Press Releases

Jul 27: Has your library stepped up to the plate?
Submit your “Step Up to the Plate @ your library” story
 
CHICAGO - The Campaign for America’s Libraries is looking for stories showing how libraries are promoting the...
Jul 27: Submissions sought for ASCLA newsletter, Aug. 2 deadline

CHICAGO—The Aug. 2, 2010 submission deadline for the Summer 2010 issue of Interface, the quarterly newsletter of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), is fast approaching, and potential contributors are encouraged to submit their articles promptly...

Jul 23: Think big about advocacy and win $500 from YALSA

CHICAGO —Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) members who have hosted a successful advocacy program, activity or event can enter YALSA’s Thinking Big about...

Jul 23: Ohio Library Foundation supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The Ohio Library Foundation (OLF), on behalf of all types of libraries in Ohio – public, school and academic – has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $1,500.
ALA President Roberta Stevens, Immediate Past President Dr. Camila Alire...

Jul 22: Five Friends groups win ALTAFF’s Baker & Taylor Awards

PHILADELPHIA - Five Friends of the Library groups received Baker & Taylor Awards from the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during ALTAFF’s Gala Author Tea, held at the ALA Annual Conference...

Jul 20: The eighth edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual

CHICAGOALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of the "...

Jul 20: Freedom to Read Foundation announces competition for two Banned Books Week grants

Judith Krug Fund will provide $2,500 and $1,000 awards to Read-Outs

CHICAGO – The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), through its Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, will provide two grants—one for $2,500 and one for $1,000—...

Jul 20: Interview with noted Nigerian-born author and poet, audio books, finding a federal job and family movie night featured on @ your library website

CHICAGO -  Donna Seaman’s interview with Nigerian-born author and poet Chris Abani is featured on www.atyourlibrary.org this week. The website provides information and recommended resources that everyone can take...

Jul 20: Discover Zayed University @ your library

CHICAGO - "Discover," "explore," "learn" and "read" are all key words in the library lexicon. Recently, the library at Zayed University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, brought these words to life in a new poster series designed to showcase the university library.

Brightly colored posters...

Jul 19: LITA offering regional institute: Writing for the Web

CHICAGO — A new regional institute: "Writing for the Web," presented by Brenda Reeb of the University of Rochester, is now available, according to the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA).

This full-day workshop presents best practices for writing for the web within...

Jul 19: Registration now open for 2010 LITA National Forum

CHICAGO — Registration is available for the 2010 LITA National Forum "The Cloud and the Crowd," to be held Sept. 30- Oct. 3, 2010 at the Hilton Downtown, Atlanta, Ga. Visit www.lita.org/forum to register.

Keynote Sessions anchor the event and...

Jul 16: AASL announces 2010 best websites for teaching and learning

CHICAGO – At the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2010 Annual Conference the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced the 2010 Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning. In its second year, the list of websites honors the top 25 Internet sites for enhancing learning and...

Jul 16: AASL names 2010 Spectrum Scholar Latanya Ingraham

CHICAGO — As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in the school library profession, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) chose Latanya Ingraham as its 2010-2011 Spectrum Scholar. Ingraham will attend the Clarion University School of Library Science.

As a teacher...

Jul 16: YALSA launches CaféPress store

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has launched a new CaféPress store at www.cafepress.com/yalsa. YALSA’s store features t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, beverage holders and...

Jul 14: Cleary’s Ramona welcomes everyone to the library

CHICAGO—ALA Graphics will debut the Ramona and Friends Poster and Bookmark in...

Jul 13: New LITA officers elected

Colleen Cuddy, interim director, New York University Health Sciences Libraries, NYU School of Medicine, is the newly elected vice-president/president-elect of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).  Her term, and that...

Jul 13: ALA Council opposes elimination of LSU SLIS

CHICAGO - The Council of the American Library Association (ALA), on a recommendation of its Committee on Education (COE), has adopted a resolution strongly opposing the elimination of the School of Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University.

The ALA urges the...

Jul 13: ALA Council adopts resolution promoting summer reading programs

CHICAGO – The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) has adopted a resolution urging library directors, trustees, school board members and supervising government bodies to provide adequate funding to ensure the maintenance of summer reading programs.

The association is...

Jul 13: ALA OIF releases Banned Books: Challenging the Freedom to Read

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom announces the release of "Banned Books: Challenging our Freedom to Read," by Robert P. Doyle, which can be purchased through the ALA Store at www....

Jul 13: Real-world examples of risky change that pays off
CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Risky Business: Taking and Managing Risks...
Jul 13: Exploring diverse cultures with tweens and teens
CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Multicultural Programs for Tweens and...
Jul 13: A guide to RDA basics
CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Introducing RDA: A Guide...
Jul 13: CALA supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $6,500. In recognition of this gift, the ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program has named Christopher Kyauk as the 2010 CALA Spectrum Scholar. Kyauk...

Jul 12: 2010 PLDS Report highlights key financial statistics

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association’s (PLA) 2010 Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report is now available for purchase. The report presents timely and topical data to assist public library administrators in making informed management decisions. Published annually since 1988,...

Jul 12: Audio books, how to find a federal job, history of TV news and tips on becoming a chef featured on @ your library website

CHICAGO -  Contributor Emma Walton Hamilton’s article on how audio books are hotter than ever and now is the time to ‘get caught’ listening is featured on www.atyourlibrary.org this week. The website provides information...

Jul 12: REFORMA supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $10,000. In recognition of this gift, the ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program has...

Jul 12: ACRL funds 2010 Spectrum Scholar JaTara Barnes
CHICAGO – As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in librarianship, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is supporting JaTara Barnes as its 2010-2011 Spectrum Scholar. Barnes will attend the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.
 
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Jul 12: PLA offers free online library advocacy training

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) is now offering Turning the Page Online, an interactive advocacy training course, free of charge to all ALA members.

In June 2007, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded PLA a $7.7 million grant to develop and provide a...

Jul 09: "STATE your question" @ your library

CHICAGO – Got a question? The Milner Library at Illinois State University wants students to know that the place to go to "STATE your question" is @ your library.

When Illinois State University decided to change its slogan to STATE your passion, many of the university’s colleges,...

Jul 08: Enroll your library in the new, improved WrestleMania 27 Reading Challenge

ATLANTA, Ga. – YALSA and World Wrestling Entertainment announced plans for the WrestleMania 27 Reading Challenge, which will take place in the United States and Canada from October 17-23, 2010, with corporate support from Mattel,...

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