Press Releases

Sep 13: American Libraries Live updates format

CHICAGO — ALA eLearning Solutions and American Libraries are adding some exciting updates to the popular monthly webcast American Libraries Live. AL Live has been helping to keep the library community up on the latest trends and discussions in our profession for more...

Sep 13: Symposium on the Future of Libraries Seeks Proposals for Concurrent Sessions

CHICAGO – 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees are invited to submit their program ideas for this year’s new Symposium on the Future of Libraries.

The Symposium on the Future of Libraries is included with full...

Sep 13: YALSA seeks Member Manager for the YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking a Member Manager for the YALSAblog.

The mission of the YALSAblog is to provide...

Sep 13: ALCTS 2017 Preservation Awards nominations sought

CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three Preservation Awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest...

Sep 13: ALCTS seeking 2017 Innovation Awards nominations

CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and/or groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in...

Sep 12: Statement from American Library Association-Allied Professional Association President Julie Todaro

 CHICAGO- American Library Association-Allied Professional Association President Julie Todaro released the following statement regarding the lock-out of  Long Island University (LIU), Brooklyn faculty, which includes university librarians. 

"The American Library Association-Allied...

Sep 12: ACRL releases Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe." Edited by Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and...

Sep 09: ALCTS 2017 Publication Awards nominations sought

CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library...

Sep 09: Search begins for ALCTS 2017 Professional Recognition Awards nominations

CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership...

Sep 09: Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000

The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Funded projects have...

Sep 09: Young adult authors to speak with at-risk youth as part of ALA Great Stories Club tour

CHICAGO — Five acclaimed young adult authors and illustrators will travel to public libraries, alternative high schools and juvenile justice centers around the country to speak with young people as part of the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for at-risk youth, the American...

Sep 09: ALA awarded IMLS grant to offer free community engagement training for libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office has been awarded $243,922 by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program for a two-year professional development project that will train library professionals in...

Sep 09: New eCourse: 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits. Ed Rossman will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 17, 2016.

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Sep 09: Building Great Programs for Seniors Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Programs for Seniors with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on...

Sep 08: Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on November 7...

Sep 08: ACRL seeks nominations for 2017 awards recognizing outstanding achievements in academic librarianship

CHICAGO – Every year, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) celebrates the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of academic and research librarians across North America. Made possible by generous corporate support, the annual presentation of ACRL’s awards,...

Sep 07: Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on November 7, 2016.

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Sep 07: Registration and housing are open for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

Registration and housing are now open for the 2017 Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia, January 20-24, 2017. “The conversation starts here . . . ” every year at Midwinter Meeting, offering the usual gold-standard networking, updates,...

Sep 07: ASCLA offers new webinar “Marketing and Advocacy: Explaining Libraries to Elected Officials”

CHICAGO—On Tuesday, September 20, 2-3pm CT, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), will offer a new webinar on how to effectively market and advocate for the library to elected officials.

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Sep 06: United for Libraries to coordinate National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 16-22

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Friends of the Library groups and libraries across the country will be celebrating the 11th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 16-22, 2016.

National Friends of Libraries Week offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends – promoting the group in...

Sep 01: ALSC now accepting applications for 2017 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2017 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award. This $4,000 award, made possible by an annual gift from...

Sep 01: ALSC now accepting applications for 2017 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2017 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant. This $3,000 grant, made possible by Baker & Taylor...

Sep 01: Call for nominations: RUSA achievement awards and grants

CHICAGO—Beginning September 1, 2016, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will open the nomination period for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by December 9, 2016**.

RUSA encourages...

Sep 01: Apply for the Friends of ALSC Mini Institute Scholarship

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Friends of ALSC recently announced a scholarship opportunity for the ALSC Mini Institute.

In an effort to support ALSC’s goal of continuing education for children’s librarians, the Friends of ALSC are offering...

Sep 01: Call for nominations: ASCLA 2017 achievement and recognition awards

CHICAGO—Beginning September 1, 2016, the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association, will open the nomination period for its annual series of achievement and recognition awards. Nominations and supporting materials must be...

Sep 01: Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Sep 01: Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 31, 2016.

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Aug 31: ALA announces slate of Council candidates

Chicago - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals as candidates for positions on the ALA Council.  These individuals were nominated by the Nominating Committee for the 2017 ALA Election:

Hilary Albert, Librarian II,...

Aug 31: AASL seeks members to serve on new social media editorial board

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

Aug 30: Filtering: The Man in the Middle, an AL Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free AL Live interactive webcast, Filtering: The Man in the Middle, with Doug Archer, Bob Bocher, Deborah...

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