Press Releases

Dec 06: Kathy Kosinski selected as ASCLA's 2018 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is pleased to announce that Kathy Kosinski has been selected as our 2018 Emerging Leader. Kathy is the Statewide Library Services Analyst at the Library of Michigan in Lansing. Kathy manages, review and analyzes...

Dec 06: Hailley Fargo selected as RUSA's 2018 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is pleased to announce that Hailley Fargo has been selected as our 2018 Emerging Leader. Hailley is the Student Engagement Librarian at Pennsylvania State University.

ALA's Emerging Leader Program is designed to enable library...

Dec 06: 2018 Teen Tech Week™ site now live

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2018 Teen Tech Week website is now live. The celebration will take place March 4-10, 2018 with the theme “Libraries are for Creating.”

“This year’s Teen Tech Week initiative...

Dec 05: Nominations open for 2018 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

CHICAGO — Librarians face adversity every day, whether they are defending a challenged book or patron, responding to collection and building damage after floods and fires, remaining open as a safe space during civil unrest or fighting to provide services on a limited budget.

If you know a...

Dec 05: The Opioid Epidemic and Libraries: An American Libraries Live Webcast

CHICAGO — The opioid epidemic has sunk its teeth into communities all over the United States, and many libraries are finding themselves caught right in the middle. This crisis creates a variety of issues for librarians—we find ourselves faced with security questions, questions about treatment,...

Dec 05: Chuong, Moran, Phoenix and Walker receive 2018 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the 2018 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award to Amanda Chuong, Princeton Public Library (New Jersey); Patricia Moran, Multnomah County Library (Oregon); Julie Phoenix, St. Louis County Library (Missouri); and Sarah...

Dec 05: PLA continues support of Emerging Leaders program through sponsorship of 2018 participants

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA), a long-time supporter of the American Library Association's Emerging Leaders (EL) program, will sponsor the participation of two library professionals in the 2018 EL class. EL is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers...

Dec 05: Follow 2018 ALA Youth Media Award results live

(CHICAGO) Librarians and library staff are transforming lives by connecting youth with materials that educate, inspire and foster lifelong learning.

The American Library Association (ALA) will reveal the next classics in children’s and young adult literature during its Youth Media Awards...

Dec 05: Nominations open for Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

CHICAGO — ALA is seeking nominations for the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.  The awards consists of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation.  Nominees can be anyone in or related to the field of librarianship who significantly contributed to the public recognition and appreciation...

Dec 05: Acclaimed author, ballerina Misty Copeland to serve as 2018 National Library Week honorary chair

CHICAGO – Bestselling author and American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Misty Copeland will lend her support to advocate for our nation’s libraries as honorary chair of National Library Week, April 8 – 14, 2018. Like librarians and library workers, Copeland’s efforts to lead social change...

Dec 05: ALA seeks proposals for 2018-2019 Diversity Research Grant

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach...

Dec 05: Call for Proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference Poster Sessions

Chicago – The 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition poster session committee invites everyone to share their best ideas, and work with the library community by presenting a poster session at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The poster session committee is proud to...

Dec 05: New workshop—Mobile Makerspaces: Take Your Making on the Road

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Mobile Makerspaces: Take Your Making on the Road with Heather Moorefield-Lang. This workshop will last 90 minutes...

Dec 05: New workshop—Prepare for the Future: Tech Strategies You Need to Know

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Prepare for the Future: Tech Strategies You Need to Know with Jason Griffey. This workshop will last consist of...

Dec 05: Breakfast for Bill Speakers at 2018 ALSC National Institute

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced a very special Breakfast for Bill at the 2018 ALSC National Institute. This keynote celebration will include authors and illustrators, Margarita Engle, Raúl Colón, and Mike...

Dec 05: 2018 Morris Award finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2018 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young...

Dec 04: Oboler Award Deadline Extended

The Deadline for the Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award has been extended until December 15, 2017. Works that have been published in 2016-2017 are eligible to be nominated.

The Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award,...

Dec 04: ALSC provides $70k in Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grants to 14 libraries

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries minigrants. These grants are made possible by a Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The fourteen minigrant...

Dec 04: Recognize outstanding service to the GLBT community through the 2018 GLBTRT awards

CHICAGO — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association seeks to honor librarians, library related organizations (including libraries, library staff, library boards, library friends) and other individuals or groups (public or private) that...

Dec 04: PLA recognizes four 'I Love My Librarian' Award winners from public libraries

CHICAGO – On Nov. 30, ten librarians were honored with the prestigious 2017 I Love My Librarian Award at a ceremony in New York City. Selected from more than 1,100 nominations submitted by library users nationwide,...

Dec 04: 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course Schedule Now Available

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course schedule. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, collection assessment, collection development and management,...

Dec 04: Netanel Ganin named 2018 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Netanel Ganin, librarian (cataloger) at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center, Packard Campus, has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2017-2018. Each year, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsors...

Dec 04: Applications Open for the 2018 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong...

Dec 04: Digital Lives and Makerspaces – LITA Webinars
Chicago -- There’s still time to sign up for LITA’s last two Fall 2017 webinars exploring first makerspaces and then digital life.
 
December 6, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central time
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Dec 04: ‘Carnegie Coast-to-Coast Project’ hits the streets to celebrate Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2018 Shortlist

CHICAGO – 20 public libraries and 5 independent book stores across the country have been selected to participate in the new Carnegie Coast-to-Coast Project, which was created to celebrate and raise awareness of the Andrew...

Dec 01: New class of 2018 Emerging Leaders announced

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 50 people to participate in its 2018 class of Emerging Leaders.  The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure...

Dec 01: ALCTS awards registration grants for 2018 Midwinter Symposium

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has awarded six registration grants to allow library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter Symposium. The grant award winners are:

  • Katherine Brown, Student...
Nov 30: New workshop: Become a Power Searcher

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Become a Power Searcher: 10 Secrets to Using Internet Search Tools Effectively with Nicole Hennig. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:...

Nov 30: Two L.A. librarians receive national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Julie Bill with the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Los Angeles and Annie Cipolla with the Los Angeles Public Library were named winners of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Bill and Cipolla are being recognized for their leadership in transforming...

Nov 30: Rochester, N.Y. librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Timothy Ryan, young adult services librarian/circulation supervisor at the Rochester Public Library in New York, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Ryan is being recognized for his leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and...