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LITA Presents: Universal Parity to Resources

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:03

Chicago -- LITA Presents the next new webinar.

Universal Parity to Resources: Rethinking Library Access
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time
Presenters: Christine Elliott, Learning Services & Assessment Librarian, Juniata College; and Courtney McAllister, Electronic Resources Librarian, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University

Beth McIntyre and Caroline Ward receive 2019 Bechtel Fellowships

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:00

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee have awarded the 2019 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship to Beth McIntyre and Caroline Ward.

Colson Whitehead to Keynote Freedom to Read Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:25

Colson Whitehead, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad, will be the keynote speaker for the Freedom to Read Foundation’s 50th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2019. Tickets for this commemorative celebration are now available.

LITA ALA Annual President’s Program: Meredith Broussard presents on Artificial Unintelligence

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:19

Chicago -- LITA President Bohyun Kim welcomes Meredith Broussard presenting: Artificial Unintelligence
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

2019 ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarship recipients

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 12:08

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce recipients of its latest round of Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships in 2019. These scholarships of up to $2,000 each support librarians presenting on their work demonstrating the impact of academic libraries in the broader landscape of higher education.

The selection committee chose three proposals in this competitive round of applications. They are:

Learn how your library can fight fake news at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:10

Think you can spot fake news? Think again.

In a 2018 report, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office found that news consumers think they have stronger media literacy skills than they actually do. Libraries can help bring their skills in line with their confidence.

Nicollette Warisse Sosulski wins Margaret E. Monroe Award for Library Adult Services

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:18

Chicago - Nicolette Warisse Sosulski, Business Librarian at Portage District Library was selected as the 2019 winner of the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award, sponsored by NoveList.

The first-ever book on library gardens

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:51

CHICAGO — Roman philosopher Cicero once remarked that “if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Today, libraries nationwide are beginning to incorporate gardens into their public services. Libraries in the southwestern US, for instance, are creating drought-tolerant gardens as neighborhood demonstration projects, while elsewhere gardens are being used to promote community engagement and even STEM learning.

Journalist and author Mariana Atencio is an Auditorium Speaker at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington D.C.

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:46

Mariana Atencio is a journalist, TED Talk speaker, influencer, and award-winning news personality covering domestic and international assignments, breaking news, and special reports. As a first-generation Latina who fled violence and oppression in her native Venezuela, Atencio crossed over from Spanish-to-English language television. This session will take place Monday, June 24, 2019, 8:30 - 9:30am at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC.

Journalist and author Mo Rocca is the Closing General Session Speaker at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:37

Emmy winner Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and the host of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation on Saturday mornings. He began his career in TV as a writer and producer for the Emmy and Peabody Award–winning PBS children’s series Wishbone.

Kay Ann Cassell awarded Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:02
Kay Ann Cassell, Professor Emerita, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University was selected as the 2019 winner of the

Create Impactful Library Services for Older Adults

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:56

Many communities are home to an aging population. Libraries are a community focal point with capacity to strategically facilitate, coordinate and partner with other organizations and these libraries need to be able to educate, empower and engage older adults.  

Judi Moreillon wins the Scholastic Library Publishing Award

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:02

CHICAGO — Judi Moreillon has been named the 2019 winner of ALA’s Scholastic Library Publishing Award. The award, supported by the Scholastic Publishing Company, recognizes a librarian whose unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people, exemplifies outstanding achievement in the profession.

Wayne and Shirley Wiegand receive 2019 Gleason Book Award for history of integration of Southern public libraries

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:01

CHICAGO — The Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award Committee of the American Library Association (ALA) Library History Round Table (LHRT) is pleased to present the 2019 Gleason Book Award to Wayne A. Wiegand, F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies Emeritus and professor of American Studies at Florida State University, and Shirley A. Wiegand, professor Emerita of Law at Marquette University, for The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism (Louisiana State University Press, 2018).

NCSU Libraries Receives 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:41

The NCSU Libraries has been selected to receive the 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Sponsored by Emerald Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), the Award recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions to the education of the Library and Information Science technology field.

Focus on improvement, not punishment, with Hakala-Ausperk’s “Dynamic Discipline”

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:22

CHICAGO — You’re a manager, supervisor, and library leader—but you’re still human. And, as social animals, humans tend to shy away from situations that are uncomfortable or even potentially threatening. So it’s no wonder that disciplining employees doesn’t rank high on anyone’s list of favorite job duties. But because negativity can quickly spread, personnel problems cannot be ignored.

ALA CopyTalk webinar with Ty Turley Trejo to focus on film copyright and libraries 

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:01

Thursday, April 4, 2:00 PM (Eastern) / 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Carolyn Foote receives AASL Collaborative School Library Award

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 16:55

CHICAGO – Carolyn Foote, school librarian at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award. Sponsored by Upstart, the $2,500 award recognizes school librarian and teacher collaboration during the development and implementation of a curriculum-supporting program using school library resources.

Applications now open for “AASL District Kits for the National School Library Standards"

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 15:07

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), with the support of Bound To Stay Bound Books, will create and distribute 100 “AASL District Kits for the National School Library Standards” to support nationwide implementation of the association’s National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. Fifty kits will be available in 2019 and fifty kits will be distributed in 2020 through an application process.

ALCTS preconference explores networking as a tool for disaster response and recovery

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 14:07

Join the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) on Friday, June 21 at 8 am for the all-day preconference Better Networking for Disasters: Improving Participation and Coordination for Disaster Response and Recovery of Cultural Heritage. This preconference will focus on improving coordination, networking and engagement of librarians in regional and national disaster response and recovery.