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2014-09-04 08:27:32

Grants available to libraries to fund programs and resources for adult English language learners in Dollar General communities CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With assistance of a $327,512 grant awarded from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to the American Library Association, libraries are now eligible to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to support programs aimed at enhancing adult literacy through The American Dream Starts @ your library®...

2014-08-28 12:25:13

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of the exceptional public, school, college, community or university librarians. Nominations will run through September 12 and are being accepted online at http://atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian. Up to...

2014-06-29 00:20:53

LAS VEGAS, June 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 the medal for fiction, and "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism," byDoris Kearns Goodwin received the medal for...

2014-06-28 08:20:43

"The Lure of Learning" design represents the human desire for knowledge. LAS VEGAS, June 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World Book, Inc., a leading publisher of print and digital education and reference materials, today announced at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, the SPINESCAPE(® )design for the forthcoming 2015 edition of The World Book Encyclopedia®, today's quintessential English-language print general encyclopedia. "World Book's aim is to...

2014-06-25 23:16:46

In advance of the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Library Journal (LJ) and BiblioBoard are pleased to announce the launch of beta versions of the LJ SELF-e platform and curation service at the following library systems: Los Angeles Public Library, San Diego County Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Arizona State Library through Reading Arizona; and statewide in Massachusetts through the Massachusetts eBook Project. Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB)...

2014-06-25 23:07:27

LEID Products to showcase the iLibrary System – an innovative self-service express library solution - to show librarians how to maintain budget while expanding library services and hours to patrons in bordering communities. Auburn Hills, MI (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 LEID Products, LLC, the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced it will attend the 2014 American Libraries Association Annual Conference, taking place June 26...

2014-06-25 12:25:28

Library and information science education funding supports building diverse workforce CHICAGO and ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Libraries serve as the foundation for life-long learning in our society but as they transform, the need for a new generation of culturally diverse librarians becomes critical. The American Library Association (ALA) announced Library Champion ProQuest will broaden the scope of its longstanding support for the Spectrum Scholarship Program....

2014-04-28 08:29:05

El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) April 30 CHICAGO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our nation is becoming more diverse, and libraries are working to step up to the challenge of providing multilingual and multicultural resources. Demographers predict that by the year 2050, African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanics and Native Americans will constitute the majority of Americans....

2014-04-14 00:21:43

Trends show that libraries continue to transform to meet demand, but school libraries feel the pain of tight budgets CHICAGO, April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Libraries continue to transform to meet society's changing needs, and more than 90 percent of the respondents in an independent national survey said that libraries are important to the community. But school libraries continue to feel the combined pressures of recession-driven financial tightening and federal neglect, according...

2014-04-07 00:21:52

CHICAGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The medals are awarded for the best fiction and nonfiction books written for adults in the previous year and published in the U.S. As part of an announcement and medal presentation event at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas in June, each winning author will...


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