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  1. 2020 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposals are Now Open

    ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on June 10, 2019, for the 2020 ALA Annual Conference, to take place in Chicago, IL. on June 25-30, 2020. Once again, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, R ...

    DHUNTER - 07/08/2019 - 11:37 - News and Press Center

  2. Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year

    What could be better than books and breakfast? Maybe signed books and breakfast? Join your fellow readers and book lovers and listen to some of the year's best authors from RUSA book and media award winners and Best of Lists Authors discuss their wor ...

    NMOORE - 06/12/2019 - 08:30 - News and Press Center

  3. United for Libraries to host programs for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations at ALA Annual Conference

    Trish McFadden Program Coordinator tmcfadden@ala.org EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host several programs curated for library Trustees, Friends, and Foundations during ALA Annual 2019: Annual Giving Campaigns- Best Practices From Across t ...

    TMCFADDEN - 06/11/2019 - 16:14 - News and Press Center

  4. Winners of the 2018 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards to be recognized at United for Libraries' Gala Author Tea

    Trish McFadden Program Coordinator tmcfadden@ala.org EXTON, Pennsylvania-- Friends of the LeClaire (Iowa) Community Library and Charleston (S.C.) Friends of the Library are winners of United for Libraries’ 2018 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards. E ...

    TMCFADDEN - 06/11/2019 - 16:12 - News and Press Center

  5. ALA president to host Cooking Stage demo during ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

    Macey Morales Deputy Director mmorales@ala.org CHICAGO — The life of a library worker can be stressful, with demanding professional and personal schedules that can invite poor health. During the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exh ...

    MMORALES - 06/10/2019 - 11:06 - News and Press Center

  6. New books, products, special events from ALA Publishing at Annual Conference in Washington DC

    S hop and browse the ALA Store at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located near the main entrance ...

    RCHRISTOPHER - 06/10/2019 - 09:21 - News and Press Center

  7. Richland Library first to receive Presidential Citation for Wellness in the Workplace

    Richland Library of Columbia, South Carolina is first library selected for the Presidential Citation for Wellness in the Workplace. The library was chosen for its accomplishments in creating and sustaining system-wide support for library staff through mul ...

    BCALVIN - 06/21/2019 - 17:38 - News and Press Center

  8. A guide celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards

    CHICAGO — “ The Coretta Scott King Awards: 50th Anniversary,” published by ALA Editions and edited by Carole J. McCollough and Adelaide Poniatowski Phelps, celebrates the legacy of these prestigious honors, which have enlarged the prominence of literature ...

    RCHRISTOPHER - 06/17/2019 - 08:19 - News and Press Center

  9. Public Library Association expands access to technology and digital skills training for rural communities with Microsoft Philanthropies

    CHICAGO — Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) announced a new effort, supported by Microsoft Corp., to increase digital skills programming and access to technology in rural communities. Through $400,000 donated by Microsoft Philanthropies, PLA wil ...

    LDEUTSCH - 06/07/2019 - 13:13 - News and Press Center

  10. Seymour to serve as YALSA’s 2019-2020 ALA Liaison

    CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Gina Seymour, School Library Media Specialist at the Islip (New York) High School, as its next ALA Liaison. She will start her term on July 1, 2019. “I am extremely honored to rep ...

    ALAM - 06/07/2019 - 09:21 - News and Press Center