Press Releases

Apr 09: AASL and Scholastic announce ‘Pilkey Party @ Your School Library’ as part of School Library Month celebration

Grand Prize to receive a visit and free books for the entire school
with School Library Month National Spokesperson and bestselling author Dav Pilkey

CHICAGO – To celebrate School Library Month (SLM), the American Association of School Librarians (...

Apr 09: PLA, NNLM expand strategic partnership through consumer health programming survey

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has added another collaborative project to its ongoing partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Through this...

Apr 09: New session: Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers with Suzanne Walker. This workshop will last 90 minutes and...

Apr 08: Academic librarians gathering in Cleveland, April 10-13, to discuss their role in rapidly changing higher education landscape

CHICAGO — Academic and research librarians and libraries are essential to a thriving global community of learners and scholars. As students, faculty, and staff change the way they consume information, academic libraries are also transforming to ensure success across the higher education...

Apr 08: ALCTS honors Janet Morrow and Mary Page

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that ALCTS members Janet Morrow, head of Resource and Discovery Services at Northeastern University, and Mary Page, dean of University Libraries at West Chester University, have been awarded...

Apr 08: A handbook for Freedom of Information officers and their colleagues

CHICAGO — Freedom of information (FOI) is now an international phenomenon with over 100 countries from Albania to Zimbabwe enacting the right to know for their citizens. Since 2005, the UK’s Freedom of Information Act has opened up thousands of public bodies to unparalleled...

Apr 08: Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler are Auditorium Speakers at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC

Graphic novelist Frank Miller is one of the most influential and awarded creators in comics and graphic novels. He is known for his intense, hard-boiled storytelling, and gritty noir aesthetic. Miller co-directed the movie Sin City, based on his graphic novel by the same name, and...

Apr 08: Out of Print celebrates National Library Week with disaster relief fundraiser and Star Wars™ READ® materials

CHICAGO – Apparel and accessories company Out of Print is collaborating with the American Library Association (ALA) for a National Library Week fundraiser and officially debuting its new Star Wars™ READ® collection....

Apr 08: AASL Standards–based learning for primary grades using picture books

CHICAGO — Drawing on compelling picture books that can be used to directly support the National School Library Standards for Learners, School...

Apr 07: State of America’s Libraries 2019 report affirms Libraries = Strong Communities

CHICAGO – Today the American Library Association (ALA) released its State of America’s Libraries 2019 report, an annual summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 7 – 13, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries. Never have our nation’s...

Apr 05: St. Petersburg College Awarded for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services

Heather Holtzman, Paula Knipp, and Kassie Sherman from St. Petersburg College were selected as the...

Apr 05: ALA releases new resources on digital storytelling for National Library Week

As a part of National Library Week and ALA's year-round advocacy work, ALA released two new tools to help library advocates and libraries across the country share their story on digital platforms: a Live Stream and Video Storytelling...

Apr 05: ACRL and Gale launch Libraries Transform Toolkit

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Gale, a Cengage company, have collaborated to create the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit. This free new toolkit provides academic and research libraries with easy-to-use...

Apr 05: New Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit launches

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the launch of Project Outcome for Academic Libraries. Based on a model developed by the Public Library Association (PLA), this free toolkit is designed to help...

Apr 05: LITA Presents: Universal Parity to Resources

Chicago -- LITA Presents the next new webinar.

Universal Parity to Resources: Rethinking Library Access
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time
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Apr 05: Beth McIntyre and Caroline Ward receive 2019 Bechtel Fellowships

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee have awarded the 2019 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship to Beth McIntyre and Caroline Ward.


The Bechtel...

Apr 04: Colson Whitehead to Keynote Freedom to Read Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Colson Whitehead, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad, will be the keynote speaker for the Freedom to Read Foundation’s 50th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2019. Tickets for this commemorative celebration are...

Apr 04: LITA ALA Annual President’s Program: Meredith Broussard presents on Artificial Unintelligence

Chicago -- LITA President Bohyun Kim welcomes Meredith Broussard presenting: Artificial Unintelligence
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

In this talk,...

Apr 04: 2019 ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarship recipients

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce recipients of its latest round of Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships in 2019. These scholarships of up to $2,000 each...

Apr 03: Learn how your library can fight fake news at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

Think you can spot fake news? Think again.

In a 2018 report, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office found that news consumers...

Apr 03: Nicollette Warisse Sosulski wins Margaret E. Monroe Award for Library Adult Services

Chicago - Nicolette Warisse Sosulski, Business Librarian at Portage District Library was selected as the 2019 winner of the Margaret E. Monroe Library...

Apr 03: The first-ever book on library gardens

CHICAGO — Roman philosopher Cicero once remarked that “if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Today, libraries nationwide are beginning to incorporate gardens into their public services. Libraries in the southwestern US, for instance, are creating...

Apr 03: Journalist and author Mariana Atencio is an Auditorium Speaker at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington D.C.

Mariana Atencio is a journalist, TED Talk speaker, influencer, and award-winning news personality covering domestic and international assignments, breaking news, and special reports. As a first-generation Latina who fled violence and oppression in her native Venezuela, Atencio crossed over from...

Apr 03: Journalist and author Mo Rocca is the Closing General Session Speaker at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Emmy winner Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and the host of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation on Saturday mornings. He began his career in TV as a writer and producer for the Emmy and...

Apr 03: Kay Ann Cassell awarded Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award
Kay Ann Cassell, Professor Emerita, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University was selected as the 2019 winner of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, the Reference and User...
Apr 02: Create Impactful Library Services for Older Adults

Many communities are home to an aging population. Libraries are a community focal point with capacity to strategically facilitate, coordinate and partner with other organizations and these libraries need to be able to educate, empower and engage older adults.  

Learn directly as ...

Apr 02: Judi Moreillon wins the Scholastic Library Publishing Award

CHICAGO — Judi Moreillon has been named the 2019 winner of ALA’s Scholastic Library Publishing Award. The award, supported by the Scholastic Publishing Company, recognizes a librarian whose unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people, exemplifies...

Apr 02: Wayne and Shirley Wiegand receive 2019 Gleason Book Award for history of integration of Southern public libraries

CHICAGO — The Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award Committee of the American Library Association (ALA) Library History Round Table (LHRT) is pleased to present the 2019 Gleason Book Award to Wayne A. Wiegand, F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies Emeritus and professor of...

Apr 02: NCSU Libraries Receives 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

The NCSU Libraries has been selected to receive the 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Sponsored by Emerald Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA),...