Press Releases

Mar 07: Lindsey Whittington Receives Immroth Award

The ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Immroth Awards Committee is pleased to announce Lindsey Whittington as ALA’s recipient for this year’s John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award, which honors...

Mar 07: M. Kathleen Kern Named Reference and User Services Quarterly Journal Editor

CHICAGO - M. Kathleen Kern has been appointed incoming editor of RUSA's Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) journal. Kathleen began as editor-designate in early February and will assume the position of editor on July 1, 2018.

“Kathleen is a fine writer and has...

Mar 06: Michael Daria receives AASL Distinguished School Administrator Award

CHICAGO – Michael Daria, superintendent of Tuscaloosa City Schools (TCS), is the recipient of the 2018 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Distinguished School Administrator Award. Sponsored by ProQuest, the $2,000 award recognizes and honors a school administrator who has made...

Mar 06: Twenty-five libraries selected for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club pilot program

CHICAGO — Twenty-five libraries have been selected to participate in the pilot phase of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Great Stories Club, a thematic reading and discussion program series that will engage underserved teens through literature-based library outreach programs...

Mar 06: New session: Developing Effective Community Partnerships Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Developing Effective Community Partnerships with Paul Signorelli and Andrew Sanderbeck. This...

Mar 06: New workshop: Transforming the Library with User Experience

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Transforming the Library with User Experience with Amy Deschenes. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2...

Mar 06: Bucks County Community College wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Bucks County Community College has been chosen to receive the 2018 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its Learning Resources...

Mar 06: AASL seeks bloggers for Knowledge Quest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks bloggers for its Knowledge Quest website: knowledgequest.aasl.org. To apply to become a KQ blogger for 2018-2019, please visit...

Mar 06: Watanabe chosen as YALSA’s 2018 Board Fellow

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has chosen Josie Watanabe, Formal Learning Librarian at the Seattle (Washington) Public Library as their 2018 Board Fellow. Watanabe will start her term as...

Mar 06: Application now open for AASL Standards Implementation Grant

CHICAGO – The application for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards is now open. Three grants in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded to...

Mar 05: New session: Using Change Management to Transform Your Library Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Using Change Management to Transform Your Library with Catherine Soehner. This workshop will last...

Mar 05: Culinary Historian Michael W. Twitty to serve as 2018 Preservation Week® Honorary Chair

CHICAGO – Food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian and historical interpreter Michael W. Twitty will join the Association for Library Collections &Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, to pass on his knowledge of family history and cooking...

Mar 05: Nominations open for 2018 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award

CHICAGO - The Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) of the American Library Association seeks nominations for the 2018 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award. 

The David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award recognizes recent articles that include significant new...

Mar 05: Your guide to the 2018 ALA elections

As the American Library Association (ALA) gears up for its 2018 elections, an electronic election guide is once again available to help inform members about the candidates and the election process. “Your Guide to the 2018 ALA Elections” contains general information about the ALA presidency,...

Mar 02: COSWL Celebrates National Women’s History Month

During the entire month of March, the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) will recognize and celebrate women’s achievements with National Women’s History Month.

 

National...

Mar 02: Nancy E. Kraft receives Banks Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO—Nancy E. Kraft is the recipient of the 2018 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. This award is given annually by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical...

Mar 01: Teach for ASCLA - Seeking Subject Matter Experts

CHICAGO - ASCLA invites experienced librarians and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars and online courses to...

Mar 01: ALSC invites applications for 2019 Arbuthnot Lecture with Dr. Debbie Reese

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2019 event featuring scholar, blogger, and...

Mar 01: Larry P. Alford wins 2018 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — Larry P. Alford, chief librarian at the University of Toronto, has been named the 2018 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Alford will receive a cash award and citation during the ACRL President’s Program on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the ALA Annual Conference in New...

Mar 01: A critical analysis of library and information service architecture

CHICAGO — In their new book “Information Systems: Process and Practice,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the...

Feb 28: Center for the Future of Libraries opens call for 2018 Fellowship proposals

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries invites applications for its Fellowship program.

The Future of Libraries Fellowship will provide...

Feb 28: American Library Association appoints Cushman & Wakefield as strategic real estate advisor

CHICAGOThe American Library Association (ALA) has appointed Cushman & Wakefield as its exclusive real estate advisory firm to assist in the development of strategic real estate options that support the mission, business, and financial goals of the ALA.

As their...

Feb 28: COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2018 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

The May 2017 policy revision to...

Feb 27: Ten ALA Spectrum Scholars awarded grants to attend PLA 2018 Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has awarded travel grants for ten Spectrum Scholars to attend the PLA 2018 Conference, taking place Mar. 20-24 in Philadelphia. Penn. The American Library Association's...

Feb 27: AASL Standards storytelling campaign promotes enduring examples of teaching and learning

CHICAGO – As part of the implementation of its new “National School Library Standards,” the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched a video storytelling campaign. With Every Standard Tells A Story, school library professionals can submit their own  narratives on how school...

Feb 27: Actress, Viola Davis to Close the 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Viola Davis will close the 2018 Annual Conference as she discusses her children’s book, Corduroy Takes a Bow. Illustrated by...

Feb 27: American Library Association gears up for 2018 ALA election

CHICAGO – The American Library Association is gearing up for its upcoming election. Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 12, 2018 for the Association’s annual election and will close on Wednesday, April 4 at 11:59 a.m. Central time.

The American Library Association elections...

Feb 27: Collard named 2018 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

CHICAGO – Scott A. Collard, head of specialized research services at New York University, is the recipient of the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award.

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Feb 27: Present a webinar and make professional development connections during School Library Month

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites webinar proposals to be presented as part of its annual School Library Month programming. Observed in April, School Library Month celebrates school libraries as approachable, equitable, and personalized learning environments...