Press Releases

Mar 01: Maria Savova receives ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation

CHICAGO—The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation. Maria Savova, Director of Collections and...

Feb 28: Freedom to Read Foundation Offers 2019 Banned Books Week Grants

Applications are now being accepted for the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Banned Books Weeks Grants offered through the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

Each year FTRF distributes grants to non-profit organizations to support activities...

Feb 28: ALSC announces 2019 Notable Children’s Digital Media list

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and its Notable Children's Digital Media committee, are pleased to announce the 2019 list of outstanding digital media for children. The list includes real-time, dynamic and...

Feb 28: [Call for Nominations] 2019 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor

The Freedom to Read Foundation seeks nominations for the 2019 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor. This award was established in 1987 to recognize and honor individuals who have contributed substantially to the FTRF through adherence to its principles and/or substantial monetary support....

Feb 28: Pilarski, Slay, Kellermann receive YALSA’s 2019 Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded the 2019 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Shira...

Feb 27: Learn how your library can fight fake news at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

Can your patrons spot fake news? Can you? ...

Feb 26: Lewiston Public Library awarded 2019 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2019 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the Lewiston Public Library in Lewiston, New York.

This grant is designed to encourage outstanding summer reading programs by providing financial assistance...

Feb 26: Call for Applications for the Student Chapter of the Year Award

The New Members Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications for the Student Chapter of the Year Award. Deadline to apply is Friday,...

Feb 26: New iteration—Adult Programming: Planning for Success eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Adult Programming: Planning for Success. Amy Alessio will serve as the instructor for a 3-week facilitated...

Feb 26: Kellam named 2019 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award winner

CHICAGO – Lynda Kellam, social sciences data librarian at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, has been awarded the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award,...

Feb 26: LITA Learnings: Creating an Interdisciplinary Space and Multimedia Instruction offerings

Chicago -- A webinar and a web course kick off the LITA Spring 2019 continuing education offerings.

Diversity in Libraries: Creating an InterDisciplinary Space at Meyer...

Feb 26: Heather Babb Wins a Year of Free AASL Membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Heather Babb has won a free year of AASL membership. Babb's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Dawn Harman to AASL, Babb has also...

Feb 26: American Library Association gears up for 2019 ALA election

CHICAGO – The American Library Association is gearing up for its upcoming election. Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 11, 2019 for the American Library Association’s annual election and will close on Wednesday, April 3...

Feb 25: ALSC names 2019 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a...

Feb 25: LLAMA webinar helps you demonstrate the value of your academic library

LLAMA webinar helps you demonstrate the value of your academic library

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Feb 25: Ed Jones Recipient of Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Dr. Ed Jones, the recipient of the 2019 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of...

Feb 25: First Step Award to Ilda M. Cardenas

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Ilda M. Cardenas, electronic resources and acquisitions librarian at the Mississippi State University Libraries, as the recipient of the 2019 First Step Award—a Wiley Professional Development Grant...

Feb 25: LLAMA webinar explores productivity strategies of the efficient librarian

LLAMA webinar explores productivity strategies of the efficient librarian...

Feb 25: Swanson Best of LRTS Award to Jankowski, Schultz and Soito

CHICAGO—Amy Jankowski, Anne Schultz and Laura Soito, librarians at The University of New Mexico Libraries in Albuquerque, have been awarded the 2019 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for the article “Motley Crew: Collaboration Across an Academic Library to Revive an Orphaned...

Feb 22: New iteration: Sign Language for Children in Storytime or in the Classroom eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Sign Language for Children in Storytime or in the Classroom: A Practical Guide....

Feb 22: Terry Reese Jr. selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Terry Reese Jr. is the recipient of the 2019 Margaret Mann Citation presented by the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The...

Feb 22: HARRASSOWITZ award to Siôn Romaine

CHICAGO—The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Siôn Romaine, Director, Acquisitions & Rapid Cataloging Services at the University of Washington Libraries, to receive...

Feb 22: New workshop: Creating and Using Video Content in the Library

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Creating and Using Video Content in the Library with David Lee King. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute...

Feb 21: Ross Atkinson award given to Stephen Bosch

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Stephen Bosch, materials, budget, procurement, and licensing librarian at the University of Arizona, as the 2019 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors the...

Feb 21: Paula De Stefano receives Banks Harris Preservation Award 2019

CHICAGO— Paula De Stefano is the recipient of the 2019 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. This award is given annually by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Sponsored by...

Feb 21: Pre-literacy programming—here, there, and everywhere

CHICAGO — Not only is Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL), which was named an “outstanding resource” in a starred review by Library Journal, a fun-filled approach that nurtures early literacy and school readiness skills in young children, it’s also extremely flexible....

Feb 20: Shelby Strommer awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO—Shelby Strommer, Preservation Processing Coordinator Librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries, will receive the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant for 2019 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition during the Association for Library...

Feb 20: ALCTS Piercy Award to Casey Mullin

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Casey Mullin, Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services at Western Washington University, as the recipient of the 2019 Esther J. Piercy Award. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 22 at the...

Feb 20: Henry and Schneider elected to ALA Executive Board

(CHICAGO) Eboni Henry and Karen Schneider have been elected to serve on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board. The new board members were elected by the ALA Council in a vote taken at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting held January 25-29, 2019 in Seattle. Henry and Schneider will...

Feb 20: New iteration: Solutions for Challenging Workplace Relationships eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Solutions for Challenging Workplace Relationships: Working through...