Press Releases

Dec 04: Oboler Award Deadline Extended

The Deadline for the Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award has been extended until December 15, 2017. Works that have been published in 2016-2017 are eligible to be nominated.

The Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award,...

Dec 04: ALSC provides $70k in Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grants to 14 libraries

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries minigrants. These grants are made possible by a Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The fourteen minigrant...

Dec 04: Recognize outstanding service to the GLBT community through the 2018 GLBTRT awards

CHICAGO — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association seeks to honor librarians, library related organizations (including libraries, library staff, library boards, library friends) and other individuals or groups (public or private) that...

Dec 04: PLA recognizes four 'I Love My Librarian' Award winners from public libraries

CHICAGO – On Nov. 30, ten librarians were honored with the prestigious 2017 I Love My Librarian Award at a ceremony in New York City. Selected from more than 1,100 nominations submitted by library users nationwide,...

Dec 04: 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course Schedule Now Available

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course schedule. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, collection assessment, collection development and management,...

Dec 04: Netanel Ganin named 2018 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Netanel Ganin, librarian (cataloger) at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center, Packard Campus, has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2017-2018. Each year, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsors...

Dec 04: Applications Open for the 2018 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong...

Dec 04: Digital Lives and Makerspaces – LITA Webinars
Chicago -- There’s still time to sign up for LITA’s last two Fall 2017 webinars exploring first makerspaces and then digital life.
 
December 6, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central time
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Dec 04: ‘Carnegie Coast-to-Coast Project’ hits the streets to celebrate Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2018 Shortlist

CHICAGO – 20 public libraries and 5 independent book stores across the country have been selected to participate in the new Carnegie Coast-to-Coast Project, which was created to celebrate and raise awareness of the Andrew...

Dec 01: New class of 2018 Emerging Leaders announced

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 50 people to participate in its 2018 class of Emerging Leaders.  The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure...

Dec 01: ALCTS awards registration grants for 2018 Midwinter Symposium

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has awarded six registration grants to allow library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter Symposium. The grant award winners are:

  • Katherine Brown, Student...
Nov 30: New workshop: Become a Power Searcher

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Become a Power Searcher: 10 Secrets to Using Internet Search Tools Effectively with Nicole Hennig. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:...

Nov 30: Two L.A. librarians receive national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Julie Bill with the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Los Angeles and Annie Cipolla with the Los Angeles Public Library were named winners of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Bill and Cipolla are being recognized for their leadership in transforming...

Nov 30: Rochester, N.Y. librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Timothy Ryan, young adult services librarian/circulation supervisor at the Rochester Public Library in New York, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Ryan is being recognized for his leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and...

Nov 30: St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Rita Platt, teacher-librarian at St. Croix Falls Elementary in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Platt is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She...

Nov 30: Decatur, Georgia librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Marcia Kochel, teacher librarian at Druid Hills Middle School in Decatur, Georgia, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Kochel is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one...

Nov 30: Corvallis, Oregon librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Natalia Fernández, curator and archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives and OSU Queer Archives at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Fernández is being recognized for her leadership in transforming...

Nov 30: Savannah, Georgia librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Mary Jo Fayoyin, dean of library and media services at Savannah State University in Georgia, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Fayoyin is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning...

Nov 30: Strafford, Pennsylvania librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Laurie Doan, young adult librarian at the Tredyffrin Public Library in Strafford, Pennsylvania, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Doan is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning...

Nov 30: Warwick, N. Y. librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Rosemary Cooper, director of the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, New York, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Cooper is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is...

Nov 30: Columbiana, Alabama librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Sheikla Blount, library media specialist at Columbiana Middle School in Columbiana, Alabama, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Blount is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning....

Nov 30: ALA announces winners of the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today 10 librarians were honored with the prestigious 2017 I Love My Librarian Award for their outstanding public service contributions. Selected from more than 1,100 nominations submitted by library users nationwide, including educators and members of the public, the winning...

Nov 29: ALSC seeks member content editor for Everyday Advocacy Initiative
The Association for Library Service to Children(ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member content editor for its Everyday Advocacy (EA) initiative. The mission...
Nov 29: The complete guide to personal digital archiving

CHICAGO — Scholars and scrapbookers alike need your help with saving their most important digital content.  But how do you translate your professional knowledge as a librarian or archivist into practical skills that novices can apply to their own projects? “...

Nov 28: Applications sought for 2018 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

CHICAGO — Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants. Every year, in the process of choosing the Coretta Scott King Book Award winners and...

Nov 28: Nominations open for John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association is accepting nominations for the 2018 John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 1,...

Nov 28: Nominations sought for 2018 Bogle Pratt International Travel Fund

The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Bogle Pratt International Travel Fund, sponsored by the Bogle Memorial Fund and the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science.  An award of $1,000 is given to an ALA member to attend his/her first...

Nov 28: Submit nominations for 2018 ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

CHICAGO — The International Relations Round Table (IRRT) invites you to submit a nomination for the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

The citation began as an ALA Presidential initiative...

Nov 28: Nominations being accepted for 2018 ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

CHICAGO — The International Relations Round Table (IRRT) invites you to submit a nomination for the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

The citation began as an ALA Presidential initiative...