Represent ALA on IFLA Standing Committees – Applications Due May 1

April 7, 2022 Elois Sharpe 0

Would you like to represent ALA on an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) section standing committee? The biennial appointment process to represent ALA on relevant IFLA standing committees is currently underway for terms running from 2023 through 2027. The ACRL Board of Directors endorses candidates for election […]

2022 ALA Annual Conference Registration Open!

March 9, 2022 David Free 0

Registration is open for the ALA 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and surrounding hotels in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022. Save on registration fees when you register by the March 31 advance deadline! The ALA Annual Conference invites library professionals at all levels of their careers […]

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Information

February 24, 2022 David Free 0

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) was designed to allow workers with careers in public service – including many library workers – to have their federal student loans forgiven after 10 years of payments. In practice, PSLF has not always lived up to its charge. As ALA noted in a 2021 […]

LibLearnX: Library Learning Experience is Coming January 21-24!

January 13, 2022 David Free 0

LibLearnX: Library Learning Experience is happening online January 21-24, 2022 — a completely new conference experience built from the ground up based on years of research, exploration, and input from ALA members like you. LibLearnX is education for library professionals, by library professionals, with a focus on active and applied […]

2022 I Love My Librarian Award Recipients

January 11, 2022 David Free 0

Congratulations to academic librarians Shamella Cromartie, William C. Gibbons, and George D. Oberle on being among the recipients of the 2022 I Love My Librarian Award. ALA received more than 1,300 nominations from library users for this year’s award, which demonstrates the breadth of impact of librarians across the country. Hundreds of nominations […]

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ALA Extends Application Deadline for National Policy Corps to Dec. 15th

December 6, 2021 David Free 0

ALA is extending the application deadline for the fourth cohort of the Policy Corps to Dec. 15, 2021. ALA will recruit up to 12 cohort members for the Corps, an initiative aimed at strengthening advocacy related to key national library policy areas ranging from broadband equity and copyright/licensing to federal funding, privacy, and cybersecurity.   The ALA […]

LibLearnX Advance Registration Deadline Coming Up November 30

November 19, 2021 David Free 0

LibLearnX: Library Learning Experience is happening online January 21-24, 2022 —  a completely new conference experience built from the ground up based on years of research, exploration, and input from ALA members like you. LibLearnX is education for library professionals, by library professionals, with a focus on active and applied […]

ALA Launches New eLearning Website

November 12, 2021 David Free 0

The American Library Association has launched ALA eLearning, a new centralized web portal that brings together the most comprehensive digital collection of professional development for library and information professionals anywhere. As the leading content provider of courses, webinars, and customized eLearning content for both library workers and library institutions of all […]