Press Releases

Dec 22: Learn with LITA: Three full day workshops in Chicago

CHICAGO — The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) invites you to attend any of three Midwinter Workshops, focused on the latest in practical library technology applications, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 in Chicago.

"Developing mobile apps to support...

Dec 22: Apps for librarians: Empower your users with mobile app literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Apps for librarians: Empower your users with mobile app literacy. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for this five-week facilitated...

Dec 22: Outstanding content on policy, technology, diversity/inclusion and more at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO  In an exceptionally strong, timely and varied cluster of “News You Can Use” sessions at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting, experts from across library-related fields...

Dec 22: Digital media labs: From concept to funding to management

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Digital Media Labs: From Concept to Funding to Management with Amanda L. Goodman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb....

Dec 19: Self-Published Books and Soon to be Famous Project, Masters Session 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO – Combining self-published books and the power of libraries to influence readers, participants from the Illinois Soon to be Famous project will show how you can get a similar cutting-edge project started in your community in an ALA Master’s...

Dec 18: 2015 Nonfiction finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2015 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1,...

Dec 18: Planning and preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Planning and Preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access. Roman S. Panchyshyn will serve as the instructor for this four-...

Dec 18: Successfully serving the college bound

CHICAGO — Whether they’re students taking the traditional path of entering college from high school, or adult first-time or re-entry students, navigating the admissions and financial aid process can be overwhelming for the college bound. Public libraries can help provide information and guidance...

Dec 18: Top Outstanding Academic Titles picks for 2014 announced by Choice editors

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT – The Choice subject editors recognize the most significant titles reviewed each  calendar year by compiling the “Outstanding Academic Titles” (OAT) list, which is published each January in Choice magazine and on Choice Reviews Online...

Dec 18: AASL seeks bloggers for Knowledge Quest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks bloggers for its newly expanded Knowledge Quest website: www.ala.org/aasl/kq. To apply, please visit www.ala.org/aasl/kq/bloggers...

Dec 18: Cataloging with RDA: Resource Description and Access

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse Cataloging with RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Feb. 2,...

Dec 16: IFRT accepting nominations for the John Philip Immroth Memorial Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2015 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award. The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the...

Dec 16: Perspectives on preservation, from Antiquity to the Digital Age

CHICAGO — Drawing on a multitude of historical texts, Michèle Valerie Cloonan’s “Preserving our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is a sweeping yet accessible volume providing a...

Dec 16: Start a revolution, stop acting like a library

CHICAGO — “But this is how we’ve always done it!” Objections to taking a fresh tack are about as common as budget shortfalls, and the two are more closely related than you might think. At the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library in Arkansas, Ben Bizzle and his colleagues defied common...

Dec 16: LLAMA Webinar helps make difficult conversations more effective

CHICAGO — How do you ask an employee to start doing something they don’t want to do or to stop doing something they love to do?  It can be difficult, but understanding...

Dec 16: 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Book Groups announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected 15 public and school libraries from across the country to serve as official book groups for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a booklist created entirely by and for teens.  These 15 groups will...

Dec 15: NEH grants ALA $1.5 million for ‘Latino Americans: 500 Years of History’ programming initiative

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has been granted nearly $1.5 million by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History...

Dec 12: ALSC, CBC announce Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council (CBC), will be hosting a Day of Diversity:...

Dec 11: Rightsizing the academic library collection

CHICAGO — Is your institution’s library bursting at the seams with books that have not been touched for decades, microfilm that nobody uses and print journals that have been superseded by electronic access? Have you wondered how best to identify what physical material to retain and what to...

Dec 11: FCC E-rate action expands broadband opportunities for libraries

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a landmark E-rate modernization order that addresses the broadband capacity gap facing many public libraries. In response, American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young released the following statement:

"Connecting...

Dec 11: Encouraging play through early learning spaces

CHICAGO — Don’t simply accommodate families with young children—draw them in and make your library a destination! Written by an early childhood specialist, a designer and an outreach librarian, “The Power of Play: Designing Early...

Dec 11: ACRL releases 'Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers" by Kevin L. Smith, JD.

Copyright and other types of...

Dec 11: Julianne Moore spokesperson for 2015 School Library Month

CHICAGO – Julianne Moore, award winning actress and bestselling author, will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2015 observance and 30th anniversary of School Library Month (SLM). Celebrated in April and sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), School Library...

Dec 09: ALA Announces 2014 American Dream Starts @ your library recipients

Funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, grants support literacy advancements at 22 libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Literacy and Outreach Services announces the selection of  22 libraries in 15 states to receive...

Dec 09: Reinventing the library for online education

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Reinventing the Library for Online Education with Frederick Stielow. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.

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Dec 09: New sources of revenue: Naming rights, crowd-funding, sponsorships and more

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, New Sources of Revenue: Naming Rights, Crowd-Funding, Sponsorships and More with Ed Rossman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm Eastern on Wednesday...

Dec 09: ALA awards deadline extended

CHICAGO The deadline has been extended to Feb. 13 for a number of American Library Association (ALA) awards and grants, including the Beta Phi Mu Award, Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship, Paul Howard Award for Courage, Information Today Library of the Future...

Dec 09: Rob Reid’s animal shenanigans

CHICAGO — Featuring our four-legged, no-legged, winged, scaled and feathered friends, “Animal Shenanigans: Twenty-four Creative, Interactive Story Programs for Preschoolers,” published by ALA...

Dec 09: 2014 edition of Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies Directory available

CHICAGO Need financial assistance to attend library school or know of someone who does?  Take a look at the 2014 Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies (FALIS) Directory.  It is an...

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