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  1. 2019 Paul Howard Award for Courage to Magill

    Cheryl Malden Program Officer cmalden@ala.org CHICAGO – Tyler Magill of the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, is the recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) Paul Howard Award for Courage. The $1,000 awa ...

    CMALDEN - 04/23/2019 - 15:44 - News and Press Center

  2. Patricia Helm Smith receives Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

    Cheryl Malden Program Officer cmalden@ala.org CHICAGO — Patricia Helm Smith, retired executive director of the Texas Library Association (TLA), is the American Library Association (ALA) 2019 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship recipient. The awa ...

    CMALDEN - 04/23/2019 - 15:33 - News and Press Center

  3. Waidner-Spahr Library of Dickinson College chosen for LIRT 2019 Innovation in Instruction Award

    Danielle M. Ponton Program Manager for Round Tables dponton@ala.org CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association is pleased to announce that the 2019 Innovation in Instruction Award will be presented to the Waid ...

    DALDERSON - 04/23/2019 - 14:47 - News and Press Center

  4. Dr. Clarence Maybee chosen as the 2019 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

    Danielle M. Ponton Program Manager for Round Tables dponton@ala.org CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has chosen Dr. Clarence Maybee, Associate Professor and Information Literacy Specialist at Purdue ...

    DALDERSON - 04/23/2019 - 14:47 - 2 comments - News and Press Center

  5. AASL continues community involvement in National Standards implementation

    Jennifer Habley Manager, Web Communications jhabley@ala.org CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched two online surveys to gather insight from a variety of school library professionals and stakeholders regarding its 2018 ...

    JHABLEY - 04/23/2019 - 09:40 - News and Press Center

  6. OverDrive Education sponsors AASL National Conference General Session

    Jennifer Habley Manager, Web Communications jhabley@ala.org CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is pleased to announce OverDrive Education as the sponsor of Friday's general session, featuring Dr. Adolph Brown, III, during ...

    JHABLEY - 04/24/2019 - 14:08 - News and Press Center

  7. ALA welcomes Raymond Garcia to ALA Governance Office

    Mary Ghikas Executive Director mghikas@ala.org CHICAGO  — The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes Raymond Garcia as a Communications Assistant in the ALA Governance Office. He began April 9. He previously worked as a Journalism Intern for the Publ ...

    SZALUSKY - 04/19/2019 - 17:26 - News and Press Center

  8. ALA welcomes new YALSA Executive Director Tammy Dillard-Steels

    Dan Hoppe Associate Executive Director dhoppe@ala.org CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes Tammy Dillard-Steels as executive director, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of ALA. Her first day at ALA will be T ...

    SZALUSKY - 04/18/2019 - 15:29 - News and Press Center

  9. Academic librarians 'Recasting the Narrative' at ACRL 2019 Conference in Cleveland

    Steve Zalusky Communications Specialist szalusky@ala.org CHICAGO – More than 4,000 librarians, exhibitors and guests convened in Cleveland to reflect and rethink the role of academic librarians in a changing and challenging society. With the theme “Recast ...

    SZALUSKY - 04/18/2019 - 14:44 - News and Press Center

  10. Libraries close the gap on unequal privacy during Choose Privacy Week 2019

    Deborah Caldwell-Stone Interim Director dstone@ala.org CHICAGO – This year’s theme for Choose Privacy Week  (May 1-7, 2019) — “Inclusive Privacy: Closing the Gap” — draws attention to the privacy inequities imposed on vulnerable and historically underrepr ...

    EDIAZ - 04/18/2019 - 12:15 - News and Press Center