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Professional development goes ‘Beyond the Horizon’ on AASL eCOLLAB

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 20:46

CHICAGO – More than seventy concurrent sessions recorded at the AASL National Conference & Exhibition in Phoenix are now available for view on the American Association of School Librarians’ professional development repository, eCOLLAB. With these additional resources, eCOLLAB now offers 400 on-demand elearning opportunities for members of the school library profession.

Libraries invited to apply for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club pilot program for underserved youth

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 20:02

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites libraries to apply for a pilot of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Great Stories Club (GSC), a thematic reading and discussion program series that will engage underserved teens through literature-based library outreach programs and racial healing work. The TRHT GSC is supported by a grant from the W.K.

Deadline extended for proposals for 2018 IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 19:55

CHICAGO — The deadline to submit proposals for the ALA The International Relations Round Table 2018 IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant has been extended to Jan.

McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) creates ALA Student Chapter

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 19:11

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that the School of Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, has created a new ALA student chapter.

Each ALA student chapter has its own character and purpose. All enhance students' ALA membership by providing leadership and programming opportunities on the campuses.

On Dec. 14, 2017, the McGill chapter became the 63rd ALA student chapter. Katherine Hanz, MLIS, library and information studies librarian at McGill, will serve as faculty advisor for the new student chapter.

Susan Wiggs among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at Midwinter

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:18

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Susan Wiggs, Silas House, Elisabeth Hyde, Ariel Lawhon, Molly Tanzer and Spencer Wise  will be among the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2017 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during the program.

Application process open for 2018 ALA Leadership Institute

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 20:15

The application process for the 2018 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 6-9, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois) is now open, with applications accepted through March 9, 2018. Building on the success of the past ALA Leadership Institutes, the four-day immersive leadership development program for 40 mid-career librarians will be led again by ALA Past-President Maureen Sullivan and library and leadership consultant Kathryn Deiss.

New session: Build a Great Team Workshop

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 19:16

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Build a Great Team with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.