Press Releases

Nov 13: Baker & Taylor to sponsor 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards Webcast   

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will reveal the next classics in children’s and young adult literature during its Youth Media Awards announcements at 8 a.m. PT, on Jan. 28, 20l9, from Seattle, Washington. Libraries, schools and book lovers from around the globe will follow the...

Nov 13: LIS Students: Apply for the Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong...

Nov 13: ACRL sponsors 2019 Emerging Leaders
CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and its sections are sponsoring seven members to participate in 2019 class of ALA Emerging Leaders. The program is designed to enable library staff...
Nov 13: A guide to research data management

CHICAGO — Research Data Management (RDM) has become a professional topic of great importance internationally following changes in scholarship and government policies about the sharing of research data. “...

Nov 12: How to judge a book by its cover—and everything else

CHICAGO — Paying attention to subtext is a crucial component of literacy. However, the concept of peritextual analysis takes such examination much further, teaching readers how to evaluate information and sources using elements that precede or follow the body of the text. A...

Nov 09: Journalist and Author Isha Sesay to Close the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle

CHICAGO - Isha Sesay was born in England and at the age of seven moved with her family to her parents' homeland of Sierra Leone. At age sixteen...

Nov 09: New iteration: Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data. Dr. Oksana L. Zavalina will serve as the instructor for a 6-week...

Nov 09: New session: Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Library Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Library with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 90 minutes...

Nov 09: Digital literacy unpacked

CHICAGO — Digital literacy is a powerful subject, which supports inclusivity, social mobility and digital citizenship globally. “Digital Literacy Unpacked,” published by...

Nov 07: ALA Announces Emerging Leader Participants for Class of 2019

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected fifty (50) people to participate in its 2019 class of Emerging Leaders. The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA...

Nov 07: ALSC selects Georgina Rivas-Martinez as 2019 Emerging Leader

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Georgina Rivas-Martinez of the South Huntington Public Library, in South Huntington, NY as its representative in the 2019 Emerging Leader program.

Georgina Rivas-...

Nov 07: Favers, Frazee, Keolian, Khan, McKenzie, Moore selected for ALSC Equity Fellowship

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has selected five fellows for the ALSC Equity Fellowship and is pleased to include a sixth fellowship award...

Nov 06: ALSC now accepting applications for 2018 ALSC/Candlewick Press 'Light the Way' Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Library Service to Underserved Children and Their Caregivers Committee (LSUCTC) are now accepting online applications for the 2018 Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved grant. This $3,000 grant, made possible...

Nov 06: ALSC now accepting applications for Strengthening Communities Through Libraries Minigrants

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting online applications for the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries Minigrants. These grants are made possible through a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Proposals should include...

Nov 06: The Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants $249,431 to ALSC and YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $249,431 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library...

Nov 06: National Friends of Libraries Week Award applications due Dec. 4

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Applications for United for Libraries' National Friends of Libraries Week Award are due Dec. 4, 2018.

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Nov 06: What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library? An American Libraries Live Webcast

CHICAGO — What will the upcoming midterm elections mean for your library and community? Join us for a free 60-minute webinar at 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 9 where we’ll provide an...

Nov 06: Public Library Association announces events at 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- Planning to attend the American Library Association's (ALA) 2019 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Wash.? Be sure to take advantage of the outstanding programming offered by the Public Library Association (PLA).

Preconference Programs

PLA is presenting...

Nov 06: ALA, EBSCO Information Services extend scholarship opportunities to librarians outside U.S. to attend Annual Conference

Librarians Residing Outside the U.S. Have the Opportunity to Receive up to $2,500 for Conference-Related Expenses

IPSWICH, Mass. — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information...

Nov 02: Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee seeking applicants for Book Donation Grant

CHICAGO — Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to...

Nov 01: AASL Seeks National Conference Program Reviewers

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is currently accepting applications for volunteers to participate in a blind review and scoring of concurrent session and best practices showcase proposals for the AASL National Conference & Exhibition. To apply, please use the...

Nov 01: Call for Proposals for 2019 ALA Annual Conference Poster Session

Chicago – The 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition poster session committee invites everyone to share their best ideas and work with the library community by presenting a poster session at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, 2019....

Nov 01: ALA, GLBTRT continue to voice support of LGBTQ civil liberties

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and its Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) released the following joint statement in response to proposals to rescind Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) federal civil rights protections. Currently the...

Nov 01: Public Library Association supports libraries in connecting consumers to health care coverage

CHICAGO – Today (Nov. 1, 2018*) marks the beginning of the six-week enrollment period for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Public Library Association (PLA) is providing support for public libraries to help their communities get covered. As part of a national...

Oct 31: Author Robin DiAngelo is the ALA President’s Program Speaker at the 2019 Midwinter Meeting

For more than twenty years, Robin DiAngelo has worked with a wide range of organizations in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors consulting and training on the issues of racial and social justice. She says, “I grew up poor and white. While my class oppression has been relatively...

Oct 31: YALSA seeks editor for upcoming publication

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking an experienced editor for its upcoming publication based off its...

Oct 30: Travel Grants Available for First-Time AASL National Conference Attendees

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is offering 30 grants for travel to its 2019 National Conference & Exhibition. The conference will be held Nov. 14-16, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky. Full conference details can be found at...

Oct 30: United for Libraries to partner on 'Summer Scares' reading program

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is developing a “Summer Scares” reading program that will provide libraries and schools with an annual list of recommended horror titles for adult, young adult (teen), and middle grade readers. The goal is to introduce new authors...

Oct 30: Hakala-Ausperk’s Leadership Planners series launches with “Future-Proof Your Team”

CHICAGO — From renowned leadership guru Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, author of the bestseller “Be A Great Boss,” comes a unique planner for helping your team survive and thrive amidst change. “...