Press Releases

Jun 18: ALA announces Diversity Research Grants

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office of Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2019 Diversity Research Grant. This grant financially assists researchers in completing a project that is closely tied to equity, diversity,...

Jun 15: AASL Beyond Words and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation award $100,000 in grants to two Houston schools

CHICAGO - Two Houston schools extensively damaged by Hurricane Harvey are the recipients of the 2018 catastrophic disaster relief grants offered as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund. Thompson Intermediate...

Jun 15: New session: How to Fix the 25 Most Common Library Website Problems Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, How to Fix the 25 Most Common Library Website Problems with Laura Solomon. This workshop will...

Jun 15: American Dream Literacy Initiative celebrates 10 years at 2018 ALA Annual Conference

An American Library Association (ALA) adult literacy initiative funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

The conference program,...

Jun 14: Tuliao swims to honor mentors and raise funds for Spectrum

Miriam Tuliao has announced that she will participate in the Foster Lake Cable Swims (Sanctioned OW, 2 Mile Cable National Championship) to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program. The event will take place on July 12th in Sweet Home, Oregon.  This is Tuliao's eleventh year swimming to...

Jun 14: New book from the Center for the Future of Libraries examines resilience

CHICAGO — "Resilience,” by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, is the first volume to be published in a new series from ALA’s Center for the Future of...

Jun 13: Schools and Libraries Speak Out for Banned Books with Krug Fund Grants

Chicago, IL- The Freedom to Read Foundation extends its congratulations to the 2018 Banned Books Week grants recipients. Each year the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) distributes grants to non-profit organizations to support activities that raise awareness of intellectual freedom and...

Jun 13: Cassell and Hiremath’s updated text on reference librarianship

CHICAGO — Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, the new fourth edition of “Reference and Information Services: An Introduction,” published by ALA Neal-...

Jun 13: Jane Cross selected for FAFLRT's Achievement Award

CHICAGO-Jane Cross, Master Gunnery Sergeant (USMC), Chief, US Marine Band Library & Archives, has been selected for the 2018 Achievement Award administered by the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Roundtable and the ...

Jun 12: United for Libraries to present ‘Are You Ready for Fundraising Success? A Step-by-Step Guide for Any Library’ at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Are You Ready for Fundraising Success? A Step-by-Step Guide for Any Library,” featuring Michael Stevenson, managing principal and co-founder of the Bannack Group, on Monday, June 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the ALA Annual Conference in...

Jun 12: United for Libraries President’s Program to focus on ‘Engaging Elected Officials with Your Library’

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — The United for Libraries President’s Program, “Engaging Elected Officials with Your Library,” will be held Saturday, June 23, 9 to 10 a.m., at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.  

United for Libraries President Steve Laird, president of the Reference...

Jun 12: ACRL Academic Library Impact Research Grant recipients

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the first recipients of its Academic Library Impact Research Grants in 2018. These grants of up to $3,000 each support new research...

Jun 12: Stefanie Falco selected for FAFLRT's Adelaide Del Frate Conference Sponsorship Award

CHICAGO-Stefanie Falco, MLIS Student, University of Alabama and Reference Assistant, College of DuPage, has been selected for the 2018 Adelaide Del Frate Conferene Sponsorship Award administered by the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries...

Jun 12: Thirty-eight participants selected for sixth ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO — Thirty-eight mid-career librarians have been selected from a highly competitive pool to participate in Leading to the Future, ALA’s sixth four-day immersive leadership development program for future library...

Jun 11: Janice Young selected for the FAFLRT Distinguished Service Award

CHICAGO-Janice Young, Librarian, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, has been selected for the 2018 Distinguished Service Award administered by the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Roundtable and the...

Jun 11: PLA publications & outreach efforts highlight importance of family engagement through libraries

CHICAGO -- Public Library Association (PLA) members and staff are hitting the road this summer to spread the word about libraries’ role in family engagement. They will present two workshops at the Institute for Educational...

Jun 11: New books, products, special events from ALA Publishing at Annual

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/...

Jun 11: 25 art projects for kids

CHICAGO — With schools emphasizing STEM activities for children to meet curriculum goals for standardized testing, nurturing children’s artistic creativity is often given short shrift. Christine Kirker’s “25 Projects for...

Jun 08: AASL awards three AASL Standards Implementation Grants in honor of past presidents

CHICAGO – The North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA), Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL), and Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) are the first recipients of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for...

Jun 08: Google to sponsor Happy Hour Reception for AASL, ALSC, and YALSA members

CHICAGO — To commemorate the contributions from AASL, ALSC, and YALSA to the Libraries Ready to Code initiative, as well as the work and effort librarians put forth towards preparing children and youth for bright futures, Google will be...

Jun 08: New workshop—Writing for Your Library Website: Tips for Improving Your Content

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Writing for Your Library Website: Tips for Improving Your Content with Rebecca Blakiston. This...

Jun 07: Hart and Ryszka earn 2018 ALCTS Honors

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that the following two ALCTS members have been awarded ALCTS Honors in 2018.

  • Andrew Hart, Head, Preservation Department, University of North Carolina
  • Deborah Ryszka,...
Jun 07: Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults

CHICAGO — Let’s have a Pac-Man Party! Or perhaps you’d rather make your own lava lamp or love beads, or just chow down on some nifty ‘50s snacks? “Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults,” published by ALA Editions, is...

Jun 07: New iteration: Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. Tabatha Farney will serve as the...

Jun 07: New session: Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers with Suzanne Walker. This workshop will last 90 minutes and...

Jun 07: Celebrate the best in GLBT literature at the 2018 Stonewall Book Awards Ceremony

CHICAGO — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association will celebrate their Stonewall Book Awards winners and honorees at the ...

Jun 06: Libraries Transform to hold interactive sessions at ALA Annual

CHICAGO – At ALA Annual Conference, the Libraries Transform campaign will hold interactive brainstorming sessions to help library workers discover innovative ways to publicize services to their communities and advocate for funding and legislation to key stakeholders.

ALA Annual Conference...

Jun 05: 2018 PR Xchange Award Winners Announced

CHICAGO — The PR Xchange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year's PR Xchange Awards Competition.  The PR Xchange Committee is charged with coordinating the annual awards competition, under the direction of the Marketing and Communications Community of Practice, Library...