Press Releases

Jan 02: Accepting Applications for the 2018 Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

The American Library Association's (ALA) Learning Round Table (LRT) will award up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members...

Jan 02: Practical, research-based solutions for the dysfunctional library

CHICAGO — There is an unfortunate stigma to acknowledging workplace dysfunction, let alone trying to grapple with the problem. But negative behaviors such as incivility, toxicity, deviant behavior, workplace politics, and team and leadership dysfunction not only make the library a stressful...

Dec 29: 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Entries Due January 12

The 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Call for Entries is now available.  The awards, managed by ALA/LLAMA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), encourage excellence in the architectural design and planning...

Dec 29: Meet the 2018 Intellectual Freedom Bloggers!

On Monday, we flip the calendars to 2018; we resolve to change our lifestyles for the better; and we welcome a new slate of intellectual freedom advocates to share opinions and knowledge about a core value of the librarian profession.

The...

Dec 28: Call for Submissions 2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition

Call for Submissions
2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition

sponsored by the Marketing and Communications Community of Practice
Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
a division of...

Dec 26: Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) Journal Winter Edition Now Available

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CHICAGO - It is Christmas Eve here as I write the...

Dec 21: Jewel Davis Selected as 2018 NMRT Emerging Leader

The New Members Round Table (NMRT) is pleased to sponsor Jewel Davis as our 2018 Emerging Leader. The sponsorship consists of a $1000 award towards attendance at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver and ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. As NMRT's Emerging...

Dec 19: Professional development goes ‘Beyond the Horizon’ on AASL eCOLLAB

CHICAGO – More than seventy concurrent sessions recorded at the AASL National Conference & Exhibition in Phoenix are now available for view on the American Association of School Librarians’ professional development repository, ...

Dec 19: Libraries invited to apply for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club pilot program for underserved youth

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites libraries to apply for a pilot of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Great Stories Club (GSC), a thematic reading and discussion program series that will...

Dec 19: McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) creates ALA Student Chapter

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that the School of Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, has created a new ALA student chapter.

Each ALA student chapter has its own character and purpose. All enhance students' ALA membership by...

Dec 19: Susan Wiggs among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at Midwinter

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Susan Wiggs, Silas House, Elisabeth Hyde, Ariel Lawhon, Molly Tanzer and Spencer Wise  will be among the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver...

Dec 18: Application process open for 2018 ALA Leadership Institute

The application process for the 2018 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 6-9, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois) is now open, with applications accepted through March 9, 2018. Building on the...

Dec 18: New session: Build a Great Team Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Build a Great Team with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30...

Dec 18: Juan Rivera selected as AASL Emerging Leader

CHICAGO – Juan Rivera has been selected as one of two American Association of School Librarians (AASL) sponsored participants in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2018 Emerging Leaders program. The Emerging Leaders program enables newer library workers from across the country to...

Dec 18: Julie Stivers selected as AASL Emerging Leader

CHICAGO – Julie Stivers has been selected as one of two American Association of School Librarians (AASL) sponsored participants in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2018 Emerging Leaders program. The Emerging Leaders program enables newer library workers from across the country to...

Dec 18: Helping patrons find their roots

CHICAGO — Public libraries have many valuable resources for diving into a patron’s lineage and family history, yet librarians themselves are sometimes not fully acquainted with all the tools available. The good news is that you don’t have to be a genealogist to help patrons find the research...

Dec 18: New session: How to Run Great Webinars Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, How to Run Great Webinars with Dan Freeman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30...

Dec 18: New iteration: Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data. Dr. Oksana L. Zavalina will serve as the instructor for a 6-week...

Dec 18: New eCourse: Business Outreach for the Public Librarian

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Business Outreach for the Public Librarian. Barbara Alvarez will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse...

Dec 15: Public libraries invited to apply for Revisiting the Founding Era funding opportunity

Public libraries are invited to apply for Revisiting the Founding Era, a nationwide project that will use historical documents to spark public conversations about the Founding Era’s enduring ideas and themes and how they continue to...

Dec 14: McCook and Bossaller's updated, comprehensive text on public librarianship

CHICAGO — Put simply, there is no text about public librarianship more rigorous or comprehensive than “Introduction to Public Librarianship,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman. For its new third...

Dec 13: YALSA opens proposals for 2018 Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper...

Dec 13: Sarah Jessica Parker selects Ayobami Adebayo’s “Stay with Me” for ALA Book Club Central pick

CHICAGO – The latest American Library Association (ALA) Book Club Central SJP pick, chosen by Honorary Book Club Central Chair Sarah Jessica Parker, is “Stay with Me” by Ayobami Adebayo, published by Knopf, an imprint of...

Dec 11: New workshop—Cataloging Judaica: Diving into History

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Cataloging Judaica: Diving into History with Sheryl Stahl. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2...

Dec 11: Husbands named YALSA 2018 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Nicole Husbands, YA and Outreach Services Librarian at the Indian Valley Public Library in Telford, PA, as its 2018 Emerging Leader.

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Dec 11: Castillo and Cruz named 2017-2018 YALSA Spectrum Scholars

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced Andrea Castillo from the University of Maryland and Jose Cruz from the University of South Florida as their 2017-2018 Spectrum Scholars.

Castillo and Cruz will...

Dec 11: New “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” PSAs capture the action and adventure found at the library

CHICAGO -  Let’s face it.  It’s an information jungle out there and librarians and library staff lead countless quests to transform lives through education and lifelong learning.  In conjunction with the anticipated release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” on Dec. 20, 2017,...

Dec 11: ALSC selects Jacqueline Quinn as 2018 Emerging Leader
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Jacqueline Quinn of the Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY as its representative in the 2018 Emerging...