Press Releases

Jun 04: YALSA sponsors two Emerging Leaders

 

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will sponsor two members as Emerging Leaders in 2011. Applications are now online; be sure to indicate “YALSA” as the...
Jun 04: Eubanks, Smith featured speakers at Bookmobile Sunday

 CHICAGO – Authors W. Ralph Eubanks and Andrew Smith will be the featured presenters at Bookmobile Sunday during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  

 
W. Ralph Eubanks is the author of “Ever is a Long Time: A Journey into...
Jun 04: Simplicity champion Wanda Urbanska joins @ your library contributors roster

CHICAGO - Recently dubbed a spokeswoman for the simplicity movement by the New York Times, author and "Simple Living" television host Wanda Urbanska is the latest writer to sign on as a regular contributor to the American Library Association’s...

Jun 04: 2010 ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair to celebrate diversity in libraries, 20th anniversary of ADA

 CHICAGO – Twenty-one libraries and organizations  from across the United States will demonstrate “diversity in action” during the Diversity and Outreach Fair at the American Library Association (ALA) 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

 
Held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on...
Jun 04: Poetry possibilities @ 2010 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO—Attendees of the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, to be held June 24-29 in Washington, D.C., will find a variety of poetry-themed programming to delight and inspire the lyrical librarian. These events include opportunities to meet the poets, live readings...

Jun 03: AASL to bring school librarians an online, interactive planning and advocacy tool in August 2010

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has joined with Britannica Digital Learning to co-publish an online, interactive school library program planning module that will change school library program development and implementation, saving time and delivering data.

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Jun 03: ALSC announces exceptional websites for children

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added recommended Web sites to Great Web Sites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of...

Jun 03: New posts on @ your library.org can help you select a college, find a teen cooking group, connect with your kids

CHICAGO - New posts, including how to help your child select a college, teen cooking programs and a national initiative for parents to connect with their kids @ your library are featured on the @ your library website this week.

The...

Jun 03: Partnering for success in children’s services

 

CHICAGO--ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “...
Jun 03: AILA and APALA highlight family literacy with new Web site

 

CHICAGO - The American Indian Library Association (AILA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) have launched a website to feature the Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture website (http://www....
Jun 03: Librarians can use free content posted on @ your library web site; pitch story ideas

 (Chicago) Librarians can use content on @yourlibrary.org to help patrons use their libraries more and better.

The site has features of broad interest on myriad topics, and every article tells readers how to use their library to learn more, do...

Jun 02: Attend a ProgrammingLibrarian.org demo at ALA Annual Conference, enter to win free books

 

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office will present regular demonstrations of ProgrammingLibrarian.org, an online resource center for all things related...
Jun 02: Kim, Dembicki and Stands With Many to speak at Many Voices, One Nation 2010

 

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity is pleased to announce Eugenia Kim, Matt Dembicki and Joseph Stands With Many as participants in Many Voices, One Nation during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. 
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Jun 01: Daniel Boyd wins 2010 ASCLA award for contributions to blind, physically handicapped

CHICAGO— Daniel W. Boyd, who from 1981 to 2008 served as the director of the South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library, will receive the 2010 Francis Joseph Campbell Award.

The award, which consists of a medal and a citation,  is administered by the Library Services to People with...

Jun 01: Robert M. O’Neil receives 2010 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award

CHICAGO - Robert M. O’Neil, director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression at the University of Virginia (UVA), is the recipient of the 2010 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Award. 

O’Neil, who also serves on the law faculty at UVA, has a...

Jun 01: American Library Association to lead rally for libraries on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 1,000 librarians from across the country will defy the stereotype of their “quiet profession” and stand up for the needs of the public during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Library Advocacy Day featuring a rally at 11 a.m., June 29, 2010, on the U.S....

May 28: AASL offers graduate credits for summer online courses

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will offer graduate credits for its Summer 2010 e-Academy online courses. This opportunity is being offered in conjunction with the University of Colorado Denver. The form is available at ...

May 28: AASL supports the research of two members

CHICAGO – Janice Newsum of Houston, Texas and Anne Marie Perrault of Buffalo, N.Y. are the recipients of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Research Grant sponsored by Heinemann Raintree.

In her application, Newsum wrote, "…on Nov. 29, 2009, President Obama announced "...

May 28: Win $250 from YALSA for Your Great Idea

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) extended its Great Ideas contest. Through July 15, YALSA will accept applications from YALSA members or official YALSA member...

May 28: Betsy-Tacy houses designated Literary Landmarks by ALTAFF

PHILADELPHIA – The childhood homes of author Maud Hart Lovelace and her best friend, Frances “Bick” Kenney Kirch, in Mankato, Minn., were designated Literary Landmarks by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library...

May 28: GLBT Round Table announces new Over the Rainbow Committee

CHICAGO - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association announces the establishment of the Over the Rainbow Committee. The committee is charged with creating an annual bibliography of titles of interest to adult readers that reflect lesbian, gay,...

May 27: Step Up to the Plate with baseball programs this July

CHICAGO - Start throwing some heat this July with programming ideas and promotions for Step Up to the Plate @ your library.

July is a big month for baseball...

May 27: PLA to Sponsor Free Consulting Sessions at ALA Annual

CHICAGO - This year at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., the Public Library Association (PLA) will be offering attendees a rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with a library consultant for free. On June 26 and June 28, more than 25 consultants will be available for half-hour...

May 27: LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award winner announced

CHICAGO – Andromeda Yelton, currently enrolled in the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, has been named the winner of the 2010 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a...

May 26: Librarian Swims Again for Spectrum

CHICAGO – Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of Central Collection Development Collections Strategy at the New York Public Library, announced that she will participate in the United States Masters Swimming 2-mile Cable Open Water National Championship in support of the Spectrum Presidential...

May 25: Discover 25 YA Classics at YALSA's June 17 webinar

 

CHICAGO - Classics never go out of style — and that’s true for young adult literature. Librarians looking to delve into the gold standard of books for teens should join the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) for “YA Classics,” an...
May 25: 2011 Emerging Leaders application process now open

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2011 class of Emerging Leaders.  Applications can be found at http://www.ala.org/cfapps/emergingleaders/index.cfm. The deadline to apply is...

May 25: Budhos, Magoon to speak at Many Voices, One Nation 2010

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity is pleased to announce Marina Budhos and Kekla Magoon as participants in Many Voices, One Nation during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. 

Marina Budhos is the author of “Ask Me No Questions” and “Tell Us...

May 25: Friends of the Library groups recognized with ALTAFF's Best Friends Awards

PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has recognized 14 Friends of the Library groups with Best Friends Awards.

ALTAFF’s Best Friends Awards are given to Friends groups...

May 25: NBA star Dwyane Wade named Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month

New print public service announcement available

CHICAGO – This September, Olympic gold medalist and 2008-2009 NBA top scoring player Dwyane Wade wants Americans to know that a library card is the “smartest card” in every wallet.

As Honorary Chair...

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