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New workshop: Strategies for Coping with Toxic People

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 16:29

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Strategies for Coping with Toxic People with Andrew Sanderbeck. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Wilson named member manager of YALSAblog

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:24

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Tess Wilson, Outreach Librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), as the new member manager of the YALSAblog.

YALSA names 2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:46

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults list.

YALSA names 2019 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:14

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2019 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list.

The list consists of 39 titles; with 35 fiction and 3 nonfiction audiobooks, selected from 62 official nominations, which were posted and discussed in blogposts on The Hub.

2019 Google Policy Fellowship applications now open

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:08

The American Library Association announces the opening of the application process for the prestigious Google Policy Fellowship program.
 

YALSA names 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:03

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.

YALSA announces 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:41

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

Meeting room policies, displays and drag queen storytimes to be discussed at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:18

Meeting room policies, drag queen storytimes, research databases, and library book displays have made headlines and sparked controversy in libraries.

PLA develops early childhood literacy activity calendars

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 14:11

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) has developed a new, paid product designed to boost early childhood literacy programming in libraries, schools and daycare centers.

Glass selected as YALSA’s 2019 Board Fellow

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:33

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Traci Glass, Library Administrator at the Central Library of the Multnomah County Library, in Portland, OR, as its 2019 Board Fellow. Glass will start her term as Board Fellow this June.

Igniting a spirit of inquiry in students

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:19

CHICAGO — In our technology-saturated world, all the answers we seek are at our fingertips. Right? Though students might think so, educators know otherwise. But beyond merely helping students find answers to questions, information literacy instruction ought to ignite within students a spirit of inquiry: a discerning curiosity that will spur them to dig deeper when conducting research.

Booklist announces July 2019 as Graphic Novels in Libraries Month

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:42

CHICAGO — July 2019 will be Booklist’s Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, an innovative, first-of-its-kind program through which the American Library Association’s review journal for public libraries will forge key partnerships between libraries and publishers while providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages.

New from ACRL, “Motivating Students on a Time Budget”

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:38

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Motivating Students on a Time Budget: Pedagogical Frames and Lesson Plans for In-Person and Online Information Literacy Instruction,” edited by Sarah Steiner and Miriam Rigby, a collection of lesson plans, activities, and techniques that utilize motivational strategies and pedagogies to help keep students engaged.   

An update to the classic Mother Goose on the Loose pre-literacy resource

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:15

CHICAGO — Named an “outstanding resource” in a starred review by Library Journal, Betsy Diamant-Cohen’s Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL) incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, flannelboards, music, dance, and child-parent interaction into dynamic programs that bring whole families into the library.

New books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting in Seattle

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:14

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located in the Atrium Lobby of the Washington State Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:

Travel with ASGCLA-Ireland 2019

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:38

CHICAGO-The Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) offers an international trip annually open to its members and the general public. 

This year join ASGCLA during our 2019 literary tour to North & Western Ireland. We will travel May 11-28, 2019 on a seven night themed tour focusing on some of the greatest writers to come from the region. These writers include W.B.Yeats, Seamus Heaney, C.S. Lewis and hundreds of others that are part of the collective culture of the Irish literary world. 

ALA joins W.K. Kellogg Foundation in observance of 2019 National Day of Racial Healing

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:36

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) will join the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and organizations across the country in observing the 2019 National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

On that day, thousands will celebrate our common humanity and take collective action toward a more just and equitable world. In commemoration, ALA invites library workers and others to:

Using Design Thinking to Create Transformative Learning Experiences: New ALA Annual Preconference

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:58

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions has partnered with Infopeople on a three-hour interactive preconference at ALA Annual, where library staff and trainers will have the opportunity to develop more innovative and meaningful learning for their staff and users using design thinking. Design thinking is a unique approach that can help librarians create training that is more impactful both in theory and practice.

Candidates announced for 2019 Public Library Association board election

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:32

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) Nominating Committee has unveiled the slate of candidates for the Association’s 2019 Election. This year six nominees will stand for three positions on the PLA Board of Directors: president and two directors-at-large. The candidate elected in each race will serve a three-year term from June 2019 through June 2022.

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