Press Releases

Jul 26: Ricardo Enricque Johnson Selected as the 2017 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

CHICAGO - The American Library Association and SAGE announced Ricardo Enricque Johnson of San Antonio, TX as the recipient of the 2017 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. 

 

Johnson works as a Library Services Assistant at the University of Texas in San Antonio. In...

Jul 26: Broghan McVicar Sagers Selected as the 2017 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Broghan McVicar Sagers of Williamsburg, Michigan as the 2017 Century Scholarship recipient.

 

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-...

Jul 25: 'Children and Libraries' journal receives publishing award

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce that its journal, “Children and Libraries” (CAL), received a 2017 Apex Grand Award for publication excellence in the category of Magazines, Journals & Tabloids. Of more than 1,360 entries in APEX 2017,...

Jul 25: Meece wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Ashley Meece, a Teen Services librarian at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, has won the 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Meece with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the...

Jul 25: Nitra Amelia Eastby Selected as the 2017 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Nitra Amelia Eastby of Roanoke, Virginia as the recipient of the 2017 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library...

Jul 25: New Iteration: Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse...

Jul 25: New Iteration: Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively. Hannah Gascho Rempel and Maribeth Slebodnik will serve as the instructors for a 4-...

Jul 25: New Iteration: Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for...

Jul 25: Rebecca Lea Lopez Selected as the 2017 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Rebecca Lea Lopez of Troutman, North Carolina as the 2017 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

 

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a master’s...

Jul 25: Olivia Rose Muzzy Selected as the 2017 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Olivia Rose Muzzy of Bremerton, Washington as the 2017 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship was named for a long-time ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years. This...

Jul 25: Susan O’Connell Selected as the 2017 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Susan O’Connell of East Hardwick, Vermont as the 2017 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a person...

Jul 25: Christina Wampler Selected as the 2017 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Christina Wampler of Fayetteville, Arkansas as the 2017 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a library support staff worker who is pursuing a master’s degree in library and...

Jul 25: Texas and Nebraska renew United for Libraries and ALA membership for their public library groups

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- The Texas State Library and the Nebraska Library Commission have renewed their statewide membership in United for Libraries, granting more than 1,300 of Friends of the Library groups, Foundations and Boards of Trustees group membership in...

Jul 25: AT&T Michigan honored with United for Libraries Major Benefactor Citation

TROY, Michigan – United for Libraries, along with Troy (Mich.) Public Library and the Troy Communication Foundation, honored AT&T Michigan with a Major Benefactor Citation during an event at the library on June 29.

During the event, Troy Public Library (TPL) unveiled their Donor Wall...

Jul 24: ALA opens application period for Libraries Ready to Code grants

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Library Association (ALA) has opened the application period for grants to develop public and school library programming that promotes computer science (CS) and ...

Jul 21: ACRL releases Creative Instructional Design: Practical Applications for Librarians

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Creative Instructional Design: Practical Applications for Librarians,” edited by Brandon K. West, Kimberly D. Hoffman, and Michelle...

Jul 20: New ACRL publication: 2016 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2016 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the...

Jul 20: Daveed Diggs and more arrive in the new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – The ALA Graphics fall catalog has mailed with more than a dozen exciting, new products. Look for actor Daveed Diggs who graces the catalog cover in the latest ...

Jul 20: Committee Appointments 2018-2019

CHICAGO — Loida Garcia-Febo, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and two joint committees for the 2018-2019 term (terms start on July 1, 2018). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership training, networking...

Jul 19: Accepting Applications for 2018 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 class of Emerging Leaders (EL).  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the ...

Jul 19: Library Card Sign-up Month artwork featuring DC’s Teen Titans now available

CHICAGO – As honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-up Month, crimefighting DC Super Heroes, the Teen Titans, are appearing in print and digital Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to help promote the value of a library card. DC is also providing Teen Titans artwork for customizable library cards...

Jul 18: ALA Council resolution on global climate change

CHICAGO - At the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, ALA Council passed a resolution calling for libraries to preserve and make available factual, scientific data, information and literature both from government and citizen sources pointing to evidence of global climate change.

The...

Jul 18: Call for Proposals, LITA @ ALA Annual 2018

Submit Your Program ideas for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference

New Orleans LA, June 21-26, 2018

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now...

Jul 18: ALA Council adopts interpretations on politics and equity, diversity, inclusion

CHICAGO — At the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, ALA Council adopted two interpretations authored by the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) that address recent dialogues on diversity and politics.

“...

Jul 18: Council resolution calls for libraries to create responsible spaces

CHICAGO - At the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, the ALA Council passed a resolution regarding libraries as responsible spaces. As part of the Committee on Diversity report, this resolution is in response to a documented increase in hate crimes occurring in libraries.

The resolution...

Jul 17: LLAMA Webinar: What Drives and Guides Us - The Importance of Developing a Personal Philosophy of Librarianship

CHICAGO — Many librarians report feeling passionate about their chosen profession, but have you ever asked yourself exactly why? What are your personal values that make working in the library field so rewarding? Knowing the answers to these questions and being able to articulate them as a...

Jul 17: PLA joins Legacy Partners for unveiling of DA2I report

Libraries play critical role in expanding worldwide access to information, report says

NEW YORK – The Public Library Association (PLA) is teaming with its legacy partners to celebrate the launch of a new research report on the role of information access in...

Jul 17: ALA argues to retain 2015 Open Internet protections with FCC comments

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Library Association (ALA) continues the fight for an open internet for all. In comments filed at the Federal...

Jul 17: Anclade wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO – Tegan Anclade, a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has won the 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Anclade with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend...

Jul 13: ALA, Center for News Literacy announce plans to create media literacy training for public libraries

The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy at the Stony Brook School of Journalism, announce Media Literacy @ Your Library, a pilot program that will train public library professionals to teach their adult patrons to be better informed news...