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  1. The Francis Joseph Campbell Award Goes to Kim Charlson

    Kim Charlson, Executive Director, Perkins Braille & Talking Book Library is the 2019 recipient of the Francis Joseph Campbell Award, given by the Association of Specialized, Government, and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA). Ms. Charlson is being ...

    NMOORE - 05/16/2019 - 14:35 - News and Press Center

  2. Libraries invited to apply for Great Stories Club grants on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

    CHICAGO — Library workers are invited to apply for the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT), a thematic reading and discussion program that engages underserved teens through literatu ...

    SOSTMAN - 05/15/2019 - 14:47 - News and Press Center

  3. John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards Announced

    The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced today that eight winners will receive this year’s John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards. Each library receives a $10,000 award provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The award ...

    FREULAND - 05/15/2019 - 12:47 - News and Press Center

  4. A toolkit for public library directors

    CHICAGO — New public library directors quickly learn what seasoned directors already know: running a library means you’ve always got your hands full—balancing the needs of staff, patrons, facilities, library boards, and other stakeholders with professiona ...

    RCHRISTOPHER - 05/15/2019 - 09:29 - News and Press Center

  5. The Athens-Limestone Public Library in Athens, AL wins the 2019 Loleta D. Fyan Award

    CHICAGO — The American Library Association has awarded the 2019 Loleta D. Fyan Award to Athens-Limestone Public Library in Athens, AL. for the proposal "Socializing on the Spectrum". Loleta Fyan, 1951-52 ALA President, bequeathed funds to ALA wi ...

    KROSA - 05/14/2019 - 13:19 - News and Press Center

  6. ASGCLA/Keystone Library Automation System & National Organization on Disability Award Announced

    This ASGCLA award is presented to the South Carolina State Library’s (SCSL) Talking Book Service’s (TBS) for its Assistive Technology Petting Zoo. The Zoo was developed as a new outreach initiative in 2015 to raise awareness for Assistive Technology and i ...

    NMOORE - 05/14/2019 - 13:18 - News and Press Center

  7. African-Based Science Fiction Author Nnedi Okorafor Selected as ALA President's Program Speaker at 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

    Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian-American author of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for children and adults. Her works include Who Fears Death, currently in development at HBO for a TV series, the Binti novella trilogy, The Book of ...

    DHUNTER - 05/13/2019 - 10:51 - News and Press Center

  8. Six recipients honored with the 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

    The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced today the six recipients of the 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. The LLAMA Build ...

    FREULAND - 05/13/2019 - 10:46 - News and Press Center

  9. Beyond banned books

    CHICAGO — Equitable access to information for all, including underserved populations, is a core value of librarianship. The growing awareness of where this inequality persists has led many professionals to take steps to advance social justice within their ...

    RCHRISTOPHER - 05/13/2019 - 09:39 - News and Press Center

  10. Editor sought for YALSA’s quarterly journal, YALS

    CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) seeks an editor for its quarterly, online journal, Young Adult Library Services (YALS). The editor will serve a one-year term starting July 15. The editor will be responsible for the textual a ...

    ALAM - 06/19/2019 - 09:57 - News and Press Center