Press Releases

Jun 25: AASL announces 2016 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO  – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2016 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando. The annual list honors 25 websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for...

Jun 25: First recipient chosen for scholarship from Kino Lorber targeted to assist future media librarians

New York City, NY, June 24 - Art-house film distribution company Kino Lorber, Inc., today announced the first winner of a scholarship presented in collaboration with the Video Roundtable (VRT) of the American Library Association (ALA). Lydia Hope Creech, a master’s candidate in Library Science...

Jun 24: Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions 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 starting on August 22, 2016...

Jun 24: Using Apps to Become a More Productive Professional Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Using Apps to Become a More Productive Professional with Rita Gavelis. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am...

Jun 24: Keys to Teaching the Six Threshold Concepts Workshop

Editions Workshop Press Release

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Keys to Teaching the Six Threshold Concepts with Joanna M. Burkhardt. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern...

Jun 24: Alt+library: Programming for 20s and 30s Workshop

Editions Workshop Press Release

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Alt+library: Programming for 20s and 30s with Jessica Jupitus. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30...

Jun 23: The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Content Marketing Workshop

Editions Workshop Press Release

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Content Marketing with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 60 minutes and take place at 3:00pm...

Jun 23: Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job eCourse

eCourse Press Release

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job. Hilda K. Weisburg will serve as the...

Jun 22: Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s Workshop

Editions Workshop Press Release

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am...

Jun 22: Legally Using Images eTutorial

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new eTutorial, Legally Using Images. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 2-week eTutorial starting on July 11, 2016.

Have you ever asked yourself the question: Are these images I’m using legal to post, share or distribute? You’re not...

Jun 22: Creating Early Literacy Programs: Connecting with Early Childhood Development eCourse

eCourse Press Release

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Creating Early Literacy Programs: Connecting with Early Childhood Development. R. Lynn Baker will serve as the...

Jun 22: A Beginner's Guide to Teaching Online eCourse

eCourse Press Release

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, A Beginner's Guide to Teaching Online. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated...

Jun 22: Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians eCourse

eCourse Press Release

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians. Francisca Goldsmith will serve as the instructor...

Jun 22: How to Implement a Digitization Program eCourse

eCourse Press Release

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, How to Implement a Digitization Program. Susanne Caro will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Jun 22: Cartographic Resources Cataloging for Beginners Workshop

Editions Workshop Press Release

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Cartographic Resources Cataloging for Beginners with Susan M. Moore. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30 pm on July...

Jun 22: Seeing the Big Picture on Student Data Privacy at 2016 ALA Annual Conference
 
ORLANDO, Fla.—Every day, technology is making it possible to collect and analyze more data regarding students’ performance and behavior, including their use of library resources. The use of big data in the educational environment, however, raises thorny questions and deep concerns...
Jun 21: Nancy Bolt receives 2016 John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award

CHICAGO — Nancy Bolt has been named the 2016 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee’s John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award, given to a librarian or person who...

Jun 21: How to Respond to a Security Incident in your Library Workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library Workshop with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30 p.m. CST/2:30 p.m. EST on...

Jun 21: eCourse on apps for librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for a five-week facilitated eCourse, starting on...

Jun 21: Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data. Dr. Oksana L. Zavalina will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse...

Jun 21: Meet comedian and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone at the ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Comedian and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone will be signing at the Recorded Books booth (1951) at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando on Sunday, June 26, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Conference attendees can pick up an autographed card and a free...

Jun 21: ALA calls for nominations for IFLA section committees for 2017-2021

CHICAGO — The ALA International Relations Committee (IRC) is seeking nominations to section standing committees of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). The selected representatives will...

Jun 20: Nominating committee seeks candidates for 2017 election

CHICAGO - The ALA 2017 Nominating Committee reminds all interested ALA members that the deadline for completing the candidate biographical form is quickly approaching – the form will close on Jul;y 8.  The committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2017 spring ballot for the...

Jun 20: 2016 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair to feature library services during times of civil unrest, diversity in action ideas

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has selected 28 presentations for the 2016 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 – 5 p .m. on Saturday, June 26 in the Special Events area in the Exhibits Hall at the Orange County Convention Center during ALA’s...

Jun 20: LLAMA President’s Program will feature best-selling author William Ury

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present guest author William Ury, at its President’s Program, from 10:30 a.m. – noon on Saturday, June 25 at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.  Ury is coauthor of the best-selling Getting to Yes, and, most...

Jun 20: United for Libraries to host romance panel at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Isn’t it Romantic?” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the Orange County Convention Center, W101A, at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Featured romance writers will include Meg Rosoff, Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Wiggs...

Jun 20: New ALA report highlights libraries as engines of entrepreneurship
 
Washington, D.C. —People of all ages and backgrounds come to libraries to transform new business ideas into reality. "The People’s Incubator: Libraries Propel...
Jun 20: Burkhardt decodes ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

CHICAGO — The six threshold concepts outlined in the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education are not simply a revision of ACRL's previous Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education....

Jun 17: ALA seeks nation’s favorite librarians for 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) invites the public to nominate their favorite librarians for its prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award. The award recognizes the public service of exceptional public, school, college, community college or university librarians who have...

Jun 16: Illinois public library to connect kids with NASA astronaut in space; libraries invited to tune in

Kids at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, Illinois, will have the opportunity to speak live with an astronaut at the International Space Station on Thursday, June 30, thanks to a NASA educational program.

The 20-minute virtual program will be broadcast live on...

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