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  1. United for Libraries to designate Literary Landmarks in celebration of Children’s Book Week

    Jillian Wentworth Manager of Marketing & Membership jwentworth@ala.org EXTON, Pennsylvania — In celebration of Children’s Book Week (April 29-May 5, 2019), which marks its 100th anniversary this year, United for Libraries will designate Literary Landm ...

    JWENTWORTH - 04/30/2019 - 12:52 - News and Press Center

  2. 2019 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants announced

    Amber Hayes Program Officer, Outreach and Communications ahayes@ala.org CHICAGO – The Kane County Juvenile Justice Center (Illinois), Main Street Academy (North Carolina) and the NIA Community Services Network (New York) have been selected to receive book ...

    AHAYES - 05/07/2019 - 13:48 - News and Press Center

  3. Ayaba Logan wins Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund award

    Delin Guerra Program Officer dguerra@ala.org CHICAGO – Ayaba Logan is the 2019 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund" award. An award of $1,000 ...

    DGUERRA - 04/26/2019 - 16:19 - News and Press Center

  4. 2019 Paul Howard Award for Courage to Magill

    Cheryl Malden Program Officer cmalden@ala.org CHICAGO – Tyler Magill of the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, is the recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) Paul Howard Award for Courage. The $1,000 awa ...

    CMALDEN - 04/23/2019 - 15:44 - News and Press Center

  5. Dr. Clarence Maybee chosen as the 2019 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

    Danielle M. Ponton Program Manager for Round Tables dponton@ala.org CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has chosen Dr. Clarence Maybee, Associate Professor and Information Literacy Specialist at Purdue ...

    DALDERSON - 04/25/2019 - 16:30 - 2 comments - News and Press Center

  6. Patricia Helm Smith receives Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

    Cheryl Malden Program Officer cmalden@ala.org CHICAGO — Patricia Helm Smith, retired executive director of the Texas Library Association (TLA), is the American Library Association (ALA) 2019 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship recipient. The awa ...

    CMALDEN - 04/23/2019 - 15:33 - News and Press Center

  7. OverDrive Education sponsors AASL National Conference General Session

    Jennifer Habley Manager, Web Communications jhabley@ala.org CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is pleased to announce OverDrive Education as the sponsor of Friday's general session, featuring Dr. Adolph Brown, III, during ...

    JHABLEY - 05/06/2019 - 09:04 - News and Press Center

  8. Waidner-Spahr Library of Dickinson College chosen for LIRT 2019 Innovation in Instruction Award

    Danielle M. Ponton Program Manager for Round Tables dponton@ala.org CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association is pleased to announce that the 2019 Innovation in Instruction Award will be presented to the Waid ...

    DALDERSON - 04/23/2019 - 14:47 - News and Press Center

  9. AASL continues community involvement in National Standards implementation

    Jennifer Habley Manager, Web Communications jhabley@ala.org CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched two online surveys to gather insight from a variety of school library professionals and stakeholders regarding its 2018 ...

    JHABLEY - 04/23/2019 - 09:40 - News and Press Center

  10. ALA welcomes Raymond Garcia to ALA Governance Office

    Mary Ghikas Executive Director mghikas@ala.org CHICAGO  — The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes Raymond Garcia as a Communications Assistant in the ALA Governance Office. He began April 9. He previously worked as a Journalism Intern for the Publ ...

    SZALUSKY - 04/19/2019 - 17:26 - News and Press Center