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Join EMIERT to explore Chicago’s historic Chinatown during ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 20:06

CHICAGO - Join the American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) as it explores Chicago’s iconic Chinatown as part of EMIERT’s ongoing Taste of the Town series of tours. The tour will take place from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23 during the ALA's Annual Conference in Chicago (June 22-27).

Established in the early 1910s in Chicago’s near southwest side, Chinatown’s over thirty restaurants, many shops, and distinctive architecture has made this vibrant neighborhood one of the city’s favorite tourist attractions.

2017 ACRL/PLA Joint Presidents’ Program at ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 18:22

CHICAGO – Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Public Library Association (PLA) for a joint Presidents’ Program at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  Hosted by ACRL President Irene M.H. Herold and PLA President Felton Thomas Jr., this program will take place from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Grand Ballroom A/B.

Scottoline and Serritella to appear at ‘The Laugh’s On Us’ sponsored by Ingram Content Group

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 17:56

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella will be featured in the lineup of United for Libraries’ “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by Ingram Content Group, featuring headlining standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

United for Libraries to host President’s Program with Andy Weir at ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 17:54

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries President Susan Schmidt will host the President’s Program featuring bestselling author Andy Weir, part of the Auditorium Speaker Series, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

ALA secures search firm in quest for new executive director

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 21:09

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has announced that it will enlist the services of Isaacson, Miller to identify and select ALA’s new executive director.  ALA’s current Executive Director, Keith Michael Fiels, will retire on July 31, 2017. 

ALA has established a search committee to work with Isaacson, Miller during the selection process.  The search is scheduled to begin by the end of May, with final interviews scheduled for the end of October. 

ALCTS Virtual Preconference Explores Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Metadata

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 19:41

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will kick off its ALA Annual programming with the two-day, virtual preconference “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Metadata” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CT on Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7.

Social Media—What's Next?: An American Libraries Live Webcast

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 19:36

CHICAGO — The Pew Research Center estimates 69 percent of Americans use some type of social media, making your library’s social media presence more important than ever. 

Now is the time to reboot your social media streams, set your priorities and establish goals, whether it’s driving more traffic to your website, generating buzz about the library and its programs or increasing who is following and advocating for the library.

New Workshop: Cyber Security and Privacy: Protecting Yourself and Your Users

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 13:38

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Cyber Security and Privacy: Protecting Yourself and Your Users with Nicole Hennig. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Cyber Security and Privacy: Protecting Yourself and Your Users Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, July 6, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific

PLA offers Project Outcome webinar for library consultants

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 18:46

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association’s (PLA) will introduce library consultants to the Association's performance-measurement program, Project Outcome, through a dedicated webinar. Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes.

2017-2018 Edition of Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies Directory available

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 16:28

Need financial assistance to attend library school or know of someone who does?  Take a look at the 2017 - 2018 edition of the Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies (FALIS) Directory.  It is an annual directory of awards from state library agencies, national and state library associations, local libraries, academic institutions and foundations that give some form of financial assistance for undergraduate and/or graduate education programs in library and information studies. 

 

Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library Recipient of the LIRT 2017 Innovation in Instruction Award

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 16:03

The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association is pleased to announce that the 2017 Innovation in Instruction Award will be presented to the Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library at the ALA 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago.  The award will be as part of the LIRT 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday June 24, 7-9 PM at the Hilton Chicago Williford Room A during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

 

Jo Angela Oehrli Selected as the 2017 Recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award Winner

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:49

The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has chosen Jo Angela Oehrli, Learning Librarian at the University of Michigan, Shapiro Undergraduate Library as the 2017 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award.  The Librarian Recognition Award was created to recognize an individual’s contribution to the development, advancement and support of information literacy and instruction.  Oehrli was chosen as the 2017 winner based on her contributions at the national, state and local levels in support of information lite

PLA offers free webinar to introduce upgraded Project Outcome features and tools

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 20:39

CHICAGO – In coordination with the unveiling of upgraded tools and features on its Project Outcome website, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering a free webinar to help participating libraries navigate the new site environment. Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes.

An updated handbook on the fundamentals of library supervision

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 18:59

CHICAGO — Mentor, creator, monitor, and negotiator: these are some of the roles a supervisor must play, and wearing that many hats is a challenge that requires discipline and organization (and a healthy sense of humor). The third edition of Beth McNeil’s “Fundamentals of Library Supervision,” published by ALA Editions, is a newly updated and revised edition of a classic text that will give you the grounding to supervise, manage, and lead with confidence.

Ernest Ingles Named ALA 2017 Ken Haycock Award Winner

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 22:04

CHICAGO — Ernest Ingles, who recently retired from his position as chief librarian and vice-provost, as well as director, for the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta is the American Library Association (ALA) 2017 Ken Haycock Award recipient.  

Honorary member nominations open

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 21:19

Chicago - Nominations are being accepted for ALA honorary membership, the Association’s highest honor, which is bestowed on living citizens of any country whose contributions to librarianship or a closely related field are so outstanding that they are of significant and lasting importance to the whole field of library service.

LLAMA Webinar: Signs of the future — Using Digital Signage in Your Library

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 20:08

CHICAGO — The days of posting important announcements on a library bulletin board and hoping someone might see them are ending. Today’s digital signage offers many more visible and effective options. Using technologies such as LCD, LED, projection and tablets to display content as digital images, video, streaming media and other formats, digital signage can be found in more and more libraries today. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Signs of the future: Using Digital Signage in Your Library,” at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Steven Woolfolk receives the 2017 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 19:57

CHICAGO – Steven Woolfolk, Director of Programming and Marketing at the Kansas City Public Library, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity. Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, will present Woolfolk with the prize during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL. Woolfolk will receive a cash prize and an object from Handler’s private collection.

Kansas City Public Library wins Paul Howard Award for Courage

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 19:54

CHICAGO — The Kansas City (Missouri) Public Library has been selected to receive the 2017 American Library Association Paul Howard Award for Courage.  This prestigious award is given biannually to a library, library board, library group, or an individual who has exhibited unusual courage for the benefit of library programs or services.

Megan Ozeran wins 2017 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 19:31

Megan Ozeran has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled "Managing Metadata for Philatelic Materials." Ozeran is a MLIS candidate at the San Jose State University School of Information.

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