Press Releases

Oct 23: Public library staff invited to participate in summer reading survey from PLA

CHICAGO — Library staff members involved in summer reading are invited to participate in a survey released by the Public Library Association (PLA). The survey should take contributors 15-20 minutes and is designed to inform PLA’s efforts to...

Oct 23: New book from Huron Street Press offers guidance for working from home

CHICAGO— Written from firsthand experience and supported by interviews with successful work-from-home people in a variety of circumstances, “Working from Home: Earn a Living Where You Live,”...

Oct 23: Explore a post-literate future with 'Beyond Literacy'

CHICAGO; TORONTO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Ontario Library Association (OLA) announce the online publication of “Beyond Literacy” by Michael Ridley of the University of Guelph. “Beyond Literacy” is an...

Oct 23: Introducing American Libraries Live

CHICAGO — American Libraries knows how essential it is to stay up to date on new developments in our industry. American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library, or on the go, is a new...

Oct 23: November webinars from ALCTS

CHICAGO —RDA, holdings comparison and long-term storage are webinar topics coming to you in November from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  Registration is easy.  Just click the title of your choice and sign up.

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Oct 23: Regina Gong selected ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Regina Gong, manager of Library Technical Services and Technology, Lansing (Mich.) Community College, has been selected as the ALCTS sponsored Emerging Leader for 2012-2013.  The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, ALCTS, sponsors one Emerging Leader who has...

Oct 22: Nominations of library professionals, educators sought for 2013 CSK–Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15, 2012.

The award is named for award-winning...

Oct 22: Submit nominations for Video Round Table (VRT) Notable Videos

CHICAGO — Have you recently seen a video that you want the world to know about? If you have, please take a moment and nominate it for Notable Video for Adults list! This list helps librarians serving adults identify and select the best offerings...

Oct 22: EBSCO Information Services offers five conference scholarships to attend ALA's Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. The meeting takes place Jan. 25 – Jan. 29, 2013, and offers an...

Oct 19: School librarians engage in transliteracy conversation at AASL 2012 Fall Forum

CHICAGO — Transliteracy and participatory culture were the topics of conversation for school librarian professionals across the country as they met face-to-face and virtually for the AASL 2012 Fall Forum, Transliteracy and the School Library Program, Oct. 12-13, 2012. More than 250 attendees...

Oct 19: Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library designated a Literary Landmark in honor of Harvey Pekar

PHILADELPHIA — The Cleveland Heights (Ohio)-University Heights Public Library (Heights Libraries) was designated a Literary Landmark  in honor of Harvey Pekar (1939-2010), author of the iconic comic book “American Splendor,” on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Lee Road Branch of Heights Libraries.

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Oct 18: Winter 2013 ALSC online courses open for registration

CHICAGO — Registration is now open for the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) winter 2013 online courses. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, and ALSC members receive a discounted registration rate.

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Oct 18: Friends of the Library groups to celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 21-27, 2012

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is coordinating the seventh annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 21-27, 2012.

The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends – promoting the group in the community, raising awareness and increasing membership and also...

Oct 18: ALSC and LEGO® DUPLO® celebrate importance of play

CHICAGO — LEGO® DUPLO® and the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) have joined hands to celebrate and support local libraries.

The two organizations recently concluded their “Read! Build! Play!” project. Nearly 550,000 people participated. The most nominated library, Mount...

Oct 16: ALA President Maureen Sullivan receives Greenaway Award for Distinguished Service in Librarianship

STURBRIDGE, Mass. – American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan is the 2012 recipient of the New England Library Association’s (NELA) Emerson Greenaway Award for Distinguished Service in Librarianship in recognition of Sullivan’s diligent library advocacy efforts.

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Oct 16: Deadline approaching! Volunteer to serve on ALA or Council committees for 2013 - 2014

CHICAGO — Barbara Stripling, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA and Council committees for the 2013-2014 term (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). Committee...

Oct 16: Freedom to Read Foundation announces nominating committee for 2013 election

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has announced the nominating committee for its April 2013 election.  Committee members are: Judith Platt, Washington, D.C.  (chair);  Jonathan Bloom, New...

Oct 16: LITA offering Web course in November

CHICAGO — Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5, presented by Jason Clark of Montana State University Library, is now available, announced the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association...

Oct 16: Apply now for ACRL Immersion ’13 Teaching with Technology track

CHICAGO —The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for its Information Literacy Immersion ’13 Teaching with Technology track. Complete program details and application materials are on the ACRL...

Oct 16: Create teen programs by teens for teens - popular workshop returns

CHICAGO —By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular workshop, Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs with Jennifer Velásquez .

Only a foundation of teen participation...

Oct 16: Research perspectives on digital libraries and information access

CHICAGO — “Digital Libraries and Information Access: Research Perspectives” offers an authoritative and truly global exploration of current research in digital libraries. In this new book published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, editors...

Oct 16: Where Web 2.0 and Science 2.0 meet Pharma 3.0

CHICAGO — Science 2.0 uses the resources of Web 2.0 to communicate among scientists and with the general public. At the same time, technologies such as semantic search, cloud computing and mobile applications have already had an impact on the future relationships between drug makers and doctors...

Oct 16: ALA receives an IMLS National Leadership Grant to study digital services and resources in public libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced it has received a three-year, National Leadership Grant award of $486,587.00 from the Institute for Museum & Library Services (IMLS).

ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS) Director Kathy Rosa will serve as...

Oct 16: Puzzled by PDA? New ALCTS publication will help

CHICAGO — Many librarians feel that patron-driven acquisitions (PDA), involving patrons in selecting books for libraries, has sprung out of nowhere. This rapidly evolving practice of involving patrons in selecting books for the library has some librarians wondering where it came from, what it is...

Oct 16: New ALA e-books and digital content website highlights business models and access issues

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announced today the release of a new website that provides links to resources on all aspects of e-books and digital content in libraries. The website, part of the Transforming Libraries initiative, supports the work of the ALA’s...

Oct 16: NaNoWriMo @ your library

CHICAGO — Many aspiring novelists are brainstorming and charging their laptops in preparation for visiting your library during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

National Novel Writing Month is a creative writing project whose goal is to...

Oct 15: International Games Day publicity tools encourage all to read, laugh, play @ your library

CHICAGO — With International Games Day @ your library just around the corner (Saturday, Nov. 3), the American Library Association (ALA) is offering free publicity resources to help libraries of all types publicize their local activities.

Librarians can find the...

Oct 15: Insight and innovation in academic and professional publishing

CHICAGO — Bringing together expert publishing professionals to provide insight into industry developments, “Academic and Professional Publishing,” published by Chandos Publishing and...

Oct 15: Lessons in leadership from ethnic-minority librarians

CHICAGO — As our communities grow more diverse, leadership positions in the library must reflect the changing makeup of our culture.

Leadership in Libraries: A Focus on Ethnic-minority Librarians,” published by...

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