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Who Manages, Who Leads? The latest eCourse from RUSA

Por NMOORE

CHICAGO- Register today for this four-week asynchronous course titled "Who Manages, Who Leads"  scheduled to begin on Monday, May 24, 2021. 

  • 17 de Maio de 2021, 21:36

2021 Edwards Award winner Kekla Magoon to speak at AASL National Conference

Por JHABLEY

CHICAGO - Kekla Magoon, winner of the 2021 Margaret A. Edwards Award, will keynote the Saturday general session during the 2021 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference, taking place October 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Magoon’s appearance is made possible by Candlewick Press. Full conference information and programming can be found at national.aasl.org.

  • 17 de Maio de 2021, 20:34

YALSA announces collaboration with IBM to bring focused career prep to diverse teens nationwide

Por SZALUSKY

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and IBM are collaborating to offer a series of skills-based trainings and webinars to their librarian network across the United States aimed at helping diverse teens gain access to key technical and professional skills. 

  • 17 de Maio de 2021, 14:44

Public and tribal libraries invited to apply for the NASA@ My Library STEAM initiative

Por HARATA

Public and tribal libraries are invited to apply for NASA@ My Library, a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education initiative that will increase and enhance STEAM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underrepresented in STEAM education.

  • 17 de Maio de 2021, 13:31

Mary Davis Fournier named PLA executive director

Por SZALUSKY

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announced today the appointment of Mary Davis Fournier as executive director, Public Library Association (PLA), a division of ALA. Her first day in her new role will be Monday, June 14.

  • 14 de Maio de 2021, 14:33

Maryland Association of School Librarians receives AASL Chapter of the Year Award

Por JHABLEY

CHICAGO – The Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) is the recipient of the 2021 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Chapter of the Year Award. The $1,000 award recognizes the AASL Chapter most active and dynamic in achieving the goals of AASL at the state and local level.

  • 13 de Maio de 2021, 17:38

Melissa Raymer receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

Por JHABLEY

CHICAGO – Melissa Raymer, librarian liaison for DC Virgo Preparatory Academy in Wilmington, North Carolina, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2021 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event Grant. Made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers, the grant program provides funds for public middle or high school libraries to plan a special event to enhance student learning.

  • 12 de Maio de 2021, 19:00

Chris Peeler receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

Por JHABLEY

CHICAGO – Chris Peeler, library media specialist at Heather Ridge School in Frederick, Maryland, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2021 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event Grant. Made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers, the grant program provides funds for public middle or high school libraries to plan a special event to enhance student learning.

  • 12 de Maio de 2021, 19:00

Janet Parrish receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

Por JHABLEY

CHICAGO – Janet Parrish, library media specialist at Butler Traditional High School in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2021 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event Grant. Made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers, the grant program provides funds for public middle or high school libraries to plan a special event to enhance student learning.

  • 12 de Maio de 2021, 19:00

Matia Edwards receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

Por JHABLEY

CHICAGO – Matia Edwards, media specialist at Griffin High School in Griffin, Georgia, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2021 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event Grant. Made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers, the grant program provides funds for public middle or high school libraries to plan a special event to enhance student learning.

  • 12 de Maio de 2021, 19:00

ALA prepares for new Emergency Connectivity Fund implementation

Por SHAWNDA.KAY

Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced the unanimous adoption of the Order establishing the Emergency Connectivity Fund. The $7.17 billion program, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will enable schools and libraries to purchase laptop and tablet computers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and broadband connectivity for students, school staff, and library patrons in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Library Association (ALA) issued the following statement by ALA President Julius C.

  • 11 de Maio de 2021, 15:40

Telling the technical services story

Por RCHRISTOPHER

CHICAGO — Technical Services isn’t the hidden discipline it once was. Even so, despite all the cross-departmental interaction, misconceptions about the work are all too common. It’s incumbent on technical services staff to take a proactive approach by communicating to others their value to the library and institutional mission.

  • 10 de Maio de 2021, 19:44

Public Libraries Magazine announces 2021 Feature Article Contest winners

Por SZALUSKY

CHICAGO -- Public Libraries, the official magazine of the Public Library Association, has announced the winners of its 2021 Feature Article Contest.

  • 10 de Maio de 2021, 18:37

Learn Design and Marketing Skills with RUSA

Por NMOORE

CHICAGO- Register today for the May 19, 2021 webinar titled "Design and Marketing for Libraries" presented by the Reference and User Services Association.

  • 7 de Maio de 2021, 19:59

Calvert County Public Schools named National School Library of the Year

Por JHABLEY

CHICAGO – Calvert County Public Schools, located in Prince Frederick, Maryland, is the recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2021 National School Library of the Year (NSLY) Award.

  • 7 de Maio de 2021, 14:00

Trisha Yearwood announced as featured speaker at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual)

Por SZALUSKY

CHICAGO – The American Library Association today announced that Grammy award-winning country singer, TV host, chef, and entrepreneur Trisha Yearwood has been added to the featured speakers roster at the virtual 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 23-29. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Registration for the conference is now open.

  • 6 de Maio de 2021, 20:39

Karen Snay receives AASL Innovative Reading Grant

Por JHABLEY

CHICAGO – Karen Snay, district media specialist at South Elementary School in St. Peter, Minnesota, is the recipient of the 2021 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant. Sponsored by Capstone, the $2,500 grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.

  • 6 de Maio de 2021, 17:59

Amanda Hurley receives AASL Collaborative School Library Award

Por JHABLEY

CHICAGO – Amanda Hurley, library media specialist for Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, Kentucky, is the recipient of the 2021 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award. Sponsored by Scholastic Book Fairs, the $2,500 award recognizes school librarian and teacher collaboration during the development and implementation of a curriculum-supporting program using school library resources.

  • 5 de Maio de 2021, 16:31

Library programming for autistic children and teens

Por RCHRISTOPHER

CHICAGO — Those who understand the unique characteristics of autistic young people know that ordinary library programming guides are not up to the task of effectively serving these library users. The new second edition of “Library Programming for Autistic Children and Teens,” published by ALA Editions, provides key information, updated program ideas, and practical tips that will help library workers feel more prepared to serve members of this prevalent population.

  • 5 de Maio de 2021, 15:28

Accepting Appointments for Career Coaching Sessions

Por BCALVIN

The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center will offer complimentary career coaching sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, June 16 & 17, 2021 in preparation for the ALA 2021 Annual Conference. Sign-up now while appointments are still available.

 

  • 4 de Maio de 2021, 21:15

Accepting Employers for Virtual Job Fair

Por BCALVIN

The ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Service will host a virtual Job Fair on Sunday, June 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Central) during the ALA 2021 Annual Conference Virtual event. There is no cost to participate. Deadline for employers to register is Friday, June 4, 2021.

 

  • 4 de Maio de 2021, 20:44

Core Webinar: Leveraging the FOLIO Transition: Best Practices

Por BMORRIS

CHICAGO—On Wednesday, May 26 Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will host the webinar "Leveraging the FOLIO Transition: Best Practices". This webinar will examine the role of library leaders in helping transition libraries to FOLIO, an open-source library management system. Along with addressing associated staff challenges, training and leveraging aspects of FOLIO for new library initiatives, this webinar will explore library-wide implementation issues related

  • 4 de Maio de 2021, 16:28

Salary Negotiation: The Ins, Outs, and In Between Webinar to be held May 13, 2021

Por BCALVIN

The American Library Association – Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) Salaries and Status of Library Workers (SSLW) Committee invites you to a webinar about salary negotiation on May 13, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (Central). Register now, as space is limited.

 

  • 4 de Maio de 2021, 15:52

Carnegie Whitney Grant 2021 Award winners

Por SZALUSKY

CHICAGO — 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 2021 Carnegie-Whitney Award winners, whose proposed projects promote reading or the use of library resources.

Grace Enriquez and Meg Burns

  • 4 de Maio de 2021, 15:19

ALA announces new distribution arrangement with the Chicago Distribution Center, University of Chicago Press

Por SZALUSKY

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2021, the Chicago Distribution Center will provide customer service and fulfillment for the ALA Store. This includes books published by ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman, ACRL Publications, and other ALA units; posters, bookmarks, READ-branded and other items that promote literacy and libraries, published by ALA Graphics; and ALA’s physical award seals such as the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Carnegie Medals seals.

  • 4 de Maio de 2021, 15:10
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