Press Releases

Jun 07: ALA calls for national dialogue to reform the nation’s surveillance laws
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Library Association (ALA) is, frankly, saddened that two major revelations about our country’s surveillance practices confirm our gravest worries: the government has obtained vast amounts of personal information about the activities, especially electronic...
Jun 07: Using branding to help libraries survive and thrive

CHICAGO— Branding provides a unique way for a library to distinguish itself: its identity, personality, and image. Drawing on five vividly unique case studies from libraries across the country, “Breakthrough Branding: Positioning Your...

Jun 07: Friends of ALSC Preconference Scholarship winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Friends of ALSC have awarded two scholarships to the 2013 ALSC Preconference, A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal. ...

Jun 07: ALSC kicks off registration for summer 2013 online courses

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) opened registration for summer 2013 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, July 15, 2013.

Participants in online courses consistently respond that they would be very...

Jun 07: ALSC announces winners of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Melcher Scholarships

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six scholarship winners for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Four winners were awarded the Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship which is made possible by...

Jun 07: ALA 101: An Intro for Elected Round Table (RT) Leaders

CHICAGO — So you’ve been elected a Round Table (RT) leader—what’s next? Plan to attend this FREE, one-hour webinar at 2 p.m. Central time on Thursday, June 13, 2013, to gain answers and insights on your role as an elected Round Table leader.

Do you have questions about where Round Tables...

Jun 06: ALA welcomes White House call for increased E-rate funding for libraries and schools

WASHIINGTON, D.C. - American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement of the ConnectED initiative to connect America’s students to high-capacity broadband and high-speed wireless:

“ALA is encouraged by...

Jun 06: ALA calls for accountability and transparency in nation’s surveillance laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Library Association (ALA) is gravely concerned, but unfortunately not surprised, at this week’s revelations that the U.S. government obtained the phone records of all Verizon customers for the last seven years. Leaders of the association again call upon Congress...

Jun 06: Global thought leaders examine the future of scholarly communication

CHICAGO — Governments and societies around the globe agree that a vibrant and productive research community underpins a successful knowledge economy. But the context, mechanisms and channels of research communication are in flux. “The...

Jun 06: A year of ready-to-go artsy toddler storytimes

CHICAGO — For toddlers, every storytime can be a new adventure, while art activities are important for developing impulse control, hand-eye coordination and fine motor dexterity in the hands. Carol Garnett Hopkins’ new book “Artsy Toddler...

Jun 05: First education bill in decades acknowledges effective school library programs

Washington, D.C.— The American Library Association would like to thank Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI) for their leadership in including strong provisions for effective school library programs in the...

Jun 04: RUSA 101: Network, get oriented and get involved with the Reference and User Services Association

CHICAGO —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host RUSA 101, a networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick...

Jun 04: Karol M. Wasylyshyn to speak at LLAMA/ACRL Joint Presidents Program

CHICAGO — Please join the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) for their joint Presidents’ Program at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Titled “Standing on Marbles: Ensuring Steady Leadership in Unsteady Times...

Jun 04: LITA Web Course available: Getting Started with GIS

CHICAGO — LITA is pleased to announce the availability Getting Started with GIS, presented by Eva Dodsworth, Geospatial Data Services Librarian at the University of Waterloo Map Library in Ontario.

This newly re-designed course is modeled on Eva Dodsworth's...

Jun 04: Andrew Carnegie Medal winners to be announced at special event at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The announcement and presentation of the second ever Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, ALA’s new single-book awards for adult trade fiction and nonfiction, will take place during the...

Jun 03: Independent school librarians invited to network at AASL national conference

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition, taking place Nov. 14-17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn., will host events encouraging school librarians working in independent schools to network and build community. The conference, “Rising to...

Jun 03: Reference, technology and adult literature featured in RUSA programs offered at 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Seeking conference programming covering reference, reference technologies and the best books for adult readers? Look no further than the program slate for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA.

This year’s RUSA programs offer...

Jun 03: Be part of the ALA/People to People library tour to Costa Rica

CHICAGO - For 50 years People to People’s Citizen Ambassador Delegations have been providing rewarding professional opportunities by taking your career out of the office and into the world.

Now, People to People, in collaboration with the...

Jun 03: Free PLA webinar highlights self-publishing at the public library

CHICAGO – The advent of online self-publishing platforms presents libraries with a new resource to connect authors and readers in their communities. Learn more about the potential of this during PLA’s free webinar, “...

Jun 03: AIA/ALA Library Building Awards announced - celebrating 50 years

CHICAGO — In honor of the 50th anniversary of the awards, The American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have selected six recipients to receive the 2013 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards.  Biennially, representatives from ALA and AIA gather to celebrate the...

May 31: Erin McKean at ALCTS President’s Program in Chicago

CHICAGO — Erin McKean, founder of Wordnik.com and the former editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical...

May 31: ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program presents Think with Your Eyes!

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) invites you to the 2013 Charlemae Rollins President’s...

May 29: International Crime—award-winning crime fiction authors at 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Wolf Haas, Bayo Ojikutu, Zane Lovitt and Mark Billingham make up the not-to-be-missed “International Crime from Independent Publishers” panel at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference. These lauded...

May 29: USCIS panel discussion to highlight immigrant civic integration efforts in local libraries at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — During this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will convene a panel discussion to explore the important role public libraries play in serving immigrant communities throughout the United...

May 29: Suggestions for making the most of Annual Conference offered in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 6. An expert-led panel will offer suggestions for how they’re...

May 29: An updated study of the information society’s continuity and change

CHICAGO — What is information? Who are the information rich and who are the information poor? How can there be equality of access for users in the light of the political, economic and cultural pressures that are placed upon information creators, gatherers and keepers? Set against a broad...

May 28: Consultants give back: free 30-minute sessions in Chicago co-sponsored by ASCLA and PLA

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’ (ASCLA) Library Consultants Interest Group and the Public Library Association (PLA) are teaming up to offer “Consultants...

May 28: Thirty AASL members receive grants to attend first national conference

CHICAGO – Thirty members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) have been awarded a $750 travel grant in order to attend their first AASL national conference. Generously sponsored by Bound To Stay Bound Books, Inc. (BTSB), the grants will allow recipients to secure housing,...

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 school librarianship...

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 (RUSA); registration...

Pages

Subscribe to Press Releases