Press Releases

Dec 07: New workshop—Coping with Burnout: Strategies for Staying Centered

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Coping with Burnout: Strategies for Staying Centered with...

Dec 07: New iteration—Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure. Dr....

Dec 07: New iteration: Digital Humanities for All Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Digital Humanities for All Librarians. Laura Braunstein will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated...

Dec 06: Don’t miss the new LITA webinar – Accessibility for All: Screen Readers

Chicago -- There’s still time to sign up now for a new LITA webinar.

Accessibility for All: Screen Readers
Tuesday December 18, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Central Time
Presenter: Kelsey...

Dec 06: New iteration: Genealogical Research for Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Genealogical Research for Librarians. June Power will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse...

Dec 06: New iteration: Music Collection Development for Every Librarian eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Music Collection Development for Every Librarian...

Dec 06: New iteration: Music Reference Skills for Every Librarian eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Music Reference Skills for Every Librarian. Sara J....

Dec 06: New grab-and-go readers’ advisory pamphlets cover popular genres

CHICAGO — Drawn from the insights of RA experts Neal Wyatt and Joyce G. Saricks, ALA Editions’ new Resources for Readers pamphlets will help library users find their next favorite book. Sold in packs of 100 for $14.99/pack, they...

Dec 05: Riko Fluchel named 2018-19 LITA/OCLC Spectrum Scholar

The Library and Information Technology Association and OCLC are funding Riko Fluchel’s participation in the ALA Spectrum Scholars program as part of their commitment to help diversify the library technology field.

Fluchel is a second year at the University of Washington Information...

Dec 05: Three public librarians recognized with 'I Love My Librarian' Awards

CHICAGO – Three outstanding public librarians, two of whom are Public Library Association (PLA) members, are 2018 'I Love My Librarian' Award winners. This award encourages library users to recognize the...

Dec 05: Information Rights for Records Managers

CHICAGO — Records managers have tended to find themselves given the responsibility for managing requests under the Freedom of Information (FOI) and Data Protection Acts (DPA), without necessarily having training and/or an academic background in legal studies. “...

Dec 04: 2019 Loleta D. Fyan Grant now accepting proposals

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's Library & Research Center is now accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant, a grant for up to $5,000 for the improvement of public libraries and the services they provide. Loleta D. Fyan, ALA President 1951-1952, believed that every...

Dec 04: Forty ALA student chapter members chosen to participate in the 2019 Student to Staff Program

CHICAGO — Forty student members of the American Library Association (ALA) will participate in the ALA Student-to-Staff program at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, June 20-June 25.

Established in 1973, the program allows 40 students, both ALA members and members of their...

Dec 04: Kathryn Greer Named a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader

The Library and Information Technology Association is proud to announce that Kathryn Greer has been selected as a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader.

Greer is the Systems and Digital Content Librarian at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where she serves as an administrator of...

Dec 04: Rachel Murdock Named a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader

The Library and Information Technology Association is proud to announce that Rachel Murdock has been selected as a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader.

Murdock is the Innovative Librarian at Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin. At HPL she handles emerging technologies and maker...

Dec 04: Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Bedford, N.Y. librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella, librarian at Katonah Village Library in Bedford, New York, was named a winner of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Hartwell-Mandella was selected...

Dec 04: Linda Robinson receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Mansfield, Conn., librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Linda Robinson, library media specialist at Mansfield Middle School in Mansfield, Connecticut, was named a winner of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Robinson was...

Dec 04: Terri Gallagher and Paula Kelly receive 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Two Pittsburgh-area librarians recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Terri Gallagher, reference librarian with Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) library in Monaca, Pennsylvania, and Paula Kelly, director of the Whitehall Public Library in...

Dec 04: Tamara Cox receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Piedmont, S.C. librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Tamara Cox, a school librarian at Wren High School Library in Piedmont, South Carolina, was named a winner of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Cox was selected...

Dec 04: Joy Bridwell chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Box Elder, Mont., librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Joy Bridwell, librarian at Stone Child College in Box Elder, Montana, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Bridwell is recognized for her leadership in...

Dec 04: Ginny Blackson chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Ellensburg, Wash. librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Ginny Blackson, collection development and management librarian at the James E. Brooks Library in Ellensburg, Washington, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award....

Dec 04: Jennifer Berg Gaither chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Baltimore librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Jennifer Berg Gaither, librarian at the Baltimore City College (BCC), was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Gaither is being recognized for her leadership in transforming...

Dec 04: Lindsey Tomsu receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Algonquin, Ill., librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Lindsey Tomsu, teen librarian at the Algonquin (Illinois) Area Public Library District, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Tomsu is recognized for her...

Dec 04: Nancy Daniel receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Morganton, N.C., librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Nancy Daniel, library director at the Western Piedmont Community College, in Morganton, North Carolina, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Daniel is being...

Dec 03: American Library Association Announces I Love My Librarian Awards

Winners exemplify the invaluable role librarians play within their communities, schools and campuses

NEW YORK – A...

Dec 03: Give the gift of witty and thought-provoking writing prompts specifically for library lovers

CHICAGO — “This Journal Is Overdue”—and you’re the author. Start writing!

Just in time for the holidays, get your creative juices flowing with a new collection of witty and...

Nov 30: NMRT Accepting applications for the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award

ALA’s New Member’s Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications to the Shirley Olofson Memorial...

Nov 30: Accepting applications for the NMRT Professional Development Grant

ALA's New Members Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications for the NMRT Professional Development Grant. Given on an annual basis, the award is intended to help offset the cost of...

Nov 29: ALA awards 250 libraries with microfunding for CS Education Week 2018, launches Ready to Code website

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the American Library Association’s (ALA) ...

Nov 28: OIF Seeks Censorship Information from 2018

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is seeking information on challenges and censorship incidents that occurred in 2018 in libraries, schools and universities. Library workers, educators and community members are encouraged to...