Press Releases

Aug 15: New AASL Standards publications focus on leadership, lessons, and collection development

CHICAGO – New publications from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions expand on AASL's "National School Library Standards" to build practitioners' leadership skills, provide compelling and authentic lessons, and introduce key components that influence collection...

Aug 15: DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2019 Teens’ Top Ten voting; voting now open

CHICAGO, IL – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced that for the seventh year in a row, DOGObooks will host the voting page for the 2019...

Aug 14: LLAMA webinar: What every library leader and manager should know about change management

LLAMA webinar: What every library leader and manager should know about change management

 

Managing change in...

Aug 13: Simple tools for wrangling data

CHICAGO — Data manipulation and analysis are far easier than you might imagine—in fact, using tools that come standard with your desktop computer, you can learn how to extract, manipulate, and analyze data (and metadata) of any size and complexity. In “...

Aug 09: AASL Announces Best Digital Tools Recognition

CHICAGO – In 2020, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will launch a new recognition, the AASL Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning. The new list will combine AASL's annual Best Apps for Teaching & Learning and Best Websites for Teaching & Learning into one...

Aug 08: Reminder: Call for applications for inaugural year of the Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellows Program

The American Library Association reminds members of its call for applications for its inaugural year of the Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellows Program.  Click here for more information about the application process.  Please note...

Aug 08: 72 time-saving guides for library marketing

CHICAGO — You know you need to get the word out. But where do you start? How do you keep track of everything? Don’t work harder—work smarter. The key is to stay organized and focused through solid project management skills, and at the heart of it all lies an...

Aug 08: Call for LLAMA webinar proposals

Call for LLAMA webinar proposals!

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now accepting proposals for its hugely popular webinar series. All interested presenters or program organizers are...

Aug 07: Still Accepting Applications for Emerging Leaders Program - Deadline August 30

The American Library Association (ALA) is still accepting applications for the 2020 class of Emerging Leaders (EL). The deadline to apply is August 30, 2019. Apply now.

The ALA EL program is a leadership development program which...

Aug 07: Tools for Locating Primary Sources in Archives and Online

Register for the upcoming webinar titled "Tools for Locating Primary Sources in Archives and Online" scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2019 offered by the ...

Aug 07: RUSA offers course on Mastering Emotional Intelligence

Register now for the upcoming Mastering Emotional Intelligence course being offered by the Reference and User Services Association.

Emotional Intelligence (EI)...

Aug 07: YALSA announces new, month-long teen celebration, TeenTober

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s new, month-long celebration will be named TeenTober and will take place every October. In June, a naming contest was held for the...

Aug 05: Freedom to Read Foundation Announces Fall 2019 Course Scholarship Recipients

Monica Cammack and Joann Elmiger are the recipients of the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Intellectual Freedom Course Scholarship. The recipients will receive funding toward intellectual freedom courses at San Jose State University (SJSU) and the University of Illinois (U of I) at Urbana Champaign...

Aug 05: Freedom to Read Foundation announces five recipients of 2019 Banned Books Week event grants

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) awarded five $1000 grants to nonprofit institutions in support of 2019 Banned Books Week events (September 22-28, 2019) an annual event celebrating the Freedom to Read. The grants, a project of FTRF’s...

Jul 31: Public Library Association condemns Macmillan Publishers library lending model

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has joined its parent organization in denouncing Macmillan...

Jul 31: Ruth Mahaffy Awarded 2019 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship

Ruth Mahaffy has been selected to receive the 2019 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor. Mahaffy will graduate from Emporia State...

Jul 30: AASL releases guide to develop inclusive learners and citizens

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new resource guide to support school librarians in nurturing inclusive learning communities. “Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens Activity Guide” contains reflection activities and resources based on Include,...

Jul 30: ALA releases recommendations for improved public library services to new Americans

CHICAGO — As immigration rises to the forefront of public discourse, public libraries continue to be a trusted resource for new Americans seeking to gain familiarity and skills in a new land. To help libraries better serve these populations, the American Library Association (ALA) has released a...

Jul 29: LLAMA Webinar helps library leaders guide their staffs through changing roles

LLAMA Webinar helps library leaders guide their staffs through changing roles

For decades, front-line circulation and access services staff focused primarily on the transactional nature of circulating materials. But times have changed, and those same staff are...

Jul 29: Bean Yogi Selected as 2019 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Bean Yogi of Seattle, Washington as the 2019 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 to...

Jul 29: Kelli J. Hayes Selected as 2019 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association and SAGE announced Kelli J. Hayes of Fair Lawn, New Jersey as the recipient of the 2019 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media.

Hayes hopes to become “an active participant in the curation and organization of both traditional informational...

Jul 29: Julia Stone Selected as 2019 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Julia Stone of Ashtabula, Ohio as the recipient of the 2019 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 member pursuing...

Jul 26: Mackenzie Schley Selected as 2019 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Mackenzie Schley of Sherburn, Minnesota as the 2019 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient....

Jul 26: Upcoming free webinar focuses on data-visualization techniques

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) will present a webinar next month designed to help public library professionals apply data-visualization techniques to their work. The webinar is presented as part of PLA's ...

Jul 25: ALA denounces new Macmillan library lending model, urges library customers to voice objections

WASHINGTON, DC - The American Library Association (ALA) denounces the new library ebook lending model announced today by Macmillan Publishers. Under the new model, a library may purchase one copy upon release of a new title in ebook format, after which the publisher will impose an eight-week...

Jul 25: Millar champions the value of evidence in new Archival Futures book

CHICAGO — The safeguarding of authentic facts is essential, especially in this disruptive Orwellian age, where digital technologies have opened the door to a post-truth world in which “alternative facts” can be so easily accepted as valid. And because facts matter, evidence...

Jul 24: Colleen A. Kingsbury Selected as 2019 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Colleen A. Kingsbury of White Lake, Michigan as the 2019 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient....

Jul 24: New book series dives into the Shared Foundations anchoring the AASL Standards

CHICAGO – A new series of upcoming books from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions will provide an immersive and dedicated study of the Shared Foundations that anchor the "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries."...

Jul 23: PLA names Clara Bohrer as first fiscal officer

CHICAGO — Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) officially announced the appointment of Clara Nalli Bohrer, director of the West Bloomfield Township (Mich.) Public Library, as its first fiscal officer. Through a ballot initiative approved by the members earlier this year, the position of...

Jul 23: Advice in conversation with academic library leaders

CHICAGO — The path towards leadership starts with you. But you don’t have to go it alone. For “A Starter's Guide for Academic Library Leaders: Advice in Conversation...