Press Releases

May 23: United for Libraries to host President’s Program with John Hart at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries President Ed McBride will host the President’s Program featuring bestselling author John Hart from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Hart will be...

May 23: Libraries stand firm in support of GLBT books

CHICAGO — In a year when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) communities are facing divisive “religious freedom” and “bathroom privacy” legislation, libraries are working against legislating discrimination by fostering acceptance through the power of books.  

The American...

May 23: Learn how public libraries can engage in meaningful social justice and racial equity work

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn how your library can engage in meaningful social justice and racial equity work by leveraging existing strengths, supporting transformational relationships, and developing new tools to support social change. “...

May 23: Early literacy techniques for supercharged storytimes

CHICAGO— Based on the groundbreaking research of VIEWS2—the first systematic study of storytimes done to date— the new book “Supercharged Storytimes: An Early Literacy Planning...

May 20: Deadline to apply for 2016 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair extended to June 3

CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has extended its deadline for library professionals from all kinds of institutions to submit proposals to apply to participate in the 2016 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the...

May 20: Free webinar on May 25: How to Leverage Snoopy to Run a Library-Card Sign-Up Campaign for Your Library

CHICAGO – Looking for a new way to promote Library Card Sign-up Month to your community? Join Jeff Julian, director of the American Library Association's (ALA) Public Awareness Office, and Megan McFarlane, Libraries Transform coordinator, for a free webinar to learn about this year’s Library...

May 20: Retired ALA Finance Director to go the extra mile for Spectrum

CHICAGO - Gregory Calloway, retired Associate Executive Director of Finance of the American Library Association (ALA) will be raising funds for ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program by participating in the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate in Evanston, Ill on June 19. 

“Today more...

May 19: Dynamic research support for academic libraries

CHICAGO— Higher education and academic libraries are in a period of rapid evolution. Technology, pedagogical shifts, and programmatic changes in education mean that libraries must continually evaluate and adjust their services to meet new needs. “...

May 18: RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage becomes open access

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces that its special collections and cultural heritage-focused journal, RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, became an open access publication beginning with...

May 17: ALA applauds veto of controversial Tennessee law

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) applauds the rejection of a bill that would have made the Bible the official state book of Tennessee.

“We commend Governor Haslam for vetoing this legislation that would have codified preference for one religious tradition over others,...

May 17: The 2016 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO—Updated to include the 2016 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2016 Edition,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together...

May 16: Indianapolis Public Library Wins 2016 ALA/Information Today 'Library of the Future' Award

CHICAGO — The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) has been selected to receive the 2016 Library of the Future Award, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and Information Today Inc. publishing company. Thel library was selected for its innovative “eBook Tinker Station” project...

May 16: United for Libraries to present ‘Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations’ at Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at the Hilton Orlando, Lake Eola, during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Keynote speakers for the free “Nuts & Bolts”...

May 16: United for Libraries Board Member Stielow appointed to Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania —  United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is pleased to announce that United for Libraries Board Member Fred Stielow has been appointed to the...

May 16: Critical literacy for information professionals

CHICAGO — With critical literacy there is no single “correct” way to read and respond to a text; its use involves a commitment to equity and social justice through the explicit inclusion of those marginalized on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, or other forms of difference. “...

May 16: National Readathon Day campaign now includes Facebook Donate option and profile picture frame

NEW YORK - Penguin Random House, which is partnering with the American Library Association (ALA) for this year’s ...

May 13: Meet the 2016 class of Emerging Leaders at a poster session during ALA Annual Conference

Attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando are invited to meet the 2016 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016.

 

The ALA 2016 class of ELs will showcase their final...

May 13: FTRF Names Katie Chamberlain Kritikos as Conable Scholarship recipient

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has selected Katie Chamberlain Kritikos as the recipient of the 2016 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship. The Conable Scholarship will provide for Kritikos’s expenses to attend the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in...

May 13: ASCLA selects its 2016 award winners

CHICAGO —  The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) 2016 Award winners have been selected. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement within the library profession by librarians and libraries for significant current or past achievements, including...

May 13: Authors bring historical fiction, fantasy, poetry and adrenaline to RUSA’s 2016 Literary Tastes program

Authors bring historical fiction, fantasy, poetry and adrenaline to RUSA’s 2016 Literary Tastes program

CHICAGO-- The Reference and User Services Association will host five award-winning authors — James Hannaham, Joy Harjo, Naomi Novik, Jim Shepard, Karin Slaughter-- at the...

May 13: ALA announces 75 libraries to receive Great Stories Club programming grants for at-risk youth

CHICAGO – Seventy-five libraries have been selected to receive training and support to host book club programs with at-risk youth as part of the Great Stories Club program, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.

Created in 2006, the Great Stories Club...

May 12: Be heard - engage with colleagues at ALA's 2016 Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM16)
CHICAGO — Be heard at ALA’s 2016 Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM16):  
 
American Library Association (ALA) members can help steer the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by participating in the annual...
May 12: The wiki way of learning

CHICAGO — Given the limited budgets of schools, educators, and school librarians, free and open source tools for learning are more important than ever. Essentially, wikis are easily accessible webpages for creating, browsing, and searching through information, making them ideal vehicles for...

May 10: 2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have selected seven projects to receive the 2016...

May 10: Dave Barry to appear at United for Libraries’ ‘The Laugh’s On Us’ sponsored by SAGE Publishing

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Dave Barry will be featured in the lineup of United for Libraries’ “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by SAGE Publishing, featuring headlining standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

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May 10: United for Libraries presents Public Service Award to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania —  On May 2, 2016, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi  was given United for Libraries’ Public Service Award for her support for libraries of all types in Washington, D.C. Though Pelosi was unable to accept the award, her policy advisor, Patricia Ross, came in her stead...

May 10: 'Valley of the Shadow' wins W.Y. Boyd Award for excellence in military fiction

CHICAGO — The novel "Valley of the Shadow" by Ralph Peters, published by Forge Books is the winner of the 2015 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award honoring the best fiction set in a period when the United States was at war. The $5,000 award and citation, donated by author W.Y. Boyd  II, recognizes the...

May 10: AASL introduces Inspire Grants

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites school librarians to apply for two new grants made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers. The additions to the organization’s prestigious awards program provide funds for public middle or high...

May 10: ALSC releases 2016 Summer Reading lists

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has updated and released four Summer Reading lists. The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged with reading and exploring new topics throughout the summer.

Each list is available to download for free; birth-...

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