Press Releases

Sep 09: Young adult authors to speak with at-risk youth as part of ALA Great Stories Club tour

CHICAGO — Five acclaimed young adult authors and illustrators will travel to public libraries, alternative high schools and juvenile justice centers around the country to speak with young people as part of the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for at-risk youth, the American...

Sep 09: ALA awarded IMLS grant to offer free community engagement training for libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office has been awarded $243,922 by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program for a two-year professional development project that will train library professionals in...

Sep 09: New eCourse: 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits. Ed Rossman will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 17, 2016.

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Sep 09: Building Great Programs for Seniors Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Programs for Seniors with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on...

Sep 08: Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on November 7...

Sep 08: ACRL seeks nominations for 2017 awards recognizing outstanding achievements in academic librarianship

CHICAGO – Every year, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) celebrates the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of academic and research librarians across North America. Made possible by generous corporate support, the annual presentation of ACRL’s awards,...

Sep 07: Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on November 7, 2016.

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Sep 07: Registration and housing are open for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

Registration and housing are now open for the 2017 Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia, January 20-24, 2017. “The conversation starts here . . . ” every year at Midwinter Meeting, offering the usual gold-standard networking, updates,...

Sep 07: ASCLA offers new webinar “Marketing and Advocacy: Explaining Libraries to Elected Officials”

CHICAGO—On Tuesday, September 20, 2-3pm CT, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), will offer a new webinar on how to effectively market and advocate for the library to elected officials.

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Sep 06: United for Libraries to coordinate National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 16-22

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Friends of the Library groups and libraries across the country will be celebrating the 11th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 16-22, 2016.

National Friends of Libraries Week offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends – promoting the group in...

Sep 01: ALSC now accepting applications for 2017 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2017 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award. This $4,000 award, made possible by an annual gift from...

Sep 01: ALSC now accepting applications for 2017 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2017 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant. This $3,000 grant, made possible by Baker & Taylor...

Sep 01: Call for nominations: RUSA achievement awards and grants

CHICAGO—Beginning September 1, 2016, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will open the nomination period for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by December 9, 2016**.

RUSA encourages...

Sep 01: Apply for the Friends of ALSC Mini Institute Scholarship

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Friends of ALSC recently announced a scholarship opportunity for the ALSC Mini Institute.

In an effort to support ALSC’s goal of continuing education for children’s librarians, the Friends of ALSC are offering...

Sep 01: Call for nominations: ASCLA 2017 achievement and recognition awards

CHICAGO—Beginning September 1, 2016, the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association, will open the nomination period for its annual series of achievement and recognition awards. Nominations and supporting materials must be...

Sep 01: Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Sep 01: Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 31, 2016.

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Aug 31: ALA announces slate of Council candidates

Chicago - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals as candidates for positions on the ALA Council.  These individuals were nominated by the Nominating Committee for the 2017 ALA Election:

Hilary Albert, Librarian II,...

Aug 31: AASL seeks members to serve on new social media editorial board

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks school library professionals to serve as members of the AASL social media editorial board. Editorial board members will be tasked with curating and composing social media posts to share on AASL platforms. To apply, please visit...

Aug 30: Filtering: The Man in the Middle, an AL Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free AL Live interactive webcast, Filtering: The Man in the Middle, with Doug Archer, Bob Bocher, Deborah...

Aug 30: Financial Management and Budgeting for Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Financial Management and Budgeting for Librarians. Sean Gaffney will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 3, 2016.

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Aug 30: Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Violet Fox will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 3, 2016...

Aug 30: Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification. Robert Bothmann will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 3,...

Aug 30: Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Aug 30: Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction: Online to Face-to-Face eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction: Online to Face-to-Face. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Aug 30: Cataloging Music Resources in RDA eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cataloging Music Resources in RDA. Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on September 12, 2016.

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Aug 29: ALA 2017 Scholarship Application Opens September 1

If you need a bit of financial help to get through your graduate program, scholarship funds are now available.  The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master's degree...

Aug 25: New Titles in the LITA Guide Series
 
A new relationship between LITA and Rowman and Littlefield publishers kicks off with the announcement of 7 recent and upcoming exciting titles on library...
Aug 25: Expert legal guidance on makerspaces, meeting rooms and displays offered in two new e-books

CHICAGO — The team of Mary Minow, Tomas A. Lipinski and Gretchen McCord offer legal answers to potentially thorny situations in two new e-books published by ALA Editions. Library makerspaces are truly transformative, inviting library users to create,...

Aug 25: Garcia-Febo, Grief seek 2018-19 ALA presidency

CHICAGO – Loida Garcia-Febo, International Library Consultant and President of Information New Wave in Brooklyn, New York, and Terri Grief, School Librarian at McCracken County High School in Paducah, Kentucky, are the candidates for the 2018-19 presidency of the American Library Association (...

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