Press Releases

Mar 03: American Libraries relaunches website in responsive design

CHICAGO - American Libraries, the flagship publication of the American Library Association, proudly announces the launch of its responsive design website at AmericanLibraries.org.

Visitors will be able to easily view this new...

Mar 03: YALSA plans Twitter Take Over with partners for 2015 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will turn over its @yalsa Twitter account to a different partner each day of Teen Tech Week, March 8 – 14, 2015.

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Mar 03: Advance your WordPress skills with this new eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Advanced WordPress: Taking Your Web Presence to the Next Level facilitated by Michael Schofield. This six-week eCourse starts Monday, March 16, 2015.

If you've used WordPress to build a library blog or...

Mar 03: Learn the nuts and bolts of building a library website with WordPress

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Using WordPress to Build Library Websites. Amanda L. Goodman will serve as the instructor for a six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 16, 2015.

Skilled Web...

Mar 03: Register for ‘StoryCorps @ your library’ preconference workshop at 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — StoryCorps, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, will hold a one-day workshop on Friday, June 26, for library professionals interested in offering projects inspired by StoryCorps at their institutions.

The workshop,...

Mar 03: New advanced eCourse for the low-tech librarian

CHICAGO — Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), this new 12-week Advanced eCourse: Library Technology for the Low-Tech Librarian, beginning on April 6,...

Mar 02: RUSA MARS section names Debbie Bezanson winner of service achievement award

CHICAGO —The MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winner of the 2015 service achievement award.

The My...

Mar 02: Article written by AASL members appears in Principal magazine

CHICAGO — “Digital Native Does Not Equal Digital Literacy,” written by American Association of School Librarians (AASL) members Ann M. Martin and Kathleen R. Roberts, appeared in the January/February 2015 issue of “Principal,” the magazine published by the National Association of Elementary...

Mar 02: School Library Research opens volume 18 with three new studies

CHICAGO — Three new research articles are now available in volume 18 of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research. The three research articles examine the motivation to seek out information, science-focused collaboration...

Mar 02: Edwidge Danticat, award-winning author, 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO – Writer Edwidge Danticat—designated by Harper's Bazaar as "1 of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference," featured in the New York Times Magazine as one of "30 under 30" people to watch and called one of the "15 Gutsiest Women of the Year" by Jane...

Mar 02: Arizona, California libraries win 2015 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2015 Bookapalooza Program to three libraries:  Maricopa Public Library, Maricopa, Arizona; Pinetop-Lakeside Public Library, Lakeside, Arizona; and Monterey County Free Libraries, Marina, California.

The...

Mar 02: Freeman and Bauer’s handbook for storytellers

CHICAGO — Ideal for both beginners and more experienced storytellers, “The Handbook for Storytellers,” published by ALA Editions, is an exhaustive primer including everything adults need to...

Feb 27: Mapping Inclusion: Public Library Technology and Community Needs

CHICAGO — As economic, education, health and other disparities grow, equitable access to and participation in the online environment is essential for success. And yet, communities and individuals find themselves at differing levels of readiness in their ability to access and use the Internet,...

Feb 27: Melissa Sweet to keynote 2015 ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the theme and speakers for the 2015 Charlemae Rollins...

Feb 27: Registration open for Spring 2015 ALSC online courses

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), encourages participants to sign up for the...

Feb 27: Farmer wins 2015 LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has chosen Dr. Lesley S. J. Farmer, professor of library media at California State University Long Beach, as the 2015 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award.  The Librarian Recognition Award was...

Feb 27: Claremont Colleges Library wins 2015 LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award

CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Innovation in Instruction Award will be presented to the Claremont Colleges Library (CCL) at ALA 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Created to recognize a library that demonstrates innovation in...

Feb 27: A handbook for corporate information professionals

CHICAGO — Corporate information professionals who serve the workplace rather than learning communities or the general public face specific challenges and demands, from providing competitive intelligence to managing information in a global environment. In “...

Feb 27: Keba, Schofield and Segno win 2015 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO — Michelle Keba, Michael Schofield and Jamie Segno, all of Nova Southeastern University, have been selected to receive the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on the software, Library Learn, which hosts...

Feb 27: RUSA division level awards honor individuals, institutions and projects for excellence in reference services

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winners of the 2015 achievement awards. Winners receive research and travel grants that recognize the profession’s most exceptional librarians, libraries and projects involving reference services today.

"RUSA's...

Feb 27: RUSA Reference Services Section names Liane Taylor winner of outstanding service award

CHICAGO —The Reference Services Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winner of the 2015 Service Achievement Award.

The RSS Service Achievement Award consists of a citation that recognizes a...

Feb 27: New ACRL publication: 2013 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2013 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of...

Feb 27: ALA women’s groups celebrate March as National Women’s History Month

CHICAGO — During the entire month of March, the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL), the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Feminist Task Force (FTF) and the...

Feb 27: 3D Systems and YALSA help over 100 libraries and museums to bring 3D printing to their communities

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association, in partnership with 3D Systems, has announced the recipients of the MakerLab Club 3D printer awards. The MakerLab Club (MLC) is a community of U.S. libraries and museums, committed to democratize making and advance 3D digital literacy. One...

Feb 27: New workshop on fair use best practices and guidelines

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Fair Use: Guidelines and Best Practices with attorney and...

Feb 26: AASL offers webinar on iTunes U and the school librarian

CHICAGO – Participants will explore the largest repository of free content in the world through the lens of the school librarian in the newest webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Presented by school librarian and Apple Distinguished Educator Cheryl Boes, “iTunes U...

Feb 26: Ideas, strategies and programs for the innovative library

CHICAGO — Progress for the sake of progress is all too often a drain on precious time and resources. The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future.  Edited by Anthony Molaro...

Feb 26: Gamer geek Eli Neiburger to headline AASL President’s Program

CHICAGO – Self-proclaimed geek, gamer, dork and doofus Eli Neiburger, will headline the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) President’s Program taking place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, as part of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. An engaging and entertaining...

Feb 26: Celebrate National Library Workers Day (#nlwd15)

CHICAGO —  National Library Workers Day (NLWD), is Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  It is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library...

Feb 26: ALA applauds FCC vote to protect open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to assert the strongest possible open Internet protections—banning paid prioritization and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services. The...

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