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ALA announces slate of petition Council candidates

Tue, 01/05/2021 - 15:22

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announces that the following individuals have filed petitions for the Councilor-at-Large position on the ALA Council for the 2021 ALA Election:

Last Chance to Register for the Jan. 12 Core webinar and learn how to use MatchMARC

Tue, 01/05/2021 - 13:32

This webinar will show users how to leverage the free Google Sheets Add-on called MatchMARC to retrieve OCLC records based on user criteria. Advantages of using MatchMARC over OCLC’s Connexion will be highlighted. Examples of workflows made possible by the spreadsheet environment and MARC record delivery will be given. OCLC membership is needed to use this tool.

Ideas for pivoting during the pandemic

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 11:11

CHICAGO — When the pandemic suddenly forced many public libraries to close their doors or limit patron access, library staff redoubled their efforts to serve their communities in every way possible. Demonstrating their resilience by quickly pivoting to new modes of service, public libraries are continuing to offer innovative yet practical ways to connect patrons to the information and services they need and enjoy.

Jill Biden to bring ALA Midwinter Virtual to a close

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 13:04

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) announced today that the next First Lady, Jill Biden, Ed.D, will participate in ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits virtual meeting on Monday, Jan. 25, from 11:15 a.m. – noon CT. Dr. Biden will join a conversation with ALA President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., which will serve as the event’s closing session.

AASL commends seventeen programs, events, and products across the country

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 10:25

CHICAGO — Acting upon recommendations made by its state association chapters, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended seventeen outstanding programs, events, and products for their support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession serves. To be considered, programs must align with the principles expressed in the national association's mission and value statements.

The commended programs are:

Candidates announced for 2021 Public Library Association board election

Tue, 12/29/2020 - 14:55

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) 2021 Nominating Committee has unveiled the slate of candidates for the Association’s 2021 Election.

2021 Professional development scholarship available through LRT

Tue, 12/29/2020 - 13:21

CHICAGO - The ALA Learning Round Table (LRT) will award up to $1,000 to an individual to participate in continuing education event(s) between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members in some way (newsletter, blog, listserve, etc.).  This opportunity is open to everyone! You do NOT have to be an ALA member to apply.