Press Releases

Nov 30: Conway, Arkansas librarian chosen for national public service honor

Jamille Rogers recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Jamille Rogers, media specialist at Marguerite Vann Elementary School, in Conway, Arkansas, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Rogers is being...

Nov 30: San Francisco librarian chosen for national public service honor

Lia Kharis Hillman recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Lia Kharis Hillman, fourth floor program manager at the San Francisco Public Library, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Hillman is being...

Nov 30: Pasadena, California librarian chosen for national public service honor

Sherri Ginsberg recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Sherri Ginsberg, head librarian at Hillsides Library in Pasadena, California, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Ginsberg is being recognized for...

Nov 30: Colorado Springs librarian chosen for national public service honor

Tabatha Farney recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Tabatha “Tabby” Farney, director of web services and emerging technologies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, was named a winner of the I Love My...

Nov 30: Chapel Hill, North Carolina librarian chosen for national public service honor

Kathryn Cole recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Kathryn Cole, school librarian at Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Cole is being...

Nov 30: Lawrenceville, Georgia librarian chosen for national public service honor

Elissa Checov recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Elissa Checov, manager of library services at Gwinnett Technical College / Gwinnett County Public Library in Lawrenceville, Georgia, was named a winner of the I Love...

Nov 30: Modesto, California librarian chosen for national public service honor

Olga Valencia Cardenas recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Olga Valencia Cardenas, youth services outreach librarian at Stanislaus County Library in Modesto, California, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian...

Nov 30: Charlemont, Massachusetts librarian chosen for national public service honor

Andrea Bernard recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Andrea Bernard, library director at Tyler Memorial Library in Charlemont, Massachusetts, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Bernard is being...

Nov 30: Old Westbury, New York librarian chosen for national public service honor

Danielle S. Apfelbaum recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Danielle S. Apfelbaum, librarian II at the New York Institute of Technology, in Old Westbury, New York, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award....

Nov 29: SustainRT to host free webinar Dec. 1 on AALL’s sustainability efforts

CHICAGO - ALA’s Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) will be hosting a free webinar Thursday Dec. 1, 2016, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. ET.

David Selden with the National Indian Law Library, will talk about the founding of the Committee on Environmental Sustainability under the American...

Nov 29: ALCTS Midwinter Symposium celebrates equity, diversity and inclusion

CHICAGO — On Friday, Jan. 20, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will present its Midwinter Symposium Equity, Diversity, and...

Nov 29: Apply for the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Cutting Edge Tech Education

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by the...

Nov 29: United for Libraries to present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations, sponsored by EBSCO, at ALA Midwinter Meeting

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations, sponsored by EBSCO, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, January 20 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Augusta Room 1.

The popular Nuts & Bolts program will present speakers...

Nov 29: ACRL, ALA, ARL Joint Advisory Task Force continues to clarify academic library definitions in IPEDS survey

CHICAGO - The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), American Library Association (ALA), and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) have extended the joint advisory task force to continue efforts to bring the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic...

Nov 29: Learning the skills to have effective difficult conversations

CHICAGO — In an information landscape where change is the status quo, difficult conversations come with the territory. Being a library leader means knowing how to confidently steer these conversations so that they lead to productive results instead of hurt feelings, resentment, or worse. ...

Nov 28: Center for the Future of Libraries offers new fellowship opportunity

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries invites applications for its Future of Libraries Fellowship program....

Nov 28: Walter announces candidacy for 2018-19 ALA presidency

CHICAGO – Scott Walter, university librarian, DePaul University, Chicago, has filed as a petition candidate for the 2018-19 presidency of the American Library Association.

An ALA member for 20 years, Walter served on the ALA council 2013-16. He served on the ALA Publishing Committee 2014-...

Nov 28: Renner named member manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Allison Renner, a Teen Services Librarian at the Cordova (Tennessee) Branch Library as its new member manager for the YALSAblog.

“The YALSAblog played a huge part in my...

Nov 23: Civic, social, and education innovators set stage for Symposium on the Future of Libraries

CHICAGO – A tech accelerator program for Black and Latina women founders of high-growth tech companies. A livable, inclusive, and sustainable neighborhood revitalization...

Nov 23: New eCourse: Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff. Kathy MacMillan will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on January 23, 2017.

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Nov 23: New Workshop: How to Run Great Webinars

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Run Great Webinars with Dan Freeman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday,...

Nov 22: Libraries Transform logo receives registered trademark

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s (ALA) Libraries Transform campaign logo is now an officially registered trademark. In accordance with the trademark, the logo has been updated by replacing the “TM” with the ®. The Libraries Transform website has been updated to reflect this change...

Nov 21: School librarians working together in Tennessee, Texas and Arkansas to advance ESSA state planning

CHICAGO – Three additional states have added their voice to the call for school librarian participation in the development of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state implementation plans. More than 175 school librarians and educational stakeholders in Tennessee, Texas and Arkansas attended...

Nov 21: Idaho and Oklahoma school librarians sprinting towards ESSA implementation

CHICAGO – On Nov 1., school librarians and educational stakeholders in Oklahoma and Idaho attended workshops dedicated to unpacking the provisions for school libraries in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The workshops focused on highlighting opportunities within ESSA language for school...

Nov 21: PLA to offer free member-exclusive readers’ advisory webinar with Becky Spratford

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. Central on December 7, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host “Sure Bet Bests: Matching Readers With Their ‘Best’ Reads,” ...

Nov 21: ALA Store warehouse is moving

CHICAGO – To improve customer service and support, effective December 12, 2016, the ALA Store is moving to a new physical warehouse and fulfillment center.

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Nov 19: ALA president responds to concerns from members about press release regarding library priorities and the new administration

Dear ALA Members,

Please accept this apology regarding the press release Libraries Bolster Opportunity: New briefs show how libraries support policy priorities of new administration, which was posted Friday. The release was still in draft form; and in the haste to...

Nov 18: AASL invites concurrent session proposals for its 18th National Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during its 18th National Conference & Exhibition taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. Complete proposals must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. More...

Nov 18: New Workshop: How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/...

Nov 17: Third Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conference wraps up in UAE

Librarians from across the Persian Gulf, Middle East, and North Africa (MENA) gathered at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) November 8–10 for the third annual SIBF/American Library Association Conference. The conference is ALA’s most ambitious...

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