Press Releases

Apr 17: ALCTS Presidential Citations awarded to Miranda Bennett and Julie Mosbo

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that ALCTS members Miranda Bennett, associate dean for Collections at University of South Carolina Libraries, and Julie Mosbo, interim director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives,...

Apr 17: New iteration—Advanced eCourse: Intermediate Cataloging for Non-Catalogers

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new iteration of the advanced eCourse ...

Apr 17: New Advanced eCourse—Coding and Web Development: A Beginner's Guide

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new advanced eCourse, Coding and...

Apr 16: Kristen Sorth Wins Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession

CHICAGO – Kristen Sorth, Director, St. Louis County Library (St. Louis, Missouri) has been named the 2019 winner of ALA’s Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession. The award, supported by the DiMattia Family, recognizes a public librarian who demonstrates...

Apr 16: Kathleen de la Peña Mc Cook Receives the 2019 Joseph W. Lippincott Award

CHICAGO – Dr. Kathleen de la Peña McCook is the winner of the 2019 Joseph W. Lippincott Award. This award is sponsored by Joseph W. Lippincott III and presented by the American Library Association for distinguished service to the profession of librarianship.

“The jury for the 2019 Joseph...

Apr 16: Carroll elected 2020-2021 AASL president

CHICAGO – Kathy Carroll, lead school librarian for the Westwood High School Library Information Center in Columbia, South Carolina, has been elected as the 2020-2021 President of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Carroll will serve as president-elect during 2019-2020 under...

Apr 16: David Paige elected 2020-2021 United for Libraries president

EXTON, Pennsylvania — David Paige, Trustee at Conway (N.H.) Public Library and editorial director, Libraries Unlimited, has been elected 2020-2021 United for Libraries president. Paige will serve as president-elect during 2019-2020 under 2019-2020 United for Libraries President Peter Pearson...

Apr 16: Sharon Han Wins 2019 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

Sharon Han has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled "Weathering the Twitter Storm: Early Uses of Social Media...

Apr 16: Registration open for YALSA’s 2019 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Registration for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2019 YA Services Symposium is now open.

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Apr 15: Barnhart elected YALSA 2020-2021 president

CHICAGO — Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), elected Amanda Barnhart as the division’s next president-elect. Barnhart will begin her term as...

Apr 15: New iteration: Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification. Bobby Bothmann will serve as...

Apr 15: Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month 2019 with Special Toy Story 4 Tie-in!

CHICAGO – This September Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are joining the American Library Association on an adventure to promote the value of a library card as Library Card...

Apr 15: Partnering with communities for digital preservation

CHICAGO — The only certainty about technology is that it will change. The speed of that change, and the ever increasing diversity of digital formats, tools, and platforms, will present stark challenges to the long-term preservation of digital records. Archivists are...

Apr 12: Libraries respond to need for diverse collections, services through Día, April 30

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CHICAGO – Libraries reflect the world around us. With demographic trends pointing toward the United States...

Apr 12: Las bibliotecas satisfacen la necesidad de colecciones y servicios diversos y celebran el “Día”, el 30 de abril

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CHICAGO – Las bibliotecas son un reflejo del mundo que nos rodea. Como el comportamiento demográfico actual indica que...

Apr 12: Register for the 2019 ALA Virtual Membership Meeting – May 9, 2019

 CHICAGO — Register now for the 2019 ALA Virtual Membership Meeting – May 9, 2019.

Members who participate in ALA’s Virtual Membership Meeting have the...

Apr 12: Apply for the 2019 YALSA/DGLF Digital Equipment Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has opened the application for its YALSA/DGLF Digital Equipment Grant.

The...

Apr 12: Cronin elected ALCTS President for 2020-2021

CHICAGO—Christopher Cronin, associate university librarian for Collections at Columbia University, has been elected the 2020-2021 president of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). He will serve as president-elect for one year before becoming ALCTS President...

Apr 12: AASL awards five Inspire Special Event Grants

CHICAGO – Five school libraries from across the country have been awarded American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event Grants. Made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers, the grant program provides funds for public middle or high school...

Apr 12: AASL awards six Inspire Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO – Six school libraries from across the country have been awarded American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Collection Development Grants. Made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers, the grant program provides funds for public middle or high...

Apr 12: Deborah Jacobs wins 2019 John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award

CHICAGO — Deborah Jacobs, former director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries initiative, has...

Apr 11: McCurtis elected ALSC 2020-2021 president

Kirby McCurtis, an Administrator at Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). 

“I am honored and grateful to the membership...

Apr 11: Cawthorne elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO -  Jon E. Cawthorne, dean of the Wayne State University Library System and School of Information Sciences, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. He will become president-elect following the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., and assume the presidency in July...

Apr 11: 2019 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2019 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees.

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Apr 11: ALA Nominating committee seeks candidates for 2020 election

CHICAGO - The Nominating Committee for the 2020 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2020 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 than 51...

Apr 10: LLAMA announces election results

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced today that Tyler Dzuba has been elected as the new President-elect. He is Senior Business Intelligence Officer, at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY...

Apr 10: Evviva Weinraub Elected 2020-21 LITA President

Evviva Weinraub, Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technologies at Northwestern University, has been elected as the 2020-2021 President of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). She will serve as...

Apr 10: ALA councilors elected

CHICAGO – 38 members have been elected as Councilors-at-Large on the Council of the American Library Association (ALA). 34 members to serve a three-year term and 4 members to serve a two-year term. The results are below (listed in...