Press Releases

Apr 02: Judi Moreillon wins the Scholastic Library Publishing Award

CHICAGO — Judi Moreillon has been named the 2019 winner of ALA’s Scholastic Library Publishing Award. The award, supported by the Scholastic Publishing Company, recognizes a librarian whose unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people, exemplifies...

Apr 02: Wayne and Shirley Wiegand receive 2019 Gleason Book Award for history of integration of Southern public libraries

CHICAGO — The Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award Committee of the American Library Association (ALA) Library History Round Table (LHRT) is pleased to present the 2019 Gleason Book Award to Wayne A. Wiegand, F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies Emeritus and professor of...

Apr 02: NCSU Libraries Receives 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

The NCSU Libraries has been selected to receive the 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Sponsored by Emerald Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA),...

Apr 02: Focus on improvement, not punishment, with Hakala-Ausperk’s “Dynamic Discipline”

CHICAGO — You’re a manager, supervisor, and library leader—but you’re still human. And, as social animals, humans tend to shy away from situations that are uncomfortable or even potentially threatening. So it’s no wonder that disciplining employees doesn’t rank high on...

Apr 02: ALA CopyTalk webinar with Ty Turley Trejo to focus on film copyright and libraries 

Time: 
Thursday, April 4, 2:00 PM (Eastern) / 11:00 AM (Pacific)

What:
Section 110(1) of the Copyright Act is often referred to as the "classroom exception" and generally allows for the public showing of films in "place[s] devoted to...

Apr 01: Carolyn Foote receives AASL Collaborative School Library Award

CHICAGO – Carolyn Foote, school librarian at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award. Sponsored by Upstart, the $2,500 award recognizes school librarian and teacher collaboration...

Apr 01: Applications now open for “AASL District Kits for the National School Library Standards"

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), with the support of Bound To Stay Bound Books, will create and distribute 100 “AASL District Kits for the National School Library Standards” to support nationwide implementation of the association’s National School Library...

Apr 01: ALCTS preconference explores networking as a tool for disaster response and recovery

Join the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) on Friday, June 21 at 8 am for the all-day preconference Better Networking for Disasters: Improving Participation and Coordination for Disaster...

Apr 01: ALCTS preconference focuses on managing change in libraries

CHICAGO—Join the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) on Friday, June 21 at 8 am for the all-day preconference Change Management in Libraries and Technical Services. Whether...

Apr 01: ALA, FINRA Foundation announce 50 public libraries to host Thinking Money for Kids traveling exhibition

For FINRA Foundation inquiries, please contact Media Relations Director Angelita Williams at 202-728-8988 or Angelita.Williams@finra.org.

CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C. — To kick off April as Financial Literacy...

Mar 29: LITA AvramCamp 2019, an ALA Annual Preconference

Chicago -- Save the date and register now to participate in a unique and affordable LITA workshop.

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Mar 28: Humble Bundle and No Starch Press Launch Charity Promotion to Benefit the Freedom to Read Foundation

No Starch Press, an independent tech publishing company, has partnered with Humble Bundle to launch a Coder’s Bookshelf promotion to benefit the...

Mar 28: Reboot your book club with the help of ALA’s Public Programs Office

CHICAGO — Is your book club feeling stale or uninspired? Has attendance dropped, or are you struggling to keep your patrons engaged? What you need is a reboot. “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative...

Mar 28: ALA, Library Copyright Alliance Applaud Appointment of Karyn A. Temple as Register of Copyrights

WASHINGTON - The American Library Association, a member of the Library Copyright Alliance, congratulates Karyn Temple on her appointment to Register of Copyrights by Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress. In her more than two-year tenure as Acting Register, Temple has been open-minded and even...

Mar 28: Free webinar on mid-career options in April

The American Library Association’s JobLIST Placement...

Mar 27: ALA names James Neal senior policy fellow

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) appointed James G. (Jim) Neal as a senior policy fellow. Neal will advise the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Unit (Washington Office) on copyright and...

Mar 27: Chou and Pho win 2019 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Rose L. Chou, budget and personnel manager at American University, and Annie Pho, instruction coordinator and assessment librarian at the University of San Francisco, are the winners of the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS...

Mar 27: A guide to successful community technology projects

CHICAGO — As a newly minted librarian, Margaret Heller volunteered at a grassroots independent library founded to bring together the work of disparate art communities of Chicago. Since then she has participated in many library technology communities with stints on boards,...

Mar 27: ALA President to Speak at U.S. Census Bureau Press Conference

On April 1, 2019, ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will give remarks at a public...

Mar 27: Kruse wins 2019 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Carrie Kruse, director of College Library, user experience, and library spaces at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award....

Mar 26: Virginia Association of School Librarians receives Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

CHICAGO – The Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) has been named one of three 2019 recipients of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards. The $2,500 grants, awarded in honor of AASL past presidents,...

Mar 26: 'Lyrics as Literature' program receives AASL Roald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO – The project “Lyrics as Literature: Using Hip-Hop to Amplify Student Voice (Activism) and Social Justice” is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the Roald Dahl Award...

Mar 26: New Jersey Association of School Librarians receives AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

CHICAGO – The New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) has been named one of three 2019 recipients of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards. The $2,500 grants, awarded in honor of AASL past...

Mar 26: Pennsylvania School Librarians Association receives AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

CHICAGO – The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) has been named one of three 2019 recipients of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards. The $2,500 grants, awarded in honor of AASL past presidents,...

Mar 26: Free webinar recording available: Write and Cite "Chicago Style"

CHICAGO— ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions in partnership with the University of Chicago Press are announcing the free availability of our prerecorded webinar Write and Cite “Chicago Style”: Helping Students and Patrons Understand The Chicago...

Mar 25: Charles McClure Wins 2019 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

Charles McClure has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). He is the Francis Eppes...

Mar 25: Nation to recognize contributions of library workers on National Library Workers Day, April 9, 2019

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...

Mar 25: ALA-APA seeking nominations for the Presidential Citation for Wellness in the Workplace

CHICAGO – The ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) is recognizing libraries that go above and beyond in meeting the wellness needs of...