Calendar of Library Events
- ALA Events
- ALA Courses
- ALA Chapter Conferences
- Institutes, Workshops, and Continuing Education Programs
- Online Courses
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Information about events sponsored by ALA and its divisions is also available on the ALA Web page. Visit www.ala.org and go to “Conferences and Events” for additional information, or call 800-545-2433. * Indicates events seeking papers or presenters.
* Oct. 1–4: Library and Information Technology Association National Forum, Salt Lake City, Utah. “Open and Mobile.”
Oct. 18–24: Teen Read Week. “Read Beyond Reality @ your library.”
* Nov. 5–8: American Association of School Librarians National Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina. “Rev Up Learning @ your library.”
Sept. 23–25, 2010: Association for Library Service to Children Institute, Atlanta.
Nov. 4–7, 2010: Young Adult Literature Symposium, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services: This ALA division offers a series of programs and institutes. For information please click here.
Library and Information Technology Association: This ALA division offers a series of programs and institutes. For information, visit their Web site.
Library Leadership, Administration, and Management Association: This ALA division offers a series of programs and institutes. For information, visit their Web site.
Public Programs Office: ALA’s Public Programs Office has a regular series of events of interest to librarians. For information please click here.
Reference and User Services Association: This ALA division offers online educational training, preconferences, programs, and more. For information please click here.
ALA COURSES AND INSTITUTES
Information about classes sponsored by ALA and its divisions is also available on the ALA Web page. Visit www.ala.org and go to “Education and Careers” for additional information. * Indicates institutes seeking papers or presenters.
Aug. 6–7: Serving Diverse Populations, Houston, Texas. Certified Public Library Administrator course sponsored by PLA.
Sept. 16–17: Planning and Management of Buildings, Saratoga Springs. Certified Public Library Administrator course sponsored by PLA.
Oct. 19–20: Marketing, Cleveland, Ohio. Certified Public Library Administrator course sponsored by PLA.
Oct. 27–28: Fundraising, Kansas City, Missouri. Certified Public Library Administrator course sponsored by PLA.
Nov. 12–13: Management of Technology, Mountlake Terrace, Washington. Certified Public Library Administrator course sponsored by PLA.
Ongoing: AASL offers licenses to host several one-day regional institutes: “School Library Advocacy,” “Collaborative Leadership,” “Reading and the Elementary School Library Media Specialist,” “Reading and the Secondary School Library Media Specialist.”
Ongoing: LITA offers licenses to host several one-day regional institutes: “User Centered Design: Design Process and Usability,” “Establishing an Institutional Repository,” “Wireless Networks in Libraries,” and “XML and Libraries.”
Ongoing: LLAMA offers licenses to host several one-day regional institutes.
Ongoing: PLA offers a variety of online courses through e-Learning @ PLA.
Ongoing: ACRL offers a series of podcasts on issues in academic librarianship.
Ongoing: YALSA offers a series of licensed institutes that can be scheduled as organizations desire: “Get Graphic @ your library,” “Power Up with Print,” “Teens and Technology,” and “Beginners Guide to Teens and Libraries.”
ALA CHAPTER CONFERENCES
A listing of state library associations with Web sites is available on the ALA Web page. * Indicates conferences seeking papers or presenters.
Aug. 5–7: Pacific Northwest Library Association, Annual Conference, Missoula, Montana. “A Century of Cooperation, a Legacy of Leadership.”
Sept. 23–26: North Dakota Library Association, Annual Conference, Days Hotel–Grand Dakota Lodge and Conference Center, Dickinson. “Evolution of the Library.”
Sept. 30–Oct. 2: West Virginia Library Association, Annual Conference, Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
Sept. 30–Oct. 3: Idaho Library Association, Annual Conference, Burley.
Sept. 30–Oct. 3: Kentucky Library Association / Kentucky School Media Association, Annual Conference, Galt House Hotel and Suites, Louisville.
Oct. 1–3: Wyoming Library Association, Annual Conference, Hilton Garden Inn Laramie.
Oct. 6–9: Illinois Library Association, Annual Conference, Peoria.
Oct. 6–9: North Carolina Library Association, Annual Conference, Greenville.
Oct. 7–9: Georgia Library Association, Annual Conference, Columbus.
Oct. 7–9: Missouri Library Association, Annual Conference, Holiday Inn Select, Columbia.
Oct. 7–9: South Dakota Library Association, Annual Conference, Aberdeen
Oct. 7–10: Nevada Library Association, Annual Conference, Red Lion Inn, Elko.
Oct. 14–17: New York Library Association, Annual Conference, Niagara Falls.
Oct. 14–16: Minnesota Library Association, Annual Conference, St. Cloud, MN
Oct. 18–20: Indiana Library Federation, Annual Conference, Fort Wayne.
Oct. 18–20: New England Library Association, Annual Conference, Hartford, Connecticut.
Oct. 18 –21: Pennsylvania Library Association, Annual Conference, Harrisburg Hotel, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Oct. 20–23: Mississippi Library Association, Annual Conference, Hattiesburg.
Oct. 20–23: Wisconsin Library Association, Annual Conference, Appleton.
Oct. 21–23: Iowa Library Association, Annual Conference, Des Moines.
Oct. 21–23: Ohio Library Council, Annual Conference, Cleveland.
Oct. 24–27: Arkansas Library Association, Annual Conference, Hot Springs.
Oct. 28–30: Nebraska Library Association, Annual Conference, LaVista.
Oct. 28–30: South Carolina Library Association, Annual Conference, Columbia.
Oct. 29–30: Virginia Library Association, Annual Conference, Williamsburg.
Oct. 30–Nov. 2: California Library Association, Annual Conference, Pasadena.
Nov. 3–6: Michigan Library Association, Annual Conference, Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel, Lansing.
Nov. 12: Hawaii Library Association, Annual Conference, Oahu.
Nov. 19–22: California School Library Association, Annual Conference, Ontario.
Nov. 19–21: Colorado Association of Libraries, Annual Conference, Denver.
Dec. 7–9: Arizona Library Association, Annual Conference, Glendale, AZ
Includes conferences in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. See the International Events section for conferences in other countries. * Indicates conferences seeking papers or presenters.
Aug. 23–23: Papermania Plus Antiques Extravaganza, XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut.
Sept. 11–13: Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference, Gaitlinburg, Tennessee.
Sept. 16–17: OCLC Digital Forum West, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. “Convergence: Where Metadata and Access Meet for Digital Discovery and Delivery.”
Sept. 17: Ohio Preservation Council, 25th Anniversary Symposium, Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio. “Celebrating Paper.
Sept. 22–23: Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Athenaeum of Philadelphia. “Focusing on Photographs: Identification and Preservation.”
Sept. 25: Chicagoland Drupal4Lib BoF, Metropolitan Library System, Chicago.
Oct. 1–4: National Diversity in Libraries Conference, Marriott Louisville Downtown, Kentucky, “Spectrum of the Future.”
Oct. 2–3: Santa Fe Antiquarian Book Show, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Oct. 2–4: North Texas Book and Paper Show, Amon G Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall, Fort Worth, Texas.
Oct. 4: Michigan Antiquarian Book and Paper Show, Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan.
* Oct. 4–9: National Media Market, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort, Lexington, Kentucky.
Oct. 10–11: Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair and Book Arts Show, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
* Oct. 19–22: National Streams of Language, Memory, and Lifeways Conference for Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, Portland, Oregon.
Oct. 20–21: Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Atlanta History Center. “A Race Against Time: Preserving Our Audiovidual Media.”
Oct. 21 –23: Ohio Educational Library Media Association Conference, Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. "Educating 21st-Century Leaders."
Oct. 21 –23: Ohio Library Council, Convention and Expo, Renaissance Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio.
Nov. 5: OCLC Digital Forum East, Arlington (Va.) Public Library.
Nov. 7: Buckeye Book Fair, Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster.
* Nov. 6–11: American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Submit draft papers and technical session proposals by Jan. 28.
Nov. 9: Brick and Click: An Academic Library Symposium, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville.
Nov. 11–14: Museum Computer Network, Annual Conference, Doubletree Hotel–Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon. “Museum Information, Museum Efficiency: Doing More with Less!”
Jan. 20–21: Atmospheric Science Librarians International, 13th Annual Conference, Atlanta. “Integrating Weather, Climate, and Social Studies: Challenges and Opportunities for Librarians.”
Apr. 28–30, 2010: Off-Campus Library Services Conference, Cleveland Marriott Downtown.
Aug. 4–9, 2010: National Conference of African American Librarians, Birmingham, Alabama.
INSTITUTES, WORKSHOPS, AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
INSTITUTES, WORKSHOPS, AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
* Indicates institutes seeking papers or presenters.
Nov. 6: Brick and Click Libraries, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville.
Academic Impressions offers a series of professional development conferences of interest to librarians.
American Association of Law Libraries: The AALL offers a series of professional development workshops.
Amigos Library Services: Amigos offers a series of training classes to improve the technical skills of librarians.
Association of Research Libraries: ARL offers a series of institutes and programs aimed at improving skills of library management and staff.
Center for Intellectual Property: Ongoing workshop series.
Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents, California State University/San Marcos offers seminars and workshops of interest to librarians.
Central Florida Library Cooperative: The library cooperative offers a series of ongoing workshops of interest to librarians at locations throughout central Florida.
The Foundation Center: This nonprofit organization offers a regular series of seminars and workshops on securing grants and proposal writing.
Illinois State Library: The Illinois State Library has a series of institutes and continuing education programs of interest to librarians.
Infopeople offers a series of online and in-person workshops on library-related topics.
Long Island Library Resources Council: The council offers a series of continuing education programs for librarians.
Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers, summer 2009.
Michigan Library Consortium: The consortium offers a series of ongoing workshops of interest to librarians.
National Council of Teachers of English: The council sponsors conventions and other professional meetings concerning the teaching of English at all levels.
Palinet: The organization offers workshops concerning new library technologies.
Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science offers an ongoing series of onsite workshops. Spring/Summer 2007 workshops include: “Children’s Literature: The 100 Best Books for Children,” “Get Your Game On! Gaming in Libraries,” “Out From Behind the Desk: Helping Librarians Develop Their Public Voice,” and “Revitalize Your LIS Career.”
Southeastern Library Network: Numerous workshops of interest to librarians are offered at locations through the southeastern U.S.
Special Libraries Association: SLA has an ongoing professional development program with events and distance education programs at varying locations.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: The school offers a series of continuing professional development courses.
University of Toronto: Continuing Education Program, Faculty of Information Studies. The university has an ongoing continuing education program offering courses of interest to librarians.
University of Utah: Academic Outreach and Continuing Education Program. The University of Utah is offering four independent study courses of interest to librarians: Reference Work, Selection of Library Materials, Cataloging and Classification, and Management of the Library Media Center.
University of Wisconsin/Madison, School of Library and Information Studies: The school offers a series of workshops and events of interest to librarians.
University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, School of Information Studies: The school offers a series of workshops and events of interest to librarians.
Utah State University offers a graduate-level program called Online Learning Communities in Education and Training.
Ongoing: ALA and the Southeast Florida Library Information Network offer ALA members more than 1,500 e-learning courses from Element K.
Ongoing: SirsiDynix offers podcasts as a means of sharing its web seminars with library and information professionals.
Ongoing: Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science offers an ongoing series of online workshops. Spring/Summer 2007 workshops include: “Creating Online Tutorials; A Designer’s Challenge,” “Marketing Your Library,” “Podcasting Boot Camp,” and “Working with Students with Special Needs in School Libraries.”
Ongoing: PALINET offers live and self-paced online workshops as well as a series of “Technology Conversations” podcasts.
Ongoing: University of Washington Information School offers “InfoSpeak,” a series of student-produced podcasts showcasing leaders in various areas of information access and awareness.
Ongoing: Online Programming for All Libraries offers a variety of interactive online programs for library staff and library users. Johnson County (Kans.) Library has announced a monthly series of professional development opportunities for librarians that will be offered through the OPAL collaborative on the third Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time.
Ongoing: The Special Libraries Association offers online courses for members interested in participating in its competitive intelligence certificates program.
Ongoing: The University of North Texas offers a variety of online courses for librarians. “Budget and Finance,” “Fundraising and Grantsmanship,” and “Planning and Management of Buildings” are 8-week courses with new sessions beginning every two months, and are approved for the ALA-APA’s Certified Public Library Administrator certification.
Ongoing: Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis and the Institute for Museum and Library Services offers “Shaping Outcomes,” an instructor-mediated online short course in outcome-based planning and evaluation for museum and library professionals. Courses are offered throughout 2008.
Ongoing: Linworth Publishing offers the “Linworth @ The Forefront,” series of author webinars.
Ongoing: Infopeople offers a series of online and in-person workshops on library-related topics.
Ongoing: NISO offers a series of webinars on library-related topics.
Ongoing: SOLINET offers a series of online classes.
* Indicates conferences seeking papers or presenters.
Oct. 30–Nov. 1: Liber Berlin, antiquarian book fair, Schlüterhof des Zeughauses im DHM, Berlin, Germany.
Aug. 23–27: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, World Library and Information Congress, Fiera Milano Convention Centre, Milan, Italy. “Libraries Create Futures: Building on Cultural Heritage.”
Sept. 2–4: International Association of School Librarianship, Annual Conference, Abano Terme, Padua, Italy.
Sept. 8–11: International Conference for Digital Libraries and the Semantic Web, University of Trento, Italy.
Sept. 27–Oct. 1: International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers, 35th Annual Conference, Brugge and Oostende, Belgium. “Confluence of Ideas: Evolving to Meet the Challenges of Global Change.”
Oct. 12–14: LIANZA Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand. “he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.”
Oct. 15–16: Internet Librarian International, Novotel London West, London.
Oct. 20 –22: Interlending and Document Supply, Hannover, Germany.
Feb. 4–6, 2010: Indian Board on Books for Young People Conference on Children's Libraries, New Delhi. “Building a Book Culture.”
Sept. 27 –Oct. 2: European Conference on Digital Libraries, Corfu, Greece.
Nov. 17 –Dec. 11: SOIMA 2009: Safeguarding sound and image collections, New Delhi, India.
By Sept. 15: The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers $500 minigrants to support children's programs at public libraries and public school libraries.
Ongoing: Libri Foundation Books For Children Grants will match $50 to $350 raised by local sponsors on a 2-to-1 ratio to help small, rural public libraries buy children’s books. The foundation makes grants three times a year, with deadlines of Apr. 15, July 15, and Dec. 15.
Ongoing: The ALA Honor Roll Website will acknowledge libraries that are champions of staff support and development, that provide support to their employees to attend work-related workshops, conferences, and/or classes. Sponsored by the Programs and Special Projects Working Group of the Better Salaries and Pay Equity Task Force. Submit an electronic application.
Ongoing: The Staples Foundation for Learning makes quarterly grants to programs from 501(c)(3) organizations that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth.
Ongoing: The Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust makes grants of up to $5,000 on a rolling basis to school and public libraries seeking to offer innovative programs that promote reading for pleasure for young adults.
Events of primarily local interest, such as library book sales, can be found and promoted through local media.
Oct. 10–11: West Virginia Book Festival, Charleston.