Press Releases

Nov 20: ALA welcomes Simon & Schuster change to Buy It Now program

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) and its Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) today welcomes Simon & Schuster’s announcement that it will allow libraries to opt into the “Buy It Now” program. The publisher began offering all of its ebook titles for library lending...

Nov 19: Libraries to fight for surveillance law reform in next Congress; warn 'PATRIOT Act protectionists' of 'political peril'

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office Executive Director Emily Sheketoff released the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s failure last night to bring the USA FREEDOM Act, a bill that would have improved the balance between terrorism prevention and...

Nov 18: Apply to win $3,000 to promote your library

CHICAGO — Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme will be awarded $3,000...

Nov 18: Accepting employer participants for ALA Placement Center Open House

CHICAGO As part of its continuing efforts to provide networking opportunities for employers and job seekers, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an...

Nov 18: ALSC selects Stephanie Long as 2015 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced Stephanie Long of the Frederick County (Maryland) Public Libraries as its representative in the 2015 Emerging Leader program. Long is currently the acting children's services supervisor at the C....

Nov 18: 2015 Teen Tech Week™ site goes live, register for free digital promotional materials

CHICAGO – The official Teen Tech Week website of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is now live, with updated materials for the 2015 celebration. YALSA calls on school and public library staff across the country to use Teen Tech Week...

Nov 18: Class of 2015 Emerging Leaders announced

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 50 people to participate in its 2015 class of Emerging Leaders (EL).  The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups, network with peers,...

Nov 18: New AASL webinar helps school librarians build an engaging website

CHICAGO – A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will help school librarians create a website that is interactive and engaging to students, parents, teachers and other stakeholders in the learning community.  Presented by Brenda Stephens, “Tips and Tricks to...

Nov 18: PLA receives grant to further develop performance measures for libraries

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association,  has been awarded a grant of $2.9 million from the Global Libraries Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the development of performance outcome measures.

This grant will...

Nov 18: AASL calls for webinar proposals

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites subject matter experts and school librarians looking to share best practices with their peers to submit proposals for AASL eCOLLAB webinars. AASL seeks webinars 45-60 minutes in length to be presented between February and...

Nov 17: FTRF kicks off 45th Anniversary Celebration with 11/20 Google Hangout

CHICAGO The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) will kick off a year-long celebration of its 45th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 with a live Google Hangout...

Nov 17: ALA offers unlimited virtual seats for ALA Youth Media Awards webcast

CHICAGO  — The eyes of the publishing world will turn to Chicago at 8 a.m. CT on Feb. 2, 2015, when the American Library Association (ALA) unveils the next classics in children’s and young adult literature.

Thousands of webcast ...

Nov 17: Accepting appointments for free career counseling sessions at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement Center is now accepting appointments for complimentary career counseling sessions during the ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.  Counseling sessions will be held in the JobLIST Placement Center, from...

Nov 17: ALA applauds strong finish to the E-rate proceeding

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler held a press call to preview the draft E-rate order that will be circulated at the Commission later this week. In response, American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young released the following...

Nov 14: Connecting patrons to quality information: next free American Libraries Live broadcast

CHICAGO — There’s a huge demand for full-text, credible research that’s easy to find, unbiased and not hiding behind a paywall.  In-depth information on issues like product research, health issues, hobbies, career advice and personal finance are within the reach of your library’s users. But do...

Nov 13: America’s libraries to push for passage of USA Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, American Library Association (ALA) President-elect Sari Feldman released the following statement responding to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) action to...

Nov 12: Nominations open for Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

CHICAGO Librarians face adversity every day, whether they are defending a book that has been challenged or fighting to provide services on a limited budget.

If you know a beleaguered librarian, now is your chance to give that person some much needed recognition by nominating...

Nov 11: Nominations accepted for Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award

CHICAGO — It’s time to let everyone know about a library that has had a successful library financial development program.  Recognize a successful project with a...

Nov 11: American Library Association Scholarship Program joins the national #GivingTuesday movement

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship Program has joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind effort that will harness the collective power of a...

Nov 11: NMRT program highlights career changes within the library profession

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's New Members Round Table (NMRT) Annual Program committee announces the first of three online programs planned for 2014-15. “...

Nov 11: EBSCO offers seven conference scholarships to attend ALA's 2015 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer seven conference sponsorships for librarians to attend the 2015 Annual Conference. The meeting takes place June 25 – June 30, 2015, and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with...

Nov 11: Olaf, Percy Jackson and other pals help readers chill with a book this winter

CHICAGO – Temperatures have turned chilly, but the new catalog from ALA Graphics is red hot, filled with new products to keep library patrons excited about reading and learning no matter the weather.  Disney’s “Frozen” was a...

Nov 10: Trombone Shorty and Bryan Collier wrap up Midwinter Meeting with Music and Discussion

CHICAGO -- Internationally renowned, Grammy-nominated trombone and trumpet player Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will get attendees on their feet to Wrap Up 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago and Rev Up for Annual Conference in San Francisco. His energetic music at the Wrap Up/Rev Up performance...

Nov 10: How library consortia remain models for collaboration and sustainability

CHICAGO — No library stands alone. A long-standing tenet of the discipline, library cooperation predates the founding of ALA. Although these are times of crisis and uncertainty for library consortia (by one count, more than 65 consortia have closed since 2008), the collaboration that consortia...

Nov 10: How to teach online: A beginner’s guide

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new iteration of the popular workshop, How to Teach Online: A Beginner’s Guide with Paul Signorelli and Dan Freeman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm Eastern...

Nov 10: Marisa de los Santos among the featured authors at the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

PHILADELPHIA — Marisa de los Santos, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Berg, Thomas Perry and Marja Mills will be among the featured authors at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. Central time on Monday, Feb. 2 at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

...
Nov 10: Warm up with a thought-provoking ACRL-Choice webinar this winter

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT The ACRL-CHOICE webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers and other experts who serve their market is back with a hot new roster of topics and speakers, sure to stoke the...

Nov 10: Building Community through Games and Gaming @ your library Nov. 15, 2014 #IGD14

CHICAGO International Games Day (IGD) @ your library is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world and hosted by the American Library Association, in collaboration with Nordic Game Day and the Australian Library and Information Association, to reconnect...

Nov 07: Applying copyright in online learning environments

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Applying Copyright in Online Learning Environments with Gretchen McCord. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.

In this workshop, lawyer and librarian Gretchen McCord...

Pages

Subscribe to Press Releases