Press Releases

Jun 07: ALA Annual Conference panel highlights partnerships to extend school library support

CHICAGO – Every school library advocate has a unique story to share about how they developed and grew partnerships. A special panel during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago will bring together three library professionals to discuss the partnerships they formed to extend the base of...

Jun 07: LLAMA Webinar: 'Leading with Emotional Intelligence'

CHICAGO — The term emotional intelligence has been written about so much over the years that you might start to wonder if it’s a passing fad.   However, when it comes to managing people, as individuals or as members of an entire organization, it remains one of the most...

Jun 07: 2017 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair to celebrate inclusive outreach, diversity-in-action ideas

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has selected 33 presentations for the 2017 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 – 5 p .m. on Saturday, June 24 in the Special Events area in the Exhibits Hall at McCormick during ALA’s...

Jun 07: Step-by-step guidance on migrating library data

CHICAGO — Most librarians and staff participate in at least one data migration during their careers. And since the new systems inevitably work differently than the old ones and require different data to function, it’s always a challenge to plan smooth migrations that position...

Jun 06: ACRL-Choice webinar program features hot content for summer 2017

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 hour-long interactive...

Jun 06: PR Sunday Spotlight to focus on public relations and marketing sessions at ALA Annual

CHICAGO – New to this year’s ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition is the PR Sunday Spotlight on June 25, which will showcase innovative library public relations programming and events. This new series will give library communications and marketing staff the opportunity to attend...

Jun 05: Stephie Luyt wins a year of free AASL membership

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

Jun 05: A manual for creating and sharing online library instruction

CHICAGO — Designed to be reused and shared, learning objects are digital content and assessments centered on student learning outcomes. The promise of sharing online instruction across libraries, campuses, or a consortium holds time-saving appeal. An easy to follow tutorial for creating...

Jun 05: New School Library Research examines preparation for online learning

CHICAGO – A new article exploring how school library professionals are trained to deliver online learning is now available in volume 20 of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, ...

Jun 05: Nominate a librarian for 2017 I Love My Librarian Award

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award, which recognizes the public service contributions that librarians make in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. The national award...

Jun 01: 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants announced

CHICAGO – The W.R. Saffold Community Resource Center in Britton’s Neck, S.C., the Mayaguez Children’s Library in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and the Lawrence Memorial Library in Windsor, N.C. have been selected to receive books as part of the 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Donation...

Jun 01: AASL National Conference tours showcase Phoenix’s architecture, geography and culture

CHICAGO – Four tours will showcase Phoenix’s unique architecture, geography and culture ahead of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition this Nov. 9-11. Attendees arriving prior to the official start of conference festivities will...

Jun 01: Kathi Kromer new head of ALA Washington Office

CHICAGO - After a nationwide search for the American Library Association’s (ALA) new Associate Executive Director (AED), Washington, D.C. Office, ALA has announced the appointment of Kathi Kromer to the role.   Kromer will join the ALA Washington Office team on Monday, June 5,...

Jun 01: LITA AvramCamp, an ALA Annual Precon
Chicago -- Going to ALA Annual in Chicago? Don’t miss a unique and exciting full day of engagement by attending the LITA AvramCamp, a AdaCamp-inspired event....
Jun 01: RUSA Summer Online Learning Opportunities

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA, is pleased to announce summer 2017 online learning opportunities:

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May 31: Alistair Black and Henry Gabb Win the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
CHICAGO — Alistair Black and Henry Gabb have been named the 2017 winners of the Library Research Round Table (LRRT) Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research for “The Value Proposition of the Corporate Library, Past and Present” (published 2016 in ...
May 31: United for Libraries, RUSA, and Chapter Relations to host ‘Crisis Communication: Who Speaks for Your Library?’

Bryn Mawr, PENNSYLVANIA -- United for Libraries, RUSA, and ALA Chapter Relations will host a joint discussion group on “Crisis Communication: Who Speaks for Your Library?" at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at McCormick Place West, W194b.

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May 31: Registration now open for the 2017 Sharjah International Book Fair(SIBF)/American Library Association (ALA) Library Conference

Registration is open for the 2017 Sharjah International Book Fair(SIBF)/American Library Association (ALA) Library Conference at https://www.sibfala.com/registration/. The Library Conference is at the heart of an ongoing collaboration between...

May 30: Quick, low-cost ways to make big changes? Absolutely.

CHICAGO — Tactical urbanism, a global grassroots movement to improve cities by and for the people who live in them, has applications that are tailor made for libraries. Tactics like “start small,” “value intangibles,” and “bundle pragmatics with delight...

May 26: Chelcie Juliet Rowell appointed new ALCTS News Editor

CHICAGO — The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has approved the appointment of Chelcie Juliet Rowell as the new editor of ALCTS News, a continuously updated online publication with the...

May 26: New Workshop—Fake News, Real Concerns: Developing Information Literate Students

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Fake News, Real Concerns: Developing Information Literate Students with Donald Barclay. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place ...

May 26: June webinar features lessons learned from early adopters of PLA performance measurement program

CHICAGO – Through a panel-style webinar next month, the Public Library Association’s (PLA) will provide an overview of the Association's performance-measurement program for public libraries, ...

May 26: New Workshop: How to Transform Your Library on a Shoestring Budget

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Transform Your Library on a Shoestring Budget with Julia Merritt, Wendy Hicks, and Krista Robinson. This workshop will last 90 minutes...

May 25: Explore assessment, managing change, fighting fake news with the Framework, more in summer 2017 ACRL webcasts

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a variety of webcasts this summer to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. These interactive webcasts last 60-90 minutes and take place in an interactive online classroom; group discounts are available. Full...

May 25: Lisa Rice, Library Director at the Warren County Public Library, Wins 2017 Sullivan Award

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children has been awarded to Lisa Rice, Library Director, Warren County Public Library, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  The Sullivan Award is...

May 25: Muncie Public Library Wins 2017 ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award

CHICAGO — The Muncie Public Library (MPL) in Muncie, Indiana has been selected to receive the 2017 Library of the Future Award, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and Information Today Inc. publishing company. The library was selected for its innovative “Digital...

May 25: Spotlight on Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee (RNTLOAK) and the American Indian Library Association (AILA) will be hosting two presentations during its Spotlight on Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries: From Fresno to Alaska...