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Training Program for New Library Directors

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 11:59

CHICAGO- Register today for the upcoming "Welcome to Coolborough: A Story-Based Hybrid Training Program for New Library Directorswebinar scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2020. 

Impactful community-based literacy projects

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 10:50

CHICAGO — Inspired by the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program and its applicants, which have showcased and disseminated innovative literacy initiatives across the country and around the world since 2013, Lesley S. J.

2020 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 12:17

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2020 Teens’ Top Ten.

The top ten titles are as follows:

ACRL releases “Fostering Change: A Team-Based Guide”

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 12:09

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Fostering Change: A Team-Based Guide,” by Brianna Marshall, director of research services, University of California-Riverside Library; Dani Brecher Cook, director of teaching and learning, University of California-Riverside Library; and Cinthya Ippoliti, university librarian and director, Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado-Denver.

SAA selects Millar's book "A Matter of Facts" for One Book, One Profession 2020/2021

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:58

CHICAGO — The Publications Board of Society of American Archivists (SAA) has selected for its 2020/2021 One Book, One Profession reading initiative "A Matter of Facts: The Value of Evidence in an Information Age," by Laura A. Millar.

Dickerson, Lehtonen, Schulz, Stovall, Takahashi, selected for ALSC Equity Fellowship

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 12:32

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has selected five fellows for the 

Essential textbooks and course resources spotlighted in new catalog from ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 15:56

CHICAGO — With texts covering everything from online instruction and school librarianship to collection management and cataloging, the Fall 2020/Winter 2021 Textbooks and Course Resources Catalog from ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman includes dozens of key titles for LIS instructors and academic libraries. Among the many books featured:

ALA, Capital One announce 20 rural libraries selected for Community Connect: Digital Access at Home grants

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 11:46

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and Capital One announced 20 public libraries selected to participate in Community Connect: Digital Access at Home, a program supporting digital access and financial capabil

Master the Reference Interview

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 16:39

CHICAGO- Register today for the upcoming six-week course Reference Interview 101 beginning on October 26, 2020.

Mesquite Independent School District named National School Library of the Year

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 11:27

CHICAGO – Mesquite Independent School District (MISD), located in Mesquite, Texas, is the recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2020 National School Library of the Year (NSLY) Award.

Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Award Applications for Guides to Library Resources

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 18:20

CHICAGO - The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Funded projects have ranged from “A Resource Guide about Disabilities, Disability Theory, and Assistive Technologies” to “A Bibliography for Queer Teens” to “Graphic Novels & the Humanity of Mental Illness” to “Web Accessibility Resources for Libraries”. 

Iconic R.E.M. READ® poster becomes a puzzle to support literacy and U.S. libraries

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 16:31

ATHENS, Ga. - In 1990, R.E.M. posed for the American Library Association's READ campaign to promote the pleasure and importance of reading—and it became an instant collector's item. The READ poster campaign gave indie rock artists Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe a chance to promote their love of reading and to share some of their favorite books and authors with the public. This iconic image, taken over 30 years ago, will now be available in puzzle form to R.E.M. fans and a new generation of readers.   

Resources for managing rapid change, advocating for intellectual freedom, and more in the new Fall/Winter 2021 catalog from ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 14:43

CHICAGO — In the midst of crisis, when organizations of all kinds have been forced to rethink their most basic operations and functions, libraries continue to demonstrate their resilience. Quickly pivoting to innovative ways of connecting their users to the information and services they need and enjoy, library workers are fully embracing the challenges of serving their communities in challenging times.

New from Core..Learn Cybersecurity Best Practices for your Institution and Staff in this Oct. 28 webinar

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 17:54

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures, a new division of ALA, will present the webinar “Don't click that link! Cybersecurity best practices for your institution and staff,” on Wednesday, October 28, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Central Time.

Weisburg’s guide to classroom management for school librarians

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 14:06

CHICAGO — Your library is your classroom, and you are responsible for it no matter what’s happening there. Ineffective classroom management can hamper or completely negate your efforts at creating a strong library program, and that’s true whether you’re a new school librarian just starting out or one with many years under your belt. Hilda K. Weisburg, a past recipient of AASL’s Distinguished Service Award, presents a powerful new resource that will show you how to prevent, deal with, and overcome discipline problems you may face when communicating with and teaching K-12 students.

New from ACRL - “Reflections on Practitioner Research: A Practical Guide for Information Professionals”

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:48

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Reflections on Practitioner Research: A Practical Guide for Information Professionals,” edited by Lee Ann Fullington, Brandon K. West, and Frans Albarillo, which can help information professionals build an understanding of the research process as applied to librarianship and address the challenges of undertaking research as a practitioner.

Coffman named 2020-2021 member manager of YALSA’s blog, The Hub

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:07

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has selected Sara Beth Coffman, who is currently studying at the School of Information Sciences at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, as the new member manager of its collection development and content curation blog, The Hub. Prior to returning to school, Coffman taught English and Composition and was the Director of Learning Commons at an independent pre-K–12 school.

Gain Business Reference Skills with RUSA

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 16:49

CHICAGO- Register today for the upcoming three-week Business Reference 101 eCourse beginning on Monday, October 19, 2020. 

Big programming ideas for small budgets

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 15:20

CHICAGO — When you’re a solo librarian or only have a few volunteers to rely on (with a tiny budget to match) you’ve got to make the most of everything. With creativity, flexibility, and heart, you can offer programming that engages people of all ages and backgrounds. “209 Big Programming Ideas for Small Budgets,” published by ALA Editions in partnership with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL), shares ideas and guidance for being the anchor your community needs.