Press Releases

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...

May 25: Stipends available for Spectrum scholars to attend fall AASL institute

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will sponsor the attendance of up to two Spectrum scholars at its 2010 Fall Forum. The...

May 25: AASL seeks proposals for preconferences to be presented at the AASL 15th National Conference in Minneapolis

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now seeking preconference proposals for the AASL 15th National Conference. The conference will be held Oct. 27-30, 2011 in Minneapolis. The theme is "Turning the Page." The...

May 25: Ithaka S+R Faculty Report featured at ALCTS Forum

CHICAGO-The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services will present a presentation and discussion of the recently released Ithaka S+R faculty survey at the ALCTS Forum on Monday, June 28, at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.  The Forum begins at 8 a.m. in the...

May 25: @ your library website features new content on how Twitter has given its massive archive to the Library of Congress and much more

CHICAGO -  New content on how Twitter has given its archive of millions of tweets to the Library of Congress, movie producer-director Roger Corman, who has been described as the King of the B movie and a clever ghostly viral marketing effort that has raised public awareness  about...

May 25: ALA presents “Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women” library outreach programs

 

Apply by July 30 to receive a $2,500 programming grant
 

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are offering a new cultural programming...

May 24: Applications due June 1 for YALSA's Teen Read Week Mini Grants

 

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will award 10 mini grants of $450 cash and $50 in Teen Read Week™ products to YALSA members for...
May 24: BCALA Launches Reading is Grand! Celebrating Grand-Families @ your library

(CHICAGO) On June 1, 2010, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), an ethnic affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), will kick off Reading is Grand!  Reading is Grand! promotes intergenerational literacy and is targeted at grandparents...

May 24: Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum designated a Literary Landmark by ALTAFF

PHILADELPHIA – The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, Mo., was designated a Literary Landmark by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home &...

May 20: Committee on Diversity Hosts Town Hall Meeting at ALA Annual Conference

The ALA Council Committee on Diversity will host a Town Hall Meeting on Diversity during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The Town Hall Meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Friday June 25, 2010 in the Washington Plaza Hotel, Federal Hall.

Dr. Ismail Abdullahi, chair of...

May 19: Syracuse student to serve as Google Policy Fellow for ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gwen Glazer, a graduate student at Syracuse University pursuing her master’s in Library and Information Studies, was recently selected as the 2010 Google Policy Fellow for the...

May 19: ALA files comments on National Education Technology Plan

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) says the Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan (NETP) presents significant challenges that will take the coordinated effort of many stakeholders to overcome, and libraries are a resource that should be...

May 18: ALA and Scholastic Library Publishing announce 2011 National Library Week Grant

Create your own story @ your library® named official theme

(CHICAGO) Libraries across the United States are invited to apply for the $3,000 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant, which will be awarded to a single library for the best public...

May 18: ALA Executive Director Fiels discusses the value of libraries and librarians

CHICAGO - American Library Association Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels delivered a  speech during National Library Week (April 11-17) about the value of libraries and librarians.  Part one of the video can be viewed by visiting Visibility @...

May 18: ALTAFF launches “Authors for Libraries”

PHILADELPHIA –  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is launching “Authors for Libraries,” a unique partnership to connect authors with libraries, Friends of the Library groups and library...

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