Press Releases

Feb 25: Ross Atkinson award given to Janet Swan Hill

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Janet Swan Hill, retired associate director for technical services at the University of Colorado Boulder, as the 2016 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors...

Feb 25: Paige G. Andrew selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Paige G. Andrew is the recipient of the 2016 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented on June 25 at the ALCTS...

Feb 24: Learn about the future of the cloud of things at ALCTS President’s Program in Orlando

CHICAGO — Dr. Michael R. Nelson, Public Policy, CloudFlare and Adjunct Professor, Internet Studies, at Georgetown University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s...

Feb 24: 2016 Cunha-Swartzburg Award to Lori Foley

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services’ (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) Jury for the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award has selected Lori Foley as the 2016 recipient. The award,...

Feb 24: Cunningham-Kruppa receives Banks-Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO — Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa is the recipient of the 2016 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. This award is given annually by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Sponsored by...

Feb 24: “The President could not have made a better choice": ALA comments on the pending nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden for Librarian of Congress

Washington, D.C. – President Obama announced today his intent to nominate Dr. Carla Hayden, a former president of the American Library Association (ALA) and the current Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland as the 14th Librarian of...

Feb 24: LLAMA webinar helps you justify your library budget

LLAMA webinar helps you justify your library budget

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Feb 23: Okerson and Holzman monograph wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

CHICAGO — The recipients of the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award are Ann Okerson and Alex Holzman for their monograph “The Once and Future Publishing Library” (CLIR, 2015...

Feb 23: Swanson Best of LRTS Award to Alonso Lifante and Molero Madrid

CHICAGO—M. Pilar Alonso Lifante, doctor of astronomical information retrieval, and Francisco Javier Molero Madrid, doctor of astrodynamics, at University of Murcia in Murcia, Spain, have been awarded the 2016 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for the article, "...

Feb 23: James L. Mullins wins 2016 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — James L. Mullins, dean of libraries and Esther Ellis Norton professor at Purdue University, has been named the 2016 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Mullins will receive a cash award and citation during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Named in honor...

Feb 23: 2016 Summer Teen Intern Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2016 Summer Teen Intern Grant.

The grant will allow libraries...

Feb 23: 2016 Summer Learning Resources Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2016 Summer Learning Resources Grant.

The grant’s purpose is...

Feb 22: School librarians heart AASL

CHICAGO – Why do school librarians love the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and enthusiastically Share the Wealth of AASL membership with their colleagues? Kathy Lester, Melissa Grabill and Courtney Lewis encouraged their school...

Feb 22: ALA task force seeks your input on economic implications of participating at ALA functions

CHICAGO — The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion was created in the spring of 2014 by then ALA President Barbara Stripling. Before moving forward with programs, actions or recommendations, the members of the Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion believe it is important...

Feb 22: Gene Luen Yang lends support to highlight the transformation of libraries as 2016 National Library Week Honorary Chair

CHICAGO — Libraries of all types consistently transform lives through free access to technology, digital literacy, career development, and opportunities for community engagement and lifelong learning.  In celebration of the invaluable contributions of librarians, library workers and the nation’s...

Feb 22: Tabscott and Winkelstein awarded YALSA’s 2016 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has awarded Denise Tabscott and Julie Ann Winkelstein its 2016 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend.

The...

Feb 19: New ACRL publication: 2014 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2014 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of...

Feb 18: YALSA’s 2016 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $40,000 in materials to libraries in Washington, California and Florida

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Franklin Pierce School District in Tacoma, Washington; Ontario (California) High School; and Washington County Public Library in Chipley, Florida as the recipients of its...

Feb 17: Author, commentator Michael Eric Dyson to open 2016 ALA Annual Conference

Named by Essence magazine as one of the 50 most inspiring African Americans in the U.S., Michael Eric Dyson will open the 2016 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition on Friday, June 24th, 4:00-5:15 pm. Dyson provides some of the most significant commentary on contemporary...

Feb 17: Libraries invited to apply for 2016 Great Stories Club programming grants for at-risk teens

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invites libraries to apply for the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for at-risk teens featuring books under the theme “The Art of Change: Creation, Growth and Transformation.” The project is supported...

Feb 17: ALA: Don’t hack the Constitution, ALA stands with Apple

Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA)’s Adam Eisgrau, managing director of the Office of Government Relations, issued the following statement on a federal magistrate’s February 16 order that Apple develop new technology to assist the FBI to defeat privacy...

Feb 16: 2016 Charlemae Rollins President's Program on Youth Library Spaces

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the theme and speakers for the 2016 Charlemae Rollins...

Feb 16: 2016 PR Xchange Awards entry forms available

CHICAGO — Libraries everywhere are creating innovative, creative, exciting promotional materials:  newsletters, program announcements, reading celebrations, advocacy materials, fundraising messages and more. Now is the time to receive recognition for your library’s amazing work -- entry forms...

Feb 16: United for Libraries trustees oppose library board legislation

CHICAGO – United for Libraries took a stance against Nebraska Legislative Bill 969, which would allow for local library boards to become advisory bodies, threatening the autonomy of public libraries. United for Libraries President Ed McBride and President-Elect Steve Laird, have authored letters...

Feb 16: Gear up for National Bookmobile Day 2016: free materials available

CHICAGO — Every day, bookmobiles help transform communities they serve, providing access from books, magazines and videos to job search assistance and much more. On April 13, join the nationwide celebrations as libraries across the country will celebrate the vital services bookmobiles provide on...

Feb 16: Invite Thomas Paine to your Library and Support Intellectual Freedom

 “The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.” -Thomas Paine

CHICAGO – With the help of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), Ian Ruskin, world renowned actor and playwright, is offering advance screenings of his new film to...

Feb 16: Adults just wanna have fun

CHICAGO— There are a wealth of resources out there geared towards serving the needs of toddlers, school age children, young adults, and senior citizens. But something's missing. Library users in their 20s and 30s constitute one of the most underserved populations for public libraries, and there'...

Feb 12: Free webcast: Library Solutions for eBook and eAudiobook Trends

CHICAGO — A new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Library Solutions for eBook and eAudiobook Trends — will air live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Mar. 10. This free streaming video broadcast is...

Feb 12: Join the quest for reproducible science with an ALCTS Preconference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 24, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “The Quest for Reproducible Science: Issues in Research Transparency and Integrity.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will...

Feb 12: Metadata Madness!! An ALCTS preconference in Orlando

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 24, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you "Metadata Madness!! An Unconference On Anything You Want To Learn." This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will provide participants...

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