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ALA Graphics launches ancillary gift shop

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 17:01

ALA Graphics recently launched a new ancillary gift shop at bit.ly/GraphicsGiftShop.

Imani Perry to keynote 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 16:42

CHICAGO – Professor and author Imani Perry will deliver the keynote address at the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Philadelphia. The 2020 Celebration will be held from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace II Ballroom.

Candidates announced for 2020 Public Library Association board election

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 15:46

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) Nominating Committee has unveiled the slate of candidates for the Association’s 2020 Election.

Evans's and Greenwell's updated management basics text

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 10:36

CHICAGO — The recipient of rave reviews from far and wide (Journal of Hospital Librarianship deemed it “a librarian’s dream … very forward-thinking”), since its first edition “Management Basics for Information Professionals,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, has served as an essential resource for both LIS students and practitioners.

Genealogy Institute sponsored by ProQuest at ALA Midwinter

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 10:26

On Friday, January 24, 2020 the RUSA Genealogy Midwinter Institute sponsored by ProQuest will explore German History during the ALA Midwinter Meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA

Victoria Crim Selected as 2020 ASGCLA Emerging Leader

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 10:11

The Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies is pleased to sponsor Victoria Crim as the 2020 ASGCLA Emerging Leader.

Primer on design thinking is newest book from the Center for the Future of Libraries

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 09:32

CHICAGO — "Design Thinking,” by Rachel Ivy Clarke, is the newest volume in a series from ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries. The Library Futures Series is edited by Miguel A. Figueroa, Director of the Center for the Future of Libraries, and produced in collaboration with ALA Neal-Schuman.

Proactive steps for a positive library workplace

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 13:50

CHICAGO — Every day you strive to ensure that the library is working for its users—but how is it working for you? And what can we all do to make the library an inclusive and positive workplace? Offering both case studies and personal narratives, “The Library Workplace Idea Book: Proactive Steps for Positive Change,” published by ALA Editions, draws on contributions from librarians and library workers at a variety of institutions across the country.

YALSA names 2020 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 13:44

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 2020 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.

Games and Gaming Round Table announces Game On! Grants

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 11:22

CHICAGO – The Games and Gaming Round Table of the American Library Association is proud to unveil a new annual grant program to enable libraries to develop gaming programs or collections for their public. Through the new Game On! Grants $500.00 will be available to be awarded either as one grant of $500 or two of $250 each to assist a library or libraries in developing gaming programs or collections for their communities.

Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table announces nominations open for 2020 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 11:16

ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the new Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List. The inaugural year of the reading list will highlight the best graphic novels for adults published in late 2019 and throughout 2020, increase awareness of the graphic novel medium, raise voices of diverse comics creators, and aid library staff in the development of graphic novel collections. The first list will be announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January 2021.

United for Libraries' January Monthly Member Forum will teach on 'Recruiting Younger Board Members for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations'

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 16:48

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar for members, “Recruiting Younger Board Members for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations,” on Wednesday, Jan.8 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Madeline Jarvis of Marion (Iowa) Public Library and Tess Wilson of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, will lead the webinar.

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