Press Releases

Aug 16: ALA Council rescinds Meeting Rooms: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

CHICAGO – Today the American Library Association (ALA) announced the outcome of a vote by ALA Council to rescind 2018 updates to the Meeting Rooms: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. The vote comes after a swift response from ALA members, leadership, its offices and library...

Aug 16: Patricia C. Franks updates her go-to reference text for RIM students and professionals

CHICAGO — The new second edition of “Records and Information Management,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, cements this work’s status as an up-to-date classic, its content updated and expanded to...

Aug 15: Teens can now vote for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO – Voting for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten official titles is now open.

Teens all around the world can start casting their...

Aug 15: Ethics for records and information management

CHICAGO — The scope and reach of information, driven by the explosive growth of information technologies and content types, has expanded dramatically over the past 30 years. The consequences of these changes to records and information management (RIM) professionals are profound, necessitating...

Aug 14: Forty-five state library associations partner with ALA to offer joint student membership program

CHICAGO — Forty-five state library associations (ALA Chapters) partner with the American Library Association (ALA) to offer a joint student membership program, which allows students engaged in a program of study or certification in MLS/MLIS, CAEP and LTA programs for no more than five total...

Aug 14: Friends of Shelby Area District Library and Friends of the Ravenna Library receive United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — The Friends of the Shelby (Michigan) Area District Library and the Friends of the Ravenna (Nebraska) Library have been recognized with United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards for outstanding efforts to support their libraries. Each group receives $1,000 and a...

Aug 14: ALSC now accepting applications for 2019 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2019 Penguin...

Aug 14: Rosen Publishing Group sponsors AASL Distinguished Service Award

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is pleased to announce The Rosen Publishing Group as the new sponsor of the AASL Distinguished Service Award. The prestigious award recognizes an individual member of the library profession who has, over a significant period, made an...

Aug 14: Rob Reid's collection of hundreds of story program activities

CHICAGO — “200+ Original and Adapted Story Program Activities,” published by ALA Editions, is a delightful new resource ready for use by children’s librarians, elementary-level media specialists, and early childhood instructors. Master...

Aug 13: Taylor-Cloud wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2018 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Kimberly Taylor-Cloud, a Youth Services Librarian at the Fairburn Branch Library of the Atlanta-Fulton (Georgia) Public Library System, has won the 2018 Young Adult Services Symposium library worker stipend from the Young Adult Library...

Aug 13: DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2018 Teens’ Top Ten voting

CHICAGO, IL – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced that it will be partnering with DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teen books, to host the voting for the 2018 Teens’...

Aug 09: Volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and joint committees for 2019 - 2021

CHICAGO — Wanda Kay Brown, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to serve on an ALA, Council or joint committee for the 2019-2021 term (terms start on July 1, 2019). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities, and...

Aug 09: LLAMA webinar helps leaders move beyond problem fixing

A common complaint among library managers and leaders is that they spend so much time reacting to crises and fixing problems that there’s not enough time left to lead change at their organizations. While there’s no single solution to this, there is an approach that can help. The Library...

Aug 08: ALSC’s “Children and Libraries” journal honored with publishing award

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce that its journal, “Children and Libraries” (CAL), received a 2018 Apex Award for Publication Excellence in the category of Magazines, Journals & Tabloids. 

Apex Awards are based on excellence in graphic...

Aug 08: Learn about OED, imposter syndrome, critical information literacy, more in upcoming ACRL e-Learning webcasts

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a variety of new e-Learning webcasts to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. These interactive webcasts last 60 minutes and take place in an interactive online classroom; group discounts are available. Learn...

Aug 08: New iteration: Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data eCourse

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...

Aug 07: AASL Webinar Presenters Wanted

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars 30-60 minutes in length. Proposals may be submitted using the ...

Aug 07: YALSA announces new Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its new Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award.

The purpose of the YALSA...

Aug 06: Looking for nation’s favorite librarians for I Love My Librarian Award

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking nominations for the coveted 2018 I Love My Librarian Award, which recognizes librarians for transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. The national award invites library users to nominate their favorite...

Aug 03: New iteration: Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities. Paul Signorelli...

Aug 03: New iteration: Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated...

Aug 03: AASL welcomes new Knowledge Quest bloggers

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is proud to welcome an additional cast of bloggers for its Knowledge Quest websiteKnowledge Quest offers breaking news,...

Aug 02: YALSA announces cohort 3 participants of Future Ready with the Library project

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the 24 participants of the last cohort of its Future Ready with the Library project. The project is funded by the Institute of...

Aug 02: LLAMA Webinar Helps You Create an Emotionally Intelligent Organization

Much has been written about the importance of individuals becoming more emotionally intelligent, especially in the workplace. Today’s library leaders and supervisors are expected to have at least some familiarity with emotional intelligence as it pertains to them personally. But what about the...

Aug 01: Engle, Han, Kenney, receive Friends of ALSC Institute scholarships

The Friends of ALSC have awarded three scholarships to the 2018 ALSC National Institute to Kim Engle, Hyunjin Han, and Sophie Kenney in efforts to support ALSC’s goal of continuing education for children’s librarians. This year a third scholarship was awarded to a North Carolina member who...

Jul 31: ALA report shares findings, illustrates successes from 10 years of the American Dream Literacy Initiative

A newly released American Library Association (ALA) report marks the 10th anniversary of the American Dream Literacy Initiative and celebrates the many ways that participating public...