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LIBRARY HONORS CAROLE KING WITH US POP MUSIC PRIZE

“Carole King isn’t done with music – not yet anyway.

The 71-year-old singer-songwriter known for such hits as “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got A Friend” was awarded the nation’s highest prize for popular music in a concert Tuesday. She received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the Library of Congress and will be honored Wednesday by President Barack Obama at the White House” (via Associated Press)

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National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Be Awarded Today at White House

“This afternoon, in a White House ceremony in the East Room, First Lady Michelle Obama will join Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Director Susan Hildreth to present the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 museums and libraries from across the country. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.” (via IMLS)

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Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Recipients of 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

“The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the recipients of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.” (via Institute of Museum and Library Services)

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Library of Congress wins special Grammy Award for work to preserve historic audio recordings

“The music industry is honoring the Library of Congress with a special Grammy Award on Wednesday night for its work over the past decade to preserve historic audio recordings, along with honors for Jennifer Hudson. The Recording Academy planned to present its Grammys on the Hill Award to the library at an event in Washington, featuring appearances by producer Clive Davis, singer Yolanda Adams and others.” (via AP)

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LexisNexis Solutions Win Six Categories in Annual National Law Journal Reader Survey

“LexisNexis® Legal & Professional announced today that its legal technology solutions have won top ratings in six categories and recognition in 11 categories overall in the recently released results of the “2013 Best of the National Law Journal” reader survey.” (via Lexis Nexis)

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Aaron Swartz to Be Honored by Library Association

“The Internet activist Aaron Swartz will be awarded the American Library Association’s James Madison Award on Friday as part of the group’s Freedom of Information Day event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Mr. Swartz, who committed suicide in January in the midst of a federal prosecution for document theft, will be honored for his efforts to promote open access to research and government information, according to the group’s president, Maureen Sullivan.”

via NYTimes.com

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Columbia University Libraries Receives CLIR Hidden Collections Grant for Human Rights Archives

“Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the receipt of a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) grant to support the project, “Documenting Advocacy: Human Rights Collections in the Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research.” As part of the “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program,” CLIR administers this national effort with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The $242,500 grant will fund the processing of three collections over a twenty-eight month period: the archives of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Southern Africa Project, the Physicians for Human Rights, and Human Rights First.”

via Columbia University Libraries

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Stanford Libraries award prizes for international innovation

“The first winners of the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries are the Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France) and the Miguel de Cervantes Digital Library in Spain. The Stanford Libraries’ new annual award celebrates groundbreaking programs, projects and services for research libraries anywhere in the world. Commendations of merit went to Australia’s Griffith University and the New York Public Library.”

via Stanford Report

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California State Library’s Transforming Life After 50 website

“The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) has awarded California State Library’s Transforming Life After 50 (TLA50) website the Rebranding Aging Silver Award in its Best Website category for 2012. The awards, presented at the 11th Annual ICAA Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 29, were awarded as part of ICAA’s Changing the Way We Age® Campaign, given to organizations that exemplify exciting new ideas on aging, which help to break stereotypes about older consumers. Submissions were made by 70 organizations in the United States and Canada. The judges are experts on marketing to the 50+ population. Colin Milner, CEO of ICAA states, “The quality of this year’s submissions is stellar. We’re seeing that, increasingly, marketers are not only understanding the older consumer, but are inspired to creatively engage them.” Categories in the judging included websites, direct mail, brochures, and advertising. TLA50 won a silver award for its website because the “content was easily accessible in multiple formats,” and “for positioning this life stage in a realistic, uplifting way,” according to the judges.”

via California State Library

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Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Naperville libraries are top-shelf

“Three of the nation’s 30 most bustling libraries nationwide operate in Chicago’s suburbs and have consistently earned a top five-star ranking based on quantity of services they provide, according to an annual survey by the New York-based Library Journal publication. The library systems in Arlington Heights, Schaumburg and Naperville since 2009 have boasted the largest circulations, numbers of patron visits, program attendance and public Internet computer use on a per-capita basis, according to the annual survey. Experts compared libraries whose operating budgets fell within the same range, which, at these facilities, ranged from $10 million to $29.9 million in 2012.”

via Chicago Tribune

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