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Raymond Pun named winner of Emerald Research Grant for “Mapping Collaborations”

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 17:51

CHICAGO—Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian at California State University, Fresno was named the 2017 winner of the Emerald Research Grant, administered by the Business and Reference Services Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Pun was selected for his project, “Mapping Collaborations between Business Librarians and Career Counselors,” an exploratory study of how academic business librarians collaborate with career centers to support student success.

Including individuals and community groups in cultural heritage preservation

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:41

CHICAGO — The internet as a platform for facilitating human organization without the need for organizations has, through social media, created new challenges for cultural heritage institutions. Challenges include but are not limited to: how to manage copyright, ownership, orphan works, open data access to heritage representations and artefacts, crowdsourcing, cultural heritage amateurs, information as a commodity or information as public domain, sustainable preservation, and attitudes towards openness.

Sen. Jon Tester receives American Library Association’s 2017 James Madison Award

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 22:10

WASHINGTON, DC — Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) is the 2017 recipient of the American Library Association's James Madison Award, the ALA's Washington Office announced today.

Presented annually near the anniversary of President Madison's birth, the award honors individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. 

David Wright wins NoveList’s Margaret E. Monroe Award for library adult services

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 22:00

CHICAGO— David Wright, Readers’ Services Librarian at Seattle Public Library, was selected as the 2017 NoveList’s Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award winner for his outstanding contributions to readers’ advisory and adult services.

New eCourse: Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 20:31

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 1, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

New eCourse: 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 20:10

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits. Ed Rossman will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 1, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:

PLA partners with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for free webinar on financial literacy and outcomes

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 18:24

CHICAGO – Money Smart week (April 22-29) is quickly approaching! Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to prepare for the financial literacy programs and events at your library! PLA is partnering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) for a special webinar presentation, Money Smart, Measure Smarter: Boost Your Financial Literacy Programs & Measure Their Impact, to be held on March 16 at 1:00 p.m. Central.

New eCourse/eBook Bundle: Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 17:37

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction. Heidi Buchanan & Beth McDonough will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 1, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request
 

Meaningful library instruction in 50 minutes? No problem.

ALA seeks proposals for 2017-2018 Diversity Research Grants through April 15

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 16:19

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science.

The application deadline has been extended to midnight central time on April 15, 2017.

A cutting edge readers' advisory guide to graphic novels

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 19:04

CHICAGO — Ensuring its continued usefulness as a tool for both RA and collection development, Francisca Goldsmith’s ”The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels,” published by ALA Editions, has been updated to encompass a bounty of new titles, authors, and styles. Suitable for newbies and hardcore fans alike, the new second edition of this book:

Schaeffer named 2017 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 18:40

CHICAGO – Deborah L. Schaeffer, instruction and reference librarian and liaison librarian to the School of Social Work (retired) at California State University-Los Angeles, is the recipient of the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award.

This award honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences librarian through accomplishments and service to the profession.

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