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IMLS Announces New Awards to Strengthen Early Learning Activities at Libraries and Museums

“Today, IMLS announced three new awards to engage libraries and museums as key partners in comprehensive early learning strategies. Three separate awards totaling $771,854 will be awarded to the Georgia Public Library Service, OCLC, and the BUILD Initiative. These new investments follow up on recommendations made in Growing Young Minds: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners, a policy report that called upon policymakers, schools, funders, and parents to make full use of these vital, existing community resources.” (via IMLS)

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Winner named for new Lemony Snicket librarian prize

“There are Nobel winners — and now there are Noble winners. A new award — the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity – will be presented to Laurence Copel, the founder of the Lower Ninth Ward Street Library in New Orleans. Known to the children in her neighborhood as the Book Lady, Copel opened a library in her home while living on $350 a week. She also turned her bicycle into a mobile book carrier, making house visits for families who couldn’t leave home.” (via San Francisco)

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AALL Awards 2014 New Product of the Year to Publishing Partners Fastcase and HeinOnline

“The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has named publishing partners Fastcase and William S. Hein & Co., Inc. as joint winners of its 2014 New Product of the Year Award. AALL is recognizing the partners for integrating the Fastcase and HeinOnline legal research library materials. This year, AALL is recognizing the innovation-driven companies for integrating HeinOnline and Fastcase. The partnership combines Hein’s expertise in publishing law journals and historical statutory materials and Fastcase’s experience in publishing American primary law. It offers users of both services a complete, integrated legal research experience. Subscribers to both services can now search law review articles from HeinOnline when conducting research in Fastcase, and can search primary law materials from Fastcase inside HeinOnline.” (via FastCase)

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Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Recipients of 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

“The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the recipients of the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. In its 20th anniversary year, the medals program celebrates excellent institutions that have made a significant impact on individuals, families, and communities across the nation. The award will be presented by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House on May 8. These ten honorees exemplify the nation’s great diversity of libraries and museums and include a natural history museum, a children’s museum, a natural sciences museum, an aquarium, a botanic garden, public library systems, and a book center, hailing from ten states.” (via IMLS)

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\Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Finalists

“The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal, the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community, is celebrating its 20th year of saluting institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.” (via IMLS)

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Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces 20th Anniversary of National Medal Program

“The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the 20th Anniversary of its National Medal for Museum and Library Service program, the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community. In the last twenty years, the Institute of Museum and Library Services has recognized 132 institutions for remarkable community programming and resources. “We are delighted to celebrate this milestone and salute our previous National Medal-winning museums and libraries,” said Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. “In the last twenty years, we have seen institutions adapt and innovate to the shifting needs of their communities, helping us to create a nation of learners. We are proud of the role we have been able to play in recognizing and aiding these organizations’ service to the public.” (via IMLS)

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Four local libraries honored for offering cutting-edge services

“Today, the American Library Association (ALA) recognized four libraries for offering cutting-edge technologies in library services, honoring programs in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Bridgewater, New Jersey; Raleigh, North Carolina; and University Park, Pennsylvania. The recognition, which is presented by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), showcases libraries that are serving their communities using novel and innovative methods. Libraries or library service areas selected will be highlighted through various ALA publications and featured in a program at the ALA Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, June 26-July 1, 2014.” (via ALA)

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10 LIBRARIANS RECEIVE $5,000 AWARDS FOR SERVICE

“Some were praised as inspirations for young people, others for their work on digital projects and still others as tireless researchers. The American Library Association announced Tuesday that 10 librarians were named winners of the I Love My Librarian award. Each will receive $5,000. The awards were based on nominations from more than 1,100 library patrons nationwide and were sponsored by The New York Times and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.” (via The Associated Press)

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Lexis Advance Voted Best Online Legal Research Provider in Annual The Legal Intelligencer “Best Of” Reader Survey

“LexisNexis® Legal & Professional announced today that Lexis Advance, the company’s primary online legal research solution, has been voted the best online legal research provider in The Legal Intelligencer’s “Best Of 2013” survey of Pennsylvania legal professionals. The recognition is one of six category wins for LexisNexis solutions in this year’s survey.” (via LexisNexis.

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Boston Public Library Receives Recognition for Statewide Digitization Work

“Boston Public Library received an award honoring its digitization work for Massachusetts’ Digital Commonwealth at the Griffin Museum of Photography’s eighth annual Focus Awards ceremony. The Focus Awards, held this year on October 19, recognize contributions to the promotion, curation, and presentation of photography. Boston Public Library received the Commonwealth Award, which is given to an organization that brings prominence to the local photographic scene. “We are honored to receive this award for our digitization work,” said Amy E. Ryan, President of the Boston Public Library. “It is our great pleasure to contribute to Digital Commonwealth and help increase access to photos archives, cultural treasures, and other historical materials for people across Massachusetts and around the world.” (via BPL)

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