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ALA Appointments to IFLA Committees

March 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · ALA, Committees

Would you like to represent ALA on an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) section standing committee? The biennial appointment process to represent ALA on relevant IFLA standing committees is currently underway for terms running from 2015 through 2019. The ACRL Board of Directors endorses candidates for election to a number of IFLA […]

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Provide Input on Federal Depository Library Program Task Force Report

January 14th, 2014 · Comments Off · ALA

From the ALA Washington Office: In June 2012, the ALA Committee on Legislation (COL) formed a Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Task Force to discuss the future of the program and how ALA might develop consensus within our membership to present a united voice on policy considerations.  The COL FDLP Task Force is considering the development of a […]

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2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Winners

December 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · ALA

Ten librarians were recognized this week for service to their communities, schools, and campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. More than 1,500 library patrons nationwide nominated a librarian.  The award recipients from college and research libraries are: Dorothy J. Davison Horrmann Library, Wagner College […]

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2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

September 6th, 2012 · Comments Off · ALA, Awards

Nominations are open through September 12, 2012,  for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.  Ten librarians in college, community college, university, school, and public libraries will receive $5,000 and be honored at an award ceremony in New York in December. The award encourages library users – professors, administrators, […]

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ACRL Funds 2012 Spectrum Scholar Charlotte King

August 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · ALA, Diversity

As part of our commitment to furthering diversity in librarianship, ACRL is supporting Charlotte King as its 2012-2013 Spectrum Scholar. King will attend the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science. Prior to entering library school, King had a career dedicated to under served communities. She worked at the Illinois Humanities Council, […]

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Step Up to the Plate @ your library

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · ALA

With the Major League Baseball season more than halfway over, now is a great time to remind library users that there’s still time to win a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. As part of ALA’s Step Up to the Plate @ your library program, a new trivia question is posted […]

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Apply Now For Muslim Journeys, A Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Grant

July 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · ALA

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the ALA Public Programs Office, is accepting applications through September 25 for Muslim Journeys, a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf program. To apply, visit the Programming Librarian website. Applications from academic libraries of all types are encouraged. In January 2013, up to 1,000 public libraries, community college and academic […]

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ALA “Empowering Diverse Voices” Video Series

June 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · ALA, Diversity

The diverse paths to leadership in the profession are highlighted in a new “Empowering Diverse Voices” leadership video series, available on the American Library Association’s YouTube Channel.  The video series was developed as part of 2011-2012 ALA President Molly Raphael’s “Empowering Diverse Voices” diversity leadership initiative. The “Empowering Diverse Voices” leadership video series features more […]

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OFD Courses on Recruitment and Value of Diversity

March 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · ALA, Diversity

The ALA Office for Diversity will introduce two new courses to the Diversity Leadership Online series, beginning April 18, 2012. This ongoing webinar series provides the foundation for a culture of responsible diversity leadership within the profession. Diversity Leadership Online will include: 1.      April 18:   The Diversity Conversation: Why You Need to Have It […]

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White House Petition on School Libraries

January 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Advocacy, ALA

Please see the request below from the ALA Office for Library Advocacy to sign a petition to the Obama Administration to ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program. I hope that you will consider signing and sharing this information with your colleagues and other lists that you subscribe […]

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