ALA stands with transgender students

Keep reading for ALA President Julie Todaro’s statement regarding the President’s recent actions. CHICAGO  – Today American Library Association President Julie Todaro released the following statement strongly protesting the rollback of protections for transgender students in our nation’s public schools. “The Trump administration’s decision to revoke important protections for transgender students couldn’t conflict more with the […]

Webinar: Creativity and Library Leadership- February 2, 2017

Keep reading for more information about this great free webinar coming up this Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2:00pm! Join Booklist for this free, one-hour webinar which will explore the importance of creativity in the modern library and the influence leadership plays in its cultivation. Understanding the significance that creativity plays in the information landscape, […]

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 tendency in one direction. And yes, those traits can have a big impact on how you […]

“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 began first librarian position in September 1, 1997. After being a librarian for 16 years, […]

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Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.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 LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and […]

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 that publishes articles of interest to early career librarians. Topics that might be appropriate for Endnotes include: […]

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 your experience and knowledge by working one-on-one with an enthusiastic colleague who is ready to learn and benefit […]

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 librarian (MLS). Applicant Responsibility Attendance at ALA Annual Conference Application Instructions Please complete the online application. […]

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