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New workshop—Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 20:19

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction with Jill Hurst-Wahl. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 and Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

New workshop—Working with Individuals Affected by Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 20:02

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Working with Individuals Affected by Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach with Ryan Dowd. This workshop will last 60 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

ALA announces petition candidates for ALA Council

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:22

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals have filed petitions for positions on the ALA Council for the 2018 ALA Election:

Shannon DeSantis, School Library Media Specialist, Peoples Academy Middle Level and High School, Morrisville, Vermont

Selina Gomez-Beloz, Library Director, Crown Point (Indiana) Community Library

Rhonda K. Gould, Executive Director, Walla Walla County Rural Library District, Walla Walla, Washington

Accepting Applications for the 2018 Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:49

The American Library Association's (ALA) Learning Round Table (LRT) will award up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members in some way (newsletter, blog, list serve, etc.). Applicants do not have to be ALA members to apply. Interested persons may apply by completing the brief online questionnaire.

Practical, research-based solutions for the dysfunctional library

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 18:20

CHICAGO — There is an unfortunate stigma to acknowledging workplace dysfunction, let alone trying to grapple with the problem. But negative behaviors such as incivility, toxicity, deviant behavior, workplace politics, and team and leadership dysfunction not only make the library a stressful workplace, they also run counter to the core values of librarianship.

2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Entries Due January 12

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 19:30

The 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Call for Entries is now available.  The awards, managed by ALA/LLAMA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), encourage excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries and recognize accomplishments in library architecture.  The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm Eastern Time on January 12, 2018.

Meet the 2018 Intellectual Freedom Bloggers!

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 15:57

On Monday, we flip the calendars to 2018; we resolve to change our lifestyles for the better; and we welcome a new slate of intellectual freedom advocates to share opinions and knowledge about a core value of the librarian profession.

Call for Submissions 2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 21:40

Call for Submissions
2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition

sponsored by the Marketing and Communications Community of Practice
Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
a division of the American Library Association (ALA)

New iteration—Creating Early Literacy Programs: Connecting with Early Childhood Development eCourse

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 15:09

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Creating Early Literacy Programs: Connecting with Early Childhood Development. R. Lynn Baker will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, February 26, 2018.

Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) Journal Winter Edition Now Available

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 16:36

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CHICAGO - It is Christmas Eve here as I write the introduction to RUSQ 57:2; view now. I hope that the holiday season offers a time for RUSA members to catch their breath after a busy fall, and that the new year offers time for reflection and thinking about librarianship.

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