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  1. Long description for Top Eleven Most Challenged Books in 2018 infographic

    Top Eleven Most Challenged Books in 2018. In 2018, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) tracked 347 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services. Of the 483 books that were challenged or banned in 2018, the following are t ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/07/2019 - 23:17 - News and Press Center

  2. State of America's Libraries Report 2019 Promotional Tools

    < RESOURCES Cover Image 500px × 667px low resolution 900px x 1200px high resolution 400px x 250px Social Media Graphics Learn about trends and issues affecting libraries in the 2019 State of America’s Libraries report, including the #Top11 Challenged B ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/08/2019 - 10:14 - News and Press Center

  3. Book challenges 2018 infographic text

    Beyond Books: Libraries are not only about the books. They are continually transforming to meet community needs and provide new platforms, programs, and services. The American Library Association has noticed an increase in attempts to censor drag queen st ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/07/2019 - 23:17 - News and Press Center

  4. LIBRARIES = STRONG COMMUNITIES TOUR

    < ISSUES & TRENDS> RESOURCES > Libraries = Strong Communities is a national advocacy effort aimed at highlighting the value of academic, public, and school libraries. An initiative of 2018–2019 American Library Association President Loida Gar ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/08/2019 - 00:28 - News and Press Center

  5. Draft landing page for SOAL 2019

    The State of America’s Libraries report is a summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 7 – 13, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries. Never have our nation’s libraries played such a pivotal role ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/07/2019 - 20:43 - News and Press Center

  6. Contributors

    < RESOURCES PROMOTIONAL TOOLS >   KATHY S. ROSA is the director of the ALA Library and Research Center. Rosa draws on many years of experience working in a variety of libraries. She has taught information and technology skills in school and public l ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/08/2019 - 00:29 - News and Press Center

  7. Issues and Trends

    < SCHOOL LIBRARIES LIBRARIES = STRONG COMMUNITIES > Intellectual freedom As libraries work to become centers of tolerance and inclusion—providing information, resources, and programming for those who are underrepresented or marginalized in their com ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/18/2019 - 21:31 - News and Press Center

  8. Public Libraries

    < INTRODUCTION ACADEMIC LIBRARIES > Public libraries have experienced significant growth in programming since 2012. The number of public programs offered per capita has jumped 27.5% while the number of programs attended per capita has risen 16.9%. T ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/18/2019 - 20:54 - News and Press Center

  9. Academic Libraries

    < PUBLIC LIBRARIES SCHOOL LIBRARIES > The American Library Association’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) division conducts an annual survey of staffing, collections, expenditures, operations, and initiatives for all academic lib ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/18/2019 - 20:58 - News and Press Center

  10. Introduction

    PUBLIC LIBRARIES > ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo leads a Libraries = Strong Communities rally at Cambridge (Mass.) Public Library.   The theme of National Library Week in 2019 is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” During the week of April 7–13, Americ ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/18/2019 - 20:46 - News and Press Center