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New from ACRL - “Approaches to Liaison Librarianship: Innovations in Organization and Engagement”

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:34

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Approaches to Liaison Librarianship: Innovations in Organization and Engagement," edited by Robin Canuel and Chad Crichton. The book showcases different implementations of the liaison model across a range of institutions and describes in detail many of the tailored programs and services that liaison librarians are so well-positioned to provide.

Learn How to Develop the Best Survey Tips from Consultations in this Core Webinar on February 9, 2021

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:28

Surveys are popular assessment tools to understand users' needs and perceptions because they are easy and quick to use. In spite of the convenience and popularity, it is hard to have a well-designed survey.

Applications sought for 2021 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 16:06

CHICAGO — Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants. Every year, in the process of choosing the Coretta Scott King Book Award winners and honor books, the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) of the American Library Association receives multiple copies of over 100 titles by African American authors and illustrators

Nominations for ALA Trustee Citation accepted through March 1

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 15:57

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting nominations for the ALA Trustee Citation through March 1, 2021. 

The ALA Trustee Citation, established in 1941 to recognize public library Trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the best contributions and efforts of the estimated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards. 

Dive into AASL Standards-related topics with three online courses

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 13:59

CHICAGO – Registration is now open for three American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) online courses. These four-week, self-paced courses delve into AASL Standards-related topics and are facilitated by the authors of AASL publications. Registration and additional course information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/ecourses.

The upcoming courses are:

Hayward librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:13

Jayanti Addleman recognized with national public service honor

CHICAGO — Jayanti Addleman, director of library services for Hayward (California) Public Library, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for her inspiring leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, she was selected from 1,865 nominations from library users across the country.

10 winners receive prestigious I Love My Librarian Award for outstanding public service

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:11

CHICAGO – Today the American Library Association (ALA) announced 10 winners of the coveted I Love My Librarian Award. Honorees are exceptional librarians from academic, public and school libraries who were nominated by patrons nationwide for their expertise, dedication and profound impact on the people in their communities. 

Boston librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:11

Jessica Bell recognized with national public service honor 

CHICAGO — Jessica Bell, director of the library and instructional design at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for her outstanding contributions to the Institute’s research and instruction, she was selected from 1,865 nominations from library users across the country.

Washburn University librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:09

Sean Bird recognized with national public service honor 

CHICAGO – Sean Bird, associate dean of University Libraries at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for his outstanding commitment to student success, he was selected from 1,865 nominations from library users across the country.

Phoenix librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:08

Naomi Bishop recognized with national public service honor 

CHICAGO – Naomi Bishop, health science librarian at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for her exceptional commitment to equity and inclusion, she was selected from 1,865 nominations from library users across the country.

Beverly Hills librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:05

Jesse Braun recognized with national public service honor 

CHICAGO – Jesse Braun, middle school librarian at Beverly Vista Middle School Library in Beverly Hills, California, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for expertly adapting educational services during the COVID-19 pandemic, he was selected from 1,865 nominations from library users across the country.

Sacramento librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:04

Adilene Estrada-Huerta recognized with national public service honor

CHICAGO — Adilene Estrada-Huerta, bilingual outreach youth services librarian at Sacramento (California) Public Library, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for her outstanding service to Spanish-speaking families, Estrada-Huerta was selected from 1,865 nominations from library users across the country.

Berkeley librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:03

Jianye He recognized with national public service honor

CHICAGO – Jianye He, librarian for Chinese collections at the University of California, Berkeley, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for her exceptional contributions to teaching and learning, she was selected from 1,865 nominations from library users across the country.

Announcing the 2021 Core Fundamentals Web Course Schedule

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 16:56

Core is pleased to announce the release of the 2021 Core Fundamentals Web Course schedule. This series of related online courses covers basic topics that enhance your library technical services skills.

Free Core Webinar on January 13th Building Virtual Team Cohesion - Tips for Managers

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 16:38

Core will host a FREE webinar on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 1pm CT, that helps librarians and support staff build engaging team cohesion virtually.

At the end of this free webinar, the attendees will be able to:

ALA encourages libraries to observe 2021 National Day of Racial Healing on Jan. 19

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 13:09

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) joins the W.K.

OIF’s updated Intellectual Freedom Manual

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 09:24

CHICAGO — The new tenth edition of “Intellectual Freedom Manual,“ published by ALA Editions in collaboration with ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), is more than simply an update of a foundational text that has served as a crucial resource for more than four decades. It is a living document that serves as the authoritative reference for day-to-day guidance on maintaining free and equal access to information for all people.

AASL, ALA, and 48 state-level school library associations post letter to President-Elect Biden

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 21:13

CHICAGO – Today, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the American Library Association (ALA), 48 state-level school library associations, and the leadership of the AASL Chapters Assembly sent a letter to President-Elect Joe Biden’s transition team stressing how school librarians are an equity-oriented solution to some of the most pressing concerns facing educators at this moment. The full letter can be read 

Final guide in Sudden Position Series provides tips and tools for library acquisitions

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 13:17

CHICAGO — ALCTS Publishing has released its third and final guide in the Sudden Position Guide series, the Sudden Position Guide to Acquisitions. Authored by Deborah Hathaway, Paul Kelsey, Stacey Marien and Susan E. Thomas, the Sudden Position Guide to Acquisitions arms those new to library acquisitions with the tools and resources needed for traditional collection development and print monograph, streaming media, e-book and serials acquisitions.

ALA condemns violence on Capitol Hill, calls for advocacy

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 12:22

WASHINGTON, DC — The Executive Board of the American Library Association (ALA) gives thanks for the safety of the staff in our Public Policy and Advocacy Office in Washington and ALA members who work on Capitol Hill, as well as for elected legislators, congressional staff and other government workers who put themselves in jeopardy to defend the seat of our federal government on January 6, 2021.  

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