Press Releases

Aug 01: Apply now for Media Literacy @ Your Library opportunity for public libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University, invites public libraries to apply for Media Literacy @ Your Library, a pilot program that will train library workers to help their adult patrons become better...

Jul 28: New Workshop—Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on...

Jul 28: New Session: 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at...

Jul 28: New Workshop: Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's with Timothy J. Dickey. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Tuesday, September 26,...

Jul 27: NY librarian's tenth annual fundraising swim for Spectrum

Miriam Tuliao has announced that she will participate in the Steve Belson Memorial Ocean Mile Swim to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program.  The event will take place on August 5th in Rockaway Beach, NY.  This is the tenth year in a row that Tuliao is swimming to raise...

Jul 27: Announcing ‘Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change for Academic Libraries’ free webinar series

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) invite academic library professionals to attend a free learning series that teaches several...

Jul 26: Haneen Ali-Samad Selected as the 2017 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Haneen Ali-Samad of Boardman, Ohio as the 2017 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who made...

Jul 26: Ricardo Enricque Johnson Selected as the 2017 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

CHICAGO - The American Library Association and SAGE announced Ricardo Enricque Johnson of San Antonio, TX as the recipient of the 2017 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. 

 

Johnson works as a Library Services Assistant at the University of Texas in San Antonio. In...

Jul 26: Broghan McVicar Sagers Selected as the 2017 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Broghan McVicar Sagers of Williamsburg, Michigan as the 2017 Century Scholarship recipient.

 

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-...

Jul 25: 'Children and Libraries' journal receives publishing award

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce that its journal, “Children and Libraries” (CAL), received a 2017 Apex Grand Award for publication excellence in the category of Magazines, Journals & Tabloids. Of more than 1,360 entries in APEX 2017,...

Jul 25: Meece wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Ashley Meece, a Teen Services librarian at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, has won the 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Meece with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the...

Jul 25: Nitra Amelia Eastby Selected as the 2017 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Nitra Amelia Eastby of Roanoke, Virginia as the recipient of the 2017 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library...

Jul 25: New Iteration: Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse...

Jul 25: New Iteration: Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively. Hannah Gascho Rempel and Maribeth Slebodnik will serve as the instructors for a 4-...

Jul 25: New Iteration: Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for...

Jul 25: Rebecca Lea Lopez Selected as the 2017 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Rebecca Lea Lopez of Troutman, North Carolina as the 2017 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

 

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a master’s...

Jul 25: Olivia Rose Muzzy Selected as the 2017 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Olivia Rose Muzzy of Bremerton, Washington as the 2017 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship was named for a long-time ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years. This...

Jul 25: Susan O’Connell Selected as the 2017 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Susan O’Connell of East Hardwick, Vermont as the 2017 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a person...

Jul 25: Christina Wampler Selected as the 2017 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Christina Wampler of Fayetteville, Arkansas as the 2017 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a library support staff worker who is pursuing a master’s degree in library and...

Jul 25: Texas and Nebraska renew United for Libraries and ALA membership for their public library groups

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- The Texas State Library and the Nebraska Library Commission have renewed their statewide membership in United for Libraries, granting more than 1,300 of Friends of the Library groups, Foundations and Boards of Trustees group membership in...

Jul 25: AT&T Michigan honored with United for Libraries Major Benefactor Citation

TROY, Michigan – United for Libraries, along with Troy (Mich.) Public Library and the Troy Communication Foundation, honored AT&T Michigan with a Major Benefactor Citation during an event at the library on June 29.

During the event, Troy Public Library (TPL) unveiled their Donor Wall...

Jul 24: ALA opens application period for Libraries Ready to Code grants

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Library Association (ALA) has opened the application period for grants to develop public and school library programming that promotes computer science (CS) and ...

Jul 21: ACRL releases Creative Instructional Design: Practical Applications for Librarians

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Creative Instructional Design: Practical Applications for Librarians,” edited by Brandon K. West, Kimberly D. Hoffman, and Michelle...

Jul 20: New ACRL publication: 2016 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2016 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the...

Jul 20: Daveed Diggs and more arrive in the new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – The ALA Graphics fall catalog has mailed with more than a dozen exciting, new products. Look for actor Daveed Diggs who graces the catalog cover in the latest ...

Jul 20: Committee Appointments 2018-2019

CHICAGO — Loida Garcia-Febo, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and two joint committees for the 2018-2019 term (terms start on July 1, 2018). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership training, networking...

Jul 19: Accepting Applications for 2018 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 class of Emerging Leaders (EL).  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the ...

Jul 19: Library Card Sign-up Month artwork featuring DC’s Teen Titans now available

CHICAGO – As honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-up Month, crimefighting DC Super Heroes, the Teen Titans, are appearing in print and digital Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to help promote the value of a library card. DC is also providing Teen Titans artwork for customizable library cards...

Jul 18: ALA Council resolution on global climate change

CHICAGO - At the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, ALA Council passed a resolution calling for libraries to preserve and make available factual, scientific data, information and literature both from government and citizen sources pointing to evidence of global climate change.

The...

Jul 18: Call for Proposals, LITA @ ALA Annual 2018

Submit Your Program ideas for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference

New Orleans LA, June 21-26, 2018

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now...

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