Press Releases

Apr 07: Apply now for the 2015 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant

CHICAGO – Eligible library staff and educators can now apply for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)/ Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s 2015 Teen Read Week Activity Grant.

Ten grants worth $1,000 each will be awarded to 10 libraries to help fund their literacy-focused...

Apr 07: LLAMA Career Institute slated for ALA Annual in San Francisco

MIND OVER MATTER: SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS FOR LIBRARY LEADERS

LLAMA CAREER INSTITUTE SLATED FOR ALA ANNUAL IN SAN FRANCISCO

CHICAGO — Do you have days on the job – even the job you love – when it feels like a pressure cooker? Faced with a demanding...

Apr 07: Six recipients selected for the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

CHICAGO — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) selected six recipients for the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. The awards, managed by the Library Leadership and Management...

Apr 06: Sheble receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Mary Ann Sheble, dean of learning resources at Oakland Community College Libraries, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College...

Apr 06: Reference librarian Rebecca Kohn named winner of the Your Best Choice contest

MIDDLETOWN, CONN.  Choice, the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, today announced San Jose State University reference librarian Rebecca Kohn as the winner of its “Your Best Choice” contest.  As contest winner, Kohn will...

Apr 06: Vote in the 2015 ALA elections on your Smartphone!

CHICAGO — Did you know that you can vote in the 2015 ALA elections on your Smartphone and other mobile devices?  You are no longer tied to your desktop to cast your vote; you can vote virtually anywhere – in line at the grocery store, on the bus, at the hairdresser! (But we do ask that you...

Apr 06: 'Deep reading in the digital age' topic of ALCTS President’s Program in San Francisco

CHICAGO — Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The...

Apr 03: Create, build, code and hack with a choice of four LITA preconferences

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) brings you a choice of four dynamic, useful and fun preconferences. These all-day preconferences - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - will teach you how to create,...

Apr 03: Pam Klipsch receives the 2015 John Philip Immroth Memorial Award

CHICAGO — The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that Pam Klipsch is the recipient of the 2015 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award.

Klipsch has vigorously defended intellectual freedom throughout her library career.  For decades,...

Apr 03: ACRL releases Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information." Edited by Troy A Swanson and Heather Jagman, Not Just...

Apr 02: ALSC announces 2015 preconference speakers

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) and the ALSC Awards Preconference Pilot Program Task Force announced the theme and speakers for the...

Apr 02: New from ACRL: Digital Humanities in the Library

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists,” edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura...

Apr 02: Financial management for librarians—a new eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Financial Management and Budgeting for Librarians, facilitated by...

Apr 02: New eCourse: Cataloging music resources in RDA

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Cataloging Music Resources in RDA, facilitated by Dr. Sonia Archer-...

Apr 02: FTRF and GSLIS at Illinois announce intellectual freedom course and scholarship opportunities

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) are pleased to announce a partnership to offer an online...

Apr 01: June is GLBT Book Month™

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has designated June 2015 as GLBT Book Month™, a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. GLBT Book Month™ is an initiative of the American...

Mar 31: ALA President Courtney Young releases statement regarding Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act

CHICAGO —  Indiana Governor Mike Pence recently signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (Section 1.IC34-13.9 of the Indiana Code) as passed by the Indiana General Assembly. The law is part of a disturbing trend of  “RFRA’s” that many states are passing to...

Mar 31: Charlene Li is Keynote Speaker at ASCLA President's Program

CHICAGO — Charlene Li, will be the keynote speaker at the President’s Program hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Join us for a special session...

Mar 31: danah boyd is keynote speaker at the Reference and User Services Association President’s Program

CHICAGO — danah boyd will be the keynote speaker at the President’s Program hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, California.

boyd is a visiting professor at...

Mar 31: 2015 Baber Grant awarded to Rider University project to evaluate teaching model in information literacy

CHICAGO – Sharon Q. Yang, Ma Lei Hsieh and Susan McManimon of Rider University are the 2015 winners of the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant for the project entitled “Experimenting with I-Learn Model and Its Impact on Students’ Learning.”

The...

Mar 31: Smithville's cooperative humanities project 'Enriching Education' wins 2015 Loleta D. Fyan Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association has awarded the 2015 Loleta D. Fyan Award to the Smithville Public Library’s project, “Enriching Education: Joining the Humanities with the Community of Learners.”

The Smithville Public Library, located in rural Texas, proposed an innovative...

Mar 31: eCourse and e-Book bundle: Intro to Web Service APIs

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Introduction to Web Service APIs Using PHP and...

Mar 31: Demystify your video cataloging with an ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides.” This all-day preconference — 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. — will provide an overview...

Mar 31: Nancy Kranich named the recipient of the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

CHICAGO — Nancy Kranich, special projects librarian and lecturer at Rutgers University, has been selected to receive the 2015 American Library Association Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.  This special honor is given annually to an individual for a “significant contribution to the...

Mar 31: Develop an instructional design plan: eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Instructional Design Essentials. Nicole...

Mar 31: Judith Wines is the recipient of the 2015 ALA Scholastic Library Publishing Award

CHICAGO – Judith Wines, director at the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (RCS) Community Library in Ravena, New York, has been selected to receive the 2015 American Library Association Scholastic Library Publishing Award.  This special recognition is given annually to a librarian whose “unusual...

Mar 31: United for Libraries to dedicate five Literary Landmarks™ for Children’s Book Week

CHICAGO — In celebration of Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015) United for Libraries will dedicate five Literary Landmarks™ celebrating children’s book authors. This program was spearheaded by Rocco Staino of the Empire State Center for the Book and...

Mar 30: ALCTS preconference on managing digital and streaming media in academic libraries

CHICAGO — “Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and other Digital Content for Academic Libraries,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media...

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