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An updated introduction to collection development for school librarians

ALA News - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 14:17

CHICAGO — Applying an informal and practical approach, Mona Kerby’s new second edition of “An Introduction to Collection Development for School Librarians,” published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, provides beginning librarians with the essential steps to effectively manage a vibrant school library collection.

ALA Awards Spectrum Scholarships for 2019

ALA News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 17:23

Today, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services awards 2019 Spectrum Scholarships to 60 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies.  Since 1997, the ALA has awarded more than 1,100 Spectrum Scholarships. In the 2019 application cycle, the Spectrum Scholarship Program received three times as many applications as there were available scholarships, and the majority of this year’s applicants were deemed highly fundable.  A prestigious committee of twenty-one jurors selected this year’s Spectrum Scholars

LLAMA President’s Program will explore ways for leaders to handle EDI conflicts

ALA News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 17:21

How do you as a manager or library leader handle incidents of discrimination, micro-aggression, and interpersonal rejection in your library? How do you build a culture that reduces the likelihood of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) conflicts erupting?

Tuliao participates in the inaugural Washington DC Sharkfest Swim to raise funds for Spectrum

ALA News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:48

CHICAGO — Miriam Tuliao has announced that she will participate in the 2019 Washington DC Sharkfest Swim to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program. The event will take place on June 23 at the National Harbor in Washington, D.C., and this is Tuliao's 12th year swimming to raise funds for Spectrum.

Make Connections at the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center’s Open House/Job Fair

ALA News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:57

As part of its continuing efforts to help job seekers and employers make real connections, the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center will host an Open House/Job Fair on Sunday, June 23rd from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Center during the ALA 2019 Annual Conference in D.C. The Center will be located in the Marriott Marquis – Independence Ballroom.

A Conversation about Library Safety and Well-being

ALA News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:30

During the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., members of ALA President, Loida Garcia-Febo’s working group on Library Safety and Well-Being along with the APA Committee on the Status of Library Workers will facilitate a candid discussion on library safety. The discussion will take place on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 2:30 – 3:30 pm in the Marriott Marquis Hotel – Chinatown Room.


2019 ACRL Academic Library Impact Research Grant recipients

ALA News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:17

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Academic Library Impact Research Grants in 2019.

Escobar awarded YALSA’s Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award

ALA News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:41

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Kristie Escobar, a third-year doctoral student at the Florida State University's School of Information (iSchool), as the recipient of its new Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award.

Wyoming (Ohio) Middle School wins ALA’s 2019 Jaffarian Award for poverty and philanthropy program

ALA News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:10

The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded its 2019 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award to Wyoming (Ohio) Middle School for their Poverty and Philanthropy class. 

The $5,000 Jaffarian Award, supported by the Cultural Communities Fund, recognizes excellence in humanities programming in libraries that serve grades K-8

ALA and US library associations affirm commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

ALA News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:43

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and several library associations in the United States have pledged their commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

E-book collections and professional development examined in School Library Research

ALA News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:58

CHICAGO – New research published in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR), examines high school e-book collections and structured professional development for in-service school librarians. SLR promotes and publishes high-quality original research concerning the management, implementation and evaluation of school libraries. Articles can be accessed for free at www.ala.org/aasl/slr.

Public and academic libraries invited to join ‘Americans and the Holocaust’ traveling exhibition tour

ALA News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:36

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invite libraries to apply to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. 

ALA 'concerned' over Hachette Book Group ebook and audio book lending model changes

ALA News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:08

The American Library Association (ALA) expressed concern about changes announced today by Hachette Book Group (HBG) to its ebook and digital audio book lending model for libraries. Effective July 1, 2019, HBG will replace its perpetual ownership model for libraries with two-year access for ebooks and digital audio books.

Nominate a superstar librarian for the national I Love My Librarian Award

ALA News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:45

CHICAGO–The American Library Association (ALA) is inviting all library users to nominate their favorite librarians for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. The national award recognizes the outstanding public service contributions of librarians working in public, school, college, community college or university libraries who transform communities and improve lives. Nominations are being accepted online now through Oct. 21, 2019.    

ACRL releases 'Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future'

ALA News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:16

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the release of "Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future," prepared for ACRL by Nancy Maron and Rebecca Kennison with Paul Bracke, Nathan Hall, Isaac Gilman, Kara Malenfant, Charlotte Roh, and Yasmeen Shorish.

Explore PBS documentary 'American Creed' with the filmmaker and get a free DVD at 2019 ALA Annual Conference

ALA News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:54

What does it mean to be American? What holds us together in turbulent times?

New Scholars Program Kicks-off with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the ALA Scholarship Program

ALA News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:31

During the ALA 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. we are rolling out a new ALA Scholars Program. Recipients of the ALA 2018 scholarships will be brought to the Annual Conference and given opportunities to learn about ALA governance while meeting seasoned library workers.

LITA @ ALA Annual 2019 – Top Technology Trends

ALA News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:03

Chicago -- If you’re going to ALA Annual in Washington, DC, don’t miss the latest Top Tech Trends panel.

LITA Top Technology Trends
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Location: Washington Convention Center, 146A

PLA Inclusive Internship Initiative kicks off for summer 2019

ALA News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:00

CHICAGO -- This week, the Public Library Association (PLA) commenced its Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) activities for summer 2019. Through III, PLA sponsors paid, mentored summer internships at public libraries for high school juniors and seniors. The libraries were selected through a competitive application process in early 2019.

Apply now for YALSA’s 2019 Diversity Program Stipend

ALA News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:21

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) invites diverse individuals to apply by August 1 for a chance to present a literacies focused program at its 2019 YA Services Symposium in Memphis, TN. The program will take place on Sunday, November 3rd of the symposium.


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