Press Releases

Dec 02: Eastover, North Carolina librarian chosen for national public service honor

Leslie D. Koch recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Leslie D. Koch, school library media coordinator at Armstrong Elementary School in Eastover, North Carolina, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award...

Dec 02: Groton, Connecticut librarian chosen for national public service honor

Elizabeth G. Rumery recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Elizabeth G. Rumery, library director for the Avery Point Campus Library at the University of Connecticut in Groton, will receive the I Love My...

Dec 02: Denton, Texas librarian chosen for national public service honor

Doug Campbell recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Doug Campbell, library learning services librarian at the Willis Library at the University of North Texas in Denton, will receive the I Love My Librarian...

Dec 02: Anchorage, Alaska librarian chosen for national public service honor

Dona J. Helmer recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Dona J. Helmer, librarian at the College Gate Elementary School library in Anchorage, Alaska, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her...

Dec 02: New Haven, Connecticut librarian chosen for national public service honor

Diane Brown recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Diane Brown, branch manager of the New Haven (Connecticut) Free Public Library’s Stetson Branch, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her...

Dec 02: Granbury, Texas librarian chosen for national public service honor

Courtney P. Kincaid recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Courtney P. Kincaid, former library director of the Hood County Library in Granbury, Texas, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her...

Dec 02: Troy, Alabama librarian chosen for national public service honor

Dr. Christopher A. Shaffer recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Dr. Christopher A. Shaffer, dean of university libraries at Troy (Alabama) University, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for his...

Dec 02: Kansas City, Missouri librarian chosen for national public service honor

April Roy recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, April Roy, manager of the Kansas City (Missouri) Public Library’s Lucile H. Bluford Branch, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding...

Dec 02: United for Libraries to present ‘Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations’ at Midwinter

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries will present “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 156AB, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

The popular, free Nuts...

Dec 02: Federal support for school libraries closer to fruition

                                 U.S. House passes Every Student Succeeds Act

CHICAGO – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The bill now moves on to the Senate and if  passed, and signed into law, will be the...

Dec 02: Learn to create out-of-this-world kids’ science programming at ALA’s 2016 Midwinter Meeting

BOSTON — Library professionals are invited to a special in-depth learning session, “Creating Out-of-This-World Children’s Science Programming with Free NASA Resources,” at the American Library Association (ALA) 2016 Midwinter Meeting in...

Dec 02: 2016 Nonfiction Award finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2016 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best...

Dec 01: Forty-two public libraries selected to host Explore Earth, Explore Space and Explore Tech traveling exhibitions

CHICAGO — Forty-two public libraries from across the country will host science- and technology-focused traveling exhibitions, bringing learning about the stars and planets, earth science and climate change and technology to audiences of all ages.

The exhibitions — Explore Earth: Our...

Dec 01: ‘Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities’ at ALA’s 2016 Midwinter Meeting

BOSTON — Library professionals are invited to a special in-depth learning session about community engagement, “Trust and Opportunity: Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities in Mid-Sized Urban Settings,” at the American Library Association (ALA) 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

The...

Dec 01: ALA Midwinter: Author Catherine J. Ross to discuss how our schools teach lessons in censorship

CHICAGO — Nearly half a century ago Justice Abe Fortas famously declared that students do not shed their constitutional right to freedom of speech at the schoolhouse gate.  Yet public schools in the United States frequently censor student speech, especially controversial speech, often with the...

Dec 01: David Shannon to open the 2016 ALSC National Institute

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced that award-winning author David Shannon will present the Opening General Session at the...

Dec 01: Mashcat panel at ALCTS Midwinter Forum

CHICAGO — A Mashcat panel is the featured presentation at the Midwinter Forum of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) at the upcoming ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. The Forum takes place on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Boston...

Dec 01: Chelcie Rowell named 2016 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Chelcie Rowell, digital initiatives librarian at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2015-2016. The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, ALCTS, sponsors one Emerging Leader who has...

Dec 01: EBSCO, in partnership with ALA, awards scholarships for librarians to attend 2016 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO, IPSWICH, Massachusetts – In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services has awarded five librarians $1,000 scholarships to attend the...

Dec 01: Nominations open for Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

CHICAGO Librarians face adversity every day, whether they are defending a book that has been challenged or fighting to provide services on a limited budget.

If you know a beleaguered librarian, now is your chance to give that person some much needed recognition by nominating...

Nov 30: AASL, ALA applaud the addition of school libraries to Every Student Succeeds Act

CHICAGO - Today House and Senate negotiators released the final language of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Conference Report.  The House is currently expected to vote on the bill later this week, and the Senate will follow soon after.

In response to today’s announcement, American...

Nov 30: Should there be a right to be forgotten?

Or does this interfere with the public’s right to know? -- Find out at ALA's 2016 Midwinter Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Personal blogs, arrest records, explicit photos and business critiques are now typically published forever. Should...

Nov 24: Thousands to join free ALA Youth Media Awards webcast

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) will unveil the next classics in children’s and young adult literature and media during the ALA Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. ET on Jan. 11, 20l6, from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.  Unlimited virtual seats for the ALA Youth Media...

Nov 24: Freedom to Read Foundation joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

CHICAGO - Freedom to Read Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage...

Nov 24: Join ALA for the Giving Tuesday Effort on Dec. 1

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship Program has again joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about...

Nov 23: PLA sponsors Emerging Leaders Erin Hollingsworth and Katrina Ortega

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to sponsor Erin Hollingsworth and Katrina Ortega as its representatives for the 2016 ALA Emerging Leaders program.

“PLA is dedicated to empowering public librarians with the skills necessary to be innovative and successful leaders...

Nov 23: ALA to undertake IT External Review

CHICAGO — As part of its planning for the future, the American Library Association will be undertaking an external review of the Association’s information technology.

This review will be conducted by a team of external reviewers with broad technology and association perspectives, and is...

Nov 23: ALA JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center hosts an Open House/Job Fair during Midwinter Meeting in Boston

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center will host an Open House/Job Fair from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 during the ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston (#alamw16). Employers are invited to come and engage in conversations...

Nov 23: Learn guidelines and best practices on fair use as popular workshop returns

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing has brought back the popular workshop Fair Use: Guidelines and Best Practices with Gretchen McCord. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016....

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