Press Releases

Mar 01: Nominating committee seeks candidates for 2017 election

CHICAGO - The Nominating Committee for the 2017 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2017 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect and Councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer...

Mar 01: Special C&RL issue focuses on assessment as action research

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released a special issue of the journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL) featuring a selection of seven action research studies by teams who participated in the...

Mar 01: Join YALSA for a Twitter Takeover during Teen Tech Week™ 2016

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) will host a twitter takeover during Teen Tech Week™, March 6-12, 2016.

Teen Tech Week...

Feb 29: Denda wins 2016 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Kayo Denda, head of the Margery Somers Foster Center and Women’s Studies librarian at Rutgers University, has been selected as the 2016 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors...

Feb 29: COSWL Celebrates National Women’s History Month

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

Feb 29: Catch the programming bug with Rob Reid's lively, humorous eCourse!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Storytime Shenanigans: Building Great Programs for Preschoolers. Rob Reid will serve as the instructor for a three-week facilitated eCourse starting on Apr....

Feb 29: Learning instructional design essentials

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Instructional Design Essentials. Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will serve as the instructors for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Apr. 18, 2016...

Feb 29: Lindsay Schettler awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO – Lindsay Schettler, the special collections and content management librarian at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas, has been awarded the 2016 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant.

The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant is given by the...

Feb 29: ALCTS’ Piercy Award to Annie Peterson

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) named Annie Peterson, Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS, the winner of the 2016 Esther J. Piercy Award. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 25 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2016...

Feb 29: New workshop: Taking the Fear out of How-To Fests: 20 Activity ideas in 90 Minutes

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new workshop Taking the Fear out of How-To Fests: 20 Activity Ideas in 90 Minutes, with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 4...

Feb 29: Improving Your Library’s Mobile Services, popular workshop returns!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop Improving Your Library's Mobile Services, with Bohyun Kim. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Apr. 27,...

Feb 26: Demand for Apple encryption tool threatens library users’ privacy

CHICAGO – Libraries have a direct and immediate stake in the outcome of the Apple case, as patrons have 24/7 access to library materials and resources via their smart phones, tablets and mobile devices. Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Association (ALA) released the following...

Feb 26: Bestselling author, TV host Brad Meltzer is 2016 ALA Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker

Nonfiction, suspense novels for adults, children’s books, comic books, TV shows, and 2016 Honorary Chair of ALA’s Preservation Week—the multi-talented New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer does them all and more. A core belief underpins and runs through each of his projects:...

Feb 25: Austin Community College program wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Austin Community College Library Services has been chosen to receive the 2016 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its...

Feb 25: ALA gears up for 2016 election

CHICAGO – The American Library Association is gearing up for its upcoming election. Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 15, 2016 for the American Library Association’s annual election and will close on Friday, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. Central time.

For the eighth year in a row,...

Feb 25: Ross Atkinson award given to Janet Swan Hill

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Janet Swan Hill, retired associate director for technical services at the University of Colorado Boulder, as the 2016 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors...

Feb 25: Paige G. Andrew selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Paige G. Andrew is the recipient of the 2016 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented on June 25 at the ALCTS...

Feb 24: Learn about the future of the cloud of things at ALCTS President’s Program in Orlando

CHICAGO — Dr. Michael R. Nelson, Public Policy, CloudFlare and Adjunct Professor, Internet Studies, at Georgetown University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s...

Feb 24: 2016 Cunha-Swartzburg Award to Lori Foley

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services’ (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) Jury for the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award has selected Lori Foley as the 2016 recipient. The award,...

Feb 24: Cunningham-Kruppa receives Banks-Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO — Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa is the recipient of the 2016 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 Services (ALCTS). Sponsored by...

Feb 24: “The President could not have made a better choice": ALA comments on the pending nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden for Librarian of Congress

Washington, D.C. – President Obama announced today his intent to nominate Dr. Carla Hayden, a former president of the American Library Association (ALA) and the current Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland as the 14th Librarian of...

Feb 24: LLAMA webinar helps you justify your library budget

LLAMA webinar helps you justify your library budget

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Feb 23: Okerson and Holzman monograph wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

CHICAGO — The recipients of the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award are Ann Okerson and Alex Holzman for their monograph “The Once and Future Publishing Library” (CLIR, 2015...

Feb 23: Swanson Best of LRTS Award to Alonso Lifante and Molero Madrid

CHICAGO—M. Pilar Alonso Lifante, doctor of astronomical information retrieval, and Francisco Javier Molero Madrid, doctor of astrodynamics, at University of Murcia in Murcia, Spain, have been awarded the 2016 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for the article, "...

Feb 23: James L. Mullins wins 2016 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — James L. Mullins, dean of libraries and Esther Ellis Norton professor at Purdue University, has been named the 2016 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Mullins will receive a cash award and citation during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Named in honor...

Feb 23: 2016 Summer Teen Intern Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2016 Summer Teen Intern Grant.

The grant will allow libraries...

Feb 23: 2016 Summer Learning Resources Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2016 Summer Learning Resources Grant.

The grant’s purpose is...

Feb 22: School librarians heart AASL

CHICAGO – Why do school librarians love the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and enthusiastically Share the Wealth of AASL membership with their colleagues? Kathy Lester, Melissa Grabill and Courtney Lewis encouraged their school...

Feb 22: ALA task force seeks your input on economic implications of participating at ALA functions

CHICAGO — The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion was created in the spring of 2014 by then ALA President Barbara Stripling. Before moving forward with programs, actions or recommendations, the members of the Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion believe it is important...

Feb 22: Gene Luen Yang lends support to highlight the transformation of libraries as 2016 National Library Week Honorary Chair

CHICAGO — Libraries of all types consistently transform lives through free access to technology, digital literacy, career development, and opportunities for community engagement and lifelong learning.  In celebration of the invaluable contributions of librarians, library workers and the nation’s...

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