[Michlib-l] ALA News for May 22, 2018
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ALA News for May 22, 2018
NEWS FROM THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and National Archivist David S. Ferriero will present at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans
Hayden and Ferriero will discuss the importance of collecting physical information and materials in the digital age. The Library of Congress and the National Archives are the home of the nation’s most valuable treasures and historical documents. During their conversation, the librarian and the archivist will discuss the role of their institutions in making these resources accessible to the public. This session will take place 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 24 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
PR Sunday Spotlight to focus on marketing and public relations sessions at ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition attendees will have access to a series of innovative library public relations programs and events on Sunday, June 24. Known as the PR Sunday Spotlight, this series of select programs and events will offer library professionals the opportunity to attend five marketing and public-relations focused sessions on the same day.
ALA, Harwood Institute announce 2018 ‘Public Innovators Lab for Libraries’ training in St. Louis
The American Library Association (ALA) and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation announce a three-day training opportunity to help libraries strengthen their role as agents of positive change in their communities. The Public Innovators Lab for Libraries will be held Oct. 9 to 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Librarians, community partners and stakeholders in libraries of all types — public, academic, school and special libraries — are invited to attend.
Freedom to Read Foundation announces 2018 Conable Conference Scholarship recipient
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has selected Dovi Mae Patino as the recipient of the 2018 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship. The Conable Scholarship will cover Patino’s expenses to attend the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA) in New Orleans.
Libraries celebrate June as GLBT Book Month™
The American Library Association (ALA) and hundreds of libraries will celebrate June 2018 as GLBT Book Month™, a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the GLBT experience.
Fostering wellness through physical literacy programs
By helping patrons view the library in a new way, movement-based programs bring new people into libraries, help promote community health, and stimulate literacy for children and adults alike. And the data show that they work: nearly 90 percent of public libraries said their movement-based programs had brought new users into their libraries, according to a recent study, while 80 percent said the programs contributed to community building. “Get Your Community Moving: Physical Literacy Programs for All Ages,” published by ALA Editions, is a new all-in-one guide by Jenn Carson, a professional yoga teacher who has been leading movement-based programs in schools, libraries, and museums for over a decade.
2018 ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Gayle Danley Joins the 2018 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition as an Auditorium Speaker
AWARDS AND GRANTS
St. Charles Public Library selected for ASCLA’s Exceptional Service Award
Dali and Caidi recipients of 2018 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award
Dr. Clara M. Chu wins Beta Phi Mu Award
Patricia Herndon selected for ASCLA’s Francis Joseph Campbell Award
Valerie Horton selected for ASCLA’s Leadership & Professional Achievement Award
Greg Pronevitz selected for ASCLA’s Leadership & Professional Achievement Award
Chang Liu wins Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession
ECOURSES AND WEBINARS
LLAMA webinar: Successful change comes from understanding your organization's culture
Winning Support and Influencing Communities for Library Funding
A new ALA Editions Special Report on fake news and alternative facts
The 2018 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards
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