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PLA seeks volunteers for committees, task forces, advisory groups and award juries

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 17:29
Members encouraged to apply by April 12

CHICAGO -- Attention: Public Library Association (PLA) members. Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and become more active in PLA? Please consider applying to join PLA as a volunteer on one of our committees, task forces, advisory groups or award juries. Our volunteers help shape the Association by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of public librarianship.

Applications close next week for 2019 ALA Leadership Institute

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 15:57

CHICAGO – Applications for the 2019 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 5-8, Hilton Oak Brook/Chicago Conference Center and Resort, Oak Brook, Illinois) will be accepted through March 8, 2019. The institute is designed to help future library leaders develop and practice their leadership skills in areas critical to the future of the libraries they lead.

AASL Relaunches Research Grant Program; Calls for Papers

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 15:39

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announces the relaunch of the AASL Research Grant program now under the sponsorship of School Library Connection. Research grants recognize excellence in manuscripts addressing a persistent and recurring challenge in the field of school librarianship. AASL, in collaboration with its Educators of School Librarians Section, invites researchers to submit papers on original research for grant consideration. Papers must be submitted by Sunday, June 30, 2019, for consideration.

Maria Savova receives ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 11:25

CHICAGO—The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation. Maria Savova, Director of Collections and Technical Services at The Claremont Colleges Library, is recognized for her leadership in developing and promoting a faceted acquisitions budget structure optimized for the always evolving electronic resources environment.

Freedom to Read Foundation Offers 2019 Banned Books Week Grants

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 17:38

Applications are now being accepted for the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Banned Books Weeks Grants offered through the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

ALSC announces 2019 Notable Children’s Digital Media list

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 16:38

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and its Notable Children's Digital Media committee, are pleased to announce the 2019 list of outstanding digital media for children. The list includes real-time, dynamic and interactive media content for children 14 years of age and younger that enables and encourages active engagement and social interaction while informing, educating and entertaining in exemplary ways.

The media selected include:

[Call for Nominations] 2019 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 16:23

The Freedom to Read Foundation seeks nominations for the 2019 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor. This award was established in 1987 to recognize and honor individuals who have contributed substantially to the FTRF through adherence to its principles and/or substantial monetary support. The award will be presented at the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. More information on how to nominate as well as a list of past Roll of Honor recipients can be found at

Pilarski, Slay, Kellermann receive YALSA’s 2019 Conference Scholarship Grants

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 13:34

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded the 2019 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Shira Pilarski and Jill Slay, and The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship to Meagan Kellermann. Each winner will receive up to $1,000 to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

Learn how your library can fight fake news at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 17:42

Can your patrons spot fake news? Can you?

Lewiston Public Library awarded 2019 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 17:03

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2019 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the Lewiston Public Library in Lewiston, New York.

Call for Applications for the Student Chapter of the Year Award

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 16:12

The New Members Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications for the Student Chapter of the Year Award. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, 2019

New iteration—Adult Programming: Planning for Success eCourse

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 14:12

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Adult Programming: Planning for Success. Amy Alessio will serve as the instructor for a 3-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Kellam named 2019 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award winner

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 13:13

CHICAGO – Lynda Kellam, social sciences data librarian at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, has been awarded the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award, established in 1996 by LPSS, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.

LITA Learnings: Creating an Interdisciplinary Space and Multimedia Instruction offerings

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:11

Chicago -- A webinar and a web course kick off the LITA Spring 2019 continuing education offerings.

Diversity in Libraries: Creating an InterDisciplinary Space at Meyer Library
Tuesday April 2, 2019, Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time
Presenter: Jessica Bennett, Instruction and E Learning Librarian at Missouri State University

Heather Babb Wins a Year of Free AASL Membership

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:57

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Heather Babb has won a free year of AASL membership. Babb's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Dawn Harman to AASL, Babb has also been entered to win an AASL National Conference & Exhibition grand prize package, which includes registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations.

American Library Association gears up for 2019 ALA election

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:14

CHICAGO – The American Library Association is gearing up for its upcoming election. Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 11, 2019 for the American Library Association’s annual election and will close on Wednesday, April 3 at 11:59 p.m. Central time.

ALSC names 2019 Notable Children's Books

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 17:21

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2019 list of Notable Children’s Books.

LLAMA webinar helps you demonstrate the value of your academic library

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 16:49

LLAMA webinar helps you demonstrate the value of your academic library

Ed Jones Recipient of Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 14:33

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Dr. Ed Jones, the recipient of the 2019 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest and is given for distinguished contributions to serials librarianship.

First Step Award to Ilda M. Cardenas

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 13:54

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Ilda M. Cardenas, electronic resources and acquisitions librarian at the Mississippi State University Libraries, as the recipient of the 2019 First Step Award—a Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS).