Press Releases

Mar 27: Stover wins Margaret E. Monroe Award for library adult services

CHICAGO-Kaite Stover, Director of Readers' Services at Kansas City Public Library was selected as the 2018 winner of the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award, sponsored by NoveList.

Stover has been a librarian in the Kansas City and Emporia Public Library systems for the last...

Mar 27: Libraries offer a wealth of personal finance programs during Money Smart Week®, April 21 - 28, 2018

CHICAGO – Earning a living can be hard. But knowing how to spend, save and invest your money wisely can be even more of a challenge. And with the recent changes in the tax code, being financially savvy is imperative.

Libraries help by providing the resources that can help you make the...

Mar 27: Public Library Association honors eleven individuals and public libraries with awards and grants

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced the winners of its 2018 service awards and grants, honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach.

The ...

Mar 26: John Cotton Dana Award Deadline Extended

The deadline for submission for the 2018 John Cotton Dana Awards for Library Public Relations has been extended to March 30.  Information about these awards and award applications are available at https://ebsco.fluidreview.com/.

Mar 23: Toledo Lucas County Public Library awarded for excellence in reference services

CHICAGO-The Toledo Lucas County Public Library was selected as the 2018 winner of the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, for the...

Mar 23: New Carrollton Library receives 2018 Light the Way Grant

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that New Carrollton Library is the recipient of the 2017-2018 ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" Grant. As the winner of the...

Mar 23: New workshop: Strategic Planning Made Easy

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Strategic Planning Made Easy with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/...

Mar 23: New session: How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service with Laurie Brown. This workshop will last 90 minutes...

Mar 23: LLAMA Webinar: Project Management--Tips, Tools & Tricks for Every Type and Size of Library

Every library project has its unique challenges, but surprisingly the basic approaches to managing a project effectively are the same. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Project Management -- Tips, Tools &...

Mar 22: A decade of studies reviewed in School Library Research volume 21 opening article

CHICAGO – Volume 21 of School Library Research (SLR), the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, opens with a new article providing a review of a decades worth of...

Mar 22: Mitchell, Watstein awarded Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award
CHICAGO - Eleanor Mitchell, Director of Library Services at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Sarah B. Watstein, Dean, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons of Seattle University were selected as the 2018 winners of the...
Mar 22: New iteration: Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs. Jennifer Velásquez will serve as...

Mar 22: New eCourse: Music Collection Development for Every Librarian

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Music Collection Development for Every Librarian. Houman...

Mar 22: Public Library Association brings Short Story Dispensers to U.S. public libraries

Knight Foundation funds initiative with Public Library Association and publisher Short Edition to foster creative community connections

PHILADELPHIA – Today, at the Public Library Association’s (PLA) 2018 conference, PLA announced a new partnership with community publisher...

Mar 21: Mader wins 2018 ACRL/IS Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

CHICAGO – Sharon Mader, dean emeritus and professor at the University of New Orleans, is the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section’s (IS) Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose efforts in the field of...

Mar 21: Jose Antonio Vargas Selected as ALA President's Program Speaker at 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Chicago - ALA President, Jim Neal welcomes Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, filmmaker, and CEO of Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization that uses...

Mar 21: March 2018 ITAL Issue Published

Chicago -- The March issue (volume 37, number 1) of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is now available.

Reviewed Articles and Communications
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Mar 21: New national study reveals voter perceptions of libraries

Joint PLA/ALA/OCLC research updates 2008 “From Awareness to Funding” report

PHILADELPHIA — The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, in partnership with OCLC...

Mar 20: Scotts Ridge Middle School project receives AASL Collaborative School Library Award

CHICAGO – The “Human Body Systems” project from Scotts Ridge Middle School Library in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is the recipient of the 2018 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award. Sponsored by Upstart, the $2,500 award recognizes school librarian and...

Mar 20: Deb Sondall Saetveit receives AASL Frances Henne Award

CHICAGO – Deb Sondall Saetveit, school librarian at Westside Middle School in Omaha, Neb., is the recipient of the 2018 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Frances Henne Award. Sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the $1,250 award recognizes a school librarian with five years or less experience...

Mar 20: 12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion: An American Libraries Live webcast

CHICAGO — Libraries often struggle with creative or effective ideas to promote digital content to their patrons. Common challenges include lacking a budget, not having an in-house marketing department, and trying to reach patrons who are not physically in the library. However, digital content...

Mar 20: Margaret Hung’s library history dissertation wins the 2017 Dain Award

CHICAGO — The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award. The winner is Margaret Hung for her dissertation, “English Public Libraries, 1919-1975: Vocation and...

Mar 20: Conkling wins 2018 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Diedre Conkling, director of the Lincoln County Library District, has been selected as the 2018 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant long-standing contributions...

Mar 20: Lew and Yousefi win 2018 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Shirley Lew, dean of library, teaching, and learning services at Vancouver Community College, and Baharak Yousefi, head of library communications at Simon Fraser University, are the winners of the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies...

Mar 19: Rapchak named 2018 Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award winner

CHICAGO – Marcia Elizabeth Rapchak, head of teaching and learning at Duquesne University, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award.

This annual award, sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, and...

Mar 16: AASL announces members of first Induction Program cohort

CHICAGO – Ten members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) have been selected to participate in the organization’s inaugural Induction Program cohort. Announced at the AASL national conference in Phoenix, the goal of the Induction Program is to assist future school library...

Mar 16: Alabama School Library Association awarded AASL ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant

CHICAGO – The Alabama School Library Association (ASLA) is the recipient of the 2018 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant for their “No Other Option Summit.” Sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the $1,750 grant is given to AASL-affiliated school library associations for...