Press Releases

Feb 20: Shelby Strommer awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO—Shelby Strommer, Preservation Processing Coordinator Librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries, will receive the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant for 2019 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition during the Association for Library...

Feb 20: ALCTS Piercy Award to Casey Mullin

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Casey Mullin, Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services at Western Washington University, as the recipient of the 2019 Esther J. Piercy Award. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 22 at the...

Feb 20: Henry and Schneider elected to ALA Executive Board

(CHICAGO) Eboni Henry and Karen Schneider have been elected to serve on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board. The new board members were elected by the ALA Council in a vote taken at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting held January 25-29, 2019 in Seattle. Henry and Schneider will...

Feb 20: New iteration: Solutions for Challenging Workplace Relationships eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Solutions for Challenging Workplace Relationships: Working through...

Feb 20: Bluemle receives 2019 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO – Stefanie R. Bluemle, research and instruction librarian and instruction coordinator at Augustana College, has been chosen as the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award for her article “...

Feb 19: ALSC announces 2019 Notable Children’s Recordings

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2019 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...

Feb 19: Tracy Drake and Kate Adler named inaugural recipients of SRRT Herb Biblo Travel Grants

CHICAGO - The American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) is pleased to announced that it has awarded its first annual conference travel grants to Tracy Drake, archivist/librarian at Chicago Public Library and to Kate Adler, director of library services at the...

Feb 19: Donna Coghill awarded the 2019 GLBTRT Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) announced Donna E. Coghill, community engagement librarian and coordinator of campus partnerships, VCU Libraries, as the fourth recipient of the Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence...

Feb 19: Dr. Ruth Baker-Gardner awarded 2019 Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO—The 2019 Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant has been awarded to Dr. Ruth Baker-Gardner, Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Department of Library and Information Studies.

The Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant was established in 2017 by...

Feb 19: Eastern Academic Scholars Trust Project Team receives the 2019 Cunha-Swartzburg Preservation Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) Jury for the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award has selected the Eastern Academic...

Feb 19: Conducting the reference interview

CHICAGO — Based on the latest research in communication theory but tailored specifically for real-world application, the newly updated third edition of “Conducting the Reference...

Feb 15: New event: Library Programming Rehab

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new event, Library Programming Rehab with Amy Alessio. This event will consist of four 60-minute sessions, all taking place...

Feb 15: Owens book wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

Chicago—The recipient for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award is Dr. Trevor Owens for his book The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation.

The Outstanding Publication Award is an annual award given to...

Feb 15: Collaboration Across Borders receives ALCTS Collaboration Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Collaboration Across Borders: Opening Access to Holdings of the National Library of Cuba as the recipient of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation for 2019.

The Outstanding...

Feb 15: Nelson receives 2019 ACRL ESS De Gruyter Grant

CHICAGO – Jennifer K. Nelson, reference librarian at the Robbins Collection, University of California-Berkeley School of Law, has been selected to receive the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) European Studies Section (ESS) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant...

Feb 15: YALSA’s 2019 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $30,000 in materials to libraries in New York and Saipan

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Tilden Campus Library and the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library as the recipients of its annual ...

Feb 15: Martinez and Salsbury win YALSA’s 2019 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Elise Martinez and Meghan Salsbury as the winners of its 2019 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant...

Feb 15: Wang wins YALSA’s 2019 Frances Henne Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has awarded David Wang, General Librarian at the Elmhurst (New York) Branch of Queens Library, its 2019 Frances Henne...

Feb 14: Hateful Conduct in Libraries: A New ALA Resource

Chicago – During the recent ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) and the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) launched a new  resource, ‘Hateful...

Feb 14: Strock receives YALSA’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has selected Adrienne Strock, Programs, Outreach, & Partnerships Manager at the New Orleans (Louisiana) Public Library, as the recipient of its...

Feb 13: New eCourse: Privacy, Libraries, Patrons, and the Law

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse in collaboration with the Office for Intellectual Freedom, Privacy, Libraries, Patrons, and the Law. Deborah Caldwell-Stone...

Feb 13: New from ACRL - “Critical Approaches to Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Critical Approaches to Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses,” edited by...

Feb 13: New workshop: Active Shooter Training for Library Employees

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new workshop, Active Shooter Training for Library Employees with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2...

Feb 13: Luiz wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Laura Luiz, reference librarian at Bakersfield College, has been chosen to receive the 2019 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program...

Feb 12: Applications due March 8 for 2019 ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO – Applications for the 2019 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 5-8,...

Feb 12: Recipes for mindfulness in your library

CHICAGO — Mindfulness not only offers the possibility of a healthy life/career balance for librarians themselves, but in challenging times of rapid social change and uncertainty, it also represents a powerful way to build community resilience. In fact, mindfulness...

Feb 12: Revised Library Bill of Rights interpretations adopted at Seattle Midwinter Meeting

ALA Council adopted revisions to three Library Bill of Rights interpretations proposed by the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) at the Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. On January 29, Council approved the proposed changes to “Challenged Resources,” “Prisoners’ Right to Read”...

Feb 12: 2019 Teens’ Top Ten book groups announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected 15 public and school libraries from across the country to serve as official book groups for its Teens’ Top Ten.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a booklist created entirely...

Feb 12: Professional genealogist and author Kenyatta D. Berry to serve as Preservation Week® Honorary Chair

CHICAGO—Professional genealogist, entrepreneur and attorney Kenyatta D. Berry will join the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), to share her more than 20 years of experience in genealogical research and...

Feb 12: Public Library Association announces next phase of health initiative focused on insurance literacy

Funding available for public libraries to educate consumers

CHICAGO – As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, the Public Library Association (PLA) is taking steps...