Press Releases

Mar 20: Dr. Carla Hayden to kick off Spectrum 20th Anniversary celebration at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - 14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, will headline a special kick-off celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship Program at the 2017 ALA Annual...

Mar 20: Robert P. Doyle is granted the 2017 John Philip Immroth Memorial Award

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that Robert P. Doyle is the recipient of the 2017 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award.

The Immroth Award recognizes Doyle’s defense...

Mar 17: Moore receives 2017 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Alanna Aiko Moore, academic liaison coordinator and librarian for sociology, ethnic studies, and gender studies at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), has been chosen to receive the...

Mar 17: New Workshop—Programming with Cosplay: Embracing Costume Play in your Library

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Programming with Cosplay: Embracing Costume Play in your Library with Ellyssa Kroski. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on...

Mar 17: Bidney named 2017 ACRL WESS-SEES De Gruyter Grant winner

CHICAGO – Marcy Bidney, curator, American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been selected to receive the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) / Slavic and East European Section (SEES) De...

Mar 16: Ian Richardson wins BRASS SimplyMap Student Travel Award

CHICAGO-Ian Richardson, student at Wayne State University, has been selected as the 2017 BRASS SimplyMap Student Travel Award winner. Administered by the Business Reference and...

Mar 16: Polls now open in 2017 PLA board election

2017 Board Election
The Polls Are Open!
Voting Deadline: Apr. 5, 2017

One of the benefits of being a PLA member is using the power of your vote to choose the leadership of the organization. In the...

Mar 16: PLA to offer two preconference sessions at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 23, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present two preconference educational sessions focusing on disaster preparedness and measurement of program outcomes. Registration for the ALA Annual Conference is not...

Mar 16: New eCourse/eBook Bundle: New on the Job

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, New on the Job. Hilda Weisburg will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 15, 2017.

Estimated Hours of...

Mar 16: President’s budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding 'counterproductive and short-sighted'

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to President Trump's proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services in his FY2018 budget, American Library Association (ALA) President Julie Todaro today issued the following statement:

"The President's proposal to...

Mar 16: Gina Kessler Lee of Saint Mary’s College of California named winner of the Where Can Choice Reviews Take You? contest

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Gina Kessler Lee, information literacy librarian at Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, California, has been chosen as winner of...

Mar 16: New eCourse: Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff

Chicago—ALA Editions 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-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 15, 2017....

Mar 15: Sara Paretsky confirmed as featured speaker of Andrew Carnegie Medals Ceremony at 2017 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO--Sara Paretsky, famed novelist of the V.I. Warshawski mystery series (HarperCollins) and Chicago resident, is confirmed as the featured speaker...

Mar 15: ALSC invites applications for 2018 Arbuthnot Lecture with Naomi Shihab Nye

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2018 event featuring National Book Award winning author, Naomi Shihab Nye.

The Arbuthnot Lecture is an...

Mar 15: ALCTS endorses cataloging and metadata core competencies

CHICAGO — At the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and...

Mar 15: Senator Jon Tester receives ALA's 2017 James Madison Award
 
Washington, D.C. - American Library Association (ALA) Past President Sari Feldman presented U.S. Senator Jon Tester (Montana) with the 2017 James Madison Award today during a ceremony streamed live from the Newseum’s Knight TV Studio in Washington, D.C. The award honors...
Mar 15: Applications due April 13 for 2017 ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO – Applications for the 2017 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 7-10, Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois) will be accepted through...

Mar 15: RUSA offers preconference on user experience and testing in the library

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 23, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Emerging Technologies Section (ETS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) are hosting “...

Mar 15: Wiegand wins Gale Cengage History Research and Innovation Award

CHICAGO—Wayne A. Wiegand, author and  F. William Summers Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University, was selected as the 2017 winner of the ...

Mar 14: Reveal your metadata with an ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 23, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Cataloging and Metadata for the Web: Meeting the User Where They Are.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m...

Mar 14: ALCTS preconference builds digital collections at small institutions

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 23, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Building Successful Digital Programs at Small Institutions.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) ...

Mar 14: Hussey, Cordova win STARS Atlas Systems Mentoring Awards

CHICAGO--Elizabeth Hussey (left), Public Services Librarian at Roberts Wesleyan College (NY) and Eleana Cordova (right) Adult Reference & Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Wayne Public Library (NJ), were selected as the 2017 winners of the ...

Mar 13: ACRL Global Perspectives on Information Literacy paper released

CHICAGO -  The Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) announces the publication of a new white paper, ...

Mar 10: ACRL releases The First-Year Experience Cookbook

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The First-Year Experience Cookbook,” edited by Raymond Pun and Meggan Houlihan. This new addition to the ACRL...

Mar 10: New Workshop: Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on...

Mar 09: Spring 2017 brings a veritable garden of fresh topics with the ACRL-Choice webinar program

CHICAGO; MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts.  Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these free interactive webinars,...

Mar 09: National Library Week highlights transformation of libraries, April 9-15, 2017

CHICAGO – National Library Week, April 9 – 15, 2017, is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries and library workers for transforming lives through free access to technology, information literacy, diverse collections and opportunities for community engagement.

In a...

Mar 07: New free webinar on bikes and libraries

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting free webinar, Bikes and Libraries: Pedaling Toward Innovative Outreach, Health,...

Mar 07: How to Design Your Own Library READ Poster: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Build relationships with your community and patrons using the READ Design Studio! In the next episode of American Libraries Live, ALA Graphics staff will teach you how to create your own READ posters. You’ll learn how to create professional-looking READ posters using...

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