[Michlib-l] ALA News for June 20, 2017
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ALA News for June 20, 2017
NEWS FROM THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
ALA awards 2017-2018 Spectrum Scholarships
The American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services has awarded 2017-2018 Spectrum Scholarships to 61 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies. Since 1997, the ALA has awarded more than 1000 Spectrum Scholarships. In the 2017 application cycle, the Spectrum Scholarship Program received three times as many applications as there were available scholarships, and the majority of this year’s applicants were deemed highly fundable. A prestigious committee of nine jurors selected this year’s Spectrum Scholars based on their commitment to diversity, commitment to entering the library profession, demonstrated community outreach, academic ability and achievements and leadership potential.
Forty participants selected for fifth ALA Leadership Institute
Forty mid-career librarians have been selected from a highly competitive pool to participate in Leading to the Future<http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/ala-leadership-institute>, ALA’s fifth four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders.
Public Library Association hosts Washington, D.C. kickoff event for inclusive summer internship program
A group of high-school-aged interns and their library mentors traveled to Washington, D.C. this month for the Inclusive Internship Initiative kickoff event. This initiative, which seeks to introduce young people from diverse backgrounds to careers in librarianship, is administered by the Public Library Association.
AASL National Conference tours showcase unique Phoenix schools
School tours planned during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition will showcase unique school library programs in the Phoenix area. Tours to these educational facilities will take place prior the opening of the conference, “Beyond the Horizon” taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017. More information is available at national.aasl.org.
Chicago Public Library and Museum of Science and Industry present a STEAM-inspired approach to summer learning
Summer reading for children is a long standing and cherished tradition in public libraries across America, but today’s kids need to master new skills and competencies. Today’s summer programming needs to move beyond reading to engage children with hands-on activities, thus keeping their brains active even when school’s out. In “Summer Matters: Making All Learning Count,” published by ALA Editions, Elizabeth M. McChesney from Chicago Public Library (CPL) and Bryan W. Wunar from Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry present a guide based on their award-winning, STEAM-inspired approach. They outline practical steps for libraries and cultural institutions to partner in creating a sustainable summer learning program that’s both fun and educational.
United for Libraries to dedicate the Lotos Club a Literary Landmark
United for Libraries, in partnership with the Empire State Center for the Book, will designate the Lotos Club in New York City as a Literary Landmark at a reception at the club on Wednesday, June 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The Lotos Club, founded March 15, 1870, is one of the oldest literary clubs in the United States. It takes its name from the Tennyson poem “The Lotos Eaters.” Mark Twain joined Lotos in 1873, calling it “The Ace of Clubs.” Many writers of note have been members or have been honored by the club, including Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Frost, Saul Bellow, Louis Auchincloss, Elie Wiesel, Arthur Miller, Robert Penn Warren, and many more.
Recipients of 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway announced
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.
A total of 50 recipients will be receiving a set of the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominees through generous funding from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The nominee list is comprised of 26 teen acclaimed young adult titles ranging from a multitude of different genres.
ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATE
ALA Publishing’s programs at ALA Annual Conference discuss fake news, community outreach, other key topics
Scott Turow and Kate White among authors at United for Libraries’ mystery panel at ALA Annual
Celebrate Outreach at ALA Annual Conference
Celeste Ng among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA
United for Libraries to host ‘Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations’ at ALA Annual Conference
A splendid array of new books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Annual
Meet the 2017 Class of Emerging Leaders at a Poster Session during ALA Annual Conference
PLA now accepting proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference
AASL NATIONAL CONFERENCE UPDATE
Preconferences at AASL National Conference offer first look at new school library standards
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Amed Demirhan receives 2017 John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award
Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund winner announced
AASL BEYOND WORDS
Two schools receive $50,000 grants from AASL Beyond Words and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Public libraries invited to apply for ‘The Vietnam War’ PBS documentary programming opportunity
Lucy Flamm Awarded 2017 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship
Library Systems & Services supports LITA Spectrum Scholarship for future library leader
AMERICAN LIBRARIES LIVE
Revamping Your Space—Creating a Modern Media Center: An American Libraries Live Webcast
Rural, small, and tribal libraries invited to apply for college and career readiness project
Public Libraries Magazine announces 2017 Feature Article Contest winners
Participate now in YALSA’s Summer Learning Programs Contest
ECOURSES AND WORKSHOPS
Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens
How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library Workshop
Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data
Engaging Teens with Digital Media: Creating Stories and Games
Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children
Learn about Contextual Inquiry, after ALA Annual
New ALCTS Web Course Explores Fundamentals of Metadata
The silence of the archive
Millar’s updated text on archival principles and practices
Sudden Selector’s Guide on Government Publications
New Career Development Resource Guide Published by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)
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