Press Releases

Apr 03: Nation celebrates the value of bookmobiles April 11, 2018

CHICAGO – Every day, bookmobiles help transform the communities they serve, providing everything from access to books, magazines and videos to job search assistance and much more.

On Wednesday, April 11, our nation celebrates National...

Apr 03: Nation to recognize contributions of library workers April 10, 2018

CHICAGO – Today’s library workers play a critical role in meeting the needs of the communities they serve, from offering social service support and health services to career and small business development assistance and tools to help combat fake news. April 10 is National Library Workers Day (...

Apr 03: ACRL program proposals for 2019 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

For the second year,...

Apr 02: ALCTS News is on the Move

CHICAGO—Today the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is launching the new ALCTS News website on WordPress, moving from the previous content management system Drupal. With this migration, ALCTS News hopes...

Apr 02: Final Reminder: Polls close April 4 in 2018 PLA Election

CHICAGO -- Time is running out for Public Library Association (PLA) members to cast their ballots in the association's 2018 election. The polls will...

Apr 02: ACRL selects consultants for new research environment and scholarly communication system project

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has selected the team of Rebecca R. Kennison (Principal, K|N Consultants Ltd.) and Nancy L. Maron (Founder, BlueSky to BluePrint, LLC) to design, develop, and deliver a new report on effective and promising practices within the...

Mar 30: Washington Post's Ron Charles wins Louis Shores Award for reviewing

CHICAGO - Ron Charles, Editor of "Book World"at the Washington Post was selected as the 2018 winner for the Louis Shores Award for excellence in reviewing administered by the Collection Development...

Mar 30: New session: Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci....

Mar 30: New workshop: Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Library

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Library with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take...

Mar 30: Kalinowski wins business librarianship travel grant

CHICAGO - Alice Kalinowski, Liaison Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh was selected as the 2018 winner of the BRASS Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award sponsored by...

Mar 30: Teaching and collaborating for change as an academic librarian

CHICAGO — Traditionally, academic librarians have delivered “beck and call” service to educators both in and out of the classroom. However, far from being merely auxiliary to the learning cycle, academic librarians are educators in their own right. If the primary challenge before them is to...

Mar 29: LLAMA Career Institute: Creating the Sustainable Library

2018 LLAMA CAREER INSTITUTE

Creating the Sustainable Library: The Triple Bottom Line Approach    

Sustainability isn’t the wave of the future any longer.  It’s already here!  City and county managers, university provosts, school...

Mar 29: Perez named winner of public librarian support award

CHICAGO - Amilcar Perez, Adult Services Librarian at Forest Park Public Library (IL), was selected as the 2018 winner of the BRASS Public Librarian Support Award sponsored by Morningstar. The...

Mar 29: Learn from the best with LLAMA’s new Online Competency Courses

Learn from the best with LLAMA’s new Online Competency Courses

CHICAGO — Decisions, decisions, decisions!  That’s the life of a library leader or manager.  But what’s the best way to make decisions?  In most cases it involves identifying the right facts from multiple...

Mar 29: New School Library Research article examines the identities of novice school librarians

CHICAGO – A new article documenting the occupational socialization of novice school librarians is now available in volume 21 of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR). ...

Mar 29: Richard P. Smiraglia Wins 2018 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award
Richard P. Smiraglia has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Dr. Smiraglia is...
Mar 29: Pitts-Noggle wins business reference research grant

CHICAGO-Stephanie Pitts-Noggle, Business Specialist Librarian at Champaign Public Library (IL) was selected as the 2018 winner of the BRASS Research Grant Award sponsored by Emerald Publishing. The grant, ...

Mar 28: PLA 2018 draws thousands of library professionals, supporters to Philadelphia

CHICAGO – As Philadelphians braced for the third Nor’easter in less than two weeks, library supporters and professionals from across the country made their way to the east coast to attend the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference, March 20 – 24 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center....

Mar 28: RUSA President wins Excellence in Business Librarianship Award

Chris LeBeau,  Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Missouri and Librarian for Management and Public Administration, University of Missouri-Kansas City (retired) and RUSA President,  was selected as the 2018 winner of the...

Mar 28: Invitation to Online Forum sponsored by Special Task Force on Sustainability

CHICAGO — In 2016-2017, the ALA Executive Board appointed a Special Task Force on Sustainability, charged with developing a white paper and recommendations for the ALA Executive Board, with the intent of increasing the adoption and implementation of sustainable practices by the Association, the...

Mar 27: The 'kindness team' at Dr. Michael Conti School - PS 5 receives AASL Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO – The project “Promoting Social Justice Awareness and a Culture of Kindness through Literature and Project-Based Learning” from the Dr. Michael Conti School - PS 5 in Jersey City, New Jersey, is the recipient of the 2018 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl Miss...

Mar 27: AASL awards eleven Inspire Grants for collections and special events

CHICAGO – Eleven schools from across the country have been awarded American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Grants. Made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers, the Inspire Grant program provides funds for public middle or high school libraries to...

Mar 27: Mike Havener receives AASL Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries

CHICAGO – Mike Havener, school librarian for Springfield (Illinois) High School, is the recipient of the 2018 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries. Sponsored by Jay Toor, the grant provides $3,000 in funding for the creation and...

Mar 27: Stover wins Margaret E. Monroe Award for library adult services

CHICAGO-Kaite Stover, Director of Readers' Services at Kansas City Public Library was selected as the 2018 winner of the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award, sponsored by NoveList.

Stover has been a librarian in the Kansas City and Emporia Public Library systems for the last...

Mar 27: Libraries offer a wealth of personal finance programs during Money Smart Week®, April 21 - 28, 2018

CHICAGO – Earning a living can be hard. But knowing how to spend, save and invest your money wisely can be even more of a challenge. And with the recent changes in the tax code, being financially savvy is imperative.

Libraries help by providing the resources that can help you make the...

Mar 27: Public Library Association honors eleven individuals and public libraries with awards and grants

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced the winners of its 2018 service awards and grants, honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach.

The ...

Mar 26: John Cotton Dana Award Deadline Extended

The deadline for submission for the 2018 John Cotton Dana Awards for Library Public Relations has been extended to March 30.  Information about these awards and award applications are available at https://ebsco.fluidreview.com/.

Mar 23: Toledo Lucas County Public Library awarded for excellence in reference services

CHICAGO-The Toledo Lucas County Public Library was selected as the 2018 winner of the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, for the ...