The Public Library Association (PLA) national conference was held in Portland, Oregon March 23 - 27, 2010. If you didn't attend, you can still get great info from the articles and blog posts from the editors of Library Journal and School Library Journal.
Preservation Assistance Grants of up to $6000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities help small and mid-sized institutions — like libraries, town & county records offices, and historical societies — improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. These may include books, photographs, and digital materials.
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is giving away over 1200 new books, videos, CDs, and audiocassettes; apply for your chance to win and add these new materials to your library's collection!
Applicants must demonstrate:
Thursday and Friday, August 13 and 14, 2009
Beginning both days at 11:00 am CST
Register here for free
OPALesence 2009 is two online conferences in one:
The $15,000 award for best small library in America will be given to the public library that most profoundly demonstrates outstanding service to populations of 25,000 or less.
The $3000 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant will be awarded to a single library for the best public awareness campaign incorporating the 2010 National Library Week theme, “Communities thrive @ your library®” and the “@ your library” logo.