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  1. Broad Public, Library and Educational Sector Support of Hayden Nomination

    Macey Morales Deputy Director mmorales@ala.org More than 140 national nonprofit and library groups, schools, and academic libraries urge Dr. Carla Hayden’s rapid confirmation as Librarian of Congress (Washington, D.C.) – "The Library of Congress has ...

    MMORALES - 04/21/2016 - 08:01 - News and Press Center

  2. Project Outcome hits milestone of 10,000 patron surveys

    Samantha Lopez Project Coordinator slopez@ala.org CHICAGO – Project Outcome has aggregated approximately 11,000 patron surveys within its online system. This milestone comes before the one-year anniversary of Project Outcome’s official launch on June 26, ...

    KOKEEFE - 04/29/2016 - 12:53 - News and Press Center

  3. PLA members elect Sandlian Smith as president-elect; Kong and Strobel to board

    Kara O'Keefe Manager, Membership Marketing kokeefe@ala.org PLA members elect Sandlian Smith as president-elect; Kong and Strobel to board CHICAGO — Pam Sandlian Smith, director of Anythink Libraries in Adams County (Colorado), has been elected the 20 ...

    KOKEEFE - 04/29/2016 - 13:47 - News and Press Center

  4. Hildreth elected ALA treasurer

    JoAnne Kempf Director, Office of ALA Governance jkempf@ala.org CHICAGO – Susan H. Hildreth, executive director of the Califa Group, Pacific Library Partnership, Peninsula Library System and administrator of the NorthNet Library System in San Mateo, Califo ...

    JKEMPF - 04/29/2016 - 14:47 - News and Press Center

  5. Neal wins 2017–2018 ALA presidency

    JoAnne Kempf Director, Office of ALA Governance jkempf@ala.org CHICAGO – James G. (Jim) Neal, university librarian emeritus at Columbia University, New York, has been elected president-elect of the American Library Association. Neal  received 3,479 votes, ...

    JKEMPF - 04/29/2016 - 11:16 - News and Press Center

  6. Brad Meltzer to sign latest book at Preservation Week booth

    Brooke Morris Communications Specialist bmorris@ala.org CHICAGO — On Sunday, June 26 New York Times best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer will sign copies of his latest book at the Preservation Week booth at 1 p.m. Meltzer ...

    BMORRIS - 04/29/2016 - 10:52 - News and Press Center

  7. Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award recipient named

    Cheryl Malden Program Officer cmalden@ala.org CHICAGO — The Rod Library at the University of Northern Iowa is the 2016 winner of the prestigious Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award. The award is presented annually to a library organization f ...

    CMALDEN - 04/28/2016 - 17:02 - News and Press Center

  8. Library leader calls on Senate to pass privacy reform with “real meaning for real people” as House takes historic ECPA vote

    Jazzy Wright Press Officer jwright@alawash.org   WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Association (ALA), applauded passage of the Email Privacy Act by the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming majority. The bi ...

    JWRIGHT - 04/27/2016 - 14:45 - News and Press Center

  9. Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo named 2016 Achievement in Library Diversity Research honoree

    Jody Gray Director jgray@ala.org CHICAGO — Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo, associate and Foster-EBSCO Endowed professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama, has been named the 2016 Achievement in Library Diversity Research honoree ...

    JGRAY - 04/27/2016 - 08:08 - News and Press Center

  10. ALA Awards 2016 Diversity Research Grants

    Jody Gray Director jgray@ala.org CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has announced the recipients of the Diversity Research Grant for 2016. The grants consist of a one-time $2,500 award for ori ...

    JGRAY - 04/27/2016 - 10:38 - News and Press Center

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