Press Releases

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),...

Apr 02: Focus on improvement, not punishment, with Hakala-Ausperk’s “Dynamic Discipline”

CHICAGO — You’re a manager, supervisor, and library leader—but you’re still human. And, as social animals, humans tend to shy away from situations that are uncomfortable or even potentially threatening. So it’s no wonder that disciplining employees doesn’t rank high on...

Apr 02: ALA CopyTalk webinar with Ty Turley Trejo to focus on film copyright and libraries 

Time: 
Thursday, April 4, 2:00 PM (Eastern) / 11:00 AM (Pacific)

What:
Section 110(1) of the Copyright Act is often referred to as the "classroom exception" and generally allows for the public showing of films in "place[s] devoted to...

Apr 01: Carolyn Foote receives AASL Collaborative School Library Award

CHICAGO – Carolyn Foote, school librarian at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award. Sponsored by Upstart, the $2,500 award recognizes school librarian and teacher collaboration...

Apr 01: Applications now open for “AASL District Kits for the National School Library Standards"

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), with the support of Bound To Stay Bound Books, will create and distribute 100 “AASL District Kits for the National School Library Standards” to support nationwide implementation of the association’s National School Library...

Apr 01: ALCTS preconference explores networking as a tool for disaster response and recovery

Join the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) on Friday, June 21 at 8 am for the all-day preconference Better Networking for Disasters: Improving Participation and Coordination for Disaster...

Apr 01: ALCTS preconference focuses on managing change in libraries

CHICAGO—Join the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) on Friday, June 21 at 8 am for the all-day preconference Change Management in Libraries and Technical Services. Whether...

Apr 01: ALA, FINRA Foundation announce 50 public libraries to host Thinking Money for Kids traveling exhibition

For FINRA Foundation inquiries, please contact Media Relations Director Angelita Williams at 202-728-8988 or Angelita.Williams@finra.org.

CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C. — To kick off April as Financial Literacy...

Mar 29: LITA AvramCamp 2019, an ALA Annual Preconference

Chicago -- Save the date and register now to participate in a unique and affordable LITA workshop.

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Mar 28: Humble Bundle and No Starch Press Launch Charity Promotion to Benefit the Freedom to Read Foundation

No Starch Press, an independent tech publishing company, has partnered with Humble Bundle to launch a Coder’s Bookshelf promotion to benefit the...

Mar 28: Reboot your book club with the help of ALA’s Public Programs Office

CHICAGO — Is your book club feeling stale or uninspired? Has attendance dropped, or are you struggling to keep your patrons engaged? What you need is a reboot. “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative...

Mar 28: ALA, Library Copyright Alliance Applaud Appointment of Karyn A. Temple as Register of Copyrights

WASHINGTON - The American Library Association, a member of the Library Copyright Alliance, congratulates Karyn Temple on her appointment to Register of Copyrights by Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress. In her more than two-year tenure as Acting Register, Temple has been open-minded and even...