Press Releases

Mar 11: Free LLAMA webinar presents interviewing tips to get a job

CHICAGO – The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Interviewing Tips to Get a Job” from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Central Time) on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  This free webinar will help prepare participants for interviewing and offer insight into the...

Mar 11: Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman receives the 2014 Joseph W. Lippincott Award

CHICAGO — Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman is the winner of the 2014 Joseph W Lippincott Award, which honors distinguished service to the profession of librarianship.  This annual award is sponsored by Joseph W. Lippincott III and presented by the American Library Association.

“The jury for...

Mar 11: Sarah Ostman Appointed PPO Communications Manager

CHICAGO — Sarah Ostman joined the staff of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office (PPO) as communications manager on Feb. 18. Among Ostman’s responsibilities are managing and editing the ProgrammingLibrarian.org website...

Mar 11: Showcase your bookmobile in 'Why We Love Our Bookmobile' video celebration

CHICAGO — As libraries gear up to celebrate the fifth National Bookmobile Day on April 16, they can now share what makes their bookmobile special through the “Why We Love Our Bookmobile” YouTube video celebration.  Through April 16, libraries across the country are invited to submit videos on...

Mar 11: Diversity in Action, Family Literacy presentations sought for 2014 Diversity & Outreach Fair

CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) invites library professionals from all kinds of institutions to submit proposals to participate in the 2014 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held at ALA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas from 3 – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28....

Mar 11: PLA’s new webinar series teaches you how to supervise with success

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering special programming for public library supervisors, whether new, experienced or anticipatory. The two-part webinar series, “Supervise with Success,” 1 p.m. Central...

Mar 11: ALSC announces the Día Family Book Club Curriculum

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the release of the Día Family Book Club Curriculum. As an extension of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day...

Mar 11: 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, 2014.

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

Mar 10: LITA preconferences held at ALA Annual

CHICAGO — The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) is offing three full-day preconferences from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

"Managing Data: Tools for Plans and Data...

Mar 10: LITA webinar: Setting a Course for Social Media Success

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is offering a webinar, All Aboard - The Party’s Starting! Setting a Course for Social Media Success, presented by Mary Anne Hansen,...

Mar 10: 'Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library' receives the 2014 Eli M. Oboler Award

CHICAGO — The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that "Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library: Scenarios from the Front Lines” by June Pinnell-Stephens is the...

Mar 10: Luis Herrera, director San Francisco Public Library, receives 2014 Sullivan Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the 2014 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children has been awarded to Luis Herrera, San Francisco Public Library’s city librarian.  The...

Mar 10: ACRL selects 2014 Scholarly Communication Road Show hosts

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Research and Scholarly Environment Committee has selected five sites from 14 applications to host the workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement...

Mar 10: LITA Web Course available: Getting Started with GIS

CHICAGO — Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is pleased to announce the availability of Getting Started with GIS, presented by Eva Dodsworth, geospatial data services librarian at the University of Waterloo Map Library in Ontario.

This newly re-designed course...

Mar 10: Olivia Madison named ALCTS' Ross Atkinson Award recipient

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) names Olivia Madison, dean of libraries at Iowa State University, the 2014 recipient of its Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Award honors the memory of Ross...

Mar 10: RDA for music: Popular music, jazz, and world music audio recordings

CHICAGO — ALA Editions in partnership with the Music Library Association announces an exciting new workshop, RDA for Music: Popular Music, Jazz, and World Music Audio Recordings with Tracey Snyder and Kevin Kishimoto. This workshop...

Mar 07: ACRL presidential candidates forum

CHICAGO — The 2014 candidates for Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) vice-president/ president-elect will participate in an open online forum at 11 a.m. Central time on Monday, March 17, 2014.  Ann Campion Riley and Rickey Best will discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL...

Mar 07: Your guide to the 2014 ALA elections

CHICAGO — As the American Library Association (ALA) gears up for its 2014 elections, an electronic election guide is once again available to help inform members about the candidates and the election process.  “Your Guide to the 2014 ALA Elections” contains general information about the ALA...

Mar 07: 2014 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected five winners and two honorable mentions for the 2014 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards.

The awards, funded by an...

Mar 05: Vote for the talks you want to hear at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Public voting is now open through March 31, 2014 to determine which 40 talks in two formats will be added to this year’s ALA Annual Conference program from the 95 submissions received.

“Conversation Starter” talks are fast-paced 45-minute sessions intended to jumpstart...

Mar 04: ALA joins SXSW technology policy discussions

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) will join the technology policy conversations in play at the South by Southwest EDU and Interactive conferences in Austin starting this week. Privacy and the “internet of things” will be among the topics on the agenda for the ALA Office for...

Mar 04: 2014 John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award winner announced

CHICAGO — Dr. Shali Zhang is this year’s recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee’s John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award.

OCLC/Forest Press donated the cash award of $1,000, which is given to an individual for significant contribution to...

Mar 04: Andrea Davis Pinkney to deliver Closing General Session at 2014 ALSC Institute

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that award-winning author and editor Andrea Davis Pinkney will present the Closing General Session at the ALSC National Institute in Oakland, Calif. This event will take place at the Oakland Marriott City Center on...

Mar 04: Delivering research data management services

CHICAGO — The research landscape is changing, with key global research funders now requiring institutions to demonstrate how they will preserve and share research data. “Delivering Research Data Management Services: Fundamentals of Good...

Mar 04: Most distinguished librarians in reference announced for 2014 achievement awards

CHICAGO —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winners of the 2014 achievement awards, which provide research and travel grants in recognition of  the nation’s most exceptional librarians, libraries and projects involving...

Mar 04: FTRF, ALA file amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court case on ability to bring First Amendment challenges

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and American Library Association (ALA) on Friday joined a broad range of organizations and bookstores in filing an amicus brief with...

Mar 04: Being indispensable: A school librarian’s guide to proving your value and keeping your job

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job. Hilda K. Weisburg will serve as the instructor...

Mar 04: YALSA plans Twitter Take Over with partners for 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 9 – 15, 2014.

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Mar 04: Teaching information literacy with discovery tools

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Teaching Information Literacy with Discovery Tools with Nancy Fawley and Nikki Krysak. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central ...

Mar 04: Building great adult programs

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Adult Programs with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

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