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Freedom to Read Foundation Offers Scholarships for Courses on Intellectual Freedom and Young Adults

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:30

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), is excited to announce a scholarship for the Spring 2019 seminar, Intellectual Freedom and Young Adults, offered through San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool).

Imagining the archive of the future

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:02

CHICAGO — “Archival Futures,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, draws on a range of international experts to consider the current archival landscape and imagine the archive of the future. Edited by Caroline Brown, it offers thought provoking and accessible chapters that aim to challenge and inspire archivists globally and to encourage debate.

Helwick named YALSA’s 2019 Emerging Leader

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:04

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced Kacy Helwick, Youth Collection Development Librarian at New Orleans (Louisiana) Public Library, as its 2019 Emerging Leader.

New iteration: Getting Started with Library Service Design eCourse

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:31

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Getting Started with Library Service Design. Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 7, 2019.

New iteration: How to Market Your Library eCourse

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:10

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, How to Market Your Library. Dana Braccia will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 7, 2019.

ALCTS surveys digital preservation in libraries

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:25

CHICAGO — In today’s information landscape, there are fewer topics that more urgently demand expansive discourse than digital preservation, which touches on everything from technology to copyright.

Baker & Taylor to sponsor 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards Webcast   

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:16

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will reveal the next classics in children’s and young adult literature during its Youth Media Awards announcements at 8 a.m. PT, on Jan. 28, 20l9, from Seattle, Washington. Libraries, schools and book lovers from around the globe will follow the action live through ALA social media channels and the live webcast at http://ala.unikron.com .

LIS Students: Apply for the Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:47

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check and a citation. The application form is open through March 1, 2019.

ACRL sponsors 2019 Emerging Leaders

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:43
CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and its sections are sponsoring seven members to participate in 2019 class of ALA Emerging Leaders. The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.

A guide to research data management

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:19

CHICAGO — Research Data Management (RDM) has become a professional topic of great importance internationally following changes in scholarship and government policies about the sharing of research data.

How to judge a book by its cover—and everything else

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:02

CHICAGO — Paying attention to subtext is a crucial component of literacy. However, the concept of peritextual analysis takes such examination much further, teaching readers how to evaluate information and sources using elements that precede or follow the body of the text. A work’s Preface, Afterword, index, dust jacket, promotional blurbs, and bibliography are only some of the elements that can be used to help readers connect with and understand the main text.

Journalist and Author Isha Sesay to Close the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 16:12

CHICAGO - Isha Sesay was born in England and at the age of seven moved with her family to her parents' homeland of Sierra Leone. At age 16 she moved back to London to pursue her studies and ultimately matriculated to Trinity College, Cambridge, where she read English. After graduating, she joined the BBC Networks as a researcher, then moved to Sky Sports News where she hosted Good Morning Sports Fans.

PLA sponsors 2019 ALA Emerging Leaders Glidden and Shah

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:16

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA), a long-time supporter of the American Library Association's Emerging Leaders (EL) program, will sponsor the participation of two library professionals in the 2019 EL class. EL is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA's structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. 

New iteration: Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:54

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data. Dr. Oksana L. Zavalina will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 7, 2019.

New session: Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Library Workshop

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:42

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Library with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.

Digital literacy unpacked

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:37

CHICAGO — Digital literacy is a powerful subject, which supports inclusivity, social mobility and digital citizenship globally.

ALA Announces Emerging Leader Participants for Class of 2019

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:08

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected fifty (50) people to participate in its 2019 class of Emerging Leaders. The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.

ALSC selects Georgina Rivas-Martinez as 2019 Emerging Leader

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:49

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Georgina Rivas-Martinez of the South Huntington Public Library, in South Huntington, NY as its representative in the 2019 Emerging Leader program.

Favers, Frazee, Keolian, Khan, McKenzie, Moore selected for ALSC Equity Fellowship

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:08

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has selected five fellows for the ALSC Equity Fellowship and is pleased to include a sixth fellowship award, which was generously donated by ALSC Board Member, Amy Koester in support of ALSC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion efforts. ALSC welcomes Equity Fellows, Eiyana Favers, Ayn Reyes Frazee, Evelyn Keolian, Shahrazad “Star” Khan, Sierra McKenzie and Jocelyn Moore.

ALSC now accepting applications for 2018 ALSC/Candlewick Press 'Light the Way' Grant

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:57

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Library Service to Underserved Children and Their Caregivers Committee (LSUCTC) are now accepting online applications for the 2018 Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved grant. This $3,000 grant, made possible by Candlewick Press in honor of Newbery Medalist and Geisel Honoree author Kate DiCamillo, will go to a library conducting exemplary outreach to underserved populations through a new program or an expansion of work already being done.

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