Press Releases

May 17: New iteration: Winning Support and Influencing Communities for Library Funding Advanced eCourse

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new iteration of the advanced eCourse ...

May 17: St. Charles Public Library selected for ASCLA’s Exceptional Service Award

CHICAGO – St. Charles Public Library, Outreach Services Department, has been selected for the 2018 ASCLA Exceptional Service Award administered by the Association of Specialized and...

May 16: Gayle Danley Joins the 2018 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition as an Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO - Gayle Danley is a championship poet and grief writer who has won both the national, and international poetry slam titles. Her passion is teaching kids, through slam poetry, how to soothe their wounds. Danley traces her love for words, especially spoken word, to her childhood in Georgia...

May 16: Valerie Horton selected for ASCLA’s Leadership & Professional Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Valerie Horton, Director, Minitex, University of Minnesota, has been selected for the 2018 Leadership & Professional Achievement Award administered by the Association of...

May 15: Linda Crowe receives 2018 Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award

CHICAGO – Linda Crowe, retired Executive Director of  the Peninsula Library System and the
Califa Group as well as Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Library Partnership (PLP), is the 2018 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award....

May 15: Gale, A Cengage Company Financial Development Award recipient named

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is the 2018 winner of the prestigious Gale, a Cengage Company Financial Development Award administered by the American Library Association. The award is presented annually to a library organization...

May 15: Susan Orlean among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Toast, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at Annual

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Susan Orlean, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Lou Berney, Lisa Unger, Leif Enger, and Delia Owens will be the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Toast, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New...

May 15: New session—Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices with Mark Aaron Polger. This...

May 15: New advanced eCourse: Intermediate Cataloging for Non-Catalogers

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new advanced eCourse, Intermediate Cataloging...

May 15: Gwinnett County Public Library's Removing Barriers Project selected for ASCLA/KLAS/NOD Award

CHICAGO – Gwinnett County Public Library’s Removing Barrier’s Project, has been selected for the 2018 ASCLA/Keystone Library Automation Systems (KLAS) & National Organization on Disability (NOD) Award administered by the ...

May 15: Win Literary Prizes, Support Intellectual Freedom at ALA Annual Conference

Would you like to support contributions made to intellectual freedom on a personal level? And in the process come away with some great prizes?

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table is pleased to announce an exciting raffle at its breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 a.m. at...

May 15: Best Practices for Data Privacy: An American Libraries Live webcast

CHICAGO — The news feels overwhelmingly loaded with stories of security breaches and compromised data. In an environment where data breaches have become norm, how can we keep our data and our library users’ data secure? Join American Libraries Live on May 21 for a discussion on data...

May 14: The Freedom to Read Foundation Announces Results of 2018 Board of Trustees Election

Last week the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) announced the results of the 2018 election for the Board of Trustees.  The following candidates will join the FTRF Board of Trustees following the June Freedom to Read Foundation meeting in New Orleans:  

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May 14: Nuts and Bolts of Data Visualization – a LITA webinar

Chicago -- In a new LITA webinar understand basic concepts and terminology of data visualization and select appropriate types of visualization to present data effectively.

Nuts and Bolts of Data...

May 14: PLA launches new interest groups in online community platform

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has unveiled eight new interest groups in the...

May 14: LLAMA announces 2018 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award winners

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Library Interior Design Awards. The biennial Library Interior Design...

May 14: Transform and thrive

CHICAGO — Successful libraries are those that continuously learn to listen and respond, prioritizing an organizational approach that encourages library staff to work with each other as well as the community to create opportunities to thrive. That may sound airy and abstract. But in “...

May 11: Pearl G. Adzei-Stonnes receives ILL travel grant to conference

CHICAGO-Pearl G. Adzei-Stonnes, Public Services, Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Virginia Union University was selected as one of two winners of the STARS Mentoring Award sponsored by Atlas Systems...

May 11: Guerda Baucicaut wins ILL mentoring travel award

CHICAGO-Guerda Baucicaut, Inter Library Loan & Reserves Specialist at the City University of New York was selected as one of two winners of the ...

May 11: Moeller to serve as YALSA’s research journal editor

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Robin Moeller, Associate Professor of Library Science at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, as the next Member Editor for its open source, peer-reviewed research journal, the...

May 10: Ohio Educational Library Media Association named 2018 AASL Affiliate of the Year

CHICAGO – The Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) has been named the inaugural recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Affiliate of the Year Award. The award recognizes the AASL Affiliate most active and dynamic in achieving the goals of AASL at the...

May 10: Accepting appointments for career counseling

The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center will offer complimentary career counseling sessions Saturday and Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018 during the ALA 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans. ...

May 10: Guided inquiry examined in new School Library Research article

CHICAGO – New research published in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR) examines perceptions and use of guided...

May 10: Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews to Perform at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is an author, philanthropist, and a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist who leads the band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.  He has performed and shared the stage with countless musicians, including U2, Lenny Kravitz, Eric Clapton, and Madonna. He performed...

May 10: ALSC Announces 2018 Summer Reading Lists

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released its 2018 Summer Reading Lists. The lists are available to download for free in the ranges of birth-preschool, K-2nd grade, 3rd – 5...

May 09: Veronda J. Pitchford selected for ASCLA’s Cathleen Bourdon Service Award

CHICAGO – Veronda J. Pitchford, Director of Membership Development & Resource Sharing, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), has been selected for the 2018 Cathleen Bourdon Service Award administered by the...

May 09: Film, Theater, and Television Actor, Sally Field is an Auditorium Speaker at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO - Sally Field is a two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor, who has portrayed dozens of iconic roles on both the large and small screens.  Her extensive film credits include performances in Robert Benson’s Places of the Heart, for which she received both...

May 08: 2018 John Cotton Dana Award Winners announced

CHICAGO — After many hours of deliberation, the judges for this year’s John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards competition announced eight winners.  Each winning library will receive a $10,000 award from the H.W. Wilson Foundation and will be celebrated June 24 at a reception sponsored...