Press Releases

Jul 25: Millar champions the value of evidence in new Archival Futures book

CHICAGO — The safeguarding of authentic facts is essential, especially in this disruptive Orwellian age, where digital technologies have opened the door to a post-truth world in which “alternative facts” can be so easily accepted as valid. And because facts matter, evidence...

Jul 24: Colleen A. Kingsbury Selected as 2019 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Colleen A. Kingsbury of White Lake, Michigan as the 2019 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient....

Jul 24: New book series dives into the Shared Foundations anchoring the AASL Standards

CHICAGO – A new series of upcoming books from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions will provide an immersive and dedicated study of the Shared Foundations that anchor the "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries."...

Jul 23: PLA names Clara Bohrer as first fiscal officer

CHICAGO — Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) officially announced the appointment of Clara Nalli Bohrer, director of the West Bloomfield Township (Mich.) Public Library, as its first fiscal officer. Through a ballot initiative approved by the members earlier this year, the position of...

Jul 23: Advice in conversation with academic library leaders

CHICAGO — The path towards leadership starts with you. But you don’t have to go it alone. For “A Starter's Guide for Academic Library Leaders: Advice in Conversation...

Jul 23: Sheryl Orman Selected 2019 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Sheryl Orman of Tucson, Arizona as the 2019 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient.

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Jul 23: ALSC announces winners of 2019 Bound to Stay Bound, Melcher Scholarships

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six...

Jul 23: United for Libraries to dedicate Berkshire Athenaeum (Mass.) a Literary Landmark

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will dedicate The Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, Massachusetts as a Literary Landmark™ in honor of Herman Melville’s 200th birthday on August 1. The Literary Landmark program was spearheaded by Rocco Staino, director of the Empire State...

Jul 22: Brynne Campbell Selected as 2019 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Brynne Campbell of Brooklyn, New York as the 2019 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

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Jul 22: Cohort 2 of YALSA’s Train the Trainer project announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the second cohort of its ...

Jul 22: ALA urges LinkedIn Learning to reconsider changes to terms of service that impair library users’ privacy rights

CHICAGO - LinkedIn Learning — formerly Lynda.com, a platform used by libraries to provide online learning opportunities to library users — plans to make substantial changes to its terms of...

Jul 22: Sarah E. McKinsey Selected 2019 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Sarah E. McKinsey of Madison, Wisconsin as the 2019 Century Scholarship recipient.

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Jul 22: Gojcaj wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2019 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Lindsay Gojcaj, an Information Services Librarian at the Novi (Michigan) Public Library, has won the 2019 Young Adult Services Symposium library worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will...

Jul 22: Slater wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2019 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO – Shanel Slater, a student at the University of Iowa, has won the 2019 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Slater with up to $1,000 to...

Jul 22: AASL commends twelve programs and events across the country

CHICAGO — Moving on recommendations made by its Affiliate Assembly, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended twelve events and programs for their support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession serves. To be considered, programs must...

Jul 22: LLAMA Webinar helps you manage your projects

In the rush to get started on a project, especially if it is complicated or time consuming, many project planners neglect the most important step. Careful pre-planning is the secret that will help your project go smoothly and end successfully. By creating a cohesive...

Jul 19: YALSA announces cohort 4 participants of Future Ready with the Library project

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the participants of the fourth and final cohort of its Future Ready with the Library project. The project is...

Jul 19: 2019 YALSA Digital Equipment Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has chosen 10 libraries to receive its 2019 Digital Equipment Grant.

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Jul 18: Get ready for fall with the new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – The ALA Graphics fall 2019 catalog is packed with new products that will educate, excite, and inspire. The catalog cover spotlights a new Latino Heritage...

Jul 18: The culture of digital scholarship

CHICAGO — At the heart of digital scholarship are universal questions, lessons, and principles relating both to the mission of higher education and the shared values that make an academic library culture. But while global in aspirations, digital scholarship starts with local...

Jul 17: ACRL releases "2018 Academic Library Trends and Statistics"

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2018 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest...

Jul 17: New research examines classroom teacher and school librarian collaboration

CHICAGO – New research published in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR), examines classroom teachers' perceptions of their...

Jul 15: Volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and Joint Committees for 2020-2022

Volunteer to Serve on ALA, Council, and Joint Committees for 2020-2022...

Jul 15: IFRT Emerging Leader Videos Engage Non-Librarians

ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is pleased to announce the publication of four videos to engage non-librarians in the fight to protect intellectual freedom. The brief explainer videos cover the basics of...

Jul 12: The Sacramento Public Library chosen as site for 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot committee has chosen Sacramento Public Library as the site of the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor...

Jul 11: ALA releases findings from NILPPA, a national study of library public programming

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has released a report outlining the findings of an intensive research study that explored the characteristics, audiences, outcomes and value of U.S. library programming, as well as the competencies required to succeed in the field.

The...

Jul 10: New from ACRL - “The Grounded Instruction Librarian”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in The Scholarship of...

Jul 09: COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2019 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference.

What follows reflects the April 2018 policy revision to...

Jul 09: Applications open for 2020 Bill Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is seeking applications for its seventh biennial “Bill Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training,” to be held on Friday, January 24, 2020, prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.  This invitational seminar supports...

Jul 09: Upcoming webinar offers guidance on starting a WiFi hotspot lending program at the library

CHICAGO -- Last month, PLA announced a new project, supported by Microsoft Corp., called ...