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Share Your Expertise in Librarianship and Creativity or Social Justice

Friday, October 20th, 2017

McFarland Press has issued calls for two anthologies. Creativity for Success and Personal Growth for Librarians; Book Publisher: McFarland Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer. Carol Smallwood, co-editor, Gender Studies in the Library (McFarland, 2017); public library administrator, special, school librarian. One or two chapters sought […]

Stipends for public library health workshop

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Public library workers are invited to apply for a $500 stipend to attend “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” a preconference workshop held at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The one-day preconference (Tuesday, March 20) will review core competencies of providing […]

APPLY NOW: Media Literacy @ Your Library

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

ALA, in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University, invites public libraries to apply for Media Literacy @ Your Library, a pilot program that will train library workers to help their adult patrons become better news consumers. In this six-month learning and prototyping project, ALA and the Center for News Literacy […]

Apply now for the Libraries Ready to Code grant!

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The application for Phase III of the Libraries Ready to Code Grant is open now through August 31. The grant program, sponsored generously by Google, will fund a cohort of school and public libraries to design computational thinking and computer science programs for and with youth, including underrepresented youth.  A total of 25 – 50 […]

Digital Commonwealth 2017 Conference

Monday, March 20th, 2017

“Charting the Digital Future” – 2017 Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference When: April 4, 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Location: The College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Center, Worcester, Massachusetts Keynote: Mary Minow will address fake news literacy and the role of libraries and other cultural heritage institutions in the dissemination, collection and preservation of […]

Digital Commonwealth Conference

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Digital Commonwealth Conference Enhance your knowledge of the development and preservation of digital collections at the 10th annual Digital Commonwealth Conference. April 5, 2015 College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts Keynotes by Society of American Archivists fellows Paul Conway and Richard Pearce-Moses. Additional sessions include: Brookline’s Wild-Sargent House of 1822: New life through digital […]

A Library Card for Every Student

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced “Communities across the U.S. Answer Call for a Library Card for Every Student” on January 19. White House event advances collaborative initiatives of library, school and elected leaders Washington, DC–Mayors, county executives, school superintendents, and library leaders from approximately 50 cities and counties are meeting in Washington, […]

Equal Access on Websites

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Being the 25th anniversary celebration of ADA (American Disabilities Act), every public library will want to consider the following. True equal access to web content is shrouded by the following sobering statistics. Only 5% of the population with visual disabilities own or operate accessibility tools (screen magnifiers and screen readers) for full access to the web. According to Forrester as cited by Ai Squared, […]

Autism in the Library

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Assisting Persons with Autism Librarians can learn best practices and thoughtful ways to assist individuals with autism who are using the library. Project PALS was developed by Florida State University’s College of Communications and Information.  The online course, designed by experts in both the library and autism fields, is a series of four independent, self-paced […]

Reach Tweens and Teens: Thinking Money

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Thinking Money   “strives to teach tweens, teens and their parents, caregivers and educators about financial literacy topics” The ALA Public Programs Office, in partnership with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, is accepting applications for Thinking Money, a traveling exhibition to U.S. public libraries.   Money affects all Americans, but many […]

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