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Nominations for I Love My Librarian Award closing Oct. 1

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:38

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is reminding library users that they only have two weeks left to nominate their favorite librarians for the 2018 I Love My Librarian Award. This year’s nominations will close Mon., Oct. 1 at midnight Central Daylight Time.

ALA, library community work to support Hurricane Florence recovery efforts

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:42

CHICAGO – American Library Association (ALA) and its chapters in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are working to assist libraries affected by Hurricane Florence. Support efforts will involve most Atlantic Seaboard libraries in serving as a lifeline for residents in dire need of FEMA and insurance forms, access to electrical power, internet access, heat or important information about storm relief and recovery efforts.  

New workshop: Engaging Learners through Active Instruction and Assessment Workshop

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:31

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Engaging Learners through Active Instruction and Assessment with Sarah Steiner and Elizabeth Marcus. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

PLA now accepting applications and nominations for 2019 Awards

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:09

CHICAGO – Through the generosity of its sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is proud to offer ten awards and grants for 2019. The PLA Awards are designed to highlight the best in public library service and programming and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries.

The PLA Awards & Grants for 2019 include:

Libraries and Community Health: Prescribing Programs that Support Your Community's Needs

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 17:28

CHICAGO – ASGCLA will be hosting a new webinar, “Libraries and Community Health: Prescribing Programs that Support Your Community’s Needs” on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon Central Time.

AASL Standards now crosswalked to ISTE Standards and Future Ready Framework

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:06

CHICAGO – As part of its continued commitment to provide school library professionals the materials and resources needed to implement its new “National School Library Standards,” the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released crosswalks aligning the AASL Standards to the ISTE Standards for Learners and Educators and the Future Ready Framework.

Banned Books Week 2018 focuses on author and reader activism

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 15:09

CHICAGO — Speaking out for banned and challenged books is vital in the fight against censorship.

New workshop: Determining the Right Format for Your eLearning Event Workshop

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:12

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Determining the Right Format for Your eLearning Event with Dan Freeman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

Webinars, eCourses, live, on demand, micro and nano-learning—with so many options for eLearning, it can be tough to know where to begin.

YALSA opens up 2019 summer learning and teen intern grant applications

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:39

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has opened up the applications for its 2019 Summer Learning Resources and Teen Summer Intern Grants.

Choice publishes white paper examining marketing outreach activities by academic libraries

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:18

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. –  Choice today announced the publication of the second in a series of white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community. This second paper, “Marketing Academic Library Resources and Services” offers a look into how the evolving academic library positions itself and its services to the library community

A handbook for on time, on budget project management

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 10:15

CHICAGO — A recent study showed that only 53 percent of projects come in on budget and only 49 percent on schedule. So what does it take to be an on-budget, on-time finisher? Successful project management may seem like a quixotic pursuit. But, as demonstrated in the new book “Project Management in Libraries: On Time, On Budget, On Target,” published by ALA Editions, it doesn't have to be.

New iteration: How to Implement a Digitization Program eCourse

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 14:14

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, How to Implement a Digitization Program. Susanne Caro will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

Digitization is a rapidly growing area of librarianship. Whether you’re a community repository or you need to digitize old materials to save space, the ability to start a digitization project is becoming an essential skill for the modern librarian.

New eCourse: Practical Library Services for Grade School Kids

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 14:02

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Practical Library Services for Grade School Kids (Kindergarten through Second Grade). R. Lynn Baker will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

New eCourse: Using and Understanding Library of Congress Subject Headings

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 13:47

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Using and Understanding Library of Congress Subject Headings. Bobby Bothmann will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

Pilot cohort of YALSA’s Train the Trainer project announced

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:33

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the pilot cohort of its Train the Trainer (TTT) project. The three-year project is being implemented in partnership with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) and is generously funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

ACRL releases Academic Libraries and the Academy: Strategies and Approaches to Demonstrate Your Value, Impact, and Return on Investment

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:44

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the two-volume “Academic Libraries and the Academy: Strategies and Approaches to Demonstrate Your Value, Impact, and Return on Investment,” edited by Marwin Britto and Kirsten Kinsley.

ALA announces slate of Council candidates

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 09:14

Chicago - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals as candidates for positions on the ALA Council.  These individuals were nominated by the Nominating Committee for the 2019 ALA Election:

Devon Andrews, Branch Manager, Charleston (South Carolina) County Public Library 

Library Director Bootcamp: A free preview

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 07:33

CHICAGO—So you’ve finally made it—you’re a library director … now what? You can learn about management, but it’s hard to find a library school course that teaches you how to be a boss. This winter, library management experts Kathy Parker and Kate Hall will be offering a special 3-part workshop that will teach you what you need to know to become an effective manager. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern on Friday, Oct.

New session—Library Director Bootcamp: Getting the Skills You Need Workshop

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:59

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Library Director Bootcamp: Getting the Skills You Need with Kathy Parker and Kate Hall. This workshop will consist of three 90-minute sessions and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Mondays, Nov. 5, 12, and 19, 2018.

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