Press Releases

Jul 13: New iteration—Adult Programming: Planning for Success eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Adult Programming: Planning for Success. Amy Alessio will serve as the instructor for a 3-week facilitated...

Jul 13: New session: 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop

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 at 2:...

Jul 13: New microlearning event: Snapchat Explained

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new microlearning event, Snapchat Explained with Paige Alfonzo. This microlearning event will last 30 minutes and take place at 12:00pm...

Jul 13: New session—Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction with Jill...

Jul 12: Sarah Strahl wins the 2018 Loleta D. Fyan Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association has awarded the 2018 Loleta D. Fyan Award to Sarah Strahl for her proposal for a Food Literacy – A Critical Need at Hillsboro Public Library.

Loleta Fyan, 1951-52 ALA President, bequeathed funds to ALA with the intent that "these funds be used...

Jul 11: ACRL releases The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Cultures, Environments, Third Edition

CHCIAGO - The Association of College and Research LIbraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Cultures,...

Jul 11: Library Card Sign-up Month artwork starring the Incredibles now available

CHICAGO – Library Card Sign-up Month artwork featuring Honorary Chairs the Incredibles is now available for download. The artwork includes print and digital Public Service Announcements (PSAs), social media graphics, customizable library cards and billboards. As Honorary Chairs, the Incredibles...

Jul 11: 2018 Teen Read Week™ Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2018 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant.

The grant was generously funded by the Dollar General...

Jul 11: YALSA introduces new Innovation in Teen Services Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its new Innovation in Teen Services Award, which aims to annually recognize a member who has demonstrated a commitment to creating innovative library...

Jul 10: ALA OIF Responds to Library Bill of Rights Meeting Room Interpretation update

CHICAGO -  The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is charged with implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights,...

Jul 10: COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2018 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference.

What follows reflects the April 2018 policy revision to...

Jul 09: ALA President unveils enriched ALA-APA Workplace Wellness website

CHICAGO — American Library Association (ALA) President Loida Garcia-Febo and members of the ALA Workplace Wellness Advisory Committee announce the relaunch of ALA-Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) Workplace Wellness website. The site now includes additional health resources that...

Jul 06: Detailed case studies of collaborative library design

CHICAGO — Talking about why collaboration is so important is one thing—but taking an in-depth look at the ways it works (and sometimes doesn’t work) in real-world design projects is both more revealing and instructive. Award-winning architect Peter Gisolfi does exactly that in “...

Jul 06: Accepting Applications for 2019 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2019 class of Emerging Leaders (EL). Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the ...

Jul 05: Arkansas public school system wins ALA school library award for cemetery-based research project

CHICAGO — Danville (Arkansas) Public Schools has been named the winner of the 2018 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming, an annual award from the American Library Association (ALA) that recognizes outstanding library programming in schools serving K-8...

Jul 05: Nominating committee extends deadline

Chicago - The ALA 2019 Nominating Committee announces a deadline extension for completing the candidate biographical form for the positions of Councilor-at-Large, President-elect and Treasurer.  Any ALA members interested in being considered for candidacy for any of these positions have until 9:...

Jul 05: Publication focused on serving entrepreneurs added to ‘Quick Reads’ series

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) has added a new publication to its collection of resources that are available free of charge to all PLA members in good standing. 

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Jul 03: 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition – A contribution to communities

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) hosted its 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition June 21 – 26, in New Orleans. The conference was attended by more than 17,500 librarians, library workers and library supporters (including more than...

Jul 03: July webinar explores data-collection methods for outcomes measurement

CHICAGO – This month, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a webinar intended to help library workers understand different data-collection methods that can be used to measure outcomes. This webinar, Beyond...

Jul 03: Serve More Patrons with Expanded, Unlimited Streaming Video: An American Libraries Live webcast

CHICAGO — In the August episode of American Libraries Live, you’ll hear library industry veterans Jim Schmidt and Brad Gray explain RBdigital streaming video—a new, innovative streaming video service that allows patrons to binge-watch videos without breaking your library’s budget. They’...

Jul 02: LLAMA webinar helps you enliven your staff training with game techniques

Staff training is one of the most important responsibilities of the library manager or leader, but effective training can do more than simply impart information or teach skills – it can also motivate and empower.  If you are looking for a better way to train your staff, you might want to...

Jun 29: ALA Celebrates Senate Ratification of Marrakesh Treaty and Adoption of Implementation Act

The American Library Association, along with the Library Copyright Alliance, applauds last night’s ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty and passage of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559) by theU.S. Senate by unanimous consent.

The Marrakesh Treaty, adopted by the member...

Jun 29: Denine Torr from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation recognized with AASL Crystal Apple Award

CHICAGO – Denine Torr, senior director of community initiatives at the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Crystal Apple by American Association of School Librarians (AASL) President Steven Yates. The Crystal Apple honor is given at the discretion...

Jun 29: Social Media Savvy Members Sought for New AASL Posting Group

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks school library professionals to serve as members of the AASL Social Media Posting Group. Group members will be tasked with curating and composing social media posts to share on AASL platforms. To apply, visit ...

Jun 29: School Library Research article examines computational thinking and curriculum integration

CHICAGO – New research published in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR), examines the ways computational thinking can be better...

Jun 29: New workshop: Introduction to LC Faceted Vocabularies for Music Resources

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Introduction to LC Faceted Vocabularies for Music...

Jun 28: A guide for serving the reading interests of teens

CHICAGO — Teen literature expert Angela Carstensen, creator of School Library Journal‘s Adult Books 4 Teens blog, presents “The Readers' Advisory Guide to Teen Literature.” Published by ALA...