Press Releases

May 28: AASL congratulates newly recognized NCATE-accredited programs

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) would like to congratulate the 12 programs recently granted AASL and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) recognition.  National recognition is awarded to education master’s programs in...

May 28: Registration closing soon for Business Reference 101 preconference offered by RUSA

CHICAGO — New business librarians and reference generalists won’t want to miss “Business Reference 101: Core Competencies for Business Librarianship,” a 2013 preconference hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (...

May 28: Fourth edition of ALA glossary includes latest technology-related terms

CHICAGO — The only things librarians seem to encounter more often than acronyms are strings of jargon and arcane technical phrases — and there are so many floating around that even just reading an article in a professional journal can bewilder experienced librarians, to say nothing...

May 24: Interactive advocacy sessions to be focus of Advocacy Corner at ALA Annual Conference; will highlight library PAC’s, roles of trustees and Friends

CHICAGO – Interactive advocacy workshops, discussions and presentations focused on critical advocacy topics are the focus of The Advocacy Corner, to take place in the Membership Pavilion at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Topics range from political action committees,...

May 24: Fourth edition of ALA glossary includes latest technology-related terms

CHICAGO— The only things librarians seem to encounter more often than acronyms are strings of jargon and arcane technical phrases—and there are so many floating around that even just reading an article in a professional journal can bewilder experienced librarians, to say nothing of...

May 23: Explore YA and more at ‘Crossing Over: Teen Books for Everyone!’ at ALA Annual, presented by United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries will present “Crossing Over: Teen Books for Everyone!” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CDT on Saturday, June 29 at McCormick Place N227a at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Some of the most interesting books are designed for young adults...

May 23: Archival preservation—a seminal work now fully updated

CHICAGO — Access to archival material, the documentary heritage of people all over the world that gives them their identity and ensures their rights, is dependent on the survival of fragile materials: paper, parchment, photographic materials, audiovisual materials and, most recently,...

May 23: Jennifer Gallant receives Norman Horrocks-Scarecrow Press Annual Conference Award

CHICAGO — The ALA Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Gallant has been chosen to receive the Norman Horrocks-Scarecrow Press Annual Conference Award. The $1,000 Award, sponsored by Scarecrow Press, was established in 2011 to honor the...

May 22: New American Libraries supplement examines future of ebook lending

Washington, D.C.—Leading library practitioners and experts discuss promises and “Faustian bargains” of ebooks in the new American Libraries digital supplement ...

May 21: Experience a taste of Poland with EMIERT and PALA at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Join the ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table and the Polish American Librarians Association for a Taste of the Town, featuring a visit to the Polish Museum of America and...

May 21: Ghada Elturk wins 2013 EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award

CHICAGO — Ghada Elturk, outreach librarian at the Boulder (Colo.) Public Library, is the 2013 recipient of the ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Distinguished Librarian Award. Given biannually, the award recognizes a librarian for outstanding...

May 21: Explore outreach services during Bookmobile Saturday 2013 @ ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Libraries are extending their resources beyond their walls and into the communities they serve every day. Bookmobile Saturday, June 29, during ALA’s Annual Conference, gives attendees the opportunity to learn, gain inspiration and network. Learn about the trends, model...

May 21: Applications being accepted for 2014 class of ALA Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2014 class of Emerging Leaders.  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the...

May 21: Meet the 2013 Emerging Leaders at the Friday poster session and reception

CHICAGO — Attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago are invited to meet the 2013 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28. The ALA 2013 class of ELs will showcase their final projects...

May 21: Your first job @ your library

CHICAGO — It is graduation season, which means new graduates are out seeking that first full-time job. But where to begin the search? Graduates should take a look at the resources at their library.

Using the library to find a job after school is nothing new. Even President Obama...

May 21: David Sedaris to bring PLA 2014 Conference to a laugh-filled close

CHICAGO — Attendees at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference, March 11-15, in Indianapolis will want to stay through the end to enjoy humorist and author David Sedaris at the PLA 2014 Closing Session.

Sedaris is...

May 21: Pennsylvania Avenue School named National School Library Program of the Year

CHICAGO — Pennsylvania Avenue School, located in Atlantic City, N.J., is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 2013 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award recipient. Sponsored by Follett Library Resources, the NSLPY annually recognizes three school...

May 21: ALSC and LEGO® DUPLO® team up to create the Read! Build! Play! 2013 Summer Reading List for children 5 and under

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has teamed up with LEGO® DUPLO® to expand the Read! Build! Play initiative by creating the LEGO® DUPLO® Read! Build! Play! 2013 Summer Reading List....

May 21: Freedom to Read Foundation announces seven recipients of 2013 Banned Books Week event grants

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), via its Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, has announced seven $1,000 grants to libraries, schools and community organizations in support of ...

May 21: RUSA Literary Tastes: Celebrate your love of reading with author program featuring Peter Heller, Jonathan Tropper and other award-winning authors

CHICAGO — Four award-winning authors will be featured at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) 2013 ALA Annual Conference program “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year”: Peter...

May 21: Innovation at your library: ASCLA workshops, programming and events at the ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO —The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a small and mighty division of ALA, will offer innovative and insightful preconferences, programs...

May 21: New Augusta South Elementary School named National School Library Program of the Year

CHICAGO — New Augusta South Elementary School, located in Indianapolis, is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 2013 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award recipient. Sponsored by Follett Library Resources, the NSLPY annually recognizes up to three...

May 21: Mystery writers reveal all at ‘Shoot Between the Lines’ at ALA Annual, presented by United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present ‘Shoot Between the Lines: Mystery Writers Reveal All’ from 3 - 4 p.m. CDT on Sunday, June 30 at McCormick Place N128 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Don’t have a clue? Come to this program and hear from Jeff...

May 21: Booklist Online launches Booklandia—Where YA Books Live, free e-Newsletter

CHICAGO — Booklandia—Where YA Books Live has just joined the roster of popular Booklist Online e-newsletters. This new free bimonthly newsletter will keep subscribers updated on trends in YA literature through a mix of original feature articles and selected ...

May 21: RUSA Awards Reception at ALA Annual Conference honors top professionals and projects in reference and adult library services

CHICAGO — Celebrate this year’s winners of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) achievement awards in adult reference and library services at the RUSA Awards Reception and...

May 21: AASL extends deadline for SLR editor search

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has extended the application deadline for the volunteer editor/co-editor position for its peer-reviewed online research journal, School Library Research (SLR)....

May 21: Sharon McQueen's "The Story of ‘The Story of Ferdinand’’ wins the 2013 Dain Award

CHICAGO — The Library History Round Table is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Phyllis Dain Library History Award.

The 2013 recipient is Sharon McQueen for her dissertation entitled “The Story of ‘The Story of Ferdinand’: The Creation of a Cultural Icon....

May 21: Mary Page chosen ALCTS president-elect

CHICAGO – Mary Page, associate director for collections and technical services at the University of Central Florida is the newly elected president-elect of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  Page’s term begins at the end of the ALA 2013...