[Michlib-l] ALA News - January 8, 15, & 22

Jennifer L. Dean deanjl at udmercy.edu
Thu Jan 24 10:33:06 EST 2019

Hello, all -

Belated Happy New Year! Back on track with the ALA News - thank you for waiting on me. I'm off to Midwinter & looking forward to representing our libraries & library people on behalf of MLA. I'll have updates for you soon.

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In the meantime, please read on. Thank you for all you do!



Due to a brief holiday hiatus, today’s expanded issue of ALA News also includes items posted after Dec. 18

Jeanne Theoharis to keynote 20th annual King observance and Sunrise Celebration
Professor and author Jeanne Theoharis will deliver the keynote address at the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Seattle. The 2019 Celebration will be held from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 in the Sheraton Grand Seattle Metropolitan Ballroom. Read more

Library community grieves tragic loss of Amber Clark of Sacramento Public Library
Amber Clark, Sacramento Public Library’s North Natomas branch supervisor, was fatally wounded by a gunman in the library’s parking lot as she sat in her vehicle on the evening of Dec. 11. Since the time of this tragic event, the American Library Association (ALA) has contacted colleagues in Sacramento, California to offer resources and support.
ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo released a statement regarding ALA resources available to ALA members and how the library community can lend additional support. Read more

PLA to offer regional symposia on equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice in libraries
The Public Library Association (PLA) has released the schedule for its highly anticipated symposium on equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice (EDISJ). The symposium Social Justice and Public Libraries: Equity Starts with Us will be offered three times in 2019, in Denver, Charleston, S.C. and Chicago.Read more

Host libraries sought for 2019 PLA Inclusive Internship Initiative
The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications from public libraries interested in participating in PLA's Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) for the summer of 2019. In alignment with PLA’s strategic goal related to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, III was piloted in 2017 as a pathway program to increase diversity in public librarianship. The initiative has been a tremendous success, and PLA is proud to offer III once again with the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (grant RE-00-17-0129-17). Read more

ALCTS appoints Stephen Hearn as ALA representative to NARDAC
The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has appointed Stephen Hearn, metadata strategist at the University of Minnesota Libraries, as ALA representative to the North American RDA Committee (NARDAC). He will serve a three-year term as the ALA representative beginning in January 2019, with eligibility for a single three-year re-appointment upon approval. Read more

ALSC seeks member content editor for Everyday Advocacy
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member content editor for its Everyday Advocacy (EA) website and "Everyday Advocacy Matters" newsletter. The mission of Everyday Advocacy is to educate youth services librarians on the importance of advocacy and to provide them with tools to assist in articulating their own value within the library profession and community. Applications for this position are due Feb. 4, 2019. Read more<http://bit.ly/2VAX2nz>

A new edition of the classic RA guide to genre fiction by Wyatt and Saricks

Hider’s updated text on information resource description

Milo Ventimiglia and much more in new spring ALA Graphics catalog

Library Website Rehab

Spring 2019 PLA Leadership Academy participants announced

50 public libraries selected for American Creed: Community Conversations programming grants

Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant deadline extended to Feb. 8

AASL opens nominations for 2019 Social Media Superstars

Jim Belair wins a year of free AASL membership

ACRL accepting applications for 2019 Academic Library Impact Research Grants and Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships

Choice sharing curated extracts of the 2018 Outstanding Academic Titles list with non-subscribers

January 15

Meet the 2019 Intellectual Freedom Bloggers
Eager and willing to start 2019 with trending news about book challenges, intriguing interviews of authors and librarians and authoritative content from the a broad range of library fields, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is introducing 10  new bloggers in addition to five strong voices who continue to share thought provoking original content about a core value of the librarian profession.
The Intellectual Freedom Blog’s purpose is to educate and encourage discussions about intellectual freedom principles and promote the value of libraries, librarians, and professional membership in the American Library Association (ALA). The blog is managed and edited by staff of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) to raise awareness of time-sensitive news, issues in the field, upcoming events, helpful resources, and the work of members. Read more

Brakel and Carroll Seek 2020-2021 AASL Presidency
AASL members Lisa Brakel and Kathy Carroll will seek the 2020-2021 AASL presidential term during the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) election. Read more

New ALA Annual Preconference: Using Design Thinking to Create Transformative Learning Experiences

Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant deadline extended to Feb. 8

EBSCO and ALA award five scholarships for librarians to attend ALA Midwinter

Moniz receives YALSA’s 2019 Innovation Award

How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library

Getting the Most Out of Library Volunteers

Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning

Cataloging for Newbies

Making Games and Online Interactive Content

U.S. Copyright Law in the Library: A Beginner's Guide

Dealing with Mental Health on the Front Lines

ACRL releases The Globalized Library: American Academic Libraries and International Students, Collections, and Practices

January 22

ALA’s Libraries Ready to Code awards 10 "Promising Practice" libraries for broadening participation and diversity in CS Ed programs
The American Library Association’s (ALA) Libraries Ready to Code initiative, sponsored by Google, has announced 10 libraries to receive a “Promising Practice” award for programs they designed for Computer Science Education (CS Ed) Week in December 2018. Read more

2019 Google Policy Fellowship applications now open
The American Library Association announces the opening of the application process for the prestigious Google Policy Fellowship program.
For the summer of 2019, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA policy office in Washington, D.C., learning about national policy and its impacts on the library and information science field and completing a major research project. ALA’s Google Policy Fellow will work closely with ALA staff to explore, alongside all of the Google Fellow cohort, diverse areas of information policy, ranging from digital copyright, net neutrality, digital divide, and other broadband policy, to open access to information, privacy, and freedom of expression. The Washington Office was a founding participant of the program in 2008. Read more

Meeting room policies, displays and drag queen storytimes to be discussed at ALA Midwinter Meeting
Meeting room policies, drag queen storytimes, research databases, and library book displays have made headlines and sparked controversy in libraries. At the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) will host “Intellectual Freedom and the Law: Issues and Updates for Meeting Rooms, Drag Queen Storytimes, and Library Displays.” The program will provide information about the legal issues surrounding these topics, as well as guidance on crafting library policies that protect and meet the needs of the library and its community; uphold intellectual freedom; and comply with the law. The program will provide ample time for audience questions and discussion.
This “News You Can Use” session is presented by Theresa Chmara, general counsel of the Freedom to Read Foundation, and moderated by Deborah Caldwell-Stone, deputy director of OIF.Read more

ALA joins W.K. Kellogg Foundation in observance of 2019 National Day of Racial Healing
The American Library Association (ALA) will join the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and organizations across the country in observing the 2019 National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
On Jan. 22, thousands will celebrate our common humanity and take collective action toward a more just and equitable world. Read more

Dr. Clara Chu receives 2019 EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award
Dr. Clara M. Chu, director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, is the recipient of the 2019 American Library Association Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Distinguished Librarian Award. The Distinguished Librarian Award recognizes significant accomplishments in library services that are national or international in scope and include improving, spreading, and promoting multicultural librarianship. Read more

Booklist announces July 2019 as Graphic Novels in Libraries Month
July 2019 will be Booklist’s Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, an innovative, first-of-its-kind program through which the American Library Association’s review journal for public libraries will forge key partnerships between libraries and publishers while providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages.Read more

PLA develops early childhood literacy activity calendars
The Public Library Association (PLA) has developed a new product designed to boost early childhood literacy programming in libraries, schools and daycare centers. PLA's 2019 Early Childhood Literacy Activity Calendar is now available for sale. Based on the core practices of Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library, PLA's parent-education initiative, the publication emphasizes activities involving reading, writing, singing, talking, playing and counting. Read more

Wilson named member manager of YALSAblog
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Tess Wilson, Outreach Librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), as the new member manager of the YALSAblog. Read more

YALSA names 2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults
The list consists of 69 titles selected from 108 official nominations, which were posted and discussed in blogposts on The Hub. From the full list, a top ten list will be available after the Best Fiction for Young Adults Teen Feedback Session takes place at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Read more

YALSA names 2019 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
The list consists of 39 titles; with 35 fiction and 3 nonfiction audiobooks, selected from 62 official nominations, which were posted and discussed in blogposts on The Hub.
The list is aimed towards young adults aged 12-18 and is drawn from the previous year of spoken-word releases. The committee listened to over 300 titles this year in their quest to choose a myriad of audiobooks that would appeal to all subsects of the teen audience. Read more

YALSA names 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
The list consists of 138 titles selected from 205 official nominations, which were posted and discussed in blogposts on The Hub. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. Read more

YALSA announces 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults
The list consists of 50 titles selected from 120 nominations, which were posted and discussed in blogposts on The Hub. The list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who are not avid readers for a variety of reasons. Read more

New books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting in Seattle

Igniting a spirit of inquiry in students

An update to the classic Mother Goose on the Loose pre-literacy resource

Motivating Students on a Time Budget

Strategies for Coping with Toxic People

Glass selected as YALSA’s 2019 Board Fellow

Travel with ASGCLA-Ireland 2019

Jennifer L. Dean
Dean, Libraries & Instructional Technology
University of Detroit Mercy

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