Press Releases

Feb 14: Magda El-Sherbini receives 2020 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Magda El-Sherbini, Professor/Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian at The Ohio State University, as the 2020 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors the...

Feb 14: Alex Valencia, Lynn Whittenberger and Meredith Wynn receive ProQuest Award for Innovation

CHICAGO—The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 ProQuest Award for Innovation. Alex Valencia, Lynn Whittenberger...

Feb 14: Maria Savova, Jason S. Price awarded 2020 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award

CHICAGO—Maria Savova, director of Collections and Technical Services at The Claremont Colleges Library, and Jason S. Price, Ph.D., director of Licensing Services, SCELC Library Consortium, have been awarded the 2020 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for their article “...

Feb 14: Julie Renee Moore selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO— Julie Renee Moore, Special Collections Catalog Librarian at California State University, Fresno has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Margaret Mann Citation. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 27 during the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services...

Feb 14: Rachel Ivy Clarke, Sayward Schoonmaker receive ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

CHICAGO—Rachel Ivy Clarke and Sayward Schoonmaker are the recipients of the 2020 Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award for their article “...

Feb 14: ALA responds to financial situation

CHICAGO – American Library Association (ALA) President Wanda K. Brown and the ALA Executive Board released the following statement in response to financial shortfalls in the current fiscal year operating budget that were first brought to light at the Association’s recent Midwinter Meeting....

Feb 14: Homewood Public Library Awarded 2020 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2020 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to Homewood Public Library in Homewood, Alabama.

This grant is designed to encourage outstanding summer reading programs by providing financial assistance ...

Feb 14: The new edition of Donham’s groundbreaking text for school librarians

CHICAGO — Rapid change calls for informed leadership. The goal of Jean Donham’s “Enhancing Teaching and Learning: A Leadership Guide for School Librarians,”...

Feb 13: Learn the latest in Library UX with this LITA webinar

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) will present "How to Talk About Library UX – Redux," on Wednesday, March 11, at 12:00 - 1:00 pm CT. ...

Feb 13: Maggie Dull selected as winner of the 2020 Esther J. Piercy Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Maggie Dull, head of Metadata Strategies at River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester, as the recipient of the 2020 Esther J. Piercy Award. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 27 at the...

Feb 13: Abron chosen as 2020 YALSA MAE Award recipient

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has awarded Dawn Abron, Creative Learning Space & Teen Services Supervisor at the Zion-Benton Public Library in Zion, IL, its 2020 Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award for Best...

Feb 13: Subramaniam awarded 2020 YALSA Outstanding Achievement Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has awarded the 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award to Mega Subramaniam.

Subramaniam is an Associate Professor at the College of Information Studies (iSchool)...

Feb 13: LLAMA Webinar explores staff succession planning, recruitment, and on-boarding

LLAMA Webinar explores staff succession planning, recruitment, and on-boarding

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Feb 13: Jennifer Hain Teper awarded 2020 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO—Jennifer Hain Teper is the recipient of the 2020 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. This award is given annually by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections...

Feb 12: Collaboration between the University of Toronto Libraries and the French Institute of Pondicherry Tamil Studies Programme receives the 2020 ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected From Private Treasures to Global Public Access: Enabling Global Access to a Private Gift Donation through Collaboration between the University of Toronto Libraries and the French Institute of...

Feb 11: ALA awards deadline extended

CHICAGO - The deadline has been extended to Mar 2 for...

Feb 11: Paromita Biswas receives 2020 CRS First Step Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Paromita Biswas, Continuing Resources Metadata Librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as the recipient of the 2020 First Step Award—a Wiley Professional Development Grant...

Feb 11: YALSA names 2020 Best Fiction for Young Adults

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2020 Best Fiction for Young Adults list.

The...

Feb 10: ALA publishes free facilitation skills training materials for small and rural library workers

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has released a set of free professional development materials to help library workers in small and rural...

Feb 10: ALA takes FY 2021 budget cuts seriously, urges members of Congress to visit libraries

WASHINGTON – The American Library Association (ALA) issued the following statement by ALA President Wanda Brown in response to the White House’s fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget request:

The White House proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) again dismisses...

Feb 10: Katrina Belton awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO—Katrina Belton, Preservation Specialist, University of Washington Libraries in Seattle, Wash., will receive the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant for 2020 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition during the Association for Library...

Feb 10: ALSC announces 2020 Notable Children’s Recordings

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2020 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...

Feb 07: 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits – offering visions of hope

PHILADELPHIA – Libraries are at the heart of our communities, supplying information and resources for people to find what they need to improve their quality of life. Often, the library is the first point of contact in connecting people with very serious needs to other community agencies.

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Feb 07: Booker, Neal and Rivera to serve on ALA Executive Board

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Council has elected Latrice Booker, Larry Neal and Alexandra Rivera to serve on the ALA Executive Board. The Executive Board election took place during the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 24-28, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Elected board...

Feb 05: New ALA program will help libraries address climate crisis

Educational pilot program launched by donation from private donors; matching gifts invited through April 22

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announced the rollout of ...

Feb 05: Linked data for the perplexed librarian

CHICAGO — Linked data is already happening right now, evident in projects from Big Tech and the Wikimedia Foundation as well as the web pages of library service platforms. The goal of exposing cultural institutions’ records to the web is as important as ever—but for the non-technically minded,...

Feb 04: United for Libraries’ February Monthly Member Forum to focus on highlights from the United for Libraries Institute: Trustees, Friends, and Foundations

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar for members, “Highlights from the United for Libraries Institute,” on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

Did you miss the ...

Feb 04: ALA responds to concerns about recent efforts to exclude materials

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) released the following statement in response to reports that trusted cultural institutions have altered or excluded photographs from exhibits that included protest signs unflattering to our current administration.

“The American Library...