Press Releases

Apr 10: New Issue of the ‘Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy’ Now Available Online

CHICAGO — The new issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP), Vol. 2, No.3-4, is now live and available to subscribers online. Subscribers can view it on the JIFP...

Apr 10: Halaychik and Maynor receive 2018 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Corey Halaychik, library director at the State University of New York Maritime College, and Ashley Maynor, digital scholarship librarian at New York University, have been chosen to receive the 2018...

Apr 09: New session: Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's with Timothy J. Dickey. This workshop will last...

Apr 09: Author, Robert Fieseler is Auditorium Speaker at 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans

Robert W. Fieseler is a journalist and essayist who graduated co-valedictorian from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and received the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship and the Lynton Fellowship in Book Writing.  When the editor-in-chief of Liveright Publishing approached...

Apr 09: New microlearning event: Blockchain Explained

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new microlearning event, Blockchain Explained with Jason Griffey. This microlearning event will last 30 minutes and take place at 12:00pm...

Apr 09: New iteration: Getting Started with Library Service Design eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Getting Started with Library Service Design. Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey will serve as the...

Apr 09: New eCourse: Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-...

Apr 09: New eCourse: Digital Humanities for All Librarians

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

Apr 09: Jumpstart Your Conference with Preconference Programs from ALCTS

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will host a virtual preconference and two in-person preconferences before the 2018 ALA Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, La. The virtual preconference “The Road to Electronic Information Accessibility: How...

Apr 09: ALSC announces 2018 Notable Children’s Recordings

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2018 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...

Apr 09: Brearcliffe wins Emerging Technologies Section Achievement Award

CHICAGO—Donna Brearcliffe, Acting Head, Humanities & Social Sciences Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division of the Library of Congress has been selected as the 2018 winner of the Emerging...

Apr 09: New report affirms invaluable role of our nation’s libraries

CHICAGO – Today the American Library Association (ALA) released its 2018 State of America’s Libraries report, an annual summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 8 – 14, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries. The report affirms the...

Apr 06: Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund winner announced

CHICAGO – Anne Mlod is the 2018 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund."

An award of $1,000 is given to an ALA member to attend their first international conference. The Bogle Memorial Fund and...

Apr 06: New Dawn for Libraries: A Conversation with Dr. Carla Hayden

CHICAGO—RUSA President, Chris LeBeau invites all ALA Annual Conference attendees to attend the Reference and User Services Association's (RUSA) President’s Program, “New Dawn...

Apr 06: Dr. Ismail Abdullahi wins 2018 John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award

CHICAGO — Dr. Ismail H. Abdullahi, professor of Global Library and Information Science at the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University, has been named the 2018 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee’s John Ames...

Apr 06: Carnegie Whitney Grant 2018 Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. ...

Apr 06: Winners of the 2018 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation will honor the two winners of the 2018 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries Saturday onsite at the ALA 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. The grants, funded by the Will and Ann Eisner...

Apr 05: Sue Halpern slated as featured speaker at Andrew Carnegie Medals ceremony

CHICAGO—Sue Halpern, who has written about  butterflies and therapy dogs, as well as solitude and neuroscience, in both her warm and witty creative nonfiction and her incisive novels, is confirmed as the featured speaker for the...

Apr 04: Applications for United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards due May 1

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to friends of the library groups and library foundations. Applications are due May 1, 2018.

Given annually since 2000, the Baker & Taylor Awards have recognized more than...

Apr 04: Apply now for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has opened up the application period for its 2018 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

In celebration of the upcoming announcement of the ...

Apr 03: Autism Awareness Month Resources

CHICAGO - According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around one percent of the world’s population has autism spectrum disorder.

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Apr 03: Nation celebrates the value of bookmobiles April 11, 2018

CHICAGO – Every day, bookmobiles help transform the communities they serve, providing everything from access to books, magazines and videos to job search assistance and much more.

On Wednesday, April 11, our nation celebrates National...

Apr 03: Nation to recognize contributions of library workers April 10, 2018

CHICAGO – Today’s library workers play a critical role in meeting the needs of the communities they serve, from offering social service support and health services to career and small business development assistance and tools to help combat fake news. April 10 is National Library Workers Day (...

Apr 03: ACRL program proposals for 2019 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

For the second year,...

Apr 02: ALCTS News is on the Move

CHICAGO—Today the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is launching the new ALCTS News website on WordPress, moving from the previous content management system Drupal. With this migration, ALCTS News hopes...

Apr 02: Final Reminder: Polls close April 4 in 2018 PLA Election

CHICAGO -- Time is running out for Public Library Association (PLA) members to cast their ballots in the association's 2018 election. The polls will...

Apr 02: ACRL selects consultants for new research environment and scholarly communication system project

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has selected the team of Rebecca R. Kennison (Principal, K|N Consultants Ltd.) and Nancy L. Maron (Founder, BlueSky to BluePrint, LLC) to design, develop, and deliver a new report on effective and promising practices within the...

Mar 30: Washington Post's Ron Charles wins Louis Shores Award for reviewing

CHICAGO - Ron Charles, Editor of "Book World"at the Washington Post was selected as the 2018 winner for the Louis Shores Award for excellence in reviewing administered by the Collection Development...

Mar 30: New session: Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci....