Press Releases

Aug 15: Teens can now vote for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO – Voting for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten official titles is now open.

Teens all around the world can start casting their...

Aug 15: ALA condemns racism and violence in Charlottesville

CHICAGO - Today American Library Association President Jim Neal released the following statement regarding the weekend’s tragic violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“The ALA expresses our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost and injured during this weekend’s...

Aug 14: New Tools, Support Advance Digital Skills Training in PLA Pilot Project

CHICAGO -- A new digital literacy pilot project made possible by the Public Library Association (PLA) and Cox Communications (Cox) is hitting a critical milestone this summer as participating libraries kick off training events in their communities. 

The goal of this national collaboration...

Aug 11: New Iteration: Cataloging with RDA eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cataloging with RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, October 2, 2017...

Aug 11: Kumasi selected to present paper for YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at 2018 ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has chosen Dr. Kafi Kumasi, Associate Professor from Wayne State to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Dr. Kumasi’s paper is entitled, “Doin’ the Knowledge:...

Aug 10: New Iteration: Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated...

Aug 10: 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. Robert Bothmann will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse...

Aug 10: New eCourse: Creating a Culture of Usability in Your Library

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Creating a Culture of Usability in Your Library. Krista Godfrey will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Oct. 9...

Aug 10: DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2017 Teens’ Top Ten voting

CHICAGO – Today the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced that DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teens to review books, will host the voting site for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten...

Aug 10: ACRL releases Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators, Second Edition

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators, Second Edition” by Jason Puckett. Functioning as a thorough introduction to...

Aug 08: United for Libraries to designate the Warren (Ohio)-Trumbull County Public Library a Literary Landmark

WARREN, Ohio – United for Libraries, in partnership with the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County and the Friends of the Warren Library, will designate the Warren (Ohio)-Trumbull County Public Library a Literary Landmark in honor of Earl Derr Biggers on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m.

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Aug 08: United for Libraries to designate the Sonoma County (Calif.) Library a Literary Landmark in honor of Charles M. Schulz

SANTA ROSA, California – United for Libraries, in partnership with the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center will designate the Sonoma County Library a Literary Landmark in honor of Charles M. Schulz on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m.

As a resident of Sonoma County for more than 40...

Aug 04: Becoming an expert internet searcher

CHICAGO — In an environment where increasing amounts of information (and fake news) flood the internet on websites and social media, the information professional’s job is getting harder. It is important that they are skilled at finding and using the appropriate information and assisting users in...

Aug 04: New session: Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Lesley S. J. Farmer. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place...

Aug 03: ALCTS surveys electronic textbooks and other affordable course materials

CHICAGO — A recent survey reports that a student’s average costs of textbooks for a year at a public four-year university is nearly $1,300. Equally worrisome is another study’s finding that two-thirds of students will skip using a textbook because of the cost. By offering and spotlighting...

Aug 03: 2018 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposals - Deadline Extended

The program proposal submission deadline for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, to take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, June 21-26, 2018, has been extended to Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 12:00 Midnight (Central).

Programs at the Annual Conference are one-...

Aug 03: ALA and affiliates issue joint statement on libraries and equity, diversity and inclusion

CHICAGO - Today the American Library Association, The American Indian Library Association, Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Chinese American Librarians Association, REFORMA (The National Association to Promote Library &...

Aug 03: New Iteration: How to Implement a Digitization Program eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, How to Implement a Digitization Program. Susanne Caro will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday,...

Aug 02: Choice launches Authority File podcast

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Choice launched The Authority File, a new sponsored podcast featuring conversations about academic libraries and librarianship, on Monday, July 31....

Aug 02: New ALA Connect launches Aug. 31, current site ‘Gray-Out’ begins Aug. 10

CHICAGO – ALA Connect http://connect.ala.org/, the online space where ALA groups collaborate, is being upgraded to a new and more flexible system that will be powered by Higher Logic. The...

Aug 02: Valuing objects in cultural collections

CHICAGO — The subject of valuation has always been challenging for museums and public collections and is becoming more urgent as monetary values of many items continue to break records. There is an increase in lending, with more loans requiring a value for insurance. Cultural collections and...

Aug 01: 2018 Symposium on the Future of Libraries Seeks Proposals for Concurrent Sessions
CHICAGO – The Center for the Future of Libraries is accepting session proposals for the 2018 Symposium on the Future of Libraries.  
 
The Symposium on the Future of Libraries is included...
Aug 01: ALSC now accepting applications for 2018 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2018 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Awards.  This award, made possible by an annual gift from...

Aug 01: Apply now for Media Literacy @ Your Library opportunity for public libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University, invites public libraries to apply for Media Literacy @ Your Library, a pilot program that will train library workers to help their adult patrons become better...

Jul 28: New Workshop—Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on...

Jul 28: New Session: 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at...

Jul 28: New Workshop: Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's with Timothy J. Dickey. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Tuesday, September 26,...

Jul 27: NY librarian's tenth annual fundraising swim for Spectrum

Miriam Tuliao has announced that she will participate in the Steve Belson Memorial Ocean Mile Swim to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program.  The event will take place on August 5th in Rockaway Beach, NY.  This is the tenth year in a row that Tuliao is swimming to raise...

Jul 27: Announcing ‘Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change for Academic Libraries’ free webinar series

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) invite academic library professionals to attend a free learning series that teaches several...