Press Releases

Dec 02: Ten librarians across the country honored for outstanding public service accomplishments

2014 winners announced for the prestigious Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK — Today, 10 librarians were honored with this year’s Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian...

Dec 01: Lansing, Mich. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Cherry Hamrick receives Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Cherry Hamrick, library director of the Delta Township District Library in Lansing, Mich., will receive the Carnegie...

Dec 01: Richmond, Ind. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Frances Yates named recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Frances Yates, director of the library at Indiana University East in Richmond, Ind, will...

Dec 01: Waterville, Maine librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Sarah A. Sugden named recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Sarah A. Sugden, director of the Waterville (Maine) Public Library will receive the Carnegie Corporation...

Dec 01: Staten Island, N.Y. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Ciro Scardina named recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Ciro Scardina, library media specialist at P.S. 18 School Library in Staten Island, N.Y.,...

Dec 01: Cleveland librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Kevin M. Ray recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK — Today, Kevin M. Ray, children’s librarian with Cleveland Public Library will receive the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York...

Dec 01: Middletown, Del. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Christine Payne recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Christine Payne, librarian at Appoquinimink High School library in Middletown, Del., will receive the Carnegie...

Dec 01: Santa Ana, Calif. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

David Lopez recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, David Lopez, librarian at the Santa Ana (Calif.) Public Library, will receive the Carnegie Corporation of New York/...

Dec 01: Roanoke, Va. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Lynn Hancock Hurt recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Lynn Hancock Hurt, coordinator of Library Services for Brown Library at Virginia Western Community College,...

Dec 01: Frankfort, Ky. librarian selected for prestigious national public service honor

Jessica Elaine Holmes recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK — Today, Jessica Elaine Holmes, librarian at Westridge Elementary School Library Media Center in...

Dec 01: Oakland, Calif. librarian receives prestigious national public service honor

Michael Beller receives Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK — Today, Michael Beller, head of reference and access services librarian at F.W. Olin Library, Mills College in Oakland, Calif., will receive...

Dec 01: Metaliteracy: Reinventing information literacy to empower learners

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners. Trudi Jacobson and Thomas Mackey will serve as the instructors for a four-...

Dec 01: Teaching information literacy to college students

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse Teaching Information Literacy to College Students. Joanna M. Burkhardt will serve as the instructor for a three-week facilitated...

Dec 01: Putting the 'pop' in information literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a five-week facilitated eCourse starting...

Dec 01: Copyright for teachers and librarians

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Copyright for Teachers and Librarians. Rebecca P. Butler will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting...

Nov 26: ALA President Courtney Young releases statement regarding Handler remarks

CHICAGO — On Wednesday, Nov. 19,  author Daniel Handler served as the host of the 2014 National Book Awards. Known for his quick wit and bold presentations, Handler pushed the envelope too far. Shortly after the announcement of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature to author...

Nov 25: LLAMA webinar explores appreciative strategic planning

CHICAGO If your library is considering reinventing itself and is searching for an effective process of self-discovery, then “Appreciative Inquiry” may be just what you need. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Designing Our Future:...

Nov 25: United for Libraries designates Literary Landmark™ for Stetson Kennedy

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries, in partnership with St. Johns County (Florida) and the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, designated the Stetson Kennedy home and museum in  Beluthahatchee Park a Literary Landmark™ during a celebration on Nov. 16.

The dedication was...

Nov 25: GLBTRT selects John “Mack” Freeman as 2015 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) has selected John “Mack” Freeman, marketing and programming coordinator at West Georgia Regional Library, as its representative in the 2015 Emerging Leader program.  In his position at WGRL, he is considered “a 'Mack...

Nov 25: Applications open for 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

CHICAGO — Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Awarded by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee, the grant program...

Nov 25: Thirty-two public librarians chosen to attend PLA Leadership Academy

CHICAGO – Following the review of more than 115 applications, members of the Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Development Committee chose 32 exceptional PLA Leadership Fellows to attend the upcoming PLA Leadership Academy:...

Nov 24: PLA sponsors Emerging Leaders Anna Coats and Carmen Sanchez

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to sponsor Anna Coats and Carmen Sanchez as its representatives for the 2015 ALA Emerging Leaders program.

“PLA is focused on helping develop the next generation of public library leaders and is very pleased to support the Emerging...

Nov 24: YALSA announces Johana Orellana as its 2015 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is pleased to announce that Johana Orellana is YALSA’s 2015 Emerging Leader. Orellana will receive funding to attend the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference in 2015.

YALSA’s participation in...

Nov 24: Call for AASL standards and guidelines editorial board members

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks a dynamic group of school librarians to serve on an editorial board responsible for the evaluation and revision of the association’s learning standards and program guidelines. Members of all facets and levels of the profession...

Nov 21: ALSC announces new Graphic Novels Reading Lists

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released three new Graphic Novel Reading Lists intended for children from kindergarten through 8th grade.   

Three Graphic Novel Reading Lists are available for...

Nov 21: Seventeen AASL members counted among Lilead Fellows

CHICAGO – The Lilead Project recently announced the participating fellows in its 2015-2016 Lilead Fellows Program. Seventeen members of the American Association of School Librarian (AASL) were included in the list of 25 participants.

The Lilead Fellows Program is an advanced and intensive...

Nov 21: First Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conference draws more than 600 participants from 20 countries

CHICAGO -- The ALA’s largest ever international professional development event wrapped up November 13 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where more than 600 librarians gathered on-site at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) for the first two-day SIBF/ALA Library Conference. Librarians...

Nov 21: Hackforge’s Mita Williams on new spaces at Masters Session, 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO – Some of our oldest public libraries were born out of mechanics institutes, and many of our newest public libraries feature makerspaces. A lengthy continuum of organizations now seems to share many similarities with today’s libraries. In her ALA Masters Session, “Mechanic Institutes,...

Nov 21: A guide to using ACRLMetrics and PLAmetrics

CHICAGO — Both the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Public Library Association (PLA) provide important data services. For library managers and administrators, the key to the data’s usefulness is knowing how to extract and apply the most relevant information to...

Nov 20: ALA welcomes Simon & Schuster change to Buy It Now program

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) and its Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) today welcomes Simon & Schuster’s announcement that it will allow libraries to opt into the “Buy It Now” program. The publisher began offering all of its ebook titles for library lending...

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