Press Releases

Jan 08: ALCTS Speaker Uncovers Southern Food and Family

CHICAGO—Michael W. Twitty, author of “The Cooking Gene” (Harper Collins 2017), is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’...

Jan 08: New Year, New Standards, New Learning

CHICAGO – As the New Year begins, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages its members to keep their professional development resolution and visit AASL eCOLLAB – their one-stop shop for on-demand learning. Members can access eCOLLAB at ...

Jan 05: Presidenta electa de Asociación de Bibliotecas de los Estados Unidos visitará bibliotecas de Puerto Rico

(En Inglés)

CHICAGO – En tiempos de desastre, las bibliotecas son un recurso invaluable para las comunidades necesitadas. Cuando hay zonas...

Jan 05: Keeling and Moreillon seek 2019-2020 AASL presidency

CHICAGO – AASL members Mary Keeling and Judi Moreillon will seek the 2019-2020 AASL presidential term during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) election. A full slate of AASL candidates can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/elections.

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Jan 05: Community Engagement and Fundraising: An American Libraries Live webcast

CHICAGO — Libraries serve their communities above all else, and it’s crucial that librarians work not only with people in the community but also with institutions and businesses. Building positive and productive relationships with these organizations can be a challenge, but they can be...

Jan 05: American Library Association president-elect to tour Puerto Rico libraries

(El Español)

CHICAGO – In times of disaster libraries serve as an invaluable resource to communities in need. When areas are affected...

Jan 04: Brian Selznick and David Serlin to Present Closing Session at 2018 ALSC Institute

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced that authors, Brian Selznick and David Serlin, will present the Closing General Session at the ALSC National Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. This event will take place at the...

Jan 04: YALSA names 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

The Quick...

Jan 04: An updated guide to licensing digital content

CHICAGO — Of the second edition of “Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians,”  American Reference Books Annual declared, “Lesley Ellen Harris’s book...

Jan 04: ALA President announces 12-member cohort for newly launched ALA Policy Corps

American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal today announced the 12 library and information professionals selected to participate in the inaugural ALA Policy Corps, which aims to develop a cadre of experts with deep and...

Jan 03: Misty Copeland READ® poster and more in new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – The ALA Graphics spring catalog has mailed with a fabulous selection of new products. Author, ballerina, and 2018 National Library Week honorary chair Misty Copeland graces the catalog...

Jan 03: New workshop—Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction with Jill Hurst-Wahl....

Jan 03: December 2017 ITAL Issue Published

Chicago -- The December issue (volume 36, number 4) of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is now available.

Reviewed Articles and Communications
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Jan 02: ALA announces petition candidates for ALA Council

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals have filed petitions for positions on the ALA Council for the 2018 ALA Election:

Shannon DeSantis, School Library Media Specialist, Peoples Academy Middle Level and High School,...

Jan 02: Accepting Applications for the 2018 Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

The American Library Association's (ALA) Learning Round Table (LRT) will award up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members...

Jan 02: Practical, research-based solutions for the dysfunctional library

CHICAGO — There is an unfortunate stigma to acknowledging workplace dysfunction, let alone trying to grapple with the problem. But negative behaviors such as incivility, toxicity, deviant behavior, workplace politics, and team and leadership dysfunction not only make the library a stressful...

Dec 29: 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Entries Due January 12

The 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Call for Entries is now available.  The awards, managed by ALA/LLAMA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), encourage excellence in the architectural design and planning...

Dec 29: Meet the 2018 Intellectual Freedom Bloggers!

On Monday, we flip the calendars to 2018; we resolve to change our lifestyles for the better; and we welcome a new slate of intellectual freedom advocates to share opinions and knowledge about a core value of the librarian profession.

The...

Dec 28: Call for Submissions 2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition

Call for Submissions
2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition

sponsored by the Marketing and Communications Community of Practice
Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
a division of...

Dec 26: Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) Journal Winter Edition Now Available

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CHICAGO - It is Christmas Eve here as I write the...

Dec 21: Jewel Davis Selected as 2018 NMRT Emerging Leader

The New Members Round Table (NMRT) is pleased to sponsor Jewel Davis as our 2018 Emerging Leader. The sponsorship consists of a $1000 award towards attendance at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver and ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. As NMRT's Emerging...

Dec 19: Professional development goes ‘Beyond the Horizon’ on AASL eCOLLAB

CHICAGO – More than seventy concurrent sessions recorded at the AASL National Conference & Exhibition in Phoenix are now available for view on the American Association of School Librarians’ professional development repository, ...

Dec 19: Libraries invited to apply for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club pilot program for underserved youth

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites libraries to apply for a pilot of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Great Stories Club (GSC), a thematic reading and discussion program series that will...

Dec 19: McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) creates ALA Student Chapter

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that the School of Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, has created a new ALA student chapter.

Each ALA student chapter has its own character and purpose. All enhance students' ALA membership by...

Dec 19: Susan Wiggs among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at Midwinter

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Susan Wiggs, Silas House, Elisabeth Hyde, Ariel Lawhon, Molly Tanzer and Spencer Wise  will be among the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver...