Durham County Library receives first John Iliff Award

  The first PLA Polaris Innovation in Technology John Iliff Award will be given to North Carolina’s Durham County Library on Monday, June 30, 2008, from 5-6:30 p.m., at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The PLA Polaris Innovation in Technology John Iliff Award honors the life and accomplishments of John Iliff, early adopter and champion […]

ALA 2009 Nominating Committee seeks candidates for 2009 election

  The American Library Association (ALA) 2009 Nominating Committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2009 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect and Councilor-at-large. The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer than 50 candidates for the 33 at-large Council seats to be filled in the […]

ALA 2009 Emerging Leaders Application Process Now Open

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2009 class of Emerging Leaders.  Applications can be found at The deadline to apply is July 31. The program is designed to enable more than 100 new librarians to get on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership.  Participants are given the […]

Why are library staff important? See the (NLWD) Stars.

National Library Workers Day (April 15) is fast approaching! It’s not too late to nominate your favorite library employee as an NLWD Star. By submitting Stars, dozens of library staff, users, administrators and friends groups have already shown the world how library workers are crucial to their respective communities. Stars will also be entered into […]

New Technologies SIG: JOIN US!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.14″] We’ve been talking about Library 2.0 for a while now, and there are so many great new technologies out there. But which ones will work for your library? How do you decide whether or not you should implement something? What is the benefit of these new technologies for your library? Join […]

John Lithgow and the Book Donation Challenge

In celebration of the sixth anniversary of the Spoonfuls of Stories® program, Cheerios® will be distributing 100,000 children’s books by John Lithgow to programs serving children in need across the country. YOU can help decide where the books will be donated by answering trivia questions from now through Sunday, June 15, 2008. Every correct answer counts […]

State Library and Archives Middle Managers Symposium

Communication Skills that Bring Real Results:  A Toolkit for Library Managers Program Description The symposium will directly address two key skill sets that are indispensable for professional leaders: (1) The Art and Practice of Asking Effective Questions, and (2) The Nine Key Ground Rules to foster productive workplace conversations that lead to satisfying and rewarding […]

FLA award winners announced

Congratulations to the FLA award winners for 2008. Award presentations will be at the closing session of the FLA conference, April 25, 2008, at the Tradewinds Resort Hotel in St. Pete Beach. Libraries in bold are TBLC members. Congrats!! Library of the Year Award – Pasco County Library System, Linda Allen, Director Betty Davis Miller […]

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