Press Releases

Oct 20: New workshop—Legally Using Images: Understanding Digital Copyright

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Legally Using Images: Understanding Digital Copyright with Lesley Ellen Harris. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30pm Eastern/12:30...

Oct 19: Deadline extended to sign up for the ALA-sponsored tour to Cuba

The deadline to register for the 2018 ALA-sponsored tour to Cuba has been extended to December 1, 2017. Join the American Library Association (ALA) on another seven-day tour to Cuba, March 3-10, 2018. Last year’s sold-out tour was a success! We’re expecting an even more...

Oct 19: Official 2017 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten.

Teens all over the world voted August 15 through Teen Read Week™ (...

Oct 19: A sourcebook of 63 ready-to-use maker projects

CHICAGO — A new compilation from editor and maker Ellyssa Kroski, “63 Ready-to-Use Maker Projects,” published by ALA Editions, spotlights a multitude of creative projects that you can tailor for your own library. Librarians and...

Oct 18: Nominees sought for 2018 Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Author/Illustrator Award for Lifetime Achievement

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Author/Illustrator Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is named for award-winning children’s author Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002), recipient of the 1983, 1986 and 1996 Coretta...

Oct 18: Be the next member manager of YALSA’s Teen Programming HQ!

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) seeks a new member manager for its teen programming website, Teen Programming HQ.

The mission of Teen Programming HQ is to provide a one...

Oct 17: Take Altmetrics to the Next Level with this LITA webinar

Chicago -- A new LITA webinar, Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services, will explore their uses. Altmetrics are traditionally viewed as the realm of evaluation and assessment,...

Oct 17: Junot Díaz Presents as Auditorium Speaker at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting Exhibits in Denver

Junot Díaz is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award...

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 16: An updated How-To-Do-It Manual for marketing electronic resources

CHICAGO — When front line librarians improve awareness of under-utilized resources, thereby increasing demand for more of the same, it can also encourage increased funding for the library. Newly expanded and updated, the second edition of “...

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 12: John Cena and John Green join the celebrity READ® campaign.

CHICAGO – The ALA Graphics winter catalog has mailed with exciting, new products. Look for 16-time WWE World Champion and actor John Cena on the catalog cover in a new...

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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