Press Releases

Jan 27: ALA Graphics reissues David Bowie 1987 READ Poster

CHICAGO – By popular demand, ALA Graphics is reissuing the David Bowie poster. This special limited-run reprint of the iconic 1987 READ poster honors the singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and artist. An avid reader, David Bowie was...

Jan 27: Miller, Roberts, Shapiro receive YALSA’s 2016 Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded the 2016 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Amy Miller and Samantha Roberts. The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship was awarded to Stacey Shapiro. Each will...

Jan 27: New advanced eCourse in collaboration with SJSU iSchool—Management Bootcamp

CHICAGO — Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), this 12-week Advanced eCourse: Management Bootcamp for Librarians and Other Information Professionals,...

Jan 27: Using WordPress to Build Library Websites, eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Using WordPress to Build Library Websites. Amanda L. Goodman will serve as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on March 7, 2016....

Jan 27: Popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff, returns

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff. Kathy MacMillan will serve as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on March 7, 2016...

Jan 27: Returning eCourse: Putting the 'Pop' in Information Literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for this five-week facilitated eCourse starting on March 7, 2016....

Jan 27: Ten Spectrum Scholars receive PLA Conference Travel Grant

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has awarded 10 2016 Spectrum Scholar/PLA Conference Travel Grants to the following Spectrum Scholars

  • Nicola Andrews, University of Washington (Washington)
  • Frankie de...
Jan 26: LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Maxine Bleiweis

LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Maxine Bleiweis

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present "No-Cost Success Strategies," a free webinar featuring Maxine Bleiweis, Feb. 3, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time.

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Jan 26: Kahl named 2016 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award winner

CHICAGO – Chad Kahl, interim associate dean for public services and information technology at Illinois State University, has been awarded the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award, established...

Jan 26: Merolli receives ACRL CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

CHICAGO – Barbara Merolli, science librarian at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) Innovation in College Librarianship Award for her work on the “Drawing on Walls” program....

Jan 26: Figueroa named 2016 ACRL WESS-SEES De Gruyter Grant winner

CHICAGO – Patricia Figueroa, curator of the Iberian and Latin American Collection at Brown University, has been selected to receive the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) / Slavic and East European Section (SEES) De Gruyter European...

Jan 26: Pagowsky receives inaugural ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Nicole Pagowsky, research and learning librarian/ instruction coordinator at the University of Arizona, has been chosen to receive the 2016 University Libraries Sections (ULS) Outstanding Professional...

Jan 26: Collins, Kearns and Pitts win 2016 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO — Heather Collins, Sara Kearns and Joelle Pitts have been selected to receive the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on the New Literacies Alliance (NLA)...

Jan 26: COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2016 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

Continued Accreditation status was granted to the following programs, with the next comprehensive review visit...

Jan 26: AASL and GameRT invite you to GAME

CHICAGO – Online registration is now open for a new two-day event from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). GAME | Gaming As Meaningful Education, co-sponsored by the ALA Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT), will focus on how games encourage critical thinking...

Jan 26: Dr. R. David Lankes receives Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

CHICAGO — Dr. R. David Lankes, professor and Dean’s Scholar for New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and 2016-2017 Follett Chair in Library and Information Sciences at Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Chicago, has been...

Jan 25: Libraries Transform™ sessions at 2016 Book Expo America

Under the umbrella of the Libraries Transform™ campaign, Libraries Transform: ALA@BEA offers three extra programs on the Book Expo America Content & Digital Conference Library Insight Track, on Thursday, May 12, 9am-12pm at McCormick Place West in...

Jan 25: ACRL releases Encoding Space: Shaping Learning Environments that Unlock Human Potential

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Encoding Space: Shaping Learning Environments that Unlock Human Potential.”

Can we create library environments that inspire...

Jan 22: ALA/IIDA Interior Design Award entry form is now available

CHICAGO — The Online Entry Form for the 2016 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards is now available.  This biennial competition is co-...

Jan 22: PLA now accepting proposals for first-ever How-To Festival at PLA 2016 Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) encourages you to share your gifts and talents with your fellow colleagues at the PLA 2016 How-To Festival. Join the fun by participating in PLA’s first-ever mini How-To Festival, which...

Jan 22: Apply now for YALSA’s 2016 Symposium Travel Stipend

CHICAGO – Any individual interested in attending the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium, taking place in Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 4-6, 2016 can now apply for a travel stipend to offset travel expenses.

Two travel stipends, both worth up to $...

Jan 21: Five steps of outcome-based planning and evaluation for public libraries

CHICAGO— Planning and assessment are both crucial elements of a public library that functions efficiently and flexibly. So why are they often treated separately? “Five Steps of Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation for Public Libraries...

Jan 20: ALSC Announces Breakfast for Bill Speakers at National Institute

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced a very special Breakfast for Bill at the 2016 ALSC National Institute. This keynote...

Jan 20: Free webcast on introducing RDA: Resource Description and Access

CHICAGO — A new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Introducing RDA — will air live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 11. This free streaming video broadcast is brought to you by American Libraries...

Jan 19: 2016 list of Notable Videos for Adults released

BOSTON - The American Library Association (ALA) Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2016 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding films released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults.  Its purpose is...

Jan 19: ALSC announces 2016 Notable Children's Videos
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2016 list of Notable Children’s Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show...
Jan 19: Registration and housing open January 19 for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Chicago—ALA promises the same outstanding content, professional development, and networking opportunities as always at the 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, June 23-28. Early Bird registration and housing are open as of noon (Central time) on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at...

Jan 19: AASL CLASS research summit call for participants

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites doctoral students and professors to submit their interest to be part of the Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS) Research Summit in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 7, 2016. More information can be...

Jan 19: ALSC announces 2016 Notable Children's Recordings
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2016 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...
Jan 19: ALSC names 2016 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2016 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and...

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