Press Releases

Jan 16: Homelessness and the library: an empathy-drive approach

CHICAGO — Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries. In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do. Empathy and understanding, along with specific actionable advice that’s drawn from experience, makes all the...

Jan 16: Member discount for PLA 2018 Conference expires Jan. 19

Full-conference rate of only $280 available to PLA and PaLA members 

CHICAGO — Members of the Public Library Association (PLA) and Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) can secure special pricing if they register early for the PLA...

Jan 16: Recipients of YALSA’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has selected Chair of the 2018 Printz Award Committee, Angela Carstensen, the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Blogging Team, and Molly Wetta as recipients of its...

Jan 12: New iteration: Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians. Francisca Goldsmith will serve as the...

Jan 12: New eCourse—Online Privacy & Security: Best Practices for Librarians

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Online Privacy & Security: Best Practices for Librarians. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor...

Jan 12: Grand Literary & History Tour of Ireland - Book Now!

CHICAGO - Pack your bags! The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites you to join us for a grand literary and history tour of Ireland, May 10-17, 2018!

This seven night...

Jan 12: Abron to serve as new Teen HQ member manager

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Dawn Abron, Creative Space/Teen Services Coordinator at the Zion-Benton Public Library in Zion, IL, as the new member manager for its teen programming database, Teen Programming...

Jan 11: PLA & NNLM award stipends for public library workers to attend March workshop

Educational program will focus on consumer health and wellness services in libraries

CHICAGO — Forty-five public library workers have been selected to receive a stipend to attend "...

Jan 10: YALSA names 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list.

The list, aimed towards young...

Jan 09: Application available for the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children

CHICAGO —  Nominations are being accepted for the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children, an annual award consisting of a commemorative gift and a 24k gold framed citation.  The citation is presented to an individual who has shown exceptional...

Jan 09: Applications for United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant due Jan. 15

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant through Jan. 15, 2018.

The United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant enables one member of a Friends of the Library group at a public...

Jan 09: 2018 Academic Library Impact Research Grants

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the launch of the new Academic Library Impact Research Grants. The ACRL Board of Directors has allocated $20,000 in fiscal year 2018 to offer research grants of up to $3,000 each. These grants will enable...

Jan 09: New workshop—Mentoring Library Employees: A Beginner’s Guide

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Mentoring Library Employees: A Beginner’s Guide with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last...

Jan 08: OIF Seeks Information on 2017 Censorship Incidents

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is seeking information on censorship challenges that occured between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017. Librarians are encouraged to complete this brief online...

Jan 08: University of Central Missouri creates ALA Student Chapter

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that the Student Organization of Library and Information Services (SOLIS) at the University of Central Missouri has created a new ALA student chapter.

Each ALA student chapter has its own character and purpose. All...

Jan 08: Fowler, Pennington receive YALSA’s 2018 Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded the 2018 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Amy Fowler and Cherity Penington.

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Jan 08: Transforming summer programs at your library

CHICAGO — Changes in public libraries, the communities they serve, children’s lives, and educational research all demonstrate that traditional summer reading programs need to be reimagined. Working groups of librarians, in partnership with the California Library Association and the California...

Jan 08: ALCTS Speaker Uncovers Southern Food and Family

CHICAGO—Michael W. Twitty, author of “The Cooking Gene” (Harper Collins 2017), is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’...

Jan 08: New Year, New Standards, New Learning

CHICAGO – As the New Year begins, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages its members to keep their professional development resolution and visit AASL eCOLLAB – their one-stop shop for on-demand learning. Members can access eCOLLAB at ...

Jan 05: Presidenta electa de Asociación de Bibliotecas de los Estados Unidos visitará bibliotecas de Puerto Rico

(En Inglés)

CHICAGO – En tiempos de desastre, las bibliotecas son un recurso invaluable para las comunidades necesitadas. Cuando hay zonas...

Jan 05: Keeling and Moreillon seek 2019-2020 AASL presidency

CHICAGO – AASL members Mary Keeling and Judi Moreillon will seek the 2019-2020 AASL presidential term during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) election. A full slate of AASL candidates can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/elections.

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Jan 05: Community Engagement and Fundraising: An American Libraries Live webcast

CHICAGO — Libraries serve their communities above all else, and it’s crucial that librarians work not only with people in the community but also with institutions and businesses. Building positive and productive relationships with these organizations can be a challenge, but they can be...

Jan 05: American Library Association president-elect to tour Puerto Rico libraries

(El Español)

CHICAGO – In times of disaster libraries serve as an invaluable resource to communities in need. When areas are affected...

Jan 04: Brian Selznick and David Serlin to Present Closing Session at 2018 ALSC Institute

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced that authors, Brian Selznick and David Serlin, will present the Closing General Session at the ALSC National Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. This event will take place at the...

Jan 04: YALSA names 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

The Quick...

Jan 04: An updated guide to licensing digital content

CHICAGO — Of the second edition of “Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians,”  American Reference Books Annual declared, “Lesley Ellen Harris’s book...

Jan 04: ALA President announces 12-member cohort for newly launched ALA Policy Corps

American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal today announced the 12 library and information professionals selected to participate in the inaugural ALA Policy Corps, which aims to develop a cadre of experts with deep and...