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  1. ALA joins observance of National Day of Racial Healing

    John L. Amundsen Program Officer jamundsen@ala.org Chicago-  On Jan. 17, the American Library Association (ALA) will join the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation in the observance of the National Day of Racial Healing.  ...

    MMORALES - 01/13/2017 - 13:22 - News and Press Center

  2. Emily Sheketoff announces retirement after more than 17 years leading ALA’s Washington Office

    Shawnda Hines Press Officer shines@alawash.org After more than 17 years leading ALA’s Washington Office, Emily Sheketoff has announced her retirement effective May 15. During her tenure, Ms. Sheketoff has been at the forefront of issues involving librarie ...

    MMORALES - 01/12/2017 - 10:46 - News and Press Center

  3. ALA to host Town Hall: Library Advocacy and Core Values in Uncertain Times

    Macey Morales Deputy Director mmorales@ala.org CHICAGO – Library professionals from across America and the world will gather in Atlanta, Georgia for discussions on the future of library service, technology trends, advocacy, information policy, professiona ...

    SZALUSKY - 01/11/2017 - 13:47 - News and Press Center

  4. AASL Celebrates 2017 School Library Month with spokesperson Andy Weir

    Jennifer Habley Manager, Web Communications jhabley@ala.org CHICAGO – Andy Weir, author of the New York Times  best-seller “The Martian,” will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2017 celebration of School Library Month (SLM). Observed in April and ...

    JHABLEY - 01/10/2017 - 17:42 - News and Press Center

  5. Joint Council of Librarians of Color hosts events to support 2018 conference

    Cheryl Malden Program Officer cmalden@ala.org CHICAGO — The Joint Council of Librarians of Color, Inc. (JCLC Inc.), a nonprofit organization that advocates for and addresses the common needs of the American Library Association (ALA) ethnic affiliates, is ...

    CMALDEN - 01/10/2017 - 16:45 - News and Press Center

  6. ODLOS Town Hall at Midwinter to explore identity and healing in challenging times

    John Amundsen Program Officer, Outreach and Communications jamundsen@ala.org CHICAGO — Numerous shootings, sexual assaults, attacks in the legislation against the rights of GLBT communities and an election that continues to challenge our identity as a cou ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 01/10/2017 - 16:24 - News and Press Center

  7. EBSCO awards five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting

    Cheryl Malden Program Officer cmalden@ala.org CHICAGO — In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians a $1,500 scholarship to attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Jan. 20-24 ...

    CMALDEN - 01/10/2017 - 15:57 - News and Press Center

  8. United for Libraries, ALA Conference Services present ‘Spotlight on Adult Literature’ at Midwinter

    Jillian Wentworth Marketing/PR Specialist jwentworth@ala.org BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – United for Libraries and ALA Conference Services will present “Spotlight on Adult Literature” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Georgia World Congress Center ...

    JWENTWORTH@ALA.ORG - 01/10/2017 - 14:47 - News and Press Center

  9. Equipping librarians to code: ALA, Google launch ready to code university pilot program

    Shawnda K. Hines Press Officer shines@alawash.org WASHINGTON- Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and Google, Inc., announced a call for Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty to participate in Phase Two of the Libraries Ready to Code pro ...

    SHAWNDA.KAY - 01/10/2017 - 14:19 - News and Press Center

  10. ALA calls for fast passage of Email Privacy Act

    Shawnda K. Hines Press Officer shines@alawash.org WASHINGTON- ALA President Julie B. Todaro issued the following statement upon reintroduction of the Email Privacy Act today in the U.S. House of Representatives:  “The Fourth Amendment protects all of our ...

    SHAWNDA.KAY - 01/09/2017 - 15:58 - News and Press Center

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