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Preconference registration opens for Core Forum

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 16:57

CHICAGO—Even before the 2022 Core Forum officially kicks off with an evening welcome reception on Thursday, October 13, attendees can register to participate in one of three all-day library buildings tours or one of two workshops offered that same day. Full preconference descriptions, presenters, and registration rates can be found at www.coreforum.org.

ALA Editions Special Report examines Black and African Americans’ experiences in libraries

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 09:28

CHICAGO — Still a predominantly white profession, librarianship has a legacy of racial discrimination, and it is essential that we face the ways that race impacts how we meet the needs of diverse user communities. Identifying and acknowledging implicit and learned bias is a necessary step toward transforming not only our professional practice but also our scholarship, assessment, and evaluation practices.

Registration and housing now open for Core Forum 2022

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 15:36

CHICAGO—Registration and housing are officially open for Core Forum 2022, which will take place October 13-15, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

Marco Lanier Selected as the 2022 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 16:56

The American Library Association and SAGE are pleased to announce Marco Lanier of Brooklyn, New York as the recipient of the 2022 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. 

 

Currently, Lanier works as a records management project assistant for Advance Publications, Inc. while also volunteering as a program coordinator and archivist for the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space as well as doing collections management and programming at Interference Archive (all of New York).

 

Maria Guadalupe Partida Selected as the 2022 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 16:48

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Maria Guadalupe Partida of San Antonio, Texas as the 2022 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

 

The scholarship was named for a long-time ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years. This scholarship fund was established with donations from Christopher J. Hoy and the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) to honor his memory. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies.

 

Senate FY 2023 Appropriations Bill Would Provide First Funding for Library Facilities in Decades

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 14:50

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The fiscal year (FY) 2023 funding bills released by the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 28 would, for the first time in 26 years, provide federal funding to modernize library buildings nationwide.

Nadine Y. Said Selected as the 2022 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 14:08

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Nadine Y. Said of Santa Cruz, California as the 2022 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who made many contributions to library youth services. The scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies, with a specialty in youth services.

 

Jennifer Nguyen Bernal Selected as the 2022 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 13:50

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Jennifer Nguyen Bernal of Berkeley, California as the 2022 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

 

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies.

 

Bishop A. Clarke Selected as the 2022 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 13:39

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Bishop A. Clarke of Richmond, Virginia as the 2022 Century Scholarship recipient.

 

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library program.

 

Adele Chase Selected as the 2022 Julia J. Brody Public Librarian Scholarship Recipient

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 13:29

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Adele L. Chase of Columbia, South Carolina as the 2022 recipient of the Julia J. Brody Public Librarian Scholarship. The $4000 scholarship is awarded to individuals planning to specialize in the field of public librarianship.

 

Outcome-based planning and evaluation for youth services

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 10:41

CHICAGO — Outcome-based planning and evaluation (OBPE), with its straightforward approach built on a flexible framework, is the perfect model to enable youth services professionals to deliver effective services regardless of uncertainties. An outcome-based approach can help youth services stay grounded in producing desired outcomes with and for youth through responsive programs, services, and processes that can adapt to changing conditions.

ACRL 2023 keynote speakers announced

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 16:47

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2023 Conference, “Forging the Future,” to be held March 15- 18, 2023, in Pittsburgh. Be challenged and inspired by ACRL’s thought-provoking speakers as they share their work as journalists, podcasters, authors, and activists. 

New from ACRL - “Learning in Action: Designing Successful Graduate Student Work Experiences in Academic Libraries”

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 09:11

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Learning in Action: Designing Successful Graduate Student Work Experiences in Academic Libraries,” edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Kim Duckett, and Sarah Morris. This thorough book provides practical, how-to guidance on creating and managing impactful graduate student work experiences for students and library staff. 

Accepting Applications for 2023 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 15:14

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2023 class of Emerging Leaders (EL). Details on the program criteria can be found on the Emerging Leaders web pageThe deadline to apply is Friday, September 9, 2022. Apply now. 

 

Lessons, tips and strategies for combating mis- and dis-information

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 13:31

CHICAGO — Information has become one of the most crucial commodities in today's world. From multinational corporations to single individuals, we all make critical decisions based on the information available to us. However, modern ease of access to information does not often guarantee access to good information. In this digital age, where facts can be easily manipulated to align with political, social or monetary aims, media literacy has become an essential skill.

ALA Condemns Destruction of Libraries, Schools, and Cultural Institutions in Ukraine

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 13:11

CHICAGO -- On June 25, 2022, the American Library Association (ALA) Council passed a resolution condemning the enormous damage and destruction of Ukrainian cultural resources resulting from the continued occupation of Ukraine by the Russian Federation government.

Call for volunteers for expanded Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Advisory Committee

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 13:54

ALA President Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada is pleased to announce a call for additional members to the newly expanded Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Advisory Committee.

Volunteer to Serve on ALA, Council, and Joint Committees for 2023-2025!

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 13:59

Emily Drabinski, American Library Association (ALA) President-elect, calls on members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and Joint committees for the 2023-2025 term (beginning July 1, 2023). Serving with colleagues on committees is an opportunity to shape the future of ALA and the important work the association does on behalf of libraries and library workers everywhere. Join us!

Franklin Escobedo begins term as YALSA president for 2022-2023

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 18:20

CHICAGO — Franklin Escobedo began his term as president of the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) in June 2022 and will remain active on the board for one year as past president in 2023. Escobedo has been supportive of the YA Librarians role in crisis intervention with teens in libraries and while also supporting YALSA's new strategic plan and commitment to equity, diverstiy and inclusion.

Steve Kelley Elected 2023-24 Chair of Core's Metadata & Collections Section

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 12:07

Steve Kelley has been elected Chair-elect of the Core Metadata & Collections Section for 2022-23. He will become Chair of the Section in July 2023 and continue as Past Chair for one year starting July 2024. Kelley is the the Head of Continuing Resources and Database Management at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University, where  he has worked since 2002.

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