Press Releases

Jan 25: Philanthropist, author Melinda Gates to serve as 2019 National Library Week honorary chair

CHICAGO – Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has dedicated her life to achieving transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities and societies. Now she will lend her support to...

Jan 25: New iteration—Advanced eCourse: Creating and Expanding Innovative Spaces in Your Library

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new iteration of our popular Advanced eCourse,...

Jan 25: 2019 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2019 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Swarthmore College Libraries, Swarthmore, Pa.; The College of Western Idaho Library, Nampa, Idaho; and Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith...

Jan 23: New eCourse: The First Amendment and Library Services

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse in collaboration with the Office for Intellectual Freedom, The First Amendment and Library Services. Theresa Chmara will...

Jan 23: AASL Celebrates 2019 School Library Month with Spokesperson Dav Pilkey

CHICAGO – Dav Pilkey, New York Times bestselling author of the Captain Underpants and Dog Man series, will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2019 celebration of School Library Month (SLM). Observed in April and sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL),...

Jan 23: ALA announces 2019 Policy Corps members

The American Library Association (ALA) announced today the names of 10 library and information professionals selected to participate in the 2019 ALA Policy Corps, which aims to develop a cadre of experts with deep and sustained knowledge of national public policies in areas key to ALA’s...

Jan 23: ALA, Dollar General Literacy Foundation announce 16 public libraries receiving adult literacy grants

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation have announced 16 U.S. public libraries to receive 2019 ...

Jan 23: Hakala-Ausperk’s Leadership Planners series continues with “Win ‘Em Over”

CHICAGO — No matter how talented a leader you are, there are often barriers in your way caused by a lack of trust or respect, or most likely an absence of confidence. “Win 'Em Over,”...

Jan 22: Dr. Clara Chu receives 2019 EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award

CHICAGO — Dr. Clara M. Chu, director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, is the recipient of the 2019 American Library Association Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Distinguished Librarian Award. The Distinguished Librarian Award...

Jan 22: New workshop: Strategies for Coping with Toxic People

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Strategies for Coping with Toxic People with Andrew Sanderbeck. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm...

Jan 22: Wilson named member manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Tess Wilson, Outreach Librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), as the new member manager of the YALSAblog.

“...

Jan 22: YALSA names 2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its ...

Jan 22: YALSA names 2019 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2019 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list.

The...

Jan 22: 2019 Google Policy Fellowship applications now open

The American Library Association announces the opening of the application process for the prestigious Google Policy Fellowship program.
 
For the summer of 2019, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at...

Jan 22: YALSA names 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.

The...

Jan 22: YALSA announces 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

The...

Jan 22: Meeting room policies, displays and drag queen storytimes to be discussed at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Meeting room policies, drag queen storytimes, research databases, and library book displays have made headlines and sparked controversy in libraries. At the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) will host “...

Jan 20: ALA’s Libraries Ready to Code awards 10 "Promising Practice" libraries for broadening participation and diversity in CS Ed programs

Today the American Library Association’s (ALA) Libraries Ready to Code initiative, sponsored by Google, announced 10 libraries to receive a “Promising Practice” award for programs they designed for Computer Science Education (CS Ed)...

Jan 18: PLA develops early childhood literacy activity calendars

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) has developed a new product designed to boost early childhood literacy programming in libraries, schools and daycare centers. PLA's...

Jan 18: Glass selected as YALSA’s 2019 Board Fellow

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Traci Glass, Library Administrator at the Central Library of the Multnomah County Library, in Portland, OR, as its 2019 Board...

Jan 18: Igniting a spirit of inquiry in students

CHICAGO — In our technology-saturated world, all the answers we seek are at our fingertips. Right? Though students might think so, educators know otherwise. But beyond merely helping students find answers to questions, information literacy instruction ought to ignite within...

Jan 18: Booklist announces July 2019 as Graphic Novels in Libraries Month

CHICAGO — July 2019 will be Booklist’s Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, an innovative, first-of-its-kind program through which the American Library Association’s review journal for public libraries will forge key partnerships...

Jan 18: New from ACRL, “Motivating Students on a Time Budget”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Motivating Students on a Time Budget: Pedagogical Frames and...

Jan 17: An update to the classic Mother Goose on the Loose pre-literacy resource

CHICAGO — Named an “outstanding resource” in a starred review by Library Journal, Betsy Diamant-Cohen’s Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL) incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, flannelboards, music, dance, and child-parent interaction into dynamic programs that...

Jan 17: New books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting in Seattle

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits for products that meet the widest range of your...

Jan 16: Travel with ASGCLA-Ireland 2019

CHICAGO-The Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) offers an international trip annually open to its members and the general public. 

This year join ASGCLA during our 2019 literary tour to North & Western Ireland. We will travel May 11-28,...

Jan 16: ALA joins W.K. Kellogg Foundation in observance of 2019 National Day of Racial Healing

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) will join the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and organizations across the country in observing the 2019 National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, Jan...

Jan 15: Using Design Thinking to Create Transformative Learning Experiences: New ALA Annual Preconference

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions has partnered with Infopeople on a three-hour interactive preconference at ALA Annual, where library staff and trainers will have the opportunity to develop more innovative and meaningful learning for their staff and users using design thinking....

Jan 15: Candidates announced for 2019 Public Library Association board election

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) Nominating Committee has unveiled the slate of candidates for the Association’s 2019 Election. This year six nominees...