Press Releases

Apr 13: New LLAMA Officers Elected

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced today that Anne Moore has been elected as the new President-elect. She is the Dean of the J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Upon hearing of her election, Moore said, "I am extremely humbled...

Apr 13: Keeling elected 2019-2020 AASL president

CHICAGO – Mary Keeling, library services supervisor for Newport News (Va.) Public Schools, has been elected as the 2019-2020 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) President. Keeling will serve as president-elect during 2018-2019 under AASL President Kathryn Roots Lewis.

Upon...

Apr 12: Preconference "It Takes a Village" focuses on grassroots collaboration

CHICAGO--On Friday, June 22, 2018 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host an all-day Preconference on how to foster discussion, engagement and impact throughout user communities at ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. The session, called “...

Apr 12: ALSC names 2018 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2018 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and...

Apr 12: Karen Munro elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO - Karen Munro, associate dean of libraries, learning, and research services at Simon Fraser University, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans and assume the presidency in July 2019 for...

Apr 12: Libraries Welcome House Administration Committee Approval of FDLP Modernization Act
National library associations praised the Committee on House Administration’s approval of the FDLP Modernization Act (H.R. 5305) today. The bipartisan bill would...
Apr 12: ALA Panel on Capitol Hill: Leverage Libraries, E-rate to Improve Tribal, Rural Access to High-Speed Internet
In a panel hosted by the American Library Association (ALA) on Capitol Hill today, Tribal librarians and rural telecom experts advocated for leveraging the federal E-rate program to improve broadband access in Tribal and rural areas. The discussion, moderated by National Museum of the American...
Apr 12: Elizabeth (Beth) German elected as President-Elect of RUSA

CHICAGO—Elizabeth (Beth) German, Service Design Librarian at Texas A&M University was elected as the 2018-2019 President-Elect of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association. German will serve her Presidential term during 2019-2020....

Apr 12: Sherry Machones elected as ASCLA President-Elect

CHICAGO—Sherry Machones, Library System Director, Northern Waters Library System (WI) was elected as the 2018-2019 President Elect of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) division of the American Library Association (ALA). Machones will serve her Presidential...

Apr 12: 2018 Teen Read Week™ initiative launched

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its 2018 Teen Read Week (TRW) website, www.ala.org/teenread

YALSA encourages libraries to connect with teens...

Apr 12: New iteration: Genealogical Research for Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Genealogical Research for Librarians. June Power will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse...

Apr 12: Emily Morton-Owens Elected 2019-20 LITA President; Tabatha Farney and Berika S. Williams elected to Board

Emily Morton-Owens, Assistant University Librarian for Digital Library Development and Systems at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, has been elected the 2019-20 president of the Library and Information Technology...

Apr 12: 2018 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate...

Apr 11: ALA councilors elected

CHICAGO – 34 members have been elected as Councilors-at-Large on the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) for three-year terms. The terms begin at the conclusion of the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, La, and extend through the end of the 2021 Annual Conference...

Apr 11: Save the Date: AASL Membership Meeting

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will hold its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Mountain, 4 p.m. Pacific) on Thursday, May 31. Held virtually, the membership meeting will be the second quarterly meeting of AASL Connection (#aaslcxn...

Apr 11: Public Library Association members elect Salazar as 2019-20 president; Fesemyer and Watson to board

CHICAGO — Ramiro S. Salazar, director of the San Antonio (Texas) Public Library, has been elected 2019-2020 president of the Public Library Association (PLA). He will serve a three-year term beginning after the 2018 ALA Annual...

Apr 11: ALA announces election ballot measure results

CHICAGO -  Today the American Library Association (ALA) announced the outcomes of three ballot measures regarding a proposed membership dues adjustment and an amendment to ALA executive director education requirements.  

The proposed amendment to ALA Policy A.4.1.1, which would require...

Apr 11: Brown Wins 2019–2020 ALA Presidency

CHICAGO – Wanda Brown, Director of Library Services at the C.G. O’Kelly Library, Winston-Salem State University, Winston Salem, N.C., has been elected president-elect of the American Library Association.

Brown received 6,066 votes, while her opponent, Peter Hepburn, Head Librarian,...

Apr 10: Judy Deichman receives AASL Innovative Reading Grant

CHICAGO – Judy Deichman, school librarian at Nottoway Middle School in Crewe, Virginia, is the recipient of the 2018 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant. Sponsored by Capstone, the $2,500 grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and...

Apr 10: Robert E. Lee High School named National School Library Program of the Year

CHICAGO – Robert E. Lee High School, located in Springfield, Virginia, is the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2018 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award recipient. Sponsored by Follett, the NSLPY Award annually recognizes a single school or district-wide...

Apr 10: AASL President’s Program to focus on diversity with speaker Jervette Ward

CHICAGO – Dr. Jervette R. Ward, associate professor of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage, will conclude the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Awards Ceremony & President’s Program taking place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, as part of the 2018 ALA Annual...

Apr 10: NCSU Libraries wins 2018 ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award

The NCSU Libraries in Raleigh, North Carolina has been selected to receive the 2018 Library of the Future Award, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and Information Today Inc. publishing company. The Library was selected for its innovative “Emerging Digital Information Skills...

Apr 10: Black wins United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries has awarded the 2018 United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant to Dyanna Black of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Friends of the Library.

Black will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the...

Apr 10: Preservation project focuses on maintaining the cultural heritage of New Orleans

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 22 the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) will hold its third Preservation in Action (PiA) program at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, La....

Apr 10: New workshop: Make Your Training Stick: Facilitating Learning that Lasts

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Make Your Training Stick: Facilitating Learning that Lasts with Andrew Sanderbeck. This workshop will...

Apr 10: LITA Education Call for Proposals
What library technology topic are you passionate about? Have something to teach?
 
The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) invites you to share your expertise with a national audience! LITA offers online learning programs on technology-...
Apr 10: New Issue of the ‘Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy’ Now Available Online

CHICAGO — The new issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP), Vol. 2, No.3-4, is now live and available to subscribers online. Subscribers can view it on the JIFP...

Apr 10: Halaychik and Maynor receive 2018 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Corey Halaychik, library director at the State University of New York Maritime College, and Ashley Maynor, digital scholarship librarian at New York University, have been chosen to receive the 2018...

Apr 09: New session: Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's with Timothy J. Dickey. This workshop will last...

Apr 09: Author, Robert Fieseler is Auditorium Speaker at 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans

Robert W. Fieseler is a journalist and essayist who graduated co-valedictorian from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and received the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship and the Lynton Fellowship in Book Writing.  When the editor-in-chief of Liveright Publishing approached...