Press Releases

Jan 27: Business reference experts select annual list of Best of the Best Business Reference Websites

Seattle—The annual Best of the Best Business Reference Websites list was announced today at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Book and Media Awards ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle...

Jan 27: Outstanding Reference Sources

SEATTLE - The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2018 have been named to the 2019 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual list selected by experts of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference...

Jan 27: Dartmouth Medal

Seattle-- The winner of the 2019 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work, an annual award presented by the expert reference and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA, is the...

Jan 27: Sophie Brody Medal

Seattle- The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2019 Sophie Brody Medal, an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) at ALA’s Midwinter...

Jan 27: 2019 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners revealed

Seattle—The Listen List Council of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2019 selections of the Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration. This year’s committee evaluated 261 titles with a total...

Jan 27: 2019 Reading List Winners Announced

Seattle—The Reading List Council has announced the 2019 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. A shortlist of honor titles, up to 4 per genre was also announced. The list was announced today during the American...

Jan 27: CODES List-Cookbooks

SEATTLE - The CODES List, a committee of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), has announced the inaugural selection of essential cookbooks for public libraries. The CODES List: Cookbooks highlights titles for both avid...

Jan 27: 2018 Notable Books List: Year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry announced

Seattle- The Reference and User Services Association’s Notable Books Council, first established in 1944, has announced the 2019 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of twenty six titles written...

Jan 27: ALA Film and Media Round Table announces 2019 Notable Videos for Adults list

SEATTLE – The American Library Association (ALA) Film and Media Round Table: Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2019 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding films released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving...

Jan 26: Salvadore is 2019 ALSC Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Maria B. Salvadore is the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant...

Jan 25: Applications open for Oakley Memorial Copyright Scholarship

The American Library Association is now accepting applications for the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Copyright Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an individual or a team of individuals who meet...

Jan 25: Philanthropist, author Melinda Gates to serve as 2019 National Library Week honorary chair

CHICAGO – Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has dedicated her life to achieving transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities and societies. Now she will lend her support to...

Jan 25: New iteration—Advanced eCourse: Creating and Expanding Innovative Spaces in Your Library

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

Jan 25: 2019 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2019 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Swarthmore College Libraries, Swarthmore, Pa.; The College of Western Idaho Library, Nampa, Idaho; and Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith...

Jan 23: New eCourse: The First Amendment and Library Services

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse in collaboration with the Office for Intellectual Freedom, The First Amendment and Library Services. Theresa Chmara will...

Jan 23: AASL Celebrates 2019 School Library Month with Spokesperson Dav Pilkey

CHICAGO – Dav Pilkey, New York Times bestselling author of the Captain Underpants and Dog Man series, will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2019 celebration of School Library Month (SLM). Observed in April and sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL),...

Jan 23: ALA announces 2019 Policy Corps members

The American Library Association (ALA) announced today the names of 10 library and information professionals selected to participate in the 2019 ALA Policy Corps, which aims to develop a cadre of experts with deep and sustained knowledge of national public policies in areas key to ALA’s...

Jan 23: ALA, Dollar General Literacy Foundation announce 16 public libraries receiving adult literacy grants

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation have announced 16 U.S. public libraries to receive 2019 ...

Jan 23: Hakala-Ausperk’s Leadership Planners series continues with “Win ‘Em Over”

CHICAGO — No matter how talented a leader you are, there are often barriers in your way caused by a lack of trust or respect, or most likely an absence of confidence. “Win 'Em Over,”...

Jan 22: Dr. Clara Chu receives 2019 EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award

CHICAGO — Dr. Clara M. Chu, director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, is the recipient of the 2019 American Library Association Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Distinguished Librarian Award. The Distinguished Librarian Award...

Jan 22: New workshop: Strategies for Coping with Toxic People

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Strategies for Coping with Toxic People with Andrew Sanderbeck. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm...

Jan 22: Wilson named member manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Tess Wilson, Outreach Librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), as the new member manager of the YALSAblog.

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Jan 22: YALSA names 2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its ...

Jan 22: YALSA names 2019 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2019 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list.

The...

Jan 22: 2019 Google Policy Fellowship applications now open

The American Library Association announces the opening of the application process for the prestigious Google Policy Fellowship program.
 
For the summer of 2019, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at...

Jan 22: YALSA names 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.

The...

Jan 22: YALSA announces 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

The...

Jan 22: Meeting room policies, displays and drag queen storytimes to be discussed at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Meeting room policies, drag queen storytimes, research databases, and library book displays have made headlines and sparked controversy in libraries. At the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) will host “...

Jan 20: ALA’s Libraries Ready to Code awards 10 "Promising Practice" libraries for broadening participation and diversity in CS Ed programs

Today the American Library Association’s (ALA) Libraries Ready to Code initiative, sponsored by Google, announced 10 libraries to receive a “Promising Practice” award for programs they designed for Computer Science Education (CS Ed)...