Press Releases

Feb 27: Susan Davis recipient of Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates the recipient of the 2018 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award, Susan Davis. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award...

Feb 27: Maggie Townsend wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Maggie Townsend has won a free year of AASL membership. Townsend's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Jessica Fritz to AASL, ...

Feb 27: Bruce Johnson selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Bruce Johnson is the recipient of the 2018 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann...

Feb 27: Joanna Voss receives ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation

CHICAGO—The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation. Joanna Voss, collections analyst at OhioLINK...

Feb 27: New iteration: How to Market Your Library eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, How to Market Your Library. Dana Braccia will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Feb 27: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian is Auditorium Speaker at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference

World-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor...

Feb 27: Charting the course of the future library through sustainable thinking

CHICAGO — How we talk about what we do is just as important as what we do, and in communicating the value of libraries to our society what our profession needs is confidence, determination, and the will to succeed. In her inspiring and pragmatic new book “...

Feb 26: Brandon West named recipient of 2018 GLBTRT Award for Political Activism

CHICAGO — Brandon West has been named the recipient of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Award for Political Activism. The award will be presented on Monday, June 25, 2018 during the Stonewall Book Awards program at the ALA...

Feb 26: New iteration—Storytime Shenanigans: Building Great Programs for Preschoolers eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Storytime Shenanigans: Building Great Programs for Preschoolers. Rob Reid...

Feb 26: Courtney Young named recipient of the Larry Romans Mentorship Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender and Government Documents Round Tables (GLBTRT and GODORT) are proud to announce Courtney Young as the 2018 recipient of the Larry Romans Mentorship Award. 

The Award's namesake, Larry Romans, mentored...

Feb 26: Gulfport Public Library awarded 2018 GLBTRT Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) announced the Gulfport Public Library in Florida as the third recipient of the Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community.

The award was established to...

Feb 26: New eCourse: Music Reference Skills for Every Librarian

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Music Reference Skills for Every Librarian. Sara J. Beutter Manus...

Feb 26: Big Ten Academic Alliance Cooperative Cataloging Partnership receives ALCTS Collaboration Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected the Big Ten Academic Alliance Cooperative...

Feb 26: 2018 Cunha-Swartzburg Award to Sandy Nyberg

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) Jury for the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award has selected...

Feb 26: Applications close next week for 2018 ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO – Applications for the 2018 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 6-9,...

Feb 26: Ethiopia library wins first International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Mission Enhancement Grant

CHICAGO — The Chromebook Lab project at the Axumite Heritage Foundation Library in Ethiopia is the first recipient of the American Library Association’s International Relations Roundtable (IRRT) Mission Enhancement Grant.

The Axumite Heritage Foundation will receive a $1,000 IRRT Mission...

Feb 23: Treshani Perera awarded first Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO—The 2018 Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant has been awarded to Treshani Perera, a recent graduate of the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant was established in 2017 by the...

Feb 23: First Step Award to Natascha Owens

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Natascha Owens, serials cataloger at the University of Chicago Library, as the recipient of the 2018 First Step Award – a Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the...

Feb 23: Juán-Pabló González awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO—The 2018 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant has been awarded to Juán-Pabló González. González is a graduate archives assistant at The Catholic University of America, and a current Master of Library and Information Science candidate at The Catholic University of America....

Feb 23: ALCTS’ Piercy Award to Alison M. Armstrong

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) named Alison M. Armstrong, collection management librarian in the McConnell Library at Radford University, the winner of the 2018 Esther J. Piercy Award. This award will be presented on Saturday, June 23 at the...

Feb 22: New ALA Statement Affirms Net Neutrality is Essential to Intellectual Freedom

At the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting, ALA Council adopted the statement “Net Neutrality: An Intellectual Freedom Issue.” Written by the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, the...

Feb 21: Chen, Barnes, Garcia, and McCauley elected to ALA Executive Board

(CHICAGO) Diane R. Chen, Tamika Barnes, Edward A. Garcia, and Maria Taesil Hudson McCauley have been elected to serve on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board. The new board members were elected by the ALA Council in a vote taken at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting held February 9...

Feb 21: A guide to LGBTQAI+ books for children and teens

CHICAGO — There is a rich and varied body of literature for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual/allied and intersexed young people, and the new book “LGBTQAI+ Books...

Feb 21: 2018 YALSA Summer Teen Intern Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2018 Summer Teen Intern Grant.

The grant will allow libraries...

Feb 21: 2018 YALSA Summer Learning Resources Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2018 Summer Learning Resources Grant.

The grant’s purpose is...

Feb 21: Majkut receives YALSA 2018 National Library Legislative Day Stipend

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has awarded Kristen Majkut, librarian at the Albany (New York) High School, its 2018 National Library Legislative Day (NLLD)...

Feb 21: NLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table receives the 2017 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that the Nebraska Library Association Round Table for Intellectual Freedom is the 2017 recipient of the Gerald Hodges Intellectual...

Feb 20: Swanson Best of LRTS Award to Neville and Henry

CHICAGO—Tina M. Neville and Deborah B. Henry, librarians at Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida St. Petersburg have been awarded the 2018 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for the article, “...