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Kelli J. Hayes Selected as 2019 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 13:55

The American Library Association and SAGE announced Kelli J. Hayes of Fair Lawn, New Jersey as the recipient of the 2019 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media.

Hayes hopes to become “an active participant in the curation and organization of both traditional informational formats as well as more contemporary digital formats.” She says she wants to “be a contributor to initiatives designed to organize new media for public betterment and consumption.”

Julia Stone Selected as 2019 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:42

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Julia Stone of Ashtabula, Ohio as the recipient of the 2019 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support staff member pursuing a master’s degree in library and information studies. The scholarship was established with funds donated by Leisner.

Mackenzie Schley Selected as 2019 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 17:00

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Mackenzie Schley of Sherburn, Minnesota as the 2019 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.


Upcoming free webinar focuses on data-visualization techniques

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 14:53

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) will present a webinar next month designed to help public library professionals apply data-visualization techniques to their work.

Millar champions the value of evidence in new Archival Futures book

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 09:34

CHICAGO — The safeguarding of authentic facts is essential, especially in this disruptive Orwellian age, where digital technologies have opened the door to a post-truth world in which “alternative facts” can be so easily accepted as valid. And because facts matter, evidence matters. That’s the argument put forth by archives luminary Laura A.

ALA denounces new Macmillan library lending model, urges library customers to voice objections

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 08:48

WASHINGTON, DC - The American Library Association (ALA) denounces the new library ebook lending model announced today by Macmillan Publishers. Under the new model, a library may purchase one copy upon release of a new title in ebook format, after which the publisher will impose an eight-week embargo on additional copies of that title sold to libraries.

Colleen A. Kingsbury Selected as 2019 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 12:22

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Colleen A. Kingsbury of White Lake, Michigan as the 2019 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.


New book series dives into the Shared Foundations anchoring the AASL Standards

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:43

CHICAGO – A new series of upcoming books from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions will provide an immersive and dedicated study of the Shared Foundations that anchor the "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries." The six-book series will help school library professionals deepen their understandings of the Shared Foundations, broaden their perspectives, make connections for personal relevance, and innovate and reflect on their practice.

PLA names Clara Bohrer as first fiscal officer

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 14:31

CHICAGO — Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) officially announced the appointment of Clara Nalli Bohrer, director of the West Bloomfield Township (Mich.) Public Library, as its first fiscal officer. Through a ballot initiative approved by the members earlier this year, the position of fiscal officer was added to the PLA Board of Directors. In her capacity as immediate past-president, board member Pam Sandlian Smith selected Bohrer for the fiscal officer role. Bohrer will serve a three-year term on the PLA Board, ending in 2022.

Advice in conversation with academic library leaders

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 14:06

CHICAGO — The path towards leadership starts with you. But you don’t have to go it alone. For “A Starter's Guide for Academic Library Leaders: Advice in Conversation,” published by ALA Editions, authors Amanda Clay Powers, Martin Garnar, and Dustin Fife sat down with many of the library leaders they most admire for a series of conversations about the aspects of the job that they find the most fascinating (and challenging).

Sheryl Orman Selected 2019 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship Recipient

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 12:59

The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Sheryl Orman of Tucson, Arizona as the 2019 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient.


ALSC announces winners of 2019 Bound to Stay Bound, Melcher Scholarships

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 11:23

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six scholarship winners for the 2019-2020 academic year.

United for Libraries to dedicate Berkshire Athenaeum (Mass.) a Literary Landmark

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 11:16

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will dedicate The Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, Massachusetts as a Literary Landmark™ in honor of Herman Melville’s 200th birthday on August 1. The Literary Landmark program was spearheaded by Rocco Staino, director of the Empire State Center for the Book.

Brynne Campbell Selected as 2019 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 17:11

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Brynne Campbell of Brooklyn, New York as the 2019 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.


Cohort 2 of YALSA’s Train the Trainer project announced

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 16:31

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the second cohort of its Train the Trainer project.

ALA urges LinkedIn Learning to reconsider changes to terms of service that impair library users’ privacy rights

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 15:17

CHICAGO - LinkedIn Learning — formerly, a platform used by libraries to provide online learning opportunities to library users — plans to make substantial changes to its terms of service that would significantly impair library users’ privacy rights.

Sarah E. McKinsey Selected 2019 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 13:44

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Sarah E. McKinsey of Madison, Wisconsin as the 2019 Century Scholarship recipient.


Slater wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2019 YA Services Symposium

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 13:05

CHICAGO – Shanel Slater, a student at the University of Iowa, has won the 2019 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Slater with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the symposium, which will be held Nov. 1-3 in Memphis, TN.

LLAMA Webinar helps you manage your projects

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:45

In the rush to get started on a project, especially if it is complicated or time consuming, many project planners neglect the most important step. Careful pre-planning is the secret that will help your project go smoothly and end successfully. By creating a cohesive plan before project work begins, you can effectively manage the various aspects of your projects.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Project Management for Success,” on Wednesday, August 7, at 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time.