Press Releases

Mar 26: Learn how to make public library data work for you during PLA’s upcoming free webinar

CHICAGO – At 1 pm CST, April 3, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering a free webinar, “PLAmetrics: How to Make Public Library Data Work for...

Mar 26: How to answer any question at the reference desk

CHICAGO — The new sixth edition of “Successful Enquiry Answering Every Time,” published by Facet Publishing and available through ALA Neal...

Mar 26: New ACRL white paper: 'Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of a new white paper, “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating...

Mar 26: PLA Innovations in Literacy Scholarship closes this Friday, March 29

CHICAGO – There’s less than one week to apply for a Public Library Association (PLA) Innovations in Literacy Scholarship, which recognizes original literacy programs of all types in public...

Mar 26: March 29 last day to submit preconference and program proposals for PLA 2014

CHICAGO — Share your expertise and experience by submitting a proposal to participate in the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference, March 11-15, in...

Mar 26: CHOICE E-Collection (CEC) expands with titles from Wesleyan University Press, University Press of Mississippi

Middletown, Conn. – The CHOICE E-Collection (CEC) is the first collection of e-books made up exclusively of titles reviewed by CHOICE. Currently consisting of several hundred titles spanning the entire liberal...

Mar 26: New from ACRL: 'Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication.” Edited by Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Merinda Kaye Hensley...

Mar 26: AASL13 concurrent sessions empower school library professionals to take charge

CHICAGO – Concurrent sessions offered at the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition will empower school librarian professionals to take charge during this pivotal moment in education and position themselves as...

Mar 26: Angela Carreño receives the Coutts Innovation Award

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Collection Management Section (CMS) announces that the recipient of the 2013 Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management is Angela Carreño, head of...

Mar 26: RDA: Back to the Basics, an ALCTS preconference at Annual in Chicago

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 28, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “RDA: Back to the Basics.”  ...

Mar 25: Scottsdale Public Library System’s 'Leadership Skydiving' program awarded H.W. Wilson Staff Development Grant

CHICAGO - The Scottsdale (Ariz.) Public Library System has been named as the H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant recipient for 2013, for the system’s “Leadership Skydiving” program. 

This annual award, consisting of $3,500 and a...

Mar 25: 2013 ACRL STS Oberly Award goes to Scholl, Paster and team

CHICAGO – Jan Scholl and Amy Paster of Penn State University, along with their team, have been selected as the 2013 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS) Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences...

Mar 25: Hagedon and Sult win 2013 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO — Gregory (Mike) Hagedon, senior applications systems analyst/developer, and Leslie Sult, instructional services librarian, both of the University of Arizona Libraries, have been selected to receive the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS)...

Mar 25: Brunetti, Hofer and Townsend win 2013 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO - Korey Brunetti, associate librarian and collections coordinator at California State University, East Bay; Amy R. Hofer, distance learning librarian at Portland State University; and Lori Townsend, learning services coordinator at the University of New Mexico, have been chosen as the...

Mar 25: 2013 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected four winners and one honorable mention for the 2013 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards.

The awards, funded by an...

Mar 25: Digital media pioneer Jaron Lanier kicks off 2013 Auditorium Speaker Series

CHICAGO - The revolutionary ways in which technology has transformed our culture have also transformed and continue to transform libraries. Bestselling author of “You Are Not a Gadget, the father of virtual reality and one of the most influential thinkers of our time, Jaron Lanier has...

Mar 25: A How-To-Do-It Manual for marketing libraries’ electronic resources

CHICAGO — It’s often hard to juggle promoting a library’s e-resources effectively at the same time as building basic visibility within the community it serves. Useful for librarians at any type of institution, “Marketing Your Library’s...

Mar 25: Celebrate National Library Workers Day, April 16

CHICAGO - National Library Workers Day (NLWD), is Tuesday, April 16, 2013.  It is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.  The ALA-Allied...

Mar 25: Intellectual Freedom Round Table to hold 40th anniversary celebration at Chicago Cultural Center

CHICAGO - After 40 years of defending and upholding First Amendment rights, it is time for a party. Come join the Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) from 7:30 - 10 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the magnificent...

Mar 21: Sign up for ALSC online courses by April 8

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants for the...

Mar 21: Henry Cavill Joins Celebrity READ Campaign

CHICAGO - ALA Graphics is pleased to announce actor Henry Cavill as the latest star to join the Celebrity READ campaign. Known for starring in films such as "Tristan & Isolde" and "The Count of Monte Cristo," as well as the...

Mar 20: Techniques for Electronic Resource Management: an ALCTS preconference in Chicago

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 28, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS): Crowdsourcing for Best Practices.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m. –...

Mar 20: Giada at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference attendees are likely to have a mouth-watering experience when Giada De Laurentiis--Emmy Award-winning star of the Food Network's Everyday Italian, Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada in Paradise and Giada at Home, author of six cookbooks...

Mar 20: Intellectual Freedom Round Table to hold 40th anniversary celebration at Chicago Cultural Center

CHICAGO - After 40 years of defending and upholding First Amendment rights, it is time for a party. Come join the Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) from 7:30 - 10 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the magnificent...

Mar 19: 2013 ALA elections open March 19

CHICAGO — Voting in the 2013 ALA elections began at 9 a.m. Central time on March 19, 2013.  Between March 19 and March 21, the ALA will notify voters by email, providing them with their unique passcodes and information about how to vote online. The polls will close on Friday, April 26 at 11:59...

Mar 19: Applications for United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards due May 1

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to friends of the library groups and library foundations. Applications are due May 1, 2013.

Given annually since 2000, the Baker & Taylor Awards have recognized more than 40 groups...

Mar 19: Apply by March 29 for 'Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys' programs


Application deadline approaching for up to $4,500 in program support

CHICAGO – The deadline is approaching for all public, academic and community college libraries—as well as state humanities councils—that were selected to receive the Bridging...

Mar 19: Emily J. Pointer Public Library to be designated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries in honor of Stark Young

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with Emily J. Pointer Public Library in Como, Miss., will designate the library a Literary Landmark in honor of Stark  Young on Thursday, March 28.

A plaque will be placed on the south lawn of the library during the Stark Young tribute,...

Mar 19: ALA, Library Copyright Alliance Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision in Kirtsaeng

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the Supreme Court announced its much-anticipated decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, a lawsuit regarding the bedrock principle of the first sale doctrine. The 6-3 opinion is a total victory for libraries and our users. It vindicates the foundational principle of the first...

Mar 19: American Library, Library Copyright Alliance Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley—Total Victory for Libraries and Their Users

Today the Supreme Court announced its much-anticipated decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, a lawsuit regarding the bedrock principle of the first sale doctrine. The 6-3 opinion is a total victory for libraries and our users. It vindicates the foundational principle of the first sale doctrine—if...

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