Press Releases

Sep 10: ALA 2014 Scholarship online application now available

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 for students who are studying library science or school library media at the master's degree level.  Scholarships typically range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  The application and instructions...

Sep 10: American Libraries Live digs into databases in new episode

CHICAGO — Databases are everywhere, a crucial element of libraries of all shapes, sizes and types. Library technology expert Marshall Breeding leads a panel discussion of how databases are changing and shaping the present and future of libraries in the upcoming...

Sep 10: Ishmael Beah at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Arthur Curley Memorial Lecturer

CHICAGO - ALA Midwinter attendees can hear the inspiring human rights advocate and bestselling author Ishmael Beah at the 2014 Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture from 4 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Beah’s first book, "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier," has been published...

Sep 10: Add ALCTS continuing education to your fall schedule

CHICAGO — Add ALCTS continuing education to your fall schedule this year.  ALCTS is the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.  From MOOC's to e-resource workflows to "Fundamentals," there is a webinar or Web course waiting for you.  And...

Sep 10: Libraries urged to participate in first Digital Inclusion Survey

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is encouraging public libraries to participate in the first Digital Inclusion Survey. The survey will take the pulse of public library service in the areas of digital literacy, economic and workforce development, civic engagement,...

Sep 09: YALSA’s new Practical Programming: The Best of YA-YAAC offers tried and true ideas for teen programs

CHICAGO —  Young adult services practitioners from around the world coalesce on YA-YAAC, a discussion list of the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. There they chat about things like cool STEM ideas, share teen programming...

Sep 09: The third edition of “Management Basics for Information Professionals”

CHICAGO — Reflecting the rapidly changing  information services environment, the new third edition of the bestselling “Management Basics for Information Professionals,” by G. Edward Evans and Camila A. Alire,...

Sep 09: Declaration for the Right to Libraries webinar

CHICAGO – Join American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling and 2012-2013 ALA President Maureen Sullivan as they discuss the Declaration for the Right to Libraries and Stripling’s overarching “Libraries Change Lives” campaign from 2 - 3 p.m. Central time...

Sep 09: Bundle Registration for 2014 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference open Sept. 9

CHICAGO — Bundle Registration for 2014 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference is now open at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/bundle-registration. The conversation starts Jan. 24-28 in Philadelphia at the ALA...

Sep 05: ALA-APA recognizes Spokane Falls Community College graduates

CHICAGO — The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) announced today that it has completed an agreement with the Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC...

Sep 05: Housing and registration for the PLA 2014 Conference are open

CHICAGO — Housing and registration for the Public Library Association’s 2014 Conference, March 11-15 in Indianapolis, are now open. For complete details, visit placonference.org.

The PLA 2014 schedule is packed with education,...

Sep 05: AASL13’s One Book, One Conference gets the right things done

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) national conference committee has named “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done” as the One Book, One Conference read for the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition....

Sep 04: Year-long Public Innovation training opportunity

CHICAGO - Continuing the collaboration between The Harwood Institute and the American Library Association on The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities Initiative, a three-day Harwood Institute Public Innovators Lab designed especially for libraries kicks off a year of coaching and...

Sep 04: Kingma to speak on innovation and quality in education

CHICAGO — Bruce Kingma, former associate dean of the ALA-accredited Master of Science in Library and Information Science program and associate provost for entrepreneurship and innovation at Syracuse University, and Dodson visiting professor at the LIS program at the University of British...

Sep 03: ASCLA 2014 Midwinter workshops: leadership success, online course design and how to become a library consultant

CHICAGO - Designing online courses, the secrets to successful leadership and how to become a library consultant are some of the exciting topics to be addressed at institutes offered by the Association of...

Sep 03: Nomination period for the 2013 I Love My Librarian Award extended to Sept. 27

 

Nomination period for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award extended to Sept. 27     

CHICAGO – Encourage your library users to nominate you or a fellow librarian...

Sep 03: Promote Library Card Sign-up Month with free tools


Free tools available for September's Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO - Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with new downloadable tools and public service announcements (PSAs).

Sample media tools are available to remind the public of...

Sep 03: The AASL13 conference daily – “Your Name Here”

CHICAGO – A new contest launched by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will rename the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition onsite daily newspaper. Formerly known as the AASL Advocate, AASL members and national conference attendees are invited to submit names...

Sep 03: College & Research Libraries launches Facebook, Twitter presences

CHICAGO – College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the official scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), announces the launch of its inaugural social media presences on ...

Sep 03: AASL commends 10 programs aligned with association’s values and mission

CHICAGO — Moving on recommendations made by its Affiliate Assembly, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended 10 programs based on the programs’ support of the school librarian...

Sep 03: Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job. Hilda Weisburg will serve as instructors for a six-week...

Sep 03: ALSC and LEGO® DUPLO® invite you to thank your public library for making summer reading fun

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and LEGO® DUPLO® continue to support constructive play in libraries through the 2013 LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! giveaway.  The two organizations invite parents, children, teachers, community members and everyone in...

Sep 03: Sylvia Knight Norton named AASL executive director

CHICAGO — Sylvia Knight Norton is the new executive director of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), effective Sept. 30, 2013.   Sylvia K. Norton comes to AASL/ALA from the College of Communication and...

Sep 03: PLA now accepting nominations for nine service awards and grants

CHICAGO - Through the generosity of sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering nine awards/grants designed to highlight the best in public library service and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries. Many of the awards include an...

Sep 03: Joyce Saricks joins Booklist as audio editor

CHICAGO - The library profession’s well-known readers' and listeners’ advisor, Joyce Saricks, joins Booklist as audio editor on Sept. 3, 2013, taking over from Sue-Ellen Beauregard, who retired August 29.

Saricks is...

Sep 03: Nomination period open for 2014 RUSA achievement awards, research and travel grants

CHICAGO — The nomination period is now open for the many achievement awards and conference travel and research grants offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

RUSA...

Aug 29: LLAMA webinar explores multimedia production spaces in libraries

CHICAGO — We’ve all heard the trendy term MakerSpace, but for many libraries these creative spaces have been around for a while in other forms and with other names. Today’s video culture necessitates that part of a MakerSpace be focused on the creation of multimedia: any...

Aug 28: RFP: Project director for the creation of 'Guidelines for Provision of Financial Literacy Education Services in Libraries'

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) has issued an RFP for a project director to oversee creation of guidelines and best practices for financial literacy education (FLE) services provided by libraries, including research and preparation of guidelines and best practices documents...

Aug 28: Maine State Librarian touts E-rate successes at congressional hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Maine State Librarian Linda Lord called for a “proactive vision for meeting the educational and learning needs of our communities for the next 15 years and beyond” at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Representing...

Aug 27: ALA announces 'Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963,' a traveling exhibition opportunity

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and National Museum of American History (NMAH), invites applications from public, academic and special...

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