Press Releases

Apr 19: YALSA seeks member manager for blog, The Hub

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for its collection development and content curation blog, The Hub.

The member manager will lead...

Apr 19: Mary Mackay to become new ALA Associate Executive Director for Publishing
CHICAGO -  After a nationwide search for the American Library Association’s new Associate Executive Director for Publishing, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Mackay to the role. Mary will start her new position on June 5th.
 
Mary has...
Apr 19: Libraries fuel cultural understanding and acceptance through Día, April 30

CHICAGO – On April 30, hundreds of libraries across the country will celebrate Día, a national library program that fosters literacy for all children from all backgrounds. Demographic projections show more than half of the country’s children will be part of a minority race or ethnic...

Apr 18: Wonder Woman and more arrive in the new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – The ALA Graphics Summer 2017 catalog has arrived, featuring new products that will excite and inspire readers of all ages. The catalog cover features actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the new...

Apr 14: Public Library Association awarded grant to sponsor summer library internships

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced today that it will pilot a diversity-focused library internship program this summer. PLA received funding from the Institute of...

Apr 14: Public Library Association members elect Ziesenhenne as 2018-19 president; Chase, Jeske and Plymire to board

CHICAGO — Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, director of the Palo Alto (California) City Library, has been elected 2018-2019 president of the Public Library Association (PLA). She will serve a three-year term...

Apr 14: Skip Dye elected 2018-2019 United for Libraries president

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Skip Dye, VP, library marketing and digital sales at Penguin Random House, has been elected 2018-2019 United for Libraries president. Dye will serve as president-elect during 2017-2018 under United for Libraries President Steve Laird.

“It is an honor...

Apr 14: Spring 2017 issue of ALA Office for Accreditation's newsletter Prism now available

CHICAGO - The Spring 2017 issue of Prism: the newsletter from the ALA Office for Accreditation, published semi-annually, is now available.

Included in this issue:

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Apr 14: Adam Szczepaniak, Jr. elected ASCLA President 2018-2019

CHICAGO - Adam Szczepaniak, Jr., Deputy State Librarian & Director at New Jersey State Library - Talking Book & Braille Center elected President for 2018-19 for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) division of the American Library Association (ALA)....

Apr 14: Crystle Martin elected for 2018-2019 YALSA presidency

CHICAGO — Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), elected Crystle Martin as the division’s next president-elect. Martin will begin her term...

Apr 14: Ann K. G. Brown named RUSA's President for 2018-19

CHICAGO - Ann K. G. Brown, Instruction, Ourtreach and Reference Librarian at George Washington University, GW Libriraries in Washington D.C. named President-Elect for the Reference and User Services (RUSA) division of the American Library Association (ALA). 

"RUSA has given me...

Apr 14: New Workshop: How to Fix the 25 Most Common Library Website Problems

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Fix the 25 Most Common Library Website Problems with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, June...

Apr 13: New LLAMA officers elected

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association announced today that Lynn Hoffman has been elected as the new president-elect. She is the director of operations for the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Upon hearing of her election...

Apr 13: Naidoo elected ALSC 2018-2019 president

Jamie Campbell Naidoo, Ph.D., Foster-EBSCO Professor at The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), Tuscaloosa, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library...

Apr 13: Lauren Pressley elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO - Lauren Pressley, director of the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma Library and associate dean of UW Libraries, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and assume the presidency in July...

Apr 13: 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2017 Teens Top Ten Nominees.

This year’s list of nominees features 26 titles that...

Apr 13: Martin elected ALCTS President for 2018-2019

CHICAGO —Kristin E. Martin, electronic resources management librarian, University of Chicago, has been elected the 2018-2019 President of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

She previously held positions in electronic resources management and...

Apr 12: H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant Award recipient named

CHICAGO — 13 Things in Blackboard: A Self-Paced Online Learning Professional Development Program at George Mason University Libraries is the 2017 winner of the prestigious H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant. The award is presented annually to a library organization whose...

Apr 12: The American Library Association honors Haipeng Li with Equality Award

CHICAGO — Haipeng Li is the 2017 recipient of the American Library Association Equality Award. The annual award, $1,000 and a framed citation of achievement donated by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, is given to an individual or group for outstanding contributions toward...

Apr 12: Kathryn Roots Lewis elected 2018-2019 AASL President

CHICAGO – Kathryn Roots Lewis, director of media services and instructional technology for Norman (Okla.) Public Schools, has been elected as the 2018-2019 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) president. Lewis will serve as president-elect during 2017-2018 under AASL President...

Apr 12: Taking on New Job Responsibilities: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Due to budget cuts and increased demands, many library staffers are being asked to take on tasks where they have little or no experience—paraprofessionals are being asked to do reference, catalogers are being asked to run programs, and so on. You may feel that you need to...

Apr 12: Eight recipients honored with the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced today the eight recipients of the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. The LLAMA Buildings and Equipment...

Apr 12: PLA to offer strategic planning workshop at conference for rural and small libraries

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) announced today that it will hold a one-day workshop on strategic planning specifically for small and rural libraries. The...

Apr 12: Take United for Libraries’ survey for a chance to win a set of free bestsellers

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – What can United do for you?

United for Libraries is seeking Trustees, Friends of the Library groups, Foundations, library directors, library staff, and others to complete a survey by April 30...

Apr 12: Elegida Loida García-Febo como presidenta de ALA 2018–2019

 

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CHICAGO – Loida García-Febo, Asesora internacional de bibliotecología y presidenta de International...

Apr 12: Bohyun Kim Elected 2018-19 LITA President

Bohyun Kim, Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, has been elected as the 2018-2019 president of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Kim...

Apr 12: ALA councilors elected

CHICAGO - 33 members have been elected as Councilors-at-Large on the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) for three-year terms. The terms begin at the close of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, and extend through the end of the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Philadelphia....

Apr 12: 2017 Teen Read Week™ initiative launched

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its 2017 Teen Read Week (TRW) website, www.ala.org/teenread

YALSA encourages libraries to connect...

Apr 12: Ron Chernow, Keynote Presenter at ALA Awards Ceremony at 2017 ALA Annual Conference

One of the most distinguished commentators on politics, business, and finance in the U.S. today, 2015 National Humanities Medal recipient and bestselling author Ron Chernow has been praised by the National Endowment for the Humanities for “bringing our Nation’s story to life....