Press Releases

Feb 08: New iteration:—Engaging Teens with Digital Media: Creating Stories and Games eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Engaging Teens with Digital Media: Creating Stories and Games. Kelly Czarnecki will...

Feb 07: ASCLA Mentoring Program Now Accepting Applications

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is pleased to announce the launch of its first annual mentoring program.

This full year program is designed to provide knowledge, insight and training on advocacy for specific specialized areas of...

Feb 06: K-8 school libraries invited to apply for ALA’s 2018 Sara Jaffarian Award

CHICAGO — School libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.

Nominations for the 2018 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program...

Feb 06: AASL Celebrates 2018 School Library Month with Spokesperson Jason Reynolds

CHICAGO – Jason Reynolds, author of “Ghost,” “Patina,” “Long Way Down,” and “Miles Morales: Spider-Man,” will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2018 celebration of School Library Month (SLM). Observed in April and sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), School...

Feb 06: ‘Spotlight on Book Clubs’ at Midwinter to highlight book club picks

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – Attendees of the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver are invited to attend the “Spotlight on Book Clubs” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Colorado Convention Center Exhibit Hall.

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Feb 06: Choice publishes white paper on new directions for institutional repositories

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Choice is pleased to announce the publication of the first in a series of occasional white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community. This first paper, “...

Feb 06: Leaders of Change Share a Vision for the Future at Midwinter Diversity & Equity Session

Elizabeth Martinez and Binnie Tate Wilkin, two of the profession’s leading advocates for equitable library services, will lead the “Libraries Transform – Diversity & Equity” plenary session, Sunday morning February 11th from 8:30 – 10:00 am, at the Colorado Convention Center, Room...

Feb 06: YALSA seeks new editor for research journal, JRLYA

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) seeks a new member editor for its research journal, The Journal of Research on Libraries...

Feb 06: Content experts sought for YALSA’s teen programming database

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking up to fifteen members to volunteer their time as teen programming Content Experts, especially those with expertise in STEAM, school libraries, ESL...

Feb 06: Sparking Change - Across the Curriculum and Campus - Focus of Midwinter Education Innovation Session

Curriculum and campus innovators will lead the “Libraries Transform – Education Innovation” plenary session, Saturday morning February 10th from 8:30 – 10:00 am, at the Colorado Convention Center, Room 405/407. Part of the ...

Feb 06: Smart Cities, Creative Spaces the Focus for Midwinter Civic Innovation Session

Smart cities and creative spaces will be the focus of the “Libraries Transform – Civic Innovation” plenary session, Monday morning February 12th from  8:30 – 10:00 am, at...

Feb 05: PLA releases 2017 Year in Review

CHICAGO – Last week the Public Library Association (PLA) released its 2017 Year in Review, an annual report highlighting the association’s work in 2017. Featuring numerous images from PLA'...

Feb 05: Understanding Accessibility Challenges for Patrons

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is excited to announce the update of 15 Library Accessibility Toolkits to help better serve patrons. These toolkits were developed...

Feb 02: Tickets available for 2018 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Naomi Shihab Nye

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), Western Washington University, and the Whatcom County Library System announced that tickets for the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Naomi Shihab Nye are now available.

The lecture, titled "REFRESHMENTS WILL...

Feb 02: Lisa Kranz wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Lisa Kranz has won a free year of AASL membership. Kranz's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Gail Salameh to AASL, Kranz has also...

Feb 01: eForum: Assessing Electronic Reference Services

CHICAGO - Have you been wondering if your users are aware of your chat service? Or maybe how your students are using your research guides or your online FAQ? Do you need a little inspiration or advice on how to find out? If so, this Assessing Electronic Reference Services eForum is for you! ...

Feb 01: Brickey wins 2018 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Morgan Brickey, Community Outreach & Programing Librarian at the Arlington (Texas) Public Library the 2018 ...

Feb 01: Anderson and Phillips win 2018 Frances Henne Grant

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2018 Frances Henne Research Grant to Amelia Anderson and Abigail Phillips. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for their research project, “Youth...

Feb 01: Kitchens and Townsend win 2018 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has selected Savannah Kitchens, Director at the Chilton/Clanton (Alabama) Public Library and Sarah Townsend, Assistant Director of Libraries at the Suffolk (Virginia) Public...

Jan 31: DC Public Library, Public Library Association announce Memory Lab Network Grant recipients

Federal Grant Supports Digital Preservation Programs at Libraries

(Washington, D.C.) - People and families in seven communities moved one step closer to being able to digitize and preserve video tapes, photographs and other family keepsakes at their library....

Jan 31: ALCTS appoints ALA representatives to NARDAC

CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has appointed Kathy Glennan, head of Original and Special Collections Cataloging, University of Maryland Libraries, and Dominique Bourassa, catalog librarian, Yale University, as ALA...

Jan 31: How libraries can promote individual and community health

CHICAGO — Though today’s consumers have unprecedented access to health information, its quality and veracity varies widely. Public libraries can play an important role in supporting library users in their health information seeking efforts. In “...

Jan 30: Northern California & Nevada Medical Library Group sponsors Spectrum Scholarship

CHICAGO — The Northern California & Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG) has announced it will sponsor a 2018-2019 Spectrum Scholarship to support a student from California or Nevada who is interested in a career in health sciences librarianship.

“The ALA Spectrum Scholarship allowed...

Jan 30: ALA to support multicultural literature for youth with enhanced 2019 Youth Media Awards

CHICAGO - Librarians and library staff work to transform lives by connecting youth with materials that celebrate diversity, abolish cultural invisibility, and foster understanding.  The American Library Association (ALA) and its professional affiliates will highlight the best of the best in...

Jan 30: Deadline extended: ALA Trustee Citation nominations due March 1

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting nominations for the ALA Trustee Citation through March 1, 2018.

The ALA Trustee Citation, estab­lished in 1941 to recognize public li­brary Trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the best contributions...

Jan 30: HARRASSOWITZ award to Lauren Corbett

CHICAGO—The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Lauren Corbett, Director, Resource Services at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library, to receive the 2018...

Jan 30: Ross Atkinson award given to Mary Case

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Mary Case, university librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as the 2018 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a...

Jan 30: Tim Wu to share Big Ideas at PLA 2018 Conference

CHICAGO -- Author, policy advocate, and director of Columbia University's Poliak Center for the Study of First Amendment Issues Tim Wu has been added to the slate of speakers at the PLA 2018 Conference, the Public Library Association...

Jan 30: Four libraries win YALSA’s Symposium Programming Contest

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected four winners for its 2017 Symposium Programming Contest.

The four winners are: