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

Monique Libby Named ARL Diversity Scholar

Incoming MLS student Monique Libby was selected to be an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) scholar for 2015-2017. The ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), is funded by ARL member libraries, as a Continue reading Monique Libby Named ARL Diversity Scholar

iSchool Home to two ALA Spectrum Scholars

Maryland’s iSchool will play host to two newly named ALA Spectrum Scholars beginning in Fall 2015. Shaina Destine and Brenda Johnson-Perkins were both named 2015-2016 Scholars by the American Library Association. The Spectrum Scholarship Program is the one of the Continue reading iSchool Home to two ALA Spectrum Scholars

UMD Libraries Receive John Cotton Dana Award

The University of Maryland Libraries was awarded a John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award in recognition of their “Thinking Big” campaign. The data-driven communications campaign was designed to increase awareness of UBorrow a faster interlibrary loan service available because Continue reading UMD Libraries Receive John Cotton Dana Award

iSchool Faculty Presents on the Hill

On June 11, 2015, iSchool Associate Professor Mega Subramaniam participated in a panel presentation entitled: “Kids, Learning, and Technology: Libraries as 21st Century Creative Spaces.” The panel was organized by incoming ALA President Sari Feldman, ALA Washington Office, and Representative Continue reading iSchool Faculty Presents on the Hill

UMD Hosts ALA Spectrum Scholars: Social Justice Collaboratorium Design Symposium

On June 6-7, 2015 the iSchool hosted the next generation of social justice scholars at the Social Justice Collaboratorium Design Symposium. The event was sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as Continue reading UMD Hosts ALA Spectrum Scholars: Social Justice Collaboratorium Design Symposium