American Library Association

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Name: American Library Association
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Reading and Discussion Series at KCL

KINGSTON —Kingston Community Library received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to host another five-part reading and discussion series titled “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys ... [Published Carriage Towne News - 3 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Libraries Play Vital Role in Community Technology Access, Survey Finds - Digital Education

By guest blogger Sam AtkesonThe American Library Association today released a study[1] highlighting libraries' role in equipping U.S. communities with the resources and skills needed for participation in the 21st century global marketplace.The Digital ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 16 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Short Takes: Religion Publishing News Briefs, July 23, 2014

Christian Small Publishers Association has opened nominations for its 2015 Book of the Year Awards, for books that make an “outstanding contribution to Christian life,” according to CSPA. The deadline for nominations is November 15, 2014; categories have ... [Published PublishersWeekly.com - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

ALA, Harwood Institute announce ‘Public Innovators Lab for Libraries’ community engagement training opportunity

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation have announced an intensive three-day training opportunity to help libraries strengthen their role as agents of positive change in their communities.The Public ... [Published Noodls - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

New public library data available online

CHICAGO — The Public Library Data Service (PLDS) FY2013 data is now available with a special section on outcome measures. This valuable data from more than 1,100 North American libraries can be exclusively accessed and customized through the online data ... [Published ALA - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Popular technology trainer course with PLA returns this September

CHICAGO — The popular, interactive online course, “The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer,” is coming live to a computer near you Sept. 8–Oct. 3, 2014. This four-week blended-learning program presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) ... [Published ALA - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

ALA Files Comments Supporting Net Neutrality

The American Library Association (ALA) is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt network neutrality rules necessary in order to support the mission of libraries.“Network neutrality strikes at the heart of library core values of intellectual ... [Published Media Bistro - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

ALA applauds presidential signing of the workforce bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, President Barack Obama will sign the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a bill that will open access to federal funding support to public libraries for effective job training and job search programs. President Obama will ... [Published ALA - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Aurora: Santa arrives early for Salvation Army

AuroraSanta arrives early for Salvation ArmySanta will arrive early in Aurora this week to help raise funds and toys for the Salvation Army.The Banana Split ice cream parlor, 820 Church Road, Aurora, will offer photos with Santa after 7 p.m. through ... [Published The Beacon News - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

ALA brings library lens to network neutrality debate in FCC public comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the American Library Association (ALA) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt the legally enforceable network neutrality rules necessary to fulfill library missions and serve communities nationwide. The ALA ... [Published Noodls - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

memoir wins another award

AlbanyTimes Union editor-at-large Harry Rosenfeld has won a second national literary award for his book, "From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman."His most recent honor, a bronze medal in the autobiography and memoir category of the ... [Published Times Union - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 3 reports

Goldfinch, Bully Pulpit, win Andrew Carnegie Medals

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt received ... [Published ALA - Jun 29 2014]

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...Digital Inclusion Survey[2] collected data from over 3,000 public libraries across the nation to find widespread technology improvements, including "nearly ubiquitious public Wi-Fi, growing mobile resources and a leap in e-book access." Additionally
"This year's selections are deeply rewarding," said Bob Witeck, Chair of the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame Task Force. "All three share lifelong habits reporting our stories through solid journalism while inspiring us with their dedication to truth."
"Libraries are undergoing a transformational shift," said ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels. "They are no longer passive providers of services; they are consensus-builders and a driving force in community change. The 'turning outward' approach equips library professionals with the skills they need not only to adapt, but lead."
...The sponsors of the award want to encourage " library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public school, college, community college, or university librarians. We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community." There will be up to 10 librarians awarded $5000 plus a stipend to travel to the national awards ceremony in New York City...

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Reading and Discussion Series at KCL [Published Carriage Towne News - 3 hours ago]
Libraries Play Vital Role in Community Technolo... [Published DailyMe.Com - 16 hours ago]
NLGJA announces LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame i... [Published Windy City Times - 17 hours ago]
Short Takes: Religion Publishing News Briefs, J... [Published PublishersWeekly.com - 17 hours ago]
Libraries support digital readiness with tech t... [Published ALA - 18 hours ago]
School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide [Published District Administration - Jul 23 2014]
ALA, Harwood Institute announce ‘Public Innovat... [Published Noodls - Jul 23 2014]
Literature to share with tweens and teens: Go b... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Jul 23 2014]
Apply to host Shakespeare’s 1623 ‘First Folio’ ... [Published ALA - Jul 22 2014]
Popular technology trainer course with PLA retu... [Published ALA - Jul 22 2014]
New public library data available online [Published ALA - Jul 22 2014]
ALA Files Comments Supporting Net Neutrality [Published Media Bistro - Jul 22 2014]
ALA applauds presidential signing of the workfo... [Published ALA - Jul 22 2014]
AASL releases position statement on the role of... [Published ALA - Jul 22 2014]
Nominate your favorite librarian for the 2014 I... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 22 2014]
Aurora: Santa arrives early for Salvation Army [Published The Beacon News - Jul 22 2014]
Love your Library?? [Published Bedford-Katonah Patch - Jul 22 2014]
Building a Pipeline to Education in Azerbaijan [Published ALA - Jul 22 2014]
'Children and Grief' educational film by Bend c... [Published Oregonian - Jul 21 2014]
YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Heart of Thomas [Published School Library Journal - Jul 21 2014]
The P&L Sheet: Against “Curation” [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jul 19 2014]
The Piracy Problem [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jul 19 2014]
Wild Things on exhibit at Gail Borden [Published Elgin Courier News - Jul 18 2014]
Now More Than Ever, It Is Important to Remember... [Published BuzzFlash.com - Jul 18 2014]
ALA brings library lens to network neutrality d... [Published Noodls - Jul 18 2014]
memoir wins another award [Published Times Union - Jul 17 2014]
Plum woman takes helm of national library assoc... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Jul 17 2014]
Yes, I do have a ‘homosexual agenda’ [Published Malay Mail - Jul 17 2014]
Scarborough librarian a top blogger [Published Keep Me Current - Jul 16 2014]
'Koran by Heart' to be shown July 29 at Bettend... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Jul 16 2014]
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2013-2014 COSLA Survey: Overview Results from t... [Published Full Text Reports... - Jul 14 2014]
2013-2014 COSLA Survey: Overview Results from the American Library Association’s survey of Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (PDF) Source: American Library Association Libraries continue to provide their vital community service despite the cuts ...
Over-filtering in schools and libraries harms e... [Published Full Text Reports... - Jul 10 2014]
Over-filtering in schools and libraries harms education, new ALA report finds Source: American Library Association Schools and libraries nationwide are routinely filtering internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) ...
Urban libraries say they’re getting shortchange... [Published Post Tech - Jul 03 2014]
The Seattle public library. ( lwy  / Flickr) As far too many of us have learned as a result of the recession, the public library is often the only place where out-of-work Americans can go to apply for jobs and unemployment benefits online. In many ...
Urban libraries say they’re getting shortchange... [Published Faster Forward - Jul 03 2014]
The Seattle public library. ( lwy  / Flickr) As far too many of us have learned as a result of the recession, the public library is often the only place where out-of-work Americans can go to apply for jobs and unemployment benefits online. In many ...
PCLOB flops on Internet spying [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - Jul 02 2014]
Today, the Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) released a major report  on the National Security Agency’s Internet surveillance programs. Earlier this year, the PCLOB took a strong stance against telephony spying under Section 215 of ...
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Age of Learning Makes ABCmouse.com Free for Lib... [Published Financial Services - Jun 26 2014]
American Library Association announces 2014 you... [Published PR Newswire - Jan 27 2014]
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