Press Releases

Mar 04: YALSA and Best Buy to co-host workshops for Teen Tech Week™ 2016

CHICAGO — In celebration of Teen Tech Week, the Young Adult Library Services Association and Best Buy will be co-hosting 25+ web-making workshops at libraries across the nation.

The goal of the workshops is to provide underserved teens with access to technology to build 21st century...

Mar 03: Fifty receive fellowships from IMLS Grant to attend IFLA Congress in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 13–19

CHICAGO – The American Library Association has awarded 50 $1,000 scholarships to help a diverse group of librarians, library staff and library students from the United States attend the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World...

Mar 03: Baich and Steiner selected as 2016 interlibrary loan achievement award recipients

CHICAGO—The Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) of RUSA has selected the winners of its two achievement awards honoring librarians providing exceptional service in the fields of interlibrary loan, resource sharing and...

Mar 03: Hammill named winner of Reference Services Section's Service Achievement Award

CHICAGO— Sarah J. Hammill, business and online learning librarian at Florida International University, was selected as the 2016 winner of the RSS Service Achievement Award. The award recognizes a member that has made exceptional contributions to RUSA’s Reference Services Section.

Hammill...

Mar 03: LaGuardia named winner of RUSA’s highest honor for achievements in reference services

CHICAGO-- Cheryl LaGuardia, research librarian at the Widener Library of Harvard University, has been awarded the 2016 Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, RUSA’s highest honor for her distinguished and multifaceted contributions to...

Mar 03: Padilla, McNabb named award winners for historical and genealogical research and achievements

CHICAGO—The History section of RUSA has selected the winners of its two achievement awards honoring librarians and their contributions to the fields of genealogical and historical research and services.

The Gale ...

Mar 03: Boatright recognized for outstanding achievements in RUSA’s Emerging Technologies Section

CHICAGO—Beth Boatright, information services and instruction librarian, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, was selected as the 2016 winner of the Emerging Technologies Section (ETS) Achievement Recognition Award.

Boatright will be presented with a citation...

Mar 03: Dr. Bell Griffin, 'Multimedia & Technology Reviews' named winners for promotion of African American literature, reviewing

CHICAGO— The Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA has selected the winners of two achievement awards which recognize the profession’s most exceptional contributors to readers’ advisory and collection development.

Dr. Florita Bell Griffin, creative...

Mar 03: Business Reference and Services Section names 2016 achievement award and grant winners

CHICAGO—The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA has selected the winners of the 2016 achievement awards, research and travel grants which recognize the profession’s most exceptional librarians, libraries and projects involving business reference services today.

The...

Mar 03: ALA seeks candidates for upcoming Endowment Fund Trustee opening

CHICAGO — Nominations are now being accepted for the position of Endowment Trustee for the ALA Endowment Fund. The candidate will be selected by the ALA Executive Board at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, to be held June 23 – 28 in Orlando, Florida.

The elected Trustee will serve a three-...

Mar 03: A new edition of ALA Neal-Schuman’s comprehensive technology companion

CHICAGO— For its fifth edition, John J. Burke has completely updated and reorganized “The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff,” making it more compelling than ever. The perfect primer for LIS...

Mar 03: Denice Adkins, C. Sean Burns named winners of 2016 RUSA Reference Service Press Award

CHICAGO—Denice Adkins, associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Information Science and Learning Technologies and C. Sean Burns, assistant professor, University of Kentucky School of Information Science, authored the winning article selected for RUSA’s 2016...

Mar 03: Dr. Chelton named 2016 winner of NoveList's Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award

CHICAGO-- Dr. Mary K. Chelton, retired professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queen’s College, CUNY, was selected as this year’s winner of NoveList's Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award...

Mar 03: San José Public Library named winner of RUSA Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services

CHICAGO—The San José Public Library is the 2016 winner of the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services, which honors a library or library system for developing and imaginative and unique resource to patrons’ reference needs. The winner will receive $1,500 and a citation, sponsored by...

Mar 02: ALA, Benetech to discuss 3D printing and educational equity at SXSWedu 2016

Austin, TX – The American Library Association (ALA) is teaming up with Benetech, a Silicon Valley-based non-profit technology company, for a session at the 2016 SXSWedu conference to discuss ways in which the...

Mar 02: Learn how to create an individual development plan in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn how an Individual Development Plan (IDP) can be a helpful tool to identify, organize, and communicate your career goals. “YOU are the Goal! Career & Individual...

Mar 02: Award-winning actress and bestselling author Jamie Lee Curtis will close out 2016 ALA Annual Conference

Award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling children’s author Jamie Lee Curtis will close out the 2016 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando after current ALA President Sari Feldman passes the gavel to the 2016-2017 ALA President Julie Todaro and introduces the new...

Mar 02: Fraser wins YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) awarded the YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award to Betsy Fraser.

Fraser is...

Mar 02: Bonnie Parks recipient of Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates the recipient of the 2016 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award, Bonnie Parks. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by...

Mar 02: Spring brings a fresh season of engaging subjects and useful information with the ACRL-Choice webinar program

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT; CHICAGO – ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts....

Mar 02: PLA Offers Digital Badges to Recognize Learners at PLA 2016 Preconferences
 
The Public Library Association (PLA) will participate in the American Library Association’s (ALA) digital badging pilot beginning with the eleven preconferences scheduled for the...
Mar 02: PLA 2016 Virtual Conference brings learning and networking to you

CHICAGO — Registration for the PLA 2016 Virtual Conference is now open. On April 7-8, 2016, the Public Library Association (PLA) will share a condensed, live and online PLA Conference with...

Mar 01: LITA Preconferences at ALA Annual in Orlando FL, June 2016
 
Help LITA kick off its year of 50th anniversary celebrations by attending any one of three exciting new preconferences.  All three will be held on
 
Friday, June 24, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
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Mar 01: HARRASSOWITZ Award to Jim Mouw

CHICAGO — The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Jim Mouw, associate university librarian for collection services at the University of Chicago, to receive the 2016 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award....

Mar 01: Benjamin Heet 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 2016 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation. Benjamin Heet, program officer at Triangle...

Mar 01: Nominating committee seeks candidates for 2017 election

CHICAGO - The Nominating Committee for the 2017 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2017 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect and Councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer...

Mar 01: Special C&RL issue focuses on assessment as action research

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released a special issue of the journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL) featuring a selection of seven action research studies by teams who participated in the...

Mar 01: Join YALSA for a Twitter Takeover during Teen Tech Week™ 2016

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) will host a twitter takeover during Teen Tech Week™, March 6-12, 2016.

Teen Tech Week...

Feb 29: Denda wins 2016 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Kayo Denda, head of the Margery Somers Foster Center and Women’s Studies librarian at Rutgers University, has been selected as the 2016 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors...

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