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ALCTS appoints ALA representatives to NARDAC

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:10

CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has appointed Kathy Glennan, head of Original and Special Collections Cataloging, University of Maryland Libraries, and Dominique Bourassa, catalog librarian, Yale University, as ALA representatives to the North American RDA Committee (NARDAC).

How libraries can promote individual and community health

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:57

CHICAGO — Though today’s consumers have unprecedented access to health information, its quality and veracity varies widely. Public libraries can play an important role in supporting library users in their health information seeking efforts. In “Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library,” published by ALA Editions, Mary Grace Flaherty shows how to guide library users to high quality health information by relying on up to date, authoritative sources.

Northern California & Nevada Medical Library Group sponsors Spectrum Scholarship

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:44

CHICAGO — The Northern California & Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG) has announced it will sponsor a 2018-2019 Spectrum Scholarship to support a student from California or Nevada who is interested in a career in health sciences librarianship.

“The ALA Spectrum Scholarship allowed me to make the seemingly impossible transition from library paraprofessional to becoming an MLIS holding Health Sciences Librarian,” shares NCNMLG President and 2001 Spectrum Scholar Xan Goodman. “Spectrum changed my life trajectory.”

ALA to support multicultural literature for youth with enhanced 2019 Youth Media Awards

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:42

CHICAGO - Librarians and library staff work to transform lives by connecting youth with materials that celebrate diversity, abolish cultural invisibility, and foster understanding.  The American Library Association (ALA) and its professional affiliates will highlight the best of the best in multicultural literature for youth by adding additional announcements to its 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards.

Deadline extended: ALA Trustee Citation nominations due March 1

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:39

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting nominations for the ALA Trustee Citation through March 1, 2018.

The ALA Trustee Citation, estab­lished in 1941 to recognize public li­brary Trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the best contributions and efforts of the esti­mated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards.

HARRASSOWITZ award to Lauren Corbett

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:16

CHICAGO—The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Lauren Corbett, Director, Resource Services at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library, to receive the 2018 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award will be presented on June 23 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

Ross Atkinson award given to Mary Case

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:04

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Mary Case, university librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as the 2018 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community-at-large serves as a model for those in the field.

Tim Wu to share Big Ideas at PLA 2018 Conference

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:49

CHICAGO -- Author, policy advocate, and director of Columbia University's Poliak Center for the Study of First Amendment Issues Tim Wu has been added to the slate of speakers at the PLA 2018 Conference, the Public Library Association announced today. He will be the speaker for the Big Ideas session on Saturday, Mar.

Four libraries win YALSA’s Symposium Programming Contest

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:27

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected four winners for its 2017 Symposium Programming Contest.

The four winners are:

ACRL announces Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarship recipients

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:55

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the first recipients of its Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships in 2018. These scholarships of up to $2,000 each support librarians presenting on their work demonstrating the impact of academic libraries in the broader landscape of higher education.

The selection committee chose six proposals in this round of applications. They are:

Mental Heath Awareness and the Library Profession: An American Libraries Live webcast

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 17:20

CHICAGO — Join library experts and hundreds of your colleagues for an interactive discussion on mental health awareness at 1 p.m. EST on Monday, March 12. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 44.7 million adults in the United States live with a mental health illness.

ALCTS kicks off second year of mentoring program

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:08

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is now accepting applications for the second cohort of the ALCTS Mentoring Program.  

Free programs at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:22

ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman is pleased to present a selection of free programs at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits. All taking place at the ALA Store in Lobby B of the Colorado Convention Center, they spotlight several key issues and trends as discussed by a cross-section of the profession’s leaders and trendsetters.

Evans and Greenwell’s comprehensive text on academic librarianship

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:02

CHICAGO — Deemed a "comprehensive overview" by Journal of Access Services and “essential reading for academic librarians” by Library Journal, the new second edition of “Academic Librarianship,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides a timely exploration of the characteristics of academic librarianship and its place in the ever-changing environment of higher education. G.