Press Releases

Jul 02: Ruth V. Small and Mega Subramaniam named AASL School Library Research editors

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has appointed Ruth V. Small and Mega Subramaniam as co-editors of its peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR). Small and Subramaniam assume the...

Jul 02: Mike Morgan and Larry Romans offer up to $15,000 in match challenge to grow the Stonewall Book Awards

CHICAGO — During the Stonewall Book Awards Brunch at ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago, Mike Morgan and Larry Romans announced that they will match contributions of $25 or more ($10 for text donations) to the Stonewall Book Awards up to $15,000 in a year-long effort to grow the Stonewall...

Jul 02: Elturk honored as EMIERT Distinguished Librarian at Annual Conference, donates award to organizations

CHICAGO — Ghada Elturk, outreach librarian at the Boulder (Colo.) Public Library, was honored at ALA Annual Conference as the 2013 recipient of the ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Distinguished Librarian Award. Given biennially, the award recognizes a...

Jun 30: AASL announces inaugural list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its inaugural list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. The list of 25 apps builds on AASL’s established Best Websites for Teaching & Learning...

Jun 29: AASL announces 2013 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2013 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill. The annual list honors the 25 Internet sites which provide enhanced learning and curriculum...

Jun 28: Nominations open for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Nominations opened at American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has provided ALA funding to administer the national award for an...

Jun 28: New LITA Web course available

CHICAGO - LITA is announcing the availability of Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5, presented by Jason Clark of Montana State University Library, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CDT on August 2, 5, 7, and 9, 2013.

Geolocation, Native video...

Jun 27: Bestselling authors call for library e-book lending

ALA Launches “Authors for Library E-books” Campaign

CHICAGO —Today, Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the launch of “Authors for Library Ebooks...

Jun 26: Library Copyright Alliance hails WIPO for landmark victory for the blind

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Library Copyright Alliance applauds the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for finalizing the Treaty for the Blind, a treaty that will allow nations to share or make accessible copies for the print disabled in other countries, who more often than not, have...

Jun 25: 2013 Diversity & Outreach Fair celebrates creating integrated and meaningful experiences for people with disabilities

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) has selected 27 presentations for the 2013 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 p.m. – 5:30 p .m. on Saturday, June 29 in the Special Events area of Hall A1 at McCormick Place during ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago...

Jun 25: HRDR Office celebrates 40 years

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR—previously known as the Office for Library Personnel Resources (OLPR)) will celebrate its 40th anniversary from noon - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center, located in the...

Jun 25: ALA to Senate: 'Protect Privacy and Civil Liberties'

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the American Library Association joined 38 other companies and civil liberties organizations to urge the Senate (PDF) to...

Jun 25: Register your library to win a free one-year subscription to the Virtual Career Library

CHICAGO — Do your library patrons need job search and career exploration support in today’s tough economy? Then head on over to the ALA JobLIST Placement Center or the ALA Membership Pavilion at the ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago to register your library to win a free one-year...

Jun 25: 2013 ALA scholarship recipients announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship Program is announcing the scholarship recipients for 2013-2014.  Recipients were selected for the following categories: General, Support Staff and Specialty or Practice area, in children’s services, new media and federal librarianship...

Jun 25: Join YALSA’s summer reading site and gain access to resources, including a FREE webinar

CHICAGO — Summer is in full bloom, and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is celebrating by providing libraries and educators with a great summer reading program resource. Librarians and educators can now access a free...

Jun 25: A how-to manual for embedding librarianship in learning management systems

CHICAGO — Information literacy instruction is best when it is integrated into actual research, and in higher education that means embedding librarianship into the learning management system (LMS). “Embedding Librarianship in Learning...

Jun 25: Update: IMLS, U.S. Immigration directors open Washington Update June 29

ALA conference program features urgent federal issues with Beltway insiders

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS),...

Jun 25: ALA announces “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry,” a traveling exhibition and public programming opportunity for libraries

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Library and the Mount Holyoke College (MHC) Library, invites applications from public, academic and special libraries for Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry: A...

Jun 25: ALA awards 51 Spectrum Scholarships for 2013-2014

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity awards 2013-2014 Spectrum Scholarships to 51 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies. Since 1997, the ALA has awarded more than 800 Spectrum Scholarships.

In the 2013...

Jun 25: Two schools receive $50,000 grants from AASL Beyond Words and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

CHICAGO — Herald Whitaker Middle School in Salyersville, Ky., and Joplin High School, in Joplin, Mo. are the recipients of the first catastrophic disaster relief grants offered as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Beyond Words Grant funded by the Dollar General...

Jun 24: Apply for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is encouraging libraries to apply for the Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway. Libraries can now apply for the giveaway through Sept. 1. More information about the grant and how to...

Jun 24: Science instruction and pre-service librarian and teacher instruction examined in School Library Research

CHICAGO — Two new research articles are now available as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR). "School Library Research offers research...

Jun 24: New from ACRL: Handbook of Academic Writing for Librarians

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Handbook of Academic Writing for Librarians,” written by Christopher V. Hollister of the University at Buffalo.

The “Handbook of...

Jun 24: Cardenas-Dow named 2013 ACRL/LLAMA Presidents’ Program leadership moment contest winner

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) are pleased to announce that Melissa Cardenas-Dow, outreach/behavioral sciences librarian at the University of Redlands Armacost Library, has been selected as the...

Jun 21: Steiner named C&RL social media editor

CHICAGO - Sarah Steiner of Georgia State University (GSU) has been appointed to the post of social media editor for College & Research Libraries (C&RL), a new position created by the C&RL editorial board and the ACRL Publications Coordinating...

Jun 21: Dr. Mark Edwards, 2013 Superintendent of the Year and digital revolutionary, to speak at AASL President’s Program

CHICAGO — Mark Edwards, the 2013 American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year and recent host to President Obama during the announcement of the White House’s ConnectED initiative, will speak at the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL)...

Jun 21: Developing language and literacy through storytimes

CHICAGO — Recognizing that informed, caring adults are critical to supporting early literacy development, “Storytimes for Everyone! Developing Young Children’s Language and Literacy,” published by...

Jun 21: Burke’s fourth edition of 'The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion'

CHICAGO— Booklist wrote that the third edition of “The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff,” by John J. Burke, “truly succeeds in elucidating the complexities of library technology and...

Jun 21: Authors, speakers, and program finalized for 2013 ALA Virtual Conference

CHICAGO — Continuing last year’s theme of Mapping Transformation, 2013 ALA Virtual Conference’s two-day program (July 24 and 25) is finalized, including high-profile authors for lunchtime conversations. Sessions offer starting points for...

Jun 20: 'Jumping off the Fiscal Cliff into Federal Advocacy!' at ALA Annual, presented by United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Jumping off the Fiscal Cliff into Federal Advocacy!” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CDT on Sunday, June 30 at McCormick Place S103a at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Jeffrey...

Pages

Subscribe to Press Releases