Press Releases

Feb 10: ALSC announces Steven L. Herb as 2018 ALSC Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Herb is 2018 ALSC Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Dr. Steven L. Herb is the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant...

Feb 10: Public and health sciences librarians to gather in May for collaborative symposium

Stipends available to cover public library workers’ attendance costs

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is inviting public library workers to participate in an exclusive learning and networking opportunity focused on quality public health information...

Feb 10: 2018 AILA Youth Literature Awards Announced

DENVER — The American Indian Library Association (AILA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected three titles to receive the 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Award. The 2018 AILA Best Picture Book is Shanyaak'utlaax: Salmon Boy (2017), published by Sealaska...

Feb 09: ALA president welcomes FY2018 federal budget agreement, applauds library advocates

WASHINGTON, DC — Today Congress passed and the president signed an FY2018 budget deal that will likely include at least level funding for federal library programs at FY2017 levels. Below is the statement of ALA President Jim Neal:

We are pleased that Congress has passed an FY2018 spending...

Feb 08: Three outstanding authors to speak at PLA 2018 Conference luncheons

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced the special guest speakers for the author luncheons at the PLA 2018 Conference, taking place March 20-24 in Philadelphia, Penn. Offered biennially, the PLA Conference is the...

Feb 08: New session—Hosting Your Own Comic Con: The Ultimate All-Ages Program Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Hosting Your Own Comic Con: The Ultimate All-Ages Program with Katie LaMantia and Emily...

Feb 08: New workshop—Makerspaces: Embracing DIY Culture at Your Library

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Makerspaces: Embracing DIY Culture at Your Library with Ellyssa Kroski. This workshop will last 90 minutes and...

Feb 08: New iteration—Advanced eCourse: Cataloging for Non-Catalogers

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new iteration of our popular advanced eCourse Cataloging for...

Feb 08: New iteration:—Engaging Teens with Digital Media: Creating Stories and Games eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Engaging Teens with Digital Media: Creating Stories and Games. Kelly Czarnecki will...

Feb 07: ASCLA Mentoring Program Now Accepting Applications

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is pleased to announce the launch of its first annual mentoring program.

This full year program is designed to provide knowledge, insight and training on advocacy for specific specialized areas of...

Feb 06: K-8 school libraries invited to apply for ALA’s 2018 Sara Jaffarian Award

CHICAGO — School libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.

Nominations for the 2018 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program...

Feb 06: AASL Celebrates 2018 School Library Month with Spokesperson Jason Reynolds

CHICAGO – Jason Reynolds, author of “Ghost,” “Patina,” “Long Way Down,” and “Miles Morales: Spider-Man,” will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2018 celebration of School Library Month (SLM). Observed in April and sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), School...

Feb 06: ‘Spotlight on Book Clubs’ at Midwinter to highlight book club picks

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – Attendees of the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver are invited to attend the “Spotlight on Book Clubs” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Colorado Convention Center Exhibit Hall.

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Feb 06: Choice publishes white paper on new directions for institutional repositories

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Choice is pleased to announce the publication of the first in a series of occasional white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community. This first paper, “...

Feb 06: Leaders of Change Share a Vision for the Future at Midwinter Diversity & Equity Session

Elizabeth Martinez and Binnie Tate Wilkin, two of the profession’s leading advocates for equitable library services, will lead the “Libraries Transform – Diversity & Equity” plenary session, Sunday morning February 11th from 8:30 – 10:00 am, at the Colorado Convention Center, Room...

Feb 06: YALSA seeks new editor for research journal, JRLYA

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) seeks a new member editor for its research journal, The Journal of Research on Libraries...

Feb 06: Content experts sought for YALSA’s teen programming database

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking up to fifteen members to volunteer their time as teen programming Content Experts, especially those with expertise in STEAM, school libraries, ESL...

Feb 06: Sparking Change - Across the Curriculum and Campus - Focus of Midwinter Education Innovation Session

Curriculum and campus innovators will lead the “Libraries Transform – Education Innovation” plenary session, Saturday morning February 10th from 8:30 – 10:00 am, at the Colorado Convention Center, Room 405/407. Part of the ...

Feb 06: Smart Cities, Creative Spaces the Focus for Midwinter Civic Innovation Session

Smart cities and creative spaces will be the focus of the “Libraries Transform – Civic Innovation” plenary session, Monday morning February 12th from  8:30 – 10:00 am, at...

Feb 05: PLA releases 2017 Year in Review

CHICAGO – Last week the Public Library Association (PLA) released its 2017 Year in Review, an annual report highlighting the association’s work in 2017. Featuring numerous images from PLA'...

Feb 05: Understanding Accessibility Challenges for Patrons

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is excited to announce the update of 15 Library Accessibility Toolkits to help better serve patrons. These toolkits were developed...

Feb 02: Tickets available for 2018 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Naomi Shihab Nye

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), Western Washington University, and the Whatcom County Library System announced that tickets for the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Naomi Shihab Nye are now available.

The lecture, titled "REFRESHMENTS WILL...

Feb 02: Lisa Kranz wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Lisa Kranz has won a free year of AASL membership. Kranz's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Gail Salameh to AASL, Kranz has also...

Feb 01: eForum: Assessing Electronic Reference Services

CHICAGO - Have you been wondering if your users are aware of your chat service? Or maybe how your students are using your research guides or your online FAQ? Do you need a little inspiration or advice on how to find out? If so, this Assessing Electronic Reference Services eForum is for you! ...

Feb 01: Brickey wins 2018 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Morgan Brickey, Community Outreach & Programing Librarian at the Arlington (Texas) Public Library the 2018 ...

Feb 01: Anderson and Phillips win 2018 Frances Henne Grant

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2018 Frances Henne Research Grant to Amelia Anderson and Abigail Phillips. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for their research project, “Youth...

Feb 01: Kitchens and Townsend win 2018 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has selected Savannah Kitchens, Director at the Chilton/Clanton (Alabama) Public Library and Sarah Townsend, Assistant Director of Libraries at the Suffolk (Virginia) Public...

Jan 31: DC Public Library, Public Library Association announce Memory Lab Network Grant recipients

Federal Grant Supports Digital Preservation Programs at Libraries

(Washington, D.C.) - People and families in seven communities moved one step closer to being able to digitize and preserve video tapes, photographs and other family keepsakes at their library....

Jan 31: ALCTS appoints ALA representatives to NARDAC

CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has appointed Kathy Glennan, head of Original and Special Collections Cataloging, University of Maryland Libraries, and Dominique Bourassa, catalog librarian, Yale University, as ALA...