Press Releases

Nov 11: An updated How-To-Do-It Manual for winning grants

CHICAGO — Newly revised and refreshed, the second edition of “Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, will teach you the skills and strategies crucial for finding, applying for, and...

Nov 11: Utah, Washington and Minnesota school librarians ready for ESSA state planning

CHICAGO – Three additional states have added their voice to the call for school librarian participation in the development of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state implementation plans. School librarians and educational stakeholders in Utah, Washington, and Minnesota attended workshops on...

Nov 11: Unity. Kindness. Peace. — a new booklist from ALSC

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released a new booklist to share the message of creating unity, acting with kindness toward others, and promoting peace. ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee developed this list for librarians, parents, caregivers, teachers,...

Nov 11: New Workshop: Cataloging Video Resources with RDA

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Cataloging Video Resources with RDA with Kelley McGrath. This workshop will last consist of two 75-minute sessions on:

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern...
Nov 10: [Register NOW] ASCLA's Midwinter Institute

Activate, Collaborate and Engage: Transforming Your Community through Health Outreach @ Your Library

Friday, January 20, 2017, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Code: ASC1

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Nov 10: eCourse Returns: Virtual Reference: An Introduction

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Virtual Reference: An Introduction. Sujin Huggins will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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Nov 10: eCourse Returns: Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs. Jennifer Velásquez will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday,...

Nov 10: New eCourse: Mindfulness for Librarians

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure. Richard Moniz and Martin House will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting...

Nov 10: New eCourse: Getting Started with Library Service Design

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Getting Started with Library Service Design. Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 9, 2017...

Nov 09: Libraries win funding for their teen programming ideas at YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected the winners of its Symposium Programming Challenge. A total of three first place winners and one honorable mention were selected.

Winners were selected at YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium which took place Nov. 4...

Nov 08: ALSC now accepting applications for Strengthening Communities Through Libraries Minigrants

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting online applications for the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries Minigrants. These grants are made possible by a generous donation from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Proposals should include...

Nov 08: Applications for ALA Trustee Citation due Jan. 9

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation through Jan. 9, 2017.

The ALA Trustee Citation, established in 1941 to recognize public library trustees for distinguished service to library development, symbolizes and honors the best...

Nov 08: Free webinar: 'What Happened in Kansas City: Free Speech, Library Programs and the Law'

Join ALA’s Public Programs Office and Programming Librarian for a free webinar, “What Happened in Kansas City: Free Speech, Library Programs and the Law,” at 1 p.m. CST on Thursday, Nov. 17.

On May 9, 2016, a patron at the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library was arrested by off-duty police,...

Nov 08: Choice launches Academic Publishing Weekly, a newsletter of timely industry news for academic publishers

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT – Launching November 11 and created specifically for the academic publisher market, the latest newsletter from Choice is Academic...

Nov 07: ALSC now accepting applications for 2017 Bookapalooza Program
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are ...
Nov 07: A survival guide to technical services for subject liaisons

CHICAGO — Subject liaisons act as a bridge connecting academic departments to the library and its services, helping facilitate instruction sessions, research support, and collection development. To be at their best in these roles, subject liaisons need a working understanding of technical...

Nov 07: YALSA and Best Buy partner for 2017 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its partnership with Best Buy for its 2017 Teen Tech Week celebration, which will take place March 5-11 with the theme “Be the Source of Change.”

Best Buy is a longtime...

Nov 03: Stacy Gilbert selected as RUSA’s 2017 Emerging Leader

Stacy Gilbert, Business Librarian, Assistant Professor at the West Campus Library at Texas A&M University, has been selected as the 2017 Emerging Leader for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders program is a...

Nov 03: New Workshop: Effective Library Signage—Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices with Mark Aaron Polger and Amy F. Stempler. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:...

Nov 03: It's Almost LITA Forum Time!


Chicago -- Online registration for the 2016 LITA Forum closes at midnight, Sunday November 13, 2016. Join your ...

Nov 03: A planning guide for serving patrons with disabilities

CHICAGO — Librarians are continually faced with challenges of how to best meet the needs of patrons with disabilities, whether those patrons have physical or intellectual disabilities, differing learning styles, or even temporary problems which impact their access and may change over time. And...

Nov 02: 2017 Teen Tech Week™ site now live

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2017 Teen Tech Week website is now live. The celebration will take place March 5-11, 2017 with the theme “Be the Source of Change.”

“For years, libraries have been the place to...

Nov 02: Johnson named YALSA’s 2017 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Laurel D. Johnson, a Young Adult Librarian at the Skokie (Illinois) Public Library, as its 2017 Emerging Leader.

Johnson will receive...

Nov 02: RUSA, United host discussion on library advocacy best practices at Midwinter

CHICAGO—In partnership with United for Libraries, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is hosting “Are you a Proactive or Reactive Advocate? Best Practices from Academic and Public Library Supporters,” an...

Nov 02: Deadline Approaching (12/1) - Travel to The Netherlands & Belgium with ASCLA

CHICAGO--The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will be traveling to The Netherlands and Belgium during Tulip Time as their annual fundraiser. Hosted by AMA Waterways, this seven night river cruise from...

Nov 02: ACRL releases Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships,” edited by Kristen Totleben and Lori Birrell....

Nov 02: Anastasia Chiu named 2017 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Anastasia Chiu, resident librarian at the Samuel L. Paley Library at Temple University, has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2016-2017. Each year, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsors one Emerging Leader who has...

Nov 01: Celebrate 50 Years of YA Novels with Booklist in 2017

Always an important destination and resource for librarians, fans, and publishers of young adult books, Booklist will be even more indispensable in 2017 as it offers a year-long print, online, and in-person...

Nov 01: LLAMA seeks webinar proposals

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association is now accepting proposals for its highly regarded webinar series.  All interested presenters or program organizers are encouraged to submit proposals. You do not need to be member to submit a proposal.

Our webinars reach a wide...

Nov 01: Daina Ramey Berry to keynote 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration at ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO – Noted historian Dr. Daina Ramey Berry will deliver the keynote address during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta. The 2017 Celebration will be held from 6:...

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