Press Releases

Sep 16: United for Libraries supports award-winning filmmakers raising funds for library documentary

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is asking library friends, foundations, trustees and all library advocates to support filmmak­ers Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor (Serendipity Films) as they ask library lovers across Amer­ica to help them make the first-ever national broadcast documentary...

Sep 16: Using Twitter for marketing and outreach

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new session of the popular workshop, Using Twitter for Marketing and Outreach with Andy Burkhardt. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday,...

Sep 16: School librarians shine as Connected Educators in October

CHICAGO — This October 2014, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) joins more than 300 major education organizations in celebrating Connected Educator Month (CEM). Originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education in 2012, CEM...

Sep 16: EBSCO offers five scholarships to librarians attending 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO  The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago...

Sep 16: Readers' advisory for genre blends

CHICAGO — Genre fiction has always been a complex mixture of themes and elements. The increasing popularity of “genre blends,” or fiction that straddles the traditional labels, means greater pleasure for readers but a greater challenge for readers’ advisory. “...

Sep 16: Explore accreditation, managing change, precision Googling and more with fall 2014 ACRL e-learning

CHICAGO  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a variety of online learning opportunities in fall 2014 to meet the demands of your...

Sep 16: Free webinar explores the makings of an award-winning school library program

CHICAGO — Creating a library program can be daunting regardless of an audience’s age. Developing a program for K-8 students— one that aligns with curriculum, stays on budget and keeps kids engaged — comes with a unique set of challenges.

A free webinar, “The R.O.A.D. I Travel: A Program...

Sep 16: Choice to launch Guest of Choice editorial feature

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. — Choice, the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, is initiating a new feature in its editorial lineup, a series of guest editorials informally called “Guest of Choice.” Contributed by creative and...

Sep 16: LITA/Library Hi Tech award nominations sought

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology through communication in continuing education within the field of...

Sep 16: LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

CHICAGO The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program....

Sep 16: Nominations sought for prestigious research award

CHICAGO — Nominations are invited for the 2015 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC, Inc. and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).  The deadline for nominations...

Sep 16: Innovative researcher David Loertscher to present at AASL Fall Forum

CHICAGO – David Loertscher, innovative educational researcher and learning commons revolutionary, will exemplify the anywhere, anytime learning concept by facilitating an online working session during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2014 Fall Forum. Dr. Loertscher will work...

Sep 16: The Booklist Reader: A new site for librarians and other book lovers

CHICAGO Learn about the hottest books, latest trends and must-read authors from The Booklist Reader, Booklist Publications’ new single home for the popular...

Sep 16: What you need to know about grant writing

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, What You Need to Know About Grant Writing with Nancy Kalikow Maxwell. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EDT/1:30 CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014....

Sep 16: ALA, CDT seek stronger network neutrality protections than “commercially reasonable”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) this week urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in a letter (pdf) to adopt strong,...

Sep 16: YALSA and Blink partner for Teen Read Week™ 2014

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and Blink, a young adult imprint, have partnered for Teen Read Week 2014.

This is the second year in a row that Blink has helped to sponsor Teen Read Week and lent its support to libraries all across the nation in their...

Sep 16: Affirm the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27, 2014

CHICAGO — It may surprise some to find out there are hundreds of reported attempts to ban books every year in the United States. It may be even more astounding for them to hear that since 1990, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has received reports of...

Sep 16: AASL webinar helps school librarians release the leader within

CHICAGO – With help from a new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), school librarians with reluctant or unrealized potential can unlock their inner leader.  Presented by Ann Martin, “Coaching the Leader Within” will take place at 7 p.m. Central on Tuesday, Oct. 7....

Sep 16: United for Libraries designates Literary Landmark™ for Walt Whitman

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries, in partnership with the Suffolk County Library Association, Suffolk School Library Media Association, Lambda Literary Foundation and Empire State Center for the Book, designated the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site &...

Sep 16: United for Libraries to coordinate National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 19-25

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries is coordinating the ninth annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 19-25, 2014.

National Friends of Libraries Week offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends – promoting the group in the community, raising awareness...

Sep 16: Office for Diversity accepting nominations for Achievement in Library Diversity Research

CHICAGO As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity research, the ALA Office for Diversity is seeking nominations for the 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity Research. 

The Achievement in Library Diversity Research recognizes...

Sep 16: The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards Youth Literacy grant to ALSC/YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of ­­$246,806 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The Everyone Reads @ your Library grant allows ALSC and YALSA to...

Sep 16: Building the digital branch: Designing effective library websites

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new iteration of our popular workshop, Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites with David Lee King. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30...

Sep 16: Your library needs community partnerships: How to get it done

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of a popular workshop, Your Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get it Done with Paul Signorelli. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m....

Sep 16: Cloud computing for librarians: An introduction

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new iteration of the popular workshop Cloud Computing For Librarians: An Introduction with Krista Godfrey. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT on...

Sep 15: RDA for music: Classical music audio recordings

CHICAGO — ALA Editions in partnership with the Music Library Association announces an exciting new workshop, RDA for Music: Classical Music Audio Recordings with Damian Iseminger and Casey Mullin. This workshop will last 90 minutes...

Sep 15: New committee includes independent bookseller for Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO A new committee is set to start work on selecting the prestigious 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awards that reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers. For the...

Sep 15: ACRL 2015 keynote speakers announced

CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2015 Conference, “Creating Sustainable Community,” to be held March 25 - 28, 2015, in Portland, Ore...

Sep 12: Engaging your community through cultural heritage digital libraries

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Engaging Your Community Through Cultural Heritage Digital Libraries, with Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m....

Sep 12: E-Books: What librarians need to know now and for the future

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, E-Books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future. Mirela Roncevic will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct...

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