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AASL President’s Program to focus on diversity with speaker Jervette Ward

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:44

CHICAGO – Dr. Jervette R. Ward, associate professor of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage, will conclude the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Awards Ceremony & President’s Program taking place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, as part of the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

NCSU Libraries wins 2018 ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:37

The NCSU Libraries in Raleigh, North Carolina has been selected to receive the 2018 Library of the Future Award, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and Information Today Inc. publishing company. The Library was selected for its innovative “Emerging Digital Information Skills Workshops” program, through which the library partners with external groups to create collaborative teaching experiences that provide engaging learning opportunities to develop emerging technical skills for members of the NCSU community.

Black wins United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:34

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries has awarded the 2018 United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant to Dyanna Black of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Friends of the Library.

Black will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. A formal presentation to the grant winner will be made at the conference.

Black is vice president of the UMKC Friends board, as well as chair of its fundraising committee.

Preservation project focuses on maintaining the cultural heritage of New Orleans

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:57

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 22 the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) will hold its third Preservation in Action (PiA) program at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, La.

New workshop: Make Your Training Stick: Facilitating Learning that Lasts

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:16

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Make Your Training Stick: Facilitating Learning that Lasts with Andrew Sanderbeck. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 3:30pm Eastern/2:30 Central/1:30 Mountain/12:30 Pacific on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

LITA Education Call for Proposals

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:39
What library technology topic are you passionate about? Have something to teach?   The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) invites you to share your expertise with a national audience! LITA offers online learning programs on technology-related topics of interest to LITA Members and to the wider American Library Association audience.   Submit a proposal by April 30th, 2018 

New Issue of the ‘Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy’ Now Available Online

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:54

CHICAGO — The new issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP), Vol. 2, No.3-4, is now live and available to subscribers online. Subscribers can view it on the JIFP homepage or on its contents page.

Featured content includes:

Halaychik and Maynor receive 2018 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:54

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Corey Halaychik, library director at the State University of New York Maritime College, and Ashley Maynor, digital scholarship librarian at New York University, have been chosen to receive the 2018 University Libraries Sections (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award. Halaychik and Maynor are both co-founders and co-directors of The Collective, a professional library gathering dedicated to reinventing the library conference landscape.

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

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:18

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's with Timothy J. Dickey. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Author, Robert Fieseler is Auditorium Speaker at 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:06

Robert W. Fieseler is a journalist and essayist who graduated co-valedictorian from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and received the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship and the Lynton Fellowship in Book Writing.  When the editor-in-chief of Liveright Publishing approached Fieseler to write a book about the 1973 arson of a gay nightclub, Fieseler enthusiastically welcomed the challenge despite thus far only writing short pieces. “I always had a dream to write a book that mattered, that dealt with civil rights, gay rights, and human rights.

New iteration: Getting Started with Library Service Design eCourse

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:47

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Getting Started with Library Service Design. Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on June 4, 2018.

New eCourse: Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:37

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, June 4, 2018.

New eCourse: Digital Humanities for All Librarians

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:25

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Digital Humanities for All Librarians. Laura Braunstein will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, June 4, 2018.

Jumpstart Your Conference with Preconference Programs from ALCTS

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:35

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will host a virtual preconference and two in-person preconferences before the 2018 ALA Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, La.

ALSC announces 2018 Notable Children’s Recordings

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:05

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2018 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that demonstrate respect for young people’s intelligence and imagination; exhibit venturesome creativity and reflect and encourage the interests of children and young adolescents in exemplary ways.

The recordings selected are:

Brearcliffe wins Emerging Technologies Section Achievement Award

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:42

CHICAGO—Donna Brearcliffe, Acting Head, Humanities & Social Sciences Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division of the Library of Congress has been selected as the 2018 winner of the Emerging Technologies Section Achievement Award (ETS), administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association.

New report affirms invaluable role of our nation’s libraries

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:36

CHICAGO – Today the American Library Association (ALA) released its 2018 State of America’s Libraries report, an annual summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 8 – 14, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries. The report affirms the invaluable role libraries and library workers play within their communities by leading efforts to transform lives through education and lifelong learning.

Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund winner announced

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:58

CHICAGO – Anne Mlod is the 2018 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund."

An award of $1,000 is given to an ALA member to attend their first international conference. The Bogle Memorial Fund and the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science will provide a $1,000 cash award for Ms. Mlod to attend her first international conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

New Dawn for Libraries: A Conversation with Dr. Carla Hayden

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:51

CHICAGO—RUSA President, Chris LeBeau invites all ALA Annual Conference attendees to attend the Reference and User Services Association's (RUSA) President’s Program, “New Dawn for Libraries: A Conversation with Dr. Carla Hayden” on Saturday, June 23, 4 – 5:30 PM in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Dr. Ismail Abdullahi wins 2018 John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:48

CHICAGO — Dr. Ismail H. Abdullahi, professor of Global Library and Information Science at the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University, has been named the 2018 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee’s John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award, presented to a librarian or person who has made significant contributions to international librarianship.

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