Press Releases

Apr 14: Sheehan appointed RBM editor

CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has named Jennifer K. Sheehan as the next editor of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage (RBM). Sheehan is currently a member of the RBM...

Apr 14: A guide to biographies to read aloud with kids

CHICAGO — The right biography can be as enthralling as any work of fiction, blending facts with gripping storytelling. “Biographies to Read Aloud with Kids: From Alvin Ailey to...

Apr 14: PLA receives IMLS Grant to continue leadership program for public librarians

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA), in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), has just been awarded a 2014 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the project, “...

Apr 11: A LITA guide to responsive Web design

CHICAGO — Tablets, desktops, smartphones, laptops, minis: we live in a world of screens, all of different sizes. Library websites need to work on all of them, but maintaining separate sites or content management systems is resource intensive and still unlikely to address all the variations. By...

Apr 11: Nawar wins United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has awarded the 2014 United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant to Essraa Nawar of Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University, Orange, Calif.

Nawar will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2014 ALA Annual Conference...

Apr 11: Privacy All Year Round: Choose Privacy Week, May 1 – 7, 2014

CHICAGO – Each year on May 1, librarians, library users and privacy advocates come together to observe Choose Privacy Week - an annual event promoting the importance of individual privacy rights.  But protecting and promoting privacy in libraries and in patrons’ lives shouldn't be a one-off...

Apr 10: ALA to participate in IMLS hearing on libraries and broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 9:30–11:30 a.m., leaders from the American Library Association (ALA) will participate in “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” a...

Apr 09: ALA unveils shortlist for 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The medals are awarded for the best fiction and nonfiction books written for adults in the previous year and published in...

Apr 09: LLAMA webinar explores new digital media commons

CHICAGO The age of the digital media commons has arrived, leaving in its wake yesterday’s traditional academic library.   But how do library planners begin to make this dramatic transition?   The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “A New Digital Media...

Apr 08: National Library Week, April 13-19, celebrates the role of libraries

CHICAGO – Libraries across the country are continually changing to adapt to the evolving needs and expectations of the communities they serve.

Communities nationwide will celebrate the contributions of libraries and library workers during National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014. This...

Apr 08: New ALSC white paper: 'The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children’

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of a new white paper, “The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children” written for ALSC by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, PhD, and adopted by the ALSC Board of Directors on April...

Apr 08: National IMLS research summit focuses on school librarians and student achievement

CHICAGO – Fifty research scholars from across the nation will gather in Chicago to participate in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) research summit. Focused on setting an agenda for future school library research, the “Causality...

Apr 08: New date and format for Michael L. Printz Program and Reception

CHICAGO — Booklist Publications and The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), are proud to announce a new date and format for the Michael L. Printz Program and Reception to be held June 26–July 1, 2014 during ALA’s Annual...

Apr 08: RUSA announces President's Program at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO —  RUSA's President's Program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas - Our Values, Ourselves: Examining Our Values and What Others Value about Us - will bring together a multitude of leaders within the library Industry for a comprehensive...

Apr 08: Dr. Kylie Peppler of the Learning Research Network to speak at ASCLA's President's Program

CHICAGO — ASCLA's President's Program at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas offers a glimpse into an exciting educational approach that is attracting more attention from educators, librarians, foundations and governments.

"Connected...

Apr 08: Still time to plan to celebrate Preservation Week

CHICAGO — Preservation Week, a presentation of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will be held April 27–May 3, 2014. Two free webinars will offered during that week: on April 29 affordable ways to preserve...

Apr 08: Dr. Beth M. Paskoff wins Beta Phi Mu Award

CHICAGO – Dr. Beth M. Paskoff, director, Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science, Baton Rouge, La., is the 2014 recipient of the Beta Phi Mu Award. This award is given annually to a library school faculty member or to an individual for distinguished service to...

Apr 08: ALA President Barbara Stripling’s free webinar series continues with 'Literacy Innovations'

CHICAGO ALA President Barbara Stripling’s “Libraries Change Lives” monthly webinar series continues with “Literacy Innovations in Libraries.” This free webinar will focus on methods, techniques and ideas to help keep libraries of all types on the forefront of innovative...

Apr 08: 2014 Carnegie-Whitney Grant Award winners

CHICAGO — The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. ...

Apr 08: Word-of-mouth marketing

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop,Word-of-Mouth Marketing: The Most Powerful Marketing Strategy and You Can Afford It! with Peggy Barber. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take...

Apr 08: Ask an RDA expert: Bibliographic description

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Ask an RDA Expert: Bibliographic Description with Adam Baron, May Chan and Marcia Salmon. This workshop is formatted as an open forum that will last three hours and take...

Apr 08: Dr. Sylvia Vardell receives 2014 ALA Scholastic Library Publishing Award

CHICAGO – Dr. Sylvia Vardell, professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University, has been selected to receive the 2014 American Library Association Scholastic Library Publishing Award.  This special recognition is given annually to a librarian whose “unusual...

Apr 08: Laurie R. King among authors at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

PHILADELPHIA — Laurie R. King, Jean Kwok, James Rollins and Heather Gudenkauf will be among the featured authors at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  

Authors will discuss their...

Apr 08: Applications for Citizens-Save-Libraries grants due May 5

PHILADELPHIA — Applications for cycle two of the Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries, made possible by a grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation, are due May 5.

The 10 libraries that are selected will receive two days of onsite consultation by advocacy experts, who...

Apr 07: The one-shot library instruction survival guide

CHICAGO — Faced with planning a one-shot library instruction session, librarians can feel hard-pressed to squeeze in all their library has to offer along with tips on the research process. Authentic learning with student interaction may seem unattainable in only an hour. But it’s not. As “...

Apr 07: Fundamentals for the academic liaison

CHICAGO — The changing higher education environment requires a new kind of relationship among faculty, academic liaisons and students. Written in a straightforward way that lends itself to easy application, “Fundamentals for the Academic...

Apr 07: Free recordings of popular sessions from 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO – Recordings of a select group of sessions from 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting are being made freely available to allow ALA members and others to enjoy, learn, discover or revisit speakers and other events from the Philadelphia meeting. No login is required to...

Apr 07: ACRL-CHOICE spring/summer 2014 webinar program

Middletown, Conn.The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)-CHOICE webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers and other experts who serve their market is back with an exciting new roster of topics...

Apr 07: ALA calls for FCC to use $2 billion for e-rate demonstration projects, funding internal connections

Today the American Library Association (ALA) called on (PDF) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy newly identified E-rate program funding to boost library broadband access...

Apr 07: Community and family focused agencies selected to receive Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

CHICAGO – Tubman in Minneapolis, Hope House in Washington, D.C. and Abode Services in Fremont, Calif. have been selected to receive the 2014 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Awarded each spring by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee, the grant program donates books...

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