Volume 8, No. 5 • May 2011


  • Information Literacy/Library Instruction for Non-Traditional College Students

    [Editor’s note:  This article was inspired by an article by Jennifer Meyer, who wrote about being a librarian in a for-profit university in the March 2011 issue.]

    Many instructional challenges face academic librarians as they move from a passive role (the staid librarian waiting for patrons behind a desk) to more actively engaging students who might hesitate to approach a reference librarian. With so many forms of communication and access to online information, … Read the rest


Career Advancement


  • The Library Support Staff Certification Program Recognizes Library Assistant Graduates

    The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) announced today that it has completed agreements with three Library Assistant Training Programs that will allow their graduates to receive the LSSC without having to further demonstrate their skills and knowledge. These programs include the Library and Information Technology Program at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois; the Library Technical Assistant program at the Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Indiana; and the Library Technology Program at Palomar College in San Marcos, … 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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  • How Did You Celebrate National Library Workers Day?

    National Library Workers Day worked because you did! ALA-APA received 499 Stars nominations in 2011. This year, to accompany descriptions of stellar achievements, ALA-APA encouraged nominators to submit photos of Star employees. And nominating Star employees is only one way library employees and patrons around the world recognized the efforts of their local library workers. Below we profile several NLWD celebrations from around the country.

    Charting the Stars
    Sixty-two percent of 2011 nominees work in public libraries, … Read the rest


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