Archive for October 2008

2009 LLAMA/YBP Student Writing and Development Award Seeks Entries

October 28, 2008

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) is now accepting entries for the 2009 LLAMA/YBP Student Writing and Development Award. All students enrolled in a library and information studies graduate program are eligible to submit essays on the theme “Take the lead@yourlibrary.” LAMA President Molly Raphael chose this as her presidential theme for 2009. The […]

Nominations Sought: Hugh Atkinson Award for outstanding academic librarian

October 8, 2008

Nominations for the 2009 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award are due December 5. The award recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians who have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management, and/or library development and research. This award is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual, and vendor […]

$5,000 Award offered for improving library workers’ Salaries, Status

October 7, 2008

The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) is seeking nominees for a $5,000 award, courtesy of the SirsiDynix Corp. Nominees will include individuals and organizations that have made a positive change in the salaries or status of librarians and/or support staff. The Award Jury is looking forward to receiving the stories of champions that have […]

Wrong Numbers Used in HAPLR Report, Says American Libraries

October 2, 2008

American Libraries has discovered an unfortunate error that invalidates the results of Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings published in the October 2008 issue of the magazine of the American Library Association. Thomas J. Hennen Jr., author of this independent study, discovered after the issue was mailed that the figures used in compiling the statistics were […]

ALA/LLAMA 2009 All Online Election

October 1, 2008

Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that the Spring 2009 ALA election will be the Association’s first all online election. Over the last five years, since we first introduced online voting, the number of online voters has steadily grown, with the vast majority of members now voting online. Even more importantly, the introduction of […]

ALA President Announces Virtual Poster Sessions

October 1, 2008

This year, under ALA President Jim Rettig’s leadership, members will have new opportunities to participate in ALA and to communicate their success stories.  One of these opportunities is an ALA-wide virtual poster session.  The first of two poster sessions will debut this fall.  Its focus is “Community Central.” Share ways you are making your library […]