Press Releases

Mar 12: Raish named 2019 Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award winner

CHICAGO – Victoria (Torrie) Raish, online learning librarian at Pennsylvania State University, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award.

This annual award, sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, and...

Mar 12: Error Found in Election Guide

We regret than an error has been discovered in the Guide to the 2019 ALA Elections. The link to the Council Candidate biographical information incorrectly contained information for...

Mar 12: LITA’s guide to the new technologies every librarian needs to know

CHICAGO — The time is right for “New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know,” an all-new survey of the library technology that’s already transitioning from...

Mar 11: Co-Anchor of NBC News TODAY, Hoda Kotb is an Auditorium Speaker at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Hoda Kotb is the co-anchor of NBC News’ Today and co-host of the fourth hour of NBC News’ Today with Kathie Lee Gifford. She has served as a correspondent for Dateline NBC and covered a wide variety of domestic and international stories across all NBC News platforms, including numerous human-...

Mar 11: Polls now open in 2019 PLA Election

Voting Deadline: Wednesday, April 3

CHICAGO -- The voting period has begun in the Public Library Association's (PLA) 2019 Election. Members will have an opportunity to elect three new directors to the...

Mar 11: Bell, Gielty, Salamah, and Wilbert receive 2019 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award

The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the 2019 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award to Alexandra Bell, Bloomington Public Library (Illinois); Jeanmarie Gielty, Cleveland Public Library (Ohio); Hadeal Salamah, District of Columbia Public Library; Dawn Wilbert,...

Mar 11: ALA Hopeful for Bipartisan Support from 116th Congress, despite "Discouraging" White House 2020 Budget Proposal

ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo issued the following statement in response to the White House’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget proposal:

"As discouraging as it is that the administration has again proposed eliminating the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the bipartisan...

Mar 08: ALCTS President's Program features Dr. Marcia Chatelain

CHICAGO—Join the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) on Monday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. for its President’s Program featuring Dr. Marcia Chatelain. Associate Professor of History and...

Mar 08: YALSA seeks programming experts for Teen Programming HQ database

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) seeks up to ten YALSA members for a six month volunteer opportunity as...

Mar 08: SUNY Geneseo receives ACRL CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

CHICAGO – Bill Jones and Ben Rawlins, both of the State University of New York (SUNY)-Geneseo Milne Library, have been named the 2019 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) Innovation in College Librarianship Award for their work on...

Mar 08: ALA seeks candidates for endowment fund trustee openings

CHICAGO - Applications are now being accepted for two expiring terms on the American Library Association (ALA) Endowment Trustees committee.

The ALA Endowment Trustees have the authority to hold, invest and disburse...

Mar 08: AASL Opens Targeted Call for Research-Focused National Conference Proposals

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for a new strand of sessions added to its 2019 National Conference & Exhibition taking place Nov. 14-16, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky. The AASL Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS) will offer...

Mar 08: A groundbreaking text on information ethics

CHICAGO — As discussions about the roles played by information in economic, political, and social arenas continue to evolve, the need for an intellectual primer on information ethics that also functions as a solid working casebook for LIS students and professionals has never...

Mar 07: YALSA seeks liaison for ALA committees

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) seeks a member to serve a one-year term as a liaison to ALA committees.

The role of YALSA’s...

Mar 07: New session: Using Change Management to Transform Your Library Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Using Change Management to Transform Your Library with Catherine Soehner. This workshop will last...

Mar 07: Free event: Crisis Fundraising for Libraries

CHICAGO—Whether it’s a natural disaster, violent incident, or public utility problem, when disasters strike, communities need money to rebuild. Library staff need to understand how to raise money in an emergency. In this...

Mar 06: Suffolk Public Library awarded 2019 ALSC/Candlewick Press Light the Way Grant

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that Suffolk Public Library is the recipient of the 2018-2019 ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" Grant. As the winner of the grant, the...

Mar 06: Leadership Institute application deadline extended

Chicago – The application deadline for the 2019 “...

Mar 06: PLA announces collaboration with Capital One aimed at increasing financial well-being through libraries

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is working with Capital One Financial Corporation to bring innovative financial literacy resources to public libraries across the U.S. Through this project, PLA and the American Library...

Mar 06: ALA Supports Restoration of Strong Open Internet Protections

Democratic leaders of the House and Senate today announced legislation that will reverse the disastrous repeal by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in late 2017 of critical net neutrality protections. The FCC’s action eliminated rules that required...

Mar 06: Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality in the library

CHICAGO — The current price of virtual reality headsets may seem out of economic reach for most libraries, but the potential of “assisted reality” tools goes well beyond merely inviting patrons to strap on a pair of goggles. Ranging from enhanced training to using third-...

Mar 05: COSWL Celebrates National Women’s History Month

During the entire month of March, the ALA...

Mar 05: ALA President participates in efforts to assist battered youth in Puerto Rico 

CHICAGO – American Library Association President Loida Garcia-Febo supports efforts to provide literacy resources to Puerto Rico’s most vulnerable communities. Today Garcia- Febo joined library leaders at the Puerto Rico Center for the Book to participate in a discussion entitled Read to Heal...

Mar 05: Your guide to the 2019 ALA elections

As the American Library Association (ALA) gears up for its 2019 elections, an electronic election guide is once again available to help inform members about the candidates and the election process. “...

Mar 05: Tickets available for 2019 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Dr. Debbie Reese

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), the Cooperative Children’s Book Center along with the UW-Madison iSchool and UW-Madison School of Education announced that tickets for the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Dr. Debbie Reese are now available.

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Mar 05: LLAMA webinar: Best practices for accessible and inclusive marketing

Outreach and marketing are vital for all types of libraries, but it can seem like an overwhelming challenge to ensure that promotional materials, online content and social media posts are inclusive and accessible to everyone. The Library Leadership and Management...

Mar 05: 2019 YALSA Summer Learning Resources Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 25 libraries to receive its 2019 Summer Learning Resources Grant.

The...

Mar 05: 2019 YALSA Summer Teen Intern Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 25 libraries to receive its 2019 Summer Teen Intern Grant.

The...