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Aram Public Library receives 2024 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the Ƶ (ALA), has announced that the Aram Public Library is the recipient of the 2024 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award.

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Core Webinar: Safety by Design

Core hosts the webinar "Safety by Design" on July 17, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Get important safety principles from an experienced security consultant and hear from a group of librarians and library architects putting those principles into real-world contexts.

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Ƶpraises FCC vote to make Wi-Fi hotspots eligible for E-rate funding

The Ƶ welcomes an FCC vote allowing libraries and schools to use tens of millions of dollars in federal E-rate funding each year to purchase Wi-Fi hotspots for lending.

Accepting Applications for the 2025 Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellowship

The Ƶ announces a call for applications for the Lois Ann Gregory-Wood (LAGW) Fellows Program. Visit the LAGW Fellows page for more information about the application process. Lois Ann Gregory-Wood worked at Ƶfor fifty years...

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Myla G. Corn Selected as the 2024 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient

The Ƶ (ALA) has selected Myla G. Corn of Apopka, Florida as the recipient of the 2024 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship. The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active Ƶmember and former member of the ƵCouncil, is awarded to a...

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ƵOpens LibLearnX 2025 Call for Program Proposals

Submit an education program proposal for the 2025 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, taking place January 24-27, 2025, in Phoenix, Arizona. The submission site is open now through August 12.

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Tyler Brady Selected as the 2024 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

The Ƶ (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Tyler Brady of Honea Path, South Carolina as the 2024 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient. The $3,000 award is given to an Ƶor library support staff member to help...

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Rowan Wiebe Selected as the 2024 ƵCentury Scholarship Recipient

The Ƶ (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Rowan Wiebe of Canada as the 2024 Century Scholarship recipient. The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted...

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Practical approaches to inclusive cataloging

CHICAGO — As part of the profession's ongoing EDISJ efforts to redress librarianship’s problematic past, practitioners from across the field are questioning long-held library authorities and standards. They’re undertaking a critical and rigorous re...

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Ƶ’s Annual Conference brought together thousands for library event

More than 13,500 attendees gathered in San Diego, CA, for the largest library event in the world.

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New Public Library Technology Survey report details digital equity roles

Nearly half of libraries now lend internet hotspots; 95% offer digital literacy training CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) today published the 2023 Public Library Technology Survey report. The national survey updates emerging trends around...

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Multnomah County Library chosen as the site of the 2025 Children’s Literature Lecture Award featuring Kyle Lukoff

ALSC's 2025 Children's Literature Lecture Award committee chooses Multnomah County Library System, Portland, Oregon, as the site of the 2025 Children’s Literature Lecture featuring Kyle Lukoff.

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Hohl inaugurated 2024-2025 Ƶpresident

Cindy Hohl, director of policy analysis and operational support at Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library, was inaugurated ƵPresident for 2024-2025 on Tuesday, July 2, at the ƵAnnual Conference in San Diego.

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ƵNominating Committee seeks ƵPresident-elect, ƵTreasurer, & ƵCouncilor at Large candidates for 2025 election

ƵNominating Committee seeks ƵPresident-elect, ƵTreasurer, & ƵCouncilor at Large candidates for 2025 election

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National Climate Action Strategy unveiled at ƵAnnual Conference

Library workers recognize that climate change is one of the biggest challenges to their communities, and a partnership between the Ƶ and the Sustainable Libraries Initiative addresses that challenge.