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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. Popular thriller author, Gregg Hurwitz to speak at RUSA's Literary Tastes at Annual Conference

    CHICAGO— Gregg Hurwitz, famed author of  Orphan X   (Minotaur, an imprint of Macmillan) and many other thriller titles, is slated to speak at RUSA's Literary Tastes author panel in June at the  ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  Orphan X  was selecte ...

    LWOOD - 04/24/2017 - 15:02 - News and Press Center

  3. Julia Quinn, famed romance author to speak at RUSA's Literary Tastes at Annual Conference

    CHICAGO—Famed romance author,  Julia Quinn, (Because of Miss Bridgerton, HarperCollins) is slated to speak at this year’s Literary Tastes event at ALA’s Annual Conference in June. Literary Tastes, celebrating the best reading of the year, is one of the Re ...

    LWOOD - 04/24/2017 - 11:40 - News and Press Center

  4. FAFLRT/ASCLA Merger Voted to Move Forward

    CHICAGO- The  Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) voted to proceed with merging with the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) division of ALA in the spring 2017 e ...

    MTRACY - 04/23/2017 - 18:40 - News and Press Center

  5. Innovative outreach progams and strategies sought for 2017 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair

    John Amundsen Program Officer, Outreach and Communications jamundsen@ala.org CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services invites library professionals from institutions of all kinds to submit proposals for the 2017 Diversity and ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 04/21/2017 - 08:40 - News and Press Center

  6. United for Libraries to dedicate Literary Landmarks™ for Children’s Book Week

    Jillian Wentworth Marketing/Public Relations Specialist jwentworth@ala.org BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — In celebration of   Children’s Book Week (May 1-7, 2017) United for Libraries will dedicate three Literary Landmarks™ celebrating children’s book authors. ...

    JWENTWORTH - 04/20/2017 - 16:22 - News and Press Center

  7. Caulkins wins United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant

    Jillian Wentworth Marketing/Public Relations Specialist jwentworth@ala.org BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania-- United for Libraries has awarded the 2017 United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grants to Sandi Caulkins of the Friends of the Kirbyville (T ...

    JWENTWORTH - 04/20/2017 - 16:21 - News and Press Center

  8. Dion Graham, award-winning narrator and actor to speak at Annual Conference

    CHICAGO-- Dion Graham, multi-award-winning audiobook narrator, and actor, is confirmed to speak at RUSA’s signature Annual Conference event, Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year. Graham, the narrator of Matthew Desmond’s multi-award-w ...

    LWOOD - 04/20/2017 - 10:44 - News and Press Center

  9. Carla Hayden receives the 2017 Melvil Dewey Medal

    Cheryl M. Malden Program Officer cmalden@ala.org CHICAGO – Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden is the winner of the 2017 Melvil Dewey Medal.  This annual award, presented by the American Library Association (ALA) and sponsored by OCLC, recognizes “creat ...

    CMALDEN - 04/20/2017 - 11:00 - News and Press Center

  10. Libraries celebrate Money Smart Week®, April 22- 29, 2017

    Steve Zalusky Communications Specialist szalusky@ala.org CHICAGO – Now more than ever, knowing how to handle money is critical to our survival. Virtually from cradle to grave, we are faced with financial challenges, and how we face up to those challenges ...

    SZALUSKY - 04/20/2017 - 09:54 - News and Press Center

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