Press Releases

Dec 05: Information Rights for Records Managers

CHICAGO — Records managers have tended to find themselves given the responsibility for managing requests under the Freedom of Information (FOI) and Data Protection Acts (DPA), without necessarily having training and/or an academic background in legal studies. “...

Dec 04: 2019 Loleta D. Fyan Grant now accepting proposals

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's Library & Research Center is now accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant, a grant for up to $5,000 for the improvement of public libraries and the services they provide. Loleta D. Fyan, ALA President 1951-1952, believed that every...

Dec 04: Forty ALA student chapter members chosen to participate in the 2019 Student to Staff Program

CHICAGO — Forty student members of the American Library Association (ALA) will participate in the ALA Student-to-Staff program at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, June 20-June 25.

Established in 1973, the program allows 40 students, both ALA members and members of their...

Dec 04: Kathryn Greer Named a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader

The Library and Information Technology Association is proud to announce that Kathryn Greer has been selected as a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader.

Greer is the Systems and Digital Content Librarian at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where she serves as an administrator of...

Dec 04: Rachel Murdock Named a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader

The Library and Information Technology Association is proud to announce that Rachel Murdock has been selected as a 2019 LITA Emerging Leader.

Murdock is the Innovative Librarian at Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin. At HPL she handles emerging technologies and maker...

Dec 04: Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Bedford, N.Y. librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella, librarian at Katonah Village Library in Bedford, New York, was named a winner of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Hartwell-Mandella was selected...

Dec 04: Linda Robinson receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Mansfield, Conn., librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Linda Robinson, library media specialist at Mansfield Middle School in Mansfield, Connecticut, was named a winner of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Robinson was...

Dec 04: Terri Gallagher and Paula Kelly receive 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Two Pittsburgh-area librarians recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Terri Gallagher, reference librarian with Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) library in Monaca, Pennsylvania, and Paula Kelly, director of the Whitehall Public Library in...

Dec 04: Tamara Cox receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Piedmont, S.C. librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Tamara Cox, a school librarian at Wren High School Library in Piedmont, South Carolina, was named a winner of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Cox was selected...

Dec 04: Joy Bridwell chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Box Elder, Mont., librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Joy Bridwell, librarian at Stone Child College in Box Elder, Montana, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Bridwell is recognized for her leadership in...

Dec 04: Ginny Blackson chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Ellensburg, Wash. librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Ginny Blackson, collection development and management librarian at the James E. Brooks Library in Ellensburg, Washington, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award....

Dec 04: Jennifer Berg Gaither chosen for 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Baltimore librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Jennifer Berg Gaither, librarian at the Baltimore City College (BCC), was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Gaither is being recognized for her leadership in transforming...

Dec 04: Lindsey Tomsu receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Algonquin, Ill., librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Lindsey Tomsu, teen librarian at the Algonquin (Illinois) Area Public Library District, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Tomsu is recognized for her...

Dec 04: Nancy Daniel receives 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Morganton, N.C., librarian recognized with national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Nancy Daniel, library director at the Western Piedmont Community College, in Morganton, North Carolina, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Daniel is being...

Dec 03: American Library Association Announces I Love My Librarian Awards

Winners exemplify the invaluable role librarians play within their communities, schools and campuses

NEW YORK – A...

Dec 03: Give the gift of witty and thought-provoking writing prompts specifically for library lovers

CHICAGO — “This Journal Is Overdue”—and you’re the author. Start writing!

Just in time for the holidays, get your creative juices flowing with a new collection of witty and...

Nov 30: NMRT Accepting applications for the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award

ALA’s New Member’s Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications to the Shirley Olofson Memorial...

Nov 30: Accepting applications for the NMRT Professional Development Grant

ALA's New Members Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications for the NMRT Professional Development Grant. Given on an annual basis, the award is intended to help offset the cost of...

Nov 29: ALA awards 250 libraries with microfunding for CS Education Week 2018, launches Ready to Code website

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the American Library Association’s (ALA) ...

Nov 28: OIF Seeks Censorship Information from 2018

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is seeking information on challenges and censorship incidents that occurred in 2018 in libraries, schools and universities. Library workers, educators and community members are encouraged to...

Nov 28: National Short Fiction Contest enters judging phase

Public encouraged to vote in Readers’ Choice competition

CHICAGO – The submissions are in, now it’s your turn to weigh in. This fall, the Public Library Association (PLA) launched a national short story writing contest, inviting writers across the U.S. to submit short stories...

Nov 27: ALA Trustee Citation nominations due Jan. 7

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting nominations for the ALA Trustee Citation through Jan. 7, 2019.

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Nov 27: How libraries can support community health and wellbeing through bibliotherapy

CHICAGO — Bibliotherapy programs can now be found in libraries all over the world, from public libraries to health/hospital libraries and academic libraries. In their new book “Bibliotherapy,” published by...

Nov 27: Sarah Jessica Parker book club pick is Heartland, a personal story of working-class poverty in America

Sarah Smarsh’s Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth chosen for ALA’s Book Club Central

CHICAGO – Honorary Book Club Central Chair Sarah Jessica Parker has selected Sarah Smarsh’s Heartland: A Memoir of Working...

Nov 26: Record-keeping in an information culture

CHICAGO — Can archives and records management still make a distinctive contribution in the 21st century, or are they now being dissolved into a wider world of information governance? What should be our conceptual understanding of records in the digital era? What are the...

Nov 26: ACRL releases Library Service and Learning
CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Library Service and Learning: Empowering Students, Inspiring...
Nov 21: CEO and Author Sylvia Acevedo is Auditorium Speaker at 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO - Sylvia Acevedo has worn many hats: engineer at IBM, rocket scientist at NASA, award-winning entrepreneur, commissioner on the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics, and currently CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. In Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl...

Nov 21: Eric Klinenberg, Sociologist and Author is Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture Speaker at 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO - Eric Klinenberg is a professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. His latest book, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (available now),...

Nov 21: New iteration—Feminist Librarianship: Re-Envisioning Library Work eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Feminist Librarianship: Re-Envisioning Library Work. Maria T. Accardi will serve as the...

Nov 21: New eCourse—Supporting Teen Services: Fostering Community, Programming, and Outreach

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Supporting Teen Services: Fostering Community, Programming, and Outreach. Jennifer...