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Texas school libraries’ robust programming for students and educators captures interest of nation’s library leaders

ALA News - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 18:42

CHICAGO – On Friday, July 31, at 2 p.m.  CT, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will launch a series of virtual interviews with Texas school librarians, beginning at the Lubbock Independent School District library in Lubbock, Texas.

National library leaders, UAPB Library spotlight role of HBCU libraries in developing Black leaders

ALA News - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 18:15

CHICAGO – On Thursday, July 30, at 2 p.m. CT, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to the John Brown Watson Memorial Library at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he will discuss how libraries at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) shape leaders within their communities.

Evan Delano Selected as the 2020 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

ALA News - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 17:57

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Evan Delano of Northampton, Massachusetts as the 2020 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

 

Keynotes announced for ‘United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations’ Aug. 4-6

ALA News - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 14:30

EXTON, Pennsylvania — “United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations,” to be held Aug. 4-6, 2020, will feature three keynote sessions; topics will be focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion; how groups can plan for an uncertain future, and the changing role of the library in the community.

ACRL releases "Get the Job: Academic Library Hiring for the New Librarian"

ALA News - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 11:06

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Get the Job: Academic Library Hiring for the New Librarian” by Meggan Press, an accessible, constructive handbook that can help you navigate the academic library job search and hiring process. 

Nashville Public Library gives sneak peek of Votes for Women Room during virtual event with nation’s library leaders

ALA News - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 17:59

CHICAGO – On Wednesday, July 29, at 1 p.m. CT, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., and library workers across the country will pay a virtual visit to the Nashville Public Library to hear how library spaces bring members of the community together to learn about the past, confront the present, and envision a better future. The half-hour presentation, Leveraging Place to Engage Community, is open to the public and will include a sneak peek at the soon-to-be unveiled Votes for Women Room.

Amanda R. Toledo Selected as 2020 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

ALA News - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 17:37

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Amanda Rose Toledo of Pasadena, California as the 2020 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

 

Ariana Brown Selected as the 2020 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient

ALA News - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 17:20

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Ariana Brown of San Antonio, Texas as the 2020 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

 

FTRF Hosts Webinar on Collecting and Protecting LGBTQ+ Materials and Programs

ALA News - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 15:53

Public and school libraries experience the most challenges to materials, and in 2019 eight out of the top ten most challenged books were on that list for having LGBTQ+ content.

Volunteer to Serve on ALA, Council, and Joint Committees for 2021-2023

ALA News - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 13:17

Patty Wong, American Library Association (ALA) President-Elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and Joint committees for the 2021-2023 term (beginning July 1, 2021).

AASL announces Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning

ALA News - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 11:21

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released its inaugural list of Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning. Best Digital Tools combines the previously separate lists of Best Apps and Best Websites for Teaching & Learning. The new list follows the evolution of technology as websites develop apps and resources are produced which are not easily classified in either platform. By moving to Best Digital Tools, AASL can recognize the depth and breadth of resources available to educators.

Muskingum County Library convenes national, state and community leaders, confronts digital divide

ALA News - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 14:42

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, July 28, at 1 p.m. ET, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to Muskingum County Library in Zanesville, Ohio, where he will discuss with community leaders, including U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-12) and Zanesville Mayor Don Mason, how the library provides access to broadband and more traditional tools to keep the community connected.

Mario M. Gonzales, Rhea B. Lawson selected to serve as ALA Endowment Fund Trustees

ALA News - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 13:44

CHICAGO – Mario M. Gonzales, director, Passaic Public Library and Rhea B. Lawson, director, Houston Public Library, have been selected to serve as the American Library Association’s (ALA) newest Endowment Trustees. The ALA Executive Board made these selections during their last meeting of the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference on June 30, 2020. The three-year terms of these newly selected trustees will begin immediately upon notification of their selection.

Cambria County Library workforce development program captures interest of national library leaders, State Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.

ALA News - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 00:29

CHICAGO – On Monday, July 27, at 2:00 ET, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., and State Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to Cambria County Library in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where they will discuss the library’s partnership with the state of Pennsylvania in hosting PA CareerLink®, the commonwealth’s job-matching program.

ALA awards $1.3 million to 13 libraries to develop library entrepreneurship centers

ALA News - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 22:17

WASHINGTON -- The American Library Association (ALA) announced the 13 public libraries selected to receive a total of $1.3 million to bolster their library entrepreneurship centers.  Established as part of a Google.org initiative to create opportunity for all, Libraries Build Business will enable libraries across the country to increase the number of business creators they serve from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds. 

ACRL/SPARC Forum: Navigating the Current Budget Crisis While Creating a More Sustainable, Values-Aligned Future for Research

ALA News - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 15:11

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) are presenting the free online ACRL/SPARC Forum: Navigating the Current Budget Crisis While Creating a More Sustainable, Values-Aligned Future for Research at 2 p.m. Central on Wednesday, August 5. 

CopyTalk webinar on copyright LibGuides coming August 6

ALA News - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 13:16

CHICAGO - Join the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Education, and Advocacy Network (CLEAN) for a free CopyTalk webinar at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, August 6.

ACRL program proposals for 2021 ALA Annual Conference

ALA News - Tue, 07/21/2020 - 10:31

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups, and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

A trauma-informed approach to library services

ALA News - Tue, 07/21/2020 - 10:27

CHICAGO — We are only now coming to terms with how common trauma really is; a landmark Kaiser study that surveyed patients receiving physicals found that almost two-thirds had experienced at least one form of abuse, neglect, or other trauma as a child. Though originating in the fields of health and social services, trauma-informed care is a framework that holds great promise for application to library work.

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