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  1. July PLA webinar explores access issues related to unreturned library materials

    CHICAGO – As a means of reducing barriers to library access, public libraries are increasingly eliminating overdue fines and fees. So, why do some patrons still fail to return borrowed materials?  In Fall 2016, more than 10,000 people in the City of Milwa ...

    LDEUTSCH - 06/20/2019 - 11:51 - News and Press Center

  2. An updated introduction to collection development for school librarians

    CHICAGO — Applying an informal and practical approach, Mona Kerby’s new second edition of “ An Introduction to Collection Development for School Librarians,” published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, provides begi ...

    RCHRISTOPHER - 06/19/2019 - 13:17 - News and Press Center

  3. LLAMA President’s Program will explore ways for leaders to handle EDI conflicts

    How do you as a manager or library leader handle incidents of discrimination, micro-aggression, and interpersonal rejection in your library? How do you build a culture that reduces the likelihood of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) conflicts eruptin ...

    FREULAND - 06/18/2019 - 16:24 - News and Press Center

  4. Make Connections at the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center’s Open House/Job Fair

    As part of its continuing efforts to help job seekers and employers make real connections, the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center will host an Open House/Job Fair on Sunday, June 23 rd from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Center during t ...

    BCALVIN - 06/18/2019 - 12:58 - News and Press Center

  5. A Conversation about Library Safety and Well-being

    During the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., members of ALA President, Loida Garcia-Febo’s working group on Library Safety and Well-Being along with the APA Committee on the Status of Library Workers will facilitate a candid discussion on library ...

    BCALVIN - 06/18/2019 - 12:33 - News and Press Center

  6. 2019 ACRL Academic Library Impact Research Grant recipients

    CHICAGO- The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Academic Library Impact Research Grants in 2019. These grants of up to $3,000 each support new research on library contributions to student lear ...

    DFREE - 06/18/2019 - 11:18 - News and Press Center

  7. Escobar awarded YALSA’s Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award

    CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Kristie Escobar, a third-year doctoral student at the Florida State University's School of Information (iSchool), as the recipient of its new Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship ...

    ALAM - 06/18/2019 - 09:42 - News and Press Center

  8. Wyoming (Ohio) Middle School wins ALA’s 2019 Jaffarian Award for poverty and philanthropy program

    The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded its 2019 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award to Wyoming (Ohio) Middle School for their Poverty and Philanthropy class.  The $5,000 Jaffarian Award, supported by the Cultural Communities Fund, reco ...

    SOSTMAN - 06/19/2019 - 11:33 - News and Press Center

  9. E-book collections and professional development examined in School Library Research

    CHICAGO – New research published in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR), examines high school e-book collections and structured professional development for in-service school li ...

    JHABLEY - 06/17/2019 - 13:00 - News and Press Center

  10. Public and academic libraries invited to join ‘Americans and the Holocaust’ traveling exhibition tour

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invite libraries to apply to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition that examines the motives, pressures and fears that ...

    SOSTMAN - 06/17/2019 - 12:39 - News and Press Center