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Celebrate National Library Workers Day on April 10

CHICAGO – Library employees are crucial to our economy and culture. They help small business owners formulate plans; graduates find funding; children fall in love with reading; grandparents connect with grandchildren; corporations save money and improve products; seniors get comfortable with the latest technology; and students get into gaming. Yet these public servants are rarely recognized publicly. National Library Workers Day is a way to do so.

Since 2003, National Library Workers Day (NLWD) has been celebrated on the Tuesday ... Read the rest

Congratulations to Nine New Certified Public Library Administrators

CHICAGO – The Certified Public Library Administrator Program congratulates nine new graduates since January and the 139 librarian candidates who are progressing through the program.  There are 45 graduates thus far.  Most recent graduates are:

  • Christy Blanchette, Valley Cottage Library (N.Y.)
  • Dawn Bostwick, Nassau County Public Library (Fla.)
  • Charlotte Canelli, Morrill Memorial Library (Mass.)
  • Steve Decker, Cedar City Public Library (Utah)
  • Peg Hooper, Jefferson County Public Library (Colo.)
  • Virginia LaRocque, Loudoun County Public Library (Va.)
  • Janet Loveless, Nassau County Public
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National Library Workers Day and Equal Pay Day coincide on April 12

Continuing the theme “Libraries Work Because We Do!” thousands will celebrate National Library Workers Day (NLWD) and Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 12th 2011. On this day, while library workers and libraries are being commended for their value to their communities, women in all professions will be strategizing about closing the wage gap.  Libraries are not the only places where operations, programs and services depend on the important work done by women.  You can honor women who are ... Read the rest

Update on the Certified Public Library Administrator Program

CHICAGO – The Certified Public Library Administrator Program has 41 graduates and more than 130 librarian candidates.  Learn why they participate in and what they get from the CPLA courses by joining them on a webinar about the Certified Public Library Administrator Program at 2 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 13.

This 30-minute introduction to CPLA will help managers determine whether certification should be part of their future – https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/170171544.  Webinars will be held on the second Wednesday of ... Read the rest

ALA-APA Call For Certification, Publishing, and Fundraising Committee Volunteers

American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) President-elect Molly Raphael has extended the deadline for the call for nominations to 2011-2012 ALA Allied Professional Association committees. Appointments take effect at the conclusion of the 2011 Annual Conference.

Ms. Raphael will fill slots on the following committees:  Certification Program, Certified Public Library Administrator Certification Review, Library Support Staff Certification Review, Promotion and Fundraising, and Publishing Committees(see charges below).

All applicants must complete and submit the electronic 2011-2012 ALA-APA Committee Volunteer Form.  The ... Read the rest

Seeking National Library Workers Day stars in 14 states

CHICAGO – For those with an appreciative and/or competitive spirit, ALA-APA is hosting a contest with no prize other than the knowledge that your state celebrates its library workers publicly on National Library Workers Day (NLWD), Tuesday, April 12.

Yet the following states have no NLWD stars currently submitted: Delaware, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

But there’s still time.  The state with the most NLWD stars will be ... Read the rest

ALA-APA seeks panelists for Annual Conference program on second jobs

CHICAGO – By choice or by necessity, some library staff members work additional jobs to supplement their incomes.  Whether long-term, short-term or seasonal, making the decision to extend the workday can be difficult.

At the American Library Association Annual Conference in June 2011 in New Orleans, the ALA-Allied Professional Association is proposing a program tentatively titled “ The side gig: How to supplement your income in tough economic times.” Potential panelists who have advice about factors to consider when taking ... Read the rest

Certified Public Library Administrator Program celebrates graduates’ success

For Immediate Release
Mon, 11/29/2010 – 09:57

CHICAGO – The Certified Public Library Administrator Program congratulates those who have completed the program. 

The success of the 36 librarians who have completed the required seven managerial courses give credence to the competencies public library managers need to be effective. 

CPLA attracts librarians for many reasons, from those who want to be better at their current positions to those who want a professional development challenge, as well as those who are preparing

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ALA-APA Call for Volunteers

ALA-APA Call For Certification, Publishing, Fundraising, and Better Salaries Committee Volunteers

American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) President-elect Molly Raphael is seeking applications and nominations for appointments to 2011-2012 ALA Allied Professional Association committees. Appointments take effect at the conclusion of the 2011 Annual Conference.

Ms. Raphael will fill slots on the following committees:  Certification Program, Certified Public Library Administrator Certification Review, Library Support Staff Certification Review, Promotion and Fundraising, Publishing, and Salaries and Status of Library Workers (see charges ... Read the rest

LSSC Webinar Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Are you wondering about the benefits and the requirements of the Library Support Staff Certification Program?  ALA-APA is offering an hour-long webinar on Tuesday, November 9, from 3:00-4:00 pm EST, to introduce you to this new program, and help you understand LSSC’s value to LSS, their employers, and library users.  This is also your opportunity to ask questions.  Register for this informative webinar by following this link https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/352562097.... Read the rest