Press Releases

Mar 11: Nominating committee seeks candidates for 2016 election

CHICAGO — The Nominating Committee for the 2016 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2016 spring ballot for the offices of ALA president-elect, treasurer and councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for president-elect, two candidates to...

Mar 10: Berger’s Rare Books and Special Collections wins 2015 ABC-CLIO Publishing Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) proudly acknowledges Sidney E. Berger as winner of the 2015 ABC-CLIO Award for the Best Book in Library Literature for "Rare Books and Special Collections," published by ALA Neal-Schuman. This award recognizes books that assist library...

Mar 10: ALA urges library directors to support trustee membership to United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — At the ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALA Council passed a resolution urging all library directors to encourage and support United for Libraries memberships for each of their trustees. The resolution was supported by the Public...

Mar 10: Applications open for 2015 FTRF Conable Conference Scholarship

CHICAGO — Applications are now open for the 2015 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). The Conable Conference Scholarship provides...

Mar 10: Julianne Moore speaks for school libraries in new PSA

CHICAGO – A new PSA featuring Academy Award® winning actress and bestselling author Julianne Moore is now available from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as part of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month. In the PSA, Moore speaks to how school librarians empower...

Mar 10: Workshop: Serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHICAGO — ALA Editions has brought back the popular workshop Serving...

Mar 10: Planning and preparing for RDA: eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Planning and Preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access eCourse. Roman S. Panchyshyn will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse...

Mar 10: Jeanne Drewes receives Banks-Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO — Jeanne Drewes, chief of the Binding and Collections Care Division of the Library of Congress, is the recipient of the 2015 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award, given annually by the Association for Library Collections...

Mar 10: Applications due April 8 for 2015 ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO— Applications for the 2015 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 9-13, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois) are accepted through April 8, 2015. The institute helps future...

Mar 10: Show your library’s bookmobile pride in the 2015 'Why We Love Our Bookmobile' video celebration

CHICAGO — In the lead-up to the sixth annual celebration of National Bookmobile Day, libraries across the country and around the world are invited to show why they love their bookmobiles through the “Why We Love Our Bookmobile” YouTube video celebration.  

Through April 15, libraries...

Mar 10: Swanson Best of LRTS Award to Christine Turner

CHICAGO—Christine N. Turner, electronic resources librarian at University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded the 2015 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for the article, "E-Resource Acquisitions in Academic Library Consortia," published in Library Resources &...

Mar 10: REFORMA conference program explores ‘Latino Americans: 500 Years of History’ grant opportunity

CHICAGO — Attendees at the REFORMA National Conference V will receive information and advice about applying for Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a grant opportunity offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in partnership with the American Library Association (...

Mar 10: Sonia Manzano, 'Maria' from Sesame Street, 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO — Sonia Manzano — the Emmy Award–winning actor who defined the role of Maria on the acclaimed television series "Sesame Street" — appears as a 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker from noon - 1 p.m. on Monday, June 29.

Manzano has won 15 Emmy Awards for her television writing...

Mar 09: James V. Brown Library receives Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award

CHICAGO —The James V. Brown Library in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is the 2015 winner of the prestigious Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award. The award is presented annually to a library organization for exhibiting meritorious achievements in carrying out a project to secure new...

Mar 09: PLA to present first ever PLA BIG IDEAS at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present PLA BIG IDEAS @ ALA Annual, an ideal event for public library directors, deputy...

Mar 09: Future of libraries, live webcast

CHICAGO — What do you envision for future libraries? Jason Griffey will moderate this week's episode of American Libraries Live, for a 1-hour...

Mar 09: Travel grants available for first-time AASL national conference attendees

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is offering 30 grants for travel to its 17th National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed “Experience Education Evolution,” will be held Nov. 5-8, in Columbus, Ohio. Full conference details can be found at...

Mar 09: Online submission process now open for AASL best practice showcase proposals

CHICAGO – Attendees of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition will once again get a taste of current programs that are leading the way in school library program development during the conference's best practice showcase. The IdeaLab,...

Mar 09: ALSC invites applications for 2016 Arbuthnot Lecture with Pat Mora

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2016 event featuring award-winning children’s book author and pioneering literacy advocate Pat Mora.

The...

Mar 09: Wordplay for kids

CHICAGO — Instilling a love of reading in a child pays dividends long after early literacy skills have been mastered.  As Tim Wadham demonstrates in “Wordplay for Kids: A Sourcebook of Poems, Rhymes, and Read-Alouds,” published by...

Mar 09: Magda El-Sherbini selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Magda El-Sherbini is the recipient of the 2015 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented at the ALCTS Awards...

Mar 09: Chandler named 2015 ACRL WESS-SEES De Gruyter Grant winner

CHICAGO — Katharine C. Chandler, reference librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Department, has been selected to receive the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) / Slavic and East European Section (SEES) De Gruyter...

Mar 09: Experts to explore entrepreneurial co-working and collaboration in libraries at 2015 SXSW Interactive

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nationwide, libraries are creating dynamic hubs for budding entrepreneurs to innovate, collaborate and launch successful ventures. Join a panel of library and startup experts at this year’s 2015 South by Southwest...

Mar 06: Ed Summers recipient of 2015 Kilgour Award

CHICAGO — The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced Ed Summers as the 2015 winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The award, which is jointly sponsored by...

Mar 06: Explore all the ACRL-Choice webinar program has to offer: Visit the full library of past presentations, now on the Choice YouTube channel

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. — The ACRL-Choice webinar program connects academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, and other experts.  Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these free interactive webinars, with topics ranging...

Mar 06: 2015 Cunha-Swartzburg Award to Laura Word

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services’ (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) Jury for the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award has selected Laura Word as the 2015 recipient. The award,...

Mar 05: RUSA’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section names winners for excellence in book reviewing and promotion of African American literature

CHICAGO—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has named the winners of two achievement awards which recognize the profession’s most exceptional contributors to readers’ advisory and collection development services.

“The CODES Achievement Awards give recognition to outstanding...

Mar 05: Drabinski receives 2015 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO — Emily Drabinski, coordinator of instruction at Long Island University-Brooklyn, has been chosen as the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award for her article “Toward a Kairos of Library...

Mar 05: New from ACRL: 'Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers'

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the release of "Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers."

Research libraries...

Mar 05: Jaureguy and Pacetti-Tune receive YALSA’s travel stipend to attend National Library Legislative Day

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Jenna Jaureguy and Vandy Pacetti-Tune as the recipients of stipends to attend ALA’s  annual National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), May 4-5, 2015 in Washington, D.C. ...

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