Press Releases

Dec 13: All-Star cast weighs in on privacy and freedom of information in Library Technology Reports

CHICAGO—The latest issue of Library Technology Reports from ALA TechSource examines privacy and freedom of information in 21st-Century libraries. This special issue was produced in collaboration with The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom and includes contributions from Jason Griffey...

Dec 13: Grady to deliver Call-to-Action for 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration
CHICAGO – Jenifer Grady, director of the American Library Association – Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA), will be the Call-to-Action speaker at the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration, held during ALA’s 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The Celebration will be held...
Dec 13: Preservation Week comes to Midwinter

CHICAGO - Preservation Week, the national effort to increase public awareness about the importance of preserving our personal cultural heritage and the role libraries play in that effort, brings two programs to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego specifically for library staff.   Preservation...

Dec 13: 19 notable sites added to ALSC's Great Websites for Kids

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of...

Dec 10: ALA Graphics raises awareness of endangered libraries

CHICAGO—What do the giant panda, black rhino and your library have in common? They all face extinction if their existence continues to be taken for granted. To raise awareness of this, ...

Dec 10: Booklist announces prestigious 2010 Top of the List selections
CHICAGO - Booklist magazine, the review journal of the American Library Association, has announced its Top of the List winners for 2010. The eight winning titles were chosen from the annual Editors’ Choice selections as the best books and media of 2010.
 
 “What do...
Dec 09: ALA Washington Office seeks nominations for 2011 Madison awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office is calling for nominations for two awards to honor individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. 

The...

Dec 09: A game plan for winning library grants

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the publication of “Winning Library Grants: A Game Plan,” by Herbert B. Landau. Tightening budgets...

Dec 08: ALA: House must follow Senate’s lead, pass Museum and Library Services Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA) Reauthorization (S. 3984) late Tuesday night under unanimous consent, bringing the bill one step closer to reauthorization before the end of the congressional session.

Emily Sheketoff, executive director...

Dec 07: ALA TechSource to host workshop on Web analytics for librarians

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CHICAGO—ALA TechSource is offering the latest in its series of Online...

Dec 07: EBSCO awards five scholarships for librarians to attend ALA Midwinter

Applicants explained how they use technology to help in challenging times

CHICAGO - In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO awarded five librarians $1,500...

Dec 07: Advocating in a Tough Economy program at Midwinter Meeting to focus on branding, Library Snapshot Day
CHICAGO – Reserve your spot today for “Advocating in a Tough Economy: An Advocacy Institute Workshop” during the American Library Association's (ALA) 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The program will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Advanced registration is priced at...
Dec 07: Holiday shopping made easy with award-winning book lists for adult readers

CHICAGO—Need a gift for a book lover? Check out the annual lists of outstanding fiction, non-fiction, poetry, genre fiction and...

Dec 07: Socialize and network with RUSA members in San Diego

CHICAGO - Liven up your 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting experience with the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Membership Social—an opportunity to eat, drink, network and learn more about RUSA.

The social, one of many RUSA activities at the...
Dec 07: AASL launches video contest for students
CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), collaborating with SchoolTube and Cisco, announces the launch of the Learning4Life in My School Library Student Video Contest. Beginning Jan. 4, video submissions will be accepted detailing how school libraries and...
Dec 07: Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award winners announced

NEW YORK - Librarians in our nation’s 122,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans every day.  Today, 10 librarians are recognized for service to their communities, schools and campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times...

Dec 06: YALSA names 2011 William C. Morris Award shortlist
CHICAGO –The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) selected five books as finalists for the 2011 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2011 award winner at the Youth Media Awards on Jan. 10,...
Dec 06: New readers’ advisory sinks its fangs into paranormal lit

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the publication of “Fang-tastic Fiction: Twenty-First Century Paranormal Reads,” by Patricia O'Brien...

Dec 06: Easily incorporate free tech tools for teens @ your library with YALSA’s January webinar

CHICAGO — You don’t need to be a tech guru with a huge budget to successfully incorporate technology into your library’s teen services. Learn how to easily use technology at almost no cost to enhance teen library services in YALSA’s Jan. 20 webinar, Tech4U: Technology Programs for Every User,...

Dec 03: RDA print snapshot now available

CHICAGO—The American Library Association announces the publication of the full-text print version of RDA: Resource Description and Access. This snapshot serves as an offline access point to help solo and part-time catalogers evaluate...

Dec 02: New ACRL publication: Best Practices for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Best Practices for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses.” Edited by Christopher Hollister, the work is a collection of previously...

Dec 01: YALSA announces 2011 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults shortlist
CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) selected five books as finalists for the 2011 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2010. YALSA will name the...
Nov 30: AASL opens registration for its national conference
CHICAGO – Registration is now open for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 15th National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed "Turning the Page," will be held Oct. 27-30, 2011 in Minneapolis. Visit ...
Nov 30: Online resources @ your library

CHICAGO - Since the launch of the Campaign for America’s Libraries, libraries have used the @ your library brand to showcase the role they play in a digital age.

With more of its resources available online, the Abilene (Texas) Public Library decided that the library’s outreach and...

Nov 30: Gala Author Tea and Nuts & Bolts sessions among ALTAFF events at ALA Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host the popular Gala Author Tea at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.

The Gala Author Tea will feature five best-selling...

Nov 30: The newly expanded PLA Gift Shop is now open online
CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is announcing the opening of the updated PLA Gift Shop online. An assorted array of affordable new products and designs celebrate books, public libraries and PLA, the largest national association...
Nov 30: Gear up for summer reading with YALSA’s December webinar

CHICAGO — The days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are dropping, but you’ve got summer reading on your mind —summer reading programs, that is. Librarians looking for guidance as they begin their annual summer reading program planning process won’t want to miss YALSA’s Dec. 16 webinar,...

Nov 30: YALSA seeks member editor for research journal

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking a member editor for its open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults...

Nov 30: A tutorial for marketing academic libraries

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, is making available “Marketing Academic Libraries eCourse.” Adapted from the bestselling ALA Editions book by...

Nov 29: Connect with EMIERT at Midwinter
CHICAGO – The Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table of the American Library Association (EMIERT) will be hosting a Membership Tea during the ALA 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.
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