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H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant Award recipient named

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 16:13

CHICAGO – The North Bergen Free Public Library is the 2019 winner of the prestigious H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant. The award is presented annually to a library organization whose application demonstrates greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization.

Craig County Public Library, New Castle, Virginia, wins ALA’s first Penguin Random House Award for Innovation Through Adversity Award

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 16:06

CHICAGO — The Craig County Public Library, New Castle, Virginia, has been named the 2019 winner of the first ALA’s Penguin Random House Award for Innovation Through Adversity Award. The award, supported by the Penguin Random House Foundation, recognizes U.S. libraries and staff who overcome adversity and create lasting innovative community service programs that successfully inspire and connect with new readers.

EBSCO Information Services and ALA award 10 librarians with scholarships to attend ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:53

CHICAGO — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded 10 scholarships, including three new awards specifically for international recipients, to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. The scholarships are in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA). The scholarships aim to help the winning librarians defray the cost of travel and other expenses so they can take advantage of the conference’s professional development and networking opportunities.

International Scholarship Winners:

Sue Ann Pekel, senior librarian, Bentonville Public Library, wins 2019 Sullivan Award

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:48

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the 2019 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children has been awarded to Sue Ann Pekel, Children’s Librarian of Bentonville Public Library. The Sullivan Award is presented annually to an individual in a library administrator role who has shown exceptional understanding and support of public library service to children. The award will be presented at the ALA President’s Program, Sunday, June 23, at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association receives AASL Affiliate of the Year Award

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:39

CHICAGO – The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Affiliate of the Year Award. The $1,000 award recognizes the AASL Affiliate most active and dynamic in achieving the goals of AASL at the state and local level. PSLA is the inaugural recipient.

Deadline extended to May 15 to apply for Presidential Citation for Wellness in the Workplace

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:03

CHICAGO – The ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) is recognizing libraries that go above and beyond in meeting the wellness needs of their staff.

ALA-APA is seeking nominations for the association’s Presidential Citation for Wellness in the Workplace. The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to May 15, 2019.

Allison Porch receives 2019 – 2020 Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 14:39

CHICAGO — The Learning Round Table (LearnRT) of the American Library Association is pleased to announce that Allison Porch, marketing coordinator at the Carol Stream Public Library, is this year’s recipient of the Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant.  As part of her award, Porch will receive a $1,000 grant to attend a professional development event and she will be matched with a LearnRT member-mentor for the year.  Angela Glowcheski, deputy director at the Sequoyah Regional Library System and LearnRT President, will serve in that role.

Sustainability Round Table announces Top 10 Sustainability Themed Children's Book List for 2019

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 14:16

CHICAGO — In celebration of Earth Day, the American Library Association’s Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) is pleased to release its first annual Top 10 Sustainability Themed Children's Book List for 2019 (http://www.ala.org/rt/sustainrt/resources). Covering books published in 2018, the SustainRT list highlights five picture books and five nonfiction books for children (K-3) about the environment, playing in nature, gardening and so much more.

The Picture Book list includes:

United for Libraries to designate Literary Landmarks in celebration of Children’s Book Week

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 13:52

EXTON, Pennsylvania — In celebration of Children’s Book Week (April 29-May 5, 2019), which marks its 100th anniversary this year, United for Libraries will designate Literary Landmarks™ celebrating children’s book authors.

This initiative was spearheaded by Rocco Staino, director of the Empire State Center for the Book, and is presented in conjunction with the American Library Association/Children’s Book Council Joint Committee.

LITA @ ALA Annual 2019 – Science Fiction Authors

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 15:53

Chicago -- Join the LITA Imagineering Interest Group at the LITA @ ALA Annual 2019 – Science Fiction Authors program.

Agency, Consent, and Power in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Saturday, June 22, 2019 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Washington Convention Center, 146B

Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Support the Book “Reading Dangerously” a Commemoration in Honor of the Freedom to Read Foundations 50th Anniversary

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 15:34

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is producing a commemorative book “Reading Dangerously” to celebrate its anniversary and highlight 50 years of advocacy, education, and litigation through essays, oral histories, images, and book excerpts. The book will feature a forward by author Neil Gaiman and an essay by former FTRF director James LaRue that looks forward to the foundation’s next 50 years.

Freedom to Read Foundation Names 2019 Gordon M. Conable Scholarship Winner

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 13:20

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has selected Amanda Vazquez as the recipient of the 2019 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship. The Conable Scholarship will cover Ms. Vazquez’s expenses to attend the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

2019 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants announced

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:42

CHICAGO – The Kane County Juvenile Justice Center (Illinois), Main Street Academy (North Carolina) and the NIA Community Services Network (New York) have been selected to receive books as part of the 2019 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant program.

Freedom to Read Foundation Announces 2019 Roll of Honor Awards

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:14

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Committee is excited to announce Pamela (Pam) R. Klipsch, Director of Jefferson County Library in High Ridge, Missouri, as the recipient of the 2019 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award. The award will be presented at the opening session of the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

An introduction to information policy issues

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 10:35

CHICAGO — The first book of its kind, “Foundations of Information Policy,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides a much-needed introduction to the myriad information policy issues that impact information professionals, information institutions, and the patrons and communities served by those institutions. This key textbook for LIS students and reference text for practitioners includes a foreword by Alan S. Inouye and an afterword by Nancy Kranich. Inside, noted scholars Paul T.

Ayaba Logan wins Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund award

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 17:19

CHICAGO – Ayaba Logan is the 2019 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund" award.

An award of $1,000 is given to an ALA member to attend their first international conference. The Bogle Memorial Fund and the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science will provide a $1,000 cash award for Ms. Logan to attend her first international conference in Ibadan, Nigeria.

ALA, Harwood Institute announce 2019 Public Innovators Lab for Libraries training in Atlanta

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 09:41

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation announce a 2.5-day training opportunity to help libraries lead positive change in their communities.

Kellam receives 2019 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 13:04

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Lynda Kellam, data services and government information librarian at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, has been chosen to receive the 2019 University Libraries Sections (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award for her work in creating the webinar series “Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian.”

The $1,000 award and plaques, donated by Library Juice Academy, will be presented to Kellam at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

2019 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:46

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected six winners, three honorable mentions, and a notable citation for the 2019 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards.

New workshop: Graphic Design Skills for All Library Employees

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:35

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Graphic Design Skills for All Library Employees with Aaron Schmidt. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 1:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Central/11:00am Mountain/10:00am Pacific on Wednesdays, June 12 and 19, 2019.

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