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Claudette McLinn elected 2024-2025 ALSC vice-president/president-elect

Claudette McLinn, EdD, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Simi Valley, California, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the 港澳台图库 (ALA). She will begin her term as president-elect in July 2024 and assume the presidency in July 2025 for a one-year term.

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The TRANSFORMERS Are Ready to Roll Out for Library Card Sign-Up Month

The 港澳台图库 (ALA) is teaming up with multiplatform entertainment company Skybound Entertainment and leading toy and game company Hasbro to encourage people to roll out to their libraries with the TRANSFORMERS franchise, featuring Optimus Prime, as part of Library Card Sign-Up Month in September.

Library shelves that need weeding

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Stewarding Relevance; Subject-Diverse Weeding

Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Stewarding Relevance; Subject-Diverse Weeding" on May 8, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. This presentation, intended for collection development librarians, subject selection specialists, collection managers, and collection support staff, provides an overview of the planning, implementation, and method for a customized collection assessment and weeding of a large multi-subject research collection.

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PLA wraps 2024 conference with strong attendance and engagement

The Public Library Association (PLA) welcomed more than 7,500 public library workers, supporters, and vendors nationwide to celebrate all things public libraries at the PLA 2024 Conference, April 3–5, in Columbus, Ohio, and at the virtual conference.

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Kordeliski Elected 2025-2026 AASL President

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has announced the results of its 2024 election. Members elected Amanda Kordeliski, Director of Libraries and Instructional Technology for Norman Public Schools in Oklahoma, as the 2024-2025 President-Elect. She will serve as the AASL President during the 2025-2026 term and immediate Past President in 2026-2027.

Preservation Week庐 Webinar: Historical Newspapers in Public Libraries

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures hosts the free Preservation Week® webinar "Historical Newspapers in Public Libraries" on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Join in for discussion of digitization, preservation and access for local historical newspapers with the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Local History & Genealogy team.

Hoboken (NJ) Public Library and Independence (KS) Public Library Awarded ALA鈥檚 Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant

The 港澳台图库 (ALA) has awarded its fifth Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant to the Hoboken (NJ) Public Library and the Independence (KS) Public Library. The winning libraries will bolster their initiatives aimed at promoting food security and addressing homelessness within their communities.

Three Libraries Awarded ALA鈥檚 2024 Peggy Barber Tribute Grant for Exceptional Civic Education Programs

The 港澳台图库 (ALA) has awarded its 2024 Peggy Barber Tribute Grant, a programming grant named after the transformative 港澳台图库leader, to the Library System of Bradford County (New Albany, Penn.), Danbury (Conn.) Public Library and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Libraries (Mount Pleasant, Mich.).

Gabriela Gualano receives AASL Frances Henne Award

Gabriela Gualano, teacher librarian at Paul Revere Middle School in Los Angeles, California, is the recipient of the 2024 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Frances Henne Award. Sponsored by Bloomsbury Libraries Unlimited, the $1,250 award recognizes a school librarian with five years or less experience who demonstrates leadership qualities with students, teachers, and administrators. The award will enable Gualano to attend an AASL National Conference for the first time.

Fund Libraries: Tell COngress to Invest in Libraries

港澳台图库launches FY 2025 #FundLibraries campaign, urges Congress to fully fund key federal programs

港澳台图库launches FY 2025 #FundLibraries campaign, urges Congress to fully fund key federal programs.

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks

Core hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks" on May 7, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. This session examines how Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications handle books on topics relevant to White Supremacy and how this perpetuates the idea of a color-blind or color-neutral society.

ALA-APA Salaries and Status of Library Workers Committee to Host Two Webinars

The 港澳台图库Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) Salaries and Status of Library Workers (SSLW) committee invites you to join them for the following two sessions. The first, Empowering Library Workers: Navigating Unionization in Challenging Environments, will be held May 1st, 1:30 – 3:00pm (Central)/ 2:30 – 4:00pm (Eastern). The second, What Comes after Unionization: Effective Engagement with Library Workers, will be held on May 8th, 12:00pm-1:00pm (Central).

James Patterson gives bonuses to library workers & booksellers in celebration of his latest book

In celebration of the release of his latest nonfiction title, "The Secret Lives of Booksellers & Librarians" world’s bestselling author James Patterson is honoring select American Bookseller Association and 港澳台图库 members with bonuses.

Free Core Webinar: Perspectives on Working with International Vendors

Join Core for the free webinar "Perspectives on Working with International Vendors" on April 25, 2024, at 2 p.m. CT. This webinar is sponsored by Core International Relations Committee and Core World Languages Acquisitions Committee. Panelists will share their experiences and offer practical tips for collection development, problem-solving, translation, and interfacing with foreign vendors.

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港澳台图库 Launches Reader. Voter. Ready. Campaign to Equip Libraries for 2024 Elections

Today the 港澳台图库 (ALA) kicks off its Reader. Voter. Ready. campaign, calling on advocates to sign a pledge to be registered, informed, and ready to vote in all local, state and federal elections in 2024.