Press Releases

Oct 16: Stipends available for public library health workshop with National Network of Libraries of Medicine

CHICAGO — Public library workers are invited to apply for a $500 stipend to attend "Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community," a preconference workshop held at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference in Philadelphia.

The conference will be held...

Oct 13: GLBTRT seeks nominations for 2018 awards recognizing outstanding service to the GLBT community

Every year, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association seeks to honor librarians, library related organizations (including libraries, library staff, library boards, library friends), and other individuals or groups (public or private) that...

Oct 13: New AASL webinar looks at what keeps educators “app” at night

CHICAGO – Feeling a little overwhelmed by all of the great apps out there and not sure where to start? The 2017 list of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Best Apps for Teaching & Learning will be explored during a live webinar on Wed., Oct 25, at 6:00 p.m. Central. The...

Oct 13: Four authors talk school visits in new AASL webinar

CHICAGO – What do you get when you combine one school librarian and four authors? Inspired and engaged students! A new webinar presented by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will share proven ways to connect students, teachers and schools to writers who will excite them,...

Oct 13: Complimentary eBooks webinar available in AASL eCOLLAB

CHICAGO – The archive of the webinar “Tips & Tricks for Stretching Your eBook Budget,” presented by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and sponsored by Overdrive, is now available for complimentary viewing in AASL’s professional development library. The recording can be...

Oct 13: Nationwide library internship program to hold commencement program in Chicago

CHICAGO – Demonstrating the commitment of public libraries to equity, diversity and inclusion, the Public Library Association (PLA) provided a group of 53 high school juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds with summer jobs with competitive wages at 39...

Oct 13: What does successful academic library management look like in the real world?

CHICAGO — LIS instructors, students, and academic library practitioners will all find enrichment from “Academic Library Management: Case Studies,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman. Editors Tammy Nickelson Dearie, Michael Meth, and...

Oct 11: Public Library Association, National Network of Libraries of Medicine announce Promoting Healthy Communities initiative

CHICAGO — Access to current and reliable health information is imperative for the well-being of all Americans, and public libraries are frequently a go-to resource as people navigate complex issues of health care, insurance, aging and more.

A new nationwide initiative from the Public...

Oct 11: Sarah Jessica Parker selects Mohsin Hamid’s “Exit West” for ALA Book Club Central’s fall pick

CHICAGO – The latest American Library Association (ALA) Book Club Central SJP pick, chosen by Honorary Book Club Central Chair Sarah Jessica Parker, is “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid, published by Riverhead/an imprint of Penguin Random House. “Exit West” has been...

Oct 10: LLAMA Webinar Explores Evidence-Based Advocacy for Academic Libraries

If you have ever wondered how to tell the story of your library’s impact on your students, faculty and community as a whole, look no further. The answer is by sharing the evidence. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Evidence-Based Advocacy for...

Oct 10: Free webinar: How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library

CHICAGO — Ed Rossman’s book 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits is more than a book, it’s a treasure map! In this fast-paced, free webinar, the author will...

Oct 10: First open access issue of Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) now available

The coming of autumn marks the start of another volume of RUSQ, the 57th in the journal’s life; view now. The close of summer is also a marker for our libraries—the end of summer reading, the...

Oct 09: Share your knowledge: Present an AASL webinar

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites school library professionals, educators and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars between 30-60 minutes in length. Live presentations will take place between January 1 and May 31, 2018, and presentations...

Oct 09: Social influences on avid book readers examined in new School Library Research article

CHICAGO – A new article examining how social influences can foster avid book reader identification is now available in volume 20 of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR)....

Oct 09: Final week to secure AASL National Conference & Exhibition advance registration pricing

CHICAGO – Only days remain to secure advance registration for the AASL National Conference & Exhibition. Attendees finalizing their registration prior to Oct. 12 save $50 over late/on-site rates for the conference, taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz. More information, including a...

Oct 06: New workshop: Developing Effective Community Partnerships

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Developing Effective Community Partnerships with Paul Signorelli and Andrew Sanderbeck. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm...

Oct 05: PLA and United for Libraries to host Oct. 17 webinar on ‘Troubled Library Boards’

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) and United for Libraries are partnering to present a webinar designed to improve library boards of directors. The webinar, titled “Troubled Library Boards: Prevention and Survival” will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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Oct 05: ACRL seeks nominations for 2018 awards recognizing outstanding achievements in academic librarianship

CHICAGO – Every year, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) celebrates the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of academic and research librarians across North America. Made possible by generous corporate support, the annual presentation of ACRL’s awards,...

Oct 05: Apply now for 2018 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium registration grants

CHICAGO —The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is offering registration grants to encourage library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter...

Oct 04: LLAMA Webinar Explores Evidence-Based Advocacy for Public Libraries

If you have ever wondered how to tell the story of your library’s impact on your community and on individuals in the most effective way, look no further. The answer is by sharing the evidence. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Evidence-Based Advocacy...

Oct 04: 2018 applications for the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries now being accepted

CHICAGO  —  The American Library Association (ALA) and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are now accepting applications for the 2018 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries, which recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature.

The grants extend...

Oct 03: ALA president calls for applicants to newly launched ALA Policy Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal today launches and invites library advocates to apply for participation in the inaugural ALA Policy Corps initiative.

“The ALA has significantly expanded its...

Oct 03: LLAMA Webinar: The MOU -- Your Blueprint for Managing Collaborative Projects

As libraries collaborate more and more on projects with outside partners, it’s crucial that the process go smoothly for all parties and that expectations are made clear beforehand. A memorandum of understanding (MOA) is often the best way to assure this. The Library Leadership and Management...

Oct 03: PLA now accepting nominations for 10 service awards and grants for 2018

CHICAGO – Through the generosity of sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering 10 awards and grants designed to highlight the best in public library...

Oct 03: Public libraries highlight cyber security awareness in October

CHICAGO – Earlier this month the credit reporting agency Equifax disclosed that they had suffered a cyber-attack that endangered the personal information of 143 million U.S. users. Even before the Equifax hack, 64 percent of Americans had been personally affected by a major data breach or data...

Oct 03: ALA, EBSCO provide opportunity for five librarians to attend ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — October 3, 2017 — Submissions are open for the 2018 EBSCO Midwinter Meeting Scholarship. EBSCO provides up to $1,500 to defray the costs of travel and other expenses to the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting being held in Denver, Feb. 9-16.  

The...

Oct 03: ‘Friend Your Library’ materials now available at no cost to United for Libraries statewide group members

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania —  United for Libraries is pleased to present the ALA Store’s new downloadable Friend Your Library bookmark and...

Oct 03: United for Libraries and PLA to host Oct. 17 webinar on ‘Troubled Library Boards’

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries and the Public Library Association (PLA) are partnering to present a webinar designed to improve library boards of directors. The webinar, titled “Troubled Library Boards: Prevention and Survival” will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, Oct...

Oct 03: Library Instruction Round Table Accepting Nominations for Two Awards

The American Library Association's (ALA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) welcomes submissions for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. Submissions from all types of libraries (public, school, special, academic) are encouraged. Winners will...