Planning on attending ALA Midwinter this year? Check out this emotional intelligence workshop while you’re there!

Introvert or extrovert? Which one are you? And does it really matter in the workplace as long as you are smart and work hard? The reality is that most people possess some characteristics associated with both personality types, though often with a strong Continue reading Planning on attending ALA Midwinter this year? Check out this emotional intelligence workshop while you’re there!

“When a door closes, a window opens”: Interview with Courtney Young (ALA Immediate Past President)

“When a door closes, a window opens” Interview with Courtney Young, American Library Association Immediate Past President, the youngest President the ALA had in the last 80+ years. Courtney Young graduated with MS in Library Science from Simmons College in August 1997 and Continue reading “When a door closes, a window opens”: Interview with Courtney Young (ALA Immediate Past President)

Call for papers: LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by Continue reading Call for papers: LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

Submit to Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table

The NMRT Endnotes Committee seeks contributors for the Spring 2016 issue of Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table. NMRT members, current LIS students and recent graduates are encouraged to submit manuscripts for consideration. Endnotes is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal Continue reading Submit to Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Public Speaking for Librarians

The ALA-New Members Roundtable held an online program, “Let Your Voice Be Heard: Public Speaking for Librarians” with Mary Stein. View the recording here http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p1ftbea5rh6/ and learn how to improve your public speaking skills. You can also find slides from Mary’s presentation here: Let Continue reading Let Your Voice Be Heard: Public Speaking for Librarians

LLAMA Mentoring Committee Recruiting Mentors and Mentees

The LLAMA Mentoring Committee is recruiting for both mentors and mentees for our July 2016-June 2017 year. The LLAMA Mentoring Program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders. For mentors, it is a chance to pass on Continue reading LLAMA Mentoring Committee Recruiting Mentors and Mentees

EBSCO ALA Annual Conference Sponsorship – Deadline to Apply December 1

About the EBSCO ALA Annual Conference Sponsorship This annual award consisting of $1,000 for actual reimbursed expenses is designed to allow librarians to attend the ALA’s Annual Conference. Eligibility Applicants must be ALA members Applicants must not supervise another professional Continue reading EBSCO ALA Annual Conference Sponsorship – Deadline to Apply December 1

2016 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Research Grant

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering the Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Research Grant for 2016. This grant of $1,000 provides seed money for small-scale projects Continue reading 2016 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Research Grant