Partial service hours were restored October 11 at the University of Canterbury’s Central Library five weeks after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on September 3 triggered the fall of book stacks and hundreds of thousands of volumes onto the floor facility-wide.
CHICAGO - The American Library Association, International Papers Committee invites proposals for presentations to be made at the next ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Presentations will be delivered at the International Papers Session scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2011.
CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the 2011 Bogle Pratt International Travel Fund, sponsored by the Bogle Memorial Fund and the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science. An award of $1,000 is given to an ALA member to attend his/her first international conference. The nominee must have been an ALA member for one full year.
CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the 2010 John Ames Humphry/ OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship. The award is given to a librarian or person who has made significant contributions to international librarianship. It consists of a prize of $1,000 and a certificate presented at the ALA Annual Conference.
On October 21, Vladimir I. Kozhin, head of Management and Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, officially presented to Librarian of Congress James H. Billington 10 lost U.S. silent films that the Russian State Film Archive (Gosfilmofond) in Moscow has digitally preserved.
CHICAGO - With total damage to libraries and schools from the devastating floods that ravaged large areas of Pakistan in August still to be assessed, the U.S. State Department and the Pakistan Library Association brought together librarians from the United States, India, and Pakistan for a conference in Islamabad Oct.
As part of its 20th-anniversary celebration, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced October 19 the launch of the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library to document the entire collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The IAA will image the entire collection of 900 manuscripts comprising some 30,000 scroll fragments and make the images freely available and accessible on the internet.
CHICAGO -GreenMyParents, a social media youth movement to seed the green economy and save the planet, has joined forces with the American Library Association (ALA) in its effort to rebuild the Petit Goave Public Library in Haiti, which was destroyed by the earthquake last January.