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2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

ilml-logo-270-2014Nominations are open through September 12, 2014,  for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award encourages library users – professors, administrators, students – to submit nominations about how their librarian makes a difference on campus or in the community.

Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each librarian will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by The New York Times.

Nominate your favorite College, Community College, or University librarian today!

IFLA Committee Applications Due May 7

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 standing committees, with the ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC) acting in an advisory capacity to the Board in recommending approval for appointment.  The deadline for nominations is May 7, 2014.  Complete details on the application process are available in ALA Connect and more information on IFLA is available on the association website. Contact Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee Chair, Mary Carr, at Mary.Carr@ccs.spokane.edu, with questions.

ALA Appointments to IFLA 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 standing committees, with the ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC) acting in an advisory capacity to the Board in recommending approval for appointment.  The deadline for nominations is May 7, 2014.  Complete details on the application process are available in ALA Connect and more information on IFLA is available on the association website. Contact Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee Chair, Mary Carr, at Mary.Carr@ccs.spokane.edu, with questions.

Provide Input on Federal Depository Library Program Task Force Report

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 national preservation plan in order to analyze a variety of issues that ALA might consider in the near future. The COL FDLP Task Force released its report in June 2013 and is now seeking to discuss sections of the report with all parts of the American Library Association.  Your perspectives will be instrumental in advising COL and the Task Force on how ALA can lead change within the FDLP improving access to federal information.

Provide your feedback and learn more in these ways:

  1. webinar on Thursday, January 16, 2:00p.m. (If you are unable to participate during the live webinar, it will be archived.)
  2. survey open until February 14th, 2014.
  3. An open dialogue to explore the future of FDLP during the ALA Midwinter meeting on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10:30-11:30a.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 201 C. (Due to limited time and the need for focused discussions, only unit representatives will actively participate in the open dialogue.  However, observers are welcome to attend. The discussion at this session will center around the questions found in the survey.)

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

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
New York, N.Y

Roberto Carlos Delgadillo
Peter J. Shields Library
University of California, Davis

Rachel Hyland
Tunxis Community College Library
Farmington, Conn.

Greta E. Marlatt
Naval Postgraduate School – Dudley Knox Library
Monterey, Calif.

Congratulations to all of the winners. A complete list of recipients is available on the ALA website.

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