Press Releases

Mar 15: ALCTS endorses cataloging and metadata core competencies

CHICAGO — At the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and...

Mar 15: Senator Jon Tester receives ALA's 2017 James Madison Award
 
Washington, D.C. - American Library Association (ALA) Past President Sari Feldman presented U.S. Senator Jon Tester (Montana) with the 2017 James Madison Award today during a ceremony streamed live from the Newseum’s Knight TV Studio in Washington, D.C. The award honors...
Mar 15: Applications due April 13 for 2017 ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO – Applications for the 2017 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 7-10, Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois) will be accepted through...

Mar 15: RUSA offers preconference on user experience and testing in the library

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 23, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Emerging Technologies Section (ETS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) are hosting “...

Mar 15: Wiegand wins Gale Cengage History Research and Innovation Award

CHICAGO—Wayne A. Wiegand, author and  F. William Summers Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University, was selected as the 2017 winner of the ...

Mar 14: Reveal your metadata with an ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 23, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Cataloging and Metadata for the Web: Meeting the User Where They Are.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m...

Mar 14: ALCTS preconference builds digital collections at small institutions

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 23, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Building Successful Digital Programs at Small Institutions.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) ...

Mar 14: Hussey, Cordova win STARS Atlas Systems Mentoring Awards

CHICAGO--Elizabeth Hussey (left), Public Services Librarian at Roberts Wesleyan College (NY) and Eleana Cordova (right) Adult Reference & Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Wayne Public Library (NJ), were selected as the 2017 winners of the ...

Mar 13: ACRL Global Perspectives on Information Literacy paper released

CHICAGO -  The Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) announces the publication of a new white paper, ...

Mar 10: ACRL releases The First-Year Experience Cookbook

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The First-Year Experience Cookbook,” edited by Raymond Pun and Meggan Houlihan. This new addition to the ACRL...

Mar 10: New Workshop: Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on...

Mar 09: Spring 2017 brings a veritable garden of fresh topics with the ACRL-Choice webinar program

CHICAGO; MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts.  Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these free interactive webinars,...

Mar 09: National Library Week highlights transformation of libraries, April 9-15, 2017

CHICAGO – National Library Week, April 9 – 15, 2017, is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries and library workers for transforming lives through free access to technology, information literacy, diverse collections and opportunities for community engagement.

In a...

Mar 07: New free webinar on bikes and libraries

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting free webinar, Bikes and Libraries: Pedaling Toward Innovative Outreach, Health,...

Mar 07: How to Design Your Own Library READ Poster: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Build relationships with your community and patrons using the READ Design Studio! In the next episode of American Libraries Live, ALA Graphics staff will teach you how to create your own READ posters. You’ll learn how to create professional-looking READ posters using...

Mar 07: ALA and 170 public interest organizations call on FCC and Congress to protect and enforce strong net neutrality rules and secure the open internet

Washington, DC – On the eve of the Senate Commerce Committee’s first Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Oversight Hearing of 2017, the American...

Mar 07: 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Selection Committee announced

The 2018 committee is starting work on selecting titles for the longlist for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, now in their seventh year. The 2018 committee includes the following experts...

Mar 07: PLA releases digital literacy tutorials in Spanish

CHICAGO — Spanish speakers will now have access to digital literacy training resources thanks to recent efforts by the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association. PLA announced today that all learning content on its website...

Mar 07: LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Miguel Figueroa

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present "Learning and Leading Together Toward the Future of Libraries," on Mar. 29, from noon to 1:00 pm, Central Time. This free webinar, featuring Miguel...

Mar 07: ASCLA Spring Online Learning

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association, offers convenient, year round online learning opportunities to further your knowledge and career skills. ASCLA's online...

Mar 07: eCourse on Fundraising and Grantsmanship Starting

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is offering a six-week course on Fundraising and Grantsmanship.  The online asynchronous sessions will be available on six sequential Mondays...

Mar 07: Breaking down barriers to collaboration by facilitating workshops

CHICAGO — “Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, leads readers through a unique framework that breaks down barriers to...

Mar 06: East Side Freedom Library named winner of John Sessions Memorial Award

CHICAGO—The East Side Freedom Library was selected as the 2017 winner of the John Sessions Memorial Award. The award...

Mar 06: New Workshop: How to Hire a New Library Employee

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Hire a New Library Employee with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place on...

Mar 06: Seangill 'Peter' Bae, winner of Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

CHICAGO—Seangill 'Peter' Bae, Circulation Services Director of Firestone Library at Princeton University, was selected as the 2017 winner of the Virginia...

Mar 06: Choice Reviews Reaches A Significant Milestone - 200,000 Reviews

CHICAGO; MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Twenty-eight years after its launch, the...

Mar 06: Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni to speak at 2017 ALA Annual Conference reception to benefit Cultural Communities Fund

CHICAGO — Renowned poet, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni will headline a special reception to benefit the American Library Association (ALA) Cultural Communities Fund (CCF) at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in...

Mar 06: Fundamentals of electronic resources management

CHICAGO — It’s a real challenge to get up to speed with the continually evolving field of electronic resources management (ERM). Alana Verminski and Kelly Marie Blanchat were once new on the job themselves, crossing over from research instruction and the vendor side of scholarly...

Mar 06: RUSA Spring Online Learning

CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association,  offers multiple online professional development opportunities year round that are open to the public. Whether you want to acquire new skills or sharpen your current skills, RUSA...