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Core Classroom: Designed with You in Mind: Welcoming Patrons and Staff with Disabilities in Your Library Spaces

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 16:49

CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures this September for the Core Classroom "Designed with You in Mind: Welcoming Patrons and Staff with Disabilities to Your Library." This four-week virtual workshop with videos, discussion forums, scenarios for practical application and real-world resources focuses on navigating the many facets libraries can employ to serve patrons of all ages with disabilities of all kinds.

Mariam Jalalifard Selected as 2022 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 18:07

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Mariam Jalalifard of Folsom, California as the 2022 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a master’s degree in library and information studies. The scholarship was named in memory of Miriam L. Hornback, a longtime ALA staff member, who was secretariat to the ALA Council and Executive Board.

ALA Awards Spectrum Scholarships for 2022

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 17:27

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services awarded 2022 Spectrum Scholarships to 60 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies. Since 1997, ALA has awarded more than 1,300 Spectrum Scholarships. In the most recent application cycle, the Spectrum Scholarship Program received four times as many applications as there were available scholarships, and the majority of this year’s applicants were deemed highly fundable.

Araceli Argueta Selected as the 2022 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 12:35

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Araceli Argueta of Los Angeles, California as the recipient of the 2022 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support staff member pursuing a master’s degree in library and information studies.  The scholarship was established with funds donated by Leisner.

 

American Library Association (ALA) Condemns Proposed State Legislation Limiting Access to Information on Reproductive Health

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 11:02

The Executive Board of the American Library Association (ALA) issued the following statement in response to proposed state legislation that would censor library materials or put at risk library workers who provide access to information, including information on abortion or any aspect of reproductive health care.

Register for ALA's 2022 Virtual Volunteer Fair

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 13:54

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce its 2022 Virtual Volunteer Fair to be held on September 14, 2022, from 3:00 pm –5:00 pm CT.  The fair will be an opportunity for ALA Members to drop in and speak with committee members and/or staff liaisons from various ALA groups that offer volunteer opportunities, including ALA Association committees, Divisions, and Round Tables.  This is an opportunity for members to ask more specific quest

Call for 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition Program Proposals Now Open

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 13:55

ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on August 8, 2022, for the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition to take place in Chicago, IL on June 22-27, 2023. Once again, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, Round Tables, Committees, and Offices.

Preconference registration opens for Core Forum

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 16:57

CHICAGO—Even before the 2022 Core Forum officially kicks off with an evening welcome reception on Thursday, October 13, attendees can register to participate in one of three all-day library buildings tours or one of two workshops offered that same day. Full preconference descriptions, presenters, and registration rates can be found at www.coreforum.org.

ALA Editions Special Report examines Black and African Americans’ experiences in libraries

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 09:28

CHICAGO — Still a predominantly white profession, librarianship has a legacy of racial discrimination, and it is essential that we face the ways that race impacts how we meet the needs of diverse user communities. Identifying and acknowledging implicit and learned bias is a necessary step toward transforming not only our professional practice but also our scholarship, assessment, and evaluation practices.

Registration and housing now open for Core Forum 2022

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 15:36

CHICAGO—Registration and housing are officially open for Core Forum 2022, which will take place October 13-15, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

Marco Lanier Selected as the 2022 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 16:56

The American Library Association and SAGE are pleased to announce Marco Lanier of Brooklyn, New York as the recipient of the 2022 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. 

 

Currently, Lanier works as a records management project assistant for Advance Publications, Inc. while also volunteering as a program coordinator and archivist for the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space as well as doing collections management and programming at Interference Archive (all of New York).

 

Maria Guadalupe Partida Selected as the 2022 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 16:48

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Maria Guadalupe Partida of San Antonio, Texas as the 2022 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

 

The scholarship was named for a long-time ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years. This scholarship fund was established with donations from Christopher J. Hoy and the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) to honor his memory. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies.

 

Senate FY 2023 Appropriations Bill Would Provide First Funding for Library Facilities in Decades

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 14:50

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The fiscal year (FY) 2023 funding bills released by the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 28 would, for the first time in 26 years, provide federal funding to modernize library buildings nationwide.

Nadine Y. Said Selected as the 2022 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 14:08

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Nadine Y. Said of Santa Cruz, California as the 2022 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who made many contributions to library youth services. The scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies, with a specialty in youth services.

 

Jennifer Nguyen Bernal Selected as the 2022 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 13:50

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Jennifer Nguyen Bernal of Berkeley, California as the 2022 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

 

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies.

 

Bishop A. Clarke Selected as the 2022 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 13:39

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Bishop A. Clarke of Richmond, Virginia as the 2022 Century Scholarship recipient.

 

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library program.

 

Adele Chase Selected as the 2022 Julia J. Brody Public Librarian Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 13:29

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Adele L. Chase of Columbia, South Carolina as the 2022 recipient of the Julia J. Brody Public Librarian Scholarship. The $4000 scholarship is awarded to individuals planning to specialize in the field of public librarianship.

 

Outcome-based planning and evaluation for youth services

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 10:41

CHICAGO — Outcome-based planning and evaluation (OBPE), with its straightforward approach built on a flexible framework, is the perfect model to enable youth services professionals to deliver effective services regardless of uncertainties. An outcome-based approach can help youth services stay grounded in producing desired outcomes with and for youth through responsive programs, services, and processes that can adapt to changing conditions.

ACRL 2023 keynote speakers announced

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 16:47

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2023 Conference, “Forging the Future,” to be held March 15- 18, 2023, in Pittsburgh. Be challenged and inspired by ACRL’s thought-provoking speakers as they share their work as journalists, podcasters, authors, and activists. 

New from ACRL - “Learning in Action: Designing Successful Graduate Student Work Experiences in Academic Libraries”

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 09:11

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Learning in Action: Designing Successful Graduate Student Work Experiences in Academic Libraries,” edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Kim Duckett, and Sarah Morris. This thorough book provides practical, how-to guidance on creating and managing impactful graduate student work experiences for students and library staff. 

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