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  1. New report chronicles library community’s front line battles against fake news, censorship, bigotry

    Macey Morales Deputy Director mmorales@ala.org CHICAGO –  Today the American Library Association (ALA) released its State of America’s Libraries Report, an annual report released during National Library Week, April 9 – 15, that captures usage trends withi ...

    MMORALES - 04/10/2017 - 10:12 - News and Press Center

  2. New Workshop—The Smart Way to Acquire New Technology: Creating a Successful RFP

    CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, The Smart Way to Acquire New Technology: Creating a Successful RFP  with Timothy J. Dickey. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 2:00pm Easter ...

    CURSINY - 08/21/2017 - 16:14 - News and Press Center

  3. New eCourse: Genealogical Research for Librarians

    Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Genealogical Research for Librarians. June Power will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Estimated Hours of Learning: 2 ...

    CURSINY - 08/21/2017 - 16:08 - News and Press Center

  4. PLA echoes ALA statement condemning racism and violence in Charlottesville

    CHICAGO- The Public Library Association (PLA) proudly supports the American Library Association's (ALA) position on the recent tragic violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Last week ALA President Jim Neal released the following statement:  “The ALA ...

    LDEUTSCH - 08/21/2017 - 13:04 - News and Press Center

  5. New School Library Research article examines the development of reading lists

    CHICAGO – A new article detailing the results of a small-scale study exploring the design and use of reading lists by UK school librarians and teachers is now available in volume 20 of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed on ...

    JHABLEY - 08/18/2017 - 15:42 - News and Press Center

  6. New Workshop—Tracking Technology Trends: Staying Current in a World of Information Overload

    CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Tracking Technology Trends: Staying Current in a World of Information Overload  with Nicole Hennig. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Cen ...

    CURSINY - 08/17/2017 - 15:33 - News and Press Center

  7. Libraries invited to join social media activity this Banned Books Week

    This Banned Books Week, let patrons know that their words have power — especially their tweets. During Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-30), the Office for Intellectual Freedom is inviting libraries and nonprofits to partner with it for the  Rebel Reader Twitt ...

    KPEKOLL - 08/18/2017 - 11:23 - News and Press Center

  8. PLA to host discussion of opioid crisis for libraries

    Over two million people in the U.S. are estimated to be dependent on prescription opioids or heroin. This national epidemic is affecting communities of all sizes and the public libraries that serve them. PLA is partnering with  WebJunction  to host a virt ...

    LDEUTSCH - 08/17/2017 - 13:17 - News and Press Center

  9. YALSA’s 2017 Top Ten Summer Learning Programs announced

    Anna Lam Communications Specialist alam@ala.org CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its list of 2017 Top Ten Summer Learning Programs from its Teen Programming HQ contest. The top ten are: TechStyles submitted by A ...

    ALAM - 08/15/2017 - 13:28 - News and Press Center

  10. Teens can now vote for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten

    CHICAGO –  Voting for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten official titles is now open. Teens all around the world can start casting their votes for their favorite titles for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten (TTT) now through October 14 at www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten. The vo ...

    ALAM - 08/15/2017 - 11:32 - News and Press Center

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