Press Releases

Apr 22: Webinar offers wellness strategies for those experiencing microaggressions and workplace stress

CHICAGO — As part of ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo’s efforts in the areas of wellness and diversity, the ALA-APA will host a free webinar entitled ‘Strategies for wellness for those experiencing microaggressions plus workplace stress’ at noon Eastern/11 a.m. Central/8 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday,...

Apr 22: Enhance your professional education with a LLAMA preconference in Washington, DC

Registration is now open for three preconferences presented by The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), in conjunction with the 2019 ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC., June 21-24. ...

Apr 22: An updated introduction to library management best practices

CHICAGO — Just because a set of responsibilities isn’t formally called management doesn’t mean that it isn’t management. And the newly updated second edition of “...

Apr 22: Conversing with the Ethnic Affiliates of the American Library Association Webinar

Chicago - As part of ALA’s President Loida Garcia-Febo efforts in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) has invited ALA’s affiliate members of the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color...

Apr 19: ALA welcomes Raymond Garcia to ALA Governance Office

CHICAGO  — The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes Raymond Garcia as a Communications Assistant in the ALA Governance Office. He began April 9.

He previously worked as a Journalism Intern for the Public Library Association (a Division of the American Library Association). He...

Apr 19: 2019-2020 President-Elect of RUSA Announced

CHICAGO- Courtney McDonald, Learner Experience & Engagement Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Libraries, has been elected the 2019-20 President-Elect of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). McDonald will serve her Presidential term during 2020-21...

Apr 19: Freedom to Read Foundation Announces Intellectual Freedom Course and Scholarship Opportunities

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is excited to partner with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool) and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign iSchool (iSchool at Illinois) on two Fall intellectual freedom courses.  In addition to encouraging students...

Apr 18: ALA welcomes new YALSA Executive Director Tammy Dillard-Steels

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes Tammy Dillard-Steels as executive director, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of ALA. Her first day at ALA will be Tuesday, April 23.

She brings to ALA experience as executive director of the American...

Apr 18: Academic librarians 'Recasting the Narrative' at ACRL 2019 Conference in Cleveland

CHICAGO – More than 4,000 librarians, exhibitors and guests convened in Cleveland to reflect and rethink the role of academic librarians in a changing and challenging society.

With the theme “Recasting the Narrative,” the ACRL 2019 Conference, presented by the Association of College and...

Apr 18: New iteration: Working with Children of All Ages eCourse Bundle

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our eCourse bundle Working with Children of All Ages. R. Lynn Baker and Brooke Newberry will serve as the instructors for three, 4-...

Apr 18: Libraries close the gap on unequal privacy during Choose Privacy Week 2019

CHICAGO – This year’s theme for Choose Privacy Week (May 1-7, 2019) — “Inclusive Privacy: Closing the Gap” — draws attention to the privacy inequities imposed on vulnerable and historically underrepresented populations...

Apr 18: New session: Dealing with Challenging Patrons Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Dealing with Challenging Patrons with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:...

Apr 18: Freedom to Read Foundation to Host Emerging Issues in Intellectual Freedom Webinar

Join the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) for “Emerging Issues in Intellectual Freedom,” a free webinar on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. PST/1 p.m. CST/2 p.m. EST.

Twice a year, FTRF trustees and liaisons meet to discuss emerging intellectual freedom topics in our...

Apr 17: 2019 ACRL STS Oberly Award goes to Karlen and Pellack

CHICAGO – Douglas Karlen, research soil scientist (retired) at the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, and Lorraine Pellack, head of the University Library research services department at Iowa State University, have been selected as the 2019 recipients of the...

Apr 17: PLA announces plans to commemorate 75th anniversary

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) will officially turn 75 years old on Oct. 13, 2019, and the entire public library field is encouraged to be a part of PLA’s Diamond Anniversary celebration. From now through the PLA 2020...

Apr 17: ALCTS Presidential Citations awarded to Miranda Bennett and Julie Mosbo

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that ALCTS members Miranda Bennett, associate dean for Collections at University of South Carolina Libraries, and Julie Mosbo, interim director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives,...

Apr 17: New iteration—Advanced eCourse: Intermediate Cataloging for Non-Catalogers

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

Apr 17: New Advanced eCourse—Coding and Web Development: A Beginner's Guide

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new advanced eCourse, Coding and...

Apr 16: Kristen Sorth Wins Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession

CHICAGO – Kristen Sorth, Director, St. Louis County Library (St. Louis, Missouri) has been named the 2019 winner of ALA’s Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession. The award, supported by the DiMattia Family, recognizes a public librarian who demonstrates...

Apr 16: Kathleen de la Peña Mc Cook Receives the 2019 Joseph W. Lippincott Award

CHICAGO – Dr. Kathleen de la Peña McCook is the winner of the 2019 Joseph W. Lippincott Award. This award is sponsored by Joseph W. Lippincott III and presented by the American Library Association for distinguished service to the profession of librarianship.

“The jury for the 2019 Joseph...

Apr 16: Carroll elected 2020-2021 AASL president

CHICAGO – Kathy Carroll, lead school librarian for the Westwood High School Library Information Center in Columbia, South Carolina, has been elected as the 2020-2021 President of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Carroll will serve as president-elect during 2019-2020 under...

Apr 16: David Paige elected 2020-2021 United for Libraries president

EXTON, Pennsylvania — David Paige, Trustee at Conway (N.H.) Public Library and editorial director, Libraries Unlimited, has been elected 2020-2021 United for Libraries president. Paige will serve as president-elect during 2019-2020 under 2019-2020 United for Libraries President Peter Pearson...

Apr 16: Sharon Han Wins 2019 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

Sharon Han has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled "Weathering the Twitter Storm: Early Uses of Social Media...

Apr 16: Registration open for YALSA’s 2019 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Registration for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2019 YA Services Symposium is now open.

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Apr 15: Barnhart elected YALSA 2020-2021 president

CHICAGO — Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), elected Amanda Barnhart as the division’s next president-elect. Barnhart will begin her term as...

Apr 15: 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. Bobby Bothmann will serve as...

Apr 15: Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month 2019 with Special Toy Story 4 Tie-in!

CHICAGO – This September Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are joining the American Library Association on an adventure to promote the value of a library card as Library Card...