense of intellectual freedom in a library career spanning more than 30 years.

Moore receives 2017 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 18:06

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Alanna Aiko Moore, academic liaison coordinator and librarian for sociology, ethnic studies, and gender studies at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), has been chosen to receive the 2017 University Libraries Sections (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award.

The $1,000 award and plaque, donated by Library Juice Academy, will be presented to Moore at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

New Workshop—Programming with Cosplay: Embracing Costume Play in your Library

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:43

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Programming with Cosplay: Embracing Costume Play in your Library with Ellyssa Kroski. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific .

Programming with Cosplay: Embracing Costume Play in your Library Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Bidney named 2017 ACRL WESS-SEES De Gruyter Grant winner

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 15:25

CHICAGO – Marcy Bidney, curator, American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been selected to receive the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) / Slavic and East European Section (SEES) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for her project, “Where the Water Flows: Documenting Collections of late 19th and early 20th century Nautical Charts.”

Ian Richardson wins BRASS SimplyMap Student Travel Award

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 20:59

CHICAGO-Ian Richardson, student at Wayne State University, has been selected as the 2017 BRASS SimplyMap Student Travel Award winner. Administered by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the award is sponsored by SimplyMap, and includes $1,250 to fund travel expenses to the ALA Annual Conference.

Polls now open in 2017 PLA board election

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 20:38

2017 Board Election
The Polls Are Open!
Voting Deadline: Apr. 5, 2017

PLA to offer two preconference sessions at ALA Annual Conference

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 19:50

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 23, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present two preconference educational sessions focusing on disaster preparedness and measurement of program outcomes. Registration for the ALA Annual Conference is not required as part of these sessions.

New eCourse/eBook Bundle: New on the Job

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:32

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, New on the Job. Hilda Weisburg will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 15, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 36
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

President’s budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding 'counterproductive and short-sighted'

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:18

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to President Trump's proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services in his FY2018 budget, American Library Association (ALA) President Julie Todaro today issued the following statement:

Gina Kessler Lee of Saint Mary’s College of California named winner of the Where Can Choice Reviews Take You? contest

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 14:46

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Gina Kessler Lee, information literacy librarian at Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, California, has been chosen as winner of the Where Can Choice Reviews Take You? contest.

New eCourse: Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 14:40

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff. Kathy MacMillan will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 15, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 30
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After completing this eCourse, participants will:

Sara Paretsky confirmed as featured speaker of Andrew Carnegie Medals Ceremony at 2017 ALA Annual Conference

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:23

CHICAGO--Sara Paretsky, famed novelist of the V.I. Warshawski mystery series (HarperCollins) and Chicago resident, is confirmed as the featured speaker of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony.

ALCTS endorses cataloging and metadata core competencies

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 19:53

CHICAGO — At the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians.” The Cataloging Competencies Task Force of the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group was commissioned to define a baseline of core competen

Senator Jon Tester receives ALA's 2017 James Madison Award

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 17:30
  Washington, D.C. - American Library Association (ALA) Past President Sari Feldman presented U.S. Senator Jon Tester (Montana) with the 2017 James Madison Award today during a ceremony streamed live from the Newseum’s Knight TV Studio in Washington, D.C. The award honors organizations or individuals who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know how it functions.    

Applications due April 13 for 2017 ALA Leadership Institute

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 17:17

CHICAGO – Applications for the 2017 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 7-10, Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois) will be accepted through April 13, 2017. The institute is designed to help future library leaders develop and practice their leadership skills in areas critical to the future of the libraries they lead.

RUSA offers preconference on user experience and testing in the library

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 16:57

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 23, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Emerging Technologies Section (ETS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) are hosting “We Are All User Experience Librarians: Creating Change from the Trenches” preconference.

Wiegand wins Gale Cengage History Research and Innovation Award

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 14:23

CHICAGO—Wayne A. Wiegand, author and  F. William Summers Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University, was selected as the 2017 winner of the Gale Cengage History Research and Innovation Award, administered by the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Reveal your metadata with an ALCTS preconference

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 20:36

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 23, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Cataloging and Metadata for the Web: Meeting the User Where They Are.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will address the skills required to increase libraries’ presence on the open web. Register through the 2017 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is: $219 for ALCTS members; $269 ALA for members; $319 for non-members. Event Code: ALC3.

ALCTS preconference builds digital collections at small institutions

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 20:31

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 23, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Building Successful Digital Programs at Small Institutions.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will address the skills required to build a sustainable digitization program at your library. Register through the 2017 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is: $219 for ALCTS members; $269 ALA for members; $319 for non-members. Event Code: ALC2.

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