Press Releases

Jul 31: New eCourse - Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting, new eCourse, Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction: Online to Face-to-Face. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Sept. 14...

Jul 31: New eCourse from ALA Editions: Intermediate Instructional Design for Information Literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Intermediate Instructional Design for Information Literacy. Cinthya Ippoliti will serve as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Sept. 14, 2015....

Jul 31: New advanced eCourse: Copyright 101

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), is offering a new 12-week...

Jul 31: ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 Penguin Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2016 Penguin Young Readers Group Awards.  This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group, provides a $600 stipend...

Jul 31: ACRL releases 'Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians.” Authored by Cassandra Kvenild and Melissa Bowles-Terry, “Classroom Assessment...

Jul 29: Libraries cheer passage of strong open access legislation in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C.―Today, public access to federally-funded research took one momentous move forward with the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs' vote to support the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 (FASTR). The legislation would...

Jul 28: Rachelle Jones of Clinton, Maryland chosen for the 2015 ALA Century Scholarship

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Rachelle Jones of Clinton, Maryland as the 2015 Century Scholarship recipient.

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library program...

Jul 28: The CILIP guide to portfolio building

CHICAGO — Reflecting on achievements and presenting evidence of enhanced knowledge and skills underpin many professional and educational qualifications. Building a portfolio is key to recording and demonstrating this professional development and gaining official recognition in the form of...

Jul 28: Justin Matthew Resti selected as the 2015 Peter Lyman Memorial Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO — The American Library Association and SAGE announced Justin Matthew Resti will receive the 2015 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. 

The Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media was created in memory of Peter Lyman, former university librarian and...

Jul 28: Rachel Eaton selected as the 2015 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Rachel Eaton of Fayetteville, Arizona as the recipient of the 2015 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support staff...

Jul 28: Reid Craig receives the 2015 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship

The American Library Association (ALA) has named Reid Craig of Portland, Oregon as the 2015 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who made many contributions...

Jul 28: Hildreth, Wong running for 2016-19 ALA treasurer

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, California, and Patricia M. (Patty) Wong, county librarian and chief archivist of the Yolo County Library in...

Jul 27: ALA Public Programs Office announces redesigned website, ProgrammingLibrarian.org

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announces the launch of its redesigned website, ProgrammingLibrarian.org, a resource for library programming-related news, ideas and support for all types of...

Jul 24: Marla Jo Black selected as the 2015 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Marla Jo Black of Kissimmee, Florida as the 2015 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a master’s degree in library and...

Jul 24: Timothy Ryan Dewysockie chosen as the 2015 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Timothy Ryan Dewysockie of Berlin, New Jersey, as the 2015 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a library support staff worker who is pursuing a master’s degree in...

Jul 24: Eliza Bettinger selected as the 2015 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Eliza Bettinger of Milwaukee as the 2015 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship was named for a longtime ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years. This...

Jul 23: ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 Bechtel Fellowship

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2016 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship....

Jul 23: Jade McIntyre Finlinson selected as the 2015 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has named Jade McIntyre Finlinson of Los Angeles the 2015 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a...

Jul 23: A complete guide to creating school readiness programs at public libraries

CHICAGO —The public library is in the perfect position as a community resource to help bridge the gap between preschool and kindergarten; however, starting from scratch can feel daunting. In “Counting Down to Kindergarten: A Complete...

Jul 23: ALA announces slate of Council candidates

 CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals as candidates for positions on the ALA Council.  These individuals were nominated by the Nominating Committee for the 2016 ALA Election:

Hilary Albert, reference librarian, ...

Jul 23: ALA invites public to nominate librarians for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) asks library users to nominate librarians who have transformed lives and communities through education and lifelong learning for its coveted 2015 I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the public service...

Jul 22: Hinchliffe, Laughlin seek 2017-18 ALA presidency

CHICAGO – Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, professor and coordinator for information literacy services and instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Sara Gaar Laughlin, retired director of the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, Indiana, are the candidates for the 2017-...

Jul 21: Volunteer to serve on ALA and Council committees for 2016 - 2017

CHICAGO — Julie Todaro, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA and Council committees for the 2016-2017 term (terms start on July 1, 2016). Committee appointments will be finalized at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting, with notifications...

Jul 20: LITA 2015 Scholarships Winners

CHICAGO - Rachel Vacek announced at her LITA President’s program at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the winners of annual scholarships LITA sponsors jointly with three organizations: Baker &...

Jul 20: Cataloging Music Audiovisual Materials Using RDA

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning in partnership with Music Library Association announces a new iteration of the popular workshop Cataloging Music Audiovisual Materials Using RDA with Keith Knop and Jay Weitz. This workshop will...

Jul 20: Durrett, Miles and Quinto named winners of YALSA’s digital literacy program contest, Shark Bowl

CHICAGO – The winners of YALSA’s President’s Program, Taking a Deep Dive into Digital Literacy: Shark Bowl for Library Staff, were named on Monday, June 29 at ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco.

A total of six finalists were chosen to present their digital literacy programming ideas...

Jul 17: Deadline extended: AASL’s Educators of School Librarians Section call for papers

CHICAGO – The Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS) of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites submissions for proposals for papers on original research focusing on school library practice or school librarianship. Selected papers will be presented in a concurrent...

Jul 16: Two time Coretta Scott King Award recipient Rita Williams-Garcia to discuss diverse voices at AASL’s author banquet

CHICAGO – New York Times bestselling and award winning author Rita Williams-Garcia will appear as one of three featured speakers at an author banquet presented during the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition. Williams-Garcia will...

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