Press Releases

Sep 18: Applications open for 2019 AASL awards

CHICAGO - Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2019 awards are now available. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves to be lauded for their outstanding talent and dedication to the profession as part of this prestigious awards program...

Sep 17: Nominations for I Love My Librarian Award closing Oct. 1

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is reminding library users that they only have two weeks left to nominate their favorite librarians for the 2018 I Love My Librarian Award. This year’s nominations will close Mon., Oct. 1 at midnight Central Daylight Time.

Library users...

Sep 14: ALA, library community work to support Hurricane Florence recovery efforts

CHICAGO – American Library Association (ALA) and its chapters in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are working to assist libraries affected by Hurricane Florence. Support...

Sep 14: New workshop: Engaging Learners through Active Instruction and Assessment Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Engaging Learners through Active Instruction and Assessment with Sarah Steiner and Elizabeth...

Sep 14: PLA now accepting applications and nominations for 2019 Awards

CHICAGO – Through the generosity of its sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is proud to offer ten awards and grants for 2019. The PLA Awards are designed to highlight the best in public library service and programming and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication...

Sep 13: Libraries and Community Health: Prescribing Programs that Support Your Community's Needs

CHICAGO – ASGCLA will be hosting a new webinar, “Libraries and Community Health: Prescribing Programs that Support Your Community’s Needs” on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon Central Time.

This webinar is designed to help librarians understand the role of public, academic,...

Sep 13: AASL Standards now crosswalked to ISTE Standards and Future Ready Framework

CHICAGO – As part of its continued commitment to provide school library professionals the materials and resources needed to implement its new “National School Library Standards,” the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released crosswalks aligning the AASL Standards to the ISTE...

Sep 13: Banned Books Week 2018 focuses on author and reader activism

CHICAGO — Speaking out for banned and challenged books is vital in the fight against censorship. This Banned Books Week (Sept. 23-29), readers are encouraged to raise their voices in support of the freedom to read by participating in engaging activities.

Information on local...

Sep 13: New workshop: Determining the Right Format for Your eLearning Event Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Determining the Right Format for Your eLearning Event with Dan Freeman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and...

Sep 13: ACRL seeks nominations for 2019 awards recognizing outstanding achievements in academic librarianship

CHICAGO – Every year, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) celebrates the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of academic and research librarians across North America. Made possible by generous corporate support, the annual presentation of ACRL’s awards,...

Sep 13: YALSA opens up 2019 summer learning and teen intern grant applications

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has opened up the applications for its 2019 Summer Learning Resources and...

Sep 12: Choice publishes white paper examining marketing outreach activities by academic libraries

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. –  Choice today announced the publication of the second in a series of white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic...

Sep 12: A handbook for on time, on budget project management

CHICAGO — A recent study showed that only 53 percent of projects come in on budget and only 49 percent on schedule. So what does it take to be an on-budget, on-time finisher? Successful project management may seem like a quixotic pursuit. But, as demonstrated in the new book...

Sep 11: New iteration: How to Implement a Digitization Program eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, How to Implement a Digitization Program. Susanne Caro will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated...

Sep 11: New eCourse: Using and Understanding Library of Congress Subject Headings

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Using and Understanding Library of Congress Subject Headings. Bobby Bothmann will serve as the...

Sep 11: Pilot cohort of YALSA’s Train the Trainer project announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the pilot cohort of its Train the Trainer (TTT) project. The three-year project is being implemented in partnership with the ...

Sep 11: ACRL releases Academic Libraries and the Academy: Strategies and Approaches to Demonstrate Your Value, Impact, and Return on Investment

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the two-volume “...

Sep 11: ALA announces slate of Council candidates

Chicago - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals as candidates for positions on the ALA Council.  These individuals were nominated...

Sep 11: Library Director Bootcamp: A free preview

CHICAGO—So you’ve finally made it—you’re a library director … now what? You can learn about management, but it’s hard to find a library school course that teaches you how to be a boss. This winter, library management experts Kathy Parker and Kate Hall will be offering a ...

Sep 10: New session—Library Director Bootcamp: Getting the Skills You Need Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Library Director Bootcamp: Getting the Skills You Need with Kathy Parker and Kate Hall. This...

Sep 10: ALCTS 2019 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

CHICAGO—Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 15.

The Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award ...

Sep 10: ALCTS seeking Cataloging and Metadata Management Awards nominations for 2019

CHICAGO—Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of cataloging, classification, and metadata management. The awards are presented by the Cataloging and Metadata...

Sep 10: Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000 for guides to library resources

The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library...

Sep 10: ALCTS 2019 Publication Awards nominations sought

CHICAGO—Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library...

Sep 07: Pun honored for 2018 Achievement in Library Diversity Research

CHICAGO — Raymond Pun, doctoral student in educational leadership at California State University (CODEL), is the recipient of the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honor. As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity...

Sep 07: Public Library Association releases new strategic plan

Addresses critical issues and changes affecting public libraries

CHICAGO – Today the Public Library Association (PLA) unveiled a new strategic plan effective through the year 2022. The new PLA...

Sep 07: Travel Author, Television Host, and Activist Rick Steves is an Auditorium Speaker at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Seattle

Rick Steves is an American travel author, television host, and activist. As a child, he took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer. By the time he reached 18, Rick jokes, "I realized I didn't need my parents to travel!" He began...

Sep 07: Philanthropist and Author Melinda Gates will open the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Seattle

Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the world, Melinda Gates has dedicated her life to achieving transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities, and societies. Core to her work is empowering women and girls to...

Sep 06: Libraries invited to join Dear Banned Author letter-writing campaign this Banned Books Week

Speaking out for banned and challenged books is vital in the fight against censorship. This Banned Books Week (September 23-29), the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is hosting a letter-writing campaign that celebrates stories that have made an impact.

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