Press Releases

May 09: Arizona Moon: A Novel of Vietnam by J. M. Graham wins the 2017 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award “for Excellence in Military Fiction.”

CHICAGO — "Arizona Moon: A Novel of Vietnam" by J. M. Graham and published by Naval Institute Press is the winner of the 2017 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award “for Excellence in Military Fiction.”

The W. Y. Boyd Literary Novel Award honors the best fiction set in a...

May 09: Sara Frey Wins Scholastic Library Publishing Award

CHICAGO — Sara Frey, the instructional media specialist and technology integration coach at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the American Library Association’s Scholastic Library Publishing Award.  This...

May 09: Rachel Williams Wins the 2017 Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research
CHICAGO — Rachel Williams has been named the 2017 winner of the Library Research Round Table (LRRT) Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research for her project entitled "Performing Boundary Work: An Exploration of Public Library Workers’ Provision of...
May 09: Celebrate the best in children’s literature at the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast

CHICAGO — The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee will celebrate the best in children’s and young adult literature representing the African-American experience at the 2017 Coretta Scott King Book...

May 09: Janice Rice to deliver 2017 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture
CHICAGO – Janice Rice, retired outreach librarian at College Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, will deliver the 2017 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. Presented by the...
May 09: Join EMIERT to explore Chicago’s historic Chinatown during ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Join the American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) as it explores Chicago’s iconic Chinatown as part of EMIERT’s ongoing Taste of the Town series of tours. The tour will take place from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Friday...

May 09: 2017 ACRL/PLA Joint Presidents’ Program at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Public Library Association (PLA) for a joint Presidents’ Program at the 2017 ALA Annual...

May 09: Scottoline and Serritella to appear at ‘The Laugh’s On Us’ sponsored by Ingram Content Group

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella will be featured in the lineup of United for Libraries’ “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by Ingram Content Group, featuring headlining standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone,...

May 09: United for Libraries to host President’s Program with Andy Weir at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries President Susan Schmidt will host the President’s Program featuring bestselling author Andy Weir, part of the Auditorium Speaker Series, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 26 at the ALA...

May 09: United for Libraries presents Public Service Award to Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  On May 1, United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Reed presented Sen. Jack Reed (D.-R.I.)  with United for Libraries’ Public Service Award for his support of libraries during a special reception in the Hart Senate office building.

Sen. Reed...

May 05: ALA secures search firm in quest for new executive director

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has announced that it will enlist the services of Isaacson, Miller to identify and select ALA’s new executive director.  ALA’s current Executive Director, Keith Michael Fiels, will retire on July 31, 2017. 

ALA has...

May 05: ALCTS Virtual Preconference Explores Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Metadata

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will kick off its ALA Annual programming with the two-day, virtual preconference “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Metadata” from 1 p.m...

May 05: Social Media—What's Next?: An American Libraries Live Webcast

CHICAGO — The Pew Research Center estimates 69 percent of Americans use some type of social media, making your library’s social media presence more important than ever. 

Now is the time to reboot your social media streams, set your priorities and...

May 05: New Workshop—Cyber Security and Privacy: Protecting Yourself and Your Users

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Cyber Security and Privacy: Protecting Yourself and Your Users with Nicole Hennig. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday,...

May 04: PLA offers Project Outcome webinar for library consultants

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association’s (PLA) will introduce library consultants to the Association's performance-measurement program, Project Outcome, through a dedicated webinar. Project Outcome is a free online toolkit...

May 04: 2017-2018 Edition of Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies Directory available

Need financial assistance to attend library school or know of someone who does?  Take a look at the 2017 - 2018 edition of the Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies (FALIS) Directory.  It is an annual directory of awards from state library agencies, national and...

May 04: Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library Recipient of the LIRT 2017 Innovation in Instruction Award

The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association is pleased to announce that the 2017 Innovation in Instruction Award will be presented to the Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library at the ALA 2017...

May 04: Jo Angela Oehrli Selected as the 2017 Recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award Winner

The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has chosen Jo Angela Oehrli, Learning Librarian at the University of Michigan, Shapiro Undergraduate Library as the 2017 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition...

May 03: PLA offers free webinar to introduce upgraded Project Outcome features and tools

CHICAGO – In coordination with the unveiling of upgraded tools and features on its Project Outcome website, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering a free webinar to help participating libraries navigate the new site environment. Project...

May 03: An updated handbook on the fundamentals of library supervision

CHICAGO — Mentor, creator, monitor, and negotiator: these are some of the roles a supervisor must play, and wearing that many hats is a challenge that requires discipline and organization (and a healthy sense of humor). The third edition of Beth McNeil’s “...

May 02: Ernest Ingles Named ALA 2017 Ken Haycock Award Winner

CHICAGO — Ernest Ingles, who recently retired from his position as chief librarian and vice-provost, as well as director, for the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta is the American Library Association (ALA) 2017 Ken Haycock Award recipient.  ...

May 02: Honorary member nominations open

Chicago - Nominations are being accepted for ALA honorary membership, the Association’s highest honor, which is bestowed on living citizens of any country whose contributions to librarianship or a closely related field are so outstanding that they are of significant and...

May 02: LLAMA Webinar: Signs of the future — Using Digital Signage in Your Library

CHICAGO — The days of posting important announcements on a library bulletin board and hoping someone might see them are ending. Today’s digital signage offers many more visible and effective options. Using technologies such as LCD, LED, projection and tablets to display content as...

May 02: Steven Woolfolk receives the 2017 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

CHICAGO – Steven Woolfolk, Director of Programming and Marketing at the Kansas City Public Library, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity. Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, will present Woolfolk with the...

May 02: Kansas City Public Library wins Paul Howard Award for Courage

CHICAGO — The Kansas City (Missouri) Public Library has been selected to receive the 2017 American Library Association Paul Howard Award for Courage.  This prestigious award is given biannually to a library, library board, library group, or an individual who has exhibited unusual...

May 02: ALA applauds FY2017 budget increase for IMLS, calls on library supporters to defend federal library funding in FY2018 budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday congressional negotiators reached agreement on a bill to fund the U.S. government through September. The “omnibus” bill included $231 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services – a $1 million increase over FY2016. American...

May 02: Márquez and Downey selected for first Future of Libraries Fellowship

Joe J. Márquez, Web Services Librarian for Reed College Library, and Annie Downey, Associate College Librarian and Director of Research Services for Reed College Library, have been selected for the Future...

May 02: Mountain Plains Library Association supports ACRL Diversity Alliance

CHICAGO - The executive board of the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) has voted to formally support the goals of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. MPLA...

May 02: Announcing the 2017 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award winners

CHICAGO — After many hours of deliberation the judges for this year’s John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards competition announced eight winners.  Each winning library will receive a $10,000 award from the HW Wilson Foundation.  The following winners will be...

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