[Michlib-l] Fw: ALA News for June 29, 2017

Steven Bowers sbowers at wayne.edu
Thu Jun 29 10:17:29 EDT 2017


ALA News for June 29, 2017



NEWS FROM THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION



Sarah Jessica Parker announces first pick for ALA’s Book Club Central

The American Library Association (ALA) officially launched Book Club Central with the unveiling of its website and Honorary Chair Sarah Jessica Parker’s inaugural book selection, “No One Is Coming to Save Us,” by Stephanie Powell Watts, published by Ecco/an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Ms. Parker made the announcement during the ALA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition taking place in Chicago at McCormick Place, June 22-27, 2017.

http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/06/sarah-jessica-parker-announces-first-pick-ala-s-book-club-central



American Library Association expands program to help libraries get "Ready to Code”

The American Library Association announced a competitive grant program, sponsored by Google, that will fund a cohort of school and public libraries to develop resources to help get U.S. libraries "Ready to Code.” The $500,000 pilot program is part of Phase III of Libraries Ready to Code<http://www.ala.org/tools/readytocode/2>, an ongoing collaboration between ALA and Google to ensure expert library professionals are prepared to develop and deliver programming that promotes computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) among youth, two skills that will be required for challenges and jobs of the future.

http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/06/american-library-association-expands-program-help-libraries-get-ready-code



AASL announces 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of ALA, announced its 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The annual list honors 25 websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. Now in its ninth year, with 225 recognized sites, the list is considered the "best of the best" by AASL.

http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/06/aasl-announces-2017-best-websites-teaching-learning



AASL announces 2017 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning

The list of apps provides technology resources for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. Now in its fifth year, the list is considered the "best of the best" by AASL.

http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/06/aasl-announces-2017-best-apps-teaching-learning





AMERICAN LIBRARIES

Driving Decisions with Data: An American Libraries Live Webcast

http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/06/driving-decisions-data-american-libraries-live-webcast





NEW FROM ALA PUBLISHING

New Session: How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service

http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2017/06/new-session-how-deliver-great-library-customer-service



New Workshop: Using Snapchat to Reach Library Patrons

http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2017/06/new-workshop-using-snapchat-reach-library-patrons



ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition Video Coverage:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY6JdvV7ZFZvMFFThCcO8gfF-2XGvN8rL



CNN Coverage of clinton remarks (FulL-Speech) :

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/06/27/hillary-clinton-american-library-association-full-speech.cnn



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