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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. Podcast investigates the A1 Mystery of Avon Lake

    Phil Morehart Associate Editor pmorehart@ala.org CHICAGO — Whodunit? That’s the question many are asking as they anticipate the Oct. 25 episode of Dewey Decibel, the monthly podcast of American Libraries magazine. In early 2017 dozens of A1 Sauce bottles ...

    SZALUSKY - 10/20/2017 - 16:35 - News and Press Center

  3. Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Award Applications for Guides to Library Resources

    Mary Jo Bolduc Grant Administrator mbolduc@ala.org CHICAGO- The American Library Association Publishing Committee is offering a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources th ...

    SZALUSKY - 10/20/2017 - 16:26 - News and Press Center

  4. New workshop: Collection Development for Judaica Materials

    CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Collection Development for Judaica Materials with Rebecca Jefferson. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pac ...

    CURSINY - 10/20/2017 - 13:36 - News and Press Center

  5. New session: How to Fix the 25 Most Common Library Website Problems Workshop

    CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, How to Fix the 25 Most Common Library Website Problems with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 M ...

    CURSINY - 10/20/2017 - 13:15 - News and Press Center

  6. New workshop—Legally Using Images: Understanding Digital Copyright

    CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Legally Using Images: Understanding Digital Copyright with Lesley Ellen Harris. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30pm Eastern/12:30 pm Central/11:30 am Mo ...

    CURSINY - 10/20/2017 - 13:32 - News and Press Center

  7. Deadline extended to sign up for the ALA-sponsored tour to Cuba

    Delin Guerra Program Officer dguerra@ala.org The deadline to register for the 2018 ALA-sponsored tour to Cuba has been extended to December 1, 2017. Join the American Library Association (ALA) on another seven-day tour to Cuba, March 3-10, 2018. Last year ...

    DGUERRA - 10/20/2017 - 10:06 - News and Press Center

  8. Official 2017 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

    CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten. Teens all over the world voted August 15 through Teen Read Week™ (October 8-14, 2017). The official 2017 Teens’ Top Ten titles are ...

    ALAM - 10/19/2017 - 11:18 - News and Press Center

  9. A sourcebook of 63 ready-to-use maker projects

    CHICAGO — A new compilation from editor and maker Ellyssa Kroski, “ 63 Ready-to-Use Maker Projects,” published by ALA Editions, spotlights a multitude of creative projects that you can tailor for your own library. Librarians and makers from across the cou ...

    RCHRISTOPHER - 10/19/2017 - 09:58 - News and Press Center

  10. Nominees sought for 2018 Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Author/Illustrator Award for Lifetime Achievement

    Jody Gray Director jgray@ala.org CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Author/Illustrator Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is named for award-winning children’s author V ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 10/18/2017 - 12:56 - News and Press Center