CHICAGO–Core will host the webinar “Reviewing New Visions for Collection Development” on January 17, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Shifting expectations and budget constraints have created an ever-present need to provide collections data and evidence to support purchases or rethink the collections.
CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, “Libraries and Sanctuary: Supporting Refugees and New Arrivals” is a practical guide to how libraries and their staff can support people who have crossed borders into a different country.
CHICAGO — The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) of ALA and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are pleased to accept applications for the 2023 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries. These grants recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature and awards funds and resources for graphic novel collection development and programming.
The American Library Association (ALA) has selected forty-six (46) people to participate in its 2023 class of Emerging Leaders (EL). The EL program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.
CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) has launched the
CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) and the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) will host a free virtual town hall titled “Spotlight on Safety: Addressing Threats in Public Libraries” on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. CT.
CHICAGO–Core is hosting the webinar “Cataloging for Accessibility” on January 11, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. This webinar, presented by a highly experienced metadata professional, will introduce accessibility metadata, explaining what it is, where it’s found and why it’s important.
CHICAGO–Join Core on December 14, 2022, at 1 p.m.
CHICAGO- The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is seeking webinar and online course proposals for our Spring 2023 offerings. Do you have expertise in one of the topic areas below that you would like to share with a wider library audience? Are you motivated to enhance your teaching and presentation skills? Consider submitting a proposal for a webinar or an online course to contribute to RUSA’s outstanding online learning offerings.
CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended the Rainbow Library. The program is one of eleven outstanding programs, events, and products nominated by AASL Chapters for their support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession serves. To be considered, programs must align with the principles expressed in the national association's mission and value statements.
CHICAGO–How can we effectively communicate with all decision-makers, and stakeholders about the important work happening at your library regardless of their political beliefs? To help answer this question, join Core on December 6, 2022 at 1 p.m.
CHICAGO–Please join Core and International Interior Design Association (IIDA) for a free webinar on the 2022 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards being held on Wednesday, December 7 from 1 - 2 p.m. CT. The webinar is presented by the IIDA Awards Juror Panel.
CHICAGO - The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the opening of registration for the ACRL 2023 Conference, to be held March 15-18, 2023, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and virtually. Higher education has changed dramatically over the last few years. Academic libraries are addressing an increased emphasis on remote learning, rising calls for social justice, and an acknowledged need for flexibility that supports a sustainable work-life balance.
CHICAGO –Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States.
CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded the 2022 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology to Fiona Rae Brown. Brown is currently in the process of receiving a degree in Library and Information Science with a certificate in archives from the Pratt Institute. As a librarian and archivist, she is interested in Black and Indigenous history, as well as music and film.
CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Data Literacy Cookbook,” edited by Kelly Getz and Meryl Brodsky. This latest offering in the ACRL cookbook series contains a multitude of approaches to and lesson plans for teaching data literacy.
CHICAGO – ALA is accepting nominations for the 2023 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecturer. The Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture is held annually during the ALA Annual Conference as a tribute to the efforts of the first Director of ALA’s Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (now the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services) to ensure that all citizens, particularly Native Americans and adult learners, have access to quality library services.
CHICAGO — Today's next generation catalogs, changing cataloging rules, and diverse formats and delivery models demand that technical services professionals and paraprofessionals keep up with evolving best practices for the work they do. Fortunately, libraries can adopt practices such as Training Within Industry (TWI), lean management, and instructional design methodologies to develop a learning culture that continuously improves service delivery.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the names of the 61 candidates who are running for a total of 34 at-large seats on the ALA Council. That number includes 32 councilor-at-large seats for the 2023-2026 term, one councilor at-large seat to serve until 2024, and one councilor at-large seat to serve until 2023.
The following candidates were accepted by the Nominating Committee (listed alphabetically by last name):
Richard E. Ashby, Jr.
Public Library Director
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Nominating Committee has selected two nominees to contend in the upcoming election for ALA president. The candidates vying for the 2024-25 term are Cindy Hohl, director of policy analysis and operational support at Kansas City Public Library (Missouri), and Eric D. Suess, director of Marshall Public Library (Idaho).
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites applications from small and rural libraries for the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities grant.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces that the 2023 Children’s Literature Lecture committee has chosen Dayton Metro Library and the University of Dayton, Ohio, as the site of the 2023 Children’s Literature Lecture featuring writer and illustrator Bryan Collier.