Press Releases

Jun 17: 'Maintaining Teen E-Collections'

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Would you like to build a robust teen collection for your library? In “Maintaining Teen E-Collections,” a new 2013 Annual ALA Conference program sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services...

Jun 17: 'The Census, Your Patrons and the DataFerrett'

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As governments continue to increase their use of digital technologies, how can your patrons use census figures which are now available? On Saturday, June 29, 2013, join officials from the U.S. Census Bureau during the session “...

Jun 17: Susan Crawford to anchor the Washington Update at ALA Annual Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Susan Crawford, telecommunications policy expert and former White House official, will share insights about national technology policy and implications for the library community at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference. Crawford will address conference...

Jun 14: United for Libraries presents ‘The World’s Strongest Librarian’ at ‘Quirky Books for Quirker Librarians’

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Quirky Books for Quirkier Librarians” from 3 to 4 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 29 at McCormick Place, S404a during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Join United for Libraries as great writers, including Josh Hanargarne...

Jun 14: IFRT accepting nominations for 2014 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2014 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award. The biennial award is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom...

Jun 14: ProgrammingLibrarian.org announces a guide for 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – ProgrammingLibrarian.org, a resource website of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, announced its online guide to programs and events to be held at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. To view the full list of recommendations, visit the guide at...

Jun 14: A new framework for rethinking information literacy

CHICAGO — Based on groundbreaking research undertaken by editors Jane Secker and Emma Coonan as part of the prestigious Arcadia Program at Cambridge University, UK, “Rethinking Information Literacy: A Practical...

Jun 14: Twenty-six acclaimed authors LIVE! at ALA Annual Conference

Reading Stage features Ellen Hopkins, Sara Paretsky, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Matthew Quick, René Saldaña, Jr., Julia Sweeney and more!

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office will present 26 critically-acclaimed and...

Jun 14: ALA joins others to demand civil liberties

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Library Association recently joined 86 other civil liberties groups, Internet activists and authors to sign an open letter to Congress (.doc), calling for...

Jun 14: Midwestern mystery authors featured at ALA Annual Conference

Discussion panel to feature Libby Fischer Hellman, Eric Lundgren and Peter Robertson

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office will present three emerging Midwestern voices as a part of Mystery Day on the PopTop Stage from 11 a.m. to...

Jun 13: Lear’s top-to-bottom handbook for adult programs in the library

CHICAGO — Programming is an important means of not only drawing new people to the library, but also better serving existing patrons. Brett W. Lear’s invaluable guide “Adult Programs in the Library,” published...

Jun 13: Unique library and librarian sketches from Second City at ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash

CHICAGO - Unique customized library-related material will add a special zing to Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theater, Best of The Second City, when they bring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City’s 52-year history to 2013 ALA Annual...

Jun 13: Utah Library Association IFC receives the 2013 Gerald Hodges IF Chapter Relations Award

CHICAGO — The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that the Utah Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee is the recipient of the 2013 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award.

The Intellectual...

Jun 12: USA PATRIOT Act revisited

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Are you surprised by the latest revelations of government surveillance programs? Are you interested in the government’s need to improve the balance between individual privacy rights and terrorism prevention?

Michael German, senior policy counsel of the...

Jun 12: 'ALA, Ebooks, and Digital Content: What’s Next?'

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Take part in the ebook library lending discussion at this year's Annual Conference in Chicago. Join ALA’s Digital Content Working Group and learn about ALA ebook activities and plans from a distinguished panel of leaders during the session “ALA, Ebooks,...

Jun 12: Collaboration in libraries and learning environments

CHICAGO — With the constant changes in higher education, innovations such as outsourced shared services, the convergence of many different student-facing services and the development of more active collaborative networks are more important than ever before. “...

Jun 11: Win two tickets to sit with Paula Poundstone at United for Libraries’ ‘The Laugh’s On Us, sponsored by SAGE’ at ALA Annual

PHILADELPHIA — From June 12-20, those who like SAGE's, United for Libraries’, or Paula Poundstone's Facebook pages or follow any on Twitter will be eligible to win two VIP tickets to "The Laugh’s On Us, sponsored by SAGE," at the ALA Annual Conference in...

Jun 11: Greyson wins Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research

CHICAGO — The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the 2013 winner of the Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research, which honors work that advances library research.

The Jesse H. Shera Award for the...

Jun 11: Cummings named CHOICE editor and publisher

CHICAGO — Mark Cummings has been named editor and publisher of CHOICE Magazine, the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media and Internet resources in higher education. CHOICE, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is headquartered...

Jun 11: Forty participants selected for new ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO — Forty mid-career librarians have been selected from a highly competitive pool to participate in Leading to the Future, ALA’s inaugural four-day immersive leadership development program for...

Jun 11: Accessibility advocate Ruth Nussbaum wins ASCLA’s 2013 Cathleen Bourdon Service Award

CHICAGO - Ruth J. Nussbaum, retired reference librarian, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, is the recipient of the 2013 Cathleen Bourdon Service Award for exceptional service to and sustained leadership for the...

Jun 11: Showcase encourages school librarians to ‘rise to the challenge’ one idea at a time

CHICAGO — Attendees of the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition are invited to jump start their conference experience by attending the IDEAxCHANGE. The IDEAxCHANGE, formerly the Exploratorium, showcases best practices from school library professionals from across the country....

Jun 11: New AASL publication takes the mystery out of leadership

CHICAGO — “Empowering Leadership: Developing Behaviors for Success,” a new publication from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), takes the mystery out of leadership by unveiling the hidden qualities that create confident, successful leaders. Written by Ann M....

Jun 11: Three groups win United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards

PHILADELPHIA — Three groups will be recognized with Baker & Taylor Awards from United for Libraries during the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2 to 4 p.m. CDT on Monday, July 1 at the ALA Annual Conference Chicago.

United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor...

Jun 11: Lindsey wins United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA —  Dot Lindsey, a member of the board of trustees of the Rangeview Library District (Thornton, Colo.), is the winner of the 2013 United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant.

The United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant...

Jun 11: United for Libraries presents 'First Author, First Book' at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries will present “First Author, First Book” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CDT on Sunday, June 30 at the Sheraton Chicago, Ontario Room at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

This traditional book event features first time authors Janice Clark...

Jun 11: A guide to the must-see movie musicals of the silver screen

CHICAGO — Musicals adapted to the big screen — from "West Side Story" to "The Phantom of the Opera" — have enjoyed a staggering amount of success since the 1930s, and recent hits like "Nine" and the animated film "Rio" prove that the...

Jun 11: PLA Project Manager Jamie Hollier receives White House Champion of Change award

CHICAGO — On Tuesday, June 11, Jamie Hollier, project manager for DigitalLearn.org, a digital literacy initiative of the Public Library Association, will be honored as a “Champion of Change...

Jun 10: LLAMA webinar presents road map for facilities design

CHICAGO — The bricks and mortar of libraries are seemingly permanent, yet the activities and services they are designed to deliver have been radically transformed in recent years. More change is on the horizon as the digital era progresses and libraries respond to the shifting needs of...

Jun 10: Award-winning products, special events at the ALA Store at Annual

CHICAGO—Find the ALA Store in the Exhibit Hall again at booth #1224, an ideal location for easy access and convenient browsing. With plenty of new and best-selling items available, make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to...

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