Press Releases

Apr 15: Caroline B. Sinkinson Selected as 2016 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has chosen Caroline B. Sinkinson, teaching and learning librarian at The University of Colorado, Boulder as the 2016 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award.  The...

Apr 15: LIRT Announces the Winner of the 2016 Innovation in Instruction Award

The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association is pleased to announce that the 2016 Innovation in Instruction Award will be presented to the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Geneseo’s Milne Library at the ALA...

Apr 14: Kino Lorber to create scholarship for future media librarians

New York City - Art-house film distribution company Kino Lorber, Inc., today announced its collaboration with the Video Roundtable (VRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) in creating a scholarship for future media librarians. The scholarship is to be given once a year to a Masters degree...

Apr 14: Deborah D. Levitov wins The Norman Horrocks-Rowman & Littlefield Press Annual Conference Travel Award

CHICAGO — The Norman Horrocks-Rowman & Littlefield Press Annual Conference Travel Award of the Retired Members Round Table will be presented to Deborah D. Levitov of Lincoln, Nebraska, at the RMRT program at 1 p.m. Sunday in Orlando, Florida, during the American Library Association Annual...

Apr 14: 2016 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2016 Teens Top Ten Nominees.

This year’s list of nominees features 26 titles that were published...

Apr 13: PLA 2016 draws more than 8,000 to Denver for nation’s largest public library conference

CHICAGO – More than 8,000 public library professionals, exhibitors, speakers and supporters gathered in Denver and online from April 5 – 9 for the Public Library Association (PLA) 2016 Conference. As the nation’s largest public library conference, PLA 2016 explored the library’s evolving role in...

Apr 13: ALA, Google launch “Libraries Ready to Code”
 
Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and Google, Inc. are launching the “Libraries Ready to Code” project to investigate the current nature of coding activities in public and school libraries for youth and broaden the reach and scope of this work.
 
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Apr 13: Libraries to Congress: Carve House Judiciary ECPA reform bill in stone now
 
The following statement was issued by the American Library Association upon passage by the House Judiciary Committee of the Chairman’s Substitute Amendment to the Email Privacy Act, H.R. 699.  It may be attributed to ALA President Sari Feldman:
 
"Passage...
Apr 13: ACRL releases The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans,” edited by Nancy Fawley and Nikki Krysak.

“The Discovery Tool...

Apr 13: ALA launches Public Policy Advisory Council
 
As part of its National Policy Convening, the American Library Association (ALA) today announces the establishment of a Public Policy Advisory Council (PPAC) to strengthen the engagement of the library...
Apr 13: Practical tips for facilitating research

CHICAGO — Information professionals have a key role to play in facilitating the development of researchers who are able to operate confidently and successfully in the information world. Grounded in current theory and informed by practitioners from around the world, “...

Apr 12: YALSA awarded IMLS Grant to help rural, small, and tribal libraries

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has been awarded $305,085 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of the...

Apr 12: Andrea Catania-Stephenson receives AASL Innovative Reading Grant

CHICAGO – Andrea Catania-Stephenson, school librarian at El Camino Fundamental High School in Sacramento, California, is the recipient of the 2016 American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant. Sponsored by Capstone, the $2,500 grant supports the planning and...

Apr 12: 'Brotherhood' project from G. W. Carver Middle School receives AASL Collaborative School Library Award

CHICAGO – Deborah Floyd, Stephanie Stargardt and Joshua Forbes from G. W. Carver Middle School in Chester, Virginia, are the recipients of the 2016 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award for their collaborative project “Brotherhood, A Novel: Making...

Apr 12: Innovative and successful diversity-in-action ideas sought for 2016 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair

CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services invites library professionals from all kinds of institutions to submit proposals to participate in the 2016 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the American Library Association's...

Apr 12: Paula Poundstone to headline ‘The Laugh’s On Us’ sponsored by SAGE Publishing

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by SAGE Publishing, featuring standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Poundstone is a frequent panelist for NPR’s “...

Apr 12: Webinar! "Dear Representative" in time for NLLD

Oftentimes, librarians associate National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) with the singular issue of funding and budget support. But there are many issues that librarians can advocate for to their elected officials. 

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Apr 12: Melanie Townsend Diggs receives the 2016 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

CHICAGO – Melanie Townsend Diggs, Pennsylvania Avenue Branch manager of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity. Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, will co-present Townsend...

Apr 12: A guidebook of RDA essentials

CHICAGO — “RDA Essentials,” co-published by ALA, CLA, and Facet Publishing (CILIP) and available in the U.S. and Mexico through the ALA Store, is a concise guide to cataloging with RDA:...

Apr 12: ALA Appoints Roger Rosen as Senior Advisor for National Policy Advocacy
 
The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Rosen as a senior advisor in its Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). In this capacity, Rosen will provide guidance on a broad range of topics in OITP’s new Program on Youth &...
Apr 11: “State of America’s Libraries 2016” shows service transformation to meet tech demands of library patrons

CHICAGO – Libraries are not just about what they have for people, but what they do for and with people. With communities still recovering from the Great Recession, academic, school and public libraries continue to transform and shift resources and services to  meet the needs of tech-savvy...

Apr 11: 2016 Teen Read Week™ Initiative launched

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its 2016 Teen Read Week (TRW) website, www.ala.org/teenread

YALSA encourages libraries to use a multi-lingual “...

Apr 08: Apply now for the 2016 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant

CHICAGO – Eligible library staff, afterschool providers and educators can now apply for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 2016 Teen Read Week...

Apr 08: Publisher partners with libraries for Money Smart Week promotion

HarperCollins offers special pricing on seven finance-related ebook titles

CHICAGO – Libraries celebrating Money Smart Week, April 23 – 30, will have the opportunity to take advantage of an offer from publisher HarperCollins to receive special pricing for...

Apr 07: ALA to Host Natl. Policy Convening on Advancing Economic Opportunities, Supporting Youth with Technology
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.―The innovation economy, digital learning and computer science, and even the future of the Library of Congress are all timely topics for this election season. The American Library Association (ALA) will debate each at its first...
Apr 06: Applications due April 15 for 2016 ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO – The deadline for applications for the 2016 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute is quickly approaching. Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2016. The institute, which will take place...

Apr 06: Registration for YALSA’s 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium now open

CHICAGO — Registration for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium, which takes place Nov. 4-6 in Pittsburgh, is now open. Individuals can...

Apr 06: Kate Lechtenberg receives AASL Frances Henne Award

CHICAGO – Kate Lechtenberg, school librarian in Ankeny Community Schools located in Des Moines, Iowa, is the recipient of the 2016 American...

Apr 06: PLA premieres library advocacy video series at national conference

DENVER — At the intersection of practice and advocacy is the story of libraries’ and library staff’s positive impacts on individuals and communities. Better understanding and capturing these impacts drives the work of Project Outcome...

Apr 05: ALA, AASL provide support for high school librarians in Cleveland

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) are providing support to local efforts to avert cuts to high school librarians in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD).

The proposed cuts directly follow district reform...

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