Press Releases

Oct 08: The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out About Heart Disease

CHICAGO — Heart disease affects millions of people every year. Featuring nearly 1,000 annotated entries, “The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out About Heart Disease” organizes and offers evaluated print and online...

Oct 08: AASL releases executive summary of 2011-2012 NCES Schools and Staffing Survey

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released an executive summary of the 2011-2012 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS).  Prepared by the AASL research and statistics committee with a data analysis by Sue Kimmel, the...

Oct 08: ProgrammingLibrarian.org webinar shares resources and tips for successful civic engagement programs

CHICAGO — A growing and diverse array of nonpartisan, non-agenda-driven materials about important public issues are available from the National Issues Forum Institute and other sources. The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and ...

Oct 08: ALSC now accepting applications for 2014 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2014 Bookapalooza Program. This program offers select libraries a collection of materials to be used in a way that creatively enhances their...

Oct 08: ALA to establish a Center for the Future of Libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has been awarded a Librarians for the 21st Century Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to establish a Center for the Future of Libraries.

The goal of the project will be to provide library planners and community...

Oct 08: Here There Be Dragons: Public Access to Federally Funded Research, an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium

CHICAGO — “Here There Be Dragons:  Public Access to Federally Funded Research,” a Midwinter Symposium from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) offers an unique opportunity to explore the complex issues surrounding the collection, organization, delivery and...

Oct 08: How to Discuss E-Books with Patrons

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, How to Discuss E-Books with Patrons with Phil Spirito.

It hasn’t taken long, but e-books are now an indispensable part of library collections. Patrons...

Oct 08: IRRT participating at the Library 2.013 Conference

CHICAGO — The American Library Association International Relations Round Table will be presenting on the topic “Internationalizing Your Library”...

Oct 08: New AASL publication helps school librarians navigate the changing landscape of e-books

CHICAGO — The newest publication from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), “Ebooks and the School Library Program: A Practical Guide for the School Librarian,” provides school librarians with a roadmap to help navigate the vast and intricate world of e-books. Written by AASL...

Oct 07: Advance registration rates for AASL13 end October 17

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages members planning to register for the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition to do so at national.aasl.org/registration before the Oct. 17 advance registration...

Oct 07: LLAMA webinar presents successful project management skills

CHICAGO — Librarians increasingly manage complex projects - both within their libraries and across departments - as well as in collaborative efforts in the community, on grants and with other units on campuses. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Project...

Oct 04: Meadowbrook School of Weston Library wins Sara Jaffarian Award

CHICAGO – The Meadowbrook School of Weston Library in Weston, Mass. is the recipient of the 2013 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced. The Meadowbrook School Library will receive...

Oct 04: European libraries and how they see their roles, in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — How do some of Europe's top libraries see the role of the library and the librarian? That’s the topic of discussion in the upcoming American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home,...

Oct 03: Going beyond Google again

CHICAGO — The Invisible Web, also known as the Deep Web, is a huge repository of underutilized resources that can be richly rewarding to searchers who make the effort to find them. Since Jane Devine and Francine Egger-Sider explored the educational potentials of this realm in “...

Oct 03: New From ACRL: Designing Training

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Designing Training" by Melanie Hawks, the fifth entry in the ACRL Active Guides series.

Focusing on the needs of the adult...

Oct 01: ALA seeking nominations for libraries on the cutting edge

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As part of its ongoing effort to identify and recognize libraries that are delivering quality library services in new ways, the American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the best library practices using cutting-edge technology. Nominations must be...

Oct 01: YALSA opens proposals for 2014 symposium, Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium, Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature, to be held...

Oct 01: United for Libraries to present free webinar on how to start a Friends group during National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 20-26

PHILADELPHIA - United for Libraries is coordinating the eighth annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 20-26, 2013. As part of the celebration, United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Gardner Reed will present a free webinar on how to start a Friends of the Library group at 1 p.m....

Oct 01: LITA/Library Hi Tech award nominations sought

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology through communication in continuing education within the field of...

Oct 01: LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.  Sponsored by LITA and Ex...

Oct 01: Join ALA and United for Libraries as a personal member by Nov. 14 and receive a free book

PHILADELPHIA – New United for Libraries personal members who join by Nov. 14 will receive their choice of “The Complete Library Trustee Handbook” or “Even More Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends.” Add United for Libraries to a current ALA personal membership, or join both ALA and United for...

Oct 01: LIRT Announces two new awards, Librarian Recognition and Innovation in Instruction

CHICAGO - The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) invites nominations for two new awards to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction.  The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field...

Oct 01: Getting started with evaluation

CHICAGO — Everyone agrees that evaluation of library services is essential, but without a background in research it can be a challenge to apply abstract concepts such as strategic planning, evidence-based decision making and accountability to real-world situations.  With the publication of “...

Oct 01: Nomination period now open for ASCLA awards recognizing service to profession and outstanding service to special populations

CHICAGO – The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is now accepting nominations for its 2014 awards, which recognize projects focused on library services...

Oct 01: Call for LLAMA webinar proposals for Winter/Spring 2014

CHICAGO - Do you have a good idea for a webinar topic? Now you can share your expertise and reach a wide and diverse audience by presenting a LLAMA webinar. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) is now accepting webinar proposals for January – April, 2014. All...

Oct 01: AASL awarded IMLS National Leadership Grant

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has been awarded a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). AASL’s “Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS)” national research forum is one of 42 grants awarded...

Oct 01: AASL members name finalists in National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest

CHICAGO – Forty members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) participated in the "A Book That Shaped Me" Library of Congress National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest as first round panel judges. The program, now in its second year, asks rising 5th and 6th graders to...

Oct 01: EBSCO offers five scholarships to librarians attending 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The meeting takes place Jan. 24 - 28, 2014 and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction...

Oct 01: Apply now for $5,000 award for excellence in library programming

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award, sponsored by the ALA Cultural Communities Fund. The award recognizes a library that has created...

Oct 01: ALA PPO and OIF co-sponsor free webinar for “Muslim Journeys” grantees

CHICAGO — Islam is the second most widely practiced faith in the world, and international news items focus on events in Muslim-majority societies daily. Librarians face the unique challenge of reaching patrons with requested information and programming regarding this often unfamiliar culture,...

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