Press Releases

Feb 18: A guide to starting and managing a small business

CHICAGO — A concise, practical guide to entrepreneurship written by a business expert with several decades of success to share, “Your Small Business Adventure,” by James W....

Feb 14: Access and identity management for libraries

CHICAGO — With the rapid increase in the use of electronic resources in libraries, managing access to online information is a constant challenge for librarians. Written by experts in the field, “Access and Identity Management for...

Feb 14: Deadline for applications for Academic Friend Conference Grant extended to March 14

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant through March 14,...

Feb 14: Parkland College Project wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), announces that Parkland College Library and the Parkland College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning have been chosen to receive the 2014 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College...

Feb 13: Rodriguez receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that David M. Rodriguez, faculty librarian at the Maricopa Community College District and Glendale Community College, has been chosen to receive the 2014 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (...

Feb 13: Stielow named 2014 Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award winner

CHICAGO – Frederick Stielow, vice president and dean of libraries, electronic course materials and APUS ePress at the American Public University System (APUS), has been named the 2014 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award.

This annual...

Feb 13: ALCTS webinar focuses on public libraries and MOOCs

CHICAGO ALCTS is offering "MOOCs and the Public Library: An Opportunity," a webinar on Feb. 26.  Presenter, Dorothy Pawlowski will discuss opportunities for public libraries to promote lifelong learning by becoming meet-up destinations for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This...

Feb 13: A guide to providing legal reference

CHICAGO — In recent years the number of Americans who have decided to handle their own legal affairs without the help of a lawyer has skyrocketed. Ranging from people writing their own wills or drafting a contract to those trying to represent themselves in court, they’re going to public and...

Feb 13: Alexander McCall Smith, Auditorium Speaker at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO -- Attendees at 2014 ALA Annual Conference will not want to miss the chance to hear the entertaining Alexander McCall Smith, author of the internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, when he...

Feb 11: ALA urges open access to government websites during government shutdowns

CHICAGO — At its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibitions in Philadelphia, the American Library Association (ALA) Council, passed a resolution calling for open access to essential information on public websites in the event of a government shutdown.

In the resolution, the Council urges the...

Feb 11: ALA seeking nominations for the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity

CHICAGO Librarians face adversity every day, whether they are defending a book that has been challenged or fighting to provide services on a limited budget.

If you know a similarly beleaguered librarian, now is your chance to give that person some much needed recognition by...

Feb 11: Promotional ideas wanted for National Library Week 2014

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's (ALA) Campaign for America's Libraries is soliciting stories telling how libraries of all types are promoting National Library Week with the theme Lives change @ your library.  Ideas will be shared on the...

Feb 11: Educational technology expert David Warlick keynotes AASL Fall Forum

CHICAGO – David Warlick, recently named one of the 10 most influential people in educational technology by Technology & Learning Magazine, will serve as keynote speaker and primary facilitator at the American Association of School Librarians’ 2014 Fall Forum. Taking place Oct. 17-18...

Feb 11: Satellite sites make AASL Fall Forum an 'anytime, anywhere' experience

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Fall Forum will emulate its “anytime anywhere learning” theme by offering nine satellite sites at locations across the country during the institute, which takes place Oct. 17-18. In addition to the main site in St. Louis, Mo.,...

Feb 11: ALA adopts resolution urging Congress to extend whistle-blower protections

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has adopted a resolution urging Congress to extend legal protections for whistle-blowers to employees of all national security and intelligence agencies, as well as non-federal  employees working for civilian contractors.

Passed by the ALA...

Feb 11: ALA calls for passage, signing of the USA Freedom Act

CHICAGO — At the American Library Associations’s recent Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia, the ALA Council passed a resolution calling upon Congress to pass — and the president to sign — legislation supporting the reforms embodied in the USA Freedom Act.

The act, introduced...

Feb 11: United for Libraries invites library foundation staff and board to join electronic discussion list

PHILADELPHIA Library foundation staff, board members, volunteers, etc., from all types of libraries are invited to participate in the United for Libraries electronic discussion group focused on topics of interest to library Foundations.

Both those with expertise in library...

Feb 11: Anne R. Kenney wins 2014 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University, has been named the 2014 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Kenney will receive a cash award and citation during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Named in honor of one of the...

Feb 11: Holliday and Rogers receive 2014 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year award

CHICAGO – Wendy Holliday, head of academic programs and course support at Northern Arizona University, and Jim Rogers, associate professor and director of the Intensive English Language Institute at Utah State University, have been chosen as the winners of the Association of College and Research...

Feb 11: YALSA names 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifetime Learners

PHILADELPHIA —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifetime Learners list. Revised every five years, this list is intended as a tool for several audiences:...

Feb 11: Patricia Glass Schuman named lifelong member of United for Libraries board

PHILADELPHIA  At the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, the board of United for Libraries voted unanimously to present past ALA President Patricia Glass Schuman with life membership on its board in honor of her many accomplishments and contributions to libraries both...

Feb 11: YALSA partners with Best Buy for Teen Tech Week™ 2014

CHICAGO  —  The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced a partnership with Best Buy to support YALSA’s annual celebration of digital literacy and technology via the library, Teen Tech Week.  

“This...

Feb 11: Azar Nafisi, Auditorium Speaker at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Azar Nafisi, award-winning, critically acclaimed author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” the long-running New York Times bestseller published around the world in 32 languages, will offer insights into her work, including her engagement in promoting literacy and reading books of...

Feb 11: YALSA seeks member manager for YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for its acclaimed YALSAblog. The YALSAblog provides a virtual space to publish timely information about emerging and new practices for library services for...

Feb 11: YALSA honors four members with YALSA Writing Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named the winners of its YALSA Writing Award, with members winning prizes in four categories:

  • Erica Gauquier and Jessica Schneider for best article in the previous volume of...
Feb 07: Talk About Innovation! TEDx @ your library

Free webinar to focus on library partnerships with TEDx to increase community participation

CHICAGO — ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives campaign continues with “Talk About Innovation! TEDx @ your library,” a free webinar...

Feb 07: BCALA announces winners of 2014 Literary Awards

PHILADELPHIA — The Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. (BCALA) announced the winners of the 2014 BCALA Literary Awards during the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in Philadelphia. The awards recognize excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African...

Feb 06: Author David Baldacci weighs in on e-books, library budget cuts in @ your library video

CHICAGO — Author David Baldacci, who wrote the best-seller “Absolute Power,” said he believes publishers will provide libraries with greater access to e-books in a video produced by the American Library Association (ALA) Public Information Office (PIO) for the ALA’s website for the public,...

Feb 06: @ your library video takes you behind the scenes at the ALA Youth Media Awards

CHICAGO Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting  & Exhibits in Philadelphia.

An...

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