Press Releases

Jun 15: A splendid array of new books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Annual

Longer hours and easy access near the onsite Registration area make it convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and...

Jun 14: New ALCTS Web Course Explores Fundamentals of Metadata

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the release of a new web course on the introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata. This six-week course was developed and will be instructed by Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata...

Jun 14: ALA awards 2017-2018 Spectrum Scholarships

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services awards 2017-2018 Spectrum Scholarships to 60 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies.  Since 1997, the ALA has awarded more...

Jun 14: Library Systems & Services supports LITA Spectrum Scholarship for future library leader

CHICAGO, June 12, 2017 - Library Systems & Services (LS&S) has increased its sponsorship level of the 2017-2018 LITA Spectrum Scholarship in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Spectrum Scholarship Program of the...

Jun 14: Millar’s updated text on archival principles and practices

CHICAGO — Written in clear language with lively examples, the new second edition of Laura A. Millar’s “Archives, Second Edition: Principles and Practices,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, introduces core...

Jun 13: ALCTS Publishing Releases Sudden Selector’s Guide on Government Publications

CHICAGO— ALCTS Publishing has released its latest publication from the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications. Authored by Alexandra Simons...

Jun 13: Public Library Association hosts Washington, D.C. kickoff event for inclusive summer internship program

CHICAGO — A group of high-school-aged interns and their library mentors will travel to Washington, D.C. this month for the Inclusive Internship Initiative kickoff event. This initiative, which seeks to introduce young people from diverse backgrounds to careers in librarianship, is administered...

Jun 13: Preconferences at AASL National Conference offer first look at new school library standards

CHICAGO – Before the conference officially starts, attendees of the AASL National Conference & Exhibition have the opportunity to delve into the new “National School Library Standards” by attending their choice of three standards-dedicated preconferences. The conference,...

Jun 13: AASL National Conference tours showcase unique Phoenix schools

CHICAGO – School tours planned during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition will showcase unique school library programs in the Phoenix area. Tours to these educational facilities will take place prior the opening of the...

Jun 13: Rural, small, and tribal libraries invited to apply for college and career readiness project

CHICAGO -- Rural, small, and tribal libraries can apply now through September 1, 2017 for the second cohort of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and Association of Rural and...

Jun 13: Recipients of 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

A total of 50 recipients will be...

Jun 13: Chicago Public Library and Museum of Science and Industry present a STEAM-inspired approach to summer learning

CHICAGO — Summer reading for children is a long standing and cherished tradition in public libraries across America, but today’s kids need to master new skills and competencies. Today’s summer programming needs to move beyond reading to engage children with hands-on activities...

Jun 13: United for Libraries to host ‘Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations’ at ALA Annual Conference

Bryn Mawr, PENNSYLVANIA -- United for Libraries will host “Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations” on Saturday, June 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at McCormick Place West, W181a, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Board development is a key factor...

Jun 13: United for Libraries to dedicate the Lotos Club a Literary Landmark

New York – United for Libraries, in partnership with the Empire State Center for the Book, will designate the Lotos Club in New York City as a Literary Landmark at a reception at the club on Wednesday, June 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The Lotos Club, founded March 15, 1870, is one of the...

Jun 13: Celeste Ng among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Celeste Ng, author of the bestselling “Everything I Never Told You,” will join Jonathan Safran Foer, Allison Pataki, Elly Griffiths, Brianna Wolfson...

Jun 12: Inclusive Internship Initiative to launch at Library of Congress
Washington, D.C. - This summer 50 teens from diverse backgrounds and from 25 states will participate in the first-ever national Inclusive Internship Initiative...
Jun 12: Celebrate Outreach at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Every day, libraries across the country deliver vital library services across the communities they serve. To showcase the work outreach library professionals do on a daily basis, the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services and the Association of Bookmobile and...

Jun 12: Participate now in YALSA’s Summer Learning Programs Contest

CHICAGO — Individuals with innovative summer learning program ideas are invited to submit it now through July 15, 2017 to the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Teen Programming HQ...

Jun 12: Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund winner announced

CHICAGO — Sara Zettervall is the 2017 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund."


An award of $1,000 is given to an ALA member to attend their first international...

Jun 12: Amed Demirhan receives 2017 John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award

CHICAGO — Amed Demirhan has been named the 2017 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee’s John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award, given to a librarian or...

Jun 12: New Session: How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place...

Jun 12: The silence of the archive

CHICAGO — “The Silence of the Archive,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides a groundbreaking discussion of a major but little considered issue: Why do archives, sometimes seen as the repositories of truth, often...

Jun 08: Public Libraries Magazine announces 2017 Feature Article Contest winners

CHICAGO -- Public Libraries, the official magazine of the Public Library Association, has announced the winners of its 2017 Feature Article Contest

First prize of $500 was...

Jun 08: New Session: Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This workshop will consist of two 60-minute sessions and...

Jun 08: New eCourse: Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. Tabatha Farney will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on...

Jun 07: Pilot Mountain Elementary School wins ALA school library award for program about cultural and historic preservation

CHICAGO — Pilot Mountain Elementary School, a public school in Pilot Mountain, N.C., has been recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for Everybody Has a Story, a library program that taught third-graders about cultural and historic preservation both locally and globally....

Jun 07: ALA awards 2017 Diversity Research Grants

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has announced the recipients of the Diversity Research Grant for 2017-2018.

The grants consist of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. Recipients will conduct...

Jun 07: United for Libraries to present author of inaugural Book Club Central selection at “Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community”

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community,” featuring the author of the inaugural Book Club...