Press Releases

Aug 02: YALSA announces cohort 3 participants of Future Ready with the Library project

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the 24 participants of the last cohort of its Future Ready with the Library project. The project is funded by the Institute of...

Aug 02: LLAMA Webinar Helps You Create an Emotionally Intelligent Organization

Much has been written about the importance of individuals becoming more emotionally intelligent, especially in the workplace. Today’s library leaders and supervisors are expected to have at least some familiarity with emotional intelligence as it pertains to them personally. But what about the...

Aug 01: Engle, Han, Kenney, receive Friends of ALSC Institute scholarships

The Friends of ALSC have awarded three scholarships to the 2018 ALSC National Institute to Kim Engle, Hyunjin Han, and Sophie Kenney in efforts to support ALSC’s goal of continuing education for children’s librarians. This year a third scholarship was awarded to a North Carolina member who...

Jul 31: ALA report shares findings, illustrates successes from 10 years of the American Dream Literacy Initiative

A newly released American Library Association (ALA) report marks the 10th anniversary of the American Dream Literacy Initiative and celebrates the many ways that participating public...

Jul 31: United for Libraries to designate the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site a Literary Landmark

GREENWOOD, S.C. – United for Libraries, in partnership with South Carolina State Library, South Carolina Academy of Authors, and Friends of South Carolina Libraries, will designate the GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site in Greenwood, S.C., a Literary Landmark on Wednesday...

Jul 31: Free webinar—Blockchain: Recommendations for the Information Professions

CHICAGO—Blockchain technology is being discussed widely, but without clear directions for library applications. The Blockchain National Forum, funded by IMLS and held at San Jose State University’s iSchool in Summer 2018, brought together notable experts in the information professions, business...

Jul 31: University of Wisconsin-Madison chosen as site for 2019 Arbuthnot Lecture

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee has selected the University of Wisconsin at Madison as the host site for the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring advocate and educator Debbie Reese, PhD. Three...

Jul 31: New iteration: Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Violet Fox will...

Jul 31: ACRL releases 2017 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "2017 Academic Library Trends and Statistics," the latest...

Jul 30: New session: Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children with Carol Morrone. This workshop will last 90 minutes...

Jul 30: Kimberly D. Nicholson Selected as the 2018 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association and SAGE announced Kimberly D. Nicholson as...

Jul 30: Free webinar shows how to harness the power of face-to-face conversations

CHICAGO — Interaction with strangers cultivates creativity and provides opportunities for joining forces to achieve great ends. However, most people tend to avoid talking or working with people they do not know, whether in the library, a classroom, or in academic and nonprofit settings. And to...

Jul 26: 2018 LITA Forum – Save the Date and Register

Register now for the 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum in Minneapolis, MN to be held November 8-10, 2018

Join your colleagues in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the...

Jul 25: Emily Werner Selected as the 2018 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Emily Werner of Boulder, Colorado as the 2018 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who...

Jul 25: Samantha A. Hyde Selected as the 2018 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Samantha A. Hyde of Akron, Ohio as the 2018 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

 

The scholarship was named for a long-time ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years. This...

Jul 25: Reagan M. Callahan Selected as the 2018 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Reagan M. Callahan of Eureka Springs, Arkansas as the 2018 Century Scholarship recipient.

 

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited...

Jul 25: Keiko Newsom Selected as the 2018 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Keiko Newsom of King City, Oregon as the 2018 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

 

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a master’s degree in...

Jul 25: Esther C. Jones Selected as the 2018 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Esther C. Jones of St. Paul, Minnesota as the 2018 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

 

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a...

Jul 25: Brian J. DeFelice Selected as the 2018 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Brian J. DeFelice of Braintree, Massachusetts as the 2018 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient.

 

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a library support staff worker who is pursuing a master’s degree in...

Jul 24: ODLOS offers travel grant for two JCLC attendees

CHICAGO – The Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) announces a travel grant for the third national Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. This year’s conference centers around the theme “Gathering all...

Jul 24: PLA to hold short-fiction writing contest this fall

National competition begins Sept. 25

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association, is inviting writers to submit original works of short fiction for a National Writing Contest taking place this fall.

Only original works...

Jul 24: Shortley wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2018 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO – Ness Shortley, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won the 2018 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide...

Jul 24: Freedom to Read Foundation Celebrates Educational Collaboration with San Jose State University School of Information

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is excited to announce an educational collaboration with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool).

“I’m thrilled to collaborate with the Freedom to Read Foundation in our courses on intellectual freedom in our Master of...

Jul 24: 100 libraries selected to lead Great Stories Club reading programs with underserved youth

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has announced 100 libraries nationwide selected to take part in the Great Stories Club, a national grant program that supports reading and discussion programs for underserved teens.

The grantees represent 77 public libraries, 14 school/K-12...

Jul 23: Public Library Association adds new awareness toolkit to suite of family engagement resources

CHICAGO – As part of a key strategic initiative, the Public Library Association (PLA) has released a free promotional toolkit designed to help libraries raise awareness of family engagement through libraries. This...

Jul 23: New eCourse bundle: Working with Children of All Ages

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new eCourse bundle, Working with Children of All Ages. R. Lynn Baker and Brooke Newberry will serve as the instructors for three, 4-week eCourses...

Jul 23: Anita Mechler named YALSA executive director

CHICAGO — ALA is pleased to welcome Anita Mechler, the new executive director of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. 

Most recently, Mechler has been the project manager/archivist at the Black Metropolis Research Consortium...

Jul 19: Harry Potter Poster and more arrive in the new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO –ALA Graphics’ fall catalog has mailed, and will unveil new products that are sure to educate, excite, and inspire. The catalog cover highlights a new...

Jul 19: New video PSAs starring Constance Wu promote library resources

CHICAGO – Constance Wu, star of the soon-to-be released film “Crazy Rich Asians,” is featured in three new video Public Service Announcements (PSAs) promoting the transformative resources available at libraries. In the PSAs, Wu shares her love of libraries and explains how they advance inclusion...