Press Releases

Apr 08: Polanka and others on the present and future of Ebooks in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 18...

Apr 08: Smithsonian Libraries host Preservation Matters!

CHICAGO - The Smithsonian Libraries will host the program Preservation Matters! beginning at noon on April 24 in the S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, D.C. This event is part of the...

Apr 08: Eat your words: Tips for hosting an Edible Books Festival in ProgrammingLibrarian.org webinar

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and ProgrammingLibrarian.org announced an upcoming webinar that will highlight the successful...

Apr 08: Elizabeth Aversa receives the 2013 Beta Phi Mu Award

CHICAGO - Dr. Elizabeth Aversa, professor of library and information science at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., has been selected to receive the American Library Association’s 2013 Beta Phi Mu Award. This annual award, donated by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science...

Apr 08: A planner for balancing life and work

CHICAGO — Offering a fresh strategy for reexamining life and work goals, “The Work/Life Balance Planner: Resetting Your Goals” addresses numerous practical concerns, such as...

Apr 08: ALCTS Microgrants available

CHICAGO - The Transforming Collections Task Force of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) seeks proposals for its 2013 Microgrant Program. All ALCTS members in good standing are...

Apr 08: National Library Week PSA featuring Caroline Kennedy appears on the Disney Channel

CHICAGO — New public service announcements (PSA) of National Library Week Honorary Chair Caroline Kennedy are currently appearing on the Disney Channel. Approximately 1.4 million viewers see the PSAs every time they air.

Kennedy appears in the PSA with the star of Disney Channel's "Austin...

Apr 08: RUSA award winners signify excellence in reference services

CHICAGOThe Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winners of its 2013 achievement awards, research and travel grants, which encompass the most outstanding librarians, libraries...

Apr 05: Handy Tech Tools for Library Outreach

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop, Handy Tech Tools for Library Outreach with Sarah Ludwig. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 19. Each part will last...

Apr 05: Best-selling author to host copyright workshop for educators and school librarians

WASHINGTON, D.C.—To help school librarians and educators better understand copyright law, author Carrie Russell will host the workshop “Copyright for K-12 Librarians and Educators” on April 11, 2013. Russell...

Apr 05: Evaluating the impact of your library

CHICAGO — Assessing impact is increasingly critical to the survival of services: managers now require comprehensive information about effectiveness, especially in relation to users. Outlining a rigorously tested approach to library evaluation and offering practical tools and highly relevant...

Apr 05: YALSA, WWE® name Wrestlemania® Reading Challenge finalists

CHICAGO Eighteen regional winners in grades 5-12 from across the United States and Canada have won a chance to compete in the WrestleMania® Reading Challenge  Finals on April 6, 2013, at City College in New York. The WrestleMania Reading Challenge is...

Apr 05: Heather Ketron named Scholastic Library Publishing Award winner

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has named Heather Ketron the recipient of the 2013 Scholastic Library Publishing Award. The honor, which will be presented during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago,...

Apr 05: Applications for new ALA Leadership Institute due May 10

CHICAGO - There is still time to consider applying - or nominating a colleague - for Leading to the Future, a four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders...

Apr 03: ALA President welcomes new Pew report on 'Library Services in the Digital Age'

CHICAGO — Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association (ALA), submitted the following statement regarding the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project report, “Library Services in the Digital Age,” that was released today. The report examines the role of...

Apr 02: National Library Week 2013 programming ideas now available

CHICAGO – Looking for ideas on how you can promote Communities matter @ your library this National Library Week (April 14-20)? Then check out the National Library Week promotional...

Apr 02: EBSCO awards seven scholarships for librarians to attend 2013 ALA Annual Meeting

Birmingham, Ala. / Ipswich, Mass/Chicago — In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO...

Apr 02: Free April 9 webinar offers ideas for programming and outreach during Choose Privacy Week

CHICAGO - Are you preparing for Choose Privacy Week? Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and librarians across the country next week for a free webinar to discuss how your library can observe...

Apr 02: Video features five authors sharing their love of school libraries as School Library Month begins

CHICAGO  - April is School Library Month – and to commemorate the annual celebration, atyourlibrary.org, the public website for the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign, the Campaign for America’s Libraries, presents five authors sharing their love...

Apr 02: Vote in the 2013 ALA elections on your Smartphone!

CHICAGO - Did you know that you can vote in the 2013 ALA elections on your Smartphone and other mobile devices?  You are no longer tied to your desktop to cast your vote; you can vote virtually anywhere – in line at the grocery store, on the bus, at the hairdresser! (But we do ask that you...

Apr 02: Discover historic Hartford at AASL national conference

CHICAGO – Educational tours during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition will give attendees a special look at the unique history of Hartford, Conn. and the surrounding area.  Tours offer attendees of “Rising to the Challenge,” taking...

Apr 02: 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants to help schools, public libraries expand and enhance collections

CHICAGO – The Jefferson County Library in Fayette, Miss., Talahi Elementary School in St. Cloud, Minn. and Tap In Leadership Academy in Champaign, Ill. have been selected as recipients of the 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Awarded each Spring by...

Apr 01: Innovative library programs on display during school tours at AASL national conference

CHICAGO – School tours planned during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition will put on display the best and brightest school library programs in Hartford, Conn...

Apr 01: Author Ann Patchett to keynote PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – From 1-2:30 p.m., June 30, the Public Library Association (PLA) and PLA president Eva Poole, chief of staff, District of Columbia Public Library, will host the...

Apr 01: LLAMA webinar will feature Elliott Shore discussing change management

CHICAGO - Change has become a way of life for librarians due to technology and the ever-changing information needs of our users. How do we as library managers and leaders handle change effectively and efficiently for ourselves and those we lead,...

Apr 01: Applications/nominations invited for RBM, PIL editors

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is currently accepting applications, and nominations are invited, for the positions of editor of RBM, a biannual...

Apr 01: 2013 ACRL STS Innovation Award goes to Distributed Data Curation Center

CHICAGO – The Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2), based in the Research Department of the Purdue University Libraries, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL...

Apr 01: LLAMA’s essential guide to staff development updated

CHICAGO — Since its original publication more than two decades ago, “Staff Development: A Practical Guide” from the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) has remained a respected...

Mar 29: John Green, Booklist’s 50th Hostile Questions interviewee

CHICAGO - “I’m a novelist with a day job making YouTube videos. I used to be a novelist with a day job being an editorial assistant and then a production editor at Booklist Magazine,” says John Green in his...

Mar 29: Beacher J.E. Wiggins receives the 2013 Melvil Dewey Medal Award

CHICAGO - Beacher J.E. Wiggins, director for acquisitions and bibliographic access at the Library of Congress, is the winner of the 2013 Melvil Dewey Medal Award, sponsored by OCLC. The prestigious honor, given in recognition of creative leadership of high order, is named in honor of Melvil...

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