CALA Conference Travel Grant – Call for Applications

The CALA Conference Travel Grant Committee is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Conference Travel Grant is now available for application. We are looking for 4 final recipients among all qualifying applicants. Each recipient will receive a check of $500 from CALA Treasurer after the Committee’s decision is approved by CALA’s Executive Committee and announced to the CALA list.   You […]

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Clara Chu Receives ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education

Clara Chu, director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor, is the 2016 recipient of the ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education. The award is being presented to Clara tomorrow at the ALISE Annual Conference taking place in Boston.   Recipients must provide evidence of regular and sustained service that promotes and strengthens the broad areas of library/information […]

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2016 CALA membership renewal

Dear Midwest Chapter members, This is a gentle reminder of the CALA membership application and renewal as the CALA general election will be held in spring. Please be aware that if you joined/renewed your membership before July 1 2015, your membership was expired on December 31, 2015. You need to renew your membership soon in order to keep it up-to-date. […]

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Free Webcast: Virtual Reference – 01/14/2016

Reference work continues to be a huge part of the foundation of librarianship. Like many other library services, more and more of it is conducted online. Our expert panel will be exploring virtual reference—what it means, how it is changing, and the best practices for those getting started. This episode of AL Live will be hosted live on Thursday, January […]

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Go Out & Play: Community Engagement through Turning Outward [Free Webinar]

Free ALA Webinar Go Out & Play: Community Engagement through Turning Outward Tuesday, December 1, 2015 2 – 3 p.m. EST / 1 – 2 p.m. CST Register here: https://events-na8.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1087453682/en/events/event/shared/1415971687/event_landing.html?sco-id=1752070839 Duration: 1 hour Cost: Free NOTE: A recording of the presentation will be available after Dec. 1 at www.programminglibrarian.org/learn. Eighteen months ago, 10 public libraries were selected to take part […]

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2015-2016 CALA Mentoring Program

Hello, Are you interested in being a mentor? Are you interested in mentoring new librarians or library students? Then CALA needs you! On behalf of CALA, we would like to invite you to be part of the CALA Mentoring Program as a Mentor or Mentee. The CALA Mentoring Program seeks to provide professional and personal development, support and encouragement through […]

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Love Fund for Lisa Zhao

Ms. Lisa Zhao is CALA President of 2013/14 and long time CALA member. In July 2014, right after ALA Conference in Las Vegas, she was diagnosed brain cancer. Now she and her family desperately need help. We would appreciate your attention and hope you can help spread the word. We would like to inform you of Lisa Zhao’s continuing fight […]

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