Press Releases

Jul 13: Exploring diverse cultures with tweens and teens
CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Multicultural Programs for Tweens and...
Jul 13: A guide to RDA basics
CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Introducing RDA: A Guide...
Jul 13: CALA supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $6,500. In recognition of this gift, the ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program has named Christopher Kyauk as the 2010 CALA Spectrum Scholar. Kyauk...

Jul 12: 2010 PLDS Report highlights key financial statistics

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association’s (PLA) 2010 Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report is now available for purchase. The report presents timely and topical data to assist public library administrators in making informed management decisions. Published annually since 1988,...

Jul 12: Audio books, how to find a federal job, history of TV news and tips on becoming a chef featured on @ your library website

CHICAGO -  Contributor Emma Walton Hamilton’s article on how audio books are hotter than ever and now is the time to ‘get caught’ listening is featured on www.atyourlibrary.org this week. The website provides information...

Jul 12: REFORMA supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $10,000. In recognition of this gift, the ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program has...

Jul 12: ACRL funds 2010 Spectrum Scholar JaTara Barnes
CHICAGO – As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in librarianship, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is supporting JaTara Barnes as its 2010-2011 Spectrum Scholar. Barnes will attend the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.
 
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Jul 12: PLA offers free online library advocacy training

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) is now offering Turning the Page Online, an interactive advocacy training course, free of charge to all ALA members.

In June 2007, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded PLA a $7.7 million grant to develop and provide a...

Jul 09: "STATE your question" @ your library

CHICAGO – Got a question? The Milner Library at Illinois State University wants students to know that the place to go to "STATE your question" is @ your library.

When Illinois State University decided to change its slogan to STATE your passion, many of the university’s colleges,...

Jul 08: Enroll your library in the new, improved WrestleMania 27 Reading Challenge

ATLANTA, Ga. – YALSA and World Wrestling Entertainment announced plans for the WrestleMania 27 Reading Challenge, which will take place in the United States and Canada from October 17-23, 2010, with corporate support from Mattel,...

Jul 08: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson to headline Morris luncheon at 2010 Young Adult Literature Symposium

CHICAGO —Coretta Scott King Award–winning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson will be the keynote speaker at the Bill Morris Memorial Author Luncheon at the 2010 Young Adult Literature Symposium in Albuquerque, N.M., Nov. 5-7.

The symposium is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services...

Jul 08: University of Michigan librarians host dinner for Spectrum Scholars

CHICAGO—Librarians at the University of Michigan Library raised over $1,000 for the Spectrum Presidential Initiative through a recent dinner for Spectrum Scholars.The dinner was organized and sponsored by Karen Downing, Helen Look, Martin Knott, Sue Wortman, and Shevon Desai, with venue space...

Jul 08: iSchool at Drexel and Drexel University Libraries support Spectrum Presidential Initiative
CHICAGO— The iSchool at Drexel and Drexel University Libraries have raised more than $1,600 for the Spectrum Presidential Initiative through a recent dinner for Spectrum Scholars. More than two dozen Drexel students, faculty, alumni and members of the Philadelphia community gathered on June 10...
Jul 06: Web-based instruction for libraries
CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Web-Based Instruction: A...
Jul 06: PR Forum slides are now available

CHICAGO – Unable to attend this year’s PR Forum with Stephen Abram? Librarians interested in learning more about how to market and promote their libraries using new technologies can access Abram’s presentation, given at this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in...

Jul 02: Myers accepts 2010 Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that Megan Myers, of Crozet, Va., has received the 2010 Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship.

The $1,500 scholarship was established through a generous donation by Marks’ husband, Charles L. Garris, and is sponsored by...
Jul 01: YALSA’s journal wins third APEX Award in a row

 

CHICAGO — For the third year in the row, Communications Concepts has chosen Young Adult Library Services (YALS), the quarterly journal of the...
Jul 01: Simmons College supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—The Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science has raised more than $1,000 for the Spectrum Presidential Initiative through a recent dinner for Spectrum Scholars. Dr. Em Claire Knowles, assistant dean for student services, and...

Jun 30: COA announces accreditation actions

 CHICAGO —The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced accreditation actions taken at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs:
  • Master...
Jun 30: Roberta Stevens inaugurated 2010 ALA president

CHICAGO – Today, Roberta Stevens, outreach projects and partnerships officer at the Library of Congress and National Book Festival project manager, began her term as 2010-2011 president of the American Library Association (ALA).

As ALA president, Stevens is the chief elected officer...

Jun 29: Hoan-Vu Do named YALSA’s 2010 Spectrum Scholar

 CHICAGO — As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in the profession, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) chose Hoan-Vu Do as its 2010-2011 Spectrum Scholar. Do...

Jun 29: Arne Duncan holds dialogue with AASL leaders

CHICAGO – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had an informal meeting with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board of Directors, newly elected board members and elected leaders from AASL-affiliated state school library organizations on Monday, June 28 during the ALA 2010...

Jun 29: Capitol Hill rally, meeting with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Frontline Advocacy highlight Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. - Librarians and their supporters spoke loudly and clearly about the value of libraries during the American Library Association (ALA) 2010 Annual Conference, held in Washington, D.C. from June 24-29.

As part of Library Advocacy Day Tuesday, 1,600 librarians and an...

Jun 28: ALA GLBTRT 40th anniversary recognized in U.S. House resolution

WASHINGTON – The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) was recognized by a resolution of the United States House of Representatives, congratulating it on its 40th anniversary.

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Jun 27: The Library History Round Table Announces 2010 Award Recipients

 

Washington, D.C. - The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has named the 2010 winners of the Justin Winsor Prize Essay Award, the Donald G. Davis Article Award and the Eliza Atkins Gleason Book...
Jun 23: ProQuest Establishes Ron Clowney Spectrum Scholarship

CHICAGO—ProQuest, a long-time supporter of the Spectrum Scholarship Program, has announced the establishment of a Spectrum Scholarship to honor the life of Ron Clowney.   Clowney, vice president of US Higher Education & Government Sales at ProQuest, passed away in May 2010.  His colleagues...

Jun 23: ALA awards 2010 Diversity Research Grants

 

The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity has announced the recipients of the Diversity Research Grants for 2010.
 
The grants consist of a one-time $2,000 award for original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at the ALA Annual...
Jun 23: Kemp receives prestigious RUSA History Section award for excellence in historical reference

CHICAGO—Thomas Jay Kemp, director of genealogy products for NewsBank, is the 2010 recipient of the Genealogical Publishing Company Award— a citation and $1,500 cash prize to a librarian, library or publisher who is a RUSA member and has demonstrated professional achievement in historical...

Jun 22: ALA JobLIST Placement Center to host free webinar on finding and keeping library jobs

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement Center is launching a free webinar from 1-2 p.m. EDT on June 29. The webinar will explore resources for professional development, job searching and networking.  To register, go to...

Jun 22: Advance ordering available for AASL's planning guide and rubric

CHICAGO – The newest tool from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), "A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners," is now available for advance ordering. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/planningguide.

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