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Humble Bundle and No Starch Press Launch Charity Promotion to Benefit the Freedom to Read Foundation

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 21:12

No Starch Press, an independent tech publishing company, has partnered with Humble Bundle to launch a Coder’s Bookshelf promotion to benefit the Freedom to Read Foundation. The bookshelf features the ebooks “The Rust Programming Language,” “The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript,” “Python Playground,” and more. The Humble Bundle: Coder’s Bookshelf will be available for purchase until April 8, 2019.

Reboot your book club with the help of ALA’s Public Programs Office

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 14:24

CHICAGO — Is your book club feeling stale or uninspired? Has attendance dropped, or are you struggling to keep your patrons engaged? What you need is a reboot. “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists,” published by ALA Editions in cooperation with ALA’s Public Programs Office profiles dozens of successful book clubs across the country.

ALA, Library Copyright Alliance Applaud Appointment of Karyn A. Temple as Register of Copyrights

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 13:17

WASHINGTON - The American Library Association, a member of the Library Copyright Alliance, congratulates Karyn Temple on her appointment to Register of Copyrights by Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress. In her more than two-year tenure as Acting Register, Temple has been open-minded and even-handed during a period of dramatic change at the U.S. Copyright Office and the Library of Congress.

Free webinar on mid-career options in April

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 13:14

The American Library Association’s JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center will be hosting a free webinar designed to help mid-career library workers reflect and consider what’s next. The webinar, which is entitled Mid-Career: A Time to Reflect and Envision a Future that Excites You, will be held April 24, 2019, 1:00 p.m.

ALA names James Neal senior policy fellow

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 16:22

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) appointed James G. (Jim) Neal as a senior policy fellow. Neal will advise the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Unit (Washington Office) on copyright and licensing matters and provide leadership on selected priority initiatives, including the ALA Policy Corps established in 2017 as one of his presidential initiatives.

Chou and Pho win 2019 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 13:57

CHICAGO – Rose L. Chou, budget and personnel manager at American University, and Annie Pho, instruction coordinator and assessment librarian at the University of San Francisco, are the winners of the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Women and Gender Studies Librarianship. The WGSS award honors a significant or one-time contribution to women and gender studies librarianship.

A guide to successful community technology projects

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 13:37

CHICAGO — As a newly minted librarian, Margaret Heller volunteered at a grassroots independent library founded to bring together the work of disparate art communities of Chicago. Since then she has participated in many library technology communities with stints on boards, working groups, conference planning committees, and social media-based outreach.

ALA President to Speak at U.S. Census Bureau Press Conference

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:35

On April 1, 2019, ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will give remarks at a public briefing held by the U.S. Census Bureau to mark the one year out milestone from the 2020 Census.

Kruse wins 2019 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:14

CHICAGO – Carrie Kruse, director of College Library, user experience, and library spaces at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award.

The award honors significant long-standing contributions to women and gender studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.

Virginia Association of School Librarians receives Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 17:43

CHICAGO – The Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) has been named one of three 2019 recipients of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards.

'Lyrics as Literature' program receives AASL Roald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 17:39

CHICAGO – The project “Lyrics as Literature: Using Hip-Hop to Amplify Student Voice (Activism) and Social Justice” is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the Roald Dahl Award recognizes collaboration between school librarians and teachers in the instruction of social justice using school library resources.

New Jersey Association of School Librarians receives AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 17:36

CHICAGO – The New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) has been named one of three 2019 recipients of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards.

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association receives AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 17:31

CHICAGO – The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) has been named one of three 2019 recipients of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards.

Free webinar recording available: Write and Cite "Chicago Style"

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:50

CHICAGO— ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions in partnership with the University of Chicago Press are announcing the free availability of our prerecorded webinar Write and Cite “Chicago Style”: Helping Students and Patrons Understand The Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian.

United for Libraries to present online workshop on ‘Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: What Library Trustees Need to Know’ on April 30

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:47

United for Libraries will present “Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: What Library Trustees Need to Know,” an online workshop, on Tues., April 30, 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time and 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Charles McClure Wins 2019 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:09

Charles McClure has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). He is the Francis Eppes Professor of Information Studies in the School of Information at Florida State University and the Director of the Information Use Management and Policy Institute at FSU.

Nation to recognize contributions of library workers on National Library Workers Day, April 9, 2019

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 13:43

CHICAGO – Today’s library workers play a critical role in meeting the needs of the communities they serve, from offering social service support and health services to career and small business development assistance and tools to help combat fake news.

ALA-APA seeking nominations for the Presidential Citation for Wellness in the Workplace

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 13:02

CHICAGO – The ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) is recognizing libraries that go above and beyond in meeting the wellness needs of their staff.

 

Carnegie-Whitney Grant 2019 winners

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:05

The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States.  

The American Library Association Publishing Committee is proud to announce the 2019 Carnegie-Whitney Award winners, whose proposed projects promote reading or the use of library resources.

Second Wellness in the Library Workplace two-week course starts in May

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:56

You’re a library worker. You are already helping those in your community find health information. But what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Are you a supervisor? How are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)?

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