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Learn about OED, imposter syndrome, critical information literacy, more in upcoming ACRL e-Learning webcasts

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:40

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a variety of new e-Learning webcasts to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. These interactive webcasts last 60 minutes and take place in an interactive online classroom; group discounts are available. Learn more about these new events on the ACRL website.

New iteration: Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data eCourse

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:48

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data. Dr. Oksana L. Zavalina will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 7, 2019.

New session—Dealing with Substance Abuse in the Library: A Guide to Helping Patrons and the Community Workshop

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:32

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Dealing with Substance Abuse in the Library: A Guide to Helping Patrons and the Community with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

AASL Webinar Presenters Wanted

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:51

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars 30-60 minutes in length. Proposals may be submitted using the AASL Get Involved form

YALSA announces new Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:38

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its new Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award.

Looking for nation’s favorite librarians for I Love My Librarian Award

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:42

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking nominations for the coveted 2018 I Love My Librarian Award, which recognizes librarians for transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. The national award invites library users to nominate their favorite librarians working in public, school, college, community college or university libraries. Nominations are being accepted now through Oct. 1, 2018 at www.ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian.   

New iteration: Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities eCourse

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 16:29

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, October 1, 2018.

New iteration: Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy eCourse

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 16:20

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, October 1, 2018.

AASL welcomes new Knowledge Quest bloggers

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 14:59

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is proud to welcome an additional cast of bloggers for its Knowledge Quest websiteKnowledge Quest offers breaking news, inspired blogs, and passionate conversations to develop insightful professionals and stronger communities. It is the ultimate vehicle to empower school librarians as they transform learning for their students.

YALSA announces cohort 3 participants of Future Ready with the Library project

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 14:01

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the 24 participants of the last cohort of its Future Ready with the Library project. The project is funded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services and implemented in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

LLAMA Webinar Helps You Create an Emotionally Intelligent Organization

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:04

Much has been written about the importance of individuals becoming more emotionally intelligent, especially in the workplace. Today’s library leaders and supervisors are expected to have at least some familiarity with emotional intelligence as it pertains to them personally. But what about the library as a whole? Emotionally intelligent leaders can do little if their organization is not also emotionally intelligent.

LLAMA webinar helps you find the best talent for your library

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:49

Like most organizations, a library is only as good as the people who work there. For library supervisors and managers the ability to select and support the right staff is among their most important skills. But, all too frequently it can be a supervisor’s greatest weakness. How can you make sure you are hiring the best people?

Engle, Han, Kenney, receive Friends of ALSC Institute scholarships

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 13:42

The Friends of ALSC have awarded three scholarships to the 2018 ALSC National Institute to Kim Engle, Hyunjin Han, and Sophie Kenney in efforts to support ALSC’s goal of continuing education for children’s librarians. This year a third scholarship was awarded to a North Carolina member who identified as a member of the LGBTQAI+ community.

ALA report shares findings, illustrates successes from 10 years of the American Dream Literacy Initiative

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:52

A newly released American Library Association (ALA) report marks the 10th anniversary of the American Dream Literacy Initiative and celebrates the many ways that participating public libraries have transformed lives, strengthened their communities, and advocated tirelessly for adult literacy and lifelong learning.

United for Libraries to designate the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site a Literary Landmark

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:30

GREENWOOD, S.C. – United for Libraries, in partnership with South Carolina State Library, South Carolina Academy of Authors, and Friends of South Carolina Libraries, will designate the GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site in Greenwood, S.C., a Literary Landmark on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m.

Free webinar—Blockchain: Recommendations for the Information Professions

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:12

CHICAGO—Blockchain technology is being discussed widely, but without clear directions for library applications. The Blockchain National Forum, funded by IMLS and held at San Jose State University’s iSchool in Summer 2018, brought together notable experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning to discuss the issues and develop recommendations on the future uses of blockchain technology within the information professions.

University of Wisconsin-Madison chosen as site for 2019 Arbuthnot Lecture

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:10

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee has selected the University of Wisconsin at Madison as the host site for the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring advocate and educator Debbie Reese, PhD. Three University of Wisconsin at Madison units will combine and collaborate in this hosting effort: the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC), the School of Information (the ISchool), and the School of Education. The lecture will be held in the spring of 2019.

New iteration: Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification eCourse

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:47

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Violet Fox will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, September 10, 2018.

ACRL releases 2017 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:18

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "2017 Academic Library Trends and Statistics," the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications.

New session: Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children Workshop

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:01

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children with Carol Morrone. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

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