Press Releases

Nov 17: ALA offers unlimited virtual seats for ALA Youth Media Awards webcast

CHICAGO  — The eyes of the publishing world will turn to Chicago at 8 a.m. CT on Feb. 2, 2015, when the American Library Association (ALA) unveils the next classics in children’s and young adult literature.

Thousands of webcast ...

Nov 17: Accepting appointments for free career counseling sessions at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement Center is now accepting appointments for complimentary career counseling sessions during the ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.  Counseling sessions will be held in the JobLIST Placement Center, from...

Nov 17: ALA applauds strong finish to the E-rate proceeding

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler held a press call to preview the draft E-rate order that will be circulated at the Commission later this week. In response, American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young released the following...

Nov 14: Connecting patrons to quality information: next free American Libraries Live broadcast

CHICAGO — There’s a huge demand for full-text, credible research that’s easy to find, unbiased and not hiding behind a paywall.  In-depth information on issues like product research, health issues, hobbies, career advice and personal finance are within the reach of your library’s users. But do...

Nov 13: America’s libraries to push for passage of USA Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, American Library Association (ALA) President-elect Sari Feldman released the following statement responding to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) action to...

Nov 12: Nominations open for Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

CHICAGO Librarians face adversity every day, whether they are defending a book that has been challenged or fighting to provide services on a limited budget.

If you know a beleaguered librarian, now is your chance to give that person some much needed recognition by nominating...

Nov 11: Nominations accepted for Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award

CHICAGO — It’s time to let everyone know about a library that has had a successful library financial development program.  Recognize a successful project with a...

Nov 11: American Library Association Scholarship Program joins the national #GivingTuesday movement

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship Program has joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind effort that will harness the collective power of a...

Nov 11: NMRT program highlights career changes within the library profession

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's New Members Round Table (NMRT) Annual Program committee announces the first of three online programs planned for 2014-15. “...

Nov 11: EBSCO offers seven conference scholarships to attend ALA's 2015 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer seven conference sponsorships for librarians to attend the 2015 Annual Conference. The meeting takes place June 25 – June 30, 2015, and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with...

Nov 11: Olaf, Percy Jackson and other pals help readers chill with a book this winter

CHICAGO – Temperatures have turned chilly, but the new catalog from ALA Graphics is red hot, filled with new products to keep library patrons excited about reading and learning no matter the weather.  Disney’s “Frozen” was a...

Nov 10: Trombone Shorty and Bryan Collier wrap up Midwinter Meeting with Music and Discussion

CHICAGO -- Internationally renowned, Grammy-nominated trombone and trumpet player Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will get attendees on their feet to Wrap Up 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago and Rev Up for Annual Conference in San Francisco. His energetic music at the Wrap Up/Rev Up performance...

Nov 10: How library consortia remain models for collaboration and sustainability

CHICAGO — No library stands alone. A long-standing tenet of the discipline, library cooperation predates the founding of ALA. Although these are times of crisis and uncertainty for library consortia (by one count, more than 65 consortia have closed since 2008), the collaboration that consortia...

Nov 10: How to teach online: A beginner’s guide

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new iteration of the popular workshop, How to Teach Online: A Beginner’s Guide with Paul Signorelli and Dan Freeman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm Eastern...

Nov 10: Marisa de los Santos among the featured authors at the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

PHILADELPHIA — Marisa de los Santos, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Berg, Thomas Perry and Marja Mills will be among the featured authors at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. Central time on Monday, Feb. 2 at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

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Nov 10: Warm up with a thought-provoking ACRL-Choice webinar this winter

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT The ACRL-CHOICE webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers and other experts who serve their market is back with a hot new roster of topics and speakers, sure to stoke the...

Nov 10: Building Community through Games and Gaming @ your library Nov. 15, 2014 #IGD14

CHICAGO International Games Day (IGD) @ your library is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world and hosted by the American Library Association, in collaboration with Nordic Game Day and the Australian Library and Information Association, to reconnect...

Nov 07: Applying copyright in online learning environments

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Applying Copyright in Online Learning Environments with Gretchen McCord. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.

In this workshop, lawyer and librarian Gretchen McCord...

Nov 07: ALCTS Midwinter Forum Talks Library Publishing

CHICAGO Library publishing is the featured presentation at the Midwinter Forum of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) at the upcoming ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.    

The ALCTS Forum...

Nov 07: Tell us what you think — at Virtual Town Hall Meetings

CHICAGO – American Library Association (ALA) members are invited help shape the future of the Association by joining in one, two or all three virtual town hall meetings being convened to discuss the Association’s new strategic directions.

Hosted by ALA President Courtney Young and ALA...

Nov 07: LLAMA webinar helps you manage career transitions

CHICAGO Navigating through the transition to a new job as a librarian can be an exciting experience, but it can also be a challenge. The Library Leadership and...

Nov 06: LeVar Burton, Auditorium Speaker at 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- Passionate and lifelong children’s literacy advocate, actor, producer, director and educator LeVar Burton will offer an unmissable treat for Midwinter Meeting attendees when he appears as an Auditorium Speaker from 10-11 a.m.on Sunday, Feb. 1. For three decades, Burton has been...

Nov 04: United for Libraries presents free webinar on running a successful library campaign

PHILADELPHIA — In celebration of the ninth annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 19-25,...

Nov 04: The power of play: An introduction to designing early learning spaces

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, The Power of Play: An Introduction to Designing Early Learning Spaces with Dorothy Stoltz, Marisa Conner and James Bradberry. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute...

Nov 04: Enter Your Best Choice contest, win a trip to ALA Annual

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. — Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), recently announced the launch of its...

Nov 03: Eaglecrest High School celebrates National School Library of the Year recognition

CHICAGO – In a ceremony attended by district administrators, school staff and students, Eaglecrest High School in Centennial, Colo., celebrated its recognition as the 2014 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National School Library Program of the Year. Sponsored by the Follett, the...

Nov 03: Daniel Kraus named new Booklist Books for Youth Editor

CHICAGO -- Daniel Kraus has been named new Books for Youth Editor at Booklist Publications, following the resignation of current director Gillian Engberg. Kraus joined Booklist in 2008 after two years as an associate editor at American Libraries magazine, where he created over...

Nov 03: ACRL releases New Roles for the Road Ahead for public comment

CHICAGO — As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the release of an initial version of “New Roles for the Road Ahead:  Essays Commissioned for ACRL’s 75th Anniversary.” The...

Nov 03: Deborah Giaconia wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Deborah Giaconia in turn won a free year of AASL membership for herself. Giaconia’s name was drawn as the October winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) new ...

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