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Making Games and Online Interactive Content – a new LITA web course

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:11

Chicago -- Sign up now for the newest LITA web course

Making Games and Online Interactive Content
February 6 – February 27, 2019
Presenter: Ruby Warren, User Experience Librarian, University of Manitoba Libraries

New eCourse—US Copyright Law in the Library: A Beginner's Guide

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:29

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, US Copyright Law in the Library: A Beginner's Guide. Jill Hurst-Wahl will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Brakel and Carroll Seek 2020-2021 AASL Presidency

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:18

CHICAGO – AASL members Lisa Brakel and Kathy Carroll will seek the 2020-2021 AASL presidential term during the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) election. The full slate of AASL candidates can be found at

Jeanne Theoharis to keynote 20th annual King observance and Sunrise Celebration

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 16:10

CHICAGO – Professor and author Jeanne Theoharis will deliver the keynote address at the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Seattle. The 2019 Celebration will be held from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 in the Sheraton Grand Seattle Metropolitan Ballroom.

Host libraries sought for 2019 PLA Inclusive Internship Initiative

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 15:50
Applications due February 1st

Choice sharing curated extracts of the 2018 Outstanding Academic Titles list with non-subscribers

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 14:32

MIDDLETOWN, CT. -  In January of each year, Choice publishes its Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year. This year’s complete list features 455 books and digital resources from 141 publishers. 

Spring 2019 PLA Leadership Academy participants announced

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:51

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Development Committee has selected 28 exceptional librarians to participate in the Spring 2019 PLA Leadership Academy, which will be held Mar. 25–29 in Chicago, Ill.

ALCTS appoints Stephen Hearn as ALA representative to NARDAC

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:46

CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has appointed Stephen Hearn, Metadata Strategist at the University of Minnesota Libraries, as ALA representative to the North American RDA Committee (NARDAC).

Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant deadline extended to February 8

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:33

The American Library Association Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is excited to announce a three week extension to the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant for Libraries  — applications will now be due on February 8, 2019 (previous deadline: Jan 18, 2019).

We are excited to have opened up this award to the larger library community in North America and we want to give additional time for libraries in Canada, United States, and Mexico to apply for a Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant.

AASL opens nominations for 2019 Social Media Superstars

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:05

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has opened nominations for its Social Media Superstars, which recognize outstanding social media users within the school library profession. These superstars enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students and school communities by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog, and inspiration widely with stakeholders via a variety of social media channels.

ALSC seeks member content editor for Everyday Advocacy

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 09:34

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member content editor for its Everyday Advocacy (EA) website and "Everyday Advocacy Matters" newsletter. The mission of Everyday Advocacy is to educate youth services librarians on the importance of advocacy and to provide them with tools to assist in articulating their own value within the library profession and community. Applications for this position are due February 4, 2019.

Jim Belair Wins a Year of Free AASL Membership

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 16:23

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

A new edition of the classic RA guide to genre fiction by Wyatt and Saricks

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:32

CHICAGO — Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, the new third edition of “The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction,” published by ALA Editions, is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs.

ACRL accepting applications for 2019 Academic Library Impact Research Grants and Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 15:03

CHICAGO - In 2019, The Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Value of Academic Libraries Committee is continuing to offer funding to members doing work on academic library contributions to student learning and success.

Hider’s updated text on information resource description

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:02

CHICAGO — The new second edition of Philip Hider’s “Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, offers a fully updated and expanded overview of the field of information organization, examining the description of information resources as both a product and process of the contemporary digital environment.

Milo Ventimiglia and much more in new spring ALA Graphics catalog

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 18:31

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics’ spring catalog is on its way, and will unveil new products that will educate, excite, and inspire. Look for popular actor Milo Ventimiglia on the catalog cover in a new READ® poster.

New four-part event: Library Website Rehab

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 14:09

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new event, Library Website Rehab with Laura Solomon. This event will consist of four 60-minute sessions, all taking place from 3:00pm-4:00pm Eastern:

Live Session 1: Monday, February 25, 2019
Live Session 2: Monday, March 4, 2019
Live Session 3: Monday, March 11, 2019
Live Session 4: Monday, March 18, 2019.