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New iteration—Adult Programming: Planning for Success eCourse

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:31

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Adult Programming: Planning for Success. Amy Alessio will serve as the instructor for a 3-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, September 10, 2018.

New session: 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:42

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

New microlearning event: Snapchat Explained

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:20

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new microlearning event, Snapchat Explained with Paige Alfonzo. This microlearning event will last 30 minutes and take place at 12:00pm Eastern/11:00am Central/10:00am Mountain/9:00am Pacific on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Snapchat is extremely popular with young adults, but to many of us who are a bit more seasoned, the app doesn't make much sense. What does Snapchat do exactly? How does it work? What's the appeal?

New session—Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction Workshop

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:10

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction with Jill Hurst-Wahl. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Sarah Strahl wins the 2018 Loleta D. Fyan Award

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:41

CHICAGO — The American Library Association has awarded the 2018 Loleta D. Fyan Award to Sarah Strahl for your proposal for a Food Literacy – A Critical Need at Hillsboro Public Library.

ACRL releases The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Cultures, Environments, Third Edition

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:14

CHCIAGO - The Association of College and Research LIbraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Cultures, Environments," Third Edition, by John M. Budd.

Library Card Sign-up Month artwork starring the Incredibles now available

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:25

CHICAGO – Library Card Sign-up Month artwork featuring Honorary Chairs the Incredibles is now available for download. The artwork includes print and digital Public Service Announcements (PSAs), social media graphics, customizable library cards and billboards. As Honorary Chairs, the Incredibles are using their superpowers to promote the value of a library card this September.

2018 Teen Read Week™ Grant recipients announced

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:26

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2018 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant.

The grant was generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and was awarded to ten libraries to help fund their literacy-focused Teen Read Week activities, which will help support innovative reading or literacies programs for and with the teens in their community. Each grant is worth $1,000.

YALSA introduces new Innovation in Teen Services Award

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:20

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its new Innovation in Teen Services Award, which aims to annually recognize a member who has demonstrated a commitment to creating innovative library services for and with the teens in their community.

ALA OIF Responds to Library Bill of Rights Meeting Room Interpretation update

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 16:04

CHICAGO -  The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is charged with implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the Association’s basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials.  OIF Director James LaRue released the following statement regarding a recent update to Library Bill of Rights meeting rooms interpretation.

COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2018 Annual Conference

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:30

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference.

ALA President unveils enriched ALA-APA Workplace Wellness website

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:33

CHICAGO — American Library Association (ALA) President Loida Garcia-Febo and members of the ALA Workplace Wellness Advisory Committee announce the relaunch of ALA-Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) Workplace Wellness website. The site now includes additional health resources that benefit library workers in all types of working environments. The website reboot is part of Garcia-Febo’s commitment to support staff wellness and is made possible by the ALA Workplace Wellness Advisory Committee.

Detailed case studies of collaborative library design

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 12:47

CHICAGO — Talking about why collaboration is so important is one thing—but taking an in-depth look at the ways it works (and sometimes doesn’t work) in real-world design projects is both more revealing and instructive. Award-winning architect Peter Gisolfi does exactly that in “Collaborative Library Design: From Planning to Impact,” published by ALA Editions.

Accepting Applications for 2019 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 11:18

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2019 class of Emerging Leaders (EL). Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the Emerging Leaders web page.

 

The deadline to apply is August 31, 2018Apply now

 

Arkansas public school system wins ALA school library award for cemetery-based research project

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 16:26

CHICAGO — Danville (Arkansas) Public Schools has been named the winner of the 2018 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming, an annual award from the American Library Association (ALA) that recognizes outstanding library programming in schools serving K-8 students.

The winning program, Tales of the Crypt: Danville’s Living History, used a historic local cemetery as a basis for a multidisciplinary student project about historical persons and the history of the town of Danville.

Nominating committee extends deadline

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 13:10

Chicago - The ALA 2019 Nominating Committee announces a deadline extension for completing the candidate biographical form for the positions of Councilor-at-Large, President-elect and Treasurer.  Any ALA members interested in being considered for candidacy for any of these positions have until 9:00 a.m. Central time on Friday, August 3, to complete the form. 

 

Publication focused on serving entrepreneurs added to ‘Quick Reads’ series

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:22

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) has added a new publication to its collection of resources that are available free of charge to all PLA members in good standing. 

New intellectual freedom resources for libraries on social media and controversial programs

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:33

In response to program cancellations and rising concerns about social media access and privacy, the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee published new guidelines and a Q&A for library workers.

Council adopts three revisions to Library Bill of Rights interpretations

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 16:32

At ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans, ALA Council adopted three Library Bill of Rights

2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition – A contribution to communities

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 15:26

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) hosted its 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition June 21 – 26, in New Orleans. The conference was attended by more than 17,500 librarians, library workers and library supporters (including more than 5,100 exhibitors) from across the world.

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