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    May 19th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Farmington Hills, Mich., May 19, 2011 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Library Media Connection magazine are calling all media specialists and educators at K-12 public and private schools in the U.S. and Canada to share their collaboration success stories and submit for the 2011 TEAMS Award – Teachers and Media Specialists Influencing Student Achievement. The TEAMS Award recognizes teacher–media specialist teams in elementary, middle and high school settings for their critical collaboration to promote learning and achievement. Examples of winning collaborations include using large print books to improve student reading scores, integrating electronic and print reference resources into classroom learning and utilizing libraries to explore world cultures. The three winning teams will each receive a cash award, Gale products, a one-year subscription to Library Media Connection and the Educator's Professional Bookshelf from Linworth Publishing. In addition, the winners will be featured in an article in Library Media Connection. Awards will be presented at a special reception held in conjunction with this year’s American Association of School Librarians annual conference.

    What: Gale/Library Media Connection 2011 TEAMS Award honoring teachers and media specialists influencing student achievement through collaboration. The nomination may be submitted by a library media specialist, teacher, principal, student or parent for work done in the 2009-10 or 2010-11 school year. There is no entry fee; however each nomination packet must include six copies of each:
    • Completed submission form with appropriate attachments
    • One-page letter of recommendation from school's principal or assistant principal on school letterhead
    • Signed release form (available at for each person involved
    • Photograph of the collaborating media specialist/teaching team

    Who: All public and private K-12 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Find complete submission information including entry forms and past winners online at

    When: All entries must be post-marked by June 30, 2011. Winners will be announced in October 2011 at the American Association of School Librarians annual conference in Minneapolis, MN.

    Why: Collaboration among teachers and media specialists is critical to promote learning, increase student achievement and help students develop 21st century skills. Gale and Library Media Connection want to honor teacher–librarian teams for their hard work and dedication.

    Details: Please contact Kristina Massari at for more information or with questions about the award.

    About Cengage Learning and Gale
    Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world's information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats. For more information, visit or


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    May 19th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~EBSCO Information Services accepts the role as NASIG’s first organizational member~

    Birmingham, Ala., – May 19, 2011 – EBSCO is pleased to be accepted as the first organizational member of The North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG). In this capacity, EBSCO supports the continuing education about serials, electronic resources and standards issues that affect libraries, publishers and vendors.

    As an organizational member, EBSCO may designate three individuals as NASIG members. To serve as its organizational members to NASIG, EBSCO has selected Kittie Henderson, M.L.S., director, academic and law divisions, EBSCO; Allyson Zellner, M.L.I.S., training specialist, EBSCO; and Dave Kerin, vice president of sales, North America, EBSCO. “As an intermediary, we are pleased to support communication among all parties involved in the information supply and management chain,” said Henderson.

    Membership benefits include the right to vote in NASIG elections and discounts on conferences and webinars hosted by NASIG. Members also receive reduced rates on events hosted by partner organizations, such the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG).

    “The NASIG executive board continues to seek new ways to increase participation from our non-library-based colleagues. We hope that the organizational membership category will make membership more attractive to our publisher, aggregator, subscription agent, book wholesaler, hosting agent and other partners.” said Katy Ginanni, NASIG president. “Through the help of organizational partners like EBSCO, we’re able to further discussion about serials and electronic resource issues that might not otherwise reach a broad audience.”

    NASIG, established in 1985, holds an annual conference for its members and those concerned about issues affecting the scholarly information chain. This year’s conference is June 2-5 in St. Louis.

    About EBSCO
    Established in 1944, EBSCO is the world’s leading information agent, providing consultative services and cutting-edge technology for managing and accessing quality content, including print and e-journals, e-packages, research databases, eBooks and more. Now more than ever libraries and research organizations are looking for new ways to manage their collections more efficiently. EBSCO has developed the most comprehensive “e” discovery and management solutions, offering unparalleled integration to help librarians save time and money while empowering their users.

    EBSCO serves clients in more than 200 countries through our 31 offices worldwide with more than 140 librarians on staff. To learn more about EBSCO’s products and services, visit


    For more information, please contact:
    Heather Klusendorf
    Media Relations Coordinator
    EBSCO Corporate Communications