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Joy Bridwell chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:11

Box Elder, Mont., librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Joy Bridwell, librarian at Stone Child College in Box Elder, Montana, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Bridwell is recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Ginny Blackson chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:05

Ellensburg, Wash. librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Ginny Blackson, collection development and management librarian at the James E. Brooks Library in Ellensburg, Washington, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Blackson is recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Jennifer Berg Gaither chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:59

Baltimore librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Jennifer Berg Gaither, librarian at the Baltimore City College (BCC), was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Gaither is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Lindsey Tomsu receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:58

Algonquin, Ill., librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Lindsey Tomsu, teen librarian at the Algonquin (Illinois) Area Public Library District, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Tomsu is recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Give the gift of witty and thought-provoking writing prompts specifically for library lovers

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:06

CHICAGO — “This Journal Is Overdue”—and you’re the author. Start writing!

NMRT Accepting applications for the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:30

ALA’s New Member’s Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications to the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award. Given on an annual basis, the award provides $1,000 to help offset the cost of attending ALA Annual Conference, which takes place this year in Washington, D.C’ from June 20-25, 2019. Shirley Olofson passed away while serving her term as NMRT president.

Accepting applications for the NMRT Professional Development Grant

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:11

ALA's New Members Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications for the NMRT Professional Development Grant. Given on an annual basis, the award is intended to help offset the cost of attending the ALA Annual Conference. The upcoming Annual Conference will be held June 20 – June 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2018.

 

OIF Seeks Censorship Information from 2018

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:19

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is seeking information on challenges and censorship incidents that occurred in 2018 in libraries, schools and universities. Library workers, educators and community members are encouraged to submit reports to OIF by Dec. 31, 2018.

National Short Fiction Contest enters judging phase

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 11:54
Public encouraged to vote in Readers’ Choice competition

ALA Trustee Citation nominations due Jan. 7

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:49

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting nominations for the ALA Trustee Citation through Jan. 7, 2019.

How libraries can support community health and wellbeing through bibliotherapy

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 10:58

CHICAGO — Bibliotherapy programs can now be found in libraries all over the world, from public libraries to health/hospital libraries and academic libraries.

Sarah Jessica Parker book club pick is Heartland, a personal story of working-class poverty in America

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 10:03
Sarah Smarsh’s Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth chosen for ALA’s Book Club Central

Record-keeping in an information culture

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 11:30

CHICAGO — Can archives and records management still make a distinctive contribution in the 21st century, or are they now being dissolved into a wider world of information governance? What should be our conceptual understanding of records in the digital era? What are the practical implications of the information revolution for the work of archivists and records managers?

ACRL releases Library Service and Learning

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 11:05
CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Library Service and Learning: Empowering Students, Inspiring Social Responsibility, and Building Community Connections,” edited by Theresa McDevitt and Caleb P. Finegan.

CEO and Author Sylvia Acevedo is Auditorium Speaker at 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 14:44

CHICAGO - Sylvia Acevedo has worn many hats: engineer at IBM, rocket scientist at NASA, award-winning entrepreneur, commissioner on the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics, and currently CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Eric Klinenberg, Sociologist and Author is Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture Speaker at 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 14:16

CHICAGO - Eric Klinenberg is a professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. His latest book, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (available now), makes the provocative case that the resilience of our communities rests not on shared values but shared spaces: the libraries, day-care centers, bookstores, coffee shops, and community gardens that create crucial, sometimes life-saving connections between us.

New iteration—Feminist Librarianship: Re-Envisioning Library Work eCourse

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:09

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Feminist Librarianship: Re-Envisioning Library Work. Maria T. Accardi will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

New eCourse—Supporting Teen Services: Fostering Community, Programming, and Outreach

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:39

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Supporting Teen Services: Fostering Community, Programming, and Outreach. Jennifer Velásquez will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

ALA president reminds members of professional EDI tools to address microaggressions, quash racial profiling

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:46

CHICAGO – American Library Association (ALA) President Loida Garcia-Febo released the following statement regarding the association’s commitment to providing library professionals with resources that support equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). This statement comes on the heels of two incidents that involved library staff and patrons of color.

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