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2017 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants announced

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 18:39

CHICAGO – The W.R. Saffold Community Resource Center in Britton’s Neck, S.C., the Mayaguez Children’s Library in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and the Lawrence Memorial Library in Windsor, N.C. have been selected to receive books as part of the 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grant program.

AASL National Conference tours showcase Phoenix’s architecture, geography and culture

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 18:38

CHICAGO – Four tours will showcase Phoenix’s unique architecture, geography and culture ahead of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition this Nov. 9-11. Attendees arriving prior to the official start of conference festivities will have an opportunity to network with colleagues and learn more about the conference host city.

Kathi Kromer new head of ALA Washington Office

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 18:36

CHICAGO - After a nationwide search for the American Library Association’s (ALA) new Associate Executive Director (AED), Washington, D.C. Office, ALA has announced the appointment of Kathi Kromer to the role.   Kromer will join the ALA Washington Office team on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Prior to joining ALA, Kromer was with The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association for 11 years where she was their Vice President, Strategy and Outreach. 

Fandom programs, festivals, and events at your public library

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:51

CHICAGO — The new book “50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults,” published by ALA Editions, will help public libraries give fans who are passionate about genres, characters, games, and book series plenty of reasons to return to the library again and again. Fandom programming can require planning across departments, tie-ins to collections and community partnerships, and targeted marketing.

LITA AvramCamp, an ALA Annual Precon

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:05
Chicago -- Going to ALA Annual in Chicago? Don’t miss a unique and exciting full day of engagement by attending the LITA AvramCamp, a AdaCamp-inspired event. Taking place Friday June 23, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Northwestern University, Weiboldt Hall, Chicago, IL.   Discover ALA Annual Ticketed Events

RUSA Summer Online Learning Opportunities

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 14:21

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA, is pleased to announce summer 2017 online learning opportunities: