Press Releases

Sep 16: Affirm the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27, 2014

CHICAGO — It may surprise some to find out there are hundreds of reported attempts to ban books every year in the United States. It may be even more astounding for them to hear that since 1990, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has received reports of...

Sep 16: AASL webinar helps school librarians release the leader within

CHICAGO – With help from a new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), school librarians with reluctant or unrealized potential can unlock their inner leader.  Presented by Ann Martin, “Coaching the Leader Within” will take place at 7 p.m. Central on Tuesday, Oct. 7....

Sep 16: United for Libraries designates Literary Landmark™ for Walt Whitman

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries, in partnership with the Suffolk County Library Association, Suffolk School Library Media Association, Lambda Literary Foundation and Empire State Center for the Book, designated the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site &...

Sep 16: United for Libraries to coordinate National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 19-25

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries is coordinating the ninth annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 19-25, 2014.

National Friends of Libraries Week offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends – promoting the group in the community, raising awareness...

Sep 16: Office for Diversity accepting nominations for Achievement in Library Diversity Research

CHICAGO As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity research, the ALA Office for Diversity is seeking nominations for the 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity Research. 

The Achievement in Library Diversity Research recognizes...

Sep 16: The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards Youth Literacy grant to ALSC/YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of ­­$246,806 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The Everyone Reads @ your Library grant allows ALSC and YALSA to...

Sep 16: Building the digital branch: Designing effective library websites

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new iteration of our popular workshop, Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites with David Lee King. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30...

Sep 16: Your library needs community partnerships: How to get it done

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of a popular workshop, Your Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get it Done with Paul Signorelli. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m....

Sep 16: Cloud computing for librarians: An introduction

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new iteration of the popular workshop Cloud Computing For Librarians: An Introduction with Krista Godfrey. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT on...

Sep 15: RDA for music: Classical music audio recordings

CHICAGO — ALA Editions in partnership with the Music Library Association announces an exciting new workshop, RDA for Music: Classical Music Audio Recordings with Damian Iseminger and Casey Mullin. This workshop will last 90 minutes...

Sep 15: New committee includes independent bookseller for Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO A new committee is set to start work on selecting the prestigious 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awards that reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers. For the...

Sep 15: ACRL 2015 keynote speakers announced

CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2015 Conference, “Creating Sustainable Community,” to be held March 25 - 28, 2015, in Portland, Ore...

Sep 12: Engaging your community through cultural heritage digital libraries

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Engaging Your Community Through Cultural Heritage Digital Libraries, with Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m....

Sep 12: E-Books: What librarians need to know now and for the future

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, E-Books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future. Mirela Roncevic will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct...

Sep 10: Get Outside the Lines @ your library

CHICAGO — The Campaign for America’s Libraries supports the Outside the Lines initiative for providing a way for libraries and librarians to reach out to their communities and promote public awareness for today’s libraries.

During the Outside the Lines event, Sept.14-20, 2014,...

Sep 09: School librarians invited to apply for $5,000 humanities programming prize

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

School libraries, public or private, that served children in grades K-8 and conducted...

Sep 09: ALSC selects more Great Websites for Kids

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more sites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

The newly added sites are:

CBC...

Sep 09: Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Projects...

Sep 09: Free Banned Books Week webinar at noon ET on Sept. 24

CHICAGO—Travel to London, South Carolina, Texas and California to learn about efforts to un-ban books by attending the free webinar, "Regional Issues for Banned Books in 2014."

In 2013, there were hundreds of reported requests for books to be removed from America’s libraries, potentially...

Sep 09: AASL awards showcase the best in transformative teaching and learning

CHICAGO  Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2015 awards season are now available using AASL’s...

Sep 09: Bundle Registration for 2015 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference open Sept. 9-30

CHICAGO — Bundle Registration for 2015 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference is now open at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/bundle. Bundling the registration for both conferences saves up to $130, and offers the...

Sep 09: LLAMA webinar examines differences between assessment and evaluation

CHICAGO The terms assessment and evaluation are sometimes used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings and purposes.  The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section (LLAMA-MAES) will present “What is Assessment...

Sep 09: Self-service library technology examined in free American Libraries Live broadcast

CHICAGO — Self-service library technology is everywhere nowadays, from machines that can scan and sort books automatically to self-checkout stations and book vending machines, allowing patrons to access library materials and services without a personal interaction. “Library Self-Service Software...

Sep 09: Reserve your seat in ALA/Harwood Institute ‘Public Innovators Lab for Libraries’ community engagement training

CHICAGO  The American Library Association (ALA) and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation are accepting reservations for an intensive three-day training program to help...

Sep 09: ACRL 2015 offers record-breaking $110,000 in scholarships

CHICAGO  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering approximately 175 scholarships worth more than $110,000 for its ...

Sep 09: Applications for United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants due Jan. 15

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant through Jan. 15, 2015.

The United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants will enable two academic Friends to attend the 2015 ALA Annual Conference...

Sep 09: Serving college students by being a Personal Librarian

CHICAGO — The incredible shift in the provision of library services resulting from innovations such as online resources, mobile technologies, tablet computers and MOOCs and hybrid courses makes it more challenging than ever for academic librarians to connect students with the information they...

Sep 09: Register for free webinar on how to participate in 2015 Money Smart Week @ your library

CHICAGO — Register today for a free webinar on Oct. 1, 2014, to learn how your library can participate in 2015 Money Smart Week @ your...

Sep 08: Lorcan Dempsey on libraries, services and networks

CHICAGO — Since he began posting in 2003, Lorcan Dempsey has used his blog to explore nearly every important facet of library technology, from the emergence of Web 2.0 as a concept to open source ILS tools and the push to web-scale library management...

Sep 08: FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey report released

CHICAGO — Results from the 2013 Preservation Statistics Survey are...

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