Press Releases

Mar 03: LITA guide shows how to get started with demand-driven acquisitions for e-books

CHICAGO— Thousands of e-books are published each year; and rather than holding steady, e-book prices are rising—some 3.5 percent this year alone. With so many titles out there, how do you know which ones will actually circulate? Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) may be the answer for your library...

Mar 03: Cataloging and managing film & video collections using RDA and MARC21

CHICAGO — We now catalog in a post-AACR2 world.  RDA: Resource Description and Access is designed to cover all types of content and media, but communities of practice are still evolving for motion picture and video materials.  “...

Mar 03: ALSC announces 2015 Notable Children's Recordings
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2015 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...
Mar 03: AASL names members of Standards and Guidelines Editorial Board

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has named the members of its new editorial board to evaluate and revise the association’s learning standards and program guidelines. The editorial board will build on a strong history of publications by AASL to transform teaching and...

Mar 03: AASL extends deadline for digital storytelling contest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites students to participate in a digital storytelling contest held as part of the 2015 celebration of School Library Month.  The contest asks students to reflect on the 2015 theme, “Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends...

Mar 03: RUSA’s Business Reference and Services Section selects achievement award and grant winners

CHICAGO — The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA has selected the winners of the 2015 achievement awards, research and travel grants that recognize the profession’s most exceptional librarians, libraries and projects involving business reference services today.

The...

Mar 03: Learn how to manage multigenerational workplaces in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO — For the first time in American history, there are four different generations working and volunteering side by side. Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to discover the key characteristics of these four generations and explore new strategies for making the most out of age...

Mar 03: Rare Shakespeare First Folio to visit all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico in 2016

Washington, D.C. — The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) and Cincinnati Museum Center, has announced the tour sites for its 2016 national traveling exhibition of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. The exhibition will tour...

Mar 03: Two Friends groups win National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

PHILADELPHIA -- Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Li­brary (Redlands, California) and Friends of the Logan County (Kentucky) Library are winners of United for Libraries’ 2014 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards. Friends of Fondulac Library (East Peoria, Illinois) and Friends of Chel­sea (...

Mar 03: RUSA’s STARS section names winners of 2015 achievement awards for ILL practitioners

CHICAGO —The Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) has selected the winners of its two achievement awards honoring librarians providing exceptional service in the fields of interlibrary loan (ILL), resource sharing and...

Mar 03: ALSC announces 2015 Notable Children's Videos
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2015 list of Notable Children’s Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show...
Mar 03: American Libraries relaunches website in responsive design

CHICAGO - American Libraries, the flagship publication of the American Library Association, proudly announces the launch of its responsive design website at AmericanLibraries.org.

Visitors will be able to easily view this new...

Mar 03: YALSA plans Twitter Take Over with partners for 2015 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will turn over its @yalsa Twitter account to a different partner each day of Teen Tech Week, March 8 – 14, 2015.

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Mar 03: Advance your WordPress skills with this new eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Advanced WordPress: Taking Your Web Presence to the Next Level facilitated by Michael Schofield. This six-week eCourse starts Monday, March 16, 2015.

If you've used WordPress to build a library blog or...

Mar 03: Learn the nuts and bolts of building a library website with WordPress

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Using WordPress to Build Library Websites. Amanda L. Goodman will serve as the instructor for a six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 16, 2015.

Skilled Web...

Mar 03: Register for ‘StoryCorps @ your library’ preconference workshop at 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — StoryCorps, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, will hold a one-day workshop on Friday, June 26, for library professionals interested in offering projects inspired by StoryCorps at their institutions.

The workshop,...

Mar 03: New advanced eCourse for the low-tech librarian

CHICAGO — Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), this new 12-week Advanced eCourse: Library Technology for the Low-Tech Librarian, beginning on June 1, 2015...

Mar 02: RUSA MARS section names Debbie Bezanson winner of service achievement award

CHICAGO —The MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winner of the 2015 service achievement award.

The My...

Mar 02: Article written by AASL members appears in Principal magazine

CHICAGO — “Digital Native Does Not Equal Digital Literacy,” written by American Association of School Librarians (AASL) members Ann M. Martin and Kathleen R. Roberts, appeared in the January/February 2015 issue of “Principal,” the magazine published by the National Association of Elementary...

Mar 02: School Library Research opens volume 18 with three new studies

CHICAGO — Three new research articles are now available in volume 18 of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research. The three research articles examine the motivation to seek out information, science-focused collaboration...

Mar 02: Edwidge Danticat, award-winning author, 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO – Writer Edwidge Danticat—designated by Harper's Bazaar as "1 of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference," featured in the New York Times Magazine as one of "30 under 30" people to watch and called one of the "15 Gutsiest Women of the Year" by Jane...

Mar 02: Arizona, California libraries win 2015 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2015 Bookapalooza Program to three libraries:  Maricopa Public Library, Maricopa, Arizona; Pinetop-Lakeside Public Library, Lakeside, Arizona; and Monterey County Free Libraries, Marina, California.

The...

Mar 02: Freeman and Bauer’s handbook for storytellers

CHICAGO — Ideal for both beginners and more experienced storytellers, “The Handbook for Storytellers,” published by ALA Editions, is an exhaustive primer including everything adults need to...

Feb 27: Mapping Inclusion: Public Library Technology and Community Needs

CHICAGO — As economic, education, health and other disparities grow, equitable access to and participation in the online environment is essential for success. And yet, communities and individuals find themselves at differing levels of readiness in their ability to access and use the Internet,...

Feb 27: Melissa Sweet to keynote 2015 ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the theme and speakers for the 2015 Charlemae Rollins...

Feb 27: Registration open for Spring 2015 ALSC online courses

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), encourages participants to sign up for the...

Feb 27: Farmer wins 2015 LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has chosen Dr. Lesley S. J. Farmer, professor of library media at California State University Long Beach, as the 2015 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award.  The Librarian Recognition Award was...

Feb 27: Claremont Colleges Library wins 2015 LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award

CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Innovation in Instruction Award will be presented to the Claremont Colleges Library (CCL) at ALA 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Created to recognize a library that demonstrates innovation in...

Feb 27: A handbook for corporate information professionals

CHICAGO — Corporate information professionals who serve the workplace rather than learning communities or the general public face specific challenges and demands, from providing competitive intelligence to managing information in a global environment. In “...

Feb 27: Keba, Schofield and Segno win 2015 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO — Michelle Keba, Michael Schofield and Jamie Segno, all of Nova Southeastern University, have been selected to receive the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on the software, Library Learn, which hosts...

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