[Michlib-l] ALA News: Libraries 'Keep the Light On' during Banned Books Week

Jennifer L. Dean deanjl at udmercy.edu
Tue Sep 10 18:09:24 EDT 2019

Libraries ‘Keep the Light On’ During Banned Books Week<http://bit.ly/34Bj26w>

Don’t be left in the dark this Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28, 2019). The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) offers several resources and activities for libraries and readers that highlight the Banned Books Week 2019 theme “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On.” Read more<http://bit.ly/34Bj26w>

ALA announces National Library Legislative Day to be held in May 2020
<http://bit.ly/2LHjsj4>The American Library Association announced today that the 45th annual National Library Legislative Day will be held May 4-5, 2020, at the Georgetown Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day educational advocacy event designed to gather hundreds of library workers, supporters, leaders, patrons and community stakeholders in Washington, D.C., to learn from policy experts and to raise awareness among federal legislators about how and why libraries are vital to communities across America. Read more<http://bit.ly/2LHjsj4>

PLA announces regional workshops on space planning for libraries<http://bit.ly/34ErhOX>

To increase local training opportunities for public library staff, the Public Library Association (PLA) is partnering with Multnomah County (Oregon) Library, Palo Alto (California) City Library and Jacksonville (Florida) Public Library to offer regional workshops on space-planning for libraries. Read more<http://bit.ly/34ErhOX>

Library Building Projects 101 – Planning, Design, and Construction: a two-day workshop with optional third day site tour<http://bit.ly/2LINNxG>

The Library Leadership and Management Association’s (LLAMA) Buildings and Equipment Community of Practice will present “Library Building Projects 101 – Planning, Design, and Construction,” on Oct. 18-20, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.  This two-day workshop and optional third-day site tour will delve into the many facets related to your next Library Building project. Intended for librarians, library staff, trustees, and architects, this workshop will examine critical topics through lectures and discussions. Read more<http://bit.ly/2LINNxG>

ACRL seeks nominations for 2020 awards recognizing outstanding achievements in academic librarianship<http://bit.ly/2LHfh6S>

Every year, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) celebrates the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of academic and research librarians across North America. Made possible by generous corporate support, the annual presentation of ACRL’s awards, grants, and fellowships enables ACRL to honor the very best in academic librarianship. This year, ACRL once again seeks to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of its peers. Read more<http://bit.ly/2LHfh6S>


Volunteer Form for ALA, Council, and Joint Committees closes Sept. 30, 2019<http://bit.ly/34D8iVd>

Nominations open for 2020 IFRT John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award<http://bit.ly/2LL3BzI>

Social Responsibilities Round Table seeks applications for 2020 Herb Biblo Travel Grants<http://bit.ly/34A2jjP>

Carnegie-Whitney Awards up to $5,000 for Guides to Library Resources<http://bit.ly/34Bn8vq>

Incubating creativity at your library<http://bit.ly/34CCC20>

AASL’s new resource for strengthening leadership style and skills<http://bit.ly/2LH5KfZ>

A new edition of Ross’s acclaimed business reference guide<http://bit.ly/2LBgPPu>

PLA to present webinar on trauma-informed approach to library service<http://bit.ly/34AXZkd>

PLA to share digital skill-building tools in free September webinar<http://bit.ly/34CW7aI>
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