Press Releases

Nov 01: Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is December 31,...

Nov 01: Freedom to Read Foundation and ALA/OIF offer webinar on the History of Intellectual Freedom and Censorship

CHICAGO — Join intellectual freedom educators and advocates Emily Knox, Joyce Latham, and Candace Morgan as they discuss the history of intellectual freedom and censorship from the Roman Empire into our digital age. The panelists will also cover history of these topics within the American...

Nov 01: Libraries invited to apply for Great Stories Club ‘Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide’ Grants

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invites libraries to apply for the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for underserved teens featuring books under the theme “Nature vs. Nurture: Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide.” The project is...

Nov 01: Veizaga named Member Manager of Teen Programming HQ

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Angela Veizaga as the new member manager of its Teen Programming HQ website.

Veizaga is a Systemwide Youth Programs Librarian at the Boston Public Library and will serve a...

Oct 31: Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina add their voice to ESSA state planning

CHICAGO –Three additional states have added their voice to the call for school librarian participation in the development of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state implementation plans. More than 150 school librarians and educational stakeholders in Florida, North Carolina and South...

Oct 31: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed, Auditorium Speaker at 2017 Midwinter Meeting

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and law professor Annette Gordon-Reed, author of several books including The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family and most recently “Most Blessed of Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (with Peter S. Onuf), is...

Oct 31: LIS Students: Apply for the LITA/Ex Libris Writing Award

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by ...

Oct 31: PLA sponsors Emerging Leaders Heather Novotny and Heather Thompson

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to sponsor Heather Novotny and Heather Thompson as its representatives for the 2017 ALA Emerging Leaders program...

Oct 31: PLA releases first Project Outcome Annual Report
 
CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) has launched the first Project Outcome Annual Report. Access the 2016 Annual Report to analyze survey results, learn what patrons benefited from most, and see what Project...
Oct 28: Year’s best in adult reading and reference unveiled at RUSA’s Book and Media Awards

CHICAGO—All ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees are invited to this free event to celebrate the winners of the many adult reading and reference awards at RUSA's Book and Media Awards ceremony. The event will take place from 5-7p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 in the...

Oct 28: Urban visionary Ryan Gravel is 2017 Midwinter Meeting Arthur Curley Memorial Lecturer

Ryan Gravel, urban visionary, planner, designer, and author of Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities, will bring his message to the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, GA, as the Arthur Curley Memorial Lecturer on Saturday, January 21st...

Oct 27: Bayci, Halpern, Ibacache and Tucker receive Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the 2017 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award to Emily Bayci, Naperville (Illinois) Public Library; Katy Halpern, Lake Hiawatha (New Jersey) Library; Kathia Ibacache, Simi Valley (California) Public Library; Laura...

Oct 27: [Deadline Extended to 12/2] ASCLA’s Online Learning Proposals Submissions

CHICAGO – Do you have an idea for a webinar or online course you would like to present? The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians to submit a webinar...

Oct 27: RBM call for submissions

CHICAGO – RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage (RBM), a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, seeks submissions pertaining to special collections and cultural heritage...

Oct 26: ALSC selects Tori Ann Ogawa as 2017 Emerging Leader

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Tori Ann Ogawa of the Darien Library in Darien, Conn. as its representative in the...

Oct 25: ALA unveils shortlist for 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States...

Oct 25: The ALA joins the list of #GivingTuesday organizations

CHICAGO — Support the future of our nation’s libraries and donate to the ALA and its divisions on #GivingTuesday, Nov.29. #GivingTuesday is a social media driven day of giving held in conjunction with the beginning of the holiday season and end-of-year giving.

Society is at a critical...

Oct 25: Sponsor a Literary Landmark for Children’s Book Week 2017

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries is partnering with the ALA-Children’s Book Council Joint Committee to designate seven Literary Landmarks during Children’s Book Week (May 1-7, 2017).

United for Libraries, the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader encourage groups...

Oct 25: EMIERT accepting proposals for 2017 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) is now accepting proposals for presentations highlighting ethnic and multicultural library programs at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago.  

EMIERT invites proposals for presentations that showcase...

Oct 25: Nominations open for 2017 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

CHICAGO  Librarians face adversity every day, whether they are defending a challenged book, responding to collection and building damage after floods and fires, remaining open as a safe space during civil unrest or fighting to provide services on a limited budget.

If you know a...

Oct 25: Save the date for the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections

CHICAGO — Equity, diversity and inclusion are important concepts for libraries and librarians as the nation’s population becomes more diverse, inclusiveness more essential, and access to information critical. In fact, equity, diversity and inclusion are so significant that the American Library...

Oct 25: eLearning: RUSA's winter webinars

Each webinar registration is $45 for RUSA members; $50 for ALA members; $65 for non-ALA members; $25 for student members and retired ALA members....

Oct 25: Cappadonia, Patterson Win Friends of ALSC Mini Institute Scholarships

The Friends of ALSC have awarded scholarships to the ALSC Mini Institute in...

Oct 25: Work Smarter with “Online Productivity Tools”

Chicago -- Work smarter with  "Online Productivity Tools: Smart Shortcuts and Clever Tricks" the latest LITA webinar as presented by Jaclyn McKewan, to be given on Tuesday November 8...

Oct 25: American Library Association announces Emerging Leader participants for class of 2017

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 50 people to participate in its 2017 class of Emerging Leaders.  The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA...

Oct 24: Intellectual freedom nominations for the John Philip Immroth Memorial Award due soon

CHICAGO —The deadline for nominations for the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award is Dec. 1, 2016. The Immroth Award honors intellectual freedom...

Oct 24: New Workshop: Taking Advantage of Emerging Tech in 2017

CHICAGO—ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Taking Advantage of Emerging Tech in 2017 with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific...

Oct 24: International Games Day 2016 focuses on bringing in big fun on a small budget

International Games Day (IGD) is back to celebrate games in libraries on November 19th, 2016. This annual tradition is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world and hosted by the American Library Association’s Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT), in collaboration with Nordic Game...

Oct 21: [Deadline EXTENDED] RUSA’s Online Learning Proposal Submissions

CHICAGO – Do you have an idea for a webinar or online course you would like to present? Send the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) a webinar proposal or online course...

Oct 20: Fantastic Beasts and more arrive in the new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics has released its winter 2016 catalog featuring 32 pages of exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries everywhere. The catalog cover...

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