Press Releases

Dec 11: Wayétu Moore among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at Midwinter

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Wayétu Moore, Juliet Grames, Chris Pavone, Clare Mackintosh, Annie Ward, and G. Willow Wilson will be the featured authors at the United for...

Dec 11: Professional development scholarship available

CHICAGO — The ALA Learning Round Table (LRT) will award up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between Sept. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning...

Dec 11: ALA seeks proposals for 2019-2020 Diversity Research Grants

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity and outreach...

Dec 11: ALSC now accepting applications for 2019 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2019 Bookapalooza Program. This program offers select libraries a collection of...

Dec 11: Nominations sought for 2019 Bogle Pratt International Travel Fund

The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the 2019 Bogle Pratt International Travel Fund,...

Dec 11: Nominations open for John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association is accepting nominations for the ...

Dec 11: Call for proposals for 2019 IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant

CHICAGO—ALA The International Relations Roundtable is calling for proposals for its 2019 IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant. ...

Dec 11: Nominations open for 2019 ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

The International Relations Round Table (IRRT) invites you to submit a nomination for the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

The citation began as an ALA Presidential initiative of Dr....

Dec 11: Coretta Scott King 50th anniversary celebration Toolkit now available

CHICAGO – Libraries, schools and civic organizations across the country and world will host a variety of celebrations to observe the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. Given annually since 1969, the awards commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and...

Dec 11: 2019 Morris Award finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2019 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young...

Dec 10: A guidebook for building political support for library funding

CHICAGO — Library funding is political. And the struggle to secure funding is ongoing; the work that librarians need to do to influence local politics doesn't just pop up in the few months before Election Day. It should span the years before or between elections. John...

Dec 07: New workshop—Coping with Burnout: Strategies for Staying Centered

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Coping with Burnout: Strategies for Staying Centered with...

Dec 07: New iteration—Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure. Dr....

Dec 07: New iteration: Digital Humanities for All Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Digital Humanities for All Librarians. Laura Braunstein will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated...

Dec 06: Don’t miss the new LITA webinar – Accessibility for All: Screen Readers

Chicago -- There’s still time to sign up now for a new LITA webinar.

Accessibility for All: Screen Readers
Tuesday December 18, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Central Time
Presenter: Kelsey...

Dec 06: New iteration: Genealogical Research for Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Genealogical Research for Librarians. June Power will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse...

Dec 06: New iteration: Music Collection Development for Every Librarian eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Music Collection Development for Every Librarian...

Dec 06: New iteration: Music Reference Skills for Every Librarian eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Music Reference Skills for Every Librarian. Sara J....

Dec 06: New grab-and-go readers’ advisory pamphlets cover popular genres

CHICAGO — Drawn from the insights of RA experts Neal Wyatt and Joyce G. Saricks, ALA Editions’ new Resources for Readers pamphlets will help library users find their next favorite book. Sold in packs of 100 for $14.99/pack, they...

Dec 05: Riko Fluchel named 2018-19 LITA/OCLC Spectrum Scholar

The Library and Information Technology Association and OCLC are funding Riko Fluchel’s participation in the ALA Spectrum Scholars program as part of their commitment to help diversify the library technology field.

Fluchel is a second year at the University of Washington Information...

Dec 05: Three public librarians recognized with 'I Love My Librarian' Awards

CHICAGO – Three outstanding public librarians, two of whom are Public Library Association (PLA) members, are 2018 'I Love My Librarian' Award winners. This award encourages library users to recognize the...

Dec 05: Information Rights for Records Managers

CHICAGO — Records managers have tended to find themselves given the responsibility for managing requests under the Freedom of Information (FOI) and Data Protection Acts (DPA), without necessarily having training and/or an academic background in legal studies. “...

Dec 04: 2019 Loleta D. Fyan Grant now accepting proposals

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's Library & Research Center is now accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant, a grant for up to $5,000 for the improvement of public libraries and the services they provide. Loleta D. Fyan, ALA President 1951-1952, believed that every...

Dec 04: Forty ALA student chapter members chosen to participate in the 2019 Student to Staff Program

CHICAGO — Forty student members of the American Library Association (ALA) will participate in the ALA Student-to-Staff program at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, June 20-June 25.

Established in 1973, the program allows 40 students, both ALA members and members of their...

Dec 04: Kathryn Greer Named a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader

The Library and Information Technology Association is proud to announce that Kathryn Greer has been selected as a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader.

Greer is the Systems and Digital Content Librarian at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where she serves as an administrator of...

Dec 04: Rachel Murdock Named a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader

The Library and Information Technology Association is proud to announce that Rachel Murdock has been selected as a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader.

Murdock is the Innovative Librarian at Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin. At HPL she handles emerging technologies and maker...

Dec 04: Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Bedford, N.Y. librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella, librarian at Katonah Village Library in Bedford, New York, was named a winner of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Hartwell-Mandella was selected...

Dec 04: Linda Robinson receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Mansfield, Conn., librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Linda Robinson, library media specialist at Mansfield Middle School in Mansfield, Connecticut, was named a winner of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Robinson was...

Dec 04: Terri Gallagher and Paula Kelly receive 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Two Pittsburgh-area librarians recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Terri Gallagher, reference librarian with Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) library in Monaca, Pennsylvania, and Paula Kelly, director of the Whitehall Public Library in...

Dec 04: Tamara Cox receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Piedmont, S.C. librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Tamara Cox, a school librarian at Wren High School Library in Piedmont, South Carolina, was named a winner of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Cox was selected...