Press Releases

Mar 28: Reboot your book club with the help of ALA’s Public Programs Office

CHICAGO — Is your book club feeling stale or uninspired? Has attendance dropped, or are you struggling to keep your patrons engaged? What you need is a reboot. “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative...

Mar 28: ALA, Library Copyright Alliance Applaud Appointment of Karyn A. Temple as Register of Copyrights

WASHINGTON - The American Library Association, a member of the Library Copyright Alliance, congratulates Karyn Temple on her appointment to Register of Copyrights by Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress. In her more than two-year tenure as Acting Register, Temple has been open-minded and even...

Mar 28: Free webinar on mid-career options in April

The American Library Association’s JobLIST Placement...

Mar 27: ALA names James Neal senior policy fellow

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) appointed James G. (Jim) Neal as a senior policy fellow. Neal will advise the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Unit (Washington Office) on copyright and...

Mar 27: Chou and Pho win 2019 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Rose L. Chou, budget and personnel manager at American University, and Annie Pho, instruction coordinator and assessment librarian at the University of San Francisco, are the winners of the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS...

Mar 27: A guide to successful community technology projects

CHICAGO — As a newly minted librarian, Margaret Heller volunteered at a grassroots independent library founded to bring together the work of disparate art communities of Chicago. Since then she has participated in many library technology communities with stints on boards,...

Mar 27: ALA President to Speak at U.S. Census Bureau Press Conference

On April 1, 2019, ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will give remarks at a public...

Mar 27: Kruse wins 2019 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Carrie Kruse, director of College Library, user experience, and library spaces at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award....

Mar 26: Virginia Association of School Librarians receives Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

CHICAGO – The Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) has been named one of three 2019 recipients of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards. The $2,500 grants, awarded in honor of AASL past presidents,...

Mar 26: 'Lyrics as Literature' program receives AASL Roald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO – The project “Lyrics as Literature: Using Hip-Hop to Amplify Student Voice (Activism) and Social Justice” is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the Roald Dahl Award...

Mar 26: New Jersey Association of School Librarians receives AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

CHICAGO – The New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) has been named one of three 2019 recipients of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards. The $2,500 grants, awarded in honor of AASL past...

Mar 26: Pennsylvania School Librarians Association receives AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

CHICAGO – The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) has been named one of three 2019 recipients of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards. The $2,500 grants, awarded in honor of AASL past presidents,...

Mar 26: Free webinar recording available: Write and Cite "Chicago Style"

CHICAGO— ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions in partnership with the University of Chicago Press are announcing the free availability of our prerecorded webinar Write and Cite “Chicago Style”: Helping Students and Patrons Understand The Chicago...

Mar 25: Charles McClure Wins 2019 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

Charles McClure has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). He is the Francis Eppes...

Mar 25: Nation to recognize contributions of library workers on National Library Workers Day, April 9, 2019

CHICAGO – Today’s library workers play a critical role in meeting the needs of the communities they serve, from offering social service support and health services to career and small business...

Mar 25: ALA-APA seeking nominations for the Presidential Citation for Wellness in the Workplace

CHICAGO – The ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) is recognizing libraries that go above and beyond in meeting the wellness needs of...

Mar 25: Carnegie-Whitney Grant 2019 winners

The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States.  

The...

Mar 22: Free toolkit available to help with National Library Workers Day Celebrations

CHICAGO - It’s time to celebrate the stars in your library! Recognize all library workers who make library service...

Mar 21: Oregon State University Undergrad Research and Writing Studio wins 2019 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO— The Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries and Press has been selected to receive the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation Award for its Undergrad Research and Writing Studio, a dynamic and flexible space where students can...

Mar 21: New workshop: Nostalgia and Retro Programming for All Ages

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Nostalgia and Retro Programming for All Ages with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes...

Mar 21: New iteration: Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Violet Fox will...

Mar 21: New iteration: Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff. Kathy MacMillan will serve as the instructor for a 6-...

Mar 21: Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library receives 2019 Hayes Award

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2019 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the ...

Mar 20: March 2019 ITAL Issue Now Available

Chicago -- The March 2019 issue (volume 38, number 1) of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is now available.

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Mar 20: New workshop: Professional Growth for Late-Career Librarians

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Professional Growth for Late-Career Librarians with Caitlin Williams. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take...

Mar 20: New eCourse: Rediscovering the Power of Audiobooks

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Rediscovering the Power of Audiobooks: Collection Development,...

Mar 20: Go “Beyond the Racial Stalemate” at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

In his 2008 speech on race, titled "A More Perfect Union," then-candidate Barack Obama described a "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." He suggested that, if we don't do something different, "nothing will change." A decade later, we're still stuck. How do we move forward? 

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Mar 19: Nation’s libraries prepare for Money Smart Week®, March 30, April 6

CHICAGO – Financial issues are a constant in our lives. They change as they reflect milestones in our lives. At every stage in life, we are faced with financial issues, whether it means spending our allowance wisely, obtaining loans for college, applying for a mortgage or saving for retirement...